• Blogs

    September 18, 2014

    Native New Yorker Hari Kondabolu: Not a Political Comic

    Between growing up in Queens and currently residing in Brooklyn, comedian Hari Kondabolu has appeared on Letterman, Conan, and NPR. With brother Ashok (Das Racist rapper Dapwell) he created the Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Podcast and fills in for Night Train host Wyatt Cenac when the latter finds hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    Thalassa's Maine Diver Sea Scallops, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

    Dish no. 80: Maine diver sea scallops at Thalassa (179 Franklin Street, 212-941-7661)

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    Escape the City With North River Lobster Company

    North River Lobster Co. (Pier 81 at West 41st Street, 212-630-8831) is not a dinner cruise. Yes, you'll eat on a moving boat. But the reference doesn't do the new venture justice: There's no strict dress code, there are no white linen tablecloths, and on the weekends, there's live music. There are a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    5 All-American Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July and Keep the Party Going All Weekend

    From sea to shining sea, Americans love celebrating Independence Day--especially since it gives us a completely legitimate reason to indulge. If you'd rather not man the grill this Fourth of July weekend, here's a round-up of five ways to get festive--while letting someone else will do the cooking-- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    Eat Lobster Rolls for Hurricane Sandy Relief This Week

    Maine lobster may seem ubiquitous in New York City now, but that hasn't always been the case. "Lobster was much more of a regional product 20 years ago," explains Maine Lobster Council Director Marianne Lacroix. "But the catch has really been rising in Maine. So we've developed more products and fou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Mixed Restaurant At Gay Hotel

    KTCHN, the restaurant at the OutNYC hotel on West 42nd Street, is a sleek place that's drawing a mixed crowd--which is perfectly legal, I guess. I ate in the back room, which feels airy, mirrors adding to the spacial illusion. The help was very friendly, which made up for the less than speedy pace ... More >>

  • Film

    October 17, 2012
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    September 19, 2012


    Fight fires the old-timey way

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    September 14, 2012

    Sally Struthers' Mug Shot Is Fabulous

    TV star and children feeder Sally Struthers was reportedly charged with drunken driving while up in Maine, where she's appearing in 9 to 5 at the Ogunquit Playhouse. (Sally's rep denies the charges)

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Medical Marijuana: Maine's Proposed Prescription Pot Rules Criticized by Many

    As Maine tries to come up with ways to manage its medical marijuana program, one of the state's lawmakers is speaking out against some proposed restrictions. As detailed by the Portland Daily Sun, Rep. Deb Sanderson worries that the state will implement rules that "are more restrictive and divergen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    Medical Marijuana: Maine Establishes Prescription Pot Guidlines

    In Maine, state regulators are trying to come up with new ways to manage medical marijuana. Maine health officials want to make a prescription pot patient-monitoring program optional. Now, users must participate in a state ID program that keeps track of them, according to The Associated Press.

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    10 Reasons Why Same-Sex Couples Want to Wed on the Very First Day

    Forget the fear of laws changing - people lined up to see him the first day he came out! So why not their spouse?​Some people have asked us: If same-sex marriage is here to stay, just why exactly do couples have to get married the first day, anyway? Isn't it a waste of money for the cash-strap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Potatoes in the Cafeteria Under Attack; Dragon Fruit Is All the Rage

    ​The U.S.D.A. is proposing to eliminate the "white potato" -- as in, any variety that isn't a sweet potato -- from federally subsidized school lunches. And it isn't going down too well in places like Maine, where potatoes are part of the culture. [Wall Street Journal] McDonald's restaurants i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    New Amsterdam Market is Having an Oysterpalooza!

    flickr/Allerina & Glen MacLartyShuck 'em!​Get ready for some shucking and slurping: It's going to be an oysterpalooza on Saturday, April 9 at New Amsterdam Market!

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    What to Drink at Clover Club: A Remember the Maine

    Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too. alwayshungryny.comRemember the Maine​​​​​The drink: Remember the Maine The bar: Clover Club, 210 Smith Street, Cobble Hill, 718-855-7939 The price: $12 The ingredients: Rye whiskey, sweet ver ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    What's Happening This Week: Countdown to Turkey Day

    As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Thanksgiving Dinner Agua Dulce Thursday, November 25 Staying in the city this year? Spice up your T-Day with the flavors of the Caribbean, Central America, and Sout ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    Red Hook Lobster Pound Gets Busy This Weekend

    beckendorf/flickrLobster, lobster, everywhere.​The Red Hook Lobster Pound is about to have a pretty big Saturday. First, you can find them at the New New York Street Fair on 3rd Street between Bond and Hoyt in Carroll Gardens, where GreenHomeNYC will be teaching folks how to install and plant ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 29, 2010


    Deerhoof: now a learning experience

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    Did Kombucha Set Off Lindsay Lohan's Booze-Monitoring Ankle Bracelet? (And Does This Mean Kombucha Should Be Sold in Wine Shops?)

