• Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    Where to Buy Hamantaschen for Purim

    While much of the city is gearing up to celebrate St. Patrick's Day this weekend, tomorrow also marks the beginning of Purim, a Jewish holiday of charity and feasting. And you must, of course, eat hamantaschen, the three-corner pastries most traditionally stuffed with poppyseeds, to celebrate Queen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2014

    Crudite, Hamantaschen, and Japanese Kaiseki: Dishes We're Digging This Week

    This week, our gluttonous exploits have taken us up to Harlem, out to Bushwick, and many places in between, where we've feasted on Ethiopian food, Japanese kaiseki, and a traditional Purim treat. Here are five dishes we've been digging around town.

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    Dov Hikind's Blackface Episode Gets the Daily Show Treatment

    When pictures of Assembly member Dov Hikind dressed up in blackface as a "basketball player" for his annual Purim party hit Facebook this week, it prompted a predictable media firestorm. Predictable, apparently, to everyone except Hikind, who spent the last two days explaining to anyone who would l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    Assembly Member Dov Hikind Celebrates Purim in Blackface

    It's only Monday, but Assembly Member Dov Hikind already has a commanding lead in the Most Spectacularly Racist Gesture By A New York Politician This Week contest. As Politicker first reported, Hikind celebrated Purim this year with a costume party, for which a professional make-up artist transform ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    Where to Get Hamantaschen in New York City

    Hamantaschen pop up for only a few weeks a year, when the Jewish holiday Purim is just around the corner, usually in February or March. Traditionally, the triangle-shaped cookies are filled with fruit spreads or chocolate, and if you get them from a novice, chances are the dough will be hard enough ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2012

    Hanukkah Face-Off: Sephardic Dish #2

    Aash rechte is a hearty winter soup of the Persian Jews Hanukkah is a time for enjoying Jewish culinary traditions with family and friends, and to that end we present a daily competition between Ashkenazi and Sephardic food, going up around sunset on the first seven days of Hanukkah - and presenti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Celebrate Purim with Hamantaschen from Prime Butcher Baker

    Purim's a week away, but why not get the party started early with some hamantaschen, the tasty triangular-shaped cookies said to resemble evil Haman's three-cornered hat? The recently opened Prime Butcher Baker (1572 Second Avenue, 212-616-1502), a kosher market from the team that also owns Prime ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    A Look At Pop Around The Globe, From Operatic Creole Harmonies To Riot-Grrl-Inspired French Rappers

    The end of the year brings a flurry of world music albums with commercial intentions ranging from the archival to the optimistically opportunistic. Some, like the Creole Choir of Cuba's Tande-La or Vlada Tomova's Balkan Tales, accompany tours by the outfits that made them; others are heavily branded ... More >>

  • Film

    July 6, 2011
  • News

    June 8, 2011

    Two Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    Solange Lambert and Cosmo Salerno can't wait to take their love outside the walls of an adult home on Coney Island. But for now, they have to wait.

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    If You Can't Eat Leavened Goods, You Might as Well Eat the Best Matzos: A Taste Test

    Lauren ShockeyWWJE? (What Would Jesus Eat?)​Ah, Passover. When it comes to Jewish holidays, this one isn't as culinarily exciting as say, Purim (which involves getting drunkie drunk and eating hamentaschen), or Hanukkah (one word: latkes). However, food plays an important part of the ritual ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    Fat Pants Friday: Russ & Daughters' Hamantaschen

    Rebecca Marx​ Purim, that most Mardi Gras of Jewish holidays, starts tomorrow. The two-day festival commemorates the deliverance of the Jews of the ancient Persian Empire from a plot to destroy them. In Israel, people wear costumes and masks, hold raucous parades, drink great quantities of alc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    The Week in Food Blogs: NYC Alternatives to Popular Fast-Food Chains; the Best Hamantaschen for Purim

    This week in food blogs ... Eater named 10 NYC alternatives to America's favorite chain restaurants. Um, we'll take Shopsin's over Jack in the Box any day. Grub Street pondered why we're such gluttons for punishment at crowded, wildly popular restaurants. Diner's Journal offered advice on how to ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 23, 2010


    Cast your lot with any of these Purim celebrations

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    D/s Jews Hold "Kinky Seder" in Brooklyn Sunday

    Pesach is upon us. KinkyJews, an organization whose mission is "to bring together like-minded men and women who define both kink and Judaism as central components of their identity," will hold its 4th Annual Kinky Seder on Sunday at Club Casbar in Brooklyn. The Forward gamely interviews the founder, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    What Happens on Purim Stays on Purim

    We learned earlier from the Orthodox Union that Purim, a holiday not well known among goyim such as ourselves, is a festival of drunkenness, at least in traditional observances. That intrigued us. Now those bad boys of Judaism, the TV comedy writers, reveal in the Times that Purim is "our Mardi Gras ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    Quick Hits

    If you bought a Mr. Softee cone in Sunnyside or Woodside last summer, it might have been fake. A federal judge rules that Akop Papazian and the M. Pete Soft Ice Cream Corporation used the Softee logo under false pretenses. Get ready for the class-action lawsuit! How Not to Find a Jewish Wife in New ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 11, 2009


    A puppet play just in time for Purim

  • Music

    December 25, 2007

    2007 Jazz Poll Ballots: P-Z

    New releases, reissues, debuts, and more—each critic's picks

  • Music

    July 10, 2007

    King Britt Presents The Cosmic Lounge, Vol. 1

    A stellar compendium of interstellar jazz oddities

  • Columns

    November 7, 2006
  • Film

    November 7, 2006

    L.A. Story

    Hooray for Christopher Guest's Hollywood, where Purim gets Oscar buzz and Charlie Rose his due

  • Columns

    September 12, 2006
  • Music

    December 13, 2005

    Get Down, Moses

    Upstart local Jewish musicians weave a coat of many colors

  • NYC Life

    June 1, 2004
  • NYC Life

    January 6, 2004
  • NYC Life

    April 29, 2003

    Zog's Bog

    Home and Office in Less Than 70 Square Feet

  • News

    January 28, 2003

    Grading the Speaker

    Miller's Council Gets 'A' for Courage, Mixed Results on Budget and Bills

  • Dance

    March 5, 2002
  • Columns

    January 29, 2002
  • Specials

    March 21, 2000
  • News

    March 14, 2000

    Hynes and His ‘Haman’

    Orthodox Jews, Angered Over Recent Cases, Up in Arms Against Brooklyn D.A.

  • Music

    June 1, 1999