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Today marks the 30th anniversary of Van Halen's 1984. Let's put that in perspective: Twice as much time has passed between today and the release of 1984 than between 1984's release and the moon landing (the 20th century's other crowning achievement). It was Van Halen's most commercially successful a ... More >>
Spending your Friday deciding where you'll kick off the weekend? Same with us. And we're strongly considering heading to Peels, where we'll be able to simultaneously drink cheaply and benefit a good cause.
In this series, Seamless Warrior John Luong reviews meals ordered from the Internet. As per usual, my Sunday routine consisted of two primary objectives: allay the anxiety associated with the week ahead and find caloric inputs in spite of having a refrigerator bereft of contents. The bonus objectiv ... More >>
Sure, it could be a coincidence that the Smith-9th Street station reopened one day before Red Hook's superstar vendors from El Salvador, Mexico, Guatemala, and the DR set up around the ballfields. But I think the universe is conspiring to bring you a perfect sunny afternoon of horchata and tacos in ... More >>
Bag numbers 19 (left) and 18 (right) were, respectively, Blue Bottle's Guatemala Maya Ixil, roasted in Brooklyn, and Four Barrel's Guatemala Antigua Santa Cruz, roasted in San Francisco. I drink a lot of coffee at home, ground from beans right before being deposited in a French press. I saved the ... More >>
Last night, mega designer Michael Kors spilled some fully baked beans to fashion biggie Fern Mallis at the 92nd Street Y. Christian Freedom was at the event and jotted down every terribly chic word:
An enfeebling hollowness characterizes HEALTH's dark electronic pop. On 2007's HEALTH and 2009's Get Color, the Los Angeles-based quartet seemed to specialize in what might be described as "Grim Reaper ambient": vocals and tinny synthesizers bled through filters until impossibly brittle, riding a fo ... More >>
There are a lot of food events going on this weekend, but I picked up a quick breakfast around the Red Hook Ball Fields. Every year, vendors from El Salvador, Mexico, DR, Colombia and Guatemala sell out of trucks parked along the fields, where kids play soccer and families set up for the day to watc ... More >>
Van Halen Cafe Wha? Thursday, January 5 Better than: Listening to David Lee Roth's Spanish-language version of "That's Life" at home alone. The crowd drawn to Macdougal Street in advance of last night's Cafe Wha? show by the reunited-once-again Van HalenDavid Lee Roth on vocals, and the Va ... More >>
A Peruvian transplant is pleased to ceviche you
It's surf season in New York
Comments Of The Week is back! We're resuming our post giving away a free t-shirt to commenters who supplied us with our favorite comments, which range from the helpful to the "we have no idea what's going on here, but it amuses us." Email Web Editor Francesca Stabile (firstname.lastname@example.org ... More >>
theyoungandhungry.comOut with the old and in with the new.Tabla might be gone forever, but there are plans already in place for the space. Per a release, a new restaurant called La Mar from Gastón Acurio, one of Peru's most celebrated culinary figures, will be moving into the space in ... More >>
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.
Ah, the ice cream and sexism of yesteryear.Given the news of yet another mom 'n' pop closure -- this one being Williamsburg's 25-year-old Deli Mart, which was apparently the victim of a 40 percent rent hike -- we find ourselves feeling particularly appreciative of Jeremiah Moss's remembrance ... More >>
As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Thanksgiving Dinner Agua Dulce Thursday, November 25 Staying in the city this year? Spice up your T-Day with the flavors of the Caribbean, Central America, and Sout ... More >>
• In the wake of Tropical Storm Agatha, there is a giant sinkhole in Guatemala City, and it is terrifying. "It may look like it's impossible to fix, but we've done it before," says David de Leon, spokesman for the Guatemala disaster response agency. Video of the sinkhole here. • BP has l ... More >>
Mexicans are short, impervious to cold
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An extreme pupusa run in downtown Jamaica
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Scuzzy and catchy jammers, with a big assist from Andrew W.K.
Our Man finds the "entire peasant diet of El Salvador" in Washington Heights
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The Neocon Job
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Your Tax Refund Check Is in the Mail. Happy?
Susan Meiselas Documents the Lives of Carnival Strippers