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'Dune' is Hollywood's epic sci-fi moment of 2021

"Dune" Day is coming, Brandy is back in "Queens," and chef David Chang explores the future of food in this week's Pop Life Chronicles.
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'Queens' gets the band back together for a soapy ABC drama

"Queens" is an extremely familiar idea, elevated not quite to the level of royalty by being slickly cast, packaged and produced. Like Peacock's "Girls5eva," the concept hinges on an all-girl group reunited and again pursuing stardom 20 years later, rediscovering the spotlight and its perils after years spent braiding hair and burning breakfast.
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‘Abject neglect’: critics report chaotic and deadly conditions on Rikers Island

There have been five suicides and eight additional deaths this year in New York City’s notorious jail complexNew York’s Rikers Island, one of the largest and most notorious jails in the world, is reaching a breaking point after more than a dozen incarcerated people died this year alone, in what elected officials and advocates are calling a humanitarian crisis.The jail, located on an island in between the Bronx and Queens, has descended into dangerous chaos. Those with access to visit reported se...
Tags: New York, New York City, US news, Queens, Bronx, US prisons, Rikers Island, complexNew York


The New York City Council is removing a statue of Thomas Jefferson from its chamber over his history as a slaveowner

In this July 14, 2010, file photo, a statue of Thomas Jefferson, right, stands in New York's City Hall Council Chamber. Richard Drew/AP Photo A statue of Thomas Jefferson has been displayed in the New York City Council chamber since 1884. Some council members have been pushing to have it removed for the past 20 years. On Monday, The New York City Design Commission voted to do so, but have not yet decided where it will go. The New York City Design Commission voted to remove a statue of...
Tags: Politics, New York, Trends, New York Times, Queens, Slavery, Council, City Hall, Charles Barron, Thomas Jefferson, Jefferson, New York City Council, Smithsonian Magazine, WABC, New York Historical Society, WLNY


ABC’s ‘Queens’ Lets Brandy, Eve, Crafty Melodrama Shine: TV Review

The music video that opens ABC’s new drama “Queens” lays it on thick. Each member of the Nasty Girls — Naomi, aka Xplicit Lyrics (Brandy); Valeria, aka Butter Pecan (Nadine Velazquez); Jill, aka Da Thrill (Naturi Naughton); and Brianna, aka Professor Sex (Eve) — struts out of a burning mansion, across the bow of a […]
Tags: Reviews, Abc, Queens, Brandy, Jill, Naomi, BRIANNA, Eve, Valeria, Naturi Naughton, Nadine Velazquez


"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


Top Stories this AM: Facebook's hate-speech tech is flawed, report says; Vanessa Bryant asked to prove psychological damage over leaked Kobe crash photos

Good morning and welcome to your weekday morning roundup of the top stories you need to know.For more daily and weekly briefings, sign up for our newsletters here.What's going on today: Facebook's fails on hate speech. Facebook claims it uses AI to identify and remove posts containing hate speech and violence, but the technology doesn't really work, report says. Facebook AI removes less than 5% of hate speech viewed on the social media platform, according to documents received by the...
Tags: Facebook, News, California, China, Newsletter, Trends, Netflix, Queens, Arizona, Kardashian, Kobe Bryant, Biden, Kourtney Kardashian, Trump, Travis Barker, Barker


Man files class-action lawsuit against Canon, seeking more than $5 million in damages over printers that won't scan documents when ink cartridges are low

Canon PIXMA printers. A class-action complaint says the All-in-One printers won't scan when their ink is low. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images A man in New York sued Canon, saying the firm's All-in-One printers won't scan without printer ink. David Leacraft filed a class-action complaint in federal court on Tuesday. Canon's "claims are false, misleading, and reasonably likely to deceive the public," he said. A Queens man filed a class-action lawsuit against Canon, saying some ...
Tags: New York, News, Electronics, Law, Trends, Tech, Walmart, Queens, Retail, Scanners, US District Court, Canon, Printers, Class Action, Levi Korsinsky, Tech Insider


