Earlier this week, a judge in the Bronx ruled in the case of Edward Garry, who has served more than twenty years in prison for the murder, in 1995, of a retired N.Y.P.D. detective. The judge's opinion ran sixty-one pages, but it was five words that mattered most: "a new trial is ordered."
Michelle Obama: first lady-to-be, fashion plate and now, online pitch. Mrs. Obama surprised J. Crew when she wore one of its outfits on her Oct. 27 appearance on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno."
Magazines' newsstand sales plummeted in the last six months of 2009, and subscriptions dropped as well. Newsstand sales for the 472 consumer titles in the United States measured by the Audit Bureau of Circulations declined 9.1 percent, to 39.3 million, in the last half of 2009 versus the same period a year earlier, the organization reported this morning.