Dotan Negrin is a guy who plays piano out on the streets for money, but to say he's just another street performer is like saying Felix Baumgartner -- you know, that guy that jumped from the stratosphere back down to Earth last October -- is just another skydiver.
CAVE-IN-ROCK, ILLINOIS -- Last fall, the FBI officially named Juggalos "a loosely-organized hybrid gang." This afternoon, Insane Clown Posse announced at the annual Gathering of the Juggalos "seminar," a veritable State of the Juggalo Union address given to "the heartbeat of the entire Juggalo world ... More >>
Laura DeCrescenzo had just got out of a two and a half hour deposition with attorneys for the Church of Scientology when I talked to her on the telephone yesterday at her home in Albuquerque.
All told, over the three years she's been suing Scientology for the way she was treated as a young Sea Org ... More >>
Along with its numerous and evident charms that extend beyond the facial hair variety, New York is good with mustaches. The American Mustache Institute (yes!) has published the results of a two-year study on which cities people with mustaches would most feel comfortable residing. The methodology is ... More >>
Last weekend rallies were held in all 50 states in support of the teachers' union in Wisconsin. And at the Wisconsin state capitol, at least 70,000 people came out on Saturday to protest Governor Walker's attempt to break the union.
Sounds like a big deal, right? Hundreds of thousands of people tur ... More >>
opentable.comThe product of blood, sweat, and tearsIt's almost time for the Oscars. That is, the Oscars of the food world: the James Beard Foundation Awards. Today marked the announcement of the restaurant and chef semifinalists, who were chosen from a record 28,000 online entries. Finalists ... More >>
In a groundbreaking new report [pdf], the U.S. Department of Transportation's Inspector General has discovered that flight delays at John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia, and Newark Airports remain terrible and make New Yorkers -- and, indirectly, people throughout the rest of the country (yes, we're t ... More >>
Will the spirit of James Beard smile upon New York chefs?The James Beard Foundation announced its list of semi-finalists for the annual James Beard Awards today, kicking off the food world's very own Oscar season scrum. The semi-finalists were selected from a pool of 21,000 online entries; th ... More >>
The people behind the Snuggie know they are bugging the crap out of you, and it's working out pretty well for them. The cultural impact of the sleeved blanket, largely due to those unbelievably campy commercials by Allstar Marketing Group, might've exceeded that of any other "As seen on TV" produc ... More >>
Image from Howie Klein's "Down With Tyranny" blog (downwithtyranny.blogspot.com)As my colleague Tom Robbins explained last month, Chuck Schumer has been
flexing his considerable muscle to make sure that no elected Democrat challenges Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the accidental incumbent, in a 2 ... More >>
Over at New York magazine, Will Leitch seems hard up for material. The current issue contains a feature, "Buzz, Bob, Projectile Spittle, and Me," which recounts last year's legendary confrontation with veteran sportswriter Buzz Bissinger on HBO's Costas Now.In the interest of full disclosure, ... More >>