Comedian Mark Normand is an ever-present showman. He is always looking to dazzle his audience, real or imagined, whether performing a set at the Comedy Cellar, or slurping pancakes drenched in cheap syrup across from me during his interview. When he speaks, he sounds like a 1940's horse racing annou ... More >>
Throughout the middle part of the 20th century, comedians like Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Joan Rivers, Woody Allen, and Bill Cosby shared stage time with folk musicians, Beat poets, and activists in the basement bars and coffeehouses of Greenwich Village. The Improv Comedy Club, founded in 1963 i ... More >>
What I remember first is scanning my floor for any odd bits of my finger. The hardwood in my kitchen is roughly the same color as my flesh -- about a shade lighter than the corner of a Wheat Thin -- which didn't help matters.
Cocoa V bills itself as the city's first vegan chocolate and wine bar. The brainchild of Pamela Blackwell, who owns three locations of Blossom, a vegan restaurant and cafe, it opened two weeks ago on a stretch of Ninth Avenue populated by upscale housewares boutiques and decidedly non-vegan ... More >>
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