Singles were added to the Village Voice Pazz & Jop critics' poll for the music of 1979 issue. Before that, only albums were ranked in the poll, which began in 1971, then stopped for three years before returning for good in early 1975 to recap the music of 1974. Here's a rundown of the top ten singl ... More >>
Kindness (le) Poisson Rouge Thursday, May 17 Better than: You. Adam Bainbridge, mastermind of UK electro project Kindness, is a cool guy, but he might be just a little too cool for his own good. Last night at (le) Poisson Rougewhere Kindness made its New York City debutBainbridge fir ... More >>
Tomorrow is the last day of March, as you might already know, and it also marks the end of the first quarter of 2012. What better way to close out a three-month span than to size up its musical offerings via playlist? Below, please find the contents of my "2012 awesomeness" playlist, a running-all-y ... More >>
photo by Atisha PaulsonJim KearnsPeels has gotten its fair share of praise this week. Most of that has been for the food -- or at least the infinitely cool environment in which the food is served -- and a few words were dedicated to the cocktails. The drinks list, designed by Yana Volfson, is ... More >>
Is it bad etiquette to get drunk at a store?
It's Summer, and as we all know, many businesses get slow in the summer. Media is one of these businesses, and in media, you have to diversify in order to stay afloat, or something. It's bad enough you have to concern yourself with the terrible fate of blogger burnout in this heat! But making ... More >>
If you're really in love, you shouldn't have any problem making your feelings known on Valentine's Day. But you might anyway. Because commerce, advertising, and social panic conspire to bamboozle us into bad choices. The market is now saturated with "unique" Valentine's gifts. These are alm ... More >>
Magyars invade tinseltown, and the rest is history
A remake that improves on the film it's copying is as rare as a sequel that's better than the film it's following (though admittedly it happens, as do solar eclipses and celebrity guilty verdicts). I'm always horrified when a classic gets redone simply because they assume magic will strike t ... More >>
Your guess is not as good as mine. But go ahead and try.
Photo by Phillie Casablanca @ Flickr Amid all the talk of politically-driven food choices and what a president's--and first lady's--role is in our kitchens, we thought we'd bring you something a little less polarizing... if not quite easy to digest: 18 rodent recipes, courtesy of Now That's Nifty. ... More >>
Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. 1001 Ways To Be Romantic Author: Gregory J.P Godek Publisher: Casablanca Press Date: 1995 Discovered at: ... More >>
Two vampire classics are back. Unfortunately, this time, they bite.
For the week of June 1319, 2007
Forging ahead stoically through 60 years of bombs
Kvelling over damn near a dozen meanings of life, their average length close to an hour
Can a sacred music festival lure us away from violence and toward reason?
The Sheltering Sky
At the re:play Conference, the Gaming World Longs for Legitimacy
The Grand Guignol Murder of a Gay Man In Virginia