Whenever one's privacy is breached in the public sphere, there's always that awkward, immediate reaction when the reader asks, "Was that one too far?" Well, it depends on impact and damage; this was a main concern with WikiLeaks - "Did their privacy leaks put anyone in harm's way?" underlies every c ... More >>
This week's review is of La Vara, the new Spanish restaurant in Cobble Hill from chefs Alex Raij and Eder Montero, a husband-and-wife duo who take turns in the kitchen creating delicious, exciting food that's unlike most Spanish restaurants in the city.
The restaurant plays with flavors establishe ... More >>
East Villagers have probably seen those "ads" that feature people inhaling air out of Evian bottles. They're not real Evian ads, but that hasn't stopped a clever Mel Brooks fan from attaching his/her own take to them:
Perri-Air! It's a Spaceballs reference!
Georgia, Ira, and the Clean's Hamish Kilgour, leading a drummer summit. Pics by Liz Clayton, more below.Yo La Tengo/The National
Wednesday, December 8
Better than: The other seven nights, kinda.
Nels Cline sitting in Tuesday was pretty sweet. Ditto Jeff Tweedy a few nights earl ... More >>
Two-time Tony winner Donna Murphy is returning to Broadway in a musical about the survivors and victims of the holocaust, according to our friends at lemonwade.com.
While the Broadway board regulars will no doubt start making cracks like, "Will she show up for the holocaust?" I'll be anxious ... More >>
One of the most inspired comic entertainers in modern history, Madeline Kahn (1942-1999) was a joy in everything from Mel Brooks and Peter Bogdanovich films to Broadway plays (Sisters Rosenzweig, Born Yesterday) to The Muppet Show, for Chrissake.
Madeline had a wry way with a line reading th ... More >>
Taxi culture is a big part of New York lore -- Jimmy Cagney, Robert DeNiro, and Ernest Borgnine are among the many memorable movie hacks -- but real cabbies don't get much attention unless they're delivering a baby in the backseat or something like that. Amy Braunschweiger's Taxi Confident ... More >>