The New York State Republican Party put out its post-election memo over the weekend and -- after blaming President Obama for the ills of the world (and the NYS GOP) -- Chairman Ed Cox echoed what political experts have been saying since Tuesday (and we've been saying for the last five years): Republ ... More >>
Robert Sietsema says that the food at Potlikker has an improvised quality and that the dishes come out a bit inconsistent: "My biggest complaint is that there's no actual potlikker on the menu, as the name of the place promises. Swabbed with a savory version of the Dutch pancake, and sided with plen ... More >>
The discogs.com entry for Melissa F. Clarke is mercilessly brief, and with good reason. This New York-based sound artist doesn't go in for headphone music; she crafts immersive, science-fueled audio/visual experiences that demand observation of the interplay between images and sonics, like the haunt ... More >>
Bullying, both on- and offline, has been hitting headlines lately. The trial conviction of Dharun Ravi, the Rutgers student who webcam-ed his homosexual roommate Tyler Clementi, has developed into a major story about the horrors of pressured teasing. The documentary Bully dug deep into the ... More >>
Kitty Lambert (left) with fiancé Cheryle RuddOn Monday, we reported that Kitty Lambert and her fiancé Cheryle Rudd will be the first same-sex couple to wed in New York State. The grandmothers of 12 will tie the knot before a crowd of thousands, in front of the specially rainbow lit Niagara ... More >>
Christopher Lee, a Republican representative from New York, is in hot (sexy) water today after Gawker posted the story of a woman who claims Lee sent her a bevy of flirty emails and a shirtless photo after she posted a dating ad on Craigslist. "Will someone prove to me not all CL men look lik ... More >>
Sometimes it's really tough to figure out what's news in New York. Everywhere in America, and on every national cable channel, it's Tea Party talk all the time.
Carl Paladino runs for governor as if he's a Tea Partier and knocks off the ballot the only candidate to actually file petition ... More >>
Hasn't America already doled out a terrible hand to the Indians already without trying to make them a part of their eugenics and assimilation? Apparently not. Today, the Seneca Nation Indians have to fight off New York State from taxing cigarette purchases made by non-Indians on their reserva ... More >>
Steve Rattner, the financier and Democratic fundraiser who served in 2009 as President Obama's car czar, takes some guarded shots at New York's political elite in his yet-to-be-released book, Overhaul.
He paints himself as a victim in the ongoing Securities & Exchange Commission investigati ... More >>
America, for this one, you suck.Earlier today, a bunch of kids were arrested in Western New York for driving by a mosque, screaming obscenities, honking their horns, and shooting a shotgun into the ground. Why? Because they're dumb fucking hicks, is why. And they're the reason America apparen ... More >>
RiceIt sounds like an exotic Sandra Lee recipe: pigeon and rice.
Lee is the Andrew Cuomo gal pal who took time off from her Food Network on-camera cooking duties to appear with him at his gubernatorial announcement and was famously asked by Roseanna Scotto recently on Fox Five when Andrew wo ... More >>
Being a true Tea Party partisan means never having to say you're sorry, and yesterday Carl Paladino, the Buffalo real estate titan who would be governor, lived up to the code.
At a press conference in the Finger Lakes, Paladino refused to disown a torrent of e-mails that a western New York we ... More >>
A new study reveals that half of American kids will live in households receiving food stamps before age 20. One in five will live on food stamps for years, while a number of kids will live in families who have to turn to food stamps during a short-term crisis.
Spoiled meat alert ... More >>
Our politicians haven't been achieving much legislatively, but they're very busy with web development. The New York state senate has unleashed a new website devoted, they say, to "the best communication though all our social networks of any state legislature in the country." What this means is pro ... More >>
When Jack Kemp -- the former Buffalo Bills star, Congressman, HUD Secretary, and Republican Vice Presidential candidate, who died of cancer this weekend -- was derided at a function as a mere football player, his daughter retorted, "My daddy wasn't a football player: He was a quarterback." Kemp wa ... More >>
Bravo announced the chef'testants slated to compete in the upcoming Top Chef spinoff, Top Chef Masters, which include New Yorkers Wylie Dufresne, Anita Lo, Nils Noren, Christopher Lee and Jonathan Waxman.
Christian Delouvrier of La Goulue in Bal Harbour, Miami and previously of Alain Ducas ... More >>
No, the damn budget still hasn't been passed. Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, who walked her walking pneumonia into the chamber to applause yesterday, had to go back to the hospital, which killed the Democrats' advantage. She and her medics are expected back today.
Meanwhile the complaints against t ... More >>
Only five out of 40 foods can be traced all the way through the supply chain, according to investigators from the Health and Human Services office. The faulty system could undermine our ability to solve a disease outbreak or bioterrorism attack.
[AP via Google]
The Agriculture Department will dole ... More >>
We know you're getting tired of hearing it, but knowledge is power, they tell us, so be aware that the state Department of Labor just put out new figures and guess what, everything's worse. New York City's unemployment rose from 6.9 in January to 8.1 in February. We seem to be tracking the national ... More >>
Since getting Ingenix and UnitedHealth Group to pony up for an independent rate database so health insurance customers won't get fleeced on out-of-network costs, attorney general Andrew Cuomo has been shaking down the rest of the insurance industry. This month he's gotten more than half a million fr ... More >>