For two days after the Boston Marathon bombing, the news media was so starved for public developments in the investigation that many outlets took to inventing breaking news. But in the last 12 hours, things have moved so quickly in the hunt for the bombers -- complete with a wild night full of shoot ... More >>
As I sit and watch the year end lists of best reissues virtually pile up on the laptop, I can't help but be reminded of something my Uncle Lech once said to me many X-Masses ago when we were down in his basement jamming some Bobby Vinton. As his light up speakers twinkled and pulsed in my periphera ... More >>
Every time a natural disaster destroys entire communities, a handful of religious idiots blame it on gay people and the politicians who defend their civil rights. Hurricane Sandy is no exception.In most cases, however, the moronic ramblings of fringe lunatics are routinely ignored by elected officia ... More >>
Tuesday, September 18 Crab Boil. Fatty Crew Hospitality Group announces the seventh anniversary of Fatty Crab this month. To celebrate, the restaurant will be hosting a Maryland-style crab boil from September 17 through October 17. It's serving blue crabs with "Malay old bay" seasoned water, steamed ... More >>
Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently came out in favor of pot policy reform, announcing Monday that he wanted to decriminalize public displays of just less than one ounce of weed. As we reported then, the move was heralded by pretty much everyone, except maybe Republicans in Albany. Just today, the Wall Str ... More >>
The more, the merrier. Or, in this case, the more vices, the better. At least that's what New York Assemblyman Micah Kellner thinks and just in time for the Kentucky Derby and Cinco De Mayo.In an interview today on the radio station WCBS 880, he introduced his plan to bring back the betting kio ... More >>
Northern Chinese dumplings, thick-skinned and cheap Samantha G. asks: Hey! I love northern Chinese food. I grew up with a wonderful northern/Cantonese dim-sum-style restaurant in Rockville, Maryland. I was wondering if there is anything similar in NYC? Thanks!
starchefs.comBenjamin LambertBread & Tulips, the restaurant at Hotel Giraffe that just this week shared the recipe for its popular Lamb Burger, has a new chef.
Chuck Schumer, media adviserOn Tuesday morning, a telling little bit of the relationship between high-ranking politicians and the press was exposed when New York Senator Chuck Schumer was caught chatting prematurely on a conference call about the budget process with his fellow lawmakers. Schu ... More >>
A gay couple can have a whopper of a hard time just trying to order a sandwich at Burger King, let alone trying to obtain a license to get hitched. Here are six more things you should know to keep it all straight.
There was a flurry of activity across the United States on gay marriage this week at both the state and federal levels, from the nation's capital all the way to Honolulu. It might be harder to keep it all straight than, say, Ted Haggard on crystal meth or George Rekers with a rent boy. Here's ... More >>
People are getting pretty geared up about this once-again-Category-4-storm otherwise known as Earl headed hell-and-high-water for the East Coast. There are hurricane warnings in North Carolina and tropical storm warnings in Virgina, Maryland, and New Jersey, while tropical storm watches are i ... More >>
It's already a tough week for Democratic senators. Hard on the heels of Evan Bayh's departure from the 2010 Senate race, rumors are floating that Maryland's Barbara Mikulski is not going to run, either. And 86-year-old New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg has been hospitalized after falling ... More >>
View Larger Map DATE: Saturday, Oct. 10,2009, 2:25 a.m. LOCATION: The intersection of 86th Street and 21st Avenue, Brooklyn. A Maryland man has been arrested and charged with drunk driving and manslaughter after causing an accident that killed a Ukrainian man who survived the Chernobyl disaster. ... More >>
Today in the New York Times Edmund L. Andrews explains how, despite his training and experience as an economic reporter, he fell disastrously into debt -- and also, perhaps inadvertently, how this great country of ours really works. His reasons: he was in love ("Patty was brainy, regal, sexy, fiery ... More >>
Of course, when I wasn't cooking for the fantasy writing retreat, I was exploring the countryside looking for local delicacies. Just driving around was a pleasure, though a landscape of dairy farms, wooded ridges and rolling countryside, and a slanting winter light and gray overcast sky that ma ... More >>
The perils and absurdities of rock criticism as a career in 2008
Odes to fame, guns, and what we should've seen coming
The stunning comeback of electroshock and other harrowing treatments for the mentally ill
Proof that no matter how hard we pretend to be, we're all fragile
Geek Rapture: Nine Games Bordering on Nirvana
Advocates for medical pot look beyond a Supreme Court bummer
The Powers That Be? They Don't Deliver.
Remembrances of Lester Bowie