1 The Universal Tea Machine is a tea-making device, a primitive computer, and a pinball machine. And if you can perform binary addition, it will make you a (free!) cup of tea with milk and sugar. [Edible Geography]
2 This sneaky little pug knows how to grab food from a much larger dog (it sort of r ... More >>
The Musical Box perform The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
Tribeca Performing Arts Center
Friday, November 25
Better than: Frank Zappa's 1984 Thing-Fish pictorial for Hustler.
Besides licensing the rights to The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway to the cover band The Musical Box, who've been touring it recen ... More >>
At last year's Brooklyn Book Festival, Joshua Clover and Ta-Nehisi Coates argued the relative merits of Roxette's "Listen to Your Heart" and Public Enemy's "Fight the Power." The year before, Ian MacKaye (on a panel with Thurston Moore and Lupe Fiasco) decried the overuse of the phrase "Goog ... More >>
Did you miss our party last night? It was fun. More importantly, people won stuff, like giant foam fingers and real, live cans of Four Loko! Herewith, a recap of the deserving winners of the very first ever First Annual Village Voice Web Awards! Also, our apologies to Best Neighborhood Blog, ... More >>
Ah, the Brooklyn Book Festival, a five-year-old, free, all-day blowout of panels, readings, and extraordinary quasi-literary happenings, where you might see, say, Ian MacKaye complaining about people who say "just type it in" when they mean "Google it." (On a panel with Thurston Moore and Lup ... More >>
Predictably nasty New York Post film critic Kyle Smith is now apparently telling his readers what else to do on the weekends. Not that he really should, but Smith obviously doesn't give a shit what Post readers are doing on the weekend, because he apparently wrote one entry just to be a cruel ... More >>
Free Williamsburg has a thorough interview up today with the organizers of the Guggenheim's It Came From Brooklyn series, which begins tonight with a stellar bill: High Places, the Walkmen, and Colson Whitehead, with assists from the comedian Leo Allen and the Brooklyn Steppers Marching Band. ... More >>
After last week's post-apocalyptic BEA, where the reports mingled just the slightest hint of indie-optimism with a general sense of what-the-fuck-do-we-do-now, it's encouraging to get the news out of Fort Greene that Greenlight Bookstore--the much-chronicled bookseller start-up that could--has final ... More >>
This blog's second sojourn to the Happy Ending Reading and Music Series last week reminded us of Colson Whitehead's stand there back in April, when the evening's musical guest, Sam Amidon, covered R. Kelly's "Relief," one of the most underrated, if also most exceedingly bizarre, tracks in Kells' v ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla visits Booker T. Jones at Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, where the indomitable MG finally embraces his inner surly rock star.
Aidan Levy in praise of Marc Ribot, style-morphing guitarist icon extraordinaire.
Jesse Jarnow on the otherworldly ... More >>
Phyllis Little wouldn't leave her apartment in the Bronx until she saw justice done for her nine-year-old granddaughter, raped and murdered in 1998. The police say they have the man who did it, and Little is preparing to go. But her mind isn't settled -- not about Robert Fleming, who insists he's ... More >>
Oh--is it summertime again already?
If the sight of Colson Whitehead reading aloud haikus about Kiefer Sutherland's 24 at last night's Happy Ending Music and Reading Series wasn't a convincing enough case for the perennially killer event, Amanda Stern announced from the stage last night that the mu ... More >>
We already met the Real World Brooklyn cast members (twice, [cough] three times). Last week, Sharon Steel watched this season's first episode, so you didn't have to. We made her do it again.
This week's episode of the Real World was entitled "The Ins and Outs of Brooklyn." We suppos ... More >>