Overstuffed Desolation in the Grand Budapest Hotel by Joshua David Stein

Grand Budapest Hotel

Some artists are drawn to beginnings, to the spirited waters of hope, apprehension and expectation. Other artists are drawn to endings, to where the stream peters out, a hollow foggy with nostalgia, wistfulness and what the Japanese call mono-no-aware. Filmmaker Wes Anderson is an end-watcher. His new film, and one of his best, The Grand Budapest Hotel is a […]

Peter Pan Bakery Documentary Shows How Donuts Bring a Neighborhood Together by David Colon

Peter Pan Bakery Doc

Greenpoint has undergone massive changes, like so much of Brooklyn has, changing from quiet Polish enclave to the Vogue-endorsed Girls setting it is today. And while that’s meant a lot of displacement and gentrification, Peter Pan Bakery has been a constant in the neighborhood for 50 years. The donut shop/breakfast spot is a star attraction in Greenpoint, and its […]

From Epicurious: The Best Oscar Movie Menus by Lauren Salkeld

Best Pic Menus

Our annual Oscar movie menus are the ultimate intersection of food and film, and feature recipes and drinks inspired by each of the nine Best Picture nominees. This year, we’re cooking up spicy clams and “piccata of the gods” for American Hustle, outer space–themed dishes for Gravity, fruitcake and tea for Philomena, and an over-the-top menu that includes sushi, steak, lobster, […]

Oscars 2014 Food: Movie Cocktails that Leave Us Shaken and Stirred by Michelle Locke

Movie cocktails

James Bond without his martini? “The Big Lebowski” dude without his White Russian? Unthinkable. You won’t see any “Best Supporting Drink” in this year’s Academy Awards ceremonies, but cocktails play a major role in movies, serving as props, symbols and reflections of what’s going on behind the scenes. Recipes included with this story: Blood and Sand; Pink […]

Cherries [in Movies] Scare the Hell Out of Me by Anna Brand

Cherry Movies

When you think about cherries, you probably think about pie. Or maybe you think about sex — specifically, the time some girl tried to tie a cherry stem with her tongue, but then failed, and it was hilarious. You could be thinking about a Shirley Temple cocktail… but you probably aren’t, since it doesn’t have […]