In 1998, Betty Buckley played the immortal stage-mother role of Mama Rose in the Papermill Playhouse of Gypsy, with Debbie Gibson as the title character.
It was good (I saw it, naturally), with Buckley bringing her customary wells of emotion to the material.
And it was going to transfer to Toronto ... More >>
Devendra Banhart really, really wants you to dance.
With "Golden Girls," the lead-off track on Mala, which dropped on Nonesuch Records this week, he implores the listener to do just that: Banhart hypnotically chants "Get on the dance floor" as the flames from a steady burn of strings and crashing c ... More >>
Local chain Joy Burger turns out a modern-day burger, possibly one of 7,000 places in the city that currently do.
As the name suggests, the hamburger originated in Hamburg, Germany, perhaps late in the Middle Ages, when mincing techniques usually used to make pork sausage were applied to beef, whi ... More >>
Martin Luther King and associates at the Durham, North Carolina, Woolworth's lunch counter after it had been closed by the company, February 16, 1960
Sometimes restaurants are good for more than just eating. In honor of Martin Luther King's birthday, Fork in the Road presents this collection of hi ... More >>
Hmmmm, will flying to Mars for dinner make me seasick?
There has always been an element of zaniness in the New York dining scene, ever since pretty girls started selling hot ears of buttered corn down on Delancey Street in the 19th Century - or maybe even before that, because a restaurant b ... More >>
A new inflammatory open letter from the Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership advocacy group addressed to Mayor Michael Bloomberg argues that "'[g]un control' actually (and historically) means letting government, whether benign or ruthlessly evil, disarm certain sectors of society a ... More >>
Pic by Chad GriffithMobb Deep rapper Prodigy was released from prison yesterday after serving three and a half years on a gun-possession charge. During that time, the voluble emcee used his Internet access and old-school pen-and-paper interview privileges to hip the world to his theories on s ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent.
Julia Kent wrenches swirling, atmospheric symphonies from a cello, her hard-working loop pedal, and an always-mesmerizing arsenal of intimate field recordings. Her last album, Delay, placed her swee ... More >>
Delmonico's as it looks today. The columns on either side of the door are said to come from Pompeii.The modern restaurant as we know it was invented in 1831 south of Wall Street at Delmonico's, based on Swiss and French models. The previous sort of establishment was usually a hotel dining roo ... More >>
President Obama doesn't make the list--the word is still out--though he seems to be showing promising enthusiasm for this peach. (credit: Democratic National Committee)
It's too early to predict whether Barack Obama is going to be one of our greatest foodie presidents, though the signs are g ... More >>
Last week, we learned that the Library of Congress was archiving every single public Tweet since the dawn of Twitter in their National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program. The Twitterverse, while largely pleased that its words were going to be immortalized by the U.S. Govern ... More >>
The Library of Congress announced this morning that it has acquired the complete archives of Twitter and all the brilliant insights therein. That's every single Tweet, regardless of relevance or potential usefulness. Yup, even yours. Now future generations can learn how #youknowitsarecession and po ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Brian Merlis, Brooklynpix.comThe saga of the last surviving Brooklyn ballpark wall just keeps getting murkier and murkier. The latest news: Con Ed, which since the 1920s has owned the Gowanus property that once was a series of ballparks named Washington Park, tells the Voice ... More >>