The Pool: Blasé Food in a Beautiful Setting

An exceptionally beautiful and luxurious setting cannot make up for the blasé state of the food at The Pool.

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Momofuku Noodle Bar – The Original

Last winter I ventured to Ivan Ramen, and it didn't disappoint.  With temperatures in New York City dropping again below 50 degrees on a consistent basis, ramen recently called back.  I had not patronized a David Chang establishment in some time, so I decided to revisit one of my all time favorites: Momofuku Noodle Bar. …

Ulysses S. Grant – An Archetype of American Leadership

The United States midterm elections take place on Tuesday, November 6.  If you have not already done so, you should review the candidates appearing on your ballot at http://www.vote411.org.  This website provides useful summaries of platforms and policy positions, in addition to highlighting those candidates who do not even bother to answer simple questions (automatic…

Stephen King Writes Non-Fiction Too

Many may know this fact by now, but Stephen King, the decorated novelist, once wrote a non-fiction book.  Although I am fairly late to the game, considering he published On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft in 2000, I am happy to have finally discovered this gem. By way of disclaimer, this is the first…