Wish for fish. This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema explores Astoria's Attic at Gregory's 26 Corner Taverna. He finds that it is charming and fishy: "Gregory's 26 Corner Taverna has a few chairs out front under an awning where, even in cold weather, patrons sit sipping ouzo and smoking cig ... More >>
Here is a lovely little video from animator, illustrator, and designer Tom Chitty. He created it for a collaborative project commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11; animation artists from 30 countries participated. He writes of his contribution, "It depicts a kind of storybook New York City, fr ... More >>
Exciting news for the children of China: Walt Disney Co. and its Chinese government friends have finally broken ground on Shanghai Disneyland, reports the Wall Street Journal. The "Disneyland" portion is just part of what will be a $4.4 billion resort with hotels, shops, restaurants, and ever ... More >>
They want you to!
In their new exhibit, Comics Stripped, there's a large wall filled with various Disney characters engaging in sexy shenanigans and provocative poses. They should call it "Phallus in Wonderland".
Today President Obama did his annual Thanksgiving thing in the Rose Garden, reflecting on our grand holiday traditions and wishing Americans a happy turkey-day. And, most importantly, pardoning some turkeys.
via Oregonlive.comRemember adorable little Julie Murphy, the enterprising 7-year-old (and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis sufferer) in Oregon whose lemonade stand was shut down last month by big, bad, bureaucratic county health inspectors because she didn't have a food safety license? Boo! Mean ... More >>
Left: A gin martini with a vermouth-soaked stone; Right: A melon-flavored vodka cocktail with prosciutto rimIl Matto, a nominally Italian restaurant from chef/owner Matteo Boglione, recently opened on Church Street in Tribeca. True to its name, which means "mad man," everything about the rest ... More >>
Breakfast items accounted for close to 60 percent of the restaurant industry's traffic growth over the past five years, and continue to boost restaurants.
[Nation's Restaurant News]
Following in the footsteps of the Scots, the Welsh are looking to reduce waste, by 70 percent by the year 2025 ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
October 17, 1968, Vol. XIV, No. 1
by Andrew Sarris
"BARBARELLA" is not nearly the disaster it had every intention of being. Somehow its comic strip conceits and Playboy-Bunny-in-Disneyland decor manage to sustain themselves for 1 ... More >>
Arial view via Twitter user MyDamnChannel.Updated! If it's not one thing, it's another. Seeing as how our fair city failed to detonate a car bomb in the middle of Times Square this weekend, the swirling forces of chaos that give this city its unmistakable 'elan' have decided to retaliate by b ... More >>
by James H. Burns
On an arctic December night in Brooklyn when I was a tot, my
family went to visit a local Christmas attraction. It was one of those "Christmas wonderland" houses, popular at the time, and people lined around the block
to take in its colorful lights and seasonal set pieces ... More >>
all photos by Rebecca SmeyneDavid Yow, Halloween saviour
Empty warehouse, North 10th Street
Saturday, October 31
So you go to the much-ballyhooed Vice Halloween Party, the 15th anniversary bash in Williamsburg that the lifestyle brand reportedly dropped $250,000 to throw. Y ... More >>
Photo by David Wentworth.
Despite the glum outlook projected for Fashion Week, the annual schmatte show seems to be swinging, as our own Sound of the City reporters found at the Charlotte Ronson event with Lindsay Lohan and Sam Ronson in attendance, the Alexander McQueen preview at Target where ... More >>