Having looked at Australian and Japanese entrants to New York's coffee scene, I'd be remiss not to touch on the impressive coffee heritage of Scandinavia, especially Norway, and its curious lack of presence in the city. If you managed to read all of Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, y ... More >>
As we really settle into the cold months (accept it; winter is almost here), we begin to look for ways to stay warm. Break out the electric blankets and fuzzy slippers, the cups of hot chocolate, and the pots of tea -- avoiding the bitter frost should be your focus. This year, consider trying some ... More >>
John Grant is approaching his life honestly. In the lyrics of his latest solo album Pale Green Ghosts, the former frontman of The Czars sings about being an openly gay man who is also HIV positive. Grant was in town last week for a show at (Le) Poisson Rouge, and though our conversation veered into ... More >>
Step into the world of Goat
Circumcision has never been so sexy. This rundown chooses the 50 hottest, but I'll focus on the top eight, since--in the immortal words of Betty Buckley--eight is enough. They are: (8) Adam Garfield. The super-hot Spider-Man casts a wide web. I can only imaginarium what his Parnassus looks like.
In these hyperactive times, five years can be a musical lifetime. (If you can't hurry up with that next digital EP, then dump out a side project or something, sheez!) But for the Hiveswhose long-range plan for world domination was fulfilled within their first two albums (and whose members had ... More >>
Reedist Ilhan Ersahin seems reluctant to make too big a deal out of the fact that nublu, his multi-culti Avenue C nightspot, was shuttered for much of last year. On a recent evening, as he moved casually about the room in preparation for a blistering late-night appearance by the Sun Ra Arkestra, Ers ... More >>
Sweden's Cirkus Cirkör returns to BAM
Penelope Houston, the former lead singer of San Francisco punk legends The Avengers, has her solo shoes on again with the recent release of On Market Street (Devoted Ruins), her first solitary salvo in seven-plus years. But the official reissue of The Avengers' self-titled, posthumous LPout t ... More >>
Matt Piacentini helped develop The Beagle's old-school cocktail menu, which we love here at Fork in the Road. He's a little bit of a cocktail history nerd so we asked him to explain how he researched the drinks on the menu and the story behind the restaurant's unusual pairing boards.
Yesterday we spoke with Isa (348 Wythe Avenue, 347-689-3594) chef Ignacio Mattos about how he's trying to change the language of food and further culinary innovation. Today, he explains why New York City is behind the times and he reveals what he cooks on his days off. What are your thoughts on Ne ... More >>
An E6 band plays the hometown
A bad-ass bike show (for environmentalists)
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, currently held by the British court in a "country manor" as he awaits extradition hearings this summer, spoke on April 4 to PBS Frontline's Martin Smith, insisting that "WikiLeaks is accelerating its activities with new releases soon to come." Smiths says he ... More >>
Superchef Marcus Samuelsson moves into his new uptown digs
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C'est l'après-midi de vendredi! Alors, les articles de la semaine ... Our 10 Best Mexican Restaurants in NYC. Amanda Hesser talks Charlotte Russe, Chesapeake crabcakes, and the new Essential New York Times Cookbook. Jackie Hoffman doesn't do shellfish, cooks a nice chicken, and likes a big ... More >>
Melissa Clark: Times writer armed with knife For Melissa Clark, hunger has been a way of life and a way to make a living. Clark writes a New York Times recipe column, and her part memoir, part cookbook In the Kitchen With a Good Appetite just came out. Here, she chats with us about her book, ... More >>
Watchdog reporter Rex Wockner knows, and he's put it all down in one handy list for future husbears and bear-ents: "Same-sex marriage is legal in Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Mexico City, Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts ... More >>
Marcus JernmarkYesterday, we heard from Marcus Jernmark, the new chef at Aquavit, about the real challenge of going farm-to-table, telling the true story of Scandinavian cuisine, and why he thinks Aquavit was a more pretentious restaurant before he got there. Now, Part 2 of our interview ... ... More >>
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F2K is a countdown of the 50 worst songs of the decade. Track our progress here. If Crazy Frog was the President Of The United States of Annoying, Gummibar would be Billy Fucking Carter.
Frontman Esau Mwamwaya "ran into unfortunate travel circumstances," according to the Times. That's a real blow, even though their main show was scheduled to go down in the middle of the night. Other potential visa victims/calamitous circumstances sufferers: Brits Speech Debelle and VV Brown, ... More >>
Burlesquers descend on Gotham
Props to Zach for intentionally running the words "Phish in a barrel" on this website. Starting today, the legendary jam band wanks three nights away at Jones Beach. Isis do metaphysics by way of doom metal at Irving Plaza, plus a set by sludgy post-rockers Pelican. Sweden is weathering the rece ... More >>
In the short week that we outsourced absolutely nothing to India (not even the phoner we didn't do with the guy who plays trumpet for Cake), we got even less cosmopolitan and global when Cannes correspondent J. Hoberman came back and showed up at the office like the rest of us. Except, unlike him, w ... More >>
And other whore stories in post-crackdown clubs. Then, suddenly, a Pygmalion-like transformation.
Inspirational toy band follows in Barbie's plastic footsteps
Sheriff arrives, the Strokes are sent home, drunks from Down Under take over the garage
No Place Like Utopia
Activists Weigh the Cost of Confrontation
Where Genius And Problem Case Meet
A New Director Starts with a Happy Ending
Synthpop flocks like seagulls to indie labels you never heard of
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