• Film

    December 11, 2013
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    October 30, 2013
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    May 16, 2013

    What Can You Do About the Coming Cicada Invasion? Eat them! (With Recipes)

    The common cicada, as it looks just before you eat it Unless you've been hiding underground for the last few months, you probably already know that New York City is due for a cicada invasion. Indeed, the cicadas themselves have been concealed deep in the dirt as they've undergone their 17-year lif ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013
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    April 10, 2013
  • Film

    October 3, 2012
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    June 28, 2012

    Antisemitic "Rape Camp" Elmo's Real Name Is Dan -- And He's Kind Of A Perv

    The New York Times ran a story yesterday profiling a man who walks around Central Park hugging children while dressed as Elmo -- and whose antisemitic rant outside the Central Park Zoo was caught on tape earlier this week. For whatever reason, the Times made a (poor) attempt to protect the man's tru ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    Recipe: Coconut Tiger Shrimp from Num Pang

    Since their launch, Num Pang has attracted a cult-like following for their Cambodian sandwiches. Another version of bahn mi, Num Pang sandwiches are known from their crisp baguettes and uniquely balanced combination of flavors. The sandwich shop was started up by Ratha Chaupoly and Ben Daitz. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Sotheby's, Famed Auction House, Caught Knowingly Trying to Sell Stolen Cambodian Statue, Prosecutors Say

    Sotheby's tried to sell a 1,000-year-old Cambodian statue that was pilfered from an important religious site, even though the famed auction house knew it had been stolen, federal prosecutors say. In a story filled with intrigue, spies, temple thieves, and the scent of money, federal prosecutors in ... More >>

  • Film

    November 30, 2011
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    June 1, 2011


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  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Num Pang to Add a Second Location Next Month

    Sarah DiGregorioThis is why Num Pang is expanding.​2010 was not the best year for Ratha Chaupoly: in August, he closed Kampuchea and replaced it with Bun & Co., only to close it four months later. But 2011 seems to have gotten off to a better start, as Chaupoly will open a second location of N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    More Woe for Bun & Co.

    Rebecca Marx​More than three months after Bun & Co. closed, its woes continue. According to this sign on the door of the shuttered, short-lived restaurant, the premises have been possessed by the landlord. Ratha Chaupoly opened the sandwich shop after closing his Kampuchea Noodle Bar last Augu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Anthony Bourdain Gets Serious About Culinary Tourism on No Reservations

    behindtheknife.comTrading chopsticks for war. Ok, not really.​No Reservations is back for a new season, only this one is slated to be a bit more serious than those in the past.

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    "Will Marching Up Sixth Avenue Get Us Anywhere But Uptown?"

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 11, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 45 Why do they still march? By Robin Reisig Why are you marching? I ask the only three blacks who had showed up at the assembly point for blacks, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, and Asian-Americans. Why? I a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Bun & Co. Is No More

    Eater​Given that its gate has been pulled down for the past week or so, this isn't a huge surprise, but it seems that Bun & Co. has given up the ghost. Grub Street reports that Ratha Chaupoly closed the sandwich shop -- which replaced Kampuchea in August -- and its adjoining bar due to financi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    When Vets Went on the Spring Offensive Against the Vietnam War

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 29, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 17 The vets & Mayday By Robin Reisig WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A man in dirty green was shouting at me in a language I didn't understand. "Dung lai!" Someone said he was asking for my identification. I said I di ... More >>

  • Film

    December 1, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    Kampuchea Will Reopen as Bun & Co.

    Looku.comNot on the menu. But adorable.​Talk about fast turnaround time: almost immediately after he closes Kampuchea, Ratha Cbaupoly will reopen the restaurant as Bun & Co. Grub Street reports it will be a "sandwich bar and grill" featuring hot dog buns from Parisi Bakery that will be stuffed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    Kampuchea Will Close This Saturday

    ​This week will be the last for Kampuchea, Ratha Chaupoly's four-year old Cambodian restaurant on the corner of Rivington and Allen Streets.

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Haiti: Even Your Neighborhood Bar Wants to Help

    nypress.comGive at the bar.​The Washington Commons may not be a destination bar for anyone outside of Prospect Heights, but it's a go-to for the locals. And it, too, wants to help Haitians in need of aid following last week's devastating earthquake.

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    Posts of the Week

    It's Friday afternoon and all downhill from here. So to carry you into the weekend, here are the best posts of the last five days. We ranked Our 10 Best East Village restaurants. Midtown Lunch founder Zach Brooks talked about his website's expanding girth. Jason Cott discussed Bar Seven Five's p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    The Norry at Kampuchea: The Early Word

    The Norry's bar​Ratha Chaupoly and partner Scott Burnett have divided Kampuchea into two restaurants--the main dining room going fancy, the new Norry next door concentrating on small plates, sandwiches, and cocktails. We love Chaupoly's sandwich shop, Numpang, which turns out thoroughly delici ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    Posts of the Week

    It's Friday afternoon, and time to look back fondly on the best posts the week had to offer: We ranked Our 10 Best Beers. Ratha Chau shared his thoughts on the new Norry at Kampuchea, the Asian sandwich craze, and one Michael 'Bao' Huynh.

