This is a loaf of banku, a mash that looks a lot like fufu, but is subtly different.
Fufu can be made from plantains, or it can be made from cassava (a/k/a yuca or manioc). Either way it's boiled, kneaded, and pounded till the starch achieves a bouncy and utterly agreeable consistency. When you ge ... More >>
The indefatigable Nick Schager is back with two more reviews of NYFF films, this time Ang Lee's hotly anticipated of that one book people keep recommending you as well as a stellar and unsettling maritime documentary.
Brooklyn stalwarts Oneida have been mowing down the NYC music strip for years with their scrapheap of trippy psychedelia, acoustic pluckin' and pickin', organ-splattered rock histrionics and apeshit improvisational forays. In 2006, they capped off their monumental LP Happy New Yea ... More >>