Before I finish that piece of perverse verse, let me give credit where credit is due:
It was said by legendary film director and letch Alfred Hitchcock (or someone playing him, anyway), who clearly had as much of a mind for naughty rhyme schemes as he did for diabolical murder plots.
Hitch (portra ... More >>
Whether you're working on your screenplay or just Facebook trolling, you need a break from that dark box you call an apartment. Sometimes it's good to pack up the laptop and head for one of the numerous cafés with free Wifi where you can let wine, that noble social lubricant, slick those creative w ... More >>
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Cisco Brewers Whale's Tale Pale Ale from Nantucket, MA
Serving style: Bottle, poured into glass
Location: My apartment
Cost: $14 a si ... More >>
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Dinah Fried styles meals from fiction for her great photo series "Fictitious Dishes," which explores foods from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Catcher in the Rye, and other works ... More >>
President Barack Obama announced last week his plan to no longer deport children who were brought into the country illegally by their parents in a policy shift that the far-right is calling "backdoor amnesty."The spirit of the president's new policy is to not punish the roughly 800,000 undocumented ... More >>
Where pastels and Nantucket reds were once the stuff of viral "rap" videos, now, in 2012, we have an ode to plaid, by way of the "Plaid Rap." Why now, why plaid? Michael Krivicka, who came up with the idea for "Plaid Rap," wrote the song lyrics, and shot, directed, and edited the video, told us, "R ... More >>
Photo courtesy Ron Ben-IsraelRon Ben-Israel can handle even the toughest of bridezillas.
Yesterday we spoke with Ron Ben-Israel, a wedding-cake master who is certainly on the speed dial of all brides and brides-to-be. He told us all about the parallels between wedding cake making and dancing ... More >>
via OberhoferCrowdsurfing can be dangerous business.Brad Oberhofer is the main man in the bedroom-pop-gone-full-fledged-band Oberhofer, one of the acts playing Saturday's 4Knots Music Festival. In advance of his band's setduring which he'll likely play to the biggest audience of his ca ... More >>
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Staying in the city this year? Spice up your T-Day with the flavors of the Caribbean, Central America, and Sout ... More >>
Ron Suhanosky and Colleen Marnell-Suhanosky, the couple who opened Sfoglia on the Upper East Side, are no longer involved with the restaurant or its Nantucket big-sister establishment.
Ferran Adrià and his brother Albert have announced they're opening two new restaurants i ... More >>
News we can use: Women are more attracted to men in red, apparently, says an intriguing study from the University of Rochester that's out in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General today. Even more diabolical than a dude actually wearing red is the fact that women don't even seem to ... More >>
Will the spirit of James Beard smile upon New York chefs?The James Beard Foundation announced its list of semi-finalists for the annual James Beard Awards today, kicking off the food world's very own Oscar season scrum. The semi-finalists were selected from a pool of 21,000 online entries; th ... More >>
Jimmy Lappalainen, the executive at Riingo, was on Marcus Samuelsson's team for the White House dinner. He'll be offering the state dinner menu at Riingo from December 14-20.
Scott Conant is rumored to be closer to taking over the Table 8 space in the Cooper Square Hotel, which ... More >>
This week is the Voice's Best of NYC issue, our annual opportunity to bestow arbitrary awards like Best Guitar Shredder and Best Gay Theater Fest. In turn, we asked a few of our favorite New Yorkers to name their favorite local things.
Johnny Beach, the booker for the Bowery Ballroom, has se ... More >>
A Massachusetts antique dealer has been indicted by the Justice Department for illegally importing sperm whale teeth. (We didn't know this was a hot black market commodity, but then again, there's a collector's market for just about everything. Apparently the hot sperm whale teeth spots in the U.S a ... More >>
While much of America was watching this years' Oscars, with its awkward montages and musical numbers, on Sunday night, the Obamas were, of course, hosting their first state dinner for the country's governors and their spouses. A staff of ten, including White House executive chef Cristeta Comerford, ... More >>