A visit to one of the city's most evolved taquerias
Looks like the kids are going to be engaging in dangerous sex after all.Yesterday, the Voice reported on an interesting story coming out of Brooklyn, in which a principal of a high school there offered to hand out condoms (rubbers, jimmy-hats, whatever they're calling them these days) at the school' ... More >>
A new documentary remembers the tents
Sirio Maccioni says that he's going to open a branch of his eponymous restaurant at the Pierre hotel. Maccioni has told reporters that he's bringing in Filippo Gozzoli, formerly of Milan, to run the eatery. [Grub Street]
For Time's annual "Person of the Year" issue, they've chosen "The Protester." The Awl announces, "Okay, yay, we won!" The spread features simple portraits of and interviews with protesters from around the world -- Tunisia, Egypt, Greece, Spain, and right here in the U.S. The attached cover ... More >>
Gay guys who like straight guys who like guys dressed as girls
See, by flipping the standard subway map 90-degrees, Manhattan becomes a big dick, thrilled by the death of Osama Bin Laden. (For an extra "ew," the train lines are veins.) The project is the work of the street artist Beast, who calls the work "Unexpected Improvements," probably in reference ... More >>
Timmy Caldwell/FlickrThe second incarnation of Monte's is nigh: the Italian restaurant, which sat on Carroll Street for 102 years before closing in 2008, is scheduled to re-open in early June.
Corn smut, that is. A Bed-Stuy bodega's authentic Pueblan food.
Plus other unrepentant doings at this new Northern Italian joint
Try not to nibble on your broccoli purse. Fulvio Bonavia is an Italian photographer and graphic artist who makes fashion accessories out of food. Many of the images shown here are originally taken from his book, A Matter of Taste (Hachette Australia, 2008). Based in Milan, the phographer beg ... More >>
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, a/k/a Mr. Foot in Mouth, will not resign just because maybe he had some sex parties with young girls, or because he likes to look a beautiful girl in the face now and again in the midst of a productive, hard-working day.
The work of America's grand old man of point-and-shoot photography, Elliott Erwitt, is currently being represented by an excellent new show at Chelsea Market.
Orpheus, Dick, and a little reefer: our annual round-up of the year's best
US Airways always comes up when we're looking for cheap flights, and there's a reason for that: like many airlines these days, it's not doing so hot. Today the troubled carrier announces it's going to cut 1,000 jobs and some flights to Europe, and close its ground crew base at LaGuardia and ... More >>
New York's getting spanked on a few fronts this week. A Global Language Monitor survey showed we'd lost status as Fashion Capital of the World to Milan. Hotels.com's survey found New York's taxis second to London's in quality of service -- and our cabbies the worst drivers of all. But at least the ... More >>
The 22-seater that recently opened in the space formerly occupied by Cafe Tina on Prince Street is helmed by Philip Guardione, who cut his teeth under Sergio Mei at the Four Seasons in Milan, but learned much of what he knows and loves about food in his native Sicily. The dining room at Piccola is ... More >>
Hotel Griffou has opened in the space formerly occupied by Marylou's. It features dining areas a little below street level, including one that looks like an artist's studio. The kitchen, helmed by Jason Michael Giordano, turns out old-timey-style dishes, such as lobster thermidor. [NY Times] The ne ... More >>
The Denton brothers do it again in Murray Hill
Tony winner Mandy Patinkin stars in the Bards classic
A radical take on an old art, 'Pricked' needles the traditional craft of embroidery
Three new artists and the black diaspora
The Oceans 12 of jokey Brit-rock sequels.
New York Film Festival first week highlights
NYFF's 31-film ode to Janus a veritable Cinema 101
Devastating Council of Europe report on CIA involvement with kidnapping and torture
Italy's prime minister demands that the U.S. explain CIA criminality in his country
Even with a major oil field showing strain, the promises are flowing
Nine sane and rewarding life choices we promise you will not get punished by God for
An archival assemblage of World War I horrors ponders the political power of violent images
A whirlwind tour of the European collections
Hitting the bottle or taking on a full plate? These safe havens will help you survive the fall.
The Travails and Triumphs of Woodbury Common
Advocates Say Slurs Show Bias in Transgender Murder
''At Kurfew, the revelers sloppy-kiss as if their only romantic experience was from watching Freddie Prinze Jr. movies.''