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Easter Eggs And References In Muppets Haunted Mansion You May Have Missed

Creepy and goofy are not mutually exclusive experiences. The mood of Disney's iconic Haunted Mansion ride is the result of a disagreement between two Imagineers, Marc Davis and Claude Coats, in the '60s. Coats wanted to make something genuinely scary. Davis wanted the attraction to be more fun. In the end, the Haunted Mansion is both; the mansion is brimming with silly gags, but still runs chills up guests' spines using a flurry of technological and illusory wonders.In 1969, three years after Wa...
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Trump Organization, Under Indictment, Faces New Probe by New York County -NYT

(Reuters) - Donald Trump's family company, indicted in July after a Manhattan district attorney probe, is under scrutiny by another New York...
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Biden roasts 55 companies like Nike and FedEx for paying less in taxes than the price of a cup of coffee

Former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden visits a coffee shop on May 14, 2019 in Concord, New Hampshire. Spencer Platt/Getty Images) President Joe Biden called out corporations that pay $0 in federal income taxes in a tweet. Biden has proposed raising the corporate tax rate to offset infrastructure spending. He compared their $0 in taxes to a $3 coffee. Many people pay even more than that for seasonal drinks. President Joe Biden is once again calling out corpor...
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The Daily Stream: Mother! Is The Bonkers, Misunderstood Treat You Should Revisit This Halloween Season

(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they've been watching, why it's worth checking out, and where you can stream it.)The Movie: "mother!"Where You Can Stream It: Paramount+The Pitch: Darren Aronofsky helms a wildly misunderstood bit of insanity starring Jennifer Lawrence as the younger wife of an old man, a struggling poet Javier Bardem. All Lawrence's character – who, like everyone else in the movie, has no real name – wants to do is please her ma...
Tags: Hollywood, Jennifer Lawrence, Movies, Manhattan, Darren Aronofsky, Domhnall Gleeson, Lawrence, Jen, Javier, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, CinemaScore, Michelle Pfeiffer, Aronofsky, Bardem, Brian Gleeson


The Trump Organization is facing another criminal investigation in New York over its golf course's financial dealings, report says

Former President Donald Trump. Win McNamee/Getty Images The Westchester County district attorney's office is investigating the Trump Organization, NYT reported. The criminal inquiry is focused on if the company tried to artificially reduce its property value to pay lower taxes. It's the second New York-based criminal investigation of the Trump Organization. The Westchester County district attorney's office recently subpoenaed records from the Trump National Golf Club in Westche...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Trends, New York Times, The Times, Manhattan, Donald Trump, Trump, Westchester, Trump National Golf Club, Westchester County, Trump Organization, Allen Weisselberg, Sonam Sheth, Mimi Rocah


Steve Bannon tried to get close to Jeffrey Epstein, thinking he was a spy, report says

A composite image of Jeffrey Epstein (left) and Steve Bannon (right). Davidoff Studios, Stephanie Keith/Getty Images Steve Bannon's associates discussed his meetings with Jeffrey Epstein with Rolling Stone. They speculated that Bannon likely believed Epstein had intelligence links. Rumors have long circulated that Epstein had connections with intelligence agencies. Steve Bannon, Donald Trump's former chief strategist, tried to befriend Jeffrey Epstein because he likely believed ...
Tags: New York Post, Politics, Sex Trafficking, White House, Time, Trends, United States, New York Times, News UK, Manhattan, Espionage, Cia, Michael Wolff, Rolling Stone, Charles Johnson, Trump


Trump was 'unsure' if his brand of politics would draw 'a significant following' at the start of his 2016 campaign: book

Donald Trump announces that he will run for the US presidency, in the lobby of Trump Tower in Manhattan, on June 16, 2015. AP Photo/Richard Drew, File Trump was "unsure" if his views would attract a "following" at the outset of his first campaign. The former president told correspondent David M. Drucker that he was simply speaking his mind. "I felt strongly about it - and it wasn't Republican," he said of his 2016 campaign agenda. Even out of the White House, former President Donald Tr...
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One of NYC's first cannabis 'clubs' is already open for business, even though the state says selling weed is still illegal. Here's what it's like inside.

