| Dec 3, 2013
| 8:58 AM
NEW YORK -- At the start of Monday night's IFP Gotham Independent Awards, host Nick Kroll made an inside "Inside Llewyn Davis" joke. "A common theme in this year's movies," the comedian said, "are the horrors we inflict upon one another -- slavery, war,...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 4:47 PM
The future of the soda industry may end up looking a lot like a science-fiction movie. It will involve the loss of real ingredients and the creation of virtual substances meant to manipulate and trick the mind.
PepsiCo is working with Senomyx, a...
| Dec 10, 2013
Bloomberg LP finds itself in a struggle to define the proper role of the news division in the financial colossus, which makes most of its money by renting terminals to portfolio managers, traders and analysts that give them access to real-time market...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 6:37 PM
NEW YORK – With violent crime at historic lows but rents and homelessness at record highs, New Yorkers elected Democrat Bill de Blasio as their next mayor Tuesday after embracing his vow to bridge the gap between rich and poor and to end police...
| Dec 15, 2013
A year ago, in the days after 20 schoolchildren and six adults were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., it seemed for a moment that something had changed in America's long-running cultural debate on guns. A new kind of...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, led a big rise in philanthropy among the wealthy in 2013 as the number of gifts of at least $1 million climbed 57%, according to a report by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
| Dec 16, 2013
There has been great consternation in recent days over the best way to select an interim school board member to complete the term of Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, who died this month. The two of us, both former school board members, believe that LaMotte'...
| Nov 5, 2013
It appears likely that the next mayor of New York City will be a Red Sox fan. According to the rules of the New York I grew up in, I'd expect to see the Hudson turn into a river of blood and Zabar's to close due to a locust infestation before that...
| Oct 21, 2013
Last week, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled the first specifics of his plan to modernize the city's sprawling bureaucracy, posting on his website some of the metrics by which he intends to hold city departments accountable for delivering services....
| Oct 1, 2013
Michelle Obama wants you to drink more water, at least one more glass a day. Frankly, I think it's great. Sure, the science behind some of her claims is somewhere between iffy and debatable. If you're not dehydrated, drinking more water won't give you...
| Feb 4, 2014
New York and Los Angeles have a lot in common. Each city suffers from income polarization, a shrinking middle class and a vast low-wage service sector. Each is heavily Democratic and is home to an effective labor-liberal political alliance. Each elected a...