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Smart Food, Indeed! This Delicious Popcorn Helps Autistic People Land Jobs

Sam Bier (Photo via Popcorn for the People’s Instagram

If Popcorn for the People had a kernel, it was 24-year-old Samuel Bier.

Bier, who is autistic, wanted to work, travel, and live like everyone else. Three years ago, he applied for jobs, but was constantly rejected. The unemployment rate for people with autism is 80 to 90%, and it was clear that the system was working against him. That was until his parents, two doctors, saw him joyfully eating popcorn while watching Monty Python.

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Can These Celebrity-Designed Pistols Make a Dent in America’s Gun Problem?

(Photo: Erica Commisso)

New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist designed his half of the gun with the Rangers’ jersey colors, his number 30 in red and white on the blue handle. On the barrel of the gun: The New York City skyline at sunset. Lundqvist’s twin brother, Joel, designed the other side of the Colt Python 357 Magnum revolver. He’s a hockey player too, in his native Sweden, so he also had his team colors painted on the gun’s handle.

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Popping Into the Whitney’s Andy Warhol Retrospective, Opening Monday

(Photos by Jess Rohan unless noted)

Andy Warhol once called New York the best place in the world, and Warhol was the patron saint of the alternative East Village culture that today’s NYU students both mourn and gradually cannibalize. Head to the Whitney Museum of American Art next week to pay homage to the artist who pioneered loving stuff ironically, from selfies and celebs to fake news.

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‘Democracy Dies in Dampness’: Massive Lines, Broken Scanners, Epic Waits to Vote in Soggy NYC

(Photo via @dagesjuvelierkeates on Instagram)

If you thought the line for a last-minute Halloween costume was as bad as it got, you may have learned otherwise when you headed to the polls this morning. As if the soggy weather wasn’t bad enough, New Yorkers reported downed scanners and waits of up to four hours. (Gonna need those free drinks!) Even Mayor de Blasio had to wait in line; he emerged from his Brooklyn polling location calling for voting reform and saying “NYC deserves so much better.” The state Attorney General’s office announced that as of 3:30pm, it had received roughly 100 complaints about New York City poll sites with broken scanners. Here’s a look at this morning’s carnage in the B+B area.

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NYC’s Empty Newspaper Boxes Are Being Turned Into Woke Lending Libraries

(Photos courtesy of New York Mini Libraries)

On your way to the polls, grab a leftist polemic or a dystopic novel from the guerrilla mini-libraries that started popping up in old newspaper boxes around Manhattan yesterday.

“Books are weapons in the war of ideas,” a sticker on the newsrack-turned-mini-library on the corner of Reade Street and Centre Street reads, paraphrasing a Franklin D. Roosevelt quote. “Arm yourself.”

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After the Midterms, Marxism: Socialists Gear Up For Fall Conference

While cable news pundits are busy predicting outcomes for Tuesday’s midterms, New York socialists have already set the schedule for a Marxism conference for this weekend; they plan to discuss the same topics no matter who wins on Election Day.

The conference– Saturday from 11am to 8pm at the New School, 66 W. 12th St— is for “hundreds of socialists and activists from NYC and the broader Mid-Atlantic region to dig into the theory, history and practice,” the event page reads.

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Parquet Courts Releases a Neil Young Cover to Feed Your Election Hacking Fears

With Georgia investigating an alleged hacking attempt into the state’s voter registration system, we’re reminded of just how easy it is to hack an election. And that’s just one thing we have to worry about. Hackers are stealing private Facebook messages, inserting malicious microchips into household items and military systems, and now they can even control your brain.

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