In her autobiography I Put a Spell on You, Nina Simone recalled the Greenwich Village of the '50s and '60s as a scene where beboppers, folkies, blues devotees and bohemians of all stripes would seek out their music in close proximity. Decades later, Winter Jazzfest takes stock of a new historical mo ... More >>
Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>
Photo courtesy Ivy StarkIvy Stark eats from the street
Dos Caminos is one of the city's more upscale Mexican restaurants, but chef Ivy Stark has a soft spot for Mexican street food. So much so that she just wrote a book about tacos, tortas, and a bevy of other street snacks titled, appropria ... More >>
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Peter Hoffman's East Village spot Back Forty will kick off summer by throwing its first Crab Boil of the season. For ... More >>
opentable.comThe product of blood, sweat, and tearsIt's almost time for the Oscars. That is, the Oscars of the food world: the James Beard Foundation Awards. Today marked the announcement of the restaurant and chef semifinalists, who were chosen from a record 28,000 online entries. Finalists ... More >>
An assistant bank manager in East Hills, Long Island has been charged with laundering money that reeked of weed. The Daily News reports that Natanzia St. Rose is accused of exchanging $50,000 in illicit funds through the JP Morgan Chase branch where she worked. The large amounts of cash were ... More >>
Pomp, circumstance, product placement, and varying levels of inebriation all converged at Avery Fisher Hall last night for the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards. Many white men were awarded large gold pendants that dangled from green sashes. It was a particularly good night for New York, wit ... More >>
Why is she smiling? Why do you think? This poster hangs in the Ganja Gallery bar, a legal dope dispensary in Boulder, Colorado."Medical" and "marijuana" don't yet go together in New York, as a 58-year-old Staten Island man recently discovered. He showed up at the hospital last Friday for treatment ... More >>
Will the spirit of James Beard smile upon New York chefs?The James Beard Foundation announced its list of semi-finalists for the annual James Beard Awards today, kicking off the food world's very own Oscar season scrum. The semi-finalists were selected from a pool of 21,000 online entries; th ... More >>
The 2009 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index is out, purporting to show how citizens in each state in the union have been doing in terms of emotional and physical status. New York showed a net gain over last year of 0.3 points, from 64.7 to 65. No, we didn't notice, either.
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Kraft says it's still interested in purchasing British confectioner Cadbury, but stresses that it would "maintain a disciplined approach." The conglomerate has been beating sales estimates, but acquiring Cadbury would help it grow even more.
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Oh cute: Google has announced its Doodle for Google art contest winner. It's Christin Engelberth of Bernard A. Harris Jr High School in San Antonio, Texas, and here's her prize piece, selected by a panel of judges from Google, the Smithsonian, Cooper-Hewitt, and the National Design Museum. She's i ... More >>