Katsudon--the perfect autumn lunch Constituting a sort of new Times Square for New Yorkers instead of tourists, Union Square is alive with places to eat, many offering such amenities as outdoor seating, full bars, late hours, and even bargain pricing. Some joints are small, others can accommodate ... More >>
Superheroes, sequels, and TWO Conans! Summer has arrived.
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 >>
Sounds for the masses
Black America's eulogies for the King of Pop also let us resurrect his best self
Just in case you're seeing news of that Yemeni plane crash today that includes reports of the sole survivor as a 14-year-old girl and wondering, "what happened to the 5-year-old boy sole survivor we were reading about yesterday?" -- the earlier reports turned out to be inaccurate, and many popula ... More >>
Favela Cubana's Cubano sandwichFavela Cubana is a newly opened Cuban-Brazilian spot just south of Washington Square Park, located in the same odd little strip mall as Rhong-Tiam. "Favela" is the Brazillian Portuguese word for a shanty town, so adding "Cubana" on the end...I suppose evokes down-home ... More >>
South American giant mixes it up with a Black Eyed Pea or two
A grand tour of Brazilian pop that critiques sexism as it goes
Kirsten Childs's dolphins play dangerous human games. But referee Tina Landau's asleep.
African American Artists Engage a World of Styles, All to Live Music
Celebrating Capoeiras 25 Years Here, Foot Fighters Colonize North America
Fresh from Prison, Lawrence Amoruso Turns Mulberry Street into Tobacco Road