Looking to challenge yourself? Check out food trivia, a class on pupusa-making, or a film about what makes specialty coffee so special -- other than your barista. Here are five events on our radar this week.
With the Olympics fast approaching, it seemed appropriate to profile NYC's very own celebrity titleholder of sorts: the 2013 World Brewers Cup Champion -- as in brewed coffee -- Erin McCarthy lives amongst us. McCarthy is on Counter Culture's wholesale technical support staff. Our conversation began ... More >>
There are few sure paths to peace and happiness, but a remarkable group of Rwandan women have found one that seems to be working: music and ice cream. Sweet Dreams, a documentary that follows Rwanda's first and only all-women's drumming troupe and ice cream shop, tells the story of the Hutu and Tuts ... More >>
When we spotted the rhubarb banana daiquiri on the list at ABC Cocina, we joked that we "don't often see banana in drinks that aren't smoothies." In our interview with beverage manager Ann Marie De Bello this morning, we learned that she added the creative concoction to mirror the bananas on the foo ... More >>
Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2013
Hunting for viruses with Columbia's Simon Anthony
New cinema from the continent
"It ain't where you from, it's where you at," intones Chuck D himself on the fourth album by rapper/producer Blitz The Ambassador. Blitz is originally from Ghana's capital city of Accra, and currently resides in Brooklyn, but the otherworldly rhythms and triple-speed rhymes of Native Sun (Emb ... More >>
New York is about to receive yet another caffeine infusion, but this time, its origins are a bit more far-flung than San Francisco or Portland.
African Diaspora International Film Festival scores
citylifeeats.comBlue Marble's Attlantic Avenue storeAlthough Blue Marble has had its share of good fortune since it opened in 2007, its owners are losing their flagship store on Atlantic Avenue in the wake of their landlord's decision to almost double the rent to $3,500 a month. But Brooklyn ... More >>
Nnedi Okorafor steers clear of J.K. Rowling
Blue Marble opened its first store on Atlantic Avenue two years ago, and followed that with a second ice cream shop in Prospect Heights. Now, it's set to broaden its little empire with a third store in Cobble Hill.
The news that Amy Winehouse has said yes, yes, yes to rehab fills me with the craziest batch of mixed feelings since Courtney Love's Versace makeover and Paris Hilton's intended descent on Rwanda. The humanitarian in me is delighted that Amy's seeking help, but the pop culture commentator is absolut ... More >>
Has anyone heard Darfur mentioned in the presidential debates? Or in Congress?
The Overwhelming and Black Watch prove that combat is hell anywhere
Using China's pride in the 2008 Olympics as a weapon against its shameful support of the Darfur nightmare
A Tutsi endures the Rwandan genocide
In fragments and on the edge, the HRWIFF remains New York's most vital fest
A close-up of Sudan's chief mass murderer and his genteel, cultivated entourage
From 'Memoirs of a Geisha' to Gwen Stefani's Harujuku Girls, Asians get lost in translation
Two books tease out shadowy subtexts—from the past seven decades to just last year
Essential doc views globalization through prism of Tanzanian eco-disaster, sees colonialism
With rape as an official weapon in Darfur, Sudan officials are now welcome here
Director Raoul Peck reflects on making a drama about Rwanda without cheap tears
A Rwandan survivor remembers a preventable genocide
Regarding the Pain of Others
Showing Bush the Face of Terror
African Film Comes of Age
Tempered Optimism in Berlin
Two Million Have Been Killed
5000 UN Soldiers Could Have Ended It
Rwanda overflowed with corpses
'I Saw My Father Cut to Pieces'