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  • Theater

    March 26, 2014

    Confronting Loss Head-On in Mothers and Sons

    A new play examines the aftermath of the AIDS crisis

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    The 10 Best Ice Creams in NYC

    The go-go yogurt craze (thankfully not the Go-Gurt craze) of the mid-'00s still hangs on, but like a double scoop of freedom with a patriotism swirl, ice cream is back on top. It's hard to find a more satisfying sweet treat in so simple a package, and once mix-ins get involved, a single scoop is oft ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2013

    Round Two With Charlie Bird's Ryan Hardy: "I'm Very Proud to Lead a Team, Feed Families, and See My Name on the Paycheck"

    In part one of my interview with Charlie Bird's Ryan Hardy, he talked about service, peanut butter and jelly, and the moment everything clicked for him. Today, he's back with his favorite ingredient, his best tip for an amateur cook, and the most memorable meal he's ever eaten.

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    L'Arte del Gelato Is Now Dolce Gelateria

    L'Arte del Gelato occupied a slot of the West Village for seven years, serving up cups of soft, pliable gelato festooned with tiny trowels to sizable crowds that packed the tiny address each warm night. But in April, the pair of proprietors of the business parted ways, and in June, Salvatore Potesti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    The 10 Most Popular Heterosexual Foods

    This list is from Jeffery Self's satirical new book called Straight People: A Spotter's Guide To The Fascinating World of Heterosexuals. It's a ranking of the top 10 foods enjoyed by straight people all over our fine country. Hold onto your Chinese takeout and get ready for the illustrious array of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    Photos: Funky Flavored Chips and Snacks from Asia

    Browsing through Asian grocery and convenient stores is never a bore. During my six week trip to China and Taiwan, I became obsessed with documenting interesting flavored snacks. Some were palatable (green tea flavoring, for example, is nothing new). Others were just plain weird. Fatty pork chips a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    10 Best Pastry Shops in New York

    [See More of Our 10 Best: Incredibly Cheap Eats in New York | Best Ice Creams in NYC | Best Lamb Dishes in NYC] First, a complaint: we have way too many fantastic pastry shops in New York, and highlighting so few means some greatness is sure be excluded. But here are 10 delightful places to go eat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    It Ain't All Good: 19 Negative Food Metaphors

    "Every time The Tale of Scrotie McBoogerballs was mentioned, Stan's dad tossed his cookies." We are swimming in a sea of food wonderfulness, and trite positive imagery surrounding our means of sustenance is omnipresent. But the history of the English language is replete with food imagery and metap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    My 10 Best Fat Pants Fridays

    Rebecca MarxCake Shop's peanut butter bomb.​ I have spent the last 18 months or so eating untold amounts of fat and sugar, often but not always in the name of Fat Pants Friday. This column has given me a great excuse to coddle my sweet tooth, and more importantly, to visit and revisit some o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    Old Vs. New: An Early Report on Food at the San Gennaro Festival, 2011

    ​April Bloomfield of The Breslin is one of the new food saints at the Feast of San Gennaro, and this delicious pork tonnato sandwich is her benediction. For over 100 years, the street scarf at New York City's Italian religious festivals remained the same: hot or sweet pork sausages, grilled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Bouchon Bakery Opens, Thomas Keller Loves Everything There

    Bouchon BakeryThe cookie everyone loves to love, and loves to hate​Thomas Keller's new branch of Bouchon Bakery officially opens today at 1 Rockefeller Plaza (212-782-3890) and will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., ensuring that Midtowners will be able to get their fix of cookies, cakes, pastrie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    The Hester Street Fair Returns May 7

    Rebecca MarxGuerrilla Ice Cream, spotted and eaten at last year's Hester Street Fair.​Another sure sign of spring has arrived: the Hester Street Fair has announced that it will return on May 7. The announcement came yesterday on the fair's Facebook page, along with the promise of more details ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    Elevation Burger Escalates Onto West 14th Street

    ​The Elevation Burger is big and lush, but might remind you of Five Guys. So cheap to make, so easy to sell, hamburgers form a culinary motif of our economically downtrodden age. Stand-alone shops, bistros, and chains dispensing them have increased tenfold over the last five years in the city ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    There Are Now 'Artisanal', Organic Pop-Tarts

    Candice Reynolds/Red Queen Tarts​ Well, it was only a matter of time. To the roster of beloved junk foods that have received the artisanal treatment (Twinkies, candy bars, beef jerky, Oreos, soft-serve, etc.), we can now add Pop-Tarts.

