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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
"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 >>
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 >>
Tristan recounts her experience as a "sextra" in the provocative indie flick
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Lear, Seinfeld, and the Dumbing Down of the Academy