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 >>
Forgive me, Jenny Craig, I have sinned. I was scheduled to go to three events last night, but whipped up a quickie dinner at home beforehand because we all know the main rule of "disco dinners": Eat first. But it turned out all the events had plentiful food. An NJGLA "Headlines and Headliners" ga ... More >>
Simon Hulstone and Heston Blumenthal have teamed up to create the menus that will be served to British Airways customers during the Olympics. [Eat Out] Chef shuffles at Jean Georges: Mark Lapico is now executive chef; the new chef de cuisine is Erik Battes; Joe Murphy is in charge of pastries ... More >>
Well, this is heartening terrifying news for anyone who plans on traveling through JFK in the near future. A woman got through security in Terminal 5 with a dagger in her bag, the New York Post reported. Nope, TSA people, you weren't hallucinating à la Macbeth. It was an actual antique dagger, whic ... More >>
The real O.G.Chefs like to complain about culinary school grads who view working in a kitchen as a brief pit stop on the way to televised celebrity, product endorsements, and global jet-setting. But sometimes, the media makes it difficult to blame them.
Ukrainian tourist Iurii Chumak, 53, admitted in Brooklyn federal court that he purposely reached under a flight attendent's skirt and fondled her as she served coffee to passengers on a British Airways flight from London to New York. He apologized to the judge and claimed the incident was due ... More >>
An Icelandic volcano called Grimsvotn (so much easier to say than that other Icelandic volcano) about 120 miles east of Reykjavik has been erupting since Saturday, with ash now approaching Scotland and Ireland, where Barack Obama and co. are visiting. This means they'll leave Ireland tonight, ... More >>
RamsayHere is the saddest story of the week, even sadder than Foster's lost scooter (sorry!). Amy Stefanowski, a Connecticut woman who's lived in London for the past three years, was headed back to England last week after spending the summer on the East Coast. Her 3-year-old Yorkie, Ramsay, s ... More >>
Happy Thursday to all! Here's your news roundup for today. • We broke records yesterday; heat records, that is: At 1:57 p.m. Central Park hit 92 degrees, breaking the record of 89 degrees set April 7 in 1929. Fortunately, these days we can get away with a bit less clothing (people were wea ... More >>
Mere months after reports claiming the exact opposite, a new study suggests that living near a fast food outlet actually does not increase weight in children, and that living near supermarkets, with their fresh fruits and vegetables, does nothing to lower weight. Go figure. [Science Daily] A survey ... More >>
Flu pandemic would spark enough fear to make it a greed pandemic
How the mob sent a scary, shocking message to a British press lord
The guy shows us a room facing a parking lot. How about some ocean?
When you've got money and power, who needs meetings in secret boardrooms?
Among the Terminal Ills: Bodies in Wheel Wells
Markets Fall as World Watches Cities Burn