The best cookbooks to gift or buy for yourself in 2021

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Amazon; Gilbert Espinoza/Insider A great cookbook makes a thoughtful and sentimental gift that evokes past travels, memories, and shared meals. Here are some of our favorite cookbooks this year, including "The Korean Vegan," "New World Sourdough," and "Xi'an Famous Foods." Still looking for a gift? Check out our list of the All-Time Best products we've ever tested. To me, there's no better...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Cooking, Books, Gift Guide, London, Instagram, North Korea, France, White House, China, New York City, Jerusalem, America, Trends


This Inspiration Shoot At A Palace In Portugal Is Picture Perfect

Once home to the Kings and Queens of Portugal, it's elegance all the way at this editorial shot at Palácio de Queluz. Sofia Nascimento Studios planned a day worthy of a princess bride, with luxe gold details and fabulous fashion moments throughout. Utterly romantic floral arrangements in rich purple and crisp white add to the opulence. Diane Sotero Photography perfectly captured the essence of the day in her artful imagery that tells a love story that will last through the ages. Visit the full g...
Tags: Queens, Wedding, Portugal, Photo shoot, The Blog, Wedding Style, Diane Sotero Photography, Palácio de Queluz Sofia Nascimento Studios


A feel-good family funeral

In today’s Wall Street Journal I review two Broadway transfers, Chicken & Biscuits and Is This a Room. Here’s an excerpt. *  *  * Douglas Lyons’s “Chicken & Biscuits,” the third of an unprecedented eight shows by Black playwrights that are set to open on Broadway this season, bills itself as “a feel-good comedy that will feed your soul.” This production, which is extremely well directed by Zhailon Levingston, originated at a theater in Queens but was forced to close after less than two weeks bec...
Tags: Art, Fbi, Queens, Broadway, National Security Agency, Wall Street Journal, Ajblogs, Emily Davis, Dana, BRIANNA, Michael Urie, Lucas Hnath, Lyceum, Douglas Lyons, Tina Satter, Zhailon Levingston


Passenger adjusting their camera mistaken for bomb scare which caused emergency landing in Queens

The American Airlines Flight 4817, coming from Indianapolis and operated by Republic Airways, was forced to make an emergency landing at...
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2 Days in a Tree Ends With Trip to Hospital for NYC Man

Authorities say a domestic dispute that led a Queens man to flee to a tree ended after two days when the man agreed to go to a hospital.
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I'm a pharmacy student working at Walgreens. Most people getting the COVID booster shot are excited, but our pharmacy is severely understaffed.

"The line kept growing - some people were picking up their medications, others were asking for refills. The phone calls never ended," said a pharmacist of her recent Sunday shift. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Jennalynn Fung, 19, is a pharmacy student who works at a Walgreens in New York City. She says her location has been overwhelmed between giving out the COVID vaccines and flu shots and filling regular prescriptions. Despite being on the front line, Fung says she rarely feels respected by p...
Tags: New York, New York City, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Walgreens, Queens, Healthcare, Pfizer, Nordic, Pharmacy, Fung, Healthcare Workers, BI-freelancer, Covid Vaccine, Contributor 2021


NBA's marathon experience: Adam Silver, Tiny Archibald, Mutomo in hightops

NBA NEW YORK — A 24-person relay of NBA luminaries running the New York City Marathon started with a referee's whistle and ended with Dikembe Mutombo crossing the finish line in high-tops. Commissioner Adam Silver handled the first three miles, crossing the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge from Staten Island to Brooklyn. He passed a baton to Chris Mullin, the Brooklyn native who starred at St. John's in Queens before a Hall of Fame NBA career. Gallery: A...
Tags: Travel, New York, Brooklyn, Queens, Nba, John, Jason Collins, Bronx, Staten Island, WNBA, New York City Marathon, Knicks, Madison Square Garden, Adam Silver, Nets Brooklyn, Delaney


How Matthew Heineman’s COVID Doc ‘First Wave’ Evolved During an ‘Exhausting and Terrifying’ Production

In March 2020, just after New York City shut down due to COVID-19, Matthew Heineman picked up his camera and embedded with a group of healthcare workers at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Queens. For the next three months, the director and a skeleton crew captured doctors, nurses, and medical technicians as they battled […]
Tags: News, New York City, Awards, Features, Queens, Matthew Heineman, Tom Quinn, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, The First Wave, Documentaries to Watch


