A new season of NYC dance
By Bryan Bierman "This was July 4, 1976, the two hundredth anniversary of America's bloody battle to free itself from English rule. It was Independence Day for us, not them. Little did we know that together we were founding a new revolution — a musical one. We weren't aware that we were about ... More >>
She even likes the title, as she mentioned in her convention speech last night, which is getting raves. Michelle talked about her husband as "a man you can trust." She spoke about the long-term process that growth is, and how we have to hang in there and keep working at it. Also remarkable was wh ... More >>
Doesn't it make you wish you had some spaghetti right now? Or maybe a hamster? The wonderful photo was was re-tweeted by Regina Schrambling after being originally tweeted by Toby Dignum, a dentist from Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England. According to his original tweet, the picture was sent to ... More >>
If you want to give your liver a rest after a boozy holiday season, don't bother: Doctors say that staying off the sauce for a short period -- only to return to binge drinking -- doesn't help repair months of alcohol-related damage, according to The Independent.
Riots broke out in London and other parts of England last week. The evident catalyst was the controversial killing by police of Mark Duggan; but, as with the Rodney King beating that sparked the 1992 Los Angeles Riots, it's unlikely that one small event could have caused so much fury and violence. ... More >>
Pot roast goes there.If you're turned off by the idea of doggie ice cream, then read no further: dog-friendly menus, it seems, are an idea whose time has come.
crimsong19/FlickrAs in Midtown, so too in London.If you want to remember how excited everyone was about food trucks before they began complaining about them, then you might consider booking a ticket to England, where the whole street food thing is "very 'now."
No, don't check your calendar to see if it's April 1 or click on the Weather Channel to find out if hell has frozen over. It's actually a good idea. The story of a Scottish frump who shot to international fame on a talent competition show only to become a checkout sensation at Wal-Mart and struggl ... More >>
Click here for my heated column in which I throw verbal brickbats at the celebrities whose shadows I've lived in for years, covering their every swivel while running from their constant whims. Among my reasons: "They claw their way to the top, then act like they're desperate not to be noti ... More >>
Latinos to celebrate royal wedding Colombians always find a reason to throw a party, according to the Spanish-language daily. In England, there are said to be 5,500 neighborhood parties planned to celebrate Friday's royal wedding -- and some of these will be hosted by Colombians. At these e ... More >>
PJ Harvey Terminal 5 Tuesday, April 19 Better than: Anything else. Like PJ Harvey's other work, her new album Let England Shake is about longing. But she confronts something different than the sexual want she sang so explicitly about on her erlier records--here, instead, the desire is for ... More >>
Multifaceted pop for the BK Bowl set
Polly Jean gets political
Ska is never dead, OK?
We are not in the habit or business of replicating press releases, but when you play the murderer card...well, you played the murderer card. To wit: STARSAILOR STATEMENT RE: PHIL SPECTOR UK ROCK BAND STARSAILOR WERE THE LAST BAND TO WORK WITH PHIL SPECTOR
Fair includes film by Brad Will
This weekend Fork in the Road is kicking off a new series focusing on cookbooks and other food-related volumes that have appeared in our in-boxes recently. Ratio: the Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking, by Michael Ruhlman (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2009), 231 pages, $26, pub date: ... More >>
A virtuoso storyteller snips a movie classic into a wordless dance
For New Yorkers there's no place like home, of course, but the U.K. can come awfully close
Our resident illegal alien on the pitfalls of dating in New York
A new Village Italian bistro masquerades as a gastropub
Indian telemarketers learn it pays to mimic TV's Friends
With '28 Days Later,' Danny Boyle and Alex Garland Step Into the Hot Zone
Theater's Been in Flux All Century Long, So What's Left for It in the Next?
Austin Powers Lays Two Nations on the Carpet
Keeping tabs on cabs