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Shilling For Swedish Vodkas With Cee Lo Green And The Lonely Island

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tony Sachs

Who's not a fan of good marketing gimmicks? So when Absolut and RÖKK Vodka wanted to show me how they're hawking their wares this holiday season, I figured, what the hell.

Fran Lebowitz goes Public

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

She speaks truth to power - or at least to silly pretension - with aplomb and fearlessness. Mice, however, are another matter for Fran Lebowitz. It'...

CFDA and Lexus Honor Eco Fashion Designers Costello Tagliapietra, Pean, and Cornejo

Starre Vartan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Starre Vartan

The best part about the fete hosted by Lexus Hybrid Living and the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) last week wasn't the gorgeous peop...

Memory Persists on the Lower East Side (PHOTOS)

Tom Johansmeyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Tom Johansmeyer

Ahron Weiner has brought a stunning artistic creation to the Stanton Street Shul on the Lower East Side. Memorial Wall, a walk through Jewish history, consists of 60 individual photographs spanning 35 feet.

Movie Review: Morning Glory

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Morning Glory is a romantic comedy in all the ways that matter except the most important: It rarely provides the humor it promises. It's like a soufflé that never rises.

Simple Life Manhattan: A 90-Square-Foot Microstudio (Video)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kirsten Dirksen

While the average American is still living relatively large, there is a growing group of Tiny House People who are choosing to live in trailers, RVs, yurts, boats and very small houses.

10 Amazing Hot Dogs from Around the World (PHOTOS)

Tom Johansmeyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Tom Johansmeyer

Who has the best hot dog? It's always a tough call. I have fond memories of an oversized stand in Tong Du Chon, South Korea, where I stopped on many a...

A Salute to the Everyday Marathoners in Our Midst

Tasha Gordon-Solmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tasha Gordon-Solmon

As a respectably athletic 20-something Manhattanite, I don't like to run around the block, unless it's in pursuit of a truck selling things that are deep-fried.

Leave Your Children Alone!

Steve Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Steve Nelson

While the nation gnashes its teeth waiting for Superman to visit failing schools we may be doing a more grave disservice to the kids who seem to be succeeding.

REPORT: Manhattan Is So Loud It's Killing You | BILL SANDERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

You've got to shout to be heard in this town -- and it's killing us. Noise in 98 percent of Manhattan's public space exceeds healthy levels, says a s...

Twenty Incredibly Serious Minutes With Kristen Stewart

Graham Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Graham Fuller

"You can't always lose yourself" in a role, says the 20-year-old Stewart, "although that's when it's at its best. I don't have a lot of control over it because I'm not really the best technical actor."

Sankai Juku (studio by the mountain and the sea)

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jack Schimmelman

used by permission of Sankai Juku In 1975 I was sitting in the balcony of the Elgin Theatre one electric Manhattan midnight watching through the ha...

Small Businesses: The Heart Of Our Communities

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Diane Sawyer of ABC World News Tonight recently returned to her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky to see how it has been faring during the economic dow...

The View from Room 911

Melanie Nayer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Melanie Nayer

It's not uncommon to skip floor 13 in buildings; should hotels with direct views of Ground Zero avoid room 911? Would it be so drastic to go from room 910 to 912? Would guests really notice?

Explosives Found At Second Avenue Cemetery, Say NYPD

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A caretaker doing gardening work at a historic cemetery dug up a plastic garbage bag containing military-grade explosives last year a...

ARCHITECTURE: $100 Million Allocated For Frank Gehry Designed Ground Zero Arts Center

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

After substantial delays and doubts about the project's realization, plans to construct Frank Gehry's Performing Arts Center on the site of Ground Zer...

FBI Seizes John Lennon's Fingerprints In NYC

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The FBI has seized a set of John Lennon's fingerprints from a Manhattan memorabilia shop. U.S. agents removed the item on Wednesday ...

First Guantanamo Trial in New York City: So Not Scary

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Daphne Eviatar

The first trial of a former Guantanamo detainee in a U.S. federal court began in New York City this week. Liz Cheney and Co. were bizarrely quiet about this trial.

Before Starbucks There Was Chock Full o'Nuts

Jordana Zizmor | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jordana Zizmor

You can eat all the datenut and cream cheese sandwiches you want but that won't change the fact that things are just not the way they use to be.

Mapping Race in New York City

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

2010-09-24-racepull.jpgA map of New York City by race and ethnicity suggests that perhaps the place isn't quite the melting pot that it is claimed to be.

Tadeusz Sudol: An Eye for the Roosevelt Island Tram

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jim Luce

Tadeusz Sudol is a renowned architect working with a prestigious Manhattan firm. He also presides over his local art gallery, RIVAA. Above and beyon...

Polarization - When We're Threatened We Circle The Wagons

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Ropeik

A threat to the tribe is a threat to us individually, at the most profound level. We social human animals have evolved to depend on our tribes, literally for our survival.

"What the He'll?"

One For The Table | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
One For The Table

Yes, it feels good to vent with the tip of my finger. Only trouble is, I have the new iPhone and it doesn't believe in Hell.

How New York City Ruined My Ability to Get a Good Night's Sleep

Catherine A Pishal | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Catherine A Pishal

Well, if I fall asleep by one, I get six hours of sleep. That's not too bad... Okay, now it's two. If I fall asleep RIGHT NOW I can manage five hours. I can function on five hours.

Hate Crimes Are Just One Threat Facing New York City Cabbies

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

The daily hazards of the job pose a more systemic threat to the livelihoods, and often, the very lives, of cab drivers. Sharif's brutal encounter is the latest in a string of violent incidents involving cabbies.