Cast In Concrete tracks Vijith Assar as he records New York City's street musicians. If you'll be busking nearby soon and would like to appear in a future installment, please let him know.
Who: Monica Bethelwood and Juliet Biemiller
When: 12/22/2011, 8:30pm
Where: Intersection of Bleecker and Mac ... More >>
Did you miss the Day of Resistance? Don't even know what it is? Well, it was a tea-party style throwdown last Saturday, in which thousands of your fellow citizens went packing in public to give Kenyan Pretender Obama the old cold-dead-hands salute.
You might expect our friends the rightbloggers wo ... More >>
Today is a day that strikes fear in the hearts of some and general amusement or even glad tidings in the hearts of stauncher types. It is Friday the 13th. If you are one of the terrified, you suffer from "paraskevidekatriaphobia," a potentially crippling disorder that means you are among plenty of p ... More >>
Who can resist?Well, this is not the real James Franco, but this version of James Franco can live on forever. For a measly $8,000, original photographs taken by the lovable Jack-of-all-trades can be yours when they go on sale next week at the RxArt Pop-Up Shop.
The nonprofit, which places f ... More >>
Armando Orsini, the New York restaurateur who made Orsini's a hot spot in the '60s, died on July 13 in Asheville, N.C., at age 88.
A new gay resort hotel is planned for Midtown West, which will include a nightclub, lounge and cabaret, and café and restaurant called Kitchen.
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Drop out, tune in, and turn on the e-meterLast week, we started a new feature on Tuesdays. We've asked freelancer Antoine Oman* to write us stories that look at things from Scientology's perspective. This week, he takes a look at Scientology in the 1960s -- ed.
I had the distinct pleasure la ... More >>
If Ear Pwr's 2009 album Super Animal Brothers III (Carpark) was a supremely dizzying act of extroversiona string of cherry bombs celebrating cats, shiny sweaters, dumb jokes, and electro-pop over-ambitionits successor is so mild, by comparison, that it registers as the work of ... More >>
Politely acidic Brooklyn folkie Sharon Van Etten is a burgeoning SOTC obsession -- her intoxicating sophomore album, Epic, is a killer if you're in a particularly emotionally vulnerable mood. (YIMBY'd closing track "Love More" especially.) She hasn't played around here lately, alas, denying u ... More >>
A rough week for canceled shows around here: Devo has scrapped all their upcoming dates, including Saturday night's Hammerstein Ballroom fete (which is now a free show with the Drums and Neon Trees), after a glass shard sliced guitarist Bob Mothersbaugh's right thumb to the bone. The band was ... 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 >>
Rightbloggers had a big project last week: A series of "tea parties" across the country to protest Obama and his stimulus bill, inspired by comments by CNBC's Rick Santelli (and, it has been suggested, by some rightwing pressure groups).
The results were not a great success, at least in the ob ... More >>
Two of these guys are not going on the no-sideburns tour
For an awful long time, every John Darnielle tour was a solo tour. Excepting an early stretch with Rachel Ware, Darnielle's Mountain Goats were a purely one man entity, if a bit a of joke on the whole singer-songwriter phenomenon. The arrang ... More >>