The Upper West Side’s Left Bank

Written by Andrey Slivka on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Water World What if one of the most stylish restaurants in Paris were an elaborate simulacrum of a generically American eatery? Maybe a Left Bank approximation of a Memphis barbecue place, complete with pulled pork sandwiches and Dixie beer on tap. Also plywood-paneled walls cluttered with phony VFW banners, George Wallace posters, Vols pennants, scuffed-up [&hellip
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Mr. Dana of The Sun

Written by William Bryk on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

The Sun was founded in 1833 by Benjamin Day, a 23-year-old printer. He produced a racy, sensational paper, focusing on "fires, theatrical performances, elephants escaping from the circus, women trampled by hogs." In August 1835 (as recounted in a recent issue of McSweeney’s), Day began a series of bogus articles recounting life on the moon [&hellip
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Autumn Looms; Downtown Restaurants Bloom

Written by None - Do not Delete on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Speaking of school, the eighth-grade chainsmokers who attend summer session at Marta Valle Model High School, at the corner of Norfolk and Stanton Sts., challenged us to a game of handball the other day. They beat our ass summarily and demanded a pack of Marlboro reds as victory booty. Loath to encourage bad habits, we [&hellip
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Smiling Serpent Hillary; East Timor as the Next Kosovo

Written by Taki on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

The Smiling Serpent If you thought comedy was dead, you obviously haven’t heard of Strobe Talbott, the State Dept.’s factotum where Russian affairs are concerned. The Strobe used to be a Time hack, a man who took, and continues to take, himself extremely seriously. The reason I find him so funny is simple. There is [&hellip
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