Cosmo Kramer

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2014

    Is Racines NYC's Best New Wine Bar?

    Racines (94 Chambers St, 212-227-3400) had me at Romorantin, or rather, Cour-Cheverny (the French don't label their wines by variety, but by region). One seldom finds Romorantin on a wine bar list, let alone by the glass, but this rarity, a textural, aromatic white from Cour-Cheverny in the Loire, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    N.Y.C. Vs. Montreal: Another Urban Cultural Breakdown

    MONTREAL - This past summer, I took a quick leisurely trip to the capital of our country for both historical and introspective reasons. D.C. was a far cry from New York; its citizens did not curse at one another and no one dared to jaywalk. The city was arranged in neatly kept lines with neatly kept ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    The Five Most Unrealistic Apartments On TV Or In Movies

    One way to get a really nice apartment is to be a fictional character. They seem to live way better than we do, even when they don't make any more money than we do. Publicist Ronn Torossian has noticed this amusing disparity, so he writes: Watching the season five premier of Mad Men, I felt compe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    How to Roll A Blunt For Dummies! Is Real -- And Available in Paperback

    ​We haven't decided which is funnier: the fact that there's a book called How To Roll A Blunt For Dummies!, or that a tutorial on something most 15-year-old weed enthusiasts learn how to do in about five minutes is 128 pages long.

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Donald Trump vs. Jerry Seinfeld: What's the Deal With Demagoguery in Public Discourse?

    ​Jerry Seinfeld has ended up in Donald Trump's doghouse after pulling out of a performance for the Donald's son's charity foundation. Yahoo reports that Seinfeld cited Trump's persistent attacks on Obama's citizenship as the reason he backed out of the fundraiser that was to benefit St. Jude's ... More >>

  • Film

    May 11, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    Atheists in Subways? Ad Campaign Aims to Bring Them Out with a Soft Sell (Updated)

    ​"You asked for it. You anticipated it. You waited for it!" And now, thank Go -- er, nobody, it's here: Advertising for Atheists. The NYC Atheists have gotten propaganda for godlessness on city buses. (They ask for donations to keep it up, as there is no Supreme Being to provide for them.) And ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2008

    A Developer Explains High-Priced Condos To Us

    It's probably useless complaining about the seemingly endless supply of new housing for the rich in New York, which doesn't appear to be slowing down even as we head into the next Great Depression. But complaining about the Lower East Side and Alphabet City and Harlem becoming the next playgrounds ... More >>

  • Columns

    November 7, 2006

    Riding the Shortbus

    Tristan recounts her experience as a "sextra" in the provocative indie flick

  • Film

    January 23, 2001
  • News

    September 5, 2000

    Picture This

    Thrillers! Satires! Westerns! Indies! Blockbusters! Sequels!

  • Specials

    February 22, 2000
  • NYC Life

    February 1, 2000

    Hop on Pop

    Lear, Seinfeld, and the Dumbing Down of the Academy