When the press release for TEDxBoulder caught Joel Warner's eye back in 2010, he hadn't the faintest idea it would ultimately lead him into the belly of a cargo plane bound for the Amazon with Patch Adams, 100 "Burning Man-type" clowns and Dr. Peter McGraw. It did, and it's actually kind of a funny ... More >>
Usually, people hear Kalan Sherrard before they see him. It's a Sunday afternoon, and a half-crowded L train pulls into Union Square station. As passengers disembark, above the typical din of the subway platform they hear the sound of scraping metal cans and eery, repetitive harmonica music. [Vide ... More >>
It's Tuesday night, and Vadim Peare -- better known as the Soviet-born, London-bred, globally minded DJ Vadim -- is in Philly to play a gig. Or rather, he's just across the river from Philly, in South Jersey, staying at the modest home of a man he'd never met before -- a fan and long-time Facebook ... More >>
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
If there is any lingering question about the mass popularity of electronic music, one need look no further than Electric Daisy Carnival. We'd be remiss to call EDC the "Woodstock of EDM," because even one of rock's most iconic festivals doesn't hold a candle to the production, logistics, and near in ... More >>
By Liz Tracy Most of the people we met on the S.S. Coachella had never been on a cruise before. Like us, they weren't so sure what to pack or how to dress for three days of awkwardly saying hi to their favorite bands on a floating building at sea. But, like the festival, the fans also brought their ... More >>
In Waste Of Paint, our writer/artist team of Jamie Peck and Debbie Allen will review goings-on about town in words and images. Ain't it grand when some sensory input makes you feel like you're on Mars, even though you're totally sober? We devoted this weekend to the weirder side of the New York mus ... More >>
The Mi Ami rocker hits the decks as Ital
After a dismal showing at yesterday's Iowa caucuses, one-time Republican Presidential front-runner and "interesting person" Michele Bachmann announced today that she was ending her campaign to be sworn in as Commander-in-Chief next January. Once the brief press conference disseminating the news ende ... More >>
Live music to sound off the new year
On Saturday, September 24, there will be an epic event in Washington Square Park, a night to remember, Jedi vs. Sith, hands aglow with lightsabers, battling to the pain or to whatever one battles to with a lightsaber. The brains behind Lightsaber Battle 2011, Kevin Bracken and Lori Kufner of ... More >>
Take a holiday with Vampire Weekend at the MTK Music Festival. And go shopping! After many stabs at hosting multi-day music festivals on Long Island (Field Day Fest, we knew you when), August 2011, at least for now, brings us two festivals happening on the East End: Escape To New York kicks off tomo ... More >>
FigmentThis weekend people will stand in kiddie pools on Governors Island and throw soaking-wet stuffed animals at one another. Or, they might sit on some cushions and throw rose petals in the air. It's all part of Figment, a participatory art festival, born on the island four years ago. Alth ... More >>
Not nearly as sacrilegious as you may have hoped/feared. Pics by Chris, more below.Peaches Christ Superstar Starring Peaches and Gonzales The Concert Hall at the Society for Ethical Culture Saturday, December 11 Better Than: Pussies, Peaches' one-woman version of CATS. So here we have Peac ... More >>
BravoWelcome back to Top Chef. Some things appear to have stayed the same: Crocs! Rampaging egos! Bad culinary puns ("Eric Ripert joins our culinary Supreme Court," har har)! Copious hostess cleavage! Others have changed: Where once there were Glad bags, now there is Dial NutriSkin. Where onc ... More >>
Hua Hsu grabs the cover of the Jan/Feb Atlantic Monthly to explain what Sean Combs and Jay Gatsby have in common, the post-racial world that even Nelly knows he lives in, Stuff White People Like, The (White) Rapper Show, WASP style, and the other stubborn trappings of "The End of White America." Fo ... More >>
Next year in Orlando! Nailing Florida's born-again theme park. Back here, the usual unholier- than-thou experiences.
By Sarah Ferguson Global terror, the NYPD's increasingly restrictive rules governing public gatherings, and a city economy based on honing New Yorkers into efficiency drones has sucked much of the spontaneity from New York City's street life. So it was a rare act of liberation to watch a crowd of ... More >>
Bottle service corrupts the soul of New York City nightlife.
VLS Beach Reads: Relax with a pre-Scientology L. Ron Hubbard, other people's notebooks, and a carnivorous plant
Feminist Diana York Blaine bares her boobs and talks gender equality
Geek Rapture: Nine Games Bordering on Nirvana
Ready for the Revel-ution
Commemorating P.S. 122's 25-year history of stretching the bounds of contemporary performance
X-treme Performance Art Moves From the Margin to the Mainstream
Thoughts on Newness for the New Season
The 2000 Olympics Start Next Week. Pumped Up?
Happy New Year, Pod People!
Surfing Through the Scuttlebutt