Editors’ note: This is part of a series, “Op-Eds From the Future,” in which science fiction authors, futurists, philosophers and scientists write Op-Eds that they imagine we might read 10, 20 or even 100 years from now. The challenges they predict are imaginary — for now — but their arguments illuminate the urgent questions of today and prepare us for tomorrow. The opinion piece below is a work of fiction. I shouldn’t have to publish this in The New York Times. Ten years ago, I could have published this on my personal website, or shared it on one of the big social media platforms. But that was before the United States government decided to regulate both the social media platforms and blogging sites as if they were newspapers, making them legally responsible for the content they published. The move was spurred on by an unholy and unlikely coalition of media companies crying copyright; national security experts wringing their hands about terrorism; … [Read more...] about I Shouldn’t Have to Publish This in The New York Times
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Anna Sorokin, seen in the courtroom during her trial at New York State Supreme Court on April 11, 2019. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images Anna Sorokin, the prolific auburn-haired scammer who conned some of New York’s wealthiest denizens into believing that she was a German heiress with millions of euros to her name, has been found guilty of theft of services, second-degree grand larceny and first-degree grand larceny by jurors in Manhattan. This means that Sorokin, who went by the alias Anna Delvey, is facing up to 15 years in prison pending appeal.While receiving this damning news, Sorokin still managed to retain a sliver of her high-end tastes. This week, she appeared in court wearing a glamorous sheer blouse over a slip dress. Both items were black, as though the former society girl were mourning the life she’d fought so hard for but would never truly have.Subscribe to Observer’s Lifestyle NewsletterThe sentence is a shockingly definitive ruling for the … [Read more...] about What’s Going to Happen to Anna Delvey, New York’s Most Famous Fake German Heiress?
next Image 1 of 2 Roderick and Shele Covlin. (New York Post/Steven Hirsch, Warzer Jaff) prev Image 2 of 2 Attorney Robert Gottlieb, representing Roderick Covlin. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) A finance executive's estranged husband pleaded not guilty to murder Monday, more than five years after his wife was found strangled to death in a New York City bathtub, in a case full of dramatic twists. The couple had been caught in a bitter divorce process, with indications that Shele Covlin planned to cut out her husband Roderick from her $4 million estate. Investigators initially considered her death an accident, before exhuming the body and concluding she'd been strangled. Law enforcement authorities eyed but never accused the husband until Monday. Covlin's lawyer, Robert Gottlieb, said his client was "stunned" by the Sunday arrest. "There can be no credible evidence, because he did not kill his wife," Gottlieb said after a brief court appearance. Shele Covlin, … [Read more...] about New York City man arrested five years after wife’s bathtub death
Photo: Sergio Corvacho It started with money, as it so often does in New York. A crisp $100 bill slipped across the smooth surface of the mid-century-inspired concierge desk at 11 Howard, the sleek new boutique hotel in Soho. Looking up, Neffatari Davis, the 25-year-old concierge, who goes by “Neff,” was surprised to see the cash had come from a young woman who seemed to be around her age. She had a heart-shaped face and pouty lips surrounded by a wild tangle of red hair, her eyes framed by incongruously chunky black glasses that Neff, an aspiring cinematographer with an eye for detail, identified as Céline. She was looking, she said in an accent that sounded European, for “the best food in Soho.” “What’s your name?” Neff asked, after the girl waved off her suggestions of Carbone and the Mercer Kitchen and settled on the Butcher’s Daughter. “Anna Delvey,” said the young woman. She’d be staying at the hotel for a … [Read more...] about How an Aspiring ‘It’ Girl Tricked New York’s Party People — and Its Banks
Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn El Chapo trial 2018: Images from the Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquin Guzma... Fullscreen Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Emma Coronel Aispuro, wife of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, arrives at federal court in New York on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. Seth Wenig/Associated Press Fullscreen FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2017 file photo provided U.S. law enforcement, authorities escort Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, center, from a plane to a waiting caravan of SUVs at Long Island MacArthur Airport, in Ronkonkoma, N.Y. A jury has been picked for the U.S. trial of the Mexican drug lord. Seven women and five men were selected Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, as jurors in the case against Guzman. The trial is set to begin Nov. 13 with opening statements in federal court in Brooklyn. Associated Press file photo Fullscreen Emma Coronel Aispuro, wife of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, arrives at federal court in New York on … [Read more...] about Chicago drug trafficker testifies against Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman at trial in New York