News that Fatburger - a California chain offering the usual gloppy, salad-topped burgers associated with that state - was planning another assault on New York City reminded me that this wasn't really the first time the fast-food-chain had made an attempt to establish itself in the metropolis.
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Recently at The Week, rightwing author Michael K. Lewis penned a provocative column called "The culture war is over, and conservatives lost." He was echoing what many rightbloggers have been saying since the recent election -- that after two consecutive victories by the Kenyan Pretender, conservativ ... More >>
Back in September of 2010, noted music journalist (and former editor-in-chief of SPIN and Vibe magazines) Alan Light was among 4,000 people sitting in the Jacob Javitz Center for Yom Kippur services when the Congregation Beit Simchat Torah choir took the stage to conclude the solemn proceedings with ... More >>
In the most recent print issue of the Village Voice, we visit the Long Island City headquarters of Troma Entertainment, the "almost" 40-year-old Z-movie studio responsible for such unforgettable titles as Fat Guy Goes Nutzoid!! and Tales from the Crapper. But the company's best known creation is The ... More >>
The national star-making machinery only begins to take you seriously when you command the field more than once. Just like, say, GOP presidential candidates, pop acts can't chart one strong number and assume dominance is permanently theirs. They've got to come back on top, week after week, sur ... More >>
Macaulay Culkin's iPod
(le) poisson rouge
Thursday, December 8
Better than: I would say Elijah Wood's iPod but I don't think that's true.
The giddiness set in about four hours before Macaulay Culkin's party at (le) poisson rouge's gallery bar last nightyes, that Macaulay Culkin. Upon ... More >>
What was the first rock and roll song? Ask music historians and you'll get a range of '40s and early '50 candidates, from "Good Rockin' Tonight" to "Rocket 88."
Ah, but when did the Rock Era begin? That's easier. Everybody knows that Bill Haley and His Comets' rendition of "Rock Around the C ... More >>
Taylor Swift w/NeedToBreathe, Danny Gokey
Tuesday, July 19
Better than: Bottling up your emotions.
Before Taylor Swift took the stage last night, I was looking around the Prudential Center, marveling once again at the craftwork on display during an arena show. In contrast to Ka ... More >>
We watched the rape trial of NYPD officers Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata with our eyes half-covered, anticipating ugliness. And indeed it was icky, with slut-shaming and anything else to undermine the accuser. Yesterday came the verdict -- not guilty -- for the most serious charges, and ... More >>
New York Police Officer Kenneth Moreno stands accused of raping a drunk East Village woman after he was called to her apartment by a cab driver to help her get upstairs to her apartment; his partner Franklin Mata is accused of keeping watch during the rape, waiting in the living room. After w ... More >>
The Jägermeister Tour featuring Dierks Bentley, Josh Thompson, and Sean Patrick McGraw
Long Island Community Bank Theatre at Westbury
Sunday, March 27
Better than: Staving off the Sunday night blues with a screening of Talladega Nights.
For much of his show on at the former Westbury ... More >>
Sarah ZornThe rolling hills of the Benmarl vineyards.Seeking to mix things up for our third anniversary, my husband and I decided to ditch our preconceived notions of group tours and give the Little Wine Bus a try (or, I went ahead and booked a couple of tickets, and he had no choice but to g ... More >>
Consider the slack, orgasmic vagueness that invades Paul Simons face as, down below, his right hand twitches, by reflex alone, into the first four chords of "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard"--a song that appears, even when being played by the man who wrot ... More >>