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 >>
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 >>
Ari Folman, an Israeli filmmaker, takes on his country's Vietnam
Looking back on his first term
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
Apprentice hopefuls show their drive, street smarts, and audacity in the financial district
A Golda Meir Bio; Some Magical-Realist Orphans
Futile Dispatches and Illusory Havens
The Cleric and the Clerk Who Turned a Blind Eye
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?
The Missing and the Dead
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