What Tom Suozzi’s victory can teach NY Dems about reaching out to Asian American voters

Democrat Tom Suozzi focused on building support among Asian Americans in his campaign to replace ousted Rep. George Santos, and strategists say his campaign’s success offers a blueprint for other candidates in upcoming competitive elections who need to reach the growing and diverse population. Asian American voters make up more than 20% of the voting … Read more

Is the Jazz’s 3-point strategy the right one?

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Jazz coach Will Hardy their game agains the Charlotte Hornets in Salt Lake City on Thursday, February. 22, 2024.   | Feb. 23, 2024, 7:06 a.m. Three thoughts on the Utah Jazz’s 115-107 loss to the Charlotte Hornets from Salt Lake Tribune Jazz beat writer Andy Larsen. 1. … Read more

2 CUNY campuses in Queens evacuated due to bomb threat: NYPD

CUNY’s York College and Queens College were evacuated on Thursday after receiving an emailed bomb threat, police said. Authorities later cleared both schools after deeming the threat “non credible,” according to the NYPD. The message from an unknown person threatening both schools came in at 12:48 p.m., the NYPD said. Police said the schools were … Read more

The Best Movies and TV to Stream This Week: February 23

Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal in All of Us Strangers. Photo by Parisa Taghizadeh, Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures From a major Oscar winner to one of this year’s biggest awards snubs, this week is filled with some recent quality content. Plus, a fun new spin-off of The Good Wife, FX’s newest blockbuster series, and some … Read more

Alta’s base snow depth is deeper than last year

Its base is deeper than it was on this date last year, with more snow in the forecast. (Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Alta Ski Area general manager Mike Maughan walks around employee facilities, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022. The ski area saw a record snowfall that season, but this February’s numbers may be … Read more

BuzzFeed Unloads Complex, CEO Jonah Peretti To Focus On A.I.

Jonah Peretti (left) said the Complex sale will allow BuzzFeed to focus on other efforts like A.I. Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Buzzfeed buzzfeed (BZFD) said yesterday (Feb. 21) it had finalized the sale of its pop culture media brand Complex Networks to Ntwrk, a livestream shopping platform. The all-cash deal, worth almost $109 million, is … Read more

Utah Gov. Cox calls gender-affirming care ‘genital-mutilation surgery’

Gov. Spencer Cox called gender-affirming healthcare for transgender people “gender mutilation surgery” during an event promoting his “Disagree Better” initiative in Washington, D.C. He also claimed that “no one” in Utah has taken their own life as a result of the state’s ban on such care for transgender youth. During a conversation at George Washington … Read more

How Israel Englander And Ken Griffin Made Their Billions in 2023

Israel Englander (left) and Ken Griffin. Getty Images On Bloomberg’s annual list of the highest-earning hedge fund founders published on Feb. 20, Millennium Management’s Israel Englander and Citadel’s Ken Griffin claimed the top two spots with personal investment gains of $2.8 billion and $2.6 billion, respectively. Their secret is simple: hire incredibly bright people and take … Read more

An Interview with NOMAD Fair Founder Giorgio Pace

Brun Fine Art at NOMAD 2023. DePasquale Michael and Maffini Martina Yesterday (Feb. 21), NOMAD returned to St. Moritz for the seventh time since Giorgio Pace and Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte’s exclusive contemporary art and design fair first mounted a show in the chic Engadin Valley resort town in 2018. In the years since, the pair has … Read more

Engineer accused of negligence in Bronx building collapse hit with 2-year suspension

An engineer accused of contributing to a partial building collapse in the Bronx last December by misidentifying a structural column at the seven-story residential property has been suspended from inspecting building exteriors for two years, after a preliminary investigation into the incident, according to city officials. The engineer, Richard Koenigsberg, must also pay a $10,000 … Read more

Christie’s Poised to Break Brice Marden’s Record With $50M Painting

Brice Marden, Event, (2004-2007). Courtesy Christie’s A never-before-seen Brice Marden painting is expected to smash the abstract artist’s auction record when it is offered up by Christie’s this spring. Painted between 2004 and 2007, Event “marks the finest example by Brice Marden to come to auction,” said Sara Friedlander, Christie’s deputy chairman of post-war and … Read more

