Students protesting the end of Cooper Union's free educational model are still using president Jamshed Bharucha's office as the base of operations they claimed Wednesday morning. On Wednesday night, roughly 50-60 students from at least five other New York schools rallied on the ground in Cooper Squa ... More >>
Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro has a new plan to inject some life into the American economy. He's told his staffers to affix the words "Buy American" to all constituent correspondence as part of a new "Buy American" campaign. This should work!
Keith Haring fans! We didn't get Art in the Streets, but we will be getting a large-scale Keith Haring exhibition in April of next year, the Brooklyn Museum announced today. Keith Haring: 1978-1982 will focus on Haring's early career as a new transplant to New York.
In Waste Of Paint, our writer/artist team of Jamie Peck and Debbie Allen will review goings-on about town in words and images.
This weekend involved lots of semi-aimless wandering around the city for Debbie and me, for which we were rewarded with one strange new friend after another. It was ... More >>
"It ain't where you from, it's where you at," intones Chuck D himself on the fourth album by rapper/producer Blitz The Ambassador. Blitz is originally from Ghana's capital city of Accra, and currently resides in Brooklyn, but the otherworldly rhythms and triple-speed rhymes of Native Sun (Emb ... More >>
via / viaIf you're a New York City resident, and especially if you live in Brooklyn or Queens, you might have noticed the strong smell of burning rubber beginning at around 2 a.m. on Sunday. Smoke hung in the air and even filled subway stations, giving the mistaken impression that something o ... More >>
Pop culture -- especially music -- has always had its own respectively fringe and seemingly misunderstood populations. From Phish Phans, to Justin Bieber's bloodthirsty teenage following, and beyond, there always seems to be a group of people deeply saturated in a culture of fanatic obsession ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent.
Brooklyn hip-hop boundary-pushers Super Chron Flight Brothers--a.k.a. MCs Billy Woods and Privilege--spit daring, free-associative rhymes reminiscent of vintage Ultramagnetic or first-generation Def ... More >>
Photo by Dennis Hopper, Courtesy of Eric Firestone Gallery.Andy Warhol, Henry Geldzahler, David Hockney, and Jeff Goodman in 1963.Warhol fans won't want to miss the largest ever collection of Andy images -- including 100 previously unseen photos of one of our favorite quintessential New Yorke ... More >>
The now-crashing, frothy tide of praise for 27-year-old video artist Ryan Trecartin began in earnest at the start of the 2007 art season, when New York Times critic (and as-of-Monday Pulitzer prizewinner) Holland Cotter apparently returned from the artist's New York solo debut at Elizabeth Dee Galle ... More >>