Making the gears of the criminal justice system faster should reduce the number of kids stuck in jail for insane periods of time, but reformers say it dodges law enforcement's larger problems.
Depending on who you ask, Shawanna Vaughn has become either a whistleblower or a snitch after raising the alarm about a celebrated violence reduction program.
That sort of brutal violence is just "part of doing time," one former federal prisoner says.
One of the roommates apparently had Osama bin Laden as her phone's background photo.
Despite many Cambodian New Yorkers' connection to the tragedy, the diaspora here isn't too focused on the proceedings in their home country.
Owner of the self-proclaimed "most expensive body on Earth," Lepore is a nightlife entertainer, but also a sort of performance artist.
The 21-year-old art school student has a way of capturing the uncanny nature of everyday objects and moments.
Mar 31, 2015
It takes the band's funky, pop-rock song and pairs it with creepy mental hospital visuals.
Things change around you. The new wave replaces the older wave, and it turns out the older wave is you. But if you've been around, surely you know there are more things to be sad about.
Crime is up in New York City, but there seems to be a decent way of reducing gun violence that requires absolutely zero police involvement.
A music video from the best noise rock band in New York City right now featuring some demented plastic dinosaurs.
Video artist Jonathan Monaghan's striking Escape Pod fuses together all sorts of objects—human, animal, and other—that nature never intended.
Artist Sarah Meyohas's project sounds like a conceptual cryptocurrency joke, but it's also a serious effort to challenge the current economics of the art world.
We asked art sellers outside the Met what they thought of the photographer's latest work.
We talked to filmmaker Kate Kunath about gentrification, queer spaces, and the legacy of south Brooklyn gay club Starlite.
"The world should end and then there should be a disco song," says video artist Charles Atlas.
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Despite some noises late last year about reform at New York's notorious jail, conditions remain brutal, as a series of recent incidents make clear.
Alex Da Corte's latest large-scale installation is all about dementia, memory, and recontextualization. It's also fucking terrifying.
"There is an unspoken violence that exists in the way we treat each other on the streets in New York. Instead of trying to romanticize that, I'd rather show it plain."
The late actor's character from the 1980s movie Road House is reportedly being used to teach New York City cops how to play nice.
This video, for Tower II's song "Hustle and Starve," features rappers Czarquan and Shogun Ack making great use of low-key lighting as they mob around New York City.
New York City cops are lumping dance crews together with actual street gangs, and experts say this assumption is dangerously misguided.
I hired a male counterpart to see what the other side of the transaction looks like.