This weekend, The Vivian Girls play their very last shows ever. Their band was born in Brooklyn, so it's fitting that they're going to wrapping things up, there, too, with a pair of shows: one Saturday at Death By Audio and one Sunday at Baby's All Right. The Vivian Girls: Katy "Kickball Katy" Goo ... More >>
Restaurants open at a breakneck pace here in New York City, and they trot out food from just about every corner of our planet (and sometimes many corners of our planet on one menu). In the last 12 months, we've seen a spate of Isaan spots, a Laotian joint, mash-ups of Jewish and Japanese cuisines an ... More >>
He might be an out-of-towner, but so far, Andy Ricker hasn't found much use for the PR firms employed by most of this city's biggest restaurants--the Portland restaurateur's reputation preceded his Big Apple entrance, and since landing a year and a half ago, he's had no trouble netting press or crow ... More >>
No. 11: Tum poo-plara from Somtum Der (85 Avenue A, 212-260-8570). At an Isan restaurant that specializes in papaya salad, this one rises to the very top.
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Black folks have been in the news a lot recently and, despite the fact that an African American is in the White House (and according to recent polls stands likely to stay there for the next five years), a lot of that news has been extremely depressing in the past month. From "Stand Your Ground" to w ... More >>
As the national news media continues to ramp up a crusade against Iran, NYPD officials are now insisting that New York could be the next target of an Iranian attack. NYPD's director of intelligence analysis, Mitchell Silber, spoke to the NY Daily News about the topic: "Iran is the subject of the ... More >>
The fifth single from Lady Gaga's Born This Way is "Marry The Night," an ode to the time of day that's seized the imaginations of countless pop starsit's got darkness, mystery, cooler temperatures, more opportunties for steam-borne drama, and so forth. Gaga has proven herself to be a m ... More >>
Ty BellinghamSydney, Australia transplant Ty Bellingham has taken over the kitchen at Kittichai, one of the city's best reviewed Thai upscale restaurants. His pedigree is as strong as it gets this side of Bangkok -- of course, with a name like Ty, what else would you expect? What changes hav ... More >>
Vicky WasikChef Harold DieterleHarold Dieterle is perhaps best known for winning the first season of Top Chef, but he's been obsessed with cooking since high school, after which he attended the Culinary Institute of America. He's cooked at Red Bar, 1770 House, and The Harrison. After winnin ... More >>
by Michael Feingold The sad news arrived late Wednesday afternoon of the passing of playwright, novelist and screenwriter Ron Tavel, one of the formative figures of the off-off Broadway movement in the 1960s and 70s. He was equally significant in cinema for his contributions -- as conceiver, writ ... More >>
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