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Holiday Season

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2013

    Why the Hell Did Bad Religion Make a Christmas Album?

    Every winter our mailbox overfloweth with Christmas albums, from exceedingly unlikely sources. But a disc of traditional Christmas songs, on Epitaph, from L.A. punk icons Bad Religion? That's downright bizarre. After all, the group has pointedly critiqued organized religion; vocalist Greg Graffin ... More >>

  • Film

    December 4, 2013
  • Film

    November 27, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    Shmaltz Brewing: A Rejewvenation Worth Drinking To

    For most people, a spiritual awakening may lead to charity work, renewed membership in a local synagogue or church, or a large donation to a good cause. But Shmaltz Brewing Company founder Jeremy Cowan is not most people. And for him, it meant something very different: beer.

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    Is Madonna Menopausal? One Drag Queen Weighs In

    Drag star Hedda Lettuce entertained that theory in her holiday show, "Lettuce Rejoice," which I saw at the Metropolitan Room last night. In fact, Hedda sang a whole song about it, to the tune of "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town." (Sample lyrics, aimed at poor Madge: "You'd better watch out, you'd b ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 19, 2012

    HAPPY TOGETHER

    Where Mahjong meets Dreidel

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    Get Super Drunk and Play a Power Dreidel Drinking Game Before Hanukkah is Over

    Tonight marks the seventh night of Hanukkah and, if you've been observing the holidays, you're probably ready to do something other than marvel at lights and pretend like you wanted those socks. But it's Friday! And before you pack up the menorah, make like a Maccabee and play Power Dreidel. Here's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    Hanukkah Face-Off: Sephardic Dish #7

    Sephardic-Uzbek shish kebabs, top to bottom: chicken hearts, ground-beef lulya, lamb, and marinated chicken 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 sunse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    Hanukkah Face-Off: Ashkenazi Dish #7

    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

    December 13, 2012

    Hanukkah Face-Off: Sephardic Dish #6

    The name of this Sephardic dish could be a nickname for Shaquille O'Neill. 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 Hanuk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    Hanukkah Face-Off: Ashkenazi Dish #6

    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

    December 12, 2012

    Hanukkah Face-Off: Sephardic Dish #5

    Begin the Tajine! 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 th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    Hanukkah Face-Off: Sephardic Dish #4

    Is that just a newfangled matzo? 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 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    Hanukkah Face-Off: Ashkenazi Dish #4

    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

    December 10, 2012

    Hanukkah Face-Off: Sephardic Dish #3

    Sephardic Jews are responsible for one of the world's greatest appetizers: fried baby artichokes. 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 f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2012

    Hanukkah Face-Off: Ashkenazi Dish #2

    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

    December 9, 2012

    Hanukkah Face-Off: Sephardic Dish #2

    Aash rechte is a hearty winter soup of the Persian Jews 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 presenti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2012

    Hanukkah Face-Off: Ashkenazi Dish #1

    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

    December 8, 2012

    Hanukkah Face-Off: Sephardic Dish #1

    A sumptuous selection of the cold salads and dips known to North African Jews as kemia 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 ... 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 27, 2011

    Connecticut Home Blaze 'Fireplace-Related'

    gigmasters.comThe victims of the Stamford fire.​Yesterday we brought you the tragic story of the five people -- three girls and their grandparents -- who died when a fire engulfed their Stamford, Conn. home. Now, Stamford Mayor Michael Pavia has told the Associated Press that the fire "firepla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2011

    Handy Guide to FiTR Xmas Coverage, Including Last-Minute Gift Suggestions

    ​This year, Fork in the Road pulled out all the stops in our Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa coverage, given you hints on where to shop, what gifts to buy, and examining holiday rituals from a cynical point of view. Here is a guide to our coverage, in case you haven't had enough of the holidays al ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 21, 2011

    HARD NUT

    Sugarplum fairies go underground

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    Santa Claus Is From Chelsea

    ​Everything you thought you knew about Santa may be a lie! According to the New York Historical Society, Santa is not, despite all of our assumptions, a native North Pole-ian, complete with North Pole-like ideologies, politics, and annoying habits. He's actually a sophisticated New Yorker hail ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 14, 2011

    DIRTY SANTA

    John Waters’s perverted Christmas

  • Music

    November 23, 2011
  • Voice Choices

    November 23, 2011

    THE DRIVING FORCE

    Holidays are about giving, remember?

