Monday morning emergency services squad officers literally wrestled a jumper back to safety. In a video released by the NYPD -- we're guessing in a bid to shore up goodwill ahead of the mayoral transition -- police pull a man back from a ledge at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. OK, fine: The boys in b ... More >>
Go to Graceland with The TEAM
As both Jessica Simpson and the Bard can attest, music is indeed the food of love. We, however, would much rather focus on the music of food. There's no lack of songs on the subject, so under two "foodonyms" (DJ Escoffier and DJ Bearded James) we've compiled a duo of mixes intended to get your stoma ... More >>
A dracula is the image most frequently equated with Trouble and Bass founder and DJ Drop the Lime. "It's because I'm a night owl, always showing up everywhere," says Luca Veneziaand he's a New York night owl at that. Born and raised downtown to artist parents, Venezia has lived through three ... More >>
In the old days, whenever you saw a star dressed up as an "Indian" and saying "How," you wanted to say "Why?" Here are some of the wildest/weirdest of all time.
Jimmy Castor was a smart aleck; a wise guy; a clean shit-talker with so much joie de vivre you had to laugh even when his truth-telling smacked you upside the head. So when he died this past Martin Luther King Jr. Day at 71 near his home outside of Las Vegas, far away from the streets of Harlem he o ... More >>
Pop-chart record-keeping can be as contentious as baseball's, and we've got quite the steroids-style asterisk forming atop Billboard's Hot 100. On the most recent chart, the most pervasive radio star of the last half-decade brushed past a couple of legends into the hall of fame. And like Barr ... More >>
iowastatefair.orgAmerican Gothic, in butterOf all the culinary arts that exist, none is greater than the fine craft of butter sculpture carving. And, to that extent, the greatest artist was Norma Lyon, the dairy farmer's wife who carved pounds of salted butter each year into life-size figure ... More >>
Broadway gets an Australian drag and glitter overload
John Waters and Ann-Margret whip you into shape
The New York Times has a story about how bedbugs basically make people into pariahs. If you're afflicted, you may get treated like Brooklyn waitress Hilary Davis, whose "friends and even her boyfriend refused to take her in" while her apartment was being treated. [NYT]
New Zealand artist Toastman (aka Maurice Bennett) has created portraits out of toast, including Elvis Presley, Mona Lisa, Eminem, and New Zealand prime minister John Key, but his greatest work so far may be his portrait of Barack Obama.
The teenagers had Elvis but, for a brief moment a bit more than half a century ago this spring, Fess Parker's King of the Wild Frontier was the idol of every American six-year-old within range of a TV set. While researching a book, I came across the following: Fess Parker, visiting Vietnam ... More >>
The Rock and Roll Hame of Fame 25th Anniversary events kicked off last night at Madison Square Garden with key Jersey representation, including sets by Paul Simon of Newark and Bruce Springsteen of Long Branch. Here's Simon and former collaborator Art Garfunkel really milking "Sounds of Silence." ... More >>
We'll have what he's having
Sixties icon and boot-wearer Nancy Sinatra is timelessly relevant to me, but she's even more so with this remixed version of her hit "Sugartown," using the clip from her groundbreaking TV special Movin' With Nancy. Have no idea what the fuck I'm talking about? Well, blithe, blonde Nancy had a succ ... More >>
For 25 years, May May has been dishing out Chinese food to the people of East New York, charming them with "Shut up" and other witticisms, and occasionally mopping up the blood from shootings on his Euclid Avenue sidewalk. Emily Brady salutes a neighborhood institution. Everyone loves the Yeah Yeah ... More >>
Summer flings with water, towels, and a romp in the park
Touring the South, the legend talks about Led Zep and Alison Krauss. Mostly Krauss.
Mexican love the Doors icon, and the Cowboy chokes
White lines: A new book examines hip-hop's crossover appeal
Tashlin's eye-popping '50s artifacts pile on gags like live-action Looney Tunes
Good-natured docs hop beaches and coif creatures
Fans get suckered at the Purple One's 'secret' gig
A great tradition strives to keep itself young by discovering its inner Melissa Manchester
Cowboy and Indian, Sinner and Believer, Patriot and Protester, the Man in Black Walks his Final Line
Louder Than Beatles, Heavier Than Stones
Shameless Eurocheese Puts the Tears and Tempo Back Into Dance Music
Class Trumps Race in Eminem's '8 Mile'