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Justin Vernon aka Bon Iver is a mild-mannered hipster heartthrob who crafts his rustic, emotionally fragile-seeming folk-rock in a secluded Wisconsin cabin. Charles Manson is a babbling former cult leader rotting away in a California state prison for an infamous murder spree. According to Pandora In ... More >>
This week, Fork in the Road featured a two-part interview with chef Richard Kuo of Pearl & Ash, who specified the importance of his partners, Brandon McRill and Patrick Cappiello, a number of times. That's because food is only part of the equation at this downtown dining destination, and while McRil ... More >>
"I know it makes no sense, but I know it's going to work out, that I shouldn't give up," says Kristeen Young, punctuating the serious thought with a bright, loud laugh, as she does often in conversation. "There's no logic to it, but I know the best is still to come." Kristeen Young performs with Mo ... More >>
Books by Andri Snær Magnason, Wendy Guerra, Rosa Montera, and Paul Elie
Judge, jury, and [insert explosion]
And another hundred people just got off of the train? Try another two hundred thousand. An article printed in the Sunday New York Times -- which poses in its headline the daunting question: "How Many People Can Manhattan Hold?" -- explains that the Department of City Planning's Population Division e ... More >>
The fire next time
Anthony DixonChicago's Unicycle Loves You is unabashedly a noise-pop band, but not in the (mo-fi) sense that Sisters, Japanther, Railcars, or early No Age jams are noise-pop. Rather, singer/guitarist Jim Carroll, singer/bassist Nicole Vitale, and drummer J.T. Baker author lo-fi indie-pop bang ... More >>
"For me, Twitter is like my diary. I hope someone saves it so I don't have to write it all again when I'm 75." Where do we even start with someone like Diplo? Wes Pentz is a DJ at his core, but he's also a producer (having worked with Lil Jon, Kanye West, and most notoriously M.I.A.), the fo ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Brooklyn's ArpLine certainly know their way around a synthesizer, blurting out rainbow squiggles that somehow temper their quirky pop with an easygoing, always fashionable New York cool. Equal parts geek ... More >>
Aaron Johnson's secret vigilante
Arguing about mellow indie rock, Lady Gaga, and the real grizzly bears
A city pol sheds her grace on a campaign backer. How unsightly.
Yes (I'm Not There !), NYFF 45 (Blade Runner?) plays to its base (Don Rickles!), but what's so bad about that? (Redacted.)
The heart of The New World: Feverish fans turn a box office bust into a cult film
In his triple-tiered follow-up to The Hours, Cunningham moves from Woolf to Whitman
Cannes '04's Eden of East: A possibly unfinished pop symphony and an anime cyber-noir
Natural disasters, an anemic economy, and Ah-nold. California, here we come.
Sun Burnin', Page Turnin'
Dancers in the Dark, From Zion to Transylvania
Madonna Gets the Steven Klein Makeover
No Place Like Utopia