  • Voice Choices

    November 23, 2011
  • Voice Choices

    December 15, 2010

    ON THE JOB

    Three great comics have Xmas covered

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    The 2010 Rightblogger War on Christmas Special -- Featuring Abortion Gift Certificates!

    Merry War on Christmas! This conflict has been dragging on for years, which is not entirely a bad thing, as it has produced a thriving War on Christmas industry, which our economy desperately needs. The opportunities for outrage this year are slim, but where there's a rightblogger, there's a way, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    What's Happening This Week: A Winter Cocktail Class; A Fatty Christmas

    As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Winter Cocktails Class The Brooklyn Kitchen Wednesday, December 15 at 6:30 p.m. Join Tom Chadwick of Dram in Williamsburg and Mayur Subbarro of Mayahuel in the East ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Santa Extra-Pushy This Year (or, the Christmas Creep Begins)

    ​It's November 3. It was just Halloween, and we're still clinging to the last vestiges of Daylight Savings Time (get ready to falllll baaaaack this Sunday!). But...have you done your Christmas shopping yet? 'Cause you have to get on that shit. As EV Grieve has noted, "Duane Reade Puts Out Its ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 15, 2009

    SNOWBIZ

    Murray Hill . . . on ice!

  • Voice Choices

    December 10, 2008

    SHOWBIZ LIVES ON

    Not even a recession can stop Murray Hill from celebrating Christmas

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    It's the Rightblogger War on Christmas Special!

    There's a lot going on nowadays -- bailout begging, terrorism, transitions, etc. Rightbloggers, their political champions largely sidelined, have no posse with which to ride to the barricades, but still rock their customary hobby-horses furiously, though with less than usual pleasure. When, for exa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2008

    Pentagon Xmas Party Off; Will Contractors Step Up?

    The Federal Government has begun cutting back already! The Times reports that the Pentagon's annual holiday party has been cancelled. Even after 1,000 of the 1,500 invitations had gone out, a spokesman for the host and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen said the Admiral and hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2008

    Tony Bennett Plays It Like a Pro at Bloomingdale's

    It's not his greatest performance of all time, but we think it's lovely that 82-year-old Tony Bennett came to Bloomingdale's this evening to light up their holiday windows, sang a medley of Christmas songs into the frosty air, and had the class to introduce all the members of his band. Nice coat, to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2008

    "Frosty the Goldman" and Other Odes to Subprime Profiteers

    This video of protesters greeting Goldman Sachs investment bankers outside of their holiday party may be a week or so old, but the sentiments are timeless. And hearing the lyrics to "Frosty the Goldman" would melt even the coldest heart (unless of course that heart belongs to the bankers who profit ... More >>

  • Theater

    December 11, 2007
  • Music

    December 5, 2006
  • NYC Life

    December 13, 2005

    Susan Sontag Hair Extensions, Anyone?

    'Bust' and local artists rescue the ailing holiday craft fair

  • Columns

    December 13, 2005
  • NYC Life

    December 28, 2004
  • Music

    December 14, 2004
  • NYC Life

    December 14, 2004
  • NYC Life

    December 7, 2004
  • Columns

    December 16, 2003
  • News

    November 25, 2003

    Hot for Santa

    A brief but startling history of the chocolate Santa Claus

  • NYC Life

    December 24, 2002
  • NYC Life

    December 11, 2001

    People in Glass Houses

    Holiday Windows in a Sad Season

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