The first recreational use cannabis dispensary in New York City, Empire Cannabis Clubs. Ben Gilbert/Insider In September, a recreational cannabis "club" quietly opened in Manhattan. The store appears to be operating in a legal gray area, as dispensary regulation has yet to be written. New York's office of cannabis management said, "those attempting to sell illegally must stop immediately." On a beautiful fall afternoon in New York City, one of Empire Cannabis Clubs' owners stood ou...
Tags: New York, London, California, New York City, Trends, Manhattan, Capitol Hill, Getty, Empire, New York State, 8th Avenue, Ben Gilbert, Goldburd, Freeman Klopott, Caroline Brehman CQ Roll Call Inc, Empire Cannabis Clubs


'Water's Soul': Massive White Sculpture Makes a Statement in New York Harbor

By Peter SzekelyNEW YORK (Reuters) - A towering statue of a woman's head with her index finger pressing on her lips now faces lower Manhattan along...
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A 46-year-old Italian restaurant in St. Louis said it closed because it couldn't find enough staff. "There's nothing more we can do," its owners said.

The hospitality industry has been hit especially hard by the labor shortage. Horacio Villalobos#Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images Balducci's, an Italian restaurant in St. Louis, said it was forced to close because it couldn't find enough staff. "When we can't find enough people to staff the operation, there's nothing more we can do," its owners said. Restaurants have been cutting their hours and closing their dining rooms due to understaffing. A 46-year-old Italian restaurant ...
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Captain America #251 - John Byrne art & cover

John Byrne Captain America v1 #251, 1980 - After Batroc breaks Mr. Hyde out of prison, the duo connive to threaten Manhattan with an explosive-filled tanker. New York City landmarks and architecture are frequently present in this terrific John Byrne story. In addition to Cap's confrontation with the villains, the artist includes a brief retelling of the hero's revival and subsequent career. [Author: Unknown]
Tags: Comics, New York City, Marvel, America, Manhattan, Superhero, Captain America, Unknown, 1980s, Hyde, Byrne, Cap, John Byrne, Batroc


Trump answered questions for 4 hours in a deposition for a lawsuit alleging his bodyguards beat up protesters outside Trump Tower

Former U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at Trump Tower in Manhattan on October 17, 2021 in New York City. James Devaney/GC Images Former President Donald Trump sat for a long-delayed deposition on Monday. He was deposed in a lawsuit accusing his guards of beating up protesters at a September 2015 rally. Trump answered most questions posed to him over the course of four hours, the plaintiffs' lawyer told Insider. Former President Donald Trump sat for a deposition Monday in Manhattan&...
Tags: Politics, New York, Trends, Manhattan, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump Tower, Gonzalez, Trump Organization, Trump Campaign, Jacob Shamsian, Summer Zervos, New York City James Devaney GC, NewsGuild of New York, Dictor, Trump bodyguard case


Trump files lawsuit against Jan 6 Committee and National Archives to block subpoenas for White House records

Former US President Donald Trump leaves Trump Tower in Manhattan on July 19, 2021. James Devaney/GC Images Lawyers for Donald Trump sued on Monday to block congressional subpoenas related to January 6. Trump claimed that he intended to use 'executive privelege' to reject subpoenas. The lawsuit calls the subpoenas by congress unconstitutional and illegal. Attorneys for Donald Trump filed a lawsuit in a Washington, DC, federal court on Monday in an attempt to block the House Select C...
Tags: Politics, Congress, White House, US, Trends, United States, Washington Dc, Manhattan, Nevada, Biden, Donald Trump, National Archives, Committee, Trump, Trump Tower, House Select Committee


DMZ Image Breakdown: Who's Who In The Second American Civil War

Originally, filmmaker Ava DuVernay was supposed to helm a "New Gods" film for the DC Universe. Those plans fell through when the project was shelved earlier this year, but DuVernay simply isn't the kind of talent that you let slip through your fingers for good. The "Selma," "13th," and "A Wrinkle in Time" director is back with DC for "DMZ," the HBO Max limited series announced late last year that's based on the Vertigo comic series of the same name from writer Brian Wood and artist Riccardo Burc...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, New York City, Time, America, United States, Manhattan, Benjamin Bratt, Warner Bros, Ava Duvernay, Chinatown, DMZ, Wilson, United States of America, DuVernay


The Monday Roundup: Bikes in the military, self-enforcing streets, a futuristic street, and more

