| Mar 21, 2012
| 3:16 PM
Long after that old devil Max McLean had left town, the sign for his hit show "The Screwtape Letters" remained affixed to the marquee of the Mercury Theater on Chicago's North Side. If you walked or drove down Southport Avenue last year, you saw the...
| Mar 24, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Are there no limits on government's power, no places where it cannot go?
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a former (thankfully) Republican, has decided to limit food donations to city charities, including homeless shelters, because the government...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 8:33 AM
The Off-Broadway hit "Freud's Last Session" is headed to Chicago this spring with its original New York cast attached.
Mark St. Germain's play, which imagines a meeting between Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis wherein the two great thinkers spar over love,...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Let me tell you about the worst thing I ever did to my son. When he was 4, I took him to a small basement apartment in a Manhattanbrownstone. I then paid a man to give my son an intelligence test.
The test was an attempt to deliver my son from the...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 7:24 AM
An Upper West Side neighborhood is in shock today after cops say a nanny killed two young children and tried to commit suicide.
"It's about the worst you can imagine" said police spokesman Paul Browne at the scene of the grisly incident one West 75th...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 7:04 PM
We're learning a bit more about what may've lead to the stabbing deaths of two children, who police say, met their gruesome ends at the hands of their trusted nanny on the Upper West Side.
Family and friends hinted that, Yoselyn Ortega, 50, may've...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 10:08 PM
A New York nanny was charged with murder on Saturday, nine days after a brother and sister were found fatally stabbed in a bathtub in their family's Manhattan apartment, police said.
Yoselyn Ortega, 50, was arrested and charged with first- and second-...
| May 4, 2012
Each week we tell viewers what they can get for free. This week's free list: 1) Free Ice Cream 2) Free Comic Book Day 3) Free Sichuan tastings from Legend Bar and Restaurant
Red Tricycle "Ice Cream Truck" Tour to Stop at Make Meaning's UES & UWS...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 8:52 AM
Woody Allen's Manhattan movies, particularly "Hannah and Her Sisters" (1986) inhabit the same liberal, Jewish, Upper West Side life as Marco Roth's affecting memoir "The Scientists," which evokes that world of intellectuals, Oriental rugs and a postwar...
| May 14, 2012
| 11:24 AM
1) Crumbs Bake Shop
Talk about timing! In 2003, Mia and Jason Bauer opened the first Crumbs Bake Shop on the Upper West Side. A few years later, cupcakes became an item of foodie interest for the first time, and Crumbs had a full selection of artisan...