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Holiday Season

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2012

    Hanukkah Face-Off: Ashkenazi Dish #5

    Hanukkah is a time for enjoying Jewish culinary traditions with family and friends, and to that end we present a daily competition between Ashkenazi and Sephardic food, going up around sunset on the first seven days of Hanukkah - and presenting a wrap-up as the sun goes down on the eighth day. Whose ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    10 Best Restaurants to Book for Christmas Eve Dinner

    Walking around Lower Manhattan these past few nights, it is clear that something is in the air. Literally. Take a deep breath in and find your lungs greeted by wave of pine from the tightly wrapped trees that now seem to line every street corner. By next week, it will be impossible to dodge the ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    A Christmas Tree Set a Car on Fire in the East Village

    As Myles wrote on Monday, it's high time to throw away your old, dead Christmas tree. But while doing so, please dispose of it properly! According to the blog Strollerderby, a Christmas tree was seen in flames, in the East Village, the other night. It managed to set an entire minivan on fire. (EV Gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg's Wine Pairings for Candy Canes and Gingerbread Houses

    Scott Abelman / FlickrFancy some Moscato d'Asti with your candy canes?​Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Year's are just around the corner, meaning holiday feasting is soon upon us. And with holiday eating comes holiday boozing. Now, some holiday celebrations call for downing whatever bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    The Brooklyn (Hipster) Christmas Tree Gets a (Hipster) Time-Lapse Video

    Brooklyn Christmas Tree from Chris Kirkinis on Vimeo.Everything good and decent in this world gets a time-lapse video, right? Right. Such is the case for the Brooklyn (Hipster) Christmas Tree, created by 26-year-old Aussie expat Julian Cole. Watch the stylized time-lapse of the making, by Chris Kirk ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 14, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    We're Mad-off as Hell! There's a Site for Frustrated Mets Fans

    ​Are you as sick about the loss of Jose Reyes as I am? Have you had it with the bullshit excuses from the Mets front office about Reyes's injuries? (Didn't Mickey Mantle have a lot of injuries? Would you have signed Mickey at age 28, the age Jose is now?) Are you angry at the insult to the Me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Seven Spots to Eat a Feast of the Seven Fishes

    Andy Ciordia/FlickrExpect fish, fish, fish, and more fish.​ Christmas is a-coming, and while the kiddies might be all excited about Santa Claus's visit, the more food-focused will be looking forward to the Feast of the Seven Fishes, one of the most gluttonous culinary traditions of the season. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    Where Am I Eating?

    ​Holiday shopping got you all tied down? Well, we've got cookbooks galore to give away, and they make excellent presents this holiday season. All you've got to do is play our weekly guessing game, Where Am I Eating? Simply look at the photo below and name the restaurant where I'm eating, le ... More >>

  • News

    November 23, 2011
  • Voice Choices

    November 23, 2011
  • Voice Choices

    November 16, 2011

    SEASON’S FREAKINGS

    Sample from a cornucopia of nastiness

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Busta Rhymes Drags "The Little Drummer Boy" Into The Twitter Age

    ​"Drummer Boy," another song from the forthcoming Justin Bieber Yuletide album Under The Mistletoe, has made its way online; a rework of the classic hymn "The Little Drummer Boy," it's been retrofitted with sharper drums and rap verses to make it sound like it could be dropped into top-40 stat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    An October 18 Warning: Justin Bieber's "Mistletoe" Will Be Everywhere This Holiday Season

    ​This year's crop of holiday-themed records includes albums by the likes of She & Him, Tony Bennett, and Scott Weiland. But the one that will probably emerge as sales champ (or at least get mentioned by a lot of people on Twitter) is Under The Mistletoe, the first seasonally minded release fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Newsweek's Julian Assange Christmas Photos Are Really Quite Magical

    One of the many faces of possibly being extradited, via Robert King/Newsweek​Did anyone ever watch the sentimental, autobiographical Truman Capote short called "A Christmas Memory"? In it, an orphaned boy lives with a group of elderly relatives, one of whom is his best friend, an eccentric, ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2010

    Exorcising This Year's 10 Most Distrubing Christmas Images [NSFW]

    bwog.com​10. Come to think of it, wouldn't it be nice if Santa were a sheep instead of a drunk? You're probably expunging Christmas from your domicile by dismantling the tree, vacuuming up the damned needles from every corner, and trying to find a place to stash the new presents in your impo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    Tales From a Greenpoint Christmas Tree Vendor

    Charlie Poekel at his Greenpoint tree stand​Selling Christmas trees in New York City seems like a hard job. It's cold, for one. New Yorkers have that "reputation" for being tough customers and not always the friendliest, not to mention bargain hunters par excellence. And sitting outside a tree ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Five Curious Culinary Christmas Customs

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Dirty and Offensive Christmas Songs!

    ​The only way I can deal with the annual onslaught of cheery and/or solemn Christmas songs is to make up filthy, raucous versions of them and make those the official hymns of the season. It's painfully immature, for sure, but it helps cut through the cheap sentiment and relentless faux glee t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Vacherin Mont d'Or, a Cheese for the Holidays

    Lauren ShockeyHark! The herald cheese​ Brie is an easy go-to for the holiday party, since it requires little work except garnishing with some nuts or baking in the oven until oozy, but it's worthwhile looking beyond the brie to another seasonal cheese, Vacherin Mont d'Or.