The Wrens’ Charles Bissell Addresses Split With Bandmate Kevin Whelan

Everyone invested in New Jersey indie rock heroes the Wrens has been waiting well over a decade for Charles Bissell — the band’s singer, guitarist, resident producer, and de facto leader — to finish tinkering with the new album they’ve been promising since not too long after 2003’s masterful The Meadowlands. That includes Bissell’s Wrens co-frontman Kevin Whelan. In a New York Times interview last month, Whelan announced that, having run out of patience with Bissell’s perfectionist delays and co...
Tags: Music, News, New York Times, Queens, New Jersey, Observatory, Whelan, Bissell, The Wrens, Charles Bissell, Jerry MacDonald, Kevin Whelan, Aeon Station, Greg Whelan Kevin


IT'S A HELLUVA TOWN

‘Evil’ rooster terrorizes Queens neighborhood, attacking residents (Thanks to pharmaross) Check out the photo of the confrontation between the Evil Rooster and two NYPD officers.
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Hulu October 2021 Schedule: New TV & Movie Additions

The schedule for the new movie and TV titles coming to Hulu in October 2021 has been revealed, which you can view below, along with the titles that are set to leave from the streaming service next month. This includes the series debut of the new Hulu original limited drama series Dopesick, which will feature Michael Keaton and Rosario Dawson. All eight seasons of ABC’s hit crime comedy Castle starring Nathan Fillion will also be making its streaming debut. In time for this year’s Halloween seaso...
Tags: TV, Movies, Nbc, Abc, Russia, America, Atlanta, Queens, TV News, Madonna, Streaming, Bob, Seattle, Orange County, Hulu, Michael Keaton


The Best TV Shows & Movies Coming To Hulu In October 2021

The end of September and the beginning of October can only mean one thing: hoodie weather, Spooky Season, and the near-Herculean task of keeping track of a whole new batch of movies and shows as they cycle in and out of multiple streaming services. That last part is just about the only downer that comes with another turn in the calendar, but that's why we're here to help! If you're anything like me, the last few days have been about ticking off those soon-to-be expiring items from your watchlist...
Tags: Hbo, Christopher Nolan, Movies, Nbc, Abc, White House, Russia, Atlanta, Queens, James Bond, Madonna, Stanley Kubrick, Miami, Kubrick, Bob, Harrison Ford


Rent is way too high

New York City is the nation's most expensive rental market. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Rent prices have jumped as much as 13% nationwide since last year, according to Zumper data. That's compared to a 1% increase in 2020 and stagnant growth the year prior. The trend is driven by demand from multiple generations and mirrors the frenzied sales market. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rent prices are skyrocketing. Since March 2020, the median price for a one-bedroom a...
Tags: Real Estate, New York, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Miami, Zumper, Scottsdale, Douglas Elliman, Apartment Rentals, Jeff Andrews, Renters


Christine And The Queens – “Freedom” & “Comme l’oiseau”

Christine And The Queens, the art-pop project of French musician Héloïse Adelaïde Letissier, just performed live from Paris as part of the Global Citizen Festival today. And now, she’s following her appearance up by sharing two brand new songs that make up an EP called Joseph, her first new music since last year’s surprise EP La Vita Nuova. Listen below.
Tags: Music, Queens, Paris, New Music, Christine, Joseph, Christine And The Queens, Héloïse Adelaïde Letissier, EP La Vita Nuova Listen


Livestream Global Citizen Fest Feat. Billie Eilish, Fugees, Lorde, The Weeknd, Metallica, & More

This year’s Global Citizen Festival, the annual star-studded benefit concert raising money to fight extreme poverty around the world, is a 24-hour marathon taking place in various cities across seven different continents. Billie Eilish, the newly reunited Fugees, Lorde, the Weeknd, Metallica, BTS, Coldplay, Lizzo, Stevie Wonder, Migos, Duran Duran, Kylie Minogue, My Morning Jacket, Ed Sheeran, Elton John, Doja Cat, and Christine And The Queens are among the scheduled performers. Livestream the e...
Tags: Music, News, Lorde, Queens, Metallica, The Weeknd, Christine, Billie Eilish, Fugees, Global Citizen Festival, Fugees Lorde, Weeknd Metallica BTS Coldplay Lizzo Stevie, Migos Duran Duran Kylie Minogue, Ed Sheeran Elton John Doja Cat


