All In The Timing is the 1993 collection of six shorts plays by David Ives, which is being done by Primary Stages, where it originated and helped seal Ives' career as a playwright to watch and listen to.
It's a witty assortment of playlets about the challenges of communication amidst the constant h ... 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 >>
Need an afternoon break? Watch Englishmen race peas along the ground with their noses in this Monty Python-esque footage from 1969. The crowds go wild! We can't think of anything sillier to do with a handful of peas. (But maybe we're not using our imaginations?)
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The Secret Policeman's Ball: Coldplay, Mumford & Sons, Russell Brand, Eddie Izzard, and many others
Radio City Music Hall
Sunday, March 4
Better than: Watching the Lohan Saturday Night Live on DVR.
Going to a live show that's actually meant to be broadcast on television can be a deadly propositio ... More >>
Lee Ranaldo & Steve Shelley w/Yo La Tengo, "Mote"
Yo La Tengo: Hanukkah Shows
Better than: Christmas.
Hanukkah doesn't technically end until sundown Wednesday, but Yo La Tengo unplugged their electric menorah at Maxwell's last night, just after a post-midnight sign-of ... More >>
The "woah" moment of Rupert Murdoch's appearance in the British parliament this morning wasn't a revelation in the hacking scandal, it was the attempted pie-attack on the News Corp. patriarch. The pie-thrower, Jonathan May-Bowles, identifies himself on Twitter not only as Jonnie Marbles, but ... More >>
In the 1950s, American comedian and television personality Ernie Kovacs invented many of the tropes that still prevail today in TV comedy, including sketch comedy, conceptual comic films, and a tendency to ad-lib nearly everything.
Happy Good Friday! Today we bring you the 10 most memorable crucifixion scenes we could find on YouTube. They range from the sublime to the sacrilegious, and include the best and bloodiest of various films, TV shows and commercials. Most are probably not suitable for work, unless you are a Roman cen ... More >>
Just one more wafer-thin mint...
The human appetite, in all its voracious, messy, and metaphorical forms, is one of the cinema's more enduring themes. When food makes its way onto the screen, it's often less as a prop than as a narrative tool. How it's presented -- literally or symbol ... More >>
--The Decemberists have added a New York date to their "A Short Fazed Hovel" tour. The band hits Terminal 5 on September 19th. Colin Meloy and Co. will take a break from playing the epic Hazards of Love in its entirety, instead planning a "special lottery show." In an e-mail, the band said: ... More >>
It was the kind of scarring childhood experience that might be discussed at length in a therapist's office someday: When I was growing up on Staten Island and didn't have enough money to attend my school's end-of-the-year carnival, I pressed my face against the school-yard fence and watched all the ... More >>