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Wine and Dessert: How to Properly Pair

For more food drink and travel videos visit Desserts at the end of the meal are typically paired with a sweet dessert wine or a liquor of some kind. But what if you want to keep drinking wine? What pairs perfectly...Show More Summary

On the Culture Front: Bjork With Orchestra, Small Mouth Sounds and More

Since I last wrote this column, one of my favorite bars and dinning experiences in the east village, Jimmy's No. 43, has had to temporarily close due to the massive fire on Second Avenue the other week that demolished three buildings and nearly missed what has become a central hub in New York's craft beer movement. Show More Summary

The Best Date Spot Near Every Manhattan Subway Stop

By: Meagan Drillinger Credit: Jennifer Bui/Thrillist If you've dated in NYC, you've inevitably dealt with the pressure of choosing the spot (SO MUCH PRESSURE!). Your choices have either made you a hero, or sent you home horny and alone. Show More Summary

A Gorgeous West Village Hideaway

Photographers Joy Sohn and Oberto Gili bring a touch of the European countryside to their West Village hideaway. Global Village Three years ago, after moving into the West Village town house where her fiancé, Oberto Gili, has resided for the past 20 years, Joy Sohn had an epiphany. Show More Summary

First Nighter: Tracey Scott Wilson's 'Buzzer' Fizzles; 'Clinton the Musical' Frazzles

As Tracey Scott Wilson's Buzzer gets underway at the Public, Jackson (Grantham Coleman) introduces himself to the audience as a thriving young wrong-side-of-the-tracks lawyer whose credits include Exeter, Harvard and Harvard Law School. Show More Summary

America's 50 Best French Fries

We searched high and low throughout the country, and here are the best French fries in America in 2015. French fries can be found on restaurant menus all over America, from the smallest take-away shack to the grand bastions of fine dining. Show More Summary

CultureZohn: An Electric, Kandy-Kolored Witch's House

We are still technically both in the periods of Easter and Passover so though I am a bit late due to the distractions of grander constructions, Seders, and the Easter Parade, I feel entirely justified in recommending scooping up this...Show More Summary

Overcoming a Devastating Loss to Live Again

It was around 5:30 a.m. that unforgettable morning in December 2004 at Guam International Airport when I laid eyes on him for the first time. "Why did he keep getting up and walking around?" I wondered to myself. After the terminal began...Show More Summary

'Boycott, Divest and Sanction:' a Jewish Conundrum

Demonstration in front of UJA Headquarters, 139 East 59th Street, NYC, April 8, 2014 On a late Tuesday afternoon, April 8, 2014, I attended a rally sponsored by the JCC protesting UJA's inclusion of "extremist anti-Israel organizations" to march in the Celebrate Israel Parade on June 1 in NYC. Show More Summary

My Long Short Road to 50, in Gay Years

I was born in 1964, a year after Kennedy was shot, the last year of the Baby Boomers, and a year before Generation X. The Voting Rights Act was signed in 1965. I turned sixteen in 1980, the first year I had anal sex and a year before The Gay Disease hit the nightly news. Show More Summary

A Tuesday With Turlington and TOMS

(Photo Courtesy of Harper's Bazaar, September 1993) She was a famed face on the cover of fashion magazines in the 1990s and 2000s, but last Tuesday night it was apparent Christy Turlington-Burns has skillfully transitioned to becomeShow More Summary

The 33 Best Ramen Shops in America

By: Dan Gentile Ramen used to cost 10 cents. Now it costs a trained crew of culinary professionals several days of their lives watching broth boil. Like a pot of pork bones, ramen's popularity has been simmering for a long time. In the...Show More Summary

Slow Death of the Neighborhood Doctor

New York has another name to add to its endangered species list -- the individual family doctor. No one enjoys dealing with insurance companies, especially when you are trying to obtain coverage for a medical procedure. Spending hours on the phone, or going back and forth over bills or pre-authorization for a test, can make anyone's blood boil. Show More Summary

Outdoor Living in Manhattan

Could outdoor space make or break a purchase deal? Or make or break a city? As the warm weather approaches, the importance placed on outdoor space in New York City is on the rise. However, at just what cost does the summertime indulgence...Show More Summary

Let Them Eat Cake

How do adults play? How do the simple games of childhood factor into business, art, culture and human relationships? Those who can play best are often the most effective. Einstein said, "Play is the highest form of research." Those who...Show More Summary

On the 'A' w/Souleo: Hip-Hop's Past on Display in New Photo Exhibit

When photographer Joe Conzo reflects on hip-hop's early days one word comes to mind: innocence. During the late 1970s, he began to document the birth of hip-hop in New York City, prior to the culture becoming a global commercial force...Show More Summary

Governor Cuomo Started This War: Teachers and Parents, Let's Prepare For Battle

As a public education activist, who focuses most of my efforts on local school-based, student-centered reform, I have literally been sick to my stomach since the New York State Legislature approved a budget, complete with education "reforms" proposed by Gov. Show More Summary

New York's TBar Steak & Lounge Top Tier on the Upper East Side

As the Willie Nelson song goes, "Ain't it funny how time slips away?" I've known restaurateur Tony Fortuna for many years as one of the true gentlemen of the profession, so it was with surprise that upon hearing he owned TBar I realized...Show More Summary

What's the Difference Between a Good Donut and a Great One?

This week on The Sporkful a cross-country donut quest takes us from wacky Voodoo Doughnut and artisanal Blue Star Donuts in Portland to old school Peter Pan Donuts in Brooklyn. Along the way, I talk to donut eaters and bakers in hopes...Show More Summary

I Want to Debate the Governor of New York

I want to debate the Governor of New York. I've heard enough about teachers, this crying need for a better evaluation system and I guess I'm tired of listening to a guy who's never been in a public school classroom for ten months teaching kids, many of whom had no interest in learning. Show More Summary

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