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Marcus Samuelsson LIVE from the New York Public Library

By Emelyn Rude | December 11, 2012

Marcus, Paul at the NYPL

Photo: Jori Klein/The New York Public Library

“My first language wasn’t English, it wasn’t Swedish, it was cooking,” explained Marcus Samuelsson to a crowd of over 250 at the New York Public Library last night. In conversation with the NYPL’s director of programs Paul Holdengräber, Marcus detailed how much of his life and success can be attributed simply to his passion for in the kitchen.

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A New Season at the Studio Museum Harlem

By Emelyn Rude | December 3, 2012

Studio Museum - perFOREmance

The Fall/Winter season is underway at the Studio Museum, and the Harlem landmark’s new exhibitions are most certainly not to be missed. Boldly greeting visitors as they enter the gallery space is Fore, the fourth in the Museum’s series highlighting emerging artists of African descent. Covering two floors, the exhibition features various captivating works, such as the vibrant and thought-provoking photographs of Brooklyn-based Narcissister, the gold-leaf embossed still-lifes of the West Coast artist Noah Davis, and the disconcertingly organic sculptures of New York’s Kevin Beasley. Read More

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MOMA Gets Back to Basics with Common Senses

By Diana Tsuchida | November 27, 2012

MOMA Common Sense Exhibit


An innovative exhibit from the MOMA (now concluded) offered an interestingly pre-modern sense of art, communal play and sustainability, making it hard to tell if you were in Midtown Manhattan or a trendy Brooklyn basement art gallery. But what “Common Senses” strove for, and overwhelmingly succeeded in, was a reinvigoration of our senses through purely naturalistic ways. It was a call to simplify and retreat to the essentials of family, community and sustainable consumption. What’s more, they let people actually touch the stuff on display. Read More

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Red Rooster for Hurricane Sandy Relief

By Jeannette Park | November 5, 2012

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As the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy comes to light, restaurants and businesses across New York (and the country) are doing everything they can to help those in need. Here at Red Rooster in Harlem, we know the resilience of our community and how much they appreciate when others reach out to us. As we prepare some long-term plans to help out businesses hardest hit, we have activated our Sandy Relief Menu, with 20% of proceeds going to City Harvest. Read More

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As Sandy Exits, Stories from Harlem

By Jeannette Park | October 31, 2012

Rooster Staff

Here’s Sandy by the numbers thus far, according to CNN.com and Boston.com:

1.1 million – Number of NYC school children still at home
124 – Years since bad weather caused shutdown of the financial markets
13.88 feet – Highest storm surge, in New York
8.5 million – Power outages at peak
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Eid Mubarak!

By Laila Gohar | October 26, 2012

Eid al-Adha

Photo: Macloo

Eid al-Adha, also known as the Feast of Sacrifice, is a four-day holiday where Muslims come together to celebrate their faith by eating a lot of red meat. The holiday kicks off today and runs through Monday, October 29.

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Marcus Featured in Swedish King Magazine

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | October 16, 2012

King

Check out the six-page feature of Marcus in King Magazine, Sweden’s answer to GQ. For you non-Swedish speakers, Marcus waxes poetic on his love for New York, the recent openings of his two restaurants in Sweden, his appearance alongside Taylor Swift, Martha Stewart and Justin Bieber in the Macy’s commercial and President Obama. Read More

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Mushrooms & Moose: A Swedish Fall

By Sofia Eriksson | October 1, 2012

Sofia

Photo: Sofia Eriksson

It is October, Fall is knocking on the door and soon the winter will be here again. The days are becoming shorter and shorter here up in the North of Sweden and soon the days will only see about 5 hours of sunlight. The moose hunt season is drawing to a close and the woods are lush with color. Fall is the season for mushrooms, beets, lingonberries, blueberries and if you are lucky, you might even find some cloudberries. Read More

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