| Mar 25, 2009
When I moved from Los Angeles to Manhattan, one of the first things I learned was that I had a lot to learn about pizza. One doesn't stand in line but on line; it's not "for here or to go" but "to stay or take away"; and don't order "a piece of pizza" --...
| Apr 1, 2009
Helen Levitt, who pioneered street photography in the United States in the 1930s, taking pictures of small, poignant dramas with the help of an inconspicuous Leica camera, died Sunday at her apartment in New York City. She was 95.
The cause was...
| Mar 5, 2009
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Dining deal: A small early bird menu offered 3 to 4:30 p.m. includes entree, side dish, vegetable, dessert and beverage for $9.99. A menu of more than...
| Sep 13, 2009
Morris Dickstein's "Dancing in the Dark" is not exactly the syncretic "Cultural History of the Great Depression" that its subtitle promises -- at best, the book treats inferentially the broad political and social trends of that desperate, crucial era. Let...
| Sep 6, 2009
" Vampires have quite the pop culture cachet," says the excellently named Cubby Freeze in Charlie Huston's blood-soaked "My Dead Body" (Del Rey: 302 pp., $14 paper), itself the last in a series of books that can be shoehorned -- along with the "Sookie...
| Aug 30, 2009
When Lester Glassner died of pancreatic cancer Aug. 9 in hospice care at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City at age 70, he left behind a major part of his life that he had spent nearly 50 years accumulating.
The one-time picture editor,...
| Aug 24, 2009
The kernel of Betsy Carter's third novel, "The Puzzle King," is a powerful bit of family lore that takes up no more than a paragraph of her 2002 memoir, "Nothing to Fall Back On": the story of the time, in 1936, that her mother's German-born American...
| Aug 16, 2009
New York City officials are preparing themselves for a possible anthrax attack.
The Department of Health conducted a drill Saturday to test the city's readiness to distribute antibiotics and vaccines to large numbers of New Yorkers at any given time....
| Aug 13, 2009
This city is crazy for cupcakes. There are cupcake classes and cupcake tours, lines down the block at cupcake bakeries, a cupcake tea at a five-star hotel, and a cupcake truck with 6,000 followers on Twitter.
Some date the cupcake craze to a "Sex and the...
| Aug 3, 2009
The Beautiful Life: TBL, Ashton Kutcher's new CW prime time drama starring Mischa Barton (The O.C.), Corbin Bleu (High School Musical) and supermodel Elle MacPherson, among others will be filming today in Astoria, Queens on 36th St. and 35th Ave.
| Aug 5, 2009
Here's another golden opportunity to spot some of your favorite CW stars in the city today.
If you're planning on being in Midtown this evening...drop by The Ziegfield Theater (West 54th Street Between 6th and 7th Avenue). Gossip Girl will be filming...