I love Stephen A. Smith, I really do, and it's great fun watching him play the Harlem Globetrotters to Skip Bayless's Washington Generals on ESPN's First Take. (And I really love Jay Pharoah's impression on SNL).
But I'm getting a little tired of The Kobe Bryant Show. It isn't like the Lakers are o ... More >>
Here's some news that should help perpetuate the myth that the food world is filled with brooding hunks: Bradley Cooper is in discussions with The Weinstein Company to play the title character in "Chef", a restaurant-focused comedy from director Derek Cianfrance. Cooper, who is currently riding the ... More >>
The Olympics have just kicked off and restaurants around the city are celebrating with specials. Here are some local deals:
In addition to specialty Olympic-themed cocktails, Stone Rose Lounge and Whiskey Park will host viewing parties for the top events throughout the Olympics, allowing fans to ta ... More >>
She's an Olympic gold medalist, the most prolific scorer--male or female--for Team USA in the history of international competition, and she even beat Michael Jordan one-on-one in that Gatorade commercial, but Mia Hamm is facing her newest challenge: Inspiring New York City girls to chase their dream ... More >>
Remember the time?Does Kanye West exist because the world gives him so much attention? Or does the world exist because he gives it something to pay attention to? Heavy stuff, man. Whatever the answer is, the rapper-cum-producer has both dominated critics' best-ofs and been a celebrity-news st ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week.
Edgar's Café on the Upper West Side has closed after some 20 years in business. A younger sister establishment nearby remains open.
Moe's, the Fort Greene mainstay is having its ... More >>
Djamil Azizi, also known as John Amir, was spotted on a security camera near Washington Square Park by police, who noticed his "Hitler-like mustache" two weeks after he tried to rob a Chelsea bank. He demanded money at the Chase Bank on Eighth Avenue and West 15th Street only to run away with ... More >>
Dive into the comparative culinary wonderland!
For two railroad terminals only two-thirds of a mile apart as the crow flies, the chow couldn't be more different. Penn Station is awash in cheesy fast-food, and the rancid smell fills your nostrils as you run for the train. By contrast, the cu ... More >>
Following House Speaker-designate John Boehner's Sir-Weeps-a-Lot moment on 60 Minutes recently, along with the salty, flowing waves of 2010 man-tears (including Charlie Rangel's please don't censure me sobs and Chris Brown's spontaneous waterworks at a Michael Jackson tribute), the Today Show ... More >>
Is Hanes guilty of racism? Someone thinks so. A racial discrimination lawsuit against Hanesbrands (makers of Michael Jordan's undies-of-note, Playtex, and Champion, among others) has been filed in New York on behalf of Yunusa Kenchi after his termination from his role as creative designer at ... More >>
In honor of Michael Jackson, we're raiding our archives. Below, Scott Poulson-Bryant's review of the Michael Jackson/Michael Jordan convergence that was the video for "Jam," first published in August, 1992.
Be Like Mike
By Scott Poulson-Bryant
August 4, 1992
You've been ruminating on Black Beaut ... More >>
Photo borrowed from Food NetworkThe Next Food Network Star premieres this Sunday and the contestants have been introduced. There's the perky mom next door (Jen Isham), the less perky mom next door (Melissa d'Arabian), the soulful Korean mama (Debbie Lee), and the health nut who secretly loves bacon ... More >>