September is a glorious month in New York City. Make the most of it with these five events, our best food events in NYC this week..
Hey Gang! Above you can see what time everyone is playing today down at the ole South Street Seaport. One note: Beijing's Re-TROS had passport issues and couldn't get into the States. The also-very-good Crazy Pills have taken their place. It's a lovely day and we've worked very hard to make it very ... More >>
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
Mudgal and Jayashri's American debut
Metal music is a genre that transcends all parts of the world and breaks all cultural and language barriers, from North and South America, to Europe and even Asia. From the early days of metal, and Judas Priest's classic 1979 live album Unleashed in the East (recorded in Tokyo), the music has always ... More >>
Visions + Voices hosts artists from China
Dawn of Midi forge new territory
Mean-looking boats take to the water
Some of the best sommeliers in NYC are female, and these ladies not only know their wine, they effusively share their knowledge with customers and friends without any of the pretension often (rightly or wrongly) associated with that, ahem, other species of somm. I caught up with six of these women t ... More >>
My boss made me wear a GoPro all day at 4Knots Music Festival to capture all the musical-beautiful-craziness. It cut off circulation to my brain. But he also gave me a press pass to access the VIP Peking Ship! There was free alcohol on that thing, so that also affected circulation to my brain. But i ... More >>
Please get out and do something. Your roommates are worried about you.
Ma-Yi stages Son of God’s youthful meanderings
One of the best things about summer is music festivals. One of the best things about music festivals is the massive pit dedicated to food, usually of the artisinal kind. Governors Ball, a three-year-old music festival not to be confused with Wolfgang Puck's menu for the party of the same name, will ... More >>
RZA's bucket list must be down to a paltry few uncrossed items. Where does one begin when interviewing someone like RZA? Supreme Clientele, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Tical... The guy helmed some of the dustiest, grittiest, most timeless rap classics ever banged out on a drum machine. He's acted in Ju ... More >>
Hunting for viruses with Columbia's Simon Anthony
I've met them all and narrowed it down to these 10 amazing A.A. specimens:
Stay up late with Chhandayan
Asia Society presents Arif Lohar
In what's being called a "SOPA-style blackout," an Indian court has demanded that the subcontinent's internet service providers ban 104 websites said to feature "unauthorized" media -- bolstering similar efforts in the U.S. and the rest of the world. Chris Dodd, chair and CEO of the Motion Pictur ... More >>
But no dancing Chinese porn in an opera at Lincoln Center
Each week, Death by Science sends out an all-points bulletin for the latest science and technology news, tracks it down, and beats a confession out of it. This week, we look up to the stars, readjust our focus, and look closer at satellites. They are the reason you are able to read this right ... More >>
The Shanghai Stainless Product & Design Company on Gerry Street in Brooklyn is the place to go for your brand new haute food truck. They've done trucks for Korilla BBQ, Red Hook Lobster Pound, Treats Truck, and Van Leeuwen. [NY Times] Colicchio & Sons will run a beer garden on the forthcomin ... More >>
And Barry Manilow must be wetting himself. As a publicist reminds me: "Many famed acts debuted at the club when it was located on E. 60th St., notably Martin and Lewis, and it was used as a location for many great films, including Goodfellas, Raging Bull, and Tootsie.
Saxophonists get up to mischief (and engage in a little drama)
Sprinkled with sesame seeds, marinated jellyfish makes a memorable summer salad The last couple of decades have flooded NYC with colorful cuisines many of us never knew existed, and stocked ethnic markets with exotic ingredients that had strange names and fascinating properties. This influx ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Brooklyn duo Antimagic make cushiony, muted dance music for part-time avant-punks, a colorful scribble of viscous melody, darkly hued hooks, and beat-on-beat skitter. A tag-team of best friends and ... More >>
"Red China" had been effectively closed to U.S. trade for years when President Nixon began softening things up in the 70s. Subsequent Presidents from both parties have followed Nixon's lead, and now, along with state visits like the one Chinese Leader Hu Jintao made last week to the White House, we ... More >>
Say hello to the Rhythm of Rajasthan. All pics by Ben.What do you get when you take a dozen or so internationally hailed acts and dump them all in the East Village? The annual mind-expanding musical fete known as globalFEST. Thirteen acts from places as far afield as India and the Congo conve ... More >>
Belgians and Germans and dance
The Lion's John DeLucie has big dreams: "I'd like to write observational stuff about my life. I have a studio in my house, and I want to play and produce music. I want to move to Hollywood and drive a convertible." [NY Post] José Andrés's China Poblano, the new restaurant in the Cosmopolit ... More >>
Photos by Puja PatelMI21: Mother India 21st Century Remix with DJ Tigerstyle and Falu Celebrate Brooklyn/Prospect Park Thursday, July 29 "Some of you already have the Bollywood thing down, wearing your sunglasses at night," teased Falu singer Gaurav Shah, as he donned his own pair. "T ... More >>