Tarik Fallous has been in the United States for 19 years, during which time he and his friends have always been on the lookout for restaurants that serve up the dishes they remember from home. For Fallous, that means Lebanese food -- his mother cooked in that country for 35 years. But his friends ar ... More >>
Six CUNY Students were arraigned last week on charges of resisting arrest during a peaceful protest against David Petraeus's teaching appointment at the college. A YouTube video of the arrest surfaced late in the week, showing NYPD officers brutalizing the protesting students. The violence in the vi ... More >>
The Miss America pageant is not known for being especially thoughtful (the first question asked in the interview segment this year was about twerking, the second question about sexting, the third about Syria). The judges seem unusually prescient this year though, with their decision to award the ti ... More >>
The new mayor, whoever he or she may be, isn't even the mayor yet, but that hasn't stopped NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly from accusing that person of being soft on terrorism. In a speech before the Association For a Better New York's Council on Foreign Relations, he complained that none of the candida ... More >>
The NSA controversy, which continues to develop, has been useful in a lot of ways. It's gotten people talking after a long period of quiet about the surveillance powers of the state -- and whereas the national security state had legions of defenders back in post-9/11 days, in these post-post-9/11 da ... More >>
A new Cypriot spot flourishes in Astoria
Yes, you read that correctly and, yes, it looks like it could happen. "The man who leaked the world" has Hollywood up in arms and it's not because there is a Cablegate in the works for Tinsel Town. Let's not get our hopes up.According to the Hollywood Reporter, big studio executives are dueling it o ... More >>
Celebrate Israel Run at Central Park
We're coming up to the first anniversary of Osama Bin Laden's demise. Some media outlets celebrated with cute headlines ("Osama Bin Laden Used Viagra And 'Just-For-Men' To Keep His Wives Interested In Him"). President Obama celebrated with an ad reminding everyone that he killed him. To rightblogge ... More >>
As the wave of unrest roils through the Middle East, news organizations like the New York Times have been scrambling to get information out of places where reporters are scarce. For news from Bahrain, the paper of record has frequently relied on Maryam Alkhawaja, a 23-year-old human rights ac ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Gazala PlaceGazala HalabiThe Upper West Side will soon be able to get a taste of the spinach boreks and excellent Druze cuisine that has so endeared Fork in the Road to Gazala Place: the tiny Hell's Kitchen restaurant is opening a second location on the Upper West Side.
Lies we can believe in
Flouting traffic laws, we seek out a Lebanese barbecue in Astoria
The end, it would seem, is drawing near for the Hillary versus Obama storyline, and so we have both New York City tabs giving the narrative its proper last hurrah. The Post goes to its trusty Photoshop department and gussies up the candidates like a pair of high plains drifters for its cover. The ... More >>
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Congress dozes while detainees are sent to other countries to be tortured
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George Bush is getting four more years to remake the world in his image. (Too bad for us, he already started.)
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