Imagine a summer evening on a luxury yacht adrift in a river of rosé, the retiring sun setting the pink-tinged wine-filled channel aglow in fiery shades of orange and coral, as you dip your glass over the railing for a refill and clink a toast with friends. An event sailing into Manhattan on June ... More >>
The New York City Wine and Food Festival descends upon us again this weekend, running officially October 17 through 20. And although the high-profile dinners and tastings have traditionally been either sold out or terrifically expensive (sigh, like all things in New York), the under $100 category ha ... More >>
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar.
An Epitaph of Dreams
Pungent and informative and so cute I wanted to pinch my cheeks through the screen when I got home and watched it. On CNN International, I was the featured guest brought on to prognosticate about the Oscar nominations, which are coming this Thursday like a whole other Christmas morning.
Experience the Last Work of Pina Bausch
Today the tireless Nick Pinkerton is back with a look at the fascinating -- and hard-to-Google -- No. em>No Directed by Pablo Larrain Screens Friday, Oct. 12th at 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 13th at 3:00 p.m. Against Argo's opening weekend, the NYFF has (one imagines, unconsciously) counter-prog ... More >>
Gil Evans Centennial Celebration Highline Ballroom Monday, May 21 Better than: Never witnessing a world-class band in action. I'm actually fortunate enough to have caught the Gil Evans Orchestra in the '80s, before it became a ghost band. Back then, when the slew of clubs lining Seventh Avenue Sou ... More >>
Although we weren't sure about this earlier this week, NASA has said that UARS, a 6-ton bus-sized satellite expected to break into more than a hundred pieces, issuing forth a 500-mile debris footprint as it falls (which it is expected to do sometime Friday afternoon), will NOT be passing over ... More >>
If you couldn't make it down to New Orleans for Tales of the Cocktail this year, here's what you missed. [Metromix] You can now get a drink in Utah, but the state's liquor laws, which are heavily influenced by the Mormon Church headquartered there, are still pretty complicated. [NY Times] I ... More >>
Plenty of tasty recipesSelling a bounty of Mediterranean-inspired salads and delicious baked goods like muffins and meringues, London's Ottolenghi restaurants have garnered a cult following for fast, fresh, tasty food. Its chef, Yotam Ottolenghi, put out a cookbook of the restaurant's greate ... More >>
Gabrielle Hamilton on Blood, Bones & Butter: ""I wrote a book in a way that I would like more people to write books. I'm not afraid of the real truth. There is nothing you can tell me about yourself that is going to make me clutch my pearls." [NY Times] Once maligned for its cholesterol and ... More >>
Hugo Douster is all over the place, in terms of both the French DJ's schedule (which in the last week has taken him through Norway, Switzerland, France, and tonight Brooklyn, where he'll kick off his North American tour) and his sound. The traveling helps, as the producer's influences vary fr ... More >>
What's hanging above your sofa?
Now here's a fuckin' movie. The Lenny Kilmster documentary, wonderfully titled Lemmy: 49% Motherf**ker, 51% Son Of A Bitch and apparently a big hit on the international festival circuit ("Best Documentary" in Chile!), is finally hitting the U.S.A. in early 2011, including an engagement at Cin ... More >>
The most and least corrupt nations have been "diagnosed" by Transparency International in their 2010 Corruption Perceptions Index, which measures the "perceived levels of public sector corruption" in 178 countries around the world. Corruption levels go from "very clean" to "highly corrupt" an ... More >>
This year's NYFF manages both. Plus: Our best of the fest
Beer-happy Copenhagen is getting its own cocktail culture, with several serious cocktail bars cropping up in recent years, and the debut of Copenhagen Cocktail Club, a group of bartenders dedicated to "promoting and developing the art of drink and bar and cocktail culture in Denmark and acros ... More >>
Okay, people. There are some scary things going on in the world, things that make us an eensy bit concerned. I mean, hello ... Mayan Calendar? I Ching? Nostradamus? That Nicolas Cage movie? Nicolas Cage himself? We at Runnin' Scared have uncovered 10 reasons you may want to hold off on payi ... More >>
Joe Shlabotnik/FlickrBooze you can use.Oh, the times they are a-changin': Just weeks after Bushwick got another cafe, it's now home to a full-fledged wine bar. Called Bodega, it opened last weekend on the somewhat barren corner of St. Nicholas Avenue and Troutman Street.
Some wine shops go crazy with the signage, as with this European vineyard vehicle parked in front of the Seaport's Pasanella & Son. But will it make our top 10? What does Fork in the Road look for in a wine store? A broad selection of wines, from France, Italy, Spain, and California; smaller ... More >>
The Obama administration has created a new deputy food commissioner post in an effort to better curb salmonella and E. coli contamination following a rash of outbreaks in the last year, including the peanut product recall, the largest in U.S. history. An improved tracing system for identifying the o ... More >>
Stage works from all of the Americas
Every week or so in 'What to B When You BYOB' we ask a local wine shop to recommend a few good wines under $20 to pair with the food at a nearby BYOB restaurant. This week, we talk to David Hunter, the general manager and wine buyer at Chelsea Wine Vault, about what to bring to nearby fried chicken ... More >>
A locavore, of course, is a person who's greatest priority, food-wise, is to purchase wholesome products made as close to home as possible. Partly, this a intended to reduce one's carbon footprint, but it's also out of repulsion at the practice of growing food on one side of the globe and then sendi ... More >>
Obviously, no one needs a $500 blender. But no one needs fleur de sel or dinner at Per Se or a thousand-dollar suit or a Ferarri either. The Vita-Mix 5200 retails for $450. It's one of those products that was designed for a commerical kitchen which are now popular with obsessive homecooks. But not ... More >>
Activist fest takes on global warming, suburban sprawl and, as if war weren't enough, AIDS in Iraq
Torture, execution, disappearance-grappling with the horrors of totalitarianism
Flay outflayed by Sonoran hash house east of Union Square
How to make dinner without turning on the stove
Regarding the Pain of Others
Crackles and Whirrrs and Glubs-Oh Mi(crohouse)!
The Neocon Job
Security Council Countries Threatened With Loss of U.S. Aid
Latin Alternative Rock Sets Its Sights on New York