Workers say employers have been guilty of ghosting them for years

People walk by a Help Wanted sign in the Queens borough of New York City on June 04, 2021 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Workers have increasingly been "ghosting" employers during the pandemic, according to the Fed. One reason, they tell Insider, is because employers have been guilty of doing it for years. While ghosting mostly happens in the hiring process, some employees also have had it happen to them. See more stories on Insider's business page. For Scott Margot, the ...
Tags: New York City, US, Trends, Queens, Matt Murphy, Fed, Murphy, Margot, Harvard Business School, DOMINICK REUTER, Spencer Platt Getty Images Workers, Scott Margot, Paul Scherwin, Scherwin, Margot Scherwin Murphy


Emmys Facts & Figures: The Biggest Shutouts, Broadcast-TV's Ongoing Struggle, RuPaul's Record and More

Queens reigned and handmaids left empty-handed, when all was said and done at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards.
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Inside young New Yorkers' 'wild ride' of Delta-era apartment hunting as they swarm 80-person open houses, realtors ghost, and rents skyrocket

Jazmin Beltran finds apartment hunting in NYC to be ultra-competitive right now. Christina Casillo The NYC rental market is a nightmare right now - more so than usual. After plunging during the early days of the pandemic, it's heating up with surging demand and soaring prices. The competition is cutthroat, with open houses 80 people long and unresponsive brokers. See more stories on Insider's business page. All Lisa Rennau wanted in her New York City apartment was a window.The 23-y...
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New York Gov. Kathy Hochul authorizes release of 191 detainees amid 'humanitarian crisis' at Rikers Island

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul holds the "Less is More" law she signed, during ceremonies in the her office, in New York, Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. New Yorkers will be able to avoid jail time for most nonviolent parole violations under a new law that will take effect in March, and largely eliminates New York's practice of incarcerating people for technical parole violations. AP Photo/Richard Drew More than 6,000 individuals are either detained or jailed at Rikers. Ross MacDonald, chief medic...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, New York City, Trends, New York Times, Queens, Inmates, Bronx, Times, Rikers Island, Detainees, Inmate, MacDonald, Daniel Dromm, Rikers


Some Hospitals Are Seeing Record Numbers of Children Shot

On Top of the Pandemic, Hospitals Face Another Crisis: Children and Teenagers Are Being Shot in Record Numbers On Top of the Pandemic, Hospitals Face Another Crisis: Children and Teenagers Are Being Shot in Record Numbers Kai Cooks, 39, at her home in Detroit, Mich., on Sept. 7, 2021. In July, Cooks lost her 18-year-old daughter TiKiya Allen, who was riding her bicycle when she was shot and killed during a drive-by shooting. Brittany Greeson for TIME TiKiya Allen was riding her bicycle, the sun...
Tags: Travel, Children, New York City, Alabama, Chicago, Williams, Queens, Wisconsin, Michigan, Houston, Detroit, Baltimore, Memphis, Fort Worth, Patrick Lynch, Cooks


Developers pitch New York City casino

Developers pitch New York City casino Long-dismissed plan could gain traction because of state’s financial shortfalls New York / (Illustration by Kevin Rebong for The Real Deal) New York needs money, and some real estate developers say they have just the solution: another casino. According to the New York Times, Vornado Realty Trust has proposed a gambling venue at its property near Herald Square; Morris Bailey has discussed having one at his own Herald Square property; and L L Holding Compa...
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Robert Redford's 15 Best Movies Ranked

Robert Redford, actor, director and co-founder of the Sundance Film Festival, is a living screen legend who has had an incredible 50-year movie career, lasting from his breakout role in "Barefoot in the Park" (1967) through what is said to be his final movie before retiring, "The Old Man and the Gun" (2018). Redford was the biggest star of the '70s, which is when he had most of his best acting roles, before making his directorial debut in 1980. Redford often brought his political beliefs into hi...
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