The Fall 2014 Issue
We know how hard it must be to face a Monday after vacation. That's why we're distracting you with a selection of what the city's cooking up for your return.
Jesse Eisenberg is ready to chat
Was Prince Polo actual royalty? Mention the name, and it conjures up images of an heir from some forgotten European grand duchy, brandishing a mallet and dressed head-to-toe in a royal blue polo outfit, complete with equestrian helmet. Well, sadly, there never was a person known as Prince Polo. In ... More >>
Things continue to look bleak for newspapers -- the Times-Picayune in New Orleans announcing recently that it's cutting down to three days a week seems like an ominous harbinger of things to come. In general, it's been taken as granted, however, that very small newspapers -- and in particular, the ... More >>
In the coming months, buyers can expect major changes in the prices of two luxury food products--coffee and goose fat. Coffee prices are at their lowest level in 18 months due to anticipation of an exceptional Brazilian harvest, according to the AP.
Is it really a surprise that the World Health Organization and the European Commission found that Europeans drink more than anyone else in the world? No, but the numbers, as reported by Reuters, are still pretty intriguing: the consumption of alcohol in the European Union is double the world average ... More >>
A critical dive into the Under the Radar, Other Forces, and Coil festivals
Esther ZuckermanA few days ago we got a curious email from Olek, the crochet artist who has covered much of New York in colorful yarn. She's been in Europe for a while and did a couple shows in Poland recently. "I hope you will have a great Holiday season this year," Olek wrote. "I will be ... More >>
Olek, an artist who is dear to our hearts, has crocheted pretty much everything: grocery carts, bikes, the Astor Place cube, the Wall Street bull. She has done it in London, and she recently did an outdoor installation for an art festival in Poznan, Poland. At the Polish festival, two teenage boys v ... More >>
Plus: Józef Robakowski at Ludlow 38; 'Art/Sewn: Tradition, Innovation, Expression' at FiveMyles
The "Bro"-ly Trinity"Bromance" was a term that just two years ago was just as hot as "metrosexual" was in 2004. Where have all of the Bros gone since then? A thread posted on Reddit last week reminded us of the since forgotten favorite term. Does it have a chance to make a comeback or are the ... More >>
No norms, no borders, and everything's happening, louder than ever
Well, it's media reporting day-a-palooza here, which means that seven more people are reading this blog than they are on the average day. So while we're at it, here's how to explain the relevancy and case for a great media reporter like John Koblin, which involves two angry, high-level New Yo ... More >>
How many days have we complained about the weather this summer? How many days have we come into work with sweat dripping down our face? Oh, lots. But it's not all for nothing! According to the New York Times, "the summer of 2010 went down in the National Weather Service's record books as the ... More >>
Two workers in Greenpoint have contracted tuberculosis, Brooklyn Paper is reporting, cuing mass panic in northern Brooklyn and a mass exodus to Poland. Well, not quite yet. Still, it's not a comforting thought -- especially in light of the city's ongoing bedbug problem. We're dirty, dirty peo ... More >>
The shining American beacons of cannibalism, the Donner Party, are a lie, according to fresh research. Probably? A new study of bones found at the California campsite of the group indicates that the 84 hungry settlers might have only eaten cattle, deer, horses and their dog, Uno, but not one anot ... More >>
While everyone is grieving over the awful plane crash that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynki, let's take a moment to tell a rather sad Polish joke: Namely that he happened to be virulently homophobic, and as mayor of Warsaw, he repeatedly forbade gay pride parades from happening because ... More >>
Madonna has announced that when her "Sticky & Sweet" tour hits Poland, she just might take her four kids on a day trip to the Auschwitz concentration camp to remind them how very lucky they are.
The people's Pole
Jeremy Podeswa does his best with the Anne Michaels novel
From shivah to Shoah, the 16th annual Jewish film fest doesn't shy away from the big questions
Catching up with German mystery ailments and a Polish 'Kids'
New released papers show link between church, spooks against Soviet Union
Hitting the bottle or taking on a full plate? These safe havens will help you survive the fall.
Stocks, drums, fetuses, post office, IRS, and deportation: a love story
The cost of freedom: New Polish filmmakers flounder for ideas and scrounge for cash
Ethiopian Jews, Holocaust survivors, Lacanian psychobabblers, and a downtown bra shop
Ethnic Rivalry and Democratic Debate in a Union of Immigrants
Teaching Artists How to Handle Both Materials and Careers
Meanwhile, on the Fringe Festival's Nonmusical Stages . . .
Far-Right Bush Delegates Ally With Religious Conservatives at UN Conference
New Yorks Undocumented Day Laborers Fight for Their Piece of the Big Apple