food ‣ It's Fred and Ginger in the movies, Lunt and Fontanne in the theater, and in the culinary world, it's Karen and Andrew. Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg, authors of numerous best-selling books on food, make cooking seem like the best kind of partner dancing in the world. The new book, The Vegetarian Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity with Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Legumes, Nuts, Seeds, and More, Based on the Wisdom of Leading American Chefs, was written by Karen and features photographs by Andrew. It's a work of 576 pages but reads like a foxtrot and makes vegetarian cooking a cakewalk.
movie ‣ And in the Unexpected Wonders Dept.: Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance, is a film by Alejandro González Iñárritu, starring Michael Keaton as a faded movie star trying for a comeback on Broadway. Don't read any more about it, just go.
theater ‣ Birds of a different feather: Israeli theater troupe Tziporela brings its unusual comedy show comedy show Odd Birdz to the Players Theatre for six weeks of performances.
art ‣ At Jonathan LeVine Gallery, 529 W. 20th St. [10th/11th] 212.243.3822, two intriguing shows: West of Ovest by Fabio D'Aroma (above) and Théâtre de la Mémoire by Marc Giai-Miniet (below).
‣ It's 100 years for The New Republic, and the magazine is discussed by Publisher and Editor-in Chief Chris Hughes, Franklin Foer and Hendrik Hertzberg at the NYPL, Monday, October 20, 7pm, free but reserve.