Madison Square Garden has been quiet—too quiet—since summer’s end. The world’s most famous arena is in the midst of what promises to be a glorious renovation, but something has been missing. With all due respect to hockey’s Rangers, the place hasn’t been the same without the Knicks.
Luckily, that’s about to change, and none too soon.
Season for giving
Sometimes the innoncent wisdom of a child says it all.
Ebook sales are up an astonishing 188 percent in 2010.
Sales of traditional paper books, meanwhile, are down 20 percent since 2008.
So before you ruin the holidays for your own nieces and nephews, watch the video below.
Digital sharing is digital caring y’all. Read More
There may be no definitive right amount to tip your doorman at Christmas time. Perhaps no more than $100 is advisable, some say, but others obviously give much more or much less. In some cases, residents give nothing at all.
With Christmas on the horizon, The New York Times polled a cross-section of Read More
Tis The Season
The syrupy sweetness of most Christmas movies can move even the cheeriest among us to a Grinch-like fit of cynicism.
But over the years, Hollywood been gracious enough to place a few truly un-Christmassy lumps of coal under the cinematic tree as an antidote to all that sentiment.
For those choking on sugarplums, then, we Read More
Like all liquor lovers of fine palate and taste, Frank Bruni does not like eggnog.
“It’s a dessert in drink drag, a single-cup, multi-egg sleigh ride to feeling overstuffed and overwhelmed right at the start of a party, when an unimaginative host foists it upon you — ‘we have eggnog!’ — in place of a Read More
ROUND 'EM UP
It’s been a hard week for the pathologically self-involved. In a cruel and obsessive-compulsive burst of house cleaning, the American Psychiatric Association announced the elimination of five perfectly good mental disorders for the next edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. But while the loss of schizoid, paranoid, dependent and histrionic disorders are causing some Read More
- No aspiring Oliver Twists in New York, it seems, as pickpockets are now a dying breed. That said, if you get drunk and pass out on the train, don’t expect to wake up with your iPod.
- Remember when we said that thing about the Kardashians shirking their party responsibilities? Well, Read More
Lit agent David Vigliano is out with a proposal for a Clay Aiken book based on the American Idol star’s 2006 Christmas special.
“He’s got a very strong Christian audience, primarily because he’s from the South, and that’s an audience that seems to respond to Christmas stories,” said Mr. Vigliano. “He also had the Read More
The $400 rebate checks wouldn’t reach home owners in time for Christmas, said City Council Speaker Christine Quinn.
“Just numerically, it is not possible for these checks to arrive before Christmas, even if they were sent out, you know, today, it’s just not possible,” said Quinn in a scrum with reporters in City Hall. She Read More
As much as we write about pop culture here, we also appreciate the classics, so it’s always refreshing when a press release like the one we received earlier today from Read More