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In honor of the Olympics, GO Burger is launching an eclectic globally inspired menu. Each burger is going for $16 a pop. Here's the menu: The Gold Medal (USA) Burger, BBQ sauce, frizzled onions Poutine Burger (Canada) Parker House bun, beef patty, french fries, GO Burger sauce, shredded cheddar c ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Williamsburg coffee shop and live jazz spot, Blackbird Parlor, has been closed and the phone disconnected. A Starbucks might be moving in. [Eater] Fay Da Bakery, in Midtown, is no longer shari ... More >>
An amazing spread of pan chan is only one of Kunjip's lures. Nearly all the two dozen or so Korean restaurants in Manhattan's Koreatown offer some sort of lunchtime special, often priced at one-third to one-half what a regular meal would cost, and usually incorporating extra freebies.
A rant for a rant, if you will: The New York Times Complaint box, always a repository of the stodgy, curmudgeonly, and slightly behind-the-times, is particularly egregious today. The premise that there are just not enough guys in the city -- that same old God-forsaken chestnut we keep hearing ... More >>
Inha Leex Hale/FlickrAlthough they may appear ubiquitous, Korean grocers, with their outdoor fruit and flower displays and inventory of everything from Clif Bars to Cup Noodles, are actually far less common in New York City than they were two decades ago.
This year's NYFF manages both. Plus: Our best of the fest
So, VICE is holding a media event right now where they're feeding media people lots of booze, and they're telling them things while they do it. The gist is this: they got a bunch of money from Intel, and they're not spending it on drugs. They've unleashed The Creators Project, which is three ... More >>
CafePress.comEven as we sob mournfully into our Dharma beers over the approaching series finale of ABC's six-season head trip, Lost, the gallerists at Manhattan's Vilcek Foundation are working on a Lost-centric exhibition to ease our pain.
That Game Change book that revealed Harry Reid's damaging "Negro" comment also revealed damaging things about Sarah Palin -- for instance, that the former Republican Vice-Presidential candidate "couldn't explain why North and South Korea were separate nations" -- but no one paid any attentio ... More >>
At TimesTalks, moderated by Frank Bruni on Friday, Anthony Bourdain talked about obesity: "If you're 5'8" and 400 pounds, that's not a lifestyle choice; that's a social problem," and Rachael Ray: "[She] sent me a fruit basket, and I'm just not talking shit about her anymore." [NY Post] Bourd ... More >>
--The Monsters of Folk will hit the road this fall. The band, consisting of Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis, alongside M. Ward and My Morning Jacket's Jim James (got that?), will perform as a band, switching off instruments and vocal duties. They'll play New York twice: November 6 at ... More >>
New Flushing malls offer regional Chinese specialties
Sand, surf, and everything comes undone in Hong San-soo's Woman on the Beach
Susan Sarandon, Cindy Sheehan, and Peaches bring it home
Geopolitickin' and an East Asian invasion highlight the 43rd New York Film Festival
A Thai interpreter of Malady explains his split decisions
Anatomy of a lot of murders: Compelling Korean police drama is an unforgettable Bong hit
The kids of immigrants find there's no straight path to American success
Docs about Calcutta slums, 9-11 detainees, and gay marriage evoke the power of images
Capitalism Unleashes Its Sex Drive in China
America in the Spotlight (and the Crosshairs) at the Whitney
The Unlikely Campaign to Free Steve Kim, Armed Protester, Soldier of Conscience
The Human Cost of the U.S. Response to North Korea
Nobel Laureate's Clouded Role in Slaughter of Korean Dissidents
Soccer Mania? Give Me a Red Card.
Jang Sun Woo Tops From the Bottom
Three decades after Stonewall the movement it spawned has become a worldwide symbol of freedom
Rx gains in the race against drugs in sports