| Dec 26, 2011
When Bob Hare opened his Hermosa Beach coffeehouse in 1958, he called it the Insomniac because it was open until 3 a.m.
He brewed his coffee in a 300-pound dry-cleaning boiler and served it to such high-profile members of the Beat Generation as Allen...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 12:59 PM
I wasn't sure what to expect when I stepped into the Bravo Clubhouse, home of the “Real Housewives” franchise, but I knew there would be cocktails.
The clubhouse, near Greenwich Village in New York City, is where host Andy Cohen typically...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 7:25 AM
Mohegan Sun announced this morning that Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Van Halen, fresh off a club gig at Cafe Wha? in Greenwich Village, will play at their venue on March 3 at 8 p.m.
Tickets range between $110-$140 (ouch) and go on sale Saturday,...
| Oct 9, 2012
Q: I really did enjoy everyone celebrating Julia Child's birthday. But, I do remember another chef that was on television before her, James Beard. I remember seeing his cooking shows and I guess there are no tapes or films that were saved, or maybe...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 4:33 PM
The xx: With their sparse arrangements, Jamie Smith’s sinuous rhythms, and the haunting dialogues between Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim, the U.K. trio makes a virtue of playing as few notes as possible, 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Congress Theater,...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 12:11 PM
America’s passion for fine food took a huge leap forward in the 20th century through the work of two special cooks, Julia Child and James Beard.
Child has gotten her due of late with the 2009 film, “Julie & Julia,” and a recent WHRO-...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 6:51 AM
Hurricane Sandy may have left the area, but her effects are still being felt in the tri-state area. Here are some helpful resources and tips to keep in mind:
NEED TO KNOW
Gov. Cuomo announced Thursday that, starting Friday, New Yorkers whose homes or...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 7:00 AM
The economic damage wrought by Sandy’s rampage through the East Coast now might encompass candy sales, costume purchases and holiday event planners as the storm shuts down Halloween celebrations along its path.
For the first time in 39 years, the...
| May 1, 2012
| 2:39 PM
Occupy Wall Street protesters took to the streets Tuesday as several groups set up shop outside city banks and other businesses to mark International Workers Day, or better known as "May Day."
Among the locations demonstrators targeted were the...
| May 7, 2012
| 11:06 AM
Save the Robots
May 11, 7 p.m. at The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal St., Greenwich Village, NYC, https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/912773.
Ed Katz, out of Westport, wants to make the world safer for rock musicals. A few years ago, the 50something...
| May 9, 2012
| 5:45 AM
Listen, Whitey!: The Sights and Sounds of Black Power 1965-1975
By Pat Thomas (Fantagraphics), 192 pages, $39.99.
Without the rich cultural heritage of African-Americans, life in the U.S. would resemble Rachel Carson Silent Spring: A dead zone, the...