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Christmas Tree Vendor's Life Full of Darkness and Sometimes Whimsy

    ​News from the Christmas tree vendor beat! Today in the New York Times' City Room blog, there's a whole story -- the second installment in a series, mind you -- about a man who sells Christmas trees on the streets of New York City at holiday time. What you will learn will shock and surprise yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Virginia Kills Rudolph, and Possibly Christmas

    Parents, shield your children from this horrifying sight: An inflatable Rudolph in a recent holiday parade in Virginia is felled, then destroyed most violently -- an unwitting casualty of human error and a too-short traffic light. Consider Christmas over. Still, the look on the poor reindeer's face, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Julian Medina On Why He Loves Jewish Cooking and How to Have a Mexican Hanukkah

    Julian Medina makes a mean latke​ These last nights of Hanukkah call for interviewing a chef who celebrates the Festival of Lights. So we rang up Julian Medina, chef of Toloache and Yerba Buena, to learn which side of the dreidel he was on: latke or sufganiyot.

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    The Runnin' Scared Gift Guide: 100 Presents for the Drunks, Exes, Neurotics, Sex Fiends, and Loved Ones on Your List

    #76, Golden Girls Xmas Ornaments​So many gift guides, so little time. But how many lists of gifts under $50, or gifts for moms-to-be, or gifts for boyfriends and girlfriends and dogs can you really look at before wondering, where is the gift guide to end all gift guides? Where is the gift guid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    The Time to Deck the Halls is Upon Us as Holiday Markets Return

    urbandspacenyc/flickrIt's a blur market.​It's about to begin looking a lot like Christmas and Hanukkah up in this piece. The annual holiday markets at Union Square and Columbus Circle are set to return this Friday, November 19 and December 1, respective, and both will stay open through Decembe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Lucian Truscott IV Makes his Voice Debut

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 2, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 12 A Stockingful of Love, But No Re-admission by Lucian Truscott IV "Wow!" I thought. A free thing on Christmas at the Electric Circus. How East Villageish and community closeness and everybody will be to ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 16, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 26, 2008

    Man Dressed as Santa Kills 8 at Ex-In-Laws' Party

    We can close Christmas out with the horror story of Bruce Jeffrey Pardo, 45, of Sylmar, California, who went dressed as Santa Claus to a Christmas eve party in his old neighborhood in Covina and shot several people, eight of them to death, set the place on fire, and then shot himself dead. (Two girl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2008

    Merry Christmas

    We heard earlier that Christmas air and even train travel was messed up, but NY1 reports the Christmas miracle of "few delays" (though the Staten Island Advance tells Santa to avoid the Goethals Bridge). So everyone can rest easy en route or at their destinations and read inspiring yuletide stories ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2008

    Merry War on Christmas!

    And you thought you were going to get through another holiday -- whoops, we mean Jesus Christmas -- without getting caught in the O'Reillyesque crossfire of culture war. Fox News has this breaking news: "Children's Books Use Christmas to Push Global Warming Agenda." Apparently there's a book called ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    Worst Nativities of 2008

    Artisans in Naples, Italy unveiled their new nativity figures the other day and proved an ancient bit of Christmas wisdom: don't fuck with the formula. These representations of Barack and Michelle Obama (and, we think, John McCain) and France's Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni shouldn't be anywhere n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2008

    O Holy Night! Carolers to Pimp $2.55 Luxury Units

    The real estate market is soft, even in that economic stratosphere where you would think buyers are immune to fluctuations. So the high-end dealers are getting creative. Before the election one local realtor offered an opt-out to buyers if McCain won the Presidential race. Now Prime Condos hopes to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    Another Free iTunes Single of the Week: Faith Hill's "O Holy Night!"

    Last week's prediction: A Dipset Christmas To the extent that I understand holiday music at all, it's as a technique: Aural comfort designed to unobtrusively class up December Christmas parties and supply low level motivation to otherwise debt-shy Bloomingdales shoppers. A lot of this music is surp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    The Yule Log Returns

    Years ago in the Voice James Wolcott observed that the WPIX Yule Log -- a film loop of a roaring fireplace at Gracie Mansion -- proved that television had progressed from surrealism to science fiction. Now the local station announces to a breathless public that it will in fact bring back the Yule Lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2008

    Bloomberg Hawks Bloomberg (L.P.) To Finance Guys

    Mayor Michael Bloomberg might have officially stepped away from running the company that made him a billionaire, but that doesn't mean he's stopped giving it a plug whenever he can. In a speech this morning on the dire topic of the struggling financial markets, Bloomberg sounded like he was making ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    November 20, 2007

    Drowning Polar Bears: The New Lumps of Coal

    This season's orgy of shopping feel-goodism: Buy me the moon, as long as no plants or animals are harmed.

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2007

    The Christmas List: Black Sheep Sweater

    Since it doesn't seem polite to actually register for Christmas gifts, we here at Threadster have decided to make our hopes and dreams public, in case anyone would like to fulfil them (hi Mom!) this year. Alternatively, this may give you readers some ideas for things you'd like to give or request. ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    December 12, 2006

    Through a Glass Darkly

    Smug penguins and bitchy snowflakes: An opinionated tour of the season's department store windows

  • Columns

    December 12, 2006
  • Film

    November 21, 2006

    Passion of the Christ: A Very Special Episode

    Conception far from immaculate in teenybop retelling

  • NYC Life

    December 14, 2004
  • Columns

    December 7, 2004
  • Music

    November 30, 2004
  • Film

    November 16, 2004
  • Theater

    July 6, 2004
  • NYC Life

    December 23, 2003
  • Theater

    December 23, 2003

    Holiday Humbug

    Yes, Virginia, there is a limit to Christmas pageantry

  • Dance

    December 9, 2003
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