"Where are you from? What have you done?" a tiny 80-year-old woman demands, peering out from the doorway of her Jersey City home. "I've never heard of you." Aaron Fraser is standing on the woman's wide wooden veranda, asking if she will sign a petition in support of adding his name to the ballot fo ... More >>
The New York-based writer's secret correspondence
New York's charms ripen at different times of day: while the sun is up, the city pulsates with purpose. There's the same vibration and torque in the grandest of achievements as are in the most mundane of errands. At night, the city blooms into something else, thicker maybe, but fiery and always new. ... More >>
Three women sat around a table last night in the New York Public Library and debated the hot and highly contested question: "Can women have it all?" These weren't three ordinary ladies whispering upstairs in the reading room. They were on stage before an audience of more than 500. And the library's ... More >>
There's been so much enturbulation in the underground bunker lately, it's been hell on the cats, who just want to catch up on their sleep. So we installed one of those kitty hi-rises this week and it was an instant hit. The little carnivores are remaining more calm in their tiny carpeted condos whil ... More >>
15 minutes extends into infinity
Yesterday, in the first half of this interview with Hemant Mathur, the chef talked about how he feels to be leaving Devi, where he is co-chef-and-owner with Suvir Saran. Today, we get details on Tulsi, the new restaurant he is opening with his wife, pastry chef Surbhi Sahni; talk about how h ... More >>
The New York film world was all a twitter yesterday, when an anonymous e-mail went out announcing that New York Press critic Armond White had been disinvited from a critics screening for Greenberg, the new film by one of his least favorite directors, Noah Baumbach. "John Doe"'s e-mail, quoted ... More >>
Now it can be told: The surprising ties between the billionaire mayor and the poor slob who ran against him
Ken Bronstein was excited to notify us of a great coup: six members of his organization, the New York City Atheists, attended Mayor Bloomberg's annual Interfaith Breakfast this weekend. It's believed to be the first time nonbelievers have been invited, as nonbelievers, to the event. We asked ... More >>
The novelist gathers up a wide collection of her essays.
Photos by Candice M. Giove. Gathered in a room at the New York Public Library Jefferson Market Branch at the Avenue of the Americas and West 10th Street a group listening to an ex-Scientologist evaluated their traits. Bright? Of course. Curious about the world around me? Sure. Idealistic ... More >>
Video shoot cashes racial catwalk
You want scary? How about a return to the '50s?
Groundbreaking feminist author, activist, and academic Ellen Willis died Thursday morning. Willis had been sick from some time. Born in 1941, she served as the first pop music critic at the New Yorker, and later worked as an editor and writer at the Village Voice, on and off, until the mid 1990s. ( ... More >>
Words of a feather: the surprising fictional output of a New York School poet
There's no place like ancient Rome—except for sweltering modern-day New York City
City keeps hundreds in jail too long, chilling protests and angering families
Ernest Vincent Wright's Machine Dreams
Librarian Gets New Leash on Life
Dr. Randell Mills says he can change the face of physics. The Scientfic Establishment thinks he's nuts.
Rumblings of reform are finally breaking through at the city's powerful municipal union