Art & Culture

  • The Only Four NYC Steakhouses You Need To Know

    December 27 2011 5:26 PM

    If you’re looking for a steak in New York, it’s not hard to find. Some of the best restaurants from around the world are in this city, and likewise, the steakhouses are superb. Whether you’re looking for a seared sirloin or a nice juicy cut of ribs, there’s a top-tier steakhouses that will fit the bill. While each steakhouses interior and preparation may be different, they’re each one of a kind.

  • Greatest Reunion Shows in Madison Square Garden History

    December 27 2011 3:13 PM

    Van Halen is back, and this time, the band will be fronted by David Lee Roth. With the official Van Halen Reunion Tour announced, we decided to take a look back at the best reunion shows in New York City history. What we found was that most of the greatest reunion shows of all time have appeared at The World's Most Famous Arena Madison Square Garden.

  • Greatest Reunion Shows in Madison Square Garden History

    December 27 2011 3:13 PM

    Van Halen is back, and this time, the band will be fronted by David Lee Roth. With the official Van Halen Reunion Tour announced, we decided to take a look back at the best reunion shows in New York City history. What we found was that most of the greatest reunion shows of all time have appeared at The World's Most Famous Arena Madison Square Garden.

  • From Dear Leader to Marilyn Monroe, defector mocks KimFrom Dear Leader to Marilyn Monroe, defector mocks Kim

    December 26 2011 8:22 PM

    Above the ballooning dress of Marilyn Monroe is the face of the late North Korean despot Kim Jong-il. A pigeon flies overhead and a feather lies nearby on the ground.

  • Rockefeller Center Skating Celebrated 75th Anniversary on Christmas Day

    December 23 2011 1:48 PM

    The famous Midtown ice pond, Rockefeller Center Skating Rink, will turn 75 on Christmas day. Since it was opened, the spot has been popular among New York City skaters as well as visitors from all over the world.

  • Ivanka Trump Rips Off Derek Lam Shoe Design, He Claims, Receives Cease-And-DesistIvanka Trump Rips Off Derek Lam Shoe Design, He Claims, Receives Cease-And-Desist

    December 22 2011 10:50 PM

    The New York City sweetheart Ivanka Trump has recently received a cease-and-desist letter sent from designer Derek Lam who claims the real estate heiress copied his shoe design.

  • 2011 New York Events That (Sort of) Shaped the Nation

    December 22 2011 5:21 PM

    The New York events that (somewhat) shaped the United States.

  • 2011 New York Events That (Sort of) Shaped the Nation

    December 22 2011 5:21 PM

    The New York events that (somewhat) shaped the United States.

  • Times Square Prepped for New Year’s Eve Celebration: The ‘2’ is Out, the Ball is Ready to Drop

    December 22 2011 12:37 PM

    New York City's Times Square has been prepped for the big New Year's celebration. The numeral 2 has been rolled and will soon replace the 1 currently on the 2011 sign. The big ball has been anointed with 32,256 Luxeon LEDs created by Philips. The celebration begins at 4 p.m. on December 31.

  • Wimpy Kid battles trademark-eating zombies in court

    December 21 2011 9:43 PM

    Greg Heffley had better take his vitamins and do some push-ups, because he's about to go up against a formidable foe indeed -- a zombie who bears an eerie likeness to him.

  • Alec Baldwin ‘Lost Appetite’ for 2013 NYC Mayor RaceAlec Baldwin ‘Lost Appetite’ for 2013 NYC Mayor Race

    December 21 2011 7:19 PM

    Alec Baldwin, the famous 30 Rock star, has said he's lost his appetite for running in the 2013 New York City mayoral race. Baldwin revealed the news on his biweekly podcast at WNYC. The actor had previously claimed he was going to quit his role as Jack Donaghy on NBC's hit comedy show 30 Rock in order to attend Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

  • My latest app-arition: Too many ‘App’ Platforms, Few Will Succeed

    December 21 2011 6:30 PM

    I've tried my best to embrace Spotify. Ever since news broke of its collaboration with Facebook, I've done my best to remain an active user. That's what Mark Zuckerberg wants. He envisions a world of seamless sharing on the internet. I know this because he said so at his F8 presentation, the annual Facebook developers' conference. But of course, Zuckerberg just wants more users on his company's app platform.

  • Free Ride author on Google, Hollywood and newspapers

    December 21 2011 3:41 AM

    For anyone who follows film, television, publishing and newspapers -- our culture industry -- Robert Levine, the former editor of Billboard and a New York Times alum, has written a must-read book.

  • Recipes of dead celebrities featured in new book

    December 20 2011 8:30 PM

    Comedian Frank DeCaro is best known for his stint on The Daily Show with John Stewart but the comedian and talk radio host is now dishing out recipes.

  • David Diamante Is the New Voice of the Nets

    December 20 2011 5:10 PM

    Dread-head David Diamante has been chosen as the voice of the New Jersey Nets. Diamante is best known as the baritone voice that's often used as an alternative to Michael Buffer at high-profile boxing matches on HBO and ESPN. The fifth-generation Brooklynite decided to audition for the Nets announcer in September. Last week, he got the job.

  • Is Kevin Ryan, CEO of Gilt Groupe, the King of Silicon Alley?

    December 20 2011 12:05 PM

    That's what Kevin Ryan, founder and CEO of Gilt Groupe, intended to do after leading DoubleClick, the online advertising platform, to a $1.1 billion sale as CEO of the company. And in the three years following that sale, from 2005-2007, he did exactly as he'd intended. But despite Ryan's previous entrepreneurial success, he never imagined that one of the five companies he'd start would change e-commerce forever. That groundbreaking company was Gilt Groupe, a members-only website orig...

  • Is Kevin Ryan, CEO of Gilt Groupe, the King of Silicon Alley?

    December 20 2011 12:05 PM

    That's what Kevin Ryan, founder and CEO of Gilt Groupe, intended to do after leading DoubleClick, the online advertising platform, to a $1.1 billion sale as CEO of the company. And in the three years following that sale, from 2005-2007, he did exactly as he'd intended. But despite Ryan's previous entrepreneurial success, he never imagined that one of the five companies he'd start would change e-commerce forever. That groundbreaking company was Gilt Groupe, a members-only website orig...

  • Crimes of New York: Graffiti of the City [Slideshow and Pictures]

    December 15 2011 12:35 PM

    A look at graffiti in New York and it's impact on urban culture.

  • Crimes of New York: Graffiti of the City [Slideshow and Pictures]

    December 15 2011 12:35 PM

    A look at graffiti in New York and it's impact on urban culture.

  • Liz Taylor Couture Soars to $2.6 Million at AuctionLiz Taylor Couture Soars to $2.6 Million at Auction

    December 15 2011 2:17 AM

    One of actress Elizabeth Taylor's Dior evening gowns sold for $362,500, boosting the total for the auction of her haute couture to $2.6 million at Christie's.