Beautiful Creatures 2.5 stars Directed by Richard LaGravenese Starring Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert, Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, Emma Thompson Rated PG-13
"The Hunger Games" represents Hollywood's primary crack at capturing a sizable chunk of the young-adult market lost with the conclusion of the "Twilight" saga. But there are plenty of movie dollars to go around. So,... » more
Maybe you forgot it's Valentine's Day. Or maybe you just found a Valentine? Either way, these gifts are sure to please, and can be picked up at the last minute, by which we mean today!
Payard Patisserie's Valentine's Day treats Francois Payard's patisserie has delectable treats aplenty, but if you really want to make an impression, give your Valentine the Essence of Spring Macaron Collection,... » more
Registered dietitian Sharon Richter shared with amNewYork her tips on how to indulge, but not go overboard, this Valentine's Day.
1. Try individually wrapped chocolates. While there might be a bit more waste, you will be able to see exactly how much you've eaten, and be forced to experience it in a tangible, tactile way.
2. Choose chocolates made with "real ingredients." Candy... » more
Alice Englert has movies in her blood. The 18-year-old actress is the daughter of Oscar-winning director Jane Campion ("The Piano") and grew up around the world of high-end filmmaking.
So it's not a surprise that Englert, heretofore a virtual unknown, seems set for Hollywood stardom. If her lead role in "Beautiful Creatures," a new franchise geared toward occupying some... » more
From white to green, yellow to black, oolong to Pu-erh, tea is a staple of Chinese cuisine and an important part of the culture. This Chinese New Year, get a little closer to a symbolic, revered and delicious custom.
Tea serves many functions. You drink it, but it's also medicinal and brings people together.
"Serving teas to others is a way to offer peace, make friends, ask for... » more
Calling all local chefs!
Bravo's "Top Chef" has been renewed for an 11th season, and is seeking out new talent here in NYC.
The hit cooking competition show is holding an open call on Feb. 20 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at "Chef" alum Dale Talde's restaurant Talde in Park Slope.
The casting crew is also making stops in Las Vegas, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami and Austin,... » more
For many, Sunday nights are best spent at home on the couch, catching "Girls" or "Downton Abbey," depending on your taste. But chef and restaurateur Geoffrey Zakarian has a different idea for what makes a perfect Sunday: dinner with your friends and family.
To that end, Zakarian has created a warm, cabaret-style vibe at his Midtown East restaurant The National (557 Lexington... » more
National Girl Scout Cookie Day means lots of delicious treats.
We all have our favorites: Thin Mints, Trefoils, Samoas, Tagalongs. On Friday, show your love for Girl Scout Cookies by stopping by one of the following locations to pick up a box, or 10.
8:30-10:30 a.m.: 42nd St. and Madison Ave. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: 57th St. btwn Fifth and Sixth aves. 2:30-4:30 p.m.: Park Ave. btwn 52nd... » more