Thursday, 8 p.m., free
Jansma, a New Jersey native and first-time novelist, seems to have constructed his debut around a pretty familiar and eye-twitchingly postmodern concept: namely, the curious propensity of writers to devote a whole lot more time to identifying ... More >>
Jonathan Lethem and Jessica Hagedorn
Wednesday, 7:30pm, Free
A quick word on Jonathan Lethem--he's awesome. That's it. Because this guy is one of our favorite native sons. The author of Motherless Brooklyn (Vintage) and The Fortress of Solitude (Vintage) has the ability to ... More >>
Jeanine Basinger and Sam Wasson
Tonight, 7pm, $10
Marriage is a tricky subject in film. This is probably because unlike, say, the central themes of Citizen Kane or many of the Terminators, the "marriage movie" concerns a topic that's close to what many viewers either have, or will experie ... More >>
Dina Nayeri & Julia Fierro
Tonight, 7pm, Free
When one considers radical literature, old issues of Life magazine with Molly Ringwald and Barbara Streisand on the cover might not immediately come to mind. But for the 11-year-old twin sisters who are the protagonists of Dina Nayeri's new no ... More >>
The whelks surround the scale, waiting to be purchased (actually, just the shells).
Three weeks ago, Fork in the Road welcomed the whelks (a/k/a sea snails) to the menu of newly opened Bowery Diner, which we considered quite a stroke of genius on the restaurant's part. They're served raw, and also ... More >>
Laffer's mugshotWhile in jail for allegedly killing four people at a pharmacy in Medford, Long Island, last month, David Laffer, who hit the pharmacy in search of pills for himself and his wife, Melinda Brady, became concerned about his upcoming jury duty -- he'd been called to serve starting ... More >>
Moo-ve over, beef.Bison farming: Doesn't it just sound like something done in Montana? Well, it is. But it's also a New York thing. Food Curated takes a tour of North Quarter Farm in Riverhead, Long Island, which has been raising bison for some 30 years. As has recently been reported, bison m ... More >>
Keeping Afloat: Why Supporting Small, Local Commercial Fishermen is Important from SkeeterNYC on Vimeo.
Whether you're cooking seven fishes or just one, Food Curated has the 411 on why you should source your swimmers locally. They get on an effing boat (!) to film this mini doc with PE & DD Seafood ... More >>
via the PostGo ahead, click to enlarge. Even make it your background, we won't tell.I mean, really, given our adorable animal obsession, how could we not blog about this? Bernie, the New York Aquarium's only harbor seal, has a new girlfriend, Coral, who moved to his exhibit this month from At ... More >>
You know, it's hard to have a truly original wedding nowadays. Even the Long Island couple who thought they had the brilliant, truly original idea of getting hitched in a shark tank ... well, turns out they're totally derivative, just like everyone else. According to NBC New York, April Pigna ... More >>
Every now and again, it seems like there's an open competition going on for best example of mass derangement -- an opportunity for those colossally bent out of shape to vent their real or imagined demons on the rest of us.
The leading example is Moscow, which witnessed the apparent return of ... More >>