The New York Sun was an American daily newspaper published in Manhattan from 2002 to 2008. It debuted on April 16, 2002, adopting the name, motto, and masthead of the earlier New York paper, The Sun (1833–1950). It became the first general-interest broadsheet newspaper to be started in New York City in several decades. Its op-ed page became a prominent platform in the country for conservative viewpoints.
North and South Brother Islands are a pair of small islands located in New York City's East River between the mainland Bronx and Rikers Island. North Brother Island was once the site of a hospital, but is now uninhabited and designated as a bird sanctuary. Until 1964, South Brother Island was part of Queens County, having been incorporated into Long Island City in 1870, but it is now part of Bronx County. It had long been privately owned, but it was purchased by the city in 2007.
The Rum Diary is a 2011 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Bruce Robinson, based on the novel of the same name by Hunter S. Thompson. Filming began in Puerto Rico in March 2009 and was released on October 28, 2011. Robinson had been sober for six-and-a-half years before he started writing the screenplay for The Rum Diary. The filmmaker found himself suffering from writer's block. He started drinking a bottle of wine a day until he finished the script and then he quit drinking again.
In England, the term North–South divide refers to the cultural, economic, and social differences between: Southern England: the South-East and South-West, including Greater London and the East of England. Northern England: the North-East, Yorkshire and the Humber and the North-West including Merseyside and Greater Manchester
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Thompson's wish for The Rum Diary was not necessarily that it would become the Great American Novel. No, he "merely" wanted it to be the "Great Puerto Rican Novel," (his words!) and he spent the next few years-mostly at Big Sur, California-vainly attempting to finish it. But -changed once Thompson managed to sell his first piece to a national magazine called Rogue, the "first really valid indication that I might actually make a living at this goddamn writing. With the novel stalled at various publishers in New York, Thompson took off for.