opentable.comThe product of blood, sweat, and tearsIt's almost time for the Oscars. That is, the Oscars of the food world: the James Beard Foundation Awards. Today marked the announcement of the restaurant and chef semifinalists, who were chosen from a record 28,000 online entries. Finalists ... More >>
Chillin' With the Weasel in Brooklyn
Self-hating or just everyone-hating?
Harold Pinter died yesterday. He was born in 1930 to a family of Jewish garment workers and passed his early life in East London, where he experienced the Blitz and, as the Forward put it, an "antisemitism [that] hung in the air like smoke and smog." Pinter was attacked a few times by thugs apparent ... More >>
Coen Brothers transcend themselves with No Country for Old Men
On the Academy Awards, I loved the quick cut to Warren and Annette after Whoopi's crack about older men and younger women.