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The latest target of the endless outrage fest perpetually playing out in social media is Stephen Colbert, who is an unlikely villain. Colbert made himself a persona non grata when he decided to lampoon Daniel Snyder, the owner of the Washington Redskins football team. Snyder, who has come under increasing pressure to rename his team,… Read more »

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Martin Luther King Jr. came to New York in 1958 and was stabbed by a crazy person. He almost died. The legacy of judging people by the content of their character has been treated no more respectfully in the intervening years. For the sake of argument, let’s agree that the history of the civil rights… Read more »

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Standup comedians are continually on the prowl for more jokes to enhance our punchline arsenal. Occasionally we stray away from gags about airline food or poop jokes and investigate edgy subjects, like race or sexuality. Most comics want to avoid incorporating bigotry into their sets (or to at least make themselves strategically bigoted so they… Read more »

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Residents and store owners in the East Village are standing by their man, Alec Baldwin. Speaking on condition of anonymity, they told “Ask a New Yorker”, ” We see Alec everyday and he has no hatred in him. He may have a bad temper but he is not a racist.” One resident from the caribbean… Read more »