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    Chatting with Ratha Chau About the New Norry at Kampuchea, the Asian Sandwich Craze & Why He Doesn't Want to Be Michael Bao

    culinarygourmet​Ratha Chau and partner Scott Burnett started with a little neighborhood spot on the Lower East Side that quickly got dubbed a Cambodian noodle bar. Earlier this year, they opened their sandwich outpost, Num Pang, smack in the middle of an Asian sandwich craze. Tonight, the duo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    Vegetarian Delights of NYC: Roasted Cauliflower Sandwich at Num Pang

    ​ ​Even though there's seating upstairs in the tiny shop, many would prefer to eat their sandwich al fresco. Num Pang is a sandwich shop whose purpose is to tweak the banh mi formula in unexpected directions. If you go there jonesing for a traditional banh mi, you'll be sadly disappoint ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Kampuchea to Grow a Norry Next Door

    ​Ratha Chaupoly and Scott Burnett of Kampuchea are branching out -- once again. The duo has already successfully launched a sandwich spin-off of their Cambodian noodle joint, and now plans to expand the original Lower East Side space into the storefront next door.

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    The Early Word--Num Pang Cambodian Sandwiches

    The line for Num Pang on Tuesday afternoon--note the ramp and chicken liver special It's all sandwiches all the time around here these days. Three of the biggest Choice Eats hits were sandwiches: Porchetta, Baoguette and Sheep Station. Banh mi are suddenly breeding like bunnies. And Num Pang, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Choice Eats: Memories of a Food Coma

    Last night's Choice Eats tasting event went off smashingly, if we don't say so ourselves. Yes, it was crowded, but that's unavoidable given the allure of tasting food from 56 restaurants, representing 37 different cuisines. These restaurants are scattered across all five boroughs, so having them all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    The Early Word -- Beer Table Tuesdays

    The luscious smoked chop at Beer Table (click to reheat) Much has been made of the special theme nights, guest chefs, and even micro-restaurants that have been implanted in regular restaurants lately. For restaurant patrons, this is a good thing, and one wonders why no one thought of it pre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009

    Open Season

    This week in openings... The much hyped sandwich offshoot of Cambodian noodle bar Kampuchea, Num Pang, is open. Grub Street posted a slideshow sneak peak. [Grub Street] Another Asian sandwich joint, An Choi, has been soft open for a few weeks and will announce its grand opening soon. [Eater] The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    The Early Word -- Fatty Crab [Uptown]

    Saturday evening, just thinking about dinner before heading out to a rock club, I got a text from Zak Pelaccio: "Come up for some eats tonight," and later, by way of further incentive: "I have some baby lamb and some other fun." The carrion call of roast flesh was irresistible. I knew I couldn't rev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    Choice Eats Preview: Kampuchea Noodle Bar

    Mark your calendars! The second annual Choice Eats event is scheduled for March 31, and tickets are selling fast!Tuesday March 31, 2009   6:30 - 9:30pmThe 69th Armory at Lexington Avenue68 Lexington Ave @ 26th Street, NYCGo here to read more and buy tickets. Like last year, we've invited restauran ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 17, 2008

    Edgar Allan Pho: World of Taste in the Bronx

    Southeast Asian nabe surrounds horror master's cottage

  • Dining

    January 2, 2007

    Amok on Allen Street

    Cambodian cuisine makes L.E.S comeback

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2006

    A Secret History of Gerald Ford

    Gerald R. Ford was born Leslie King Jr. If he hadn't changed his name, we'd have had a President King, which might have been confusing. (White House) There are a lot of reasons to feel sorry for Gerald Ford (besides the fact that he's now dead). He had to deal not only with the ghost of Richard Ni ... More >>

  • Music

    January 31, 2006

    Holiday Outta Cambodia

    Khmer joints buzz hard-to-reach airwaves, stumble through language barriers

  • News

    November 1, 2005

    Repairing Journalism

    Plamegate made some major flaws transparent. Time for a transparent solution.

  • Music

    August 2, 2005
  • Screens

    May 31, 2005
  • Film

    May 11, 2004
  • News

    March 9, 2004

    Gray Matters

    'It's odd that I met you,' said the late Spalding Gray. 'It's too many coincidences.'

  • Columns

    January 13, 2004
  • Film

    April 22, 2003

    Lonely Planet

    Undivine Interventions From Cambodia to Chechnya

  • News

    November 19, 2002
  • Dance

    August 28, 2001

    Queer as Folk Dance

    Performing Gender in Phnom Penh and on Gay Barricades

  • News

    August 14, 2001

    Manhattan’s Milosevic

    How You Can Do What the Government Won’t: Arrest Henry Kissinger

  • Dining

    April 17, 2001
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    July 13, 1999
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    May 5, 1998

    The Apologist in Suburbia

    Pol Pot's Comrade Enjoys the Quiet Life in Westchester

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