One man's "sloppy" is another man's "shindig." That is the essential truism you should keep in mind when checking out local loonies Foster Care. In the fine tradition of later-2000s Brooklyn dive-dwelling riff-rammers like Live Fast Die and DC Snipers, Foster Care get faster, more furious, and drunk ... More >>
Governor Andrew Cuomo has directed that flags be flown at half-mast following the death of a New York soldier killed in Afghanistan on Monday. Adding to the tragedy, the soldier's wife apparently witnessed her husband's death as the two were chatting on Skype.The governor's office says Captain Bruce ... More >>
And is the Chupacabra Mexican?
The 2011 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel Monday, March 14 Better Than: Whatever was happening at Death by Audio tonight that Bruce Springsteen didn't show up to, for whatever reason. First off, let's tell you what you want to hear: Tom Waits stole the show ... More >>
opentable.comThe product of blood, sweat, and tearsIt's almost time for the Oscars. That is, the Oscars of the food world: the James Beard Foundation Awards. Today marked the announcement of the restaurant and chef semifinalists, who were chosen from a record 28,000 online entries. Finalists ... More >>
Do you have to move to Mexico to find your roots?
Clearly, these are both images of UFOs.This news account (complete with the requisite spooky UFO track) about "Mysterious Lights Over East El Paso," attempts to connect weird but probably completely explainable sightings in the El Paso sky to weird but probably completely explainable sighting ... More >>
Only a fraction of Mexicans get U.S. asylum.
Alex Raij will go for the gold in Madrid this weekend.Earlier, Alex Raij of Txikito and El Quinto Pino talked about her contribution to a new tapas cookbook (appropriately called The Book of Tapas), what it's like to work alongside her husband in the kitchen, and how the couple may further ex ... More >>
Regional slurs, as promised!
Omar Rodriguez Lopez, the poofy-haired, three-piece-suit wearing, multi-instrumentalist of the Mars Volta, can now add actor, writer, and director to his extensive inventory of careers. His debut film, The Sentimental Engine Slayer, which premiered at the Rotterdam Film Festival back in February, ... More >>
The film, in fine Mars Volta/At the Drive In fashion, is titled The Sentimental Engine Slayer, and first premiered a few months back at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. It tells the story of two El Paso siblings who ride bikes, collect cars, hook up with prostitutes, and finally descend ... More >>
Speedy Gonzales isn't racist, but resurrecting him? Lame.
Will the spirit of James Beard smile upon New York chefs?The James Beard Foundation announced its list of semi-finalists for the annual James Beard Awards today, kicking off the food world's very own Oscar season scrum. The semi-finalists were selected from a pool of 21,000 online entries; th ... More >>
Violate some categories! A downtown poet-performer collects 25 years of art writing.
Like any good chef, One Ring Zero partners well-honed technique with unconventional inspiration. The brainchild of Michael Hearst and Joshua Camp, the band entered the cultural consciousness in 2004 with As Smart As We Are, an album featuring lyrics written by the likes of Margaret Atwood, Ri ... More >>
The semifinalists for the illustrious James Beard awards have been announced, with a quite a few hometown favorites in the lot, including Dan Barber and Tom Colicchio in the the Outstanding Chef category; Babba and Jean George for Outstanding Restaurant; Corton, Momofuku Ko, and Scarpetta for ... More >>
The Mexican owns up
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