A lot can happen in 10 years. Here, the highlights.
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As pop stars go, Annie is about as star-crossed as they get. Ever since the Norwegian electro-pop artist released her debut single, "The Greatest Hit," back in 1999, Anne Lilia Berge-Strand has had to deal with tragedy after tragedy. The first was both business and personal: in 2001, Berge-Strand ... More >>
If you haven't figured it out already, Halloween is on a Saturday this year! This means a whole two nights of ghoulish punch, "scary" dance parties, and punny costumes. I've already spotted a few Michael Jacksons and Sarah Palins (SO last year!) walking the streets of the Village, and thought it o ... More >>
While the cat's away, as they say. Audrey Saunders may be sunning herself on some remote beach, but her cocktail lounge, Pegu Club, carries on without her. Last night, Seattle-based mixologist and Aviation Gin co-creator Ryan Magarian took over the bar, serving up a special menu of Aviation c ... More >>
If you Facebook or Twitter unseriously, says the Wall Street Journal, you may be ruining your friendships. Also you're a narcissist, according to one of her sources, a "manager for a chain of hair salons and spas in Seattle." You thought these things were toys or timewasters? Columnist Eliz ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Tina TyrellHalf-NYC/half-Berlin anesthetized dance duo Palms are dropping a remix EP on Sept. 1 in a limited edition run of 500 vinyl slabs, via Brooklyn's own Rare Book Room Records. Gavin Russom, ... More >>
Celebrating the spiv movie
SculptureCenter hosts a DIY course in pedagogy as practice
The Eternal doesn't break new ground, for the first time in 20-plus years
by Michael Feingold The sad news arrived late Wednesday afternoon of the passing of playwright, novelist and screenwriter Ron Tavel, one of the formative figures of the off-off Broadway movement in the 1960s and 70s. He was equally significant in cinema for his contributions -- as conceiver, writ ... More >>
This week Bones, intrepid art-world raconteur, is humbled at the MoMA retrospective of the live-fast, die-young German artist Martin Kippenberger. Call him both tank and gnome... "Self Portrait" There are people you encounter, perhaps twice in your lifetime, with more magnetism and extreme enthusi ... More >>
A veteran provocateur brings a punk aesthetic to her survey exhibition at P.S.1
credit: Joan Marcus It's nice to know that the meltdown of the world economy is not preventing George Soros from enjoying classic Russian theater. The international financier was just one of a surprising number of notables taking in Wednesday night's opening of the Sam Mendes-directed The Cherry O ... More >>
Dark Meat at last year's SXSW, photo by Rebecca Smeyne See, it's totally lame, don't worry, you're not missing a thing South by Southwest just firebombed everybody's inboxes with a partial list of names playing this year's barbecue-and-booze blitz. A quick scan reveals the midsize marquee names to ... More >>
Finally, the change we need
New releases, reissues, debuts, and moreeach critic's picks
Buckle up for some curious photo road trips
'Live Forever''s glamour clamor
Take in the era of Old Golds and Il Duce
Two movies ask: Do the masses or the man make the difference in history?
The visionary, restored
When is a Bear not a Bear?
Rebel Diaz and their hip-hop politics run afoul of the cops
They may speak puzzling languages, but foreigners write books too.
A sardonic Russian, and other summer book highlights
The next wave of post-9/11 political films trade sobriety for satire
The ex-Moldy Peach rode Juno to semi-stardom, but Germany is way ahead of us
Xecrets and lies with the director and screenwriter of Married Life
A morally ambiguous Holocaust tale of survival and collusion
A burned piano inspires a curious artistic legacy
Make a change in your life.
Ah, those talking heads-the TV yabberers, not the guys singing about buildings and food. We've grown a little...