With a slight chill in the air, fall is fast approaching. So break out a scarf and check out a few of this weekend's best food events.
Spring made an impact on our dining decisions this week, and we finally felt ready to cast off the heavy meats of summer for the produce and seafood we crave in the warmer months. The best things we ate this week include a platter of artichokes, a whole-roasted fish, and a cookie, for good measure.
Here's more proof that, no matter how much Americans love their guns, our affection for the Benjamin's always trumps all in the end.At the New Jerusalem Baptist Church in Jamaica, Queens yesterday, a gun buyback initiative was held to fight back against the 12% spike in shootings this year ... More >>
King Khanhe of the Shrines, the King Khan & BBQ Show, the Black Jaspers, the... oh, you get the ideais back, but then he never really leaves. This native Canadian, now living in Berlin between endless globe-hopping and side projects, is a busy man. He's in the Big Apple this week with ... More >>
1. Squash Blossoms -- Not too much you can do with these babies except stuff 'em with ricotta, dip them in batter, and carefully fry the crap out of them. Vegans will want to use hummus instead.
The dramatics! The emoting! The singing and dancing and screeching for the back row! I'm talking about what's going to happen when the Tony nominations are announced tomorrow morning. My final (and 100% correct) predictions are: BEST PLAY Jerusalem War Horse Good People Motherf**k ... More >>
Mark Rylance and Jez Butterworth mess with English folkdom
The new Olivier by way of John Belushi, Mark Rylance is willing to go to even darker places than an electrician in a power blackout. Three years ago, he won a Tony for his Buster Keaton-ish deadpan in Boeing Boeing, and more recently he played a scary vulgarian who spoke in verse in the stim ... More >>
Around noon a van marked "China Chalet" (a local catering firm) apparently hit several children at 38 East Broadway in Chinatown near Market Street. One of the children is reported dead. We're not sure what the kids were doing there but there are a couple of schools nearby including Mesivta Tifereth ... More >>
A rare staging of G.E. Lessing's Nathan the Wise
Next year in Orlando! Nailing Florida's born-again theme park. Back here, the usual unholier- than-thou experiences.
Also: The 39 Steps joshes theater and film
Lear deBessonet dives into religious delirium
Fall back to the hardiest harvest
The empire strikes back: Uneasy nods to contemporary politics is all this Heaven knows
The passion of the naïf: A Christian Zulu makes a pilgrimage to the broken-promise land
Ethiopian Jews, Holocaust survivors, Lacanian psychobabblers, and a downtown bra shop
Non-American splendor in a global film series
Regarding the Pain of Others
Israelis Flock to Buy Guns, Pack Heat at Services
Steve Earle Practices Rock and Roll Leftism for Its Own Sweet Sake
A Short Take on a Long History
The Ground Shifts in Sheikh Jarrah
Coping With Terrorism Is Part of Ordinary Life in Israel
Israels Favored Ammo is Crippling a Generation of Young Palestinians
Defending Edward Said