Cymbeline is the misunderstood schoolchild of Shakespeare's plays, the misfit who speaks up at odd times and sometimes says the wrong thing, awkward in all kinds of obvious ways. It's a special-needs play, but the beauty of it is right there in its bones, not least because in it we can see the great ... More >>
Tonight, fun-loving party rockers Electric Six are bringing their unique brand of unrelenting dance-floors thrashers to Mercury Lounge for what's sure to be the most unstable good time in Manhattan this evening. Next year marks a full decade since the group smashed into our collective conscious with ... More >>
The story about a Texas private investigator's new book claiming that he has proof O.J. Simpson isn't guilty of the 1994 murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman is getting the kind of media buzz you would expect when someone makes a claim as absurd as "O.J. didn't ... More >>
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Not a chain.New Yorkers (most of them, it seems) profess a grand dislike of chain stores, especially when they have to wait in line to get their overpriced lattes from Starbucks! The good news for such people is this: According to the Center for an Urban Future's annual survey on chain stores ... More >>
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 take a look at Netflix's monthly fee increase and the fervor surrounding it. The Internet boldly takes a stand and says, "Six ... More >>
via 423SmithBlockbuster has finally succumbed to something we all know was a long time coming (who among us has entered a video store -- and, no, not that kind -- in the last year? Please raise your hand.) As a side effect to the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing that was announced today, a number ... More >>
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. Helping With Bike Safety Author/Illustrator: Betsey Douglas MacDonald Date: None gi ... More >>
Fire up Silent Night/7 O'Clock News and let's revel in how miserable it all is: A guy driving on Brooklyn's 27th Street near the Gowanus Expressway yesterday felt something under his car and found a corpse wrapped in plastic. Surveillance video reveals that the body was dumped there Wednesday n ... More >>
Whole Foods may not be coming to Gowanus anytime in the near future, but On Monday, Union Market will bring its own brand of aspirational grocery shopping to the neighborhood a few blocks north.
Theater that's livin' on a prayer
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There's a Dark Night curse going on, and not just for those who shell out $12 to see it. It seems as if virtually everyone who's in the thing is finding themselves in some unsavory scrape with either the law or oblivion, maybe because they all participated in one sequel too many. I was totally ahead ... More >>
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