There's just a week to go before the big holiday, but even if you're not making final preparations with dishes, gifts, or ugly sweater parties, you're likely sprinting to the end of the year at your job. How to survive? Drink. Copiously. Cheaply. Here.
Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>
This is Daddy-O's cheeseburger version of the famed Rochester garbage plate. Buffalo has its chicken wings and beef on weck, Syracuse its salt potatoes and barbecue, but what does Rochester have? Something called a garbage plate. First served at a bar called Nick Tahou's - which has trademarked th ... More >>
The Jersey Invasion
Gene DiNino once owned the long-running skating-rink-turned-dance-club the Roxy (on West 18th Street) as well as an eponymous supper club called Eugene (on West 24th). But that was then. Life in the fast lane can be, say, unpredictable, and now Gene is one of the sellers at the Garage, the sprawli ... More >>
The South Park guys whip up an unstable mix of grim facts and showbiz hoopla
Rattlestick hosts the playwright's century-spanning Hallway Trilogy
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 >>
A guide to winter plays
Has it really been three summers since we swooned over Escort's "All Through the Night" video? The clip, which cagily synched their "If you wanna sex me, give it up" sentiment to the Muppets, led our own Rob Harvilla to write, "Jim Henson is doing the Hustle in his grave" (a compliment, we th ... More >>
St. Anns Warehouse brings Broadway to Brooklyn
The York Shakespeare Company abuses a classic
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. "When I was eight, my Dad and I made a haunted house in our basement for Halloween," says Starring guitarist Clara Latham. "He played 'Careful With That Axe, Eugene' from Pink Floyd's Ummagumma, ter ... More >>
For years, HBO's Sex and the City made New York City an excitable frontier of moneyed men, inexplicably well-off women (despite shitty writing jobs that realistically pay nothing), and a world where everyone is someone else's plus-one. And that frontier was then seized upon by basically every ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Astoria duo Austerity Program take the lunging acrimony of classic pigfuck and subvert it through the evil scrunch of modern extreme metal. They've always sounded a little like Big Black--what with ... More >>
Could you eat this face? Last week, the food world went wabbit cwazy, as both the Times and the website Food Curated featured items on raising rabbit for food. The Times argued that this locavoric effort was the ultimate in shrinking and controlling the food chain, while Food Curated took a ... More >>
Comedian Eugene Mirman makes even the most productive person look unproductive. In the last several months, he's released his first self-help book The Will To Whatevs, reprised his role as "Eugene" during the second season of HBO's Flight of the Conchords, organized and hosted the second annual Eu ... More >>
Flight of the Conchords Radio City Music Hall Wednesday, April 15 Let us revel in these times, wherein two goofy-looking New Zealand dudes can sell out Radio City and take the stage in chintzy robot costumes to perform the song "Too Many Dicks on the Dance Floor," which ends prematurely when Bret ... More >>
National Asian American Theater Company presents Leah's Train
Eugene Mirman aims to take down The Secret
Are you a true Mirmaniac?
A comedy festival that can laugh at itself
A funny flight without Bret and Jemaine
Young New York lit-mag honchos write novels! (But should maybe stick to editing.)
And other whore stories in post-crackdown clubs. Then, suddenly, a Pygmalion-like transformation.
In Wristcutters, the afterlife is just a lousier version of real life. Oh, and Tom Waits is there.
On the endless Donna Summers of Escort, Brooklyn's finest disco orchestra
Semi-unreconstructed Southern rockers keep playing the only thing worth playing
Tsunami benefits and political parties, oh my! Stars shine.
One Broadway show tries frenzy, another tries cool. Guess which one is more honest?
Two chatty new Irish plays venture into unspeakable terrain
Integrity's Back on BroadwayHas Anyone Noticed?
Eugene Hütz's Gypsy Punk Cabaret Takes New York
As Market Booms, Seniors Get Squeezed