[Ed note: Tomorrow, Voice Clubs Editor Brittany Spanos offer a counterpoint to this essay entitled "Katy Perry Must Be Stopped"] The chic thing to do on the internet this week is to moan about Katy Perry's Prism tour backup dancers. According to all the Wendy Whiners out there, because the faceless ... More >>
Shop for a good cause at this SoHo sale
Questlove and crew guide you through 50 years of electronic music
Ashley Bickerton returns to Lehmann Maupin
Jean-Michel Othoniel comes to brooklyn
Neon Lycra and headbands never looked this good
Here is something we hate at Runnin' Scared: Stereotypes. Particularly when people embody stereotypes in some desperate, transparent search for self-fulfillment, when really, they could, like, volunteer in a soup kitchen or just go get drunk and cry in their ice cream or something. Anyway! Be ... More >>
We ventured out of our bat-cave to Washington Square Park to see how New York's human people were enjoying this awesome weather (mostly so we could enjoy the weather a bit ourselves). The happiness quotient of NYC has increased a thousandfold. It's like it never snowed at all! It's above 60 degrees ... More >>
Over the past year or so, Marcus Samuelsson has lent his fine name to many things: stainless steel cookware, a fragrance, Kraft Foods, American Airlines, kitchen linens, MasterCard, gas ranges, Buick, a cruise line, television, and, oh right, the Red Rooster. And to this list, we can now add ... More >>
Every day we hear more about how Williamsburg is "over," whatever that word actually means. But now it's like seriously really "over" you guys, according to the 1000th installation in The New York Times Explores That Faraway Place, Brooklyn : it's the next Park Slope. Germy kids and their hip ... More >>
She's 'empowered'; Dan Choi's having fun; Joan Collins is showing slides
Everyone that works in 24-hour cable news got really excited temporarily when the Los Angeles Times reported that a "cult-like" group could not be found, but left behind letters that "essentially state that they [the missing persons] are all going to heaven shortly to meet Jesus and their dec ... More >>
Are you a young man, located in "areas like Williamsburg, Brooklyn," who likes to wear hats? Are you inspired by Justin Timberlake and "pictures of Frank Sinatra"? Do you consider your hat a part of your "look," but just can't nail down the proper hat etiquette? The Wall Street Journal can help.
Unless we're mistaken, the visuals here--roses, galloping unicorns, swans, hearts, leopards, swords, gold jewelry--are pulled from (or at least are referencing) the photoshoot that so appalled the New York Times Magazine's Lynn Hirschberg back in May, which she described like so:
For those seeking proof that people are stupid, there is this: Cosmetic foot surgery, a/k/a, the "Cinderella procedure," the absolute latest in ridiculous plastic surgery trends. If you have ugly, questionable, too fat, too skinny, wrinkly, or otherwise compromised feet, you can fix them perm ... More >>
That's right, kids. Rent has finally become so depoliticized and mainstreamed that its tunes are being used to hawk merchandise on the telly.
Shopping, pinball, photobooth—you!
What if New York really was making a return to the bad old days? Witness the pixelation, Pac-Man/Frogger/Donkey-Kong-ization, '80s-ification of New York City. No one wore legwarmers in the making of this video, but they should have. I need to play Tetris. Now. Thanks, BoweryBoogie!
Farraha Senquiz, 13, recently left her home in the South Bronx wearing black Ugg boots, blue jeans, and a purple-and-black plaid fur-trim coat, and has not been seen since. She is described in "poor mental condition." She's 5'5" and 115 pounds, with brown eyes. If you've seen her, NYPD asks ... More >>
The owners of Gold Fashion Jewelry in Far Rockaway are unlikely to be as gracious with bandits as Long Island deli owner Mohammad Sohail. Thugs roughed up workers at the Far Rockaway gem joint and absconded with cash and jewelry.
The police in the 52 Precinct are asking for help from anyone who has information about Hector Waites, 48, of 2287 University Avenue in the Bronx. Waites is 5'5" tall, 140 lbs., with brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen wearing green army fatigues (shirt and pants), black boots a brow ... More >>
Around 7 a.m. on August 30, Monica Gonzalez, 23, left her home at Rochambeau Avenue in The Bronx and has not been seen since. She's 5'7", approximately 140 pounds, with brown eyes and black, shoulder-length hair, and was last seen wearing a pink tank top, dark blue jeans, and black moccasins. ... More >>
The latest and most detailed recounting of the epic New York City police disaster known as Bernie Kerik is in Leonard Levitt's fascinating new tell-all history, NYPD Confidential. Levitt, who wrote a column for Newsday that now runs on the Web, tells of sitting at his desk in One Police Plaz ... More >>
Young pop upstart has a world of tricks in his bag
You almost get the feeling from today's masterful obit in the Times of Robert McNamara, the Vietnam War architect who died Monday at 93, that he was so troubled by the tens of thousands of corpses that resulted from his many grievous mistakes that he paid for his sins. Reporter Tim Weiner eloquentl ... More >>
courtesy Marianne Boesky Gallery The discreet jiggle that comes with the New York art world's switch to summer hours--Monday to Friday instead of Tuesday to Saturday--acts as a blunt industry-wide signal: the people who buy and sell art at a high level have checked out until September. Some are cha ... More >>
A rare screening of one very long concert
Deitch Projects LIC's current group exhibition "Pig" is based on a show from last year's Art Basel Miami and features a fake food sculpture that mimics a giant candy necklace by Paolo Pivi entitled "Fake Food Brings Art." [via Eat Me Daily]
Justin HyteJustin Tranter is a rock star (he's lead singer of the glammy Semi Precious Weapons) AND a jewelry designer (his sexy FETTY line sells at Barneys NY and Barneys COOP). He's ALSO a perfect subject for this widely read blog! So, in between bouts of rubbing sea kelp into my hair, I cornered ... More >>
What's Jake Tapper up to as ABC's senior White House correspondent? Today he reported on the President's life in the White House. "At 6:45 (super: digital watch) he's in the gym," Tapper told a breathless nation; Obama runs on a treadmill and listens to Jay-Z (brief musical sting). His "heathful" br ... More >>
It's gonna be a nude ol' time
When we get bored of taking demented quizzes and playing scrabble on Facebook, we like to occupy ourselves waste away our life customizing fantasy sneakers on Nike.com. For Christmas, we're hoping someone will read this and give us a $130 gift certificate to the website. Then, if we can ever stop r ... More >>
A very sophisticated and cultured friend brought to our attention a new way to slack off at work. Oh, wait, this is our job. Kind of. Ugly Outfits New York is a mean blog that makes fun of people's clothes. What more do you need to know? Fine, here's the mission statement: The Staff at Ugly Outfi ... More >>
A pair of docs shake down globalization
'Bust' and local artists rescue the ailing holiday craft fair
Preschool cool isn't just for toddlers anymore
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