Alex Sverdlov had climbed the volcano alone a year ago. It took him three and a half days to reach the top and get back to sea level. The hike was peaceful and not steep, but it was challenging enough that he decided to summit the volcano again. He was an experienced outdoorsman and strenuous advent ... More >>
The outdoor crowd of some 6,000 fans in Boise that night in April probably remember a few distinct things about the show they'd come to see. One: It was great. Of course it was. This was Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, after all — the raucous but tight-as-a-drum soul powerhouse fronted by a n ... More >>
A woman with a small child in her car who tried to break through a barricade outside the White House, rammed a police car near the U.S. Capitol, and was ultimately shot to death by Capitol police has been identified as Miriam Carey, 34, of Stamford, Connecticut. Carey is from Brooklyn, where she gre ... More >>
Big Dance Theater creates a culture that destroys itself
In part one of my interview with Bear chef-owner Natasha Pogrebinsky, she talked about her life as a Ukrainian refugee and what she's trying to accomplish at her Astoria restaurant. Here in part two, she divulges a guilty pleasure, talks about the best meal (and nap!) she's ever had, and touches on ... More >>
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is having a rough week so far. For one thing, new Quinnipiac poll shows the mayoral front-runner's numbers hitting a five-month low. She's also facing a new attack ad paid for by a coalition of labor and animal-rights groups. The ad got some media attention earl ... More >>
Typical sidewalk jerking operation Brooklyn is the jerk capital of the world, more so than even Jamaica itself. You can't go very far in Brooklyn neighborhoods like Crown Heights, Rugby, East New York, and Flatbush without seeing a 60-gallon drum spewing smoke -- the universal symbol of some of th ... More >>
Tina Satter and company do their version of Chekhov at the Coil festival
Running for Congress, George Martinez calls himself the Occupiers' candidate. The rest of the movement isn't so sure.
Catherine Trieschmann's new play tests a science teacher's rationality
Esther ZuckermanJohn Raymond Barker and Jared Pike face Colman Domingo.This week, theater usher Jared Pike will work at the production of Hair, which is playing on Broadway at the St. James Theatre on 44th Street. Monday night, however, he kissed his husband, John Raymond Barker, on that stag ... More >>
On the occasion of the 56th Annual Obie Awards, we ask theater-makers their view of todaysand tomorrowsexperimental theater
Brooklyn's battling state senator, Kevin Parker, faces dual headaches this month. One is a primary challenge by perennial candidate Wellington Sharpe who is making his second bid to take Parker's job away. Headache Number Two considerably complicates Headache Number One: On August 16, Parker ... More >>
So what happened to the immigrants given a fresh start by Reagan in 1986?
We came to know him as an actor (Milk, Pineapple Express, Knocked Up, and soon, Eat, Pray, Love), then, as a brainy student (New York University, Columbia, Brooklyn College, Yale, and the Rhode Island School of Design). Now he's created his first solo art exhibit, The Dangerous Book Four Boys ... More >>
One of them resembles a municipal recycling container. The other looks like a commercial paper shredder. Both are campaigning to be New York City's new voting system, but only one can prevail. Meet the candidates: the all-inclusive ImageCast... ...and the DS-200 scanner with AutoMark ballot ... More >>
Torture in Manhattan for 28-year-old Muslim American Sayed Fahad Hashmi
So why are they stocking up on stun guns?
The maze of America
Just wait till the rest of the country sees Giuliani unhinged
Searching for unmisery with Brooklyn's closet romantic
Only in the early '70s could Elliott Gould have been a matinee idol. Since then? The Brooklyn schlemiel's long goodbye.
Irked by a newpaper's coverage, the PBA tries a little "razzle dazzle" of its own
Behind the scenes of the NYPD crackdown at the GOP convention
Sarah Benson takes center stage at Soho Rep
While Atlantic Yards grabs the headlines, an art attack quietly transforms downtown Brooklyn
The birth and life of the '9-11 Truth movement'
It's cheerful on Fifth: "Hey, Bob, I'm just coming out of the barbershop"
There's ice all over the place—they said, make sex on the beach
Framing an abstract expressionist and comics maestro in the entrance to the subway
Your dad had a job, a wife, a house. You've got loans and fear of commitment. Hello, manhood.
MOMA's Bontecou retrospective reminds us of the cosmic and erotic power of her work
The Best Slice Near Your School
An Afternoon on the INS Line
Protests Turn Ugly as Pro-Palestinian and Pro-Israeli Forces Face Off On Campus
Alan Vega, Multimedia Artist
A Modern Militant Vies to Revive the Transit Union
Pupils Purchase Pills, Powders, Pot
The Bill of Rights for Black Men
The Dotcoms Come CallingDiploma or No
It takes more than a dollar and a dream to develop a storefront but the rewards can be priceless
A Jewish group builds a temple to verse
After Decades of Controversy, a Brooklyn Farmhouse Is Readied for Restoration