The Red Bull New York locker room is an impressively diverse place, with players hailing from a dozen different nations occupying every corner of the map. (The only continent not represented on the MLS team's roster is Antarctica.) Among friends and teammates, international relations are typically a ... More >>
Happy Earth Day! We've got plenty of ways to say thank you, planet by not taking so much from it. This afternoon, enjoy free yoga in Union Square (mats provided), with festivities happening all day. Later this week, artist Oscar Murillo transforms David Zwirner gallery into a chocolate factory. That ... More >>
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 >>
As President Obama touched down in Colombia for the Summit of Americas yesterday, where he and 33 other world leaders would meet to discuss the economies of the Western Hempishere, his Secret Service agents might have been elsewhere. Last night, the Washington Post received a tip from Rona ... 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 >>
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 down. ... More >>
More definitions, and credit given to Matt Groening for his Mexican love
Is Mayor Mugabe an outrageous comparison?
A dear friend of mine just got back from the country of Colombia, where a native gentleman told him in the heat of passion that years ago he and his friends lost their virginity to a hot piece of meat—a burro! Yes, a freakin' donkey! Who hadn't shaved! Actually, it was a burra, since it's the fema ... More >>
When New York City does something, it does it big. But does it do it right? A 6.9-mile car-free route from the Brooklyn Bridge to the 72nd street entrance of Central Park will be opened for six hours during three Saturday mornings in August: the 9th, 16th, and 23rd, the Department of Transportatio ... More >>
Third-world kidnapping scourge as action-movie grist
A high-energy comedy spins a telenovela into gold
Eating alfresco never tasted so good
A Way Station For Dope, Haiti Again Gets The Wrong Kind Of Interference
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
Photographs By Hiroyuki Ito