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‘Mic Dispatch’: Trans male models and barriers to entry; exploring a rash of taxi-driver suicides

This edition looks into the barriers trans male models face within the fashion world and explores a string of New York City taxi-driver suicides amid increasing competition from ride-hailing apps.

How US cities and states plan to push back against the Trump administration on climate change

Cities and states made bold commitments to fighting climate change during the California summit — but even more needs to be done.

Don’t Fall For This: What to know before you plan your wedding and hire wedding vendors

Ready to sign over thousands of dollars to multiple contractors? Probably not. These tips help.

Best Places to Travel: Where Antoni Porowski of ‘Queer Eye’ hangs out in downtown New York City

The 'Queer Eye' star is opening a new all-day restaurant in New York City's West Village.
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‘Mic Dispatch’ episode 9: Inclusive comedy with ‘Talk Hole’ and Murray Hill

On this edition of 'Mic Dispatch,' we’re exploring inclusive comedy.

The Hudson River isn’t as gross as you think: What a huge oyster says about the quality of NYC water

A giant, 8-inch oyster discovered in the Hudson River reveals how efforts for cleaning up the water are working.

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Judge dismisses New York City’s climate change lawsuit against oil and gas companies

The judge said that climate change efforts shouldn't be decided by the courts — but the NYC lawsuit is one of many trying to force government and corporate action on climate change.

An injectable estrogen shortage reminds trans women that our fight is far from over

For 'Mic Dispatch,' correspondent Serena Daniari interviewed trans woman Emira Hajj about the injectable estrogen shortage.

Hype Daily: Roseanne’s remorse, last night’s BET Awards and more

We break down the biggest entertainment news from the past weekend.

Antoni Porowski of ‘Queer Eye’ opens up (a little) about his new restaurant in New York City

Antoni's quest to prove he really does know how to cook continues.

Why a gay bar denied entry to a blind queer person — and how to improve spaces for disabled people

Even the most progressive spaces can sometimes still have trouble with inclusivity.

Alexander Wang talks pride-inspired capsule collection and using fashion as a vehicle for change

"[I want to] use this platform that I have to share a positive message and bring people together for not only what they have in common, but what their differences are."

McDonald’s shareholders vote against a companywide ban of plastic straws

The fast food company will continue to use plastic straws in its stores worldwide.

While You Weren’t Looking: 5 stories from the Trump administration that aren’t about Mueller’s probe

The Trump administration may have tried to cover up a major water contamination crisis and Homeland Security is preparing a plan to separate immigrant families.

Caitlin FitzGerald worked hard to leave restaurants behind — and now she’s playing a waitress on TV

'Mic' spoke to Caitlin FitzGerald about how she prepared for her role in 'Sweetbitter' and the impact of #MeToo on the restaurant and acting industries.

150 years ago, a group of women fought the patriarchy by eating lunch at this NYC restaurant

Before they were fighting for the right to vote, women were fighting for the right to dine out without the accompaniment of a male chaperone.

‘Barely Adults’ web series chronicles the Great Recession blues of a young, ambitious black woman

Series creator Christine Sanders opens up about the inspiration for her first show.

Trump is keeping a New York tunnel project in limbo, and it could have major effects on the economy

Trump's opposition has put the fate of a new tunnel under the Hudson River in limbo — and it could have a nationwide effect on the economy.

For ballerina Misty Copeland, NYC is full of memories — particularly at the Red Lobster in Queens

Misty Copeland had to teach herself to cook healthily when she moved to NYC, but she's always had a soft spot for fast food.

If running is your ideal way to travel the world, here’s how to plan a race-cation

Plus, five races where you can explore amazing places, from Bermuda to Havana, on foot.

The bacon-infused cocktail isn’t going anywhere

In our increasingly wellness-obsessed world, cocktails featuring meat have become a hedonistic form of resistance.

Why the self-pour beer revolution is here to stay

These tech-driven bars serve beer by the ounce — so you can sample multiple types — and reduce beer waste at the same time.

In ‘Apologies From Men,’ the words of accused sexual harassers become the lyrics of cutesy songs

Don't anger comedian Lauren Maul with your bad apology, lest you become fodder for her kitschy music video series.

‘Top Chef’ judge Gail Simmons on what the #MeToo movement means for restaurants

"There’s a perception of a glamorous industry — that you’re an exception to a rule — and like in Hollywood, that has changed and damaged lives."

NYPD officer who fatally shot Deborah Danner is found not guilty of all charges

After a two-week bench trial, Justice Robert A. Neary of the state Supreme Court ruled that prosecutors had not proven NYPD Sgt. Hugh Barry was unjustified when he shot and killed Deborah Danner.

An insider look at Spyscape, New York’s first museum dedicated to the art of spying and hacking

Could you cut it as a spy? This museum will tell you if you have the skills for it.

After Super Bowl protests, Black Lives Matter supporters turn their focus to schools

The week of action comes on the heels of Black Lives Matter protests at the Super Bowl in Minneapolis.

It’s the age of Aquaria — and we’re just along for the ride

"You never know which face is going to be your last so I like to make the most of the night."

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio issues guidance on city’s controversial monuments

The city will only remove one of its controversial statues, but add context and commission works honoring underrepresented groups.