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Five takeaways from the first New York City Democratic mayoral debate

The New York City Democratic mayoral primary has been playing out in the shadows — of the Covid-19 pandemic, of President Joe Biden’s first months in office, and former President Donald Trump’s corrosive election lie. But on Thursday night, the eight leading Democratic candidates to succeed the outgoing, term-limited Mayor Bill de Blasio finally received…MORE

News outlets ask: Is this the beginning of the end of the pandemic?

A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. You can sign up for free right here. The beginning of the end Should that headline come with an exclamation point, a question mark or a period? Different people will have different answers to that question. But Thursday’s big CDC announcements — if…MORE

‘Mom’ says goodbye with a finale that’s as much about beginnings

‘Mom’ says goodbye with a finale that’s as much about beginnings

The following contains spoilers about the “Mom” series finale. The “Mom” finale was as much about beginnings as endings, as the CBS sitcom about sobriety settled for a low-key finish, which included a wedding but not the return of one of its original stars. Anna Faris left the show before the season began, citing a…MORE

Wall Street Journal: Manhattan private school subpoenaed in connection with Trump Organization probe

Wall Street Journal: Manhattan private school subpoenaed in connection with Trump Organization probe

The Wall Street Journal reports that prosecutors have subpoenaed a Manhattan private school for information related to Trump Organization Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg’s two grandchildren. The WSJ reported that the subpoena was served to Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School, which Weisselberg’s grandchildren attend, and that Weisselberg’s former daughter-in-law Jennifer Weisselberg said she told Manhattan…MORE