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As a self-respecting female with professional aspirations and a desire to be taken seriously as an individual, it's become increasingly difficult to identify with American electronic dance music culture without feeling kind of irresponsible. Six or seven years ago, the playing field was pretty eve ... More >>
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There's a tangible loneliness to Sontag Shogun's music, but there's a wistful loveliness present, too. The Brooklyn trio assumes a sort of songwriting assembly line, with Ian Temple's emotive, tremulous piano figures falling prey to Jesse Perlstein's legion of atmospheric, laptop-catalogue samples a ... More >>
A show that made 'em mad in D.C. comes to town
One of Fernandez's new creations for Graffit restaurantSpanish chef Jesús Nuñez likes to mix traditional flavors with avant-garde techniques, turning typical tapas into edible Impressionist paintings. Graffit, his first stateside restaurant since leaving Madrid, is due to open on West 69th ... More >>
A work of art Artist Justin Lowe is recreating CBGB's storied--and legendarily foul--bathroom as a full-scale installation at the Wadsworth Atheneum. If you've never heard of this particular venue, it's probably because it is located in our bad-ass neighbor to the Northeast, the punk-rock hotbed of ... More >>
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The season's big-store displays include the artful and artless, plus Mike the Snowflake
Justin Timberlake, dreary dick jokes, and elephant poop in this Deepak Chopra riff
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Riots! Devils! Mopey Danes! The famous shows we're most sorry we missed.
Carroll Dunham's wounded beasts get medieval on their own asses
(Dali's in the house at Ben Cho) This week our fashion expert, Lynn Yaeger, weaves through the threads of New York Fashion Week and finds "the runways this season are heavily under the influence of the dogs of war." She observes: Of course, no one is admitting this outright. Vera Wang skirts aro ... More >>
A melancholic world of old soldiers, grande dames, torpid dandies, and tormented souls.
Adventures in eating at new Lamb joint on East 5th Street
When the pope passed away and the whole new pope electionI thought their hats were neat
If there's no iconic image, does an artist's work risk becoming fuzzy in the mind?
Transforming the junk pile of culture into something ominous, investigative, and visionary
A spit-shined Stephen Spinella brings to life the humiliating saga of an upbeat soldier's life
Sullen Japanese twentysomethingsand pet jellyfishadrift in neo-Buñuelian fantasy
Koons at Sonnabend, straddling the cosmic divide between innocence and cunning
Taking another, more favorable look at a key member of Chicago's 'Hairy Who' posse
Rediscovering a German Connoisseur of Sex
Not Your Average Joe
Trimpin Whips Up a Tornado of Guitars
A Nutcase and a Point Guard Rise Above Wu-Tangs Solo Overkill