Etiquette and Manners

  • Voice Choices

    June 18, 2014
  • Voice Choices

    May 15, 2013
  • Voice Choices

    March 13, 2013


    Richard Greenberg invites 
you to dinner

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Party Hard: Daniel Phillips Gets 10 Years in Prison for Setting Fire to Building Post-Shindig

    Daniel Phillips must been a little confused by party etiquette: If you go to a fiesta, do bring a bottle of wine -- do not set the host's house on fire. Some of us are flummoxed by even the most basic manners, and Phillips is apparently no exception: The Manhattan District Attorney announced today ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Epic Craigslist Poster and iPhone Hostage Victim Learns Valuable Lessons

    ​Remember the guy from yesterday who dropped basically an epic novel in Craigslist Missed Connections directed towards "The girl who held my iPhone for ransom in a pizzeria last night"? Paul Adler, 22, had an unfortunate experience on Halloween in which an enterprising outer-borough teenager h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    10 Real-Life Etiquette Tips for Men, From a Woman

    ​Today the Huffington Post has an intriguing entry (with slideshow!) from Daniel Post Senning, who happens to be Emily Post's great-grandson. He explains that etiquette is not just for women, oh no -- it is for men, too, and men, in fact, "are hungry to know what to do, what is expected of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    'Metropolitan Etiquette Authority' Posts New Signs Around New York City

    ​Jason Shelowitz, or Jay Shells, a New York artist who in 2010 launched a subway etiquette campaign covering all sorts of ills committed by commuters (something we clearly have an interest in as well), and later followed with a "clean up after your dog" series, is at it again. He put up street ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    Your Rude Coworker Is Giving You Social Herpes

    ​If science says it, it must be true! And, even if it's not, this is grounds for being rude right on back to your rudest coworker. A Baylor University Study has found that stress created by your coworker being a total and complete asshat (partial disclosure: We have never worked with anyone li ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 10, 2011
  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    How To Find A Man

    Even straight women need to know this. So etiquette expert Susan Blond weighs in with a bouncy video full of interesting tips: *Laugh hysterically at their jokes. *It's OK if they're short or wide. You're the one that has to look good. *You go by the tofu and you say, "What do you like better ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Here's One Fan Letter I'm Not Answering

    I don't want to be rude, but I don't know, something about it seems a little bit rote, a teensy bit impersonal, and WAY off base!! See if you agree? I mean, am I up for some Oscar I'm not aware of? And if so, should I quickly prepare glam campaign ads a la Melissa Leo, then get ready to screech o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Here Is the Most Heartbreaking Convenience Store Robbery Ever

    Why is it that a kind and respectful robbery is so conflicting emotionally? Really, there's no one to hate in this situation except the situation itself. The suspect, being touted across the Internet as the most polite robber ever, was identified and arrested after the video went viral due to the su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    12 More Schools Closed; Crowd Blasts Cathie Black; Mayor Bloomberg Blasts Crowd

    In front of a raucous crowd of 2,000 in Brooklyn (see video above), a New York City panel voted early this morning to close 12 more public schools, bringing the week's total carnage to 22. Jeered by the crowd, Mayor Bloomberg's schools chancellor, Cathie Black, held her tongue. On Tuesday, Black h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    R.I.P., the Word "Dear"

    ​Dear Reader, When was the last time you initiated a communicative missive using the word "dear"? Was it a parchment letter to your grandmother? Or was it a form letter to a possible employer you've never even met, one whom, given the chance to meet, you will probably never actually consider ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 15, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    The Biggest Douche of 2010

    ​Let's get a jump on all the year-end pieces that will surely be heading this way (from myself, for example) and crown the biggest douche of the year so far. Was it mouthy Mel Gibson for spewing even more hatred than critics leveled at Air America?

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Should I Tell My Friends to F-Off When They Ask Why I'm Not Preggers? And Other Etiquette Questions Answered by Lyudmila Bloch

    ​There are so many ways to offend others, aren't there? And once you've committed one of those infractions, it's so inconvenient being overcome with that deep, all-abiding shame that drives you into the office's one working bathroom stall, where you hide for the rest of the day clad in that ci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    Libby Post Passes; Bad Manners Live On

    ​Oh, sad. Elizabeth Post, Emily Posts' granddaughter-in-law, has died. The elderly etiquette maven was 89. Poor Libby, who revised and modernized Emily Post's classic Etiquette six times, had been "appalled by the state of manners in recent years," according to her daughter-in-law Peggy Post ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Who's Your Favorite Emily?

    Brown BrothersThe Queen of Etiquette​This is my Emily post, which is not to be confused with the dear, departed queen of etiquette Emily Post. So throw away all table manners and tell me in plain language who's your favorite Emily: Emily Blunt, the talented actress from Young Victoria and Th ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 3, 2009


    A hungry man's delight

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    Cop Charged with Donut Freeloading

    The Post reports that a Queens cop has been slapped with departmental charges for repeatedly helped himself to free donuts, sandwiches, and coffee at a Rockaway Dunkin' Donuts. The charges were made after an Internal Affairs investigation revealed that he went behind the counter on numerous occasion ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 8, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 14, 2009

    Pulp Fictions: Steve Aylett's The Caterer, Edward Gorey's The Recently Deflowered Girl, and Takashi Nemoto's Monster Men Bureiko Lullaby

    Comics come out on Wednesday, and so does Richard Gehr's Pulp Fictions. Jeff Lint's 'The Caterer' Steve Aylett Floating World Comics The Recently Deflowered Girl Edward Gorey Monster Men Bureiko Lullaby Takashi Nemoto Picture Box During the mid-1970s, Jeff Lint - a fictional author created by ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 26, 2008
  • Blogs

    November 21, 2008

    Tales of the New Depression II

    The New Depression is much easier to take in hypothetical form, as in this week's New York Times Freakonomics Quorum, in which heavy thinkers were asked what they'd do if they suddenly lost everything. We especially liked the plan of libertarian Will Wilkinson (pictured), who figured, "I'm a Midwest ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 12, 2008

    Pet Sounds

    Get Awkward

    at Mercury Lounge

  • Theater

    April 24, 2007

    Kitty Carlisle Hart


  • Blogs

    April 29, 2006

    March Organizers Say 350K

    Organizers of today's peace march are saying they had 350,000 in the streets, and who's to say otherwise? We called the NYPD on a lark, knowing they haven't done these estimates in about ten years. "We haven't done crowd estimates for 10 years," the guy who picked up said. What can be said definite ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    November 29, 2005

    Against Politeness

    For an Englishman in New York, happiness is never having to say you're sorry

  • NYC Life

    November 30, 2004

    E-nough Is E-nough

    With bad manners just a 'send' button away, we need some rules. Call it technetiquette.

  • Theater

    July 27, 1999