A Thai curry puff as served at Thai Market. You've encountered it in Thai restaurants before, a small braided pastry filled with chicken and potatoes called the curry puff. It's unlike any of the other apps on the menu, which run to papaya salads, tart sausages, steamed dumplings, fish cakes, and ... More >>
Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in each day (weekends too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team. [See More 100 Dishes: Vegetable Samosas at Little Pakistan Deli, Dish #87 | Build Your Own Burger at Kent Ale House, Dish #88 ... More >>
J.T. Rogers's new play at Lincoln Center explains how everybody loses at 'the great game'
The national pastime of the U.S.? The sports capital of the U.S.? If you dont know the score, well tell you.
Purple carrots? But do they taste any different? August is the month that heirloom varieties and modern hybrids cavort in the farmers' markets around town. Heirlooms are persnickety, and take longer to grow, and, as for the hybrids, canny farmers know that customers are tired of the same o ... More >>
When Pakistan's version of satirical news source The Onion, known as Roznama Jawani, posted a joke story entitled "'Padded Bras Are Devil's Cushions' says Council of Islamic Ideology," Fox's (openly) conservative website Fox Nation was too quick to provide a rewrite, which began in earnest, " ... More >>
• A sure-to-be-fun (and perhaps the only) debate among New York's seven gubernatorial candidates -- including Andrew Cuomo, Carl Paladino, Charles Barron of the Freedom Party, former "Manhattan Madam" Kristen Davis, Howie Hawkins of the Green Party, Jimmy McMillan of the "Rent Is 2 Damn Hig ... More >>
Sunday's New York Times includes a somewhat original, overlooked take on the most infamous terrorist in the world, the still-not-caught Osama bin Laden, who released two new audio recordings over the weekend. The article, instead of the standard "Where's Waldo?", focuses on bin Laden's "wide- ... More >>
via The Observer/The Chive• Jenny the Dry Erase Board Girl is really an actress named Elyse Porterfield, i.e., the whole thing's a fake. D'oh! But it was fun while it lasted. [Observer] • BP station owners were screwed by the oil spill, too, getting their share of boycotts, protests, van ... More >>
Keema naanA thread on Chowhound suggested that a newish Pakistani restaurant called Curry Point might be better than your average chicken-tikka-masala-slinger. At lunch today, a handful of fellow eaters were checking out the menu, which offers the usual Northern Indian stuff like saag paneer, ... More >>
Saturday night: a smoking PathFinder clears out Times Square in what's now understood as a failed car bombing. Three days later: there's a suspect in federal custody. And that suspect just admitted his role in what's being recognized as a terrorist plot, and has now been charged as a terroris ... More >>
Jackson Heights serves up a South Asian two-for-one
The hot topic in Washington this week is President Obama's upcoming speech at West Point on Tuesday, which is expected to call for deploying 30-35,000 additional troops to Afghanistan. Just ahead of the Sunday news shows, the Senate Foreign Relations committee chaired by John Kerry has releas ... More >>
A week-long celebration of Asian art
One Pakistani man's personal journey enraged his traditional family
New films from Britain and Sri Lanka illuminate the consequences of war
Perplexed Pakistanis in a rudeboy debut
Katrina puts us—and the press—in a different place
What's covered in the 9-11 report? What's covered up?
Picking up the pieces of 9-11, putting them in order, trying to make sense
A meditation on separation: Amar Kanwar walks the border between India and Pakistan
Following Refugees From Peshawar to London, Director Michael Winterbottom Finds His Personal Velocity
Immigrants Brace for Backlash but Fear Alerting NYPD
From Saddam to Osama, America Creates Its Own Nightmares
A War Where You Get Your Money Back
Can Moderate Muslims Be Heard Over the Radical Roar?
Garment Workers Face Down Cops in Slave-Labor Uniforms
Reviving Left Influence in a Time of Rampant Reaction
Fighting Terror on $1 Billion a Month
U.S. Watches Afghans Sink Into Starvation
Things Changeand Remain the Samein Post-Taliban Jalalabad
'Sleepers,' Fresh Targets, and the Taliban's Favorite Charities
Two Afghan Mosques in Flushing Worry in Attack Aftermath