Elizabeth Thompson

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  • 5 years ago

    In 2008, Michael Ian Black told us what makes him tick with My Custom Van: And Other 50 Mind-Blowing Essays That Will Blow Your Mind All Over Your Face, a collection of hilarious treatises on topics including taco parties, erotic fiction, and gett...

  • 6 years ago

    Stuck in town because you couldn’t make it home this year? Are visiting relatives starting to wear out their welcome? Cheer yourself up tonight with a “nondenominational” night of comedy at the 92Y Tribeca’s Twelfth Night of Ch...

  • 6 years ago

    In 1970, a frustrated 25-year-old British folk singer Vashti Bunyan quit the music business after her album Just Another Diamond Day failed to receive much attention, and she spent the next 30 years raising three children. That’s when Devendr...

  • 6 years ago

    After years of making do with grainy YouTube videos of racing porcupines, taco-delivering mailmen, and fervent instructions for properly storing cheese, fans of the cult MTV sketch comedy show The State finally received the show and all of its thr...

  • 6 years ago

    Though no one's about to call Brooklyn the "new Nashville" any time soon, the Brooklyn Country Music Festival is the one time of year you'd be forgiven for thinking so. Alex Battles, frontman of local honkytonk vets the Whisky Rebellion, created t...

  • 6 years ago

    Never one for the staid silent auction, 826NYC—a children’s literacy nonprofit whose benefits have included “Superhero Fashion Shows” and “Scrabble for Cheaters” championships—continues its reign as New York...

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