    "Kombucha was the culprit!"​They say some varieties of kombucha, the fermented Chinese tea popular with health food nuts and starlets, could contain almost as much alcohol as weak beer. Given this information, Whole Foods, once one of the largest retailers of the stuff, pulled it from shelves. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Morning Links: Science vs. CEO in the BP Oil Spill; Actors Prepare to Mourn Law & Order; Woe to the Mets

    ​• BP (and dozens of other oil companies) were allowed to drill in the Gulf without getting required federal permits, "despite strong warnings from that agency about the impact the drilling was likely to have." Also, scientists are saying the size of the spill has been underestimated, while ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    Chatting With Luke Holden: Con Edison, $30 Lobster Rolls, Maine Pride

    Photo courtesy of Luke's LobsterLuke Holden​Luke Holden is loathe to call himself a chef -- "I am no chef" were his first words after he picked up the phone to talk to us -- but he inarguably knows a thing or two about how to make a superlative lobster roll. The son of the owner of one of Main ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    Posts of the Week

    Friday afternoon is upon us. And so it is time to cast a gimlet eye towards the best posts of the past few days: We ranked Our 10 Worst Food Show Hairstyles. We discovered the true origins of Hawaiian pizza. Luke's Lobster's Luke Holden talked seafood, $30 rolls, and Maine pride.

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Maine Shrimp in the Kitchen

    Maine seafood risotto​The best way to celebrate Valentine's Day on Sunday was to head over to Marlow and Daughters, where a pickup truck parked on the curb dispensed frozen bags of Maine sweet shrimp, and also sold scallops, lobsters, and crabs. The shrimp shares are a part of Port Clyde Fresh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    Checking in with Port Clyde Fresh Catch: Bringing Maine Shrimp to Brooklyn

    Maine sweet shrimp​ In December, we told you about Port Clyde Fresh Catch--the first community-supported-fishery delivering to New York, offering once-a-month Maine shrimp drop-offs this winter and spring. Today, we checked in with coordinator Jessica Libby about how the CSF is working out--a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    Port Clyde Fresh Catch: The First Community-Supported-Fishery, Bringing Sweet Maine Shrimp to You

    Sweet Maine shrimp: small size, big flavor​ I once ate the most delicious whole fried shrimp at La Fonda del Sol. When I asked the server what kind of shrimp they were, he explained that they were sweet Maine shrimp, only available in the winter, and hard to find in New York. But for members o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Will New York Get Gay Marriage?

    ​In the wake of the Maine horror, there's been some way more appealing news. Governor David Paterson is including marriage equality in the sweeping November 10 session he is calling for, bringing gay marriage before the State Senate for approval! Or at least he will if no one blocks it, as th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Gov Adds Gay Marriage to Special Session Agenda

    As Maine doesn't go, so goes New York, maybe: Governor Paterson says that along with the pressing budget issues for which he called the special session of the legislature for Tuesday, he's also going to push the gay marriage bill, which he proposed in April but which got set aside as Albany pursued ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Gay Marriage Revoked in Maine

    ​Yahoos displeased by the results in NY-23 may take comfort that Maine appears to have rejected the marriage equality bill that was passed by its state legislature in May. For example, National Review's Thomas Peters: "My favorite part of last night's election coverage was watching Rachel Mad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Today's The Day: Will Gays in Maine Lose Equal Rights?

    ​Today, the lovely state of Maine--where I've hung out with many a lesbian and gay man in various woodsy areas--puts gay marriage to a vote. The people will decide, as they did in California, if the gay right to marry should be squashed like the vows generally are in most straight marriages a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Turnout High in Maine Gay Marriage Referendum

    Turnout is reported heavy in Maine, where voters are faced with a referendum on the marriage equality law passed last spring. ("No" on Question 1 means yes to keeping gay marriage.) State officials say voting is exceeding expectations, and over 100,000 absentee ballots have been filed. This is see ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Election 2009: Maine Gay Marriage Count May Take a While

    Here's something we didn't think about when we mentioned those 100,000 absentee ballots already collected in Maine's gay-marriage referendum: the population of Maine is about 1.3 million. So rather more than 10 percent of the electorate have already cast their ballots. (Maine voters need not give a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Travertine; Goodbye to (the Other) Tea Lounge

    Danae Cappelletto, a former restaurant manager in her native Australia, has opened Travertine in the space formerly occupied by Little Charlie's Clam House on Kenmare Street. The menu, by Manuel Trevino, is Mediterranean. [NY Times] Hotelier Andre Balazs has introduced The Boom Boom Room, the firs ... More >>

  • Film

    August 25, 2009

    An Interview with Whit Stillman

    The full transcript of our conversation with the recently returned director

  • Voice Choices

    July 1, 2009


    A gem from the SXSW Film Fest

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    "Maine," by Michael Feingold and Jerry Herman

    (As is his wont, our theater critic Michael Feingold has written new lyrics to a show tune to honor the latest American state to get gay-married. Tune supplied in the Angela Lansbury 1983 revival footage above. Feel free to sing along! -- ed.) MAINE lyrics by Michael Feingold (with sincere apolo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    Gay Marriage Wins in Maine; D.C. Fights to Recognize It

    Maine's got gay marriage. Governor John Baldacci signed a marriage equality bill that passed the state legislature this morning. New England is kicking New York's ass. Massachusetts got the ball rolling. New Hampshire's lawmakers have passed a gay marriage law that waits on the governor. Vermont o ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 4, 2009


    Misery loves Ocean and Salome

  • Voice Choices

    October 1, 2008


    Brother Ray LaMontagne refines simplicity in shadows

  • Theater

    January 10, 2006

    Wintry Mix

    Cold weather, warm hearts: Romantic vignettes from a town that's too nice—almost

  • VLS

    November 1, 2005

    North by Northeaster

    After writing the rulebook, Stephen King throws it away

  • Film

    February 1, 2005
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    November 16, 2004
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    February 11, 2003
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    February 4, 2003
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    October 1, 2002
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    October 23, 2001
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    April 10, 2001
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    August 1, 2000
  • News

    January 19, 1999

    Moderately Republican

    The Power of the Maine-stream

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