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  • Film

    September 10, 2014

    How Kevin Smith Got Young Again

    The indie veteran and podcast pro on Tusk -- and what will finally shut him up

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2014

    Things Outkast Is Cooler Than: The Complete List

    Outkast have made something of an art form out of cleverly describing their own level of "cool." Though the Atlanta duo is far from the first rap group to do so, Big Boi and Andre 3000 have certainly made a game out of it, employing all manner of wordplay in their explanations of the matter. "Cooler ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    Eat Lobster Rolls for Hurricane Sandy Relief This Week

    Maine lobster may seem ubiquitous in New York City now, but that hasn't always been the case. "Lobster was much more of a regional product 20 years ago," explains Maine Lobster Council Director Marianne Lacroix. "But the catch has really been rising in Maine. So we've developed more products and fou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    When Not Making Rap Hits, Harry Fraud Surfs With Manatees and Rocks Out to Sublime

    Editor's note: In Tweets is Watching, Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline. Hit man Harry Fraud dropped his new Adrift project yesterday, which the hip-hop producer has teased on Twitter to be a mix of "stuff you may have heard and stuff ... More >>

  • Film

    October 3, 2012
  • Dining

    August 22, 2012

    Neta: Cool Fish, Cool Place

    Two Masa alums bend the sushi rules in the West Village

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    The Craziest Chinese Menu In Town

    I've seen some offbeat things on Chinese menus--like "Shrimp vs. prawns," which always makes me uncomfortable; I hate the idea of shellfish not getting along! But never have I seen such florid, cuckoo, wacky, fun sounding items as on the menu of Grand Sichuan on 24th Street and 9th Avenue (and othe ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 25, 2012

    Palling Around

    The gang's all 
at the bellhouse

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Scientists Blame Facebook and Twitter on Animals

    And now for some good news about the human condition: We can't be held fully accountable for the creation of the two horrible timesucks that make social interaction meaningless Facebook and Twitter. Scientists say that it's the animals' fault -- specifically, smart animals such as dolphins, whales ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    The Couple Of The Year!

    No, it wasn't Beyoncé and Jay-Z or Lindsay Lohan and the magistrate. It was Buddy and Pedro, the hot-looking penguins at the Toronto zoo.

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    Matt Taibbi: Vampire Squid Metaphor 'Clearly Getting a Little Old'

    ​In 2009, Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi applied the most apt metaphor for Goldman Sachs that anyone has yet come up with, calling the bank "a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money." The phrase took ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    Central Park Zoo's Baby Penguins Have a Blog

    Have you seen the baby penguins of the Central Park Zoo? There are eight of them, and they are adorable. And like anything adorable, or moderately savvy about the internet in the year 2011, they have a blog! It is called The Real Chicks of Central Park, and it promises "chick flicks, chick pics, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    Everyone Loves Dolphins Except Me!

    Dolphin Tale is a big hit, and every time a dolphin appears on cable, the ratings go higher than Jersey Shore. And if it's a dolphin on the Jersey Shore, forgetaboutit! Everyone simply adores dolphins, lining up for a chance to see them jump and splash and indulge in belly-to-belly copulation and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Zabar's Turns to Wikipedia to Defend Its Definition of "Lobster Salad"

    ​Because a) August is a bit slow for news and b) sacred cow tastes best when it's freshly slaughtered, the world now knows that Zabar's spent the better part of the last two decades passing off crawfish salad as lobster salad.

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Is It Okay to Eat Shark in Celebration of Shark Week?

    ​ Next week is Shark Week, when the Discovery Channel tries to educate the public about this noble animal by airing shows like "Killer Sharks" and "Jaws of the Pacific," because, as everyone knows, the best way to motivate the public to protect an oft-threatened species is to make people death ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2011

    Ailing Penguin Stuck in New Zealand Offered Ride Home Or Spot At SeaWorld

    ​Happy Feet, a young emperor penguin, is stranded in New Zealand. It (scientists haven't determined if the bird is male or female) arrived there last Monday, its appearance being the first time in 44 years that an emperor penguin has been spotted in New Zealand. All is not well. Happy Feet fel ... More >>

  • Film

    June 22, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Shark Fin Soup Continues to Be Served at a Troubling Number of NYC Restaurants

    Bloody harvest.​While plenty of people have asked why New York restaurants continue to serve blue fin tuna, they've largely ignored the similarly problematic inclusion of shark fin soup on menus across the city. But according to the Humane Society, there's ample reason to pay attention.

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Ten Fascinating Ethnic Ingredients Chefs Should Get to Know Better

    Sprinkled with sesame seeds, marinated jellyfish makes a memorable summer salad​ The last couple of decades have flooded NYC with colorful cuisines many of us never knew existed, and stocked ethnic markets with exotic ingredients that had strange names and fascinating properties. This influx ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Goose Assassin Hired by New York City Department of Sanitation

    ​When federal agents slaughtered more than 250 geese in Prospect Park midway through the summer last year, boxing them up and tossing them into a gas chamber under the cover of darkness, we hoped the worst was over. But according to a new report in the Brooklyn Paper, the city is going after t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Costco Expands List of Endangered Fish It Won't Sell

    ​While Whole Foods has whimped out on its imperative to safeguard endangered ocean fish - as reported by Fork in the Road -- Costco manned up last August and declared an outright sales ban on seven fish species that are among the most stressed worldwide.

