National Irish Coffee Day is tomorrow, and if we can learn anything from the whiskey-spiked cup o' joe, it might be this: never underestimate your airport bartender. In 1942, you see, when turbulent weather caused a herd of disgruntled travelers to deplane at an airbase in Foynes (a port town in Cou ... More >>
Colum McCann crosses oceans and rivers
A beggar's banquet of Rolling Stones films
[ See More 3 Good Things: 3 Good Things: Vodka, Bacon, Lunch | 3 Good Things: The Future of Food | 3 Good Things: City Island, Fish Sauce, Fino ] 1 A Belfast-based design company goes mackerel fishing together off the coast of Northern Ireland. They fish, gut, cook, and finally eat together. [Ace ... More >>
via RTESean Quinn, once rated Ireland's richest man with a fortune estimated around €4 billion (about $6 billion), declared bankruptcy yesterday. The Irish Independent reports Quinn told a Belfast court he acquired untenable debts after investing in the failing Anglo Irish Bank. In technica ... More >>
While it goes without saying that the main attraction of this weekend's Norton Records 25th Anniversary All-Star Spectacular is the fine garage/punk/R&B sounds that will be blaring from The Bell House, the chance to see the mind-blowing music industry subversive Kim Fowley playing master of c ... More >>
Sean Muldoon, international man of mixology.Back in March, we told you about impending changes at Harry's Café and Steak. Famed Irish mixologist Sean Muldoon, known as the visionary behind the storied Merchant Hotel bar in Belfast, was enlisted to breathe new life into the cocktail program a ... More >>
The next hotspot?On the heels of the Rum House reopening with a hip new drinks list, it looks like the next old-school bar to overhaul its cocktail menu will be the bar at the back of Harry's Café and Steak.
Justin Noel1534, the new cocktail bar located beneath the French bistro Jacques in Nolita, is opening ce soir with its menu of colonially inspired drinks and snacks. Head bartender Justin Noel started working with the bar a few months back as a consultant (he's with Contemporary Cocktails, wh ... More >>
American beer sales are falling. The culprits? Wine, cocktail culture, the lack of innovation among big U.S. breweries, and the growing American bourgeoisie. [The Atlantic Food Channel] Pugliese Vineyards on Long Island is permitted to label its sparkling wines "Champagne" because it was alr ... More >>
Mickey McIlroy will not make you a unicorn.Back before every bartender was a self-proclaimed mixologist and seasonal cocktail lists were announced via press release, a business card was circulated among those in the know for an unmarked and unlisted bar on a dingy Lower East Side block where ... More >>
From L.A. to Bali, city workers film mayor touting himself at your expense
Post-post-punk art crews buckle up for disenchantment
As his behavior has shown, Mayor Bloomberg doesn't like the press much, but when he finds friends among them he treats them right. The Irish Voice (no relation) has endorsed him enthusiastically, and the Bloomberg has granted the paper an extraordinarily long interview in which the Mayor seems rela ... More >>
SXSW 2009: the sound of a thousand Babydick jokes cracking. Full list, with arbitrarily bolded highlights, below.
Dark Meat at last year's SXSW, photo by Rebecca Smeyne See, it's totally lame, don't worry, you're not missing a thing South by Southwest just firebombed everybody's inboxes with a partial list of names playing this year's barbecue-and-booze blitz. A quick scan reveals the midsize marquee names to ... More >>
Famously busted for his Revolution-era sub, artist/mariner Duke Riley returns at Magnan Projects
Food and films in a sensory chamber out of a Logan's Run fantasy
Sass, radical chic, and the inevitable emanation of shanty house theory, but is that enough?
Northern Ireland: Female 'troubles' and soap opera bubbles
Not Yesterday Once More
White Power and Al Qaeda Unite Against America
Notes From the Underground
A Peace Movement Grows in New York and Beyond