Over the weekend, The New York Times paid tribute in print to Anthony Shadid, the gifted foreign correspondent who died last week while on a reporting trip to Syria.
Mr. Shadid’s final article, about Islamic intellectual Said Ferjani and democracy’s footold in Tunisia, ran on the front page on Saturday.
Its lede is a Read More
The dish: Turkey Leg Sandwich
Where to get it: Henry Public (Henry & Atlantic, Brooklyn)
Best enjoyed with: Sauvignon Blanc
When I asked Matt Dawson, co-owner of Henry Public, about his Turkey Leg Sandwich, he was silent for a moment and it occurred to me that perhaps I’d been pegged as a rival Read More
dollars and cents
After looking through some financial disclosure forms it obtained from the Conflict of Interest Board, the Times reports how much city money politicians spent last year on international travel. Brooklyn borough president Marty Markowitz took two trips, whose prices both fell somewhere in the tantalizing gulf between $5,000 and $39,999.
It took him four Read More
ISTANBUL, July 29—Two nights after devastating terrorist bombs exploded on its popular pedestrian shopping block, the neighborhood of Gungoren swarmed with people: old and young men repaired the shattered windows of a clothing shop under the blank, watchful eyes of naked mannequins; women in head scarves shared ice cream next to women in sundresses; shop Read More
Here’s part of a release I just received:
Results of a Quinnipiac University poll of American voters, asking which of the 2008 presidential hopefuls they would most like to share Thanksgiving dinner with, will be sent to the media Tuesday, 9 A.M.
Freud adored his mother, but I wonder what he would feel about naming a restaurant after her. I can’t imagine what he would think of this restaurant, which has opened in midtown Manhattan next door to the Dream Hotel.
The décor suffers from multiple-personality disorder. The dining rooms, on two levels connected by archways, are Read More
What to do when the city has zoned your dining space as a garden? Put up a tent. Hence the loopy-sounding name of this new Nolita restaurant, where the ceiling is a removable canvas roof, suavely hung with copper-colored silk.
InTent is the first downtown venture of pastry wizard François Payard, whose patisserie, Payard Bistro, Read More
Don’t shoot me-I’m only the window dresser. Every year, standing on the sidewalk directing the holiday window installation at Barneys on Madison Avenue, I am subject to the same verbal assaults: “Pur-leeeze don’t tell me these are your holiday windows!” “Huh! It gets earlier every year!” Etc.
For an entire week-this is how long it Read More
The 9/11 commission’s 500-plus-page report is filled with
suggestions on how to reorganize the nation’s defenses against sneak attacks.
So great and so positive has been the reaction to this latest offering that
Congress is getting off the dime and cutting short one of its interminable
vacations to consider acting on its recommendations.
Part Read More
America’s war planners were presented last week with three developments that would seem to call for radical modification or postponement of any military action against Iraq. But in fact these events-the defection of our presumed ally Turkey, the capture of an important Al Qaeda leader and a long-overdue concession on weapons verification by Saddam Hussein-only Read More