The crown jewel of northern Manhattan, Harlem's creative and socioeconomic identity has undergone -- as all neighborhoods are subject to -- a series of transformations since the renaissance of the 1920s. And while it hasn't experienced enough gentrification in recent years to qualify as the "William ... More >>
There's a bill working its way through Congress that would offer a "path to citizenship" to the sort of immigrants currently known in some circles as illegal. Though its application is general, it's obviously aimed at U.S. guests of the Mexican persuasion, and it only has a chance of passing because ... More >>
Terry & Gyan Riley Skirball Center, New York University Friday, September 14 Forro in the Dark, Debo Band Skirball Center, New York University Sunday, September 16 Better than: A Pink Floyd laser show. A couple of what used to be called "world music" actslocal Brazilian expats Forro in the ... More >>
THE SONG: "Ertra, Ertra, Ertra." THE YEAR: 1993. THE REASON: Unbearably shrill second half; ruined all Uncanny X-Men back issues featuring Siryn and/or Banshee. To write that the Eritrean national anthem sounds as though the Horn of Africa has severed ties with its mainland and receded into the Re ... More >>
NYC has certainly got lots of unusual food trucks, peddling predictable sorts of fusion and just plain odd combinations of ingredients. We've got a couple that merge Korean and Mexican, while another mixes Mexican and barbecue. We have even have one that offers pulled pork atop a Belgian waffle. But ... More >>
Scattered cosmic dust
WeissLisa Weiss, the Las Vegas blackjack dealer and Internet friend of Anthony Weiner who came forward to share their various porny messages with the media has now sent an apology letter to Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin, reports TMZ. Whether it's an earnest gesture (hm) or simply an attempt to g ... More >>
Michael T. Kaufman, 1938-2010The world is ringing right now with news of Osama Bin Laden's death, the terrorist mastermind having been killed by the United States almost 10 years after the September 11 attacks he planned. But as an interesting footnote, it's worth pointing out, as FishbowlNY ... More >>
Better Than: Getting harassed by Lou Reed's manager. There's many perfectly valid reasons to find Sean Lennon deeply dubious. The main knock on the guy is that he uses the obscene wealth and ridiculous connections to date models, to hang around in feathered fedoras, and to release solo albums per ... More >>
My proudest moment as a journalist was when Al D'Amato called me a "viper" in his memoir, Power, Pasta & Politics. Second proudest was when Chuck Schumer -- in his 2007 book, Positively American -- cited one of my stories as the decisive moment in his successful 1998 senate campaign against D'Amato, ... More >>
Michael Becker / FOX Baby-Hugger Simon Cowell Two hours? Really? Because tonight's annual philanthropic extravaganza adds an extra hour onto the already too long results show (far too much to ask of any live-blogger, in my opinion), I'll be checking in intermittently throughout the night, ... More >>
The three Arrrrrs: Maritime schools tackle the seafaring menace
Photo courtesy of Garden City RoofsAt an impromptu fundraiser at Bobo on Tuesday night, a mariachi band played, while tequila cocktails were poured and bottles of tequila were raffled off. A certain food blog you know and love managed to win itself some Milagro reposado. The event's aim was to rais ... More >>
The author returns with her first short-story collection in more than 10 years
Based in the Bronx, some of the most successful athletes you've never heard of live to run away with your club money
Stars of a beloved reissue series spearhead an Ethopian invasion
9/11 hysteria, even surrounding 60-year-old documents about American spies
Transcending genres and avoiding landlords with Staten Island's mighty Budos Band
Who pinched the chiles at the new Ethiopian?
Who better to save America than an armed Mark Wahlberg? Seriously.
The controversial critic of Islam retraces her road to enlightenment
Exuberant "world crossover" stars build us an awestruck bridge to Ethiopia
"Try to imagine that your whole way of life destroyed"
Movie music from Addis Ababa, Jim Jarmusch, and a sax-wielding Bostonian bandleader
In Egypt, Africans fleeing a genocide find protection, and little else
The Maddest Interview in the World
The Missionary Position
Inside the New U.S. Coalition
Advocates Warn of Thirst and Turmoil for a Parched Planet
Hopkinss Strategy: Wave a Red Flag at Trinidad
Young Tackle Issues From Playing Fields To Sexual Atrocities
During World War II, some 10,000 Italian immigrants in America were displaced. Another 50,000 lived under curfew. Others spent months or years in internment camps.
Global Music in the U.S. Faces the 21st Century