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    World's Oldest Winery Found; Clotted Whale Cholesterol is Latest Cool Cocktail Ingredient

    ​Lettie Teague considers the outrageous wine bottle upsell at some restaurants and asks just how much is too much. [Wall Street Journal] Scientists have discovered the world's oldest known winery in a cavern in Armenia, outside a village still known for its winemaking skills. [Wall Street Jou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    Where Am I Eating? Lupa

    ​In this week's Where Am I Eating contest, Kat Chang reigned supreme, correctly guessing that the dishes shown are from Lupa. Kat, please email Natasha to choose your cookbook. The dish above is from the fish antipasti section of the menu, a toss of silky sardines with golden raisins, pin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    Peels on the Bowery: Southern-Latin Swirl

    Lamb shank with beans, mezcal and mole​We last stopped by Peels a few weeks ago for a drink and a fantastic squid appetizer. Now that it's been open nearly a month, we headed back for a full meal.

  • Columns

    August 11, 2010

    France's Sexiest Leading Man Speaks

    A mesmerizing chat with the star of gangster epic Mesrine

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Special Things for People Without Summer Fridays: Penguins in an Office! (Video)

    via San Francisco Zoo​It's that time of week to feel glad that you're in front of a computer (and still in the office) instead of lying on the beach drinking mojitos like some wastrel. Because today we have...penguins! In an office! Knocking over a camera and being adorably penguin-like! This ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    Virgin Seal Gets a Taste of Romance, First Kiss, and Maybe More...

    via the PostGo ahead, click to enlarge. Even make it your background, we won't tell.​I mean, really, given our adorable animal obsession, how could we not blog about this? Bernie, the New York Aquarium's only harbor seal, has a new girlfriend, Coral, who moved to his exhibit this month from At ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Mike Bloomberg Issues Ultimatum: "It's Geese or Human Beings"

    via New York Times​You've probably heard that a whole bunch of Canada geese were exterminated earlier this month, since they have an unfortunate tendency, when not minding their own business in Prospect Park, to occasionally fly into planes. Even poor Sticky, the goose shot with an arrow who w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2010

    New York Post Declares Geese "Clear and Present Danger," Supports Wiping Them Out

    ​There's nothing like stoking the fear which sits mostly dormant -- though it's certainly there -- in the bellies of New Yorkers everywhere. Mentioning Giuliani usually gets 'em going, but if you want to cut the crap, mention airplane crashes. Or worse, almost-airplane crashes. That's the stra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    Wanted: Information on Sticky's Whereabouts after the Prospect Park Goose Massacre

    via The New York Times​Remember Sticky? He was the Prospect Park goose who was flying and swimming with an arrow through his neck a few weeks ago. He was a local media sweetheart for several days as he evaded capture by park employees and then surfaced again sans arrow. Well, he narrowly escap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    Pescetarian Delights of NYC: Ika Sansai

    ​ While ice cream or a cold beer are more common antidotes to the summer's oppressive humidity, a few forkfuls of chilled squid salad can provide more unlikely succor.

  • Voice Choices

    April 13, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Poor Baby Whale Stuck in East Hampton

    A young whale may find itself in trouble if it ventures to East Hampton alone.​Warning: This is a sad one. Not only do we hate when an adorable animal is in trouble, this particular adorable animal, a humpback whale calf, is stuck in possibly the worst place for whales -- Main Beach at East Ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Do Christmas Eve Italian-Style: Celebrate with a Feast of the Seven Fishes

    dmahendra/flickrOne fish, two fish. Three fish... seven.​Forget turkey and Christmas ham. Do the holiday the Italian way with fish, fish, and more fish. On Christmas Eve, Italian Americans celebrate with the Feast of the Seven Fishes. Tomorrow night, Saul is hosting a Feast, as is Patsy's.

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Nat'l History Blue Whale Sends Our Hearts A-Twitter

    People are always sending us twitter faves like The_Real_Shaq and the fake Pam and Jim, but we find few of these accounts as delightful as that of the Museum of Natural History's Blue Whale. Suspended from the ceiling of the Whale Room, the large mammal shows wit and verve of a sort we are unaccusto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    Top Chef: Things That Make You Go Bam

    photo: izik/flickrThe end is near. The final four cheftestants arrived in New Orleans last night and met up with guest judge Emeril Lagasse, the only guest judge we can recall not meriting a Hosea testimonial about the chef's importance. The only person who remarked on Emeril's credentials was Jamie ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 12, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 5, 2008

    Bear-Back Mounting at the Museum of Sex

    I got some hot action over at the Museum of Sex's Sex Lives of Animals exhibit the other night. I got to stand with friends in front of a slide of two pandas doing the dirty! That might not sound very gratifying to you, but maybe you're not as crazy about bears as I am. In fact, I've been seguing in ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 24, 2007

    Tonguing the Devil

    East Village Japanese offers unusual home-style delicacies

  • Film

    November 7, 2006
  • News

    October 31, 2006

    Who Killed Robert Konopka?

    His psychotic Rikers cellmate—or the prison system itself?

  • Screens

    July 25, 2006
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    July 18, 2006
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    July 11, 2006
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    June 27, 2006
  • Specials

    July 19, 2005
  • Film

    December 7, 2004
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    March 18, 2003
  • Books

    September 26, 2000
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