Oct 272017
 

A Mayor de Blasio donor-turned-felon testified in extraordinary detail Thursday that he and his businessman pals wrote the book on city corruption — buying off the Mayor’s Office and the Police Department using brazen pay-to-play tactics.

“We’re going to become significant contributors, but we want access,” Jona Rechnitz, 34, testified telling de Blasio fund-raiser Ross Offinger after Hizzoner clinched the Democratic nod for mayor in 2013.

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Oct 122017
 

Jill Bialosky,

a prolific poet and a Senior Editor at W.W. Norton & Company Jill Bialosky, who was honored by the “Poetry Society of America” on May 20, 2014, for her extensive contribution to the field of poetry, has been accused of plagiarizing several passages from Wikipedia and the websites of the Academy of American Poets and the Poetry Foundation in her new memoir, “Poetry Will Save Your Life”.

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Oct 102017
 

News broke this morning in The New York Times that Harvey Weinstein had sent a last-minute pleading email to some of his friends in Hollywood, begging them to protect him from the dismissal he knew was coming. “My board is thinking of firing me,” he wrote, according to people who said they had read the email. “All I’m asking is let me take a leave of absence and get into heavy therapy and counselling… A lot of the allegations are false as you know but given therapy and counselling as other people have done, I think I’d be able to get there… Do not let me be fired. If the industry supports me, that is all I need.”

How true that final sentence is.

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