Are you a musician? Is your band having issues? Our new advice columnist, who we're going to call Fan Landers (a.k.a. Jessica Hopper), is ready to give you Real Talk about any problems your musical outfit might be havingwhether professional, practical, or sartorial. Send your problems to sotc ... More >>
Writing for the Atlantic Monthly, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author Taylor Branch offers a powerful indictment of the hypocrisy built into college sports, where universities make billions off of athletes who are essentially working full-time jobs for free.
flickr/Stirling NoyesBeans over baked goods? Several luminaries from the world of coffee were on the panel at the Great Coffee Debate, held last Thursday at the International Culinary Center, including James Freeman of Blue Bottle, Jonathan Rubenstein of Joe the Art of Coffee, Doug Zell of In ... More >>
This week in food blogs... Eat Me Daily weighed in on self-proclaimed "queen of the food bloggers" Pim Techamuanvivit's new book The Foodie Handbook: The (Almost) Definitive Guide to Gastronomy. The verdict? As an objective guide, it "just doesn't fly." Midtown Lunch noted that the Street Vendor P ... More >>
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