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Rosé-themed picnic and music fest Pinknic coming to Governors Island

The wine of summer is throwing an appropriately chill and stylish party on Governors Island. The first-ever Pinknic, a rosé-themed picnic and music festival for 16,000, will take place on the weekend ofJuly 9-10. It borrows some elements of Diner en Blanc — there's a...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 3:05pm

Anthony Bourdain and President Obama solve the world's problems over $6 noodles in Vietnam

When it comes to impressing an important dinner guest, the right venue is everything. And when you're globetrotting chef Anthony Bourdain, you know the best places don't have to be fussy, white-tablecloth affairs. Last night, Bourdain posted a photo of himself and President Barack Obama...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 12:42pm

Why Daniel Radcliffe isn't on social media, and probably never will be

Daniel Radcliffe just finished a stint off-Broadway in Privacy, a play about the dangers of living our lives publicly. But the 27-year-old star got that advice early. "I’m very lucky that I had a lot of people around me who encouraged me to actively try and work out who I was away...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 11:37am

Nick Offerman to talk shop at CraftBoston Friday

Manliest manly man Nick Offerman is in town to play Ignatius Reilly in the Huntington Theatre’s “The Confederacy of Dunces,” and will speak with fellow woodworking and breakfast enthusiasts at CraftBoston Holiday's Friday talk titled “Sawdust and Mirth." He'll...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 11:13am

Cutting back on salt could hurt your health

First they came for our large sodas; now, they’re back for the salt in our food. At least science was on their side the first time. Last week, a proposal was put forward in — where else — New York City to label any dishes on major restaurant chains’ menus that contain more...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:06pm

Eating too much sugar is worse for you than salt

Sugar, not salt, could put us at even greater risk of heart-related diseases, according to a new study out of Kansas City. For years, scientists have pointed to salt’s role in rising rates of cardiovascular issues, while the role of sugar has long been underestimated. “Approximately...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:01pm

At ceremony for fallen cop, widow's struggle continues

Just 30 minutes before a new mural honoring her late husband was unveiled on Monday, Maureen Faulkner was dealt a new blow. Faulkner, the widow of slain Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner, had learned that in California, the Oakland Unified School District will resurrect an optional...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 4:39pm

UPDATED: Celebrities accused of cultural appropriation

America is known as the melting pot — a place where cultures, religions and nationalities can fuse, trading customs and traditions and creating something all its own. That sharing gave us American treasures like football, hot dogs and apple pie. But borrowing from other cultures isn’t...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 12:24pm

Best parks and gardens to see NYC in full springtime bloom

No need to wait for April’s showers — there are plenty of blooms coming up to welcome spring. Here are the best places to see truly impressive flower displays around the city. April 1 is the official kickoff to cherry blossom season, but some of the sweet-smelling trees in...

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 11:11am

What's new in Coney Island for 2016

So much for the first day of spring. Last weekend’s random snow flurries canceled Coney Island’s planned opening ceremonies, but they’re making another go of it this Saturday, April 2. Among the festivities will be the annual Blessing of the Rides at Deno’s Wonder Wheel...

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 6:43pm

10 sexiest Prince lyrics that'll rev your little red Corvette

Prince departed this thing called life on Thursday, but he sure had a lot of fun during the 57 years he could indulge in the garden of earthly delights. (Sex. We mean sex.) Did any musician love women as much as Prince? His small frame was constantly brimming over with sexual energy,...

Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 6:36pm

Food pairings with Guinness, the beer of St. Patrick's Day

When it comes to actual St. Patrick’s Day traditions, Aaron Ridgeway is going to have to stop you at the color green. “There’s a bit of debate about it now,” says Ridgeway, who works at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin. “The color green is said to not be the original...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 2:08pm

Andrew WK preaches the 'healing joy' of partying

Stop trying to fit partying into your schedule. Stop dividing your life into categories. The party is already happening, all around you. Known for songs that overwhelmingly feature the word “party,” Andrew W.K. gets philosophical when asked to define it. “The pressure is that...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 1:23pm

E.L. James on ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’: ‘It’s all about fantasies’

As part of Metro's annual sex issue, we explore today's hottest trends both locally and nationally. For more of this year's theme — kink — check our 2012 sex poll and an interview with a New York City dominatrix. Writer Erika Leonard, better known as E.L. James, is a...

Friday, February 9, 2018 - 2:38pm

Crossword puzzle answers: January 30, 2017

ACROSS1 Muscle complaint 5 Fracas 10 Was very thrifty 14 Plant in a swamp 15 Storrs coll. 16 Prefix for dynamic 17 Heavy-rain phenom (2 wds.) 19 LP speeds 20 Part of CST 21 -- -- woodchuck would ... 22 Athens rival 24 U.K. native 25 Kimono accessory 26 Ill humor 29 Good buddies 33 Lobster...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 1:09pm

Stop eating lunch at your desk

 Don't all of these empty tables look sad? You should go outside for lunch. Credit: Wikimedia Commons What are you doing for lunch today? If you are like most workers, you'll be eating at your desk - which isn't much of a break from your day at all. Studies have shown that...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 11:47am

How does Jack die on ‘This Is Us?’

UPDATE: Death by Crockpot So how does Jack die on "This Is Us"? Well, if you tuned in this week, you would have been ugly crying extra hard after finding out more details surrounding Jack’s death: he was killed by a Crockpot. One minute you’re watching the Superbowl,...

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 11:04am

Why Semilla is NYC's best new restaurant

There’s a lot of iconic food in New York City; we’re used to ambitious decor, meat as both entree and garnish, and traditional dishes done right. But as the clean-eating trend shifts, restaurants have gone in the opposite direction: smaller, veggie-focused and innovative. And it...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 8:20pm

Why swearing is a sign of intelligence

People who curse more tend to have expanded vocabularies, according to a language study. “Speakers who use taboo words understand their general expressive content as well as nuanced distinctions,” psychologists Kristin Jay and Timothy Jay wrote in the Language Sciences journal....

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 11:39am

Fuku and the chicken sandwich that ate New York City

There’s an admirable democracy to New York City’s food scene. We wait months for the privilege of paying over $400 (per person) for dinner in the same city that spawned the fast-casual revolution. Just look at anytime Shake Shack offers a one-off burger. This time, however, the cows...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 1:43pm