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to The Darby; Goodbye to Marfa

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Cooper 35 Asian Pub, known for its $3 cocktails, will be torn down in the coming months to make room for a new Joe Sitt high-rise. [NYU News via Grub Street] CB Holding Corp. has filed for Cha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2010

    The Street Food of the 2010 San Gennaro Festival, NYC -- A Visitor's Guide

    ​Patron saint of Naples, San Gennaro casts his eyes heavenward, in despair over the preponderance of fried food at his festival. San Gennaro (English: Saint Januarius) is the patron saint of Naples, Italy, a Catholic bishop who was martyred in the Diocletianic Persecution of 305. The festival ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Our 10 Best Things to Eat at Locavorish Outdoor Markets

    The Bent Spoon sells its superlative scoops at the New Amsterdam Market. Where did it land on our list?​ Street fairs may suck, and the Greenpoint Food Market may have closed in the face of threats from the killjoys at the health department, but the summer months are rife with plenty of other ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Baohaus Is Now Carrying Boomtown's Vegan Treats

    Boomtown meets Baohaus.​Boomtown Bakery fans now don't have to wait until the weekends to get their vegan, gluten-free treats at the Hester Street Fair: Eddie Huang tells us that he's now carrying a full array of Boomtown's cookies, brownies, and cupcakes at Baohaus. Vegan desserts wouldn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    10 Really, Really Bad Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

    ​If you're really in love, you shouldn't have any problem making your feelings known on Valentine's Day. But you might anyway. Because commerce, advertising, and social panic conspire to bamboozle us into bad choices. The market is now saturated with "unique" Valentine's gifts. These are alm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    Pat Kiernan, NY1 Morning Anchor, Talks Tim Horton's, Shreddies & Other Canadian Delicacies

    The NY1 anchor is from Canada... and so is his breakfast.​Pat Kiernan is a familiar face to nearly every New Yorker with a television. He brings us not only our city's daily news, but also the occasional piquant observation during his "In the Papers" segment (an online version of which can be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Monster Magnet, Bourbon Eggnog, and Potty-Mouthed Kids at the Bell House's Cookie Takedown

    Syd LondonThe spread at the Cookie Takedown​ The Cookie Takedown, brainchild of Matt Timms (he of the Bacon, Chili, Fondue and Cheese Takedowns), took place under the dangling chandeliers of Brooklyn's Bell House last night to the strains of stoner metal. "I bet people would prefer a DJ, but I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    Cheek, In Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​ "I thought these only existed in cartoons." Twitpic by nataliemorales. Well, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are done and the War on Christmas is getting closer! How's that going? On the one hand, the Satanists managed to keep the sidewalk Santas out of New York; on the other, Christers mus ... More >>

  • Film

    October 13, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Like Frank Bruni, Jacques Torres Also Knows a Thing or Two About Food Addiction

    Tod Seelie/Metromix​Frank Bruni isn't the only member of the food world who's had his powers of restraint demolished by a box of Oreos. "I am a food alcoholic," Jacques Torres proclaims. "Some people are addicted to cigarettes or alcohol or drugs. I think I'm addicted to food." The pastry che ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    When Cupcakes are Banned, Only Outlaws Will Have Cupcakes

    ​Over the weekend, parents who had flocked to Brooklyn Tech for the city's High School Fair were given the depressing news that 100,000 city children had applied for the 5,000 seats available in the 800 specialty programs around town. That makes the Specialized High Schools about twice as se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    And They're Off! Fall Restaurant Previews Are Out of the Gate

    Both New York magazine and Metromix have unleashed their Fall restaurant previews today, lending a bit of autumnal snap to the dead heat of August. Names that everyone's smacking their lips over include Momofuku Midtown, which will be located in the old Town space; the Breslin, April Bloomfield's ne ... More >>

  • Theater

    May 13, 2009
  • NYC Life

    March 20, 2007

    Hedonism Off the Hudson

    It's stoned love when the HQ of the queer revolution reopens

  • pazzandjop

    January 30, 2007

    Insanity and Other Mutations

    Hiphop's future is cloudier, but not necessarily darker

  • People

    April 4, 2006

    Sex, Drunk vs. Sober

    Does alcohol make you hornier? Pros and cons of mixing booze and lust

  • NYC Life

    October 25, 2005
  • Specials

    October 18, 2005

    The Rise of the Black Nerd

    Separated from racial mainstreams, the outsiders make their mark

  • News

    November 25, 2003
  • News

    July 30, 2002

    The Rise of the Black Nerd

    Separated From Racial Mainstreams, the Outsiders Make Their Mark

  • News

    October 31, 2000

    The King of Coonology

    Spike Lee Mounts His Revenge on Black Hollywood

  • Theater

    June 27, 2000
  • News

    April 11, 2000
  • NYC Life

    March 28, 2000

    The New Math on Race

    The Fight to End Campus Affirmative Action

  • Long Island Voice

    September 14, 1999