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As we detailed in a feature story earlier this month, The Gang War that Wasn't, Lance and Todd Feurtado brought their "Snug" anti-violence program to the Redfern Houses in Far Rockaway days after a 2011 gang-related murder turned the neighborhood into a powder keg. The brothers' conflict resolution ... More >>
In what's already been a year toploaded with comebacks, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have made their own mark in 2013 by debuting some live tracks, album art, festival dates, and teasers from their upcoming April album Mosquito. In the most solidifying act of their pre-album build-up, Zane Lowe debuted their ... More >>
The way we die now
Five days of reggae royalty, mixing it up on-screen
Public health experts in the U.K. have recently begged the government to ban cheap booze, saying that low-cost alcohol causes 13,000 cases of cancer yearly -- and 25 percent of deaths in young Britons, according to the BBC.
The 2011 edition of Da Capo's annual anthology Best Music Writing which this year was guest edited by The New Yorker classical writer and The Rest Is Noise author Alex Ross; Daphne Carr has been the series editor since 2006contains 32 essays and is augmented by a a jumbo-sized "Other N ... More >>
The UN Population Division estimates the world's 7 billionth person will be born tomorrow. How do they know this? The UN says the number is "derived from the annual series of world population estimates obtained by interpolating the results of the 2010 Revision of World Population Prospects by ... More >>
Pulp's "Babies," No. 23 on the 1994 Festive Fifty The late BBC DJ John Peel unexpectedly passed away seven years ago today, leaving behind a legacy of inimitable musical curiosity and knowledge that reverberated throughout the worldeven in the pre-internet era. Since then, the day's been uno ... More >>
Being a good cook is about more than just following recipes. Knowing what ingredients pair well together will help you avoid screwups in the kitchen and allow you to mix the dregs of your refrigerator into something remotely edible. That's why we love this fun new infographic from designers David Mc ... More >>
The guy in that BBC interview says he's one Alessio Rastani and that he's a trader. The clip has been making the Internet rounds today mostly because of Rastani's bonkers quotes, i.e. "The governments don't rule the world, Goldman Sachs rules the world." He's either the most honest trader in the w ... More >>
This morning Radiohead premiered "Staircase," a moody, somewhat noodly track with a bouncing bassline and drones buzzing past each other. The performance of "Staircase" was recorded during the filming of Radiohead's forthcoming From The Basement episode, which premieres July 1 on the BBC; Ra ... More >>
John Chamberlain at Gagosian; Donald Judd at David Zwirner; David Shapiro at Sue Scott Gallery
John Barclay Thirty-three years ago Harvey Bassett had his punk band's song played by legendary DJ John Peel on his BBC radio show. He was 13 years old. He has been on musical walkabout ever since, becoming a world-class DJ, bringing back the Jamaican soundsystem and single-handedly reviving ... More >>
Not her?!The defiant lesbian blogger Amina Abdallah Araf al Omari (a.k.a. Amina Arraf or Amina Abdallah), who was reported kidnapped on her blog "A Gay Girl in Damascus" by a cousin this week, may not exist at all or otherwise has a lot of explaining to do. Her story circulated everywhere fro ... More >>
With the government curfew lifted and military roadblocks encircling the city of Cairo, Tuesday is shaping up to be the biggest day of protest yet as the ongoing general strike may top one million marchers tomorrow, according to organizers hoping to oust President Hosni Mubarak. Al Jazeera English ( ... More >>
Your partying jag kicks off on Thursday this week and features a global takeover of NYC. Jamaican dancehall queen Natalie Storm is something of an obsession for us lately (especially after Friday night's reOPENed party) -- she's returning to the Lower East Side for an appearance at Happy Endi ... More >>
Most of the Lance Armstrong news today is about his Twitter announcement yesterday that this year's Tour de France will be his last. (A typical write-up, from the BBC.) But with just a few days to the start of this year's three-week epic, there were some other items of interest...
A rip from the premiere on BBC's Radio 1 earlier today, when the DJ called it "the hottest record in the world right now." Hints of Justice, Z100, the mediation of social interactions by technology, clubs in Atlantic City. This the first official single off the still untitled N.E.E.T./Interscope L ... More >>
Hey, it's Monday, time for lots and lots of coffee and, of course, your Monday morning update. • The OTB has a second (ninth?) life. The board voted to keep operations open for at least another year, and will submit a plan on how they will restructure the company to the New York State Wage ... More >>
The run-up to the war, Brit satire–style
The Bushwick Book Club tasks small armies of songwriters with writing original material about various iconic works of literature; on the first Tuesday of each month, they then gather at Goodbye Blue Monday to spout literary analysis, shambling guitar licks, and piercing slide whistle solos. For Apri ... More >>
John Olivers out of his cage again
Direct hits on Abu Ghraib, some close shaves, and frank talk about that Foster parent
Hanks and Howard turn bestselling Christian skullduggery into long-winded History Channel special
Fred Anderson takes free jazz to Chicago's South Side, Odean Pope takes Philly to heaven
Melting ZZ and Jay-Z and all kinds of purple haze into the pot
Struggling to stay positive, documentarians fight the power, reach for the gold at Sundance
Kerry tries the conventional approach, but Bush puts him on alert
Fantasist Neil Gaiman Returns to the Graphic-Novel Series That Made Him Famous
Finding War Coverage on the Web
ABC Wants to Dump 'Nightline' for Letterman. Laughing?
Why the U.S. gets so little bang for its health care buck