The Real Housewives chain gets a really hard yank with this hilarious spoof by the kids of Unitard (David Ilku, Mike Albo, Nora Burns), just in time for Octoberfest. Unlike the Bravo women, the Dusseldorf ladies are tough, rough, ice cold, and a little bit hairy. They stand with their hands behind ... More >>
Kraftwerk fever might have ruffled many of you the prickly way, what with the Great Unobtainable Online Tickets Ruse blighting the band's series of eight chronological album-by-album shows at MoMA this week. But let's look on the bright side! Over the years the Dusseldorf dance merchants have churne ... More >>
With more than a thousand bands in the city for CMJ, there's a strong chance you'll happen to run into a musician on the streets, hanging out after a show, or taking advantage of an open bar at a blog party. Here we'll check in with artists we spot during the festival to see how they're handl ... More >>
The festival featured 20 unique beers created for the occasion, plus a slew of Sixpoint standards. Saturday, Boston's BeerAdvocate and Brooklyn's Sixpoint Brewery collaborated to stage a benefit for the Human Society of New York. There were over 600 attendees in each of two sessions, one aft ... More >>
Not an actual Shake Shack employee.Beginning this Friday, Oct. 1 and running through Sunday, Oct. 10, Shake Shack will observe Oktoberfest with Shacktoberfest, an extravaganza of sausage, beer, and bad puns. The menu follows after the jump, just as even longer lines will undoubtedly follow on ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Sean McFarlandAs New York's increasingly chill/dark waves of synths grow colder and more insular, our own Alexis Georgopoulos, a.k.a. one-man bliss machine Arp, holds tight to the DÃ¼sseldorf dream ... More >>
Those unclear on what tour managers are for exactly might consider reading Interpol/Moldy Peaches/Yo La Tengo road wrangler David Scheid's testimonial to the New York Times about what he does all day, which basically consists of flying various places on planes. One particularly brutal itinera ... More >>
10 places that have persistedsomewhat miraculouslyamong the ceviches, tiny Neapolitan pizzas, and banh mis.
Soaking up the garish pleasures of two kindred spirits
All images courtesy Michael Werner Gallery"The Illusionist (Lens Painting)", 2007 There is a particular young species of painting that for a long time snarled or spoiled my appreciation of contemporary art. This painting, appearing noisily around a museum corner or turned page, would be busy, usual ... More >>
An adventurous percussionist fights stagnation and wins handily
An unsentimental journey through this season's most stylish, sinful coffee-table books
Lynne Harriton was the jury foreman at Andre Smith's trial in the Carnegie Deli murder case. Now she's his closest friend.
The Brooklyn Museum's 'Open House' is less an exhibition than a welcoming shout-out
Recipe for a retrospective: Mix sausages, bananas, Easter bunnies, cacti, and add chocolate
Assessing the New Scale Model