08/25/18 3:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

Here it is, summer winding down, and I’ve still never been to a nude beach.

But before we start, let’s define terms. Nude and naked are not the same things, as you know, because naked is really naked, and nude is statues, art classes and the color of certain kinds of catalog underwear. Truth is not nude. Neither are the city, jaybirds or the day you were born. Power and ambition are certainly never nude. (more…)

08/03/18 2:00pm

FreedomofThePress

Work long enough in journalism and odds are you’ll get to know a Jarrod Ramos, the man who killed five staffers of the Annapolis, Maryland Capital Gazette in their newsroom on June 28.

It’s a sign of the times that until that day, our Jarrods never took their threats to the ultimate, murderous conclusion. (more…)

08/03/18 12:00pm
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY PHOTO Longhorned ticks.

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY PHOTO Longhorned ticks.

The clock is ticking.

As if the deer tick problem weren’t bad enough, two state departments — Health and Agriculture & Markets — are now urging New Yorkers to be on the alert for the longhorned tick, a new species that may soon make its way here.

Native to eastern Asia, the tick was recently spotted in New York for the first time in Westchester County. (more…)