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John Fisher, left, and Jeremy Cole appear in Theatre Rhino’s “The Normal Heart.” (Courtesy David Wilson)

‘Normal Heart’ a telling tale about 1981 fight against AIDS

Set more than 30 years ago during the early days of the…

 

Observers are saying that a wax statute of Beyonce looks nothing like the superstar. (Courtesy Twitter)

Tan wax Beyonce causes social media stir

People are getting mad about a new wax figure of Beyonce in…

 

Jane Jacobs is the subject of the fascinating documentary “Citizen Jane: Battle for the City.” (Courtesy IFC Films)

‘Citizen Jane’ sheds light on pioneering NY planning activist

Jane Jacobs, the groundbreaking writer and activist who blasted the wrecking-ball-focused “urban…

 

Lewis Del Mar is on tour, promoting its self-titled debut album. (Courtesy photo)

Lewis Del Mar inspired by NY’s Rockaway Beach in winter

Brooklyn musicians Danny Miller and Max Harwood created their sound in Rockaway…

Lewis Del Mar is on tour, promoting its self-titled debut album. (Courtesy photo)
The Village Voice’s Sept. 21, 2001, cover shows a hand holding up a postcard of the Twin Towers against a the lower Manhattan skyline. (Courtesy Village Voice)

Measuring the half-life of Sept. 11

Fifteen years ago today, I was on the sidewalk in lower Manhattan…

The Village Voice’s Sept. 21, 2001, cover shows a hand holding up a postcard of the Twin Towers against a the lower Manhattan skyline. (Courtesy Village Voice)
Transportation Security Administration chief Peter Neffenger arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday to testify before the House Homeland Security Committee which is looking for answers on how to balance security with long lines at airport checkpoints. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

TSA chief: Help is on the way to address long airport lines

WASHINGTON — The Transportation Security Administration will add 768 new screeners by…

Transportation Security Administration chief Peter Neffenger arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday to testify before the House Homeland Security Committee which is looking for answers on how to balance security with long lines at airport checkpoints. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
In this March 10, 2016 file photo, State Sen. Ed Hernandez, D-Azusa, urges lawmakers to approve his bill to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21 at the Capitol in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Deadline looms for Gov. Jerry Brown to act on tobacco age

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown faces a midnight deadline to act on…

In this March 10, 2016 file photo, State Sen. Ed Hernandez, D-Azusa, urges lawmakers to approve his bill to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21 at the Capitol in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
A statue of Harriett Tubman is the centerpiece of the History Gallery at the Tubman Museum on Wednesday in Macon, Ga. (Woody Marshall/The Telegraph via AP

Tubman replacing Jackson on the $20 a deeply symbolic move

NEW YORK — Growing up in Oklahoma, Becky Hobbs noticed some of…

A statue of Harriett Tubman is the centerpiece of the History Gallery at the Tubman Museum on Wednesday in Macon, Ga. (Woody Marshall/The Telegraph via AP
Former police officer Peter Liang sits in court for sentencing in New York on Tuesday. (Jesse Ward/The Daily News via AP, Pool)

No prison time for NYPD officer in stairwell shooting case

NEW YORK — A former police officer who shot an unarmed man…

Former police officer Peter Liang sits in court for sentencing in New York on Tuesday. (Jesse Ward/The Daily News via AP, Pool)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump fills out paperwork at his polling place in New York on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Trump, Clinton look for wins on home turf in New York

NEW YORK — Hillary Clinton looked to her adopted home state of…

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump fills out paperwork at his polling place in New York on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, second from right, waves to the crowd with former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords, right, and the first lady of New York City Chirlane McCray during a Women for Hillary event in New York on Monday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Clinton, Trump seek to quiet critics in New York primaries

NEW YORK — From a car wash in Queens to a hockey…

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, second from right, waves to the crowd with former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords, right, and the first lady of New York City Chirlane McCray during a Women for Hillary event in New York on Monday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at Watertown International Airport on Saturday in Watertown, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Trump’s rants risk annoying those who may decide nomination

DES MOINES, Iowa — Donald Trump's relentless assault on the rules that…

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at Watertown International Airport on Saturday in Watertown, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Andre Vener, co-owner of Dog Haus, poses for a photo in his restaurant in Pasadena on Tuesday. In the aftermath of California and New York becoming the first states to raise the statewide minimum wage to $15, some small businesses with hourly workers are rethinking how they can absorb the increase. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

As minimum wage marches toward $15, small businesses adapt

NEW YORK — In the aftermath of California and New York becoming…

Andre Vener, co-owner of Dog Haus, poses for a photo in his restaurant in Pasadena on Tuesday. In the aftermath of California and New York becoming the first states to raise the statewide minimum wage to $15, some small businesses with hourly workers are rethinking how they can absorb the increase. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
In this Aug. 23, 2007, file photo, a sign marks the entrance to a gender-neutral restroom at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vt. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

Activists try to calm fears over transgender bathroom access

NEW YORK — Stung by setbacks related to their access to public…

In this Aug. 23, 2007, file photo, a sign marks the entrance to a gender-neutral restroom at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vt. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)
Walter Yacoboski holds an auction guide featuring one of his comic books, "Amazing Fantasy" No. 15, which features the Spider-Man character. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman).

Debut edition of Spider-Man comic headed to auction

CALVERTON, N.Y. — Walter Yakoboski scraped together nearly every penny he made…

Walter Yacoboski holds an auction guide featuring one of his comic books, "Amazing Fantasy" No. 15, which features the Spider-Man character. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman).
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, left, is sacked for a 3-yard loss by St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Michael Brockers during a game in 2015. (Tom Gannam/AP)

Kaepernick wants to be a Jet, not a 9er, report says

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick doesn't want to play in San…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, left, is sacked for a 3-yard loss by St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Michael Brockers during a game in 2015. (Tom Gannam/AP)
Tess Jorgensson, 3, helps her father dig their car out of snow  in Alexandria, Va., Sunday. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Sunshine and blue skies follow blizzard, but dangers remain

NEW YORK — Brilliant sunshine and gently rising temperatures followed the mammoth…

Tess Jorgensson, 3, helps her father dig their car out of snow  in Alexandria, Va., Sunday. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Silk Road founder challenges conviction, life sentence

NEW YORK — A San Francisco man who created the online drug-selling…

Google helps analyze if rooftop solar panels are good deal

RALEIGH, N.C. — The company that lets you compare air fares and…

Los Angeles-area students head back to school at the Edward R. Roybal Learning Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Lawmaker details differences between NYC, LA school threats

LOS ANGELES — Two similar emails threatening a large-scale jihadi attack at…

Los Angeles-area students head back to school at the Edward R. Roybal Learning Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)