Arguably the hardest working woman in New York hip-hop, Dama Nilz's struggle is as heartbreaking as it is inspiring. Nilz has been a fixture of the underground rap scene despite life throwing her curveballs in-between her home-runs. Last winter she performed on "Jimmy Fallon," that spring she hit ha ... More >>
This week Necro and Kool G Rap have unleashed their hardcore manifesto Once Upon A Crime on the world under the guise of The Godfathers. The project fuses gore-master general Necro's brutal beats and no-holds-barred rhymes with veteran New York City gangsta rapper Kool G Rap's still-furious flows. I ... More >>
John Seymour and Sam Saleh picked up the keys for the space at 178 Ludlow Street yesterday, which means it's official--they're building a second outpost of their successful Williamsburg chicken and waffles restaurant Sweet Chick in the former Max Fish space. "The key tag says 178 Max Fish," Seymour ... More >>
When Starrett City Boxing Club in East New York opened in 1978, it was surrounded by dirt roads and blight. And in the marshes just out back, "people would dump things," says longtime trainer Ewart Chance. "This place used to be a dump." These days, the smooth, slate-colored, asphalt streets bear a ... More >>
Every couple weeks, we take a hard listen to the music in which millions of Americans soak. Questions raised by this round of top country music singles: Did you know country stations are the only radio home for new songs (like Blake Shelton's) built on Babyface-style slow-bump R&B heartbeat rhythms ... More >>
I remember one of the most exciting moments from last year's SXSW. I was walking out of my hotel and I heard the familiar strains of an iconic bassline rumbling across the avenue toward me like the vapor trail of a picnic beckoning to a cartoon wolf. "Wait, is that... Snoop Dogg?" I thought. Bad ass ... More >>
In an ordinary place, a boyfriend/girlfriend is someone you can't wait to show off to the word, introduce to friends, and flaunt in every imaginable situation. That's what boyfriends/girlfriends are for. But not in New York. In fact, if you want to hold onto them for more than two weeks, you have ... More >>
Nick Carr explores a modern-day conundrum in his recent piece in the Wall Street Journal, "Our Typecast Metropolis." You see, Hollywood considers New York City a sort of permanently 70s-era New York City, full of twists and dark turns and grit and danger and grime. Unfortunately, today's New York Ci ... More >>
via WikipediaA theoretical Higgs boson event or Laser FloydOn Tuesday, scientists at Cern will reveal the latest results of their search for the elusive Higgs boson particle. Some are expecting the researchers, who have been working at the Large Hadron Collider, to announce that they have fou ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Victoria Bekiempis tells the sordid tale of Juan Cáceres, founder of the Spanish Harlem nonprofit CECOMEX. Cáceres is revered by many in his community as an exemplary leader, even after "being convicted of second-degree rape -- of his own daughter, from the time she ... More >>
Although it's hardly news that being a server at Per Se isn't quite the same thing as being a server at Applebee's, CNN's Eatocracy today spells out exactly how yawning that discrepancy is.
Something about a chain restaurant tends to breed familiarity and efficiency, but it can also lead to a certain blandness and a numbing lack of individuality which makes chowing down tasteless in more ways than one. Here are the six worst in Gotham, in ascending order of awfulness. (6) Quiz ... More >>
Chipotle is developing an Asian food chain concept that is expected to launch in mid-2011. Pricing will be similar to Chipotle's menu. [Nation's Restaurant News] Restaurant chains like Applebee's and Domino's Pizza are happy about the new Republican House majority because they feel the party ... More >>
http://yfrog.com/1xeafoj Roger Waters Performs The Wall Madison Square Garden Tuesday, October 5, 2010 Better Than: Homeroom If you've never seen a man use a remote control to fly a massive inflatable black pig to the delight of 20,000 or so people--you really should. It's fascinating. Such a bea ... More >>
maggiejane/flickrBK gets boned.Bucking the increasingly competitive value meal trend, Burger King is coming out this week with several new bone-in rib meals that will cost as much as $8.99.
A new study shows that women with college degrees are almost twice as likely to drink daily, and are also more likely to admit to having a drinking problem. [Telegraph] Paul Sevigny in his latest restaurateur role talks about Kenmare and the Beatrice Inn: "I don't know what they're going on ... More >>
On the April 6 Tyra, the guest is Levi Johnston, the hapless guy who impregnated Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol, but who at least got lucky enough to not go through with the whole thing. Well, Palin is spitting mad that Levi has gone public with his views, and her official response, through a famil ... More >>
In the same week that we interviewed Jaime Lowe about her ODB biography and had an unexpected follow-up exchange, the Vivian Girls insulted people who eat at Applebee's, we defended them, they apologized, Fluxy (who co-launched a new blog) called bullshit, NBS responded, and now Zach's off drinking ... More >>
This week, my column profiles the New York wholesale farmers' market. Most people, including chefs who are interested in such things, don't know it exists. It does, but it's a shadow of its former self. Back before farmers' markets were cool, around the 1950's, there were hundreds of farmers who sol ... More >>
Softball, campaign promises, and the miserable minority-contracting record of the Bloomberg administration
Larry Seiler has cerebral palsy. But he doesnt want your pityhe wants your love.
On the psycho/genius double helix and XXX appeal of Kool Keith