| Jan 31, 2013
Q: Making meatballs for dinner. Should I fry, roast, or braise?
A: I prefer not to roast, fry or bake. Often, I don't brown my meatballs at all. Instead, I cook them directly in a bubbling sauce for about half an hour until they're soft and succulent....
| Feb 1, 2013
| 4:55 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Ed Koch's favorite moment as mayor of New York City, fittingly, involved yelling.
Suddenly inspired to do something brash about the rare transit strike that crippled the city in 1980, he strode down to the Brooklyn Bridge to...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 4:27 PM
I lived in Manhattan when Ed Koch was running it in the 1980s. I met the mayor, who died Friday, a dozen times but not at fundraisers, book parties or political conventions.
I was putting myself through graduate school and working two part-time jobs. I...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 10:01 PM
How fitting that Richard Blanco chose the sun.
A 44-year-old poet raised in Miami, the first Cuban-American and the first openly gay person ever to deliver a presidential inauguration poem, he used the earth star to frame his composition, "One Today,"...
| Jan 26, 2013
| 10:14 AM
Oscar-winner Christopher Walken will talk about his life and career in "A Conversation with Christopher Walken" on Sunday, Feb. 17, at noon at Stratford's Scottish Rite Theatre, (formerly the Stratford Movie Theater), 2422 Main St..
This is the...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Helen Hanft, the comedic actress who became a favorite of such writer-directors as Woody Allen, Paul Mazursky and Tom Eyen, died of intestinal complications on May 30 in New York. She was 79.
Born in the Bronx on April 3, 1934, she attended the High...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 7:00 AM
NEW YORK — If you were to incarnate the spirit of Broadway — the talent, the showmanship, the stamina for roller coaster rides — Nathan Lane would likely be your man.
A first banana with the most hilarious holler since Lou Costello's...
| May 29, 2013
| 2:05 PM
found at: Memorial Day Parade in Sharon
Favorite movie? Dumb & Dumber
If you could live anywhere else, where would that be? I am living in Sunnyside, Queens but would love to live in Greenwich Village again....
| May 29, 2013
| 11:23 AM
Underrated yet influential jazz pianist Mulgrew Miller died in Allentown, Pa., on Wednesday after suffering a stroke. He was 57.
A member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers in the 1980s as well as a sideman to Tony Williams, Wallace Roney, Kenny Garrett...
| Jun 2, 2013
City of Bones: Movie Tie-In
The Mortal Instruments
Simon & Schuster, $14.99 ages 14 and up
Soon to be a blockbuster movie, this young adult saga revolves around 15-year-old Clary Fray, who witnesses a murder and then is drawn into...
| May 26, 2013
NEW YORK — Your $400 date at Carbone doesn't begin with anything fancy. No caviar, no foie gras.
Instead, your waiter appears in a red Zac Posen tuxedo, looking and sounding like Joe Pesci in "My Cousin Vinny." He pierces a chunk of parmesan...