This list of the year's best country albums is assembled with two important premises in mind: First: If the people who record and listen to these records consider them country, than they're damn well country. Purists who argue that country should still sound like '68, '76, '84 or whenever are in the ... More >>
Rock and roll, 62-ish, died Friday at 30 Rockefeller Center in Manhattan after a courageous battle with poor taste. At the time of its death, rock and roll was surrounded by friends, family, and comedian Jimmy Fallon, as Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon -- the former wife and son (respectively) of Beatle Jo ... More >>
With all of the hype leading up to the opening of Danny Meyer and Floyd Cardoz's new Battery Park City eatery, North End Grill, there's one thing you probably didn't realize. That some of the duo's most interesting flavor combinations can't be ordered in the dining room.
Some of these ladies aren't still plus-sized -- and a bunch of them aren't even alive -- but whatever the case, they have all been through plump periods of the soul. And their apparent lack of vomiting skills always gave them a refreshing heft, big lungs, and an ability to transcend their potential ... More >>
Heather Donahue, who made a big splash in the scarily sensational Blair Witch Project in 1999, saw her life literally going to pot when the movie's glow waned and her career went into underdrive.
So Heather followed her boyfriend to Nuggettown, California, where she became part of "the Commu ... More >>
Mixing origami and impersonation in inspiring ways, Venice-born Ennio Marchetto just brought his show Ennio: The Living Paper Cartoon to the New York Musical Theatre Festival. (I saw the final show of his run last night, but I hear he'll be back like a human parcel.)
Ennio serves up a dizzying seri ... More >>
Esther ZuckermanOn Friday we talked to Talk Stoop-er Cat Greenleaf about her stint as Queen Mermaid of this year's Coney Island Mermaid Parade. Driven by curiosity and a desire to see people in bizarre costumes, we ventured to the far reaches of Brooklyn Saturday to see what Coney Island wrou ... More >>
In 1975, a survey representing America's biggest rock and roll stations asked several thousand listeners to name the greatest rock and roll record of all time. The Beatles, you might guess? Stones? Beach Boys? Stevie Wonder? Maybe Elvis? Or The Supremes? None of the above. According to those ... More >>
Hey, what's going on with the Chilean miners right now? Because you know this is all you're going to be talking about at that cocktail party/dinner at home/after-work drinks sesh with your buds. Be the one with the info that matters!
Lear: the man, the legend.May brings all sorts of exciting holidays: It's Masturbation month (obviously), and there's Cinco de Mayo and Memorial Day (of course), plus it's American Pacific Heritage month and Asparagus month, among other things.
Today, for instance, is Limerick Day.
The ninth annual Tribeca Film Festival starts Wednesday, and though the opening feature is the pretty mainstream Shrek Forever After, a lot of the rest of the lineup is "edgy" and quirky and plays with gender as much as most film critics tend to play with themselves.
There's Ticked-off Trann ... More >>
Tom Brokaw and his wife Meredith were involved in a three-car collision in the Bronx which left one woman dead on Friday. Suejas Estrada of the Bronx swerved to avoid a coil of cable on the Bruckner and forced a mail truck in the next lane into the path of Brokaw's car. Suejas was thrown from her ca ... More >>
The famed artist/marketer was photographed by Marcus Leatherdale in the '80s for Hidden Identities, Leatherdale's monthly page in the then-downtowny Details magazine, whereby notables from the in crowd gave off their customary star power while covering their faces to make it sort of an interactive g ... More >>
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forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift
stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason:
Knowledge is power.
The Beanie Baby Handbook
Author: Les & Sue Fox
Discovered at: Thrift st ... More >>
We know it's silly, but we're excited for homeboys Little Anthony & The Imperials and Run-D.M.C., who have just been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Imperials began in Brooklyn -- Little Anthony, aka Jerome Anthony Gourdine, grew up in the Fort Greene projects -- and Run-D.M.C. i ... More >>