Early Addition: A tale of 2 tooth fairies

Early Addition is a daily newsletter to guide you through New York City news, plus other tidbits from around the internet. Sign up here to get the full version in your inbox every weekday morning. Good Thursday morning in New York City, where the parks that don’t have fancy conservancies need some love. Here’s what … Read more

An Interview with Alison McDonald On Gagosian Quarterly’s Refresh

Behind-the-scenes photograph from The Virgin Suicides (1999), directed by Sofia Coppola, on the cover of “Gagosian & Film,” a supplement for Gagosian Quarterly, Spring 2024. Artwork: Sofia Coppola. Photo: courtesy Gagosian When Alison McDonald first joined Gagosian as publishing director, the art gallery still followed the traditional model of sending out invitation cards for upcoming … Read more

An Interview With Art Economist Magnus Resch

Earlier this month, art economist Magnus Resch debuted his latest book: “How to Collect Art,” from Phaidon Press. Too much in the art world is assumed, and too often those who would like to participate in it to a greater degree are put off for fear that basic questions may make them appear stupid or—worse—poor. … Read more

Koyoté is SLC’s newest ramen shop

Plus: A pop-up arepa bar, ‘dirty’ sodas for a good cause, and new restaurant openings. (Kolbie Peterson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Koyote’s American shoyu ramen is photographed on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024.   | Feb. 22, 2024, 2:04 p.m. This article is reprinted from the Utah Eats newsletter, compiled by Kolbie Peterson, The Salt Lake … Read more

Republican opponent raises nearly 6x the funds Cline has

Defying calls for her to resign now, Utah state school board member Natalie Cline is instead running for reelection — and her Republican opponent has already raised 11 times more than she did during her entire 2020 race. Cline’s latest contribution report showed that as of Wednesday afternoon, she had raised a little over $4,500 … Read more

If all we do is continue to point fingers, we will wake up one day and not recognize our country

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” — Edmund Burke It would seem our state Legislature, governors, Congress, president, and former president have come up with the solutions to: Immigration (after the election); transgender issues; homelessness; affordable housing; CRT and DEI (most do not even know … Read more

Utah lawmakers should focus on building greater public trust, not going after journalists

In the face of a growing Utah government secrecy, there are few checks and balances left except for independent journalism. Instead of pointing fingers, lawmakers could help. (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Rep. Robert Spendlove, R-Sandy, left, and House Speaker Mike Schultz, R-Hooper, answer questions during their weekly House media availability at the … Read more

More bus routes will help Utahns, advocates say

Rural Utahns called on the Legislature to fund investment in public transportation at the Capitol on Wednesday. (Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) The UTA Utah Valley Express (UVX), part of UTA’s bus rapid transit system (BRT) between Orem and Provo. Wednesday, May 30, 2018.   | Feb. 22, 2024, 1:00 p.m. For Anastasia Green, … Read more

Why Utah’s Great Salt Lake is two colors

As the Great Salt Lake edged toward the brink of ecological collapse in recent years, Utah’s resource managers found sealing off its railroad causeway was one of the quickest and cheapest ways to save it. Turns out, the causeway has likely kept the over-tapped lake viable for decades, allowing multimillion-dollar lake-based industries and massive flocks … Read more

MTA contractors underpaid NYC subway cleaners during height of COVID, lawsuit alleges

The city comptroller’s office filed a lawsuit on Thursday against two MTA contractors for underpaying workers hired to clean subway cars and stations during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The lawsuit, filed in the city Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings, claims the companies Fleetwash and Ln Pro Services paid wages to 394 workers … Read more

‘Ritual child abuse’ could become a crime in Utah

Utah County sheriff said ritual child abuse does happen, and should be banned in criminal law. But some legislators doubted whether that is needed. (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Cara Baldree holds a picture of herself at the age of 6, when she says she endured several years of abuse, after testifying before … Read more