Brasserie Pushkin, that splashy midtown restaurant with gilded walls and an over-the-top Russian menu, didn't exactly get a lot of love from the critics (exhibit A and exhibit B, the latter of which calls the restaurant exhibit D in support for the argument that there's no correlation between wealth ... More >>
The headline really says it all...And this article in the UK Daily Mail has a pretty comprehensive run-down of the 10-ton meteor strike yesterday in the Chelyabinsk region, about 900 miles east of Moscow and near Kazakhstan. (This one is far more dramatic than the Perseid Shower pictured here.)
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Star Wars seems to be making a comeback in the food world. The glowing lightsaber chopsticks seemed to be a hit. This time, we have for you a real treat: Darth Vader popsicles.
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Three women received the Nobel Peace Prize today at a ceremony in Oslo. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, social worker Leymah Gbowee, and Yemeni journalist and activist Tawakkul Karman were all "chosen for their non-violent struggle against injustice, sexual violence and repression." ... More >>
Michelle D. AndersonDonny Moss, documentary filmmaker, and Elizabeth Forel, president of CBHDC"Grains or Pigeon Feces?" "Will a person die next?" Those were some of the questions a group of horse advocates and animal-rights activists wanted tourists and New York residents to contemplate last ... More >>
Here's my new column about Marina Levitis, the sumptuous star of Lifetime's new show Russian Dolls, centering on a bunch of colorful people pursuing their dreams in naughty, bawdy Brighton Beach, Brooklyn.
With her husband Michael, Marina owns the Rasputin club/restaurant, where people swill ... More >>
Moscow does not believe in tears, but it does believe in good DJs, so they're spending many a ruble to import a good friend of mine, legend Anita Sarko, to spin there.
And not only will she spin, but she'll DJ, too!
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power.
Basic English Korean Conversation For Foreigners
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The greatest spy swap since Rudolph Abel walked across a bridge between East and West Berlin back in 1962 in exchange for failed U-2 spy plane pilot Francis Gary Powers is pending, and if Moscow sources are correct, the perfect locale for the swap has been selected: Vienna.
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Happy Thursday. We wish you a glorious tax/census/free-coffee-from-Starbucks (with reusable travel mug) day.
For those productive folks who have already done their taxes and censuses, fear not! Amuse/disturb yourselves with the following:
• God help us, Tea Partyers are educated. This ne ... More >>
After the parade. Twitpic by Mzthicknflychic.
Theeeee Yankees won! Doooooouuug Hoffman lost! The week was a mixed bag -- half fire, half dog poo.
How 'bout them Yanks? They won one in Philly, then another, and were back home at the climax. Local merchants didn't get much out of it -- nor, Tom R ... More >>
Darco TT/flickrThe Post reported yesterday that Dans Le Noir?, the Paris-based restaurant chain that hires blind waiters to serve "surprise" menus to diners under the veil of total darkness, is planning to open a New York outpost. The chain, which was founded in 2004 with funding from the Pau ... More >>