For the last six years, chef Philippe Massoud has been building Ilili into a Flatiron neighborhood staple, amassing a network of regulars who come in for his refined takes on dishes from his native Beirut. But when he first moved to New York almost two decades ago, he was intent on entering the fast ... More >>
Go right this second to Breads Bakery and chances are a tray of warm chocolate rugelach ($2.50 each) has just been set out -- Israeli baker Uri Scheft pops a new batch in the oven every hour. They're tender pastries, soft as layer cake, tasting of browned butter and dark chocolate. Nothing like the ... More >>
Bakeries-cum-cafes have become a New York staple in recent years. Forget about Belgian chain Le Pain Quotidien. Spots like Runner & Stone, and Bien Cuit have been leading the pack with zucchini sandwiches and plates of duck pastrami. The trend continues as Bien Cuit readies to open a pop up in Willi ... More >>
For several years, we've been reporting about a crisis in Scientology as key members of the church -- including some of its highest-ranking former executives -- have left the organization and spoken out about its abuses. One by one, longtime, loyal Scientologists have announced that they are fed up ... More >>
Balkan Beat Box Celebrate Brooklyn! at the Prospect Park Bandshell Saturday, June 16 Better than: Having to fight for the right to party. Balkan Beat Box have made nearly a handful of fine records, but they're no match for the power of the party band's live show. It's probably a measure of how fus ... More >>
Celebrate Israel Run at Central Park
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Chris Guider, the latest Scientology executive to leave and say that David Miscavige gets slappyReporter Steve Cannane e-mailed this morning to alert us to a story on Lateline, a program on Australia's ABC network. The piece describes the defection of yet another Scientology executive who say ... More >>
First new trees, then off to Detroit for the wide-ranging playwright. Plus, summer theater picks.
Space is a pretty big place, but being humans, we've still managed to fill it with trash. The Earth is becoming enveloped in a cloud of debris, and now a U.S. military official has issued her concern with this growing problem. According to Space.com, Lt. Gen. Susan Helms, commander of the U.S ... More >>
Elizabeth DwoskinThe Baco Cafe's antique Moroccan tables.The Baco Café, on Jay Street, in DUMBO, could just as easily be mistaken for a furniture store, a gallery, an artist's loft, or a small whimsical mirage - only it happens to be a restaurant, with a clothing boutique tucked in the back. ... More >>
Elizabeth DwoskinDUMBO's Baco Cafe It's hard to describe the Baco Cafe, which opened in DUMBO in August, without sounding over the top. The place could just as easily be a furniture store, a design shop, an artist's loft, or a small whimsical mirage--only it happens to be an Israeli restauran ... More >>
SXSW 2009: the sound of a thousand Babydick jokes cracking. Full list, with arbitrarily bolded highlights, below.
The Middle East: Now fair game!
Berlinâs Sascha Ring does dream pop right
They may speak puzzling languages, but foreigners write books too.
Old New York, the ghosts of Raleigh, and queer debuts mark an exceptional ND/NF
Morgan Spurlock makes us look bad, plus (separate!) films on baseball and steroids shine.
Egyptian musicians and Israeli villagers forge an unlikely, and unsappy, bond in the desert
TR Warszawa brings their alluring Krum to BAM
Entreaties to the almighty and bumper stickers from the would-be Roots of Jerusalem rap
The Kabbalah centre wants your heartand your money
In Chelsea, two sculpture shows that evoke the spiritual and metaphysical nature of art
The passion of the naïf: A Christian Zulu makes a pilgrimage to the broken-promise land
All Over the Map
A Town Prepares for Attack
But Will Bush Hear the Message?
Dancers Create a Global Village in Manhattan
The Failure of Arafat and Sharon
White Power and Al Qaeda Unite Against America
Looking for a Mindset at CMJs Special Apocalypse Edition
Coping With Terrorism Is Part of Ordinary Life in Israel
John Jasperse Aces the Competition