Greatness emerges at the year's first major film festival
A Salerno-style spot does both Belmont and the Flatiron district
Uniting egg and eggplant, possibly for the first time -- the sabich sandwich at Taim Despite a plethora of overpriced and pretentious restaurants, the West Village is still one of the damned best places to eat in the city in nearly every price range. And here's the list to prove it. Note that ther ... More >>
This past weekend at New York Comic-Con, Beavis and Butt-Head creator Mike Judge presented the inaugural public screening of his crude animation's newly rebooted first episode. Chris Linn, MTV Executive Vice President of MTV Production, introduced the pilot, which premieres October 27 at 10 p.m.. ... More >>
The new culinary life on a tired food street
Plus other unrepentant doings at this new Northern Italian joint
"Vanna White came into the green room in sweats, without any make-up, eating a piece of cake, and asked if anyone thought it was fair Brandy was eliminated from Dancing with the Stars while Bristol Palin remained." Phil and the Osophers' Kevin Estrada on Wheel! Of! Fortoooouuuune! Around these par ... More >>
Cooking ChannelDebi Gabriele = Kitchen romanceYesterday we spoke with charming husband and wife duo Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos about their new television show Extra Virgin. Today they explain why despite their cooking chops they wouldn't want to open a restaurant.
How about some eels for Christmas dinner? Get 'em on Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg. You think fruitcake and eggnog are strange? You think houses made of gingerbread are weird? Read on about some even more off-the-wall Christmas dining habits.
Central Italy hides in the West Village
The work of America's grand old man of point-and-shoot photography, Elliott Erwitt, is currently being represented by an excellent new show at Chelsea Market.
It was 1976 and ousted Supremes member Florence Ballard had tragically died after years of poverty and despair. Mark Bego was at the funeral, and he vividly tells about Diana Ross's sad attempts to upstage the whole thing in his imminent memoir, Paperback Writer. Take it away, Mark:
The mortadella panino is made with traditional saltless Tuscan bread. One of the best sandwich deals in town is found, not at a deli or sandwich shop, but at a Central Italian bakery called Il Cantuccio, open only a few months in the West Village.
Oh, Europe. All that time of your currency condescending the dollar has come to fruition, as you ponder whether or not to bail Greece out of their current debt with a 110B Euro package.
Txikito's brand new digs. Alex Raij and Eder Montero's tiny, lively Txikito just got a little bigger: last night, the chefs lifted the curtains on their restaurant's newly expanded interior.
Go west, middle-aged man!
Beth Ann Simpkins (left) and Ruth Kaplan are at the helm of Pulino's pizza program.When Pulino's opens next Monday, it will doubtless draw a stampede of pizza obsessives intent on making their own pronouncements on the pies that emerge from the restaurant's vast ovens. But while plenty of peo ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Sightings are Brooklyn's greatest living noise band--period. The avant-bruisers have been making jagged, nauseous, pig-fucked chip-'n'-sizzle for over a solid decade and have only gotten better with ... More >>
Mmmm! Yellowfin Tuna Florentine! We've seen how the food industry takes terms like "Tuscan," stomps all over them, and then presents them back to us as their own newfangled flavor.
Michael Becker / FOXVictoria Beckham Returns If you watched Idol tonight, not only did you miss the season premiere of Lost, but you volunteered to endure another hour of Victoria Bobble-Head Beckham. It's just downright un-American. However, those who did watch probably don't need this recap ... More >>
Plus dancing stars, live mullets, and midlife lesbians.
Nothing says Christmas in Italy as much as live eels. In central and southern Italy, large eels lately swum from the Sargasso Sea called capitone are spitted and roasted over a fire on Christmas eve. In Florence, eels from the Po River are stewed with tomato and garlic to make anguilla all ... More >>
From tiny screens to giant heads
Batali defector gets innovative on Avenue B
Our European allies in the CIA's criminal missions are finally held accountable
Devastating Council of Europe report on CIA involvement with kidnapping and torture
Late bloomer taps into passion for goats
To a time of spoofs and techno-barrages, Lucas and Guettel offer a romance for humans
A Village landmark goes missing
Art and agitation: Parmigianino as the inventor of a new kind of art-for-art's-sake beauty
A Guide to Classes Around Town
Five Veterans of the Citys Public Housing Tell Their Tales