Last week the Congressional Budget Office issued another report on the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. Its most widely-reported revelation was that 2.3 million Americans may leave their jobs because Obamacare would make it inadvisable to them to keep them. We should say "widely-and-variously-re ... More >>
Rivka Baror, 51, and her husband Avraham Baror, 64, have been living pretty high on the hog -- aside from owning not one but three BMWs, the couple also owns a Lexus, a comfortable two-bedroom home in Brooklyn, and drops a lot of cash at places like Victoria's Secret and Home Depot. Oh, yeah -- they ... More >>
Eataly opens a beer garden high in the sky
The veteran choreographer brings Frame Dances and Adamantine to the Baryshnikov Arts Center
Photo by Lynette Astaire for Bust magazineIt's just too irresistible, with its blend of genders and genitals, saucy humor and body parts. Straights get off on the risque entertainment, and gays like it too--in fact, it's the only time they've been known to applaud stripping females. And so, ... More >>
In addition to changing its decor to emulate the Home Depots farmhouses of Tuscany, Olive Garden is altering its beverage policy following an incident last month where a toddler was served sangria instead of orange juice. And the chain isn't alone: as Nation's Restaurant News reports, in the ... More >>
The digital marketing firm Epsilon told its clients on Friday of "an unauthorized entry into Epsilon's email system," insisting it "was limited to email addresses and/or customer names only" and that no other information was at risk, but it's only now becoming clear just how widespread the ha ... More >>
This weekend, an unknown number of people worldwide participated in the fifth annual "Earth Hour" sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund. They turned off electricity to "take a stand against climate change." Landmarks were dimmed, but the effect on either energy consumption or awareness is unknown an ... More >>
via davedehetreWatch your head tomorrow (Saturday) night: our moon will be closer to Earth than it has been in 18 years. It has been dubbed a "supermoon," and will only be 221,565 miles (roughly 1,871,781,120 VHS copies of Teen Wolf) from us. Due to the timing of its perigee -- space talk for ... More >>
all photos by Paul QuitorianoGuitarist Tim Maybury and singer Tanya Horo of Sherlock's Daughter, at their Queens kitchen table Last April, Sherlock's Daughter frontwoman Tanya Horo told YIMBY columnist Christopher Weingarten that she resided in "an Olympic swimming pool in Long Island City." That w ... More >>
"There are always exceptions -- black swans, lone wolves, whatever. And I'm one of those exceptions." Pic by Barbara PowersAs the rest of the indie-rock throng find success by getting in the van, crashing on icky floors, and playing an endless string of shows from one coast to the other, the ... More >>
Today's New York Times brings a startling bit of news: the sneaker company Converse is opening a recording studio in the heart of Williamsburg, to be called Converse Rubber Tracks, where bands "deemed dedicated and needy enough" will be able to record for free. Artists selected to use the spa ... More >>
The sculptor conjures a low-budget cosmos. Plus, Alejandro Almanza Pereda's concrete cascade.
Has society finally fallen into decadence, like the late Roman Empire? If this new "trend" is to be believed, then yes, indeed it has. Instead of the traditional church/City Hall route, people are now getting married in our new temples: retail stores and shitty chain restaurants.
State senator's big stash attracts the FBI
via The New York TimesThe catio trend, introduced in The New York Times, is sure to explode in New York because we're all suckers for a good neologism. The same people who live in Nolita, Soho, or Tribeca, wear jeggings, and request Pomtinis at bars will not be able to resist a properly enclo ... More >>
Oh, how coy. The north side of 23rd Street is alive with the rumblings of food-based commerce: just a few storefronts down from the monolithic Eataly space, "New York's Coffee Shop....Since 1932" coyly asks passersby, "Guess who's coming back?"
En garde, avant-garde!
A "rum rebellion" may be starting in the cocktail world, says the Times. As rum drinks gain popularity, rum bars are opening around the country, serving well-crafted sugar cane distillates, which are a bargain when compared with high-end whiskies and brandies. [NY Times] Distilling without ... More >>
It may not feel like summer, but the season officially starts Sunday. There are a few harbingers: The cops have already made several fireworks arrests. On Staten Island on June 12, they stung Patrick McGraner of Atlantic Highlands, N.J. with an online ad. McGraner met his prospective buyer in a Ho ... More >>
Guess who's coming to dinner?
Defiant kitsch, at Jack Shainman
And boycott Absolut for caving like craven Swedes!
A grateful Mexican explains why your question is taking so long
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No amount of dorky, proggy wankery can squash the joy of a Police reunion
Theatre Askew plays the same-name game
Spaced out: The collective costs of suburban sprawl
The fighting won't end: Gearing up for another wave of homeless vets
Duct tape totes? Etsy's eBay-style craft community makes everyone a potential artisan
'Unmitigated Disaster' at the 50th Venice Biennale
Northern Chinese in the Valley of Ashes
Networking at the New Museum
Harvard's Shopping Guide; Prada; Century 21
How Survivalists Will Endure Y2K
Planning Commissioner Weighs Options for Factory Site