Here are this month’s editors picks from Metro.us and more highlights you may have missed from December 2015:


NYC

PHOTOS: NYC graffiti artist creates anti-ISIS subway mural

Transgender community reels from possible hate crime in Queens

New York City Council bill would fine, jail employers who stiff freelancers

Sex crimes on subway leave women feeling unsafe

Gunman takes off with $8.7K from Upper East Side H&M store: Police

Mr. Bing brings Chinese street food to Times Square

Why are people ‘losing their sh--’ over this bird in Brooklyn?
 

PHILLY

Philly mosque 'overwhelmed' with support after pig head incident

Urban cowboys in need of a home

Jawn - it's the new 'Yo'

Feds settle with Aria over 'unnecessary, invasive' procedures at Torresdale campus

Philly pol pleads no contest in corruption probe

Immigration activists compare Philadelphia mayor to Donald Trump

Pig Iron returns to the beginning with 'Gentlemen Volunteers'


BOSTON

Boston political writer petitions Trump to prove he isn't a Muslim

When it comes to "trash fish," what's in a name?

Boston's newest holiday tradition: a labyrinth peace walk

Free beer in Boston is tricky business

Red Line 'Ghost Train' Twitter account pokes fun at MBTA scare

Live like a Kennedy in this Dorchester home

What's the real Champagne of beers?


ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT & LIFESTYLE

The worst films of 2015

The 10 best non-human movie characters of 2015

Should you be sending your child to school at 3 months?

World AIDS Day: Annie Lennox is positive about the future

Prince covering Radiohead's 'Creep' will melt your brain

This Star Wars bad lip-reading video is so good thanks to Han Solo

If Woody Allen did Star Wars

Three tips for nailing any kind of presentation from The Moth

Jessica 6 Nomi Ruiz on new music and being labeled a trans musician

How one engineering whiz went from homeless to Harvard


VIRAL

Man paints portrait using his penis in front of live audience

VIRAL VIDEO: Orangutan can't stop laughing at magic trick

10 times Elf on the Shelf was super naughty

We guarantee this Johnnie Walker commercial will give you chills

‘Star Wars’ Pornhub searches skyrocket during film’s opening weekend


SPORTS

Creators of mobile app Wynd takes Jets-Pats trash talk to new level

Hoverboards 'exploding' in popularity in Eagles' locker room

Burke: Why this ugly stretch will help the Patriots in the NFL playoffs

Kristian Dyer: Jets' Todd Bowles deserves to be NFL coach of the year

Harsh reaction to Chip Kelly firing ranges from angry to creative