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One year later: Liberian chemist reflects on trauma of arrest

"I thought it was a joke." Sitting in his office behind his wife's hair salon in West Philadelphia, Vickson Korlewala is going over their arrest on robbery charges a year ago -- charges that, he claims, were baseless. He says that police evidence -- surveillance images of the...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 12:40pm

How a city girl finally found relaxation in Utah's red mountains

When the invitation to Utah’s Red Mountain Resort arrived in June, I was on a crammed subway train in the depth of summer — the furthest possible place from relaxation. But arriving at the wellbeing-focused resort, which sits on a lava field at the foot of the eponymous red peaks, is...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 2:04pm

PHOTOS: New York on Location shows what's behind the camera

Movie magic is all around us on the streets of New York City, but there's plenty going on behind the scenes — and people making it happen without the recognition of onscreen talent. Normally closed to the public, Kaufman Astoria Studios opened its gates this Sunday and rolled out over...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 1:19pm

Here's the all-star menu at Chefs Club Counter, the fine-fast restaurant

Celebrity chef food is coming to a new fast-casual — excuse me, “fine-fast” — setting in SoHo. Los Angeles breakfast sensation Eggslut and New York’s own Jean-George Vongerichten make up the spectrum of popular to venerable chefs whose dishes will be served at Chefs...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 10:12am

Ghost hunting in Morris-Jumel Mansion, Manhattan's oldest house

Manhattan’s oldest house doesn’t come without some supernatural baggage. That’s been the experience of people who’ve come through Morris-Jumel Mansion in Washington Heights since the 1800s, and there’s a bona fide paranormal expert on staff who leads bimonthly tours...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 10:54am

UPDATE: Looking back at Lil' Kim's style through the years

On Sunday, Lil' Kim posted a photo of herself to Instagram showing everyone her latest look, causing an uproar amongst many of her fans and social media followers. People have commented on her appearance by saying she doesn’t look anything like she did in the 1990s. RELATED:PHOTOS:...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 11:07am

Why are Nicki and Azealia practically naked at Paris Fashion Week?

Nicki Minaj is at Paris Fashion Week. So is Azealia Banks. And they are both just letting it all hang out. And by “it,” I mean their left breast, and entire ass, respectively. Related:Azealia Banks slams Nicki Minaj for mobile game mockery At least Nicki is giving Lil’ Kim a...

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 12:11am

PHOTOS: We want the Museum of Ice Cream to stay forever

Look at this wonderland of imagination and style. The Museum of Ice Cream is here (it officially opens July 29), and it's every bit the California summer-inspired ice cream paradise that creator Maryellis Bunn promised. The complimentary Scoop of the Week awaits at the welcome counter...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 12:39pm

New York's Museum of Chocolate is as delicious as it is educational

When master chocolatier Jacques Torres announced he was bringing a chocolate museum to Manhattan, we had our doubts. Last summer’s Museum of Ice Cream was an interactive art gallery rather than historic exploration of the frozen treat, while the Museum of Feelings was little more than a...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 12:09pm

Brandon Stanton: Getting to know the man behind Humans of New York

  On a cloudy Friday afternoon, Metro met with photographer Brandon Stanton in front of the Barnes & Noble bookstore on the north side of Union Square at 17th street in Manhattan. The banner advertising his “Humans of New York” book event on Oct. 15, a project that stemmed...

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 4:43pm

PHOTOS: A look back at NYC Guardian Angels in NYC from the 1980s

After a recent rash of New York City subway slashings, the well-known citizen patrol organization Guardian Angels aremaking their way back to New York City subway platformsto add an extra level of presence and safety to the subway system. RELATED: MAP:NYC sees increase in subway slashings The...

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 10:53am

PHOTOS: 26 transgender models you should follow on Instagram

Here are 26 transgender models you should know and follow on Instagram. Whether you want to stay inspired by their creativity and style, or admire their courage for being true to themselves, follow these trendsetters and gamechangers on social media.  1. Shay Neary...

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 4:46pm

PHOTOS: Johnny Depp through the years

Award-winning actor Johnny Depp landed his first starring role in the 1987 television series "21 Jump Street" and quickly became a teen heartthrobin the late 1980s. Depp's acting roles range from playing a bad boy in "Cry Baby" to a social misfit in "Edward...

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 4:47pm

New York as a craft beer: How Brew Dogs bottled the city

Winter arrived late in 2014 — except for one random freezing Saturday in an otherwise balmy mid-November week. And the crew of Esquire network’s Brew Dogs spent most of it on a downtown Brooklyn rooftop, filming the final scene of their citywide experiment in creating the...

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 11:10am

Ronda Rousey nude pics 'leak' (new photo gallery)

Ronda Rousey is set to be featured inSports Illustrated's swimsuit issue this month, but she won't be wearing a swimsuit. She'll be wearing body paint. You can view the photos here and here. The photos were "leaked" on the Internet Monday, but it's highly likely that...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 9:02am

Winners of 'The Voice': Where are they now?

NBC's "The Voice" has firmly established itself as not just a leader in the reality singing competition genre but as a ratings juggernaut in TV in general. But does all that attention translate into success for each season's eventual winner? Eight talented vocalists have taken...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 8:59am

PHOTOS: These kids are having a hard time with their Easter Bunny photos

These creepy Easter Bunny pictures will haunt you in your dreams. Easter is another holiday where young kids will go to the local mall or department store to take a photo with the holiday's mascot — the Easter Bunny.  Much like taking pictures with Santa, taking picutres with...

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 5:18pm

Cast of 'Friends': Where are they now?

The time has come. The cast of Friends will come together for a reunion that will air on Sunday, Feb. 21, at 9 p.m. The show was created to honor sitcom director James Burrows who recently directed his 1000th television episode. Burrows directed 15 episodes of Friends. While many of us were...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 12:41am

PHOTOS: 12 transgender celebrities and public figures you should know

Check out this list of some transgender celebrities and public figures. Ines Rau Exited to see what's the new year is about to bring. Life is a fairy tale A post shared by INES RAU (@supa_ines) on Mar 18, 2017 at 6:36am PDT Ines Rau is a 25 year-old transgender model who was born in...

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 10:16am

Mr. Bing brings Chinese street food to Times Square

From his cheerfully orange Mr. Bing booth at UrbanSpace’s Garment Street Holiday Market, Brian Goldberg is serving up something you’ve probably never heard of before. Jian bing is the street cart food staple in Beijing, where he studied Mandarin in 1998. The stuffed sandwich-style...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 7:48pm