File Under: BIG THANGS POPPIN'! Brooklyn cool kids and Voice cover subjects Hunters have just inked a deal with the Mom Pop record label, the home of Big Deal bands like Sleigh Bells, Wavves, Metric, Tokyo Police Club, FIDLAR, Neon Indian, Freelance Whales, etc. etc., so on and so forth. They've a ... More >>
Better than: It's cool to admit, apparently.
I honestly don't understand the voracious hatred some have for Mumford & Sons. I get that banjos/mandolins/dobros aren't for everyone: there is no law that says you have to like fiddles and boots-as-percussion instruments, same as there isn't one that r ... More >>
A few days ago, we wrote about the U.S. whooping cough outbreak -- which is the worst in 50 years.
Pertussis can prove deadly to infants and toddlers, but healthy adults aren't likely to succumb to this illness. (However, it's still a good idea to get a booster shot! Details here.)
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In a interesting new report, researchers say that there is a correlation between the quality of New York City public school education, and the racial and economic makeup of the school district where a student lives.
Using a statistical index, which looks at test results, the number of so-called "h ... More >>
So the James Beard Foundation Awards were last night and New York City cleaned up pretty well, with Best New Restaurant going to ABC Kitchen, Outstanding Pastry Chef awarded to Eleven Madison Park's Angela Pinkerton, Outstanding Restaurant Award also nabbed by Eleven Madison Park, and Outstan ... More >>
opentable.comThe product of blood, sweat, and tearsIt's almost time for the Oscars. That is, the Oscars of the food world: the James Beard Foundation Awards. Today marked the announcement of the restaurant and chef semifinalists, who were chosen from a record 28,000 online entries. Finalists ... More >>
The greatest indie-rock comeback story of all time (probably) (hopefully) continues apace: Neutral Milk Hotel deity Jeff Mangum has now announced a clutch of East Coast shows to complement his appearance at that crazy Asbury Park ATP event that I'm assuming is all sorts of sold out by now. Th ... More >>
Rebecca MarxGuerrilla Ice Cream's South Asian flavors: so 2010.There are only 24 days left to make year-end lists, so the Atlantic is getting a jump on things with a round-up of "the consequential ice cream events of 2010." Compiled by Gus Rancatore, the co-founder of Cambridge, MA's Toscanin ... More >>
If you have the internet, especially on your phone, you might spend some time on Twitter. And if you're not completely consumed in this whole Nerd Prom thing, maybe you noticed another hashtag all up in your feed on Friday and Saturday. No, not about the weather, though it is beautiful in New ... More >>
Will the spirit of James Beard smile upon New York chefs?The James Beard Foundation announced its list of semi-finalists for the annual James Beard Awards today, kicking off the food world's very own Oscar season scrum. The semi-finalists were selected from a pool of 21,000 online entries; th ... More >>
L.A. Burdick, the artisanal chocolatier from Cambridge, Mass., opened a Manhattan outpost a few weeks ago. It will start serving pastries and wines in the next few weeks.
Robert Ribant of River Cafe has opened Cafe Mei Mei in Cobble Hill, a sleek "seasonal American" restaurant. Wine and be ... More >>