It's one thing getting robbed at gun point. It's another thing getting a knife pulled on you. But having someone threaten you with a hypodermic needle in their hand is a whole other experience.Over the past six weeks, this has been the case in the Bronx. A 39-year-old man, identified as Angel Anthon ... More >>
Guy Fieri is bringing his "Awesome Pretzel Chicken Tenders" to Times Square and tells the New York Post that he has something to prove to those with misconceptions about TV chefs: "Look, I'm not Mario Batali, I'm not Bobby Flay -- there's only one of those cats. I'm not trying to be something that I ... More >>
Some DJs are quiet, let-the-music-do-the-talking types, but not Jonathan Toubin. Interviewed for this week's Voice profile, the 4Knots Music Festival Afterparty host was enthusiastic and opinionated, generating a novella's worth of transcript. More highlights from our conversation are below, as Toub ... More >>
In a recent tweet responding to a follower's assertion that he was a celebrity, the drummer and head Root Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson demurred, claiming he was merely "a personality." The follower had a point, though; according to a website devoted to Quest's blogs about meeting famous people, for in ... More >>
We are adidas' friends. You'll never be shoeless again. Right now in a record store (probably in Seattle or maybe in Austin), two people are flipping through used vinyl and talking about music. Inevitably, one of them will turn to the other, pick up a record and accuse that musician or band o ... More >>
Grand Central Terminal's new Apple store is opening soon, and has been shielded by a temporary construction screen that doubles as a moving ad. It simulates the old Grand Central timetables, with flipping letters. The display, which says things like, "Apple Store, Grand Central, Arriving Soon," "Gra ... More >>
You know it's over when you're an NPR article. Or a costume.Yesterday NPR posted an article called "The Hipsterification of America." We are momentarily lifting our ban on the word hipster to address it, because it is, indeed, something special, and should be publicly recognized. Never in the ... More >>
Gina PollackWhere da gangstas at?Culturefix, the bar-slash-art gallery on the Lower East Side, was vindicated last week after deciding to fight back against NYPD charges that it was operating unlawfully. The bar was accused of serving alcohol to minors, but a judge found the case had little m ... More >>
Our venerable mayor has an idea for an oh-so-precious date that seems to come right out of the HowAboutWe playbook (in fact, it does come from the HowAboutWe playbook!). How about we...sit on the Staten Island Ferry and gaze romantically out at Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty? That's w ... More >>
Did you know you can buy vibrators at Duane Reade now? Well, you can. No longer are they illicit devices confined to the vague, grimy territory of sex shops, hidden in brown paper bags or unmarked boxes, purchased late at night on furtive shopping missions to "video stores" with blacked-out w ... More >>
Staten Island is the smallest borough in New York City. Amazing, then, that it's had such a preponderance of bias attacks lately, including a new one under investigation involving a 15-year-old Mexican boy.
President Obama appeared on morning lady-gabfest The View today to discuss a lot of things, including some of our favorite fluffy pop-culture topics. Some think that the highest office in the land shouldn't deign to drop in on such a program, but we had been waiting with bated breath for Bara ... More >>
Oh, National Enquirer. We knew exactly what to think of you (not much) until the day you broke the John Edwards love child story. (That was some good stuff!) And now, whenever you come out with the story of so-and-so's affair or drug addiction or secret baby lair, we wonder: Could you be tell ... More >>
I mean, it looks like exercise, right? Sleigh Bells photo by Rebecca SmeyneSince the apocalyptically cheery Brooklyn duo Sleigh Bells first emerged in the fall of last year, critics have been drawn inexorably to sports metaphors (ahem) as a way to describe the band's signature brand of bombas ... More >>
It's National TV Turn Off Week, which means, folks, time to shut down those boob tubes and spend some quality time watching Netflix on your laptop. Or playing with your new iPad. Or listening to the family's favorite tunes on personalized coordinated iPod Nanos.
No, but seriously...
As we hope you know, there are some places in the city where you ought not flash your iPhone. Unfortunately this recently included the immediate vicinity of the Soho Apple Store. Dwayne Stewart has confessed to robbing three people near the store of their newly-purchased Apple products: two computer ... More >>
The President and First Lady were over t'England the other day, and they gave the Queen an iPod loaded with HRH footage and musical comedy scores, and a songbook for The King and I signed by composer Richard Rodgers. Get it? RIghtbloggers, who generally regard Britain as a PC hellhole, nonetheless c ... More >>