As we reported yesterday, the Bloomberg administration lost its lengthy and expensive legal battle against a Freedom of Information Law request by Sergio Hernandez, then a Village Voice intern, requesting the administration's emails concerning the ill-fated hiring of former Schools Chancelor Cathie ... More >>
There's a lot of narration in Nora Ephron's last work, Lucky Guy, but that quickly becomes the point. A swirling drama set in various tabloid newsrooms starting in the 1980s, when scandal, corruption, and suicides ruled the headlines, this is first and foremost a play about the art of storytelling. ... More >>
Author Jami Attenberg Food addiction plagues Edie Middlestein, the protagonist of Jami Attenberg's third novel, The Middlesteins. While an unhealthy fascination with food should seem familiar to Fork in the Road readers (and writers), it strains Edie's suburban Jewish family to the breaking point, ... More >>
Let's irk the rabbis
[See More Clips of the Day: Sneaky Bookcase Hides a Table and Chairs | Animated Noodle Monsters | Remembering Nora Ephron] Nick and Nora Charles's best boozy moments. Enjoy!
Check out this bookshelf designed by Orla Reynolds, a recent graduate from the Dublin Institute of Technology. I would have cherished a clever setup like this in my first NY apartment, when the kitchen was large enough to hold a family of mice, but not much else. [ See More Clips of the Day: Anima ... More >>
[See More Clip of the Day: Remembering Nora Ephron | "Excuse Me, Could I Have Some Salt?"] Want to watch a little stop-motion film that takes place almost entirely in a bowl of noodles? Sure you do. The short is from Tyler Nicolson, with music by Chris Adriaanse.
It's no understatement to say that this New Yorker would not be a New Yorker but for Nora Ephron. It's kind of bizarre, given how much my writing life has drifted from what first, in a roundabout way, brought me to New York City: the writing of Nora Ephron. Friends and readers who are familiar wit ... More >>
We're thinking of Nora Ephron, the food-loving screenwriter, journalist, essayist, and director who died yesterday at the age of 71.
I talk to her about her method, spank you very much
By now, most of America has seen Julie & Julia, the Nora Ephron film about blogger-turned-memoirist Julie Powell and culinary legend Julia Child. Lawrence Dai, however, has seen Julie & Julia a staggering 365 times and blogged about it at The Lawrence/Julie & Julia Project. Yes, he watched the rom-c ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 23, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 47 Let George undo it by Joe Flaherty Well, with the election over and the inevitable results in, the inevitable has happened -- the pogrom has begun. Not, however, the one that was expected. In a perv ... More >>
"Reality rap" was once a phrase invoked by gangsta rappers to defend their music against moral outcry from the mainstream media and pesky suburban dwellers. These days, the term largely refers to the slew of emcees lining up to star in their own TV shows. While Boogie Down Productions associa ... More >>
Last week, an old friend we hadn't spoken to for a long time announced on Facebook that she was getting a divorce. She didn't do so by writing a message. Rather, she simply changed her relationship status from "married" to "single." (She also dropped her husband's last name for her maiden nam ... More >>
Ever felt that the seafoam green interior and moldy moldings of your Lower East Side walkup just don't "go" with the authentic door paint or vintage-scented elevator or occasional atmospheric shrieks and scufflings? Ah, if we lived at the Upper West Side's historic condo The Apthorp (resident ... More >>
When the Barneys' holiday windows went up last November, Gael Greene took exception to the absence of Craig Claiborne from the display, which featured food innovators and "personalities" past and present. Today, she uses her Fork Play newsletter to elaborate upon her displeasure, and to make ... More >>
Lorenzo CiniglioElaine Kaufman, the owner of the eponymous Upper East Side restaurant that for decades has served as a second home to legions of writers, died earlier this afternoon. The Post reports that Kaufman, who was 81, died from complications of emphysema. A lifelong New Yorker, Kauf ... More >>
Rich people problems. Compelling ones!
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesJanuary 7, 1964, Vol. X, No. 12Murph the Surf: The Case of a Failed Folk HeroBy Nora EphronFrom the moment it was announced that someone with the improbable nickname of Murph the Surf had been arrested and charged with the $410,000 Museum of N ... More >>
Jared GruenwaldNot available at H&M: Grace Jones In this week's Village Voice, Mike Powell joins fathers and sons and dudes screaming 'GIVE IT TO LARRY' at Steely Dan's Beacon run. Cristina Black on how a Connecticut liberal arts school somehow gave birth to the surrealist Brooklyn pop of M ... More >>
Everyone's talking to Nora Ephron this week, including Newsweek. The Julie & Julia director drops several new nuggets of culinary information about herself: "I'm a pretty careful eater but I do love a good corn chip, I really do." [Newsweek] Life as a competitive eater isn't as glamorous as ... More >>
Julie Powell, who wrote the book Julie & Julia, on which the movie is based, isn't the only New Yorker with a tiny kitchen. Other home cooks-cum-food writers/bloggers cook big meals in tiny spaces everyday. [NY Daily News] Iron Chef contestant Aaron Sanchez --also the chef at Centrico and Pa ... More >>
First Alan Richman listed his faves, then we did ours, and now Frank Bruni is getting in on the pizza judging action. Looking only at pizza places that have opened since 2004, he deems Motorino's Pugliese pie "a masterpiece," but "got almost no pleasure from the soggy pies at Keste." [NY Times] Mer ... More >>
Credit: Joyce Culver for the 92nd Street Y The Year Ahead with Arianna Huffington and Bloggers from The Huffington Post 92nd Street Y January 21 In a recent episode of 30 Rock, Alec Baldwin says toSalma Hayek , "Thank you for telling me what I already know. You should work for The Huffington Post ... More >>
One answer: not a six-hour confessional doc
The latest (though not all greatest) in French cinema hits town
An Almodóvar retrospective plays it safe and irons out the kinks
Georgia on our mind: An appreciation of the Squid director's film-critic mom
A long-eared owl takes up residence in Central Park
The optimist's guide to the Millennium's final fall-movie crop
The Women's Picture
A Winter Movie Preview
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