Monday, March 25, 2013

Tai Thai Thailand Home Cooking

Downtown at the border of the East Village and the LES is a little spot that has great Thai home cooking. The lunch special here is worth the walk, just remember to stop at the ATM because they only take cash. The small dinning area helps make this spot feel like home, if home was full of movie posters of Thai Action Films. This family run restaurant has great Curry! The food is so good it reminds one of the tasty Thai food on the West Coast in California. Their curries pop with lots of veggies and the pad thai is full of flavor. Call in orders for lunch and they will have everthing ready for pick up fast! So next time your tummy is craving for some Thai, head down to E. Houston for some Tai Thai Thailand Home Cooking. (78 E 1st St, New YorkNY 10009)

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Citizen Kane this Weekend at Midnight in the L.E.S.

In 1941 Orson Welles made his first feature film now considered by most as the greatest film ever made. The year this came out it was nominated for nine Academy Awards but failed to recoup its costs at the box office. The screenplay did win the Oscar for Herman Mankiewicz and Welles. Welles and RKO started a war because of "Kane" that would have a big effect on Welles and his Directing career. Forced to quickly finish films that the studio then added "happy endings" to without Welles consent lead to box office failure and little Directing jobs for Welles. His radio and acting careers did continue. Citizen Kane is a story of Charles Foster Kane a newspaper man with a large ego, a character based in part upon the American newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst. This great story is told through flashbacks that start and end with the elusive "Rosebud." When Welles was again given the Directors chair he made some more stand out films including "The Lady from Shanghai" '47 and "Touch of Evil" '58. Did Welles make his best film first? How does the story of the power hungry, motivated, obsessed Charles Foster Kane help tell the story of Orson Welles? Who or what was "Rosebud" to these two men one real and one fiction? Go down to the Sunshine Cinema this weekend at midnight and see if you can unravel the mystery.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Art in the City - Open and Opening!

Spring on its way with New Art Openings. This last Thursday The Christopher Henry Gallery had a reception for Allison Maletz's "Together." The work in this show uses the Myth of The American Nuclear Family to portray a dream like view in wotorcolor taken from photographs. The Artist uses her background as a Documentarian to change what the world still would see as ordinary. This New York Artist takes her past and makes it seem like our future. Showing through March 24th.
Also on Sunday The Sons of Israel have a Opening in Long Island City to show off seven talented Artist of different fields. In this show one will get a chance to see Art from all around the world. The reception is this Sunday on March 3, at 1pm - 5pm. Expect some music for your ears and to keep your eyes full with some Video Art. Featuring the work of Sara Smokler, Michal Novikov, Fred Libove, Maor , Betty-Ann Hogan, Annie Patt and Sal Cervantes.

The Christopher Henry Gallery:
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 11 – 6, Sunday 12 – 6, Monday and Tuesday by appointment. T: 212.244.6004, E:

Sons of Israel Opening:
3321 Crescent Street, Astoria, NY 11106