For five magical days in August, Cave in Rock, Illinois hosted one of our favorite events, The Gathering of the Juggalos. Our photographer, Nate "Igor" Smith, took thousands of pictures at the Gathering, but some of the folks he captured stood out more than others. There was the naked BBQing Juggalo ... More >>
A reader took a picture of a man standing in Union Square last night holding a sign reading "Anthony Weiner AKA Carlos Danger is #1." #1 in relation to what, you might ask? Oh, I get it. It's a metaphor.
An update on the Kristin Davis arrest: Davis, the erstwhile(?) Manhattan Madam was arraigned Tuesday afternoon on the charges of selling drugs, oxycodone, Adderall, and Ambien among them. She was released on a $100,000 bond.
Tao Lin discusses his new book
They're study drugs. Adderall, Ritalin, Vyvanse--you name it. The plague of prescription pills, with their often dangerous side effects, has been heavily reported by major media outlets but still continue to dominate finals week on college campuses across the country. And Senator Chuck Schumer wants ... More >>
Apart from the overcrowding and cost of living, subway ads are one of the most depressing things about New York City. But now, next to the usual ads offering escape in vacation destinations and self-realization in a pair of shoes, you'll find a glimmer of hope in a Uniqlo ad featuring 32-year-old De ... More >>
Jesse Eisenberg rewrites the culture-clash comedy
"It's a huge accident." That's how Kitty Beckwith characterizes the fact we're even talking, over chocolate tea at Tarallucci E Vino, about her unlikely success as a rapper. The alleged teenager made waves last year as Kitty Pryde, a Claire's employee from Daytona Beach who appeared, like all viral ... More >>
New York has supposedly stepped into the future with high-tech taxis which, sadly, are nothing like the vehicles in The Fifth Element. Anyway, the City will soon have a new official fleet of Nissan NV200 cabs, which will feature amenities such as sliding doors, skylights, USB cell phone chargers, ... More >>
On March 27, dance music innovator-slash-cultural carpetbagger Diplo will release his first book, modestly titled 128 Beats Per Minute: Diplo's Visual Guide to Music, Culture, and Everything in Between. This is clearly a ridiculous development in the career of one Thomas Pentz, but at least this ego ... More >>
Chris Webby Irving Plaza Thursday, December 29 Better than: A Republican debate. Chris Webby has "203" inked across his right side, a gothic "Connecticut" burned into the skin beneath his neck. There are the scattered images of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mario Brothers and Transformers a ... More >>
Wondering why that type A go-getter in accounting seems sleepy and uninterested in work? Well, apparently, there's a shortage of Adderall, the over-prescribed ADHD drug for kids that's also used by college students and grown-ups, according to an article in thefix.com. The article suggests that the ... More >>
American Juggalo: The scene with the smoking Juggalette Commercial director Sean Dunne brought a six-man camera crew to this year's Gathering of the Juggalos, Insane Clown Posse's annual psycho-porn amusement park, and returned with footage of predictably lowbrow hedonism: Juggalos drinking, inhali ... More >>
Demi Lovato, not pleased with her advance copy of our thoughts on her new record. In the span of months, Disney star Demi Lovato, only 19, has gone from ugly tabloid storiesmany probably false, but stillabout cocaine, eating disorders and regrettable parties to releasing her third ... More >>
We've all seen the commercials. And we all have the same burning questions: Does 5-Hour Energy really work? Will we really avoid the 2:30 slump? Just what does it taste like? There was only one way to find out. Behold the five-hour account of my consuming 5-Hour Energy.
Orhan Yegen had a little lamb...that he ground up and sold to people as tasty food
Throughout college, everyone these days knows a handful of young adults who have told their doctors they feel a bit impatient or restless (the "impatience" in this scenario being a laziness and the "restlessness" being code for, "Hey, let me push this during finals week so I can make an easy ... More >>
"I woke up this morning and I had this weird feeling," Craig Finn told an unsuspecting audience on Monday night at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, toward the end of the second of the Hold Steady's two shows there. "I hadn't really realized this until today, but our first show ever was on January 3 ... More >>
You know that big drug ring bust at Columbia that everyone's talking about? Where those five frat boys got caught selling $11,000 worth of pot, cocaine, ecstasy, and Adderall to undercover cops? (Oops.) Well now that they've been arrested and arraigned (and one of them has even been bailed out!), ... More >>
Eight people -- including five Columbia University undergrads, one of whom was the student council vice president -- were arrested this morning in a police raid, prosecutors have announced. The students are accused of peddling drugs (including cocaine, ecstasy, LSD, and pot) at campus dorms and f ... More >>
FOUR LOKO BANNED, FOUR LOKO DRINKING GAME, FOUR LOKO MADNESS
Colors of a beautiful rainbow...Four Loko, known as "liquid crack" to certain admirers, was officially banned this weekend, no longer to be delivered to your friendly neighborhood bodega after December 10. Unlike just any garden variety booze, Four Loko didn't only make people sick -- it made ... More >>
Well, since it's now hailing outside, I'm stuck inside the office until it lets up just enough for me to run from our office to the Astor Place 6 using my emergency Umbrella Mafia-umbrella without getting completely drenched. Might as well do this thing. Press Clips, Day 11, Late "Hailpocolyp ... More >>
u can haz i-tripz 2The Internet is full of vices. First, kids were posting pictures of themselves doing drugs on the Internet; now, kids are doing drugs on the Internet. Apparently. Wanna join in on all the fun? We'll tell you how. After many samples, trials, and tests, we have determined wha ... More >>
If you're going to come to New York to work in fashion, you should probably know the difference between cocaine and anthrax. It's that simple. Via Page Six, an employee of NYC fashion megastar Marc Jacobs didn't, as she received a package that had powder in it, thought it was Anthrax, called ... More >>
Don't worry, your connectivity is fine. We're talking "out" as in "side" -- away from the warm laptop glow and into the drizzly, drunken night. That's what Fridays are for and on this particular one, the real world was especially welcoming to members of the internet community, offering multip ... More >>
St. Vincent, Britt Daniel, Bon Iver, Zach Galifianakis, Janeane Garofalo, and more Haiti Benefit @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg Saturday, January 23 BrooklynVegan might best be known for having the most obnoxious commenters in the entire music blogosphere (which, in fairness, is certainly no small ... More >>
From the Betsey Johnson collection. Photo by David Wentworth. When Michael Kors tires of crafting pastel Barbarella dresses, he can sell designer migranes. I had one watching his Wednesday exhibition at Bryant Park -- not just because his pastel gowns caught the harsh glare of the revolvin ... More >>
Cynthia Nixon has your ADD prescription
Death Cab for Cuties sonic architect gets awkwardly, verbosely political
Jailed for forgery and notorious for his weapons art, Alfredo Martinez plots his next move
Clubbers are people, too. Nightlife denizens give thanks.
Dissident Scientists Question the Ban on Ecstasy