Archive for September, 2009
British marathon star Paula Radcliffe will be trying to win her fourth New York City Marathon when she takes on a strong field in November.
The pianist James P. Johnson was born in 1894. He played his first gig when he was 8 years old at a bordello in his Jersey City neighborhood. The patroness sat him down at the keyboard and told him to keep his eyes to himself. She paid him 25 cents.
So begins the tale the jazz faithful tell about the birth of jazz piano playing: That it began with Johnson’s reinterpretation of the rollicking…
The politically conscious and pleasure-seeking sides of our current food obsession aren’t necessarily at odds–just ask Alice Waters.
But they do sometimes yield uncomfortable incongruities. Take today’s New York Times Dining section.
One of the page’s top stories (“Schools’ Toughest Test: Cooking”) describes the movement to replace reheating with actual cooking in New York’s public school cafeterias. That is, to produce foodie-approved free lunches in the sort of environment where uncooked meat is forbidden and “grape…