First, they took the Internet; then they set their sights on Manhattan. Welcome your new feline overlords to New York City, humans. The cats have infiltrated the Lower East Side, and planted their flag at 168 Bowery. They are luring New Yorkers inside with the promise of free cappuccinos, snacks, ... More >>
By Hannah Palmer Egan On a recent Tuesday, Sunday Wright sits at a table at the back of Goodbye Blue Monday. The room is dark: lit with colored bulbs, brick-a-brack and the afternoon glow of 10 or so day-drinkers, conversation keeps to a quiet lull as warm notes of jazz noodle through the air. Late ... More >>
An exacting and purposeful choral collage, complete with beers
No. 70: Smoked whitefish from Bear
In his memoir, Mort Zachter remembers his grandparents' East Village bakery as a chaotic little shop, cluttered with breads and pastries. The kind of place where a health inspector might find a box of kitty litter, but could always be bribed with an excellent seven-layer cake to look the other way. ... More >>
In a couple of weeks, the biggest, gaudiest, gayest and easily the most-watched televised music event in the world will unfold, this year from Baku, Azerbaijan, and once again Americans will be almost completely oblivious to it. We're talking, of course, about the Eurovision Song Contest, which sta ... More >>
TV interviewing legend Larry King gets a Friars tribute Monday night at the Sheraton. In anticipation of that glittery gala, I turned the tables and gave Larry a grilling. Here's part two of our chat. Me: Hey, Larry. You're doing TV specials these days. What else?
Kary Laskin of Brooklyn Republic VodkaSmall batch spirits are cropping up everywhere these days. The latest is Brooklyn Republic Vodka, made right in -- you guessed it -- Brooklyn (!) by vodka enthusiast Gary Shokin, his partner, Mark Krupkin, and daughter, Kary Laskin. Like bagel-bakers and ... More >>
Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi keeps a fleet of personal nurses sometimes referred to as his "harem." As his country comes under attack from dissenting protesters and allied forces including the United States, Gaddafi has lost a few of his closest allies, namely the medical ones, with Oksana ... More >>
Last week Japan was hit by earthquake, tsunami, and volcano. As the country tries to come back from this series of disasters, donations are pouring in from world citizens. Rightbloggers are doing their part, too. They're using the catastrophe as a teachable moment to explain that Obama sucks, glob ... More >>
No explanation necessary. These works speak for themselves.
When the film version of Julie & Julia hit screens in August, Little, Brown, the publishers of Julie Powell's second book, Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat and Obsession, announced that its release would be pushed back to December. According to Little Brown, the delay had nothing to do wit ... More >>
photo: Mike MarvinSad news out of the East Village today. Stefan Lutak, the longtime proprietor of the Holiday Cocktail Lounge, has passed away. Born in Ukraine in 1920, Lutak fought with the Soviet Army in World War II and came to New York by boat in 1949. In 1965, he and his wife opened the Holida ... More >>
Ari Folman, an Israeli filmmaker, takes on his country's Vietnam
Looking back on his first term
Sculptor Louise Nevelson-a quintessential modernist-gets her first major survey in nearly 30 years
It worked for me! Six steps for crashing George Bush's America in two weeks flat
The whole family lives together, paints together, and the birds fly high
Won't Anyone Make Him Get Out of the Driver's Seat?
CPJ Calls Hotel Palestine Deaths Avoidable
The Balance of Power Shifts Between America's Top Two Ballet Troupes
A Golda Meir Bio; Some Magical-Realist Orphans
Futile Dispatches and Illusory Havens
The Cleric and the Clerk Who Turned a Blind Eye
Dancers Create a Global Village in Manhattan
Hating Not Just Israel, but Jews
The Supreme Court Has Overturned a Ban on Virtual Child Pornography. Hot?
Lusting After a Precious Metal, the NHL Tarnishes Itself
Anthrax and Afghanistan Dominate the News, but Are We Getting the Full Picture?
Draft Resistance Grows in Israel
Benjamin Treuhaft Floats Pianos to Cuba
Photographs By Robin Holland
A court ruling this month brings the shadowy world of vanity publishing into the open