Last year, the Church of Scientology bought the studios that had been the home for KCET, the public television station in Los Angeles.
Now, news organizations are reporting that Scientology plans to use the facility for its own TV station, and broadcast the way other religions do. So far, however, ... More >>
We've shuffled up our schedule a bit here in the underground bunker -- it was either that, or the cats would be dining on our corpse with the klaxons going off for weeks before we were discovered. Now that things are a bit more relaxed, we can take in the past week with a Sunday morning warm beverag ... More >>
There's been so much enturbulation in the underground bunker lately, it's been hell on the cats, who just want to catch up on their sleep. So we installed one of those kitty hi-rises this week and it was an instant hit. The little carnivores are remaining more calm in their tiny carpeted condos whil ... More >>
Valeska Paris and DeclanLast week, we wrote about Valeska Paris, the Swiss-born Australian woman who says that from 1996 to 2007, she was held against her will on Scientology's private cruise ship, the Freewinds.
She says that Scientology leader David Miscavige moved her to the ship in 1996 ... More >>
In December of 1996, Melissa Paris was 16 years old, and had been married for a few months to a man she says she was forced to wed. An unpleasant match, the marriage ended when Melissa left him -- and Scientology's hardcore and controlling Sea Org -- two years later.
But that was in the future. In ... More >>
Let's face it: Thanksgiving is not only the tastiest holiday, but also one of the booziest. Maybe you're downing the cocktails because you don't have work on Friday, or because you can't bear the thought of actually having to go to work on Friday (Black Friday workers, we appreciate you), or because ... More >>
The first clue that Prospect Heights bar Way Station isn't your average drinking den is the giant blue TARDIS (the time-and-space traveling machine from the BBC's Doctor Who television series) sitting there as soon as you open the front door. Also present: custom steampunk devices, Victorian ... More >>
sjon/flickrTrue blue.The island of Curaçao is about to become its own country as the Dutch Antilles prepare to be dissolved this October. It's the biggest island among the Dutch Caribbean colonies, although most Americans are more familiar with more touristy Aruba. In fact, most of us don't ... More >>
It's Friday afternoon, and thus time to take a look over our collective shoulder, back at the week that was ...
We ranked Our 11 Best Octopuses in NYC.
Gabbana chef Ricardo Cardona talked modern Dominican food, why he hates being on TV, and how he manages six restaurants.
This week's Top Chef: cr ... More >>
loungerati/flickrGiuseppe Gonzalez brings the Pain(killer).After much anticipation, Painkiller is set to open tonight. Partner Giuseppe Gonzalez is busy unpacking glasses and making syrups for the big night, but took time out of his busy schedule to talk with Fork in the Road about the busine ... More >>
Your ticket to tipple.Following a two-day preview last fall, the Manhattan Cocktail Classic gets ready to hit the Astor Center May 14-18 as tickets go on sale tomorrow special pre-sale at 8 p.m. EST tonight. Per Diner's Journal, the event will feature seminars on Curaçao cocktails, monk-made ... More >>
A Painkiller Tiki cocktails, when made with freshly squeezed juices, homemade syrups, and quality rums, are completely delicious--complex, stiff, and flavorful. But, with the exception of the now-closed bar at Elettaria, these classic cocktails, most invented in the '30s and '40s, have been n ... More >>