The Benny Hill Show has finally made it to Broadway, more or less. One Man, Two Guvnors--a knockabout farce about a lovable schmo who ends up trying to please two bosses in various forms of hiding--is lowbrow, spirited, and fourth-wall breaking, filled with anachronisms, audience participation, and ... More >>
Kuksu is a noodle soup whose name means "noodle soup" in Korean. This week Counter Culture rolls into one of the city's most unique restaurants, Elza Fancy Foods. The menu represents the Uzbek-Korean-Russian cooking of Uzbekistan's Korean population. Much of the food is cheap, fascinating, and del ... More >>
The New York City smoking ban went into effect this week, and we noted the lax enforcement language, in which the city admits, "We expect the new law will be enforced by New Yorkers themselves, who will ask people to follow the law and stop smoking." But in Battery Park, it's going to be extr ... More >>
Multifaceted pop for the BK Bowl set
So Gloss Drop, the eagerly awaited new record from defiantly complex, deliciously weird art-rock trio Battles, is due out in June, which is great news, considering the excellent of 2007's Mirrored, which boasted, in "Atlas," probably the most appealing profoundly disturbing rock anti-single o ... More >>
Merrill Garbus, a/k/a the ukulele-strumming/drum-pounding/beatboxing/growling dervish known as tUnE-yArDs, is one of the best live acts going right now, a riot of energy, color, and (most importantly) volume, a loop-building and tonsil-flaring spectacle so joyous we're willing to tolerate the ... More >>
(Because newer is not always better)
View Larger Map DATE: March 14, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. LOCATION: Inside a parking garage at 149 Brighton 11th St., Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. In what is a relatively unusual event, the NYPD is asking the public's help to solve a murder dating back to March of last year. The victim, Vlad Tolstykh, 35, ... More >>
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