Chef-owner Alexander Dimitrov hopes guests will come to Trakia (38-14 30th Avenue, Astoria, 347-813-4709), which opened last week in Astoria, for the organic pizza and then return for one of his authentic Mediterranean dishes roasted in the brick oven.
Deodorant is boring. Candy is not. So why bother with an anti-BO stick when you can just eat something sweet, wait a little while, and then smell like flowers? Deo Perfume Candy, a "body fragrancing functional candy" from Bulgaria, is designed so that after you eat about four pieces of candy, the i ... More >>
John Liu, who has spent more than half of his campaign expenses on legal fees, has issued a statement condemning the recent terrorist attacks in Bulgaria. Recall that a suicide bomber -- reportedly using a fake U.S. ID -- killed five Israelis and the driver of their tour bus, as well as injuring d ... More >>
Is it really a surprise that the World Health Organization and the European Commission found that Europeans drink more than anyone else in the world? No, but the numbers, as reported by Reuters, are still pretty intriguing: the consumption of alcohol in the European Union is double the world average ... More >>
Not a Chase ATM, though we'd probably avoid this one.Two men have been arrested and face charges "including burglary, criminal possession of forgery devices, and larceny," reports the New York Times, for installing devices in card slots of 11 ATMs at four different Chase locations around Unio ... More >>
You've already seen shit on Broadway, but now you can go Off-Broadway for some far more lovely farting. And it's done artistically, even more so than in the gay porn film Farts!, which I wrote about last year after having eaten Mexican.
Who knew Finns were pop-up fiends?Finland held its first Restaurant Day in May of this year: a magical day when anyone was allowed to create his or her own pop-up restaurant, permits and inspections be damned. The second one will be held this Sunday, and observed in 26 different cities and to ... More >>
Is the new broom actually just, 'another mouthpiece for the mayor'?
Four actors and their very good year
The beauty of classical bows and plucks
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Lee, Lee's Bakery in Harlem is closing this Monday, May 31. Apparently, the place was forced to shut down due to being in the red. [Harlem Condo Life via Eater] After almost five years ... More >>
The biggest aha moment regarding the Wall Street Journal's recent piece on girly men seems to have thus far focused on a portion of Arthur Sulzberger's ear and whether that snippet of ear was intended as a personal attack by Rupert Murdoch upon Sulzberger, as discussed by Michael Wolff in Van ... More >>
We realize the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships are in session, but we also realize that the sport is not popular in the U.S. except as a source of derision. Nonetheless both the Daily News and the Staten Island Advance have photo features on it. In the slot where the News normally run ... More >>
A global model competition that wobbles. Plus, the latest example of displaying shell-shocked beauties.
A Bulgarian dance-theater group excavates the inner depths
An enchanted afternoon with Hiromi, Japanese prog-jazz big-shot extraordinaire
The subversive mainstream friendliness of John Cameron Mitchell's sex-positive cheer
Competence, not inspiration, drives Broadway's musical version of The Color Purple
Getting beyond Greek salad
Seeing across bordersbetween countries, idioms, and dancerswith eyes wide open
Andrew O'Hagan Does the Fame-Pathology Novel Right
The Coalition of the Unwilling
Inside the New U.S. Coalition
Security Council Countries Threatened With Loss of U.S. Aid
The World's Most Local Pop Music Goes International
Settling Down With This Season's Coffee Table Books
Peace and Resistance
Hawks in the Dark Over Belgrade