The last few nights, America has been transfixed by scenes of police in tanks scowling at and tear gassing protestors in Ferguson, Missouri who want answers after unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer. Spike Lee isn’t the first person to note the similarity between Brown’s case and that of Eric Garner, but now that he’s shown off a tribute to Michael Brown hanging in front of 40 Acres and A Mule next to the tribute to Eric Garner, he is the first person in America to have the distinction of hosting tributes to not just one, but the two most high-profile cases of unarmed black men killed by the police over the last month.
It almost definitely won’t be the best prank of the year, but as far as we can tell it is the first: Coney Island Brewery sent out a press release this morning announcing their move into food production with the debut of their newest product, Siren of the Sea, a gourmet line of canned mermaid.
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The Spring Equinox has come and past but the world, or at least New York, still feels grey and damp, so here’s a surefire sign that spring weather and good things are coming: Coney Island’s Opening Day is just over a week away (!). The Happiest Place on Earth (ya, we know that actually refers […]