One month after opening Contra (138 Orchard Street, 212-466-4633), their exciting Lower East Side restaurant, chefs Fabian von Hauske and Jeremiah Stone ceded their kitchen to another chef. Friends since Stone's time spent in southern France, Christophe Dufau of Les Bacchanales "was in town for a da ... More >>
An exciting young chef cooks Scandinavian, Brooklyn style
As I sit and watch the year end lists of best reissues virtually pile up on the laptop, I can't help but be reminded of something my Uncle Lech once said to me many X-Masses ago when we were down in his basement jamming some Bobby Vinton. As his light up speakers twinkled and pulsed in my periphera ... More >>
Tepid Texas tuner
The New York State Republican Party put out its post-election memo over the weekend and -- after blaming President Obama for the ills of the world (and the NYS GOP) -- Chairman Ed Cox echoed what political experts have been saying since Tuesday (and we've been saying for the last five years): Republ ... More >>
You heard that right.Since early June, 29 people in 18 states across the country have had cases of the nausea-inducing virus and the FDA/CDC is pointing its fingers at the most innocent item in the room: the Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter from Your Neighborhood Grocery Store, Trader Joe's. Aft ... More >>
New York can be cruel. Long workdays, unpredictable commutes, exorbitant prices--it feels like we must be gluttons for punishment. But don't fret you tired, you poor, you huddled masses! With the abundance of oyster happy hour specials around the city, we can now indulge in another form of gluttony. ... More >>
It's Easter weekend, which means it is time for bunny-related news. The New York Daily News today draws our attention to Sequin, a jewelry showroom-cum-bunny home, in Midtown. Dottie, Biggles, Badger, Lollie and Fanny hop around in the showroom along with four rescued kitties. The owners of Sequin a ... More >>
Go bowling with Deer Tick
Comedian Rob Delaney, who writes a very funny column for Vice, says he's filing suit against Kim Kardashian and the rest of the players in her probably-sham 72-day marriage and subsequent divorce. Why? Because why the hell not. Also:
flickr/Allerina & Glen MacLartyShuck 'em!Get ready for some shucking and slurping: It's going to be an oysterpalooza on Saturday, April 9 at New Amsterdam Market!
H.P. Lovecraft inspires a production at Manhattan Theatre Source
the East Coast Rapist. viaA man known by police as the "East Coast Rapist" has been apprehended in Connecticut. Aaron Thomas, 39, has allegedly sexually assaulted 17 women in four states (Maryland, Virginia, Rhode Island, and Connecticut). Earlier this week, law enforcement created the aptly ... More >>
"A lot of the instruments I know how to play, I don't really know how to play." New York's own Nicolas Jaar has been creating a stir in electronic-music circles since he was a teenager; now, at 21, he's released his first full-length CD, Space Is Only Noise, on his own Clown and Sunset label ... More >>
viaAccording to those on the ground, the snow has started to fall in New York City, where blizzards are expected to drop at least a foot of snow on Sunday. Wind and white stuff have grounded flights in the Northeast, including out of New York's JFK and LaGuardia, in addition to neighboring Ne ... More >>
The New York Post is billing an "exclusive" this week about how Columbia University has systematically failed to report its drug-using student populace to police or prosecutors. The not-so-earth-shattering expose comes on the heels of last week's big frat house drug bust, which led to the ar ... More >>
Back in the spring of 2010 -- yeah, all those months ago, May 6 to be exact -- the Dow was rocked by a precipitous crash of nearly 1,000 points for a good solid few minutes. Chaos on Wall Street ensued! And then the Dow went back up, pretty much...and we were left with our memories and the my ... More >>
Rumors aside, the mod-punk icon still gives a fuck. Maybe too much of one.
According to the News, Mayor Bloomberg made his Democratic opponent formulate plans to deal with emergencies Bloomberg knew didn't exist. He also delayed the release of the fetching photo at left until after the election, despite an FOIA request.
Toxic battle between big oil and dying natives in Ecuador gets vérité treatment
The Centers for Disease Control did a phone survey which they say reveals the state-by-state sadness levels of citizens, and surprise, New York did not win, place, or show. Kentucky -- yes, the home of bourbon and jes' settin' on the porch -- is the winner, with a frequent mental distress (FMD) occ ... More >>
Its shirtless, burly, slamdanceable punk
Yet another Rhode trip. Then it's back to Manhattan for cock tales.
Chick-flick genre to Evening: Why you gotta make us look bad?
Filmmaker Al Maysles moves offices; you win
Spaced out: The collective costs of suburban sprawl
Spot treatment: the master monologist's last words
Bust at Mondo Kim's exposes record-industry hypocrisy
New tactics for the same pressing issues
Speech The FCC Won't Touch
'You Fall, You Slide, You Get Back Up'
Abandoned by Prez, Republicans on Hill Push Curbs
The Power of the Maine-stream
When the dirtiest part of child porn is politics