Rom-coms used to be a cash cow --and wildly popular with audiences. What happened?
Valentine's Day is almost here. You're either exchanging heavy eye contact with your sweetheart and splurging on an overpriced prix fixe menu or you're fantasizing about couples like that getting food poisoning. Why let the epic pressure of the holiday get to you when you can be seduced by food? We ... More >>
OddFellows Ice Cream Co. (175 Kent Avenue, 347-599-0556) turns out innovative scoop after innovative scoop, but we've become particularly enamored of the seasonal special sundaes. This past summer, the shop offered a cornbread sundae with blueberries and bacon whipped cream. Now there's a pair of th ... More >>
Jesus Frankenchrist, here we go again! Sacramento cacopho-rap outfit Death Grips--whose music roughly approximates the sensation of ramming your head through a plaster wall while on bath salts and blue meth, then flailing around for 45 minutes (but with bassbeats!)--put a big hairy boner on the cove ... More >>
It's no understatement to say that this New Yorker would not be a New Yorker but for Nora Ephron. It's kind of bizarre, given how much my writing life has drifted from what first, in a roundabout way, brought me to New York City: the writing of Nora Ephron. Friends and readers who are familiar wit ... More >>
We're thinking of Nora Ephron, the food-loving screenwriter, journalist, essayist, and director who died yesterday at the age of 71.
viaUnless you've been living in a box, you're aware that the Oscars are tonight. While we won't be live-blogging the event like we did last year, we do have some hopes and anticipations for tonight's ceremony. So get in your gown (you do have one, don't you?), sit down in front of your laptop ... More >>
After freelance photographer Lauren Fleishman's grandfather died, she found a book next to his bed containing love letters written to her grandmother. "That inspired me to start seeking out couples that have been married for over 50 years," she told Runnin' Scared on the phone today. Fleishman has b ... More >>
viaIn what appears to be a case of Carrie Bradshaw-onomics, the New York Times reports that, even amid these current financial straits, Americans have been buying more things they don't actually need over the past year. But this doesn't mean anything is actually getting better in the economy ... More >>
When you go to a restaurant, are you the person who can't decide until five minutes after the waitress has come over to take your order? Do you constantly ask for substitutions or question the staff about the ingredients of every single dish? If so, you might fall into one of Zagat's seven most an ... More >>
Gianni Cionchi of FishTagWe recently had a bit of a When Harry Met Sally moment at FishTag. (You may have wanted to have what we were having.) While we were there, we couldn't help but notice the unusual way the menu is laid out, with suggested pairings printed right alongside apps and main c ... More >>
We'll have what he's having
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