Our own Tejal Rao reviews Bill's Food and Drink, a "flashy John DeLucie joint." Bill's Food and Drink is the recently revamped former speakeasy that once held Bill's Gay Nineties. The Midtown restaurant is "cluttered with maps, Victorian portraits, and taxidermied animal heads... it can feel like th ... More >>
So you might have been following CISPA, and might be aware of the SOPA/PIPA shitshow that took place in Congress earlier this year, but do you know about ACTA -- the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement?
If not, don't sweat: We'll gladly get you up to speed. That's what we're here for!
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If you own an open WiFi connection, you might have worried whether you're liable for any copyright infringement taking place on that network -- even if you didn't do it.
In a ruling that has caught the attention of lawmakers and attorneys worldwide, a Finnish court just ruled that owners of open Wi ... More >>
Tomorrow night at the Lehman Center, hundreds of electro-pop fans will gleefully inhabit the alternate universe in which freestyle got its due when the Miami singer Stevie B (above, singing "Girl I Am Searching For You") headlines Forever Freestyle 6, a revue of icons from the underheralded style's ... More >>
This should probably not be how you do it.It's a common dilemma of the booty club: You're buzzing off the overpriced drinks, two-stepping with the opposite sex. The lighting is right and you're getting closer and closer to each other... and then DJ Lack-of-Direction throws on some bullshit. Y ... More >>
Bowery BoogieFat Hippo to be replaced by deceased cattle?Aside from its thankfully erroneous Nicky's listing, the CB3's upcoming SLA committee meeting agenda augurs a couple of other possibly interesting developments for the neighborhood.
The Chinese are getting tricky and creative, plus probably rich, while Europeans are experiencing the bodily benefits and sometimes... the deadly consequences. It sounds like a 20/20 special doesn't it? It comes from the Wall Street Journal report today on "designer drugs." Are you up on this ... More >>
AP10,452 kg of national pride.Israel and Lebanon have more or less been at each other's throats for more than 60 years. And during the last few they've also been arguing over what goes down each other's throats: specifically, hummus.
Not lovin' it.Ignoring an abundance of evidence that caged chickens lead miserable lives of pointless suffering, McDonald's board of director has recommended that the company's shareholders vote against a measure requiring the chain to get 5 percent of its eggs from cage-free birds because th ... More >>
Could you eat this face?
Last week, the food world went wabbit cwazy, as both the Times and the website Food Curated featured items on raising rabbit for food. The Times argued that this locavoric effort was the ultimate in shrinking and controlling the food chain, while Food Curated took a ... More >>
CTM in all its glory Forget haggis. Scottish MPs are now claiming that chicken tikka masala, that creamy, junky-good dish found in mediocre curry houses worldwide, was invented at a certain Glasglow restaurant in the 1970s. Not only that, but they are insisting that the European Union to rec ... More >>
A Yemeni airliner with 142 passengers and 11 crew crashed into the Indian Ocean near its destination, the island nation of Comoros, early this morning. Rescuers have retrieved alive a 5-year-old boy from the site, but so far none of the others have been saved, though some bodies have been recovered. ... More >>
EU officials in Brussels are blocking the sale of lower alcohol wines developed by New World wine regions. One method to make low-alcohol wine involves harvesting grapes which are immature and have a low sugar level, the second uses fully matured grapes to produce a normal wine, from which alcohol i ... More >>
StarChefs collects the cocktail shaking secrets of 33 bartenders. Joaquin Simo of Death & Co. says, "A shake should wake up a cocktail. Its function is to make it greater than the sum of its parts." His colleague, Alex Day, adopted a variation on the hard shake style to avoid the shaking-related inj ... More >>
A diner at a T.G.I. Friday's in upstate New York found a severed snake head in his vegetables. The head was the size of a thumb, with part of the spine still attached. The restaurant comped him and his companion the meal.
[AP via Google]
With shoppers trading down from brand names to store brands, ... More >>
August Martin High School in Jamaica now has a student-run restaurant on campus. The Cook's Cafe has students cooking for and serving faculty and staff, as well as planning the menu and balancing the budget.
[NY Daily News]
The European Commission and the US have reached an agreement that lifts th ... More >>
We muddled through eight long years of constitution-stomping, environment-destroying and barely coherent English. Now, add cheese-snatching to that list--one of Bush's last acts in office was to raise the tariff on Roquefort cheese by 300 percent. France's AFP is reporting that the sharp tariff incr ... More >>