Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. How to Live With a Bitch Author: Legendary coot George Leonard Herter Date: ... More >>
Alex GeanaStarz channel obviously knows the target audience for its Spartacus: Blood and Sand series, premiering this week.
On the euphoric charms of utter inscrutability
This week, in food blogs... Midtown Lunch got excited about Ma Peche (a.k.a. Momo Midtown) introducing takeout. The Atlantic Food Channel asked the $42,500 question: "Does culinary school matter?" Blondie and Brownie spotted a Shake Shack reference on a menu in Rome.
Nick Anderer at Maialino Danny Meyer's newest restaurant is a Roman-style trattoria in the Gramercy Hotel cheffed by Nick Anderer, formerly of Gramercy Tavern. We caught up with Anderer about his connection to Rome, what it's like to work for Danny Meyer, and why he thinks Roman cooking is ... More >>
Nancy DeBenedittis, the owner of Leo's Latticini, better known as Mama's of Corona, passed away earlier this month at age 90. Mama's was a regular joint for cops, firefighters, sanitation workers, parks employees and other city workers. [NY Daily News] Airport restaurants have been cited in ... More >>
This photo, right here. So? Alexander McQueen suit, McQueen tie, Tom Ford shirt, and the now infamous Tom Ford riding boots--"they had like a eighteen karat gold zipper and it zips like straight up. They're the equestrian boots." Terius had them in the closet for a while: "I've had those boots for ... More >>
...or rather, blow away, in the next election. Ladies and gentlemen, the 'No' votes...
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 24, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 23 Koch Battles the Odds, Gets in Council Race By Jack Newfield Having vanquished the DeSapio machine in Greenwich Village, Edward Koch this week announced he will make a fight for public office. He seeks ... More >>
A Bronx mosque that had sought a sound permit to amplify its morning call to prayer has quietly rescinded its application. But the Jame Masjid mosque's revocation of the proposal didn't hush its neighbors, since the mosque plans to resubmit its request to play the undulating ribbon of Arabi ... More >>
AMBROSIA (British Columbia, new cultivar, sweet, not bad for eating) This picture file is the result of a visit to the Union Square Farmers' Market on Saturday, November 12, 2009, and represents an accurate record of every apple available for sale, 30 in total. The apples are presented in al ... More >>
International aid agencies are saying that a United Nations summit on food security that kicked off in Rome today could be a "waste of time" as it won't commit donors to provide more money to end world hunger. [Bloomberg] Companies like Nestle and Frito Lay are offering "mommy bloggers" all- ... More >>
Chubbyhubby.netDanny Meyer may be hard at work attempting worldwide Shake Shack domination, but that hasn't prevented him from focusing on more local and lofty endeavors like Maialino, his Roman-style trattoria that opens for dinner tomorrow evening. The restaurant, located in the Gramercy Pa ... More >>
As anyone who's been to a game at Fake Yankee Stadium lately can attest, the old home of the Bronx Bombers across the street remains relatively intact, nearly a year after its final game. The last of the seats were sliced out in early June (taking care to preserve them for sale to any collect ... More >>
A new memoir from the soon-to-be-former Times restaurant critic
Frank Bruni's gig at the Times is coming to an end in about three weeks. That means that his replacement has likely already been chosen--Bruni writes in his memoir that each critic is given several weeks of preparatory time, basically to fly all over the world and eat in the best restaurants. So i ... More >>
As Runnin' Scared reported yesterday, the Manhattan D.A.'s office has brought a second indictment against alleged art pilferer Lawrence Salander for scamming, among others, actor Robert De Niro. Some of De Niro's dad's abstract expressionist paintings were on consignment with Salander and were i ... More >>
After telling us that his wife had been praying the rosary in Rome (?), Norm Coleman congratulated Al Franken on becoming the next Senator from Minnesota. Then he said a bunch of other stuff about voters' rights and the people of Minnesota, but who cares? This fucking thing is done. Hooray for the c ... More >>
When we saw the headline at Catholic New York, "New Yorkers Can Watch Archbishop Dolan Receive Pallium on EWTN," we thought the poor man was sick and receiving some sort of chemotherapy. Happily, it actually meant that in a ceremony in Rome Pope Benedict XVI put a circular woolen band around the nec ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesOctober 10, 1963, Vol. VIII, No. 51Footnote to Saloon SocietyROME...I have always enjoyed going to weddings in the past, chiefly I must admit because of the pleasure it gave me to realize they were not my own. Certainly it nearly always seemed to ... More >>
Heddy Honigmann returns to her roots
This week Bones, intrepid art-world raconteur, visits The Hugo Boss Prize 2008: Emily Jacir at the Guggenheim. It's the international hunk strikeforce vs. deep, sustained engagement in the life of a very mysterious man... Courtesy the Guggenheim Emily Jacir is the latest recipient of the Hugo Boss ... More >>
Stacey AndersonNanette Lepore: partly cloudy Yesterday, while interviewing dance-rockers Metric, I couldn't resist gushing about one of their songs, "Front Row." Of all the tracks on the dark and disenchanted upcoming album, Fantasies, this one seemed especially poetic for its jaundiced look at the ... More >>
Waltz With Bashir, a movie that sprang from a previous Israeli invasion of Lebanon, won Best Picture from the National Society of Film Critics. A free Madoff Watch T-shirt to the reader who suggests the best title for the first movie spurred by Israel's current invasion of Gaza. On an overseas t ... More >>
Maverick Turkish auteur gets (over)due retrospective
Citizen vengeance, in all its scummy glory at Anthology Film Archives
Other countries' national holidays inspire excellent day-drinking opportunities
'70s avant-garde filmmaker-cum-painter returns to the moving image
They may speak puzzling languages, but foreigners write books too.
Another hefty chunk of taxpayer-funded projects that council leaders would rather not discuss
Documentary examines the Catholic Church's history of anti-Semitism
Richard Nelson visits the ancient land of Tedium