In case you're keeping score or even still paying attention, there has been exactly no progress on New York City's carriage horse debate. Mayor Bill de Blasio has reasserted his commitment to banning the industry, but says the matter won't come to a City Council vote until sometime later this year. ... More >>
[Ed note: Robin Edwards is a frequent contributor to our sister paper in Denver, Westword. She has played in several bands. Her solo project is called Lisa Prank.] Sometimes I wonder what it was like before bands had Internet presences. Did creepy dudes just send their vaguely threatening messages ... More >>
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
Yes, the polar vortex is back, but we've got a pretty good array of events that will all take place indoors. See, we're thinking about you. Housing Works Bookstore is hosting a party in honor of Asymptote's third anniversary; writers John and Molly Knefel host Radio Dispatch, a progressive political ... More >>
Thursday, January 3 Pie-Making Class at The Brooklyn Kitchen: Head to Williamsburg to learn how to make a mean pie from author and baker Millicent Souris. She'll teach you the secret to making perfect crusts and for $65 students will leave with a crust and a mini pie to bake at home. 616 Lorimer St. ... More >>
Lincoln Memorial by Baked Ideas If you want to check out some serious architectural feats that you'd love nothing more than to take a fork and knife to, bundle up and mosey on over to lobby of the luxurious Le Parker Meridien Hotel (119 W 56th Street). From now until January 3, you can gawk at thei ... More >>
Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from thrift stores, estate sales, and flea markets. Vitality Supreme Author: Bernarr Macfadden Date: 1915 Publisher: Physical Culture Publishing, which was in the Flatiron building Discovered at: A junk shop in do ... More >>
Donald Trump rampages through Scotland
In her new book about hating absolutely everyone including herself, Joanie naturally puts Oprah Winfrey on the grill. Writes the comic: "And don't say 'Oprah, who?' "Stedman's beard, that's who.
An unreleased audio message from Osama Bin Laden recorded just before his death has been described as "puzzling" and "a head scratcher" by an official. In the recording, Bin Laden talks about the revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia, but not Libya, Yemen, or Syria. It's confusing that Bin Laden would ... More >>
Sure, it may not have the bombast of the 4th of July or the stoic dignity of MLK Day, but Presidents Day is a holiday worth celebrating. Hmm, "celebrating" is too strong a word. How about "observing?" No, that makes it sound almost religious, and it's far from that. Hey, some stores are havin ... More >>
Rebs & Jews & slaves in Matthew Lopez's MTC play
Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally on Saturday was part religious revival, part group therapy session. "Pray on your knees," Beck roared like a TV evangelist, and he warned that the country was "at a crossroads... we must advance or perish. I choose advance!" Sarah Palin generously extended her ... More >>
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. A stack of Mail Box News magazines Date: 1970 Publisher: Maid of Scandinavi ... More >>
At Runnin' Scared, we're proud fans of Anna Chapman's Facebook page. Though she's a pretty bad spy, having been caught by the FBI and shipped back home to Russia, she happens to be pretty good at social networking, always picking flattering photographs and sharing wisdom with her "friends" th ... More >>
Why can't oh so enlightened New York pass a gay marriage bill? Is it the bible-beaters? The hardcore right? No, says Steve Thrasher, it's the chickenshit Democrats in the state senate. Rob Harvilla goes to Broadway! No, his parents aren't in town: there's a musical called Fela! about the fam ... More >>
--Legendary cult UK folk singer Vashti Bunyan will appear at 92Y Tribeca with director Kieran Evans for a live performance and screening of the documentary Vashti Bunyan: From Here To Before on October 16th and 17th. The New York Press once called Bunyan the "Godmother of Freak Folk." She rel ... More >>
That's right. This here is what Ted Kefalinos, the owner of Lafayette French Pastry (26 Greenwich Avenue), is calling a "Drunken Negro Face" cookie in honor of President Obama. He also apparently suggested to a customer that Obama will "get what's coming to him" just like President Lincoln. The whol ... More >>
The site of Malcolm X's killing hosts a new play
Everybody loves young Dick, especially Michael Jackson, so USA Today op-ed columnist Bruce Kluger and his writing partner David Slavin have done a book called Young Dick Cheney: Great American, a faux bio for faux children about a faux, I mean very real, American hero. Kluger tells me, “It's a sen ... More >>
From blacklisted in the U.S. to the Black Wave in Yugoslavia
Backtracking on warrantless surveillance, president still scorns privacy rights.
The Military Commissions Act of 2006 subverts who we are as Americans. Beware.
Hillary Clinton barnstorms the 2005 graduations
It reminded me of the woodchucks, and then later we discussed religion
Days of mourning, days of campaigning
Can the commander in chief 'detain' the constitution indefinitely all by himself?
Justice Department vs. Democracy
Ex-Boxer vs. Impact Addict: An Opera
Coming: A National Wiretap Warrant
It's My Party and I'll Catfight If I Want Candy
The Mayors Cracking Down on So-Called Quality of Life Crimes. Which Ones Are on Your List?
E-Commerce Crosses Into the Next World
Blood, Sweat, and Fed Up Queers at the Log Cabin Republican Conference