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DOC: Restaurant Guide 2010

Food Reviews & Stories
6 pm-close Tuesday-Saturday. $$-$$$ Moderate-expensive. [ITALIANATE INTIMACY] The Italian anchor of Micah Camden’s restaurant relay race up Northeast 30th Avenue exudes a playful arrogance. Like a magician who shows you how a trick works, only to build to an even grander illusion, DOC’s layout plops the kitchen between the front door and the dining room.   More
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 CHRIS STAMM

Firehouse: Restaurant Guide 2010

Food Reviews & Stories
5-9 pm Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday. 5-10 pm Friday-Saturday. $$ Moderate. Firehouse has an ingenious way of rushing you through your salad course: On warm evenings, it throws the doors open to the elements, one of which is a mischievous wind that funnels through the dining room to lift shaved pecorino from your plate of romaine hearts with lemon-anchovy vinaigrette.   More
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 CHRIS STAMM

Ned Ludd: Restaurant Guide 2010

Food Reviews & Stories
Lunch 11 am-3 pm, dinner 5 pm-close Thursday-Monday. $$ Moderate. Ned Ludd’s country clutter and campfire fragrance inspire the loveliest wintry daydreams. Picture it: The mother of all blizzards blitzes the city as you sip an aperitif in the toasty dining room.    More
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 CHRIS STAMM

Lovely’s Fifty-Fifty: Restaurant Guide 2010

Food Reviews & Stories
5-10 pm Tuesday-Sunday. $$ Moderate.[PIZZA, ICE CREAM] Conceived by Lovely Hula Hands owners Sarah and Jane Minnick as a pizza-slinging sister restaurant, Lovely’s Fifty-Fifty opened last month next door to the shuttered space that made it all possible, and as you enter Fifty-Fifty for the fir   More
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 CHRIS STAMM

Where the Wild Things Were: Jackass 3-D Reviewed

Two days after WW printed an interview with Jackass' local hero Ehren McGhehey, a significant chunk of our culture staff took a long lunch to watch McGhehey and his friends lose theirs. We were all very gratified. Chris Stamm did the reviewing honors.

Jackass 3-D

WW Criti...   More
Saturday, October 16, 2010 by CHRIS STAMM

The Old Railroad Bridge: My Soul to Take Reviewed

The things we do for you: Watching the new Wes Craven movie on a perfectly lovely Saturday afternoon. (It wasn't even raining that hard.)

My Soul to Take

WW Critic's Rating: 10 (out of 100)

It's been 16 years since the Riverton Ripper capped his killing spree by eviscerating his wife and either dying in or escaping from a burning ambulance down by the river, over wh...   More
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 by CHRIS STAMM

The Cremaster Cycle

Great art can lift your testicles.

Movie Reviews & Stories
With a snail trail of Vaseline in the wake of his wickedly chiseled frame, Matthew Barney squirmed free of the art world’s voracious embrace and slithered into popular awareness in 2002, with th ...   More
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 CHRIS STAMM

Tao Lin Richard Yates

The NYC lit instigator on dollars and cents.

Mention Tao Lin’s name in a crowd full of concerned readers and struggling writers and watch the room explode. Your dad probably hasn’t heard of him, but where Lin is known and read (or po ...   More
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 CHRIS STAMM

Cravings: Nachos

The delectable horror of chips and cheese.

Food Reviews & Stories
Like karaoke and group sex, nachos are best enjoyed buzzed if not outright blitzed, for the memory-burnishing properties of alcohol might, if you are lucky, mitigate that sour ache of regret and shame ...   More
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 CHRIS STAMM

TBA 2010: The Extreme Animals Sit Down.

Friday, Sept. 10 at the Works:

The Extreme Animals will, as advertised, sit down, but not before frontman Jacob Ciocci, standing, pacing, explains what will...   More
Saturday, September 11, 2010 by CHRIS STAMM

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