[Ed. Note: In Please Enjoy Responsibly, columnist Raymond Cummings tracks down the best noise music of the month, while keeping an eye out for the best of recent months and saluting noise triumphs of yesteryear.] October is an odd month. There is both the fiercely festive pageantry of holidays pres ... More >>
Better Than: drinking 100 Euro wine A wrinkled piece of blue paper lay wadded on the Bowery Ballroom stage in front of Iceage guitarist Johan Surrballe Wieth's monitor, the setlist scrawled in the same handwriting that adorns the cover of the band's third studio album, Plowing Into the Field of Lov ... More >>
Always wanted to go to the Fjords? Well, we can't bring the green-lined cliffs and blue seas to you, but the food, sure. Starting tomorrow, the NORTH Nordic Food Festival will host the Nordic region's top chefs in New York City for cooking demonstrations, a hot dog championship at Brooklyn Brewery, ... More >>
Dish no. 50: North Sea rye bread from Breads Bakery (18 East 16th Street, 212-633-2253)
Whether you plan on stompin' your feet to some bluegrass jams or gently tapping your toes to a trumpet, this weekend offers a couple of opportunities to get out on the dance floor (while you eat and drink, of course). If that kind of activity isn't your thing, well, perhaps you'd like to sample a l ... More >>
We just got word that The Julie Ruin are cancelling all their live tour dates through September, including our own 4Knots Music Festival, due to Kathleen Hanna's recent relapse with Lyme Disease. If you've seen the excellent documentary about her, The Punk Singer (now streaming on Netflix, btw), or ... More >>
For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
Friday, May 17 Sweet Leaf Tea's Be Sweet New York Sweet Leaf Tea will unveil a bottle cap art installation on the High Line in Chelsea tonight. The event kicks off the company's "Be Sweet Out There" campaign to inspire kind acts in New York City, and complimentary tea and entertainment will be given ... More >>
On the Upper East Side, where can you drink a digestif out of this crazy glass, which seems bent on demonstrating a scientific principle? Four years ago Fork in the Road inaugurated the Our 10 Best guides, and we've never looked back. They've proved so popular that readers have asked for some sort ... More >>
Hurling beers and spitting on bands while they perform is, generally speaking, frowned upon. Shows have been stopped for less. Pfft. Kid's stuff. Doug Smith Elias Bender Rønnenfelt, singer and guitarist of Copenhagen's Iceage, didn't even flinch when a fan decided to let off a Roman Candle in hi ... More >>
Holograms w/Herzog Rising, ERAAS, Heavenly Beat, The Dreebs 285 Kent Saturday, September 8 Better than: Fashion Week. Holograms haven't had the easiest time. They're unemployed. They're broke. They've struggled to acquire work visas. They are in need of new equipment. Only one of the members has a ... More >>
In yesterday's story celebrating our commenting community at the end of the year, I mentioned that back in the summer, I had planted a puzzle in our very successful series, The Top 25 People Crippling Scientology. Despite the large readership of that series, no one managed to spot the little visua ... More >>
Last night, rapper Chill EB showed up in the comments to the story we had written about his interesting career as a 1990s Bay Area up-and-comer who today is Scientology's in-house hip hop act. What ensued was several hours of interaction, as the rapper dangled the possibility of an interview with t ... More >>
Yesterday we spoke with Isa (348 Wythe Avenue, 347-689-3594) chef Ignacio Mattos about how he's trying to change the language of food and further culinary innovation. Today, he explains why New York City is behind the times and he reveals what he cooks on his days off. What are your thoughts on Ne ... More >>
To whet appetites for MAD FoodCamp, which takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark, during the last weekend of August, Noma chef René Redzepi has taken to the pages of The Guardian to philosophize about the symposium, which he calls a "culinary Glastonbury."
Fucked Up w/JEFF the Brotherhood, Iceage 285 Kent Ave Saturday, June 25 Better than: Seeing Fucked Up at, say, Terminal 5. After playing the middle slot between two legends of indie in a cavernous Manhattan concert hall this past Thursday, Fucked Up shared Saturday night's bill at the Will ... More >>
#76, Golden Girls Xmas OrnamentsSo many gift guides, so little time. But how many lists of gifts under $50, or gifts for moms-to-be, or gifts for boyfriends and girlfriends and dogs can you really look at before wondering, where is the gift guide to end all gift guides? Where is the gift guid ... More >>
New Jersey has banned research-related oyster-farming projects in the state's polluted coastal waters in order to protect the shellfish industry in light of the BP oil spill and avoid having contaminated oysters end up on dinner tables. [NJ] A number of trendy restaurants, like Má Pêche i ... More >>
Gordon, Rudner, Monk, and more—remembering the finest work of the past 10 years
SculptureCenter hosts a DIY course in pedagogy as practice
SXSW 2009: the sound of a thousand Babydick jokes cracking. Full list, with arbitrarily bolded highlights, below.
While NYCB soldiers on
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What comes after the nuptials in Susanne Bier's Danish melodrama? A hell of a lot more than the reception
Scandinavian company tackles a dark subject
Americans head to Europe for cheaper schools, better lives
The bachelor's quarters were in the back where the men smoked and . . .
Bournonville's worlds of realism and romantic fantasy seen in new light
'Truth is subjectivity,' wrote Kierkegaard. So how do you tell the 'real' story of his life?
Should You Partition Your Hard Drive?
Another opening, another onslaught of hype: Everything's right as rain in Londontown
Dry, With a Twist
A Block of Spectacles in Chelsea
Happiness Is Living in Secret With a Man Who Doesnt Consider Himself Gay
Todays Composers Search for Inspiration in Novels, Plays, and Even Films