Claus Meyer grew up in what he calls "the darkest period of Danish food history," an era in the 1960s and 1970s when his country's cuisine revolved around canned food, margarine, deep fried stuff, powdered food, and stale bread crumbs. "I didn't realize it; I hadn't tasted anything else," he says. ... 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 >>
As Pavement's literate, sardonic frontman, Stephen Malkmus redefined indie rock in the '90s with a lo-fi, slacker sound. After the band dissolved in 1999, he turned his creative attention to a quasi-solo career with his trusty band of Jicks. During this second act, Malkmus has never appeared bothere ... More >>
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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 >>
I first came across Indians entirely by accident courtesy of a CMJ schedule screw-up. On the first night of the annual music marathon back in October, I had been bouncing from the Rockwood Music Hall to Pianos to Cake Shop when the list of bands I had hastily scrawled in a notebook led me to the Liv ... 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 >>
A March march through London theater (sorry, theatre)
#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 >>
Marcus JernmarkYesterday, we heard from Marcus Jernmark, the new chef at Aquavit, about the real challenge of going farm-to-table, telling the true story of Scandinavian cuisine, and why he thinks Aquavit was a more pretentious restaurant before he got there. Now, Part 2 of our interview ... ... 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
In his latest, a 'comedy,' Lars von Trier asks: Is it man or machine?
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
While Dubya plays nuclear chicken with Iran, Oppenheimer is the right play to revive
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
There's Something About Marry
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