In 2000 eclectic New York label Norton Records released Lou Reed's seldom-before heard earliest recordings. All Tomorrow's Dance Parties was a 7", Norton Records EP 097, and it featured two songs from Reed's high school band, the Jades and some of his earliest solo work. The Jades' "So Blue" and "L ... More >>
Sipping Grimm Artisanal Ale's From the Hip Belgian Blonde, made with organic, hand-seeded rosehips is a good reminder that summer isn't quite over yet; the hazy golden-hued ale pairs well with a muggy Brooklyn afternoon. But just like the season, this brew's heyday is winding down. Like all of the b ... More >>
Alexander Cockburn, trenchant political writer and former Voice columnist, has died of cancer in Germany at the age of 71, announces his friend and collaborator, Jeffrey St. Clair. "He didn't want to blog his own death as Christopher Hitchens had done," writes St. Clair at their mutual endeavor, Cou ... More >>
The Shakespeare exposé no one has been waiting for
chefmarksimmons.comMention New Zealand cuisine to an American, and you're likely to be met with a blank stare. Beyond the odd kiwi fruit and jars of Marmite, even many of our self-proclaimed dining sophisticates can't conceptualize what such food might entail. But if Mark Simmons has anything ... More >>
Online DIY fund-raising phenom Kickstarter can claim many success stories, sure: Take Frankie Rose's van or Weingarten's whole Tweetbox thing. But Kickstarter fatigue/backlash is a real danger, and, you know, the economy is in tatters, so success is never assured, which five-year-old L.E.S. i ... More >>
In his new book, Wondrich tackles punch.Last week, several dozen bartenders gathered on the low-riding banquettes and plush lounge chairs of the Pegu Club to hear cocktail historian and author of Imbibe!, David Wondrich, talk about punch. The presentation was essentially a preview of Wondrich ... More >>
zoonabar/flickrA haggis herd. When Highlands opens this weekend, the Scottish gastropub's menu will go where scant few others have dared: to the haggis, the most revered and reviled of Scotland's traditional foods. That the mention of the dish, which is made by boiling a sheep's organs in its ... More >>
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