Twitter, NYTimes, HuffPo UK Whois and DNS Records Altered By Syrian …

At approximately 3pm PST, a Syrian Electronic Army clearly hacked into Twitter, Huffington Post and NY Times’ registry accounts altering hit details, and some-more significantly, DNS records. Modifying DNS annals of a domain will concede SEA to route visitors to any site of their choosing. Related: This how a Syrian Electronic Army hacked a New York […]

Tips on Tipping: How to Talk About the Dining World’s Biggest Debate

The polarizing debate facing the dining world is tipping. Should restaurants eliminate tipping altogether? What is the fairest way to pay waitstaff? Everyone from chief restaurant critic Pete Wells of The New York Times to Slate and Esquire has weighed in on the topic, with some going so far as to call the practice an “abomination.” Obviously, the debate isn’t […]

Is New York Fashion Week Near the End of the Runway?

In 1941, when the International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union first invited 30 journalists to New York to visit the designer showrooms, its membership balked, not seeing how writing about clothes would help sell them. Even after Eleanor Lambert, the great 20th-century cheerleader for American fashion, got her hands on the event two years later and […]

The Mayoral Candidates on Public Health

But several of Mr. Bloomberg’s ambitious health initiatives have been met with less enthusiasm by the public and the courts. Many New Yorkers agreed that curbing the consumption of sugary drinks to combat obesity was a worthy goal, but they did not like the mayor’s seemingly dictating how it should be done. The courts ruled […]

Galatoire’s talks ‘loaner jackets’ in the New York Times and other dining news

In New York, a city of 8 million, it seems there are fewer than 10 restaurants that require men to wear jackets. This week, the New York Times looked at the fate of the loaner jacket. They’re getting nicer and more stylish. In New Orleans, Galatoire’s is the restaurant famous for still enforcing proper dress […]

Quinn Isn’t Ready to Forgive de Blasio’s Wife Over Her ‘Children’ Remarks

In what’s becoming a tradition of the 2013 mayor’s race in New York, frontrunner Bll de Blasio was the primary target of all the other candidates at Wednesday’s debate. So it was inevitable that someone was going to ask de Blasio about his wife Chirlane McCray’s comments to New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd. Those comments, […]

Wonkbook: Doctors for higher health-care costs!

Welcome to Wonkbook, Ezra Klein and Evan Soltas’s morning policy news primer. To subscribe by e-mail, click here. Send comments, criticism, or ideas to Wonkbook at Gmail dot com. To read more by Ezra and his team, go to Wonkblog. A crucial change in the health-care conversation over the last few years has been the shift in […]

For Bioethicist With Ailing Spouse, End Of Life Issues Hit Home

Margaret Battin

Enlarge picture i Margaret Battin’s husband, Brooke Hopkins, was left paraplegic after he collided with an approaching bicycle while cycling down a mountain in Salt Lake City. Courtesy The New York Times Margaret Battin’s husband, Brooke Hopkins, was left paraplegic after he collided with an approaching bicycle while cycling down a mountain in Salt Lake […]

Can Fashion Clean Up Its Act?

Nearly three months after a factory collapse stole the lives of 1,129 garment workers in Bangladesh—and, along with them, our peace of mind about what we wear—progress for Bangladesh’s factory workers has been slow at best. The New York Times has described just how “disorganized and haphazard,” and in some cases entirely ineffective, the process […]

Obama to speak on health care law Thursday

President Obama(Photo: Brendan Smialowski, AFP/Getty Images) SHARECONNECT 143 TWEETCOMMENTEMAILMORE President Obama returns to a familiar topic on Thursday: Health care. Obama will discuss the economic benefits of the new health care law, spokesman Jay Carney said, a day after New York state reported that it expects private health insurance rates to drop by more than […]