That Adam Lambert AMA phoney-baloney outrage thing is working! Good Morning America has cancelled the free Hudson Theatre performance they were going to sponsor. "Given his controversial American Music Awards performance," says a GMA spokesperson (referring, we assume, to the rather perfunc ... More >>
This week in food blogs...
Eat Me Daily discovered that the Windows 7 Whopper isn't an urban legend, but rather a real seven-patty burger in Japan.
The Food Section found trick jelly beans that mix sweet and gross flavors, so you could end up with buttered popcorn or rotten egg.
The Atlantic Food ... More >>
This week in food blogs...
The Food Section noticed that Top Chef alum Fabio Viviani's new cookbook cover is suspiciously similar to that of Ludovic Lefebvre's Crave back in 2005: Both feature the chefs catching fish with their bare hands.
The Feedbag pointed to a Citysearch roundup of six songs i ... More >>
Darco TT/flickrThe Post reported yesterday that Dans Le Noir?, the Paris-based restaurant chain that hires blind waiters to serve "surprise" menus to diners under the veil of total darkness, is planning to open a New York outpost. The chain, which was founded in 2004 with funding from the Pau ... More >>
The Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival (BEMF), obviously inspired by Detroit's legendary DEMF, returned for its second year Saturday night: The 12-hour event at the Old American Can Factory consisted of a band/DJ setup outdoors, a smaller DJ platform indoors, five port-o-potties, and a modest food ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing new and emerging MP3s from local talent.
Photo of Love Like Deloreans by Doug Olsen
The three Tangerine Dreamers in Love Like Deloreans play drummerless krautrock at its warmest and most infectious--the fuzzy-wuzzy stuff of Cluster and early Kr ... More >>
"No one can stop these young people anymore. It is not in the hands of the government. It's not about Mousavi or Khatami or Ahmadinejad. People are taking this into their own hands."
A still from Bahman Ghobadi's Nobody Knows About the Persian Cats
It's been quite a year for Iranian filmmaker Bah ... More >>
All images courtesy 303 GalleryCeal Floyer's Ink on paper
I became a fan of 40-year-old, Berlin-based Ceal Floyer's work the way I imagine many people became a fan--by straightaway falling for a discreet piece in a museum's permanent collection. The Tate Modern often exhibits its version of the art ... More >>
To the 11 schools that were recently closed due to suspected swine flu infection, you can add P.S. 209 and its special affiliate, P9, in Whitestone, P.S. 19 in Corona, and P.S. 32 in Flushing. New York State's swine flu case count is at 259, with 186 in the city. Oh, and there might be a new case in ... More >>
Gay icon"These deeply personal, campy, and insightful essays illuminate the eternal bond between gay men and their fabulous diva icons," says the blurb on the back of a new book called My Diva. And you know it's true because that blurb was written by yours fucking truly!
The book has 65 gay men bea ... More >>
The Denver Broncos used to be cool, man. They've changed.
Last week, we made clear our dim view of the televised scrimmage known as the Pro Bowl. Nonetheless, we forced ourselves to eyeball a few minutes of it yesterday, given that it was the last we'll see of pro football for a while. While endu ... More >>