Fork in the Road is publishing a series of local gift guides this year -- one from each regular contributor. This one comes from Nicole Schnitzler. With the last weekend before Christmas upon us, it's full shopping speed ahead. And while it's doubtful any retailer will offer a tranquil experience o ... More >>
Here are the 10 best concerts to check out around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
Here are the 10 best concerts around the city this week, in no particular order.
Ondatrópica make their U.S. debut
The LAMC kicks off with a free outdoor show
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 >>
The end of the year brings a flurry of world music albums with commercial intentions ranging from the archival to the optimistically opportunistic. Some, like the Creole Choir of Cuba's Tande-La or Vlada Tomova's Balkan Tales, accompany tours by the outfits that made them; others are heavily branded ... More >>
Pernod Absinthe Roasted DuckEver since the Green Fairy was re-legalized in 2007, absinthe cocktails have started cropping up everywhere. But the spirit is not just for imbibing. Cooking with absinthe can add kick to your food and is sure to drive your tastebuds absolutely mad (with delight). ... More >>
Mexicans and the dark side
What's hanging above your sofa?
Kinda makes you wonder what the Pedrito Martinez Group sounds like. Pic by Ben Jay.Last week's globalFEST 2011 blowout at Webster Hall packed 13 acts from Brazil, India, Cuba, Mali, Sengal, Hawaii, Honduras, France, Egypt, Colombia, Peru, the Congo, and New York City onto three stages, a stag ... More >>
Say hello to the Rhythm of Rajasthan. All pics by Ben.What do you get when you take a dozen or so internationally hailed acts and dump them all in the East Village? The annual mind-expanding musical fete known as globalFEST. Thirteen acts from places as far afield as India and the Congo conve ... More >>
Angelino GarzonBrand new Colombian Vice President Angelino Garzon, 63, who was sworn in on Saturday as VP to new President Juan Manuel Santos, has had a heart attack and was hospitalized in Bogota early Monday, according to reports. No official statements have been made as to his condition, b ... More >>
Back in 2007, Michaelangelo Pinzon -- or, as he was known in Queens, where he used to have a studio, Michael Star -- was arrested on child porn charges, made bail, and jumped it. Pinzon had a record, including a 2001 child sex abuse rap, and heroin smuggling charges on which he also jumped ba ... More >>
Spend an evening at the Chelsea Hotel
Stage works from all of the Americas
Rick Ross on his Columbia sojourn with The-Dream, where the two went to shoot the video for "All I Really Want," presented without further comment. Alright, one comment: The way this man says the word "hills" is a beautiful thing. "We all board the plane, go to Medellin, you feel me? We touch dow ... More >>
More definitions, and credit given to Matt Groening for his Mexican love
Is Mayor Mugabe an outrageous comparison?
Third-world kidnapping scourge as action-movie grist
A high-energy comedy spins a telenovela into gold
Eating alfresco never tasted so good
Translator keeps blowing 9-11 whistle on FBI; U.S. Keeps shutting her up
Served up: annals of the science of restaurant reviewing
Our Expensive, Deadly Role as Global Oil Police
'Time' Mag Closes Mexico City Bureau
Free Traders and Fair Traders in Stalemate as CEOs Converge on New York
Wife of U.S. Anti-Drug Commander Nabbed in Smuggling Case
Records We Overlooked That Made a Splash in 1998