Welcome to Monday. Here are the most notable stories our editors and readers came across in the past seven days. But first… This week’s Monday Roundup is made possible by Nossa Familia Coffee, a Portland-based company who gives 50 cents from every bag of their yummy Full Cycle blend to organizations working to build a healthier and more accessible community through cycling. Now let’s get you caught up… Neighborhood of the future: This profile of the “15-minute city” vibes on Clement Street...
Tags: UK, San Francisco, Sport, Features, Front Page, Atlantic, Cycling, Portland, Manhattan, Berkeley, Owens, Schumer, Clement Street, Chuck Schumer, Jonathan Maus, Peter Norton


West Side Story at 60: the dazzlingly modern musical that’ll be hard to beat

With Steven Spielberg’s remake almost out, the 1961 original still feels thrillingly contemporary, a tough act to followIt’s the opening credits that do it right away. Following three eerie whistles over a black screen, West Side Story explodes into a full screen of poster-paint colour – shifting from orange to red to magenta to royal blue – as Leonard Bernstein’s four-minute overture brassily clatters into action. Over the colour, a stark design flourish: seemingly random brigades of parallel v...
Tags: Music, Hollywood, Musicals, Film, New York City, Culture, Manhattan, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Saul Bass, Leonard Bernstein, West Side Story, United Artists, Otto Preminger


"And I've become, like, such a slave to the GPS, I just follow it like I'm a robot. And I'm following it..."

"... and at one point, my dad's in the backseat. My mom's sitting next to me in the front seat. And at one point, my dad said, like, where are you going? Like, why are you going this way? And I don't even know exactly where I was. I think it had taken me to the Cross Island, and then an exit in Queens. And he was like, why are you going this way? And I was like, the GPS says-- I'm just following the GPS-- (LAUGHING) like I always do. And then it told me to make a left on Broadway in Queens. I ma...
Tags: Death, Technology, Law, NYC, Queens, Broadway, Manhattan, Driving, Janet, Ann Althouse, Cross Island


Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker Keep Twinning in Style in NYC

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker are taking Manhattan by storm! See photos of the two in a number of coordinating outfits while out...
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Hooters employees are pushing back against new revealing uniforms that include shorts so short that they're 'like underwear'

Hooters employees are pushing back against new shorts on TikTok. TikTok Hooters employees are taking to TikTok to push back against new revealing shorts. The shorts were debuted at select locations in Texas and have since expanded to other states. The shorts are the latest in a series of controversies for the restaurant chain. Some Hooters employees are speaking out on social media against a new uniform they say is too revealing.Several staffers took to TikTok this week in a series of vi...
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New York reports a record 15 cases of a rare disease linked to rat urine in 2021, as vermin complaints flood in

A jagdterrier holds a dead rat in its mouth after hunting it in a dumpster in lower Manhattan on May 14, 2021. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images New York has recorded 15 cases of leptospirosis, and one death, in 2021. The rare disease comes from exposure to rats. Three of the people infected were experiencing homelessness. To help drive down the city's rat problem, a volunteer group of dog-owners go rat hunting on Friday nights. Rats have been terrorizing New Yorkers even more than u...
Tags: New York, Cdc, New York City, Trends, Brooklyn, Hawaii, New Jersey, Manhattan, Bill De Blasio, Columbia University, Bronx, De Blasio, Puerto Rico, Western Europe, Eric Adams, Reynolds


Donald Trump signed a book for Rudy Giuliani in 2000, writing, 'I promise never to run against you.' It just sold for $54,143 in an online auction.

Rudy Giuliani with Donald Trump in Bedminster, New Jersey. Drew Angerer/Getty Images An inscribed copy of one of former President Donald Trump's books sold at auction for $54,143. A first edition of "The America We Deserve" sold to an undisclosed buyer, The Hill reported. The book was signed in 2000 for then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani, or "The best mayor N.Y.C. has ever had!" A copy of one of former President Donald Trump's books, which included a note written in 2000 for then-Mayor Rudy...
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Donald Trump signed a book for Giuliani in 2000, writing, 'I promise never to run against you.' It just sold for $54,143 in an online auction.

