[Summer Guide 2014]
On Monday, Urbanspace NYC opened Broadway Bites, a new street fair in Herald Square (Sixth Avenue and 34th Street). With 25 vendors serving everything from pizza (yes, it's Roberta's) to lobster rolls (Red Hook Lobster Pound) to gluten-free vegetarian fare (Two Tablespoons), the market is giving mid ... More >>
These men and women have reached the pinnacle of success in classical musicianship. Decades of drive, discipline and determination have honed their immense talent, permitting their ascent to breathtaking heights of excellence in music: The New York Philharmonic. So who is the most bangable? See a ... More >>
Spitting. It's gross in any language or culture -- a sign of disrespect that garners admiration or adoration from no one. Well, except for fans. Stars and celebrities themselves get mighty pissed off if you spit on them, but if they spit on you, you better just grin and take it. That's why we decid ... More >>
There's a bill working its way through Congress that would offer a "path to citizenship" to the sort of immigrants currently known in some circles as illegal. Though its application is general, it's obviously aimed at U.S. guests of the Mexican persuasion, and it only has a chance of passing because ... More >>
At CPAC (that's "Conservative Political Action Conference" for those of you who don't trust the liberal bias of acronyms) this morning, Donald Trump told the gathered audience of Email chain letter–forwarders that "Our Country is in very, very serious trouble." Luckily, Trump let everyone know ... More >>
According to Bud Selig, the main purpose of the World Baseball Classic is to be "our great vehicle to internationalize the sport." This was apparently intended as the silver lining to Team USA's 5-2 loss to Mexico on Friday. Translated from Commissioner-ese into English, it meant, "Hey, it's no fun ... More >>
Even in this era of Every Band That Ever Existed Must And Will Reunite, the return of Bitch Magnet is surprising, a bit shocking, really -- as if a Mars space probe long given up for lost somehow found its way back to Earth. See Also: - Q&A: Chunklet's Henry Owings On The Indie Cred Test, Not Bein ... 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 >>
RodaleMore than just kimchiUntil now, Jean-Georges was the Vongerichten with the culinary clout, but his wife Marja is getting into the fray with her new PBS television show and cookbook, the Kimchi Chronicles. The New York Daily News profiles her today, learning about how her desire for Kor ... More >>
We'll save you the sappy intro and cut right to the chase this afternoon: America, it's time to wake up and smell the toupee. Donald Trump is a schmuck, and as he's traveled the country this week he's done a pretty good job of displaying just that. In the past week few days alone, he's done s ... More >>
President Barack Obama kicked off his Asia trip in India today with a speech at the Taj Mahal Palace, the very same hotel attacked by terrorists two years ago, as a symbolic gesture "absolutely" meant to send a message. Obama has made a priority of strengthening ties with India and other Asia ... More >>
Hey, drunk guy, wise up about our Southern neighbor
This year's NYFF manages both. Plus: Our best of the fest
AdCandy, an advertising funsite, has started a contest soliciting an identity overhaul for General Motors. "If GM were to go bankrupt," they say, "they may want to consider coming out of bankruptcy with a new name to shed the past and look to the future. What are your thoughts?" Their competition ... More >>
A global model competition that wobbles. Plus, the latest example of displaying shell-shocked beauties.
Doctoroff's legacy: no Olympic Medal, no Ground Zero mettle
Ewe better watch out (and other puns)
Drum'n'bass may never conquer the world, but it managed to outlast this column
New York Film Festival first week highlights
For the second week, New York watches the World Cup
Susan Sarandon, Cindy Sheehan, and Peaches bring it home
Weak government, strong industry in the West Virginia disaster
2005 is a blur; Tha Pumpsta, Goldfrapp, Gang of Four recap it.
Why is the Korean military mad at Google? Also: 50 Cent's old and new house.
Lee the people: Filmmaker goes looking for her fellow GLs
Will Plasma TVs Ever Be Affordable?
Matthew Derby's Memories of Love
Gangster Lore, Geriatric Shagging, Global Strife, and Garage Bands
Wine, Women, and Wong
The Human Cost of the U.S. Response to North Korea
The Other History of the Olympics
Dance in a Global Economy