Rudy Giuliani with Donald Trump in Bedminster, New Jersey. Drew Angerer/Getty Images An inscribed copy of one of former President Donald Trump's books sold at auction for $54,143. A first edition of "The America We Deserve" sold to an undisclosed buyer, The Hill reported. The book was signed in 2000 for then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani, or "The best mayor N.Y.C. has ever had!" A copy of one of former President Donald Trump's books, which included a note written in 2000 for then-Mayor Rudy...
Tags: White House, New York City, Trends, Manhattan, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Hill, Fort Worth Star Telegram, Bedminster New Jersey, Reform Party, Donald The, Kevin Shalvey, Dave Shifflet


The Value of the Land in the Graveyard

A Facebook message popped in my inbox the other day, and it was similar to hundreds of messages, emails, and texts that I have received over the years. “I want to write a book, but where do I begin?” The woman in my inbox was an acquaintance from high school. She had been through a lot in life and had come out on the other side to find healing and wholeness, thanks be to God. And now, she felt led to write a book about all that she’d learned along the way and wondered if I, as a book author myse...
Tags: Facebook, Inspiration, South Africa, Middle East, Manhattan, Jesus, Dreams, Todd Henry, Encouragement, Graveyard


The Eternals: Things Only Comic Book Fans Will Know About Kingo

When Pakistani-American actor and comedian Kumail Nanjiani appears as Kingo Sunen in director Chloé Zhao's "Eternals," not only will it offer an interesting inversion on the traditional superhero formula, since Kingo is a global celebrity in his civilian identity who seeks to keep his superheroic deeds hidden from the world, but it will also present an intriguing blend of comics-faithful traits and cinematic riffs on the character.In both the comics and the film, Kingo is a big-screen star who h...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Japan, Movies, California, White House, Neil Gaiman, Disney, Dc Comics, America, San Francisco, Earth, Iron Man, Manhattan, Arthur C Clarke, Thor


Lawyer: 'Preposterous' to Blame Afghan Man in US War Deaths

The lawyer for an Afghan commander awaiting trial in Manhattan federal court says it's preposterous to charge his client in the killing of three American soldiers.
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Why salad chains have popped up all over US cities

Sweetgreen and Chopt have transformed salad from a side dish to a $12 meal. Salad chains are everywhere in big cities, but these salads are expensive. At an average price of over $10, salad is becoming unaffordable for a lot of people Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Editors note: To clarify, at 5:51, we state that the average price at Chopt and Just Salad is over $10. In this instance, we are referring specifically to the salad menu items.Following is a transcript of the...
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Allison Chiaramonte on selling a $29M Park Avenue penthouse

The biggest challenge in a recent Manhattan sale that Chiaramonte brokered was not the high price point, but rather finding a buyer willing to renovate a co-op.
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Judge orders Trump to sit for a videotaped deposition in case involving protesters who say they were assaulted at a MAGA rally

Former President Donald Trump. Win McNamee/Getty Images A New York judge ordered Trump to sit for a videotape deposition in a civil case. The case was filed by a group of protesters who said they were assaulted at a 2015 Trump rally. State Supreme Court Justice Doris Gonzalez ordered Trump to sit for the deposition next week. A judge in New York ordered former President Donald Trump to sit for a videotaped deposition on Monday as part of a civil case filed by protesters who say Trump's...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Trends, Manhattan, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump Tower, John Doe, State Supreme Court, Trump Organization, Trump Campaign, Maga, Trump Tower Trump, Zervos, Keith Schiller


A Teen Was Sentenced To 9 Years To Life In The Killing Of Barnard College Student Tessa Majors

Luchiano Lewis was one of three teens involved in the 2019 deadly stabbing of 18-year-old Tessa Majors in a Manhattan park.
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New face

I mentioned in this space the other day that “personal distractions” were among the things that had kept me from posting for three weeks. The main one is the fact that I have fallen in love.  The woman in question is Cheril Mulligan, a theater-and-film buff from and lifelong resident of Long Island. We became acquainted through Twitter, on which she tweets under a pseudonym, and “Three on the Aisle,” the theatrical podcast that I do with Peter Marks and Elisabeth Vincentelli. We got to k...
Tags: Art, Stephen Sondheim, Manhattan, Adam Driver, Long Island, Ajblogs, HILARY, Liv Tyler, Bill Evans, John Hiatt, Noah Baumbach, Joao Gilberto, Rio Bravo, Cheril, Peter Marks, Elisabeth Vincentelli