Pop-up vendors who parlay their successes into brick-and-mortar restaurants have become a common story. And the most recent vendor to make the jump is The story of Schnitz (177 First Avenue, 646-861-3923), which just opened in the East Village.
As much as we love floral skirts, it's the men's fashion collections that are wildly entertaining and beyond brilliant this Fashion Week. Sunday morning, while most of New York was deep in slumber, we headed off to Milk Studios for Hood by Air, the menswear collection led by creative director Shay ... More >>
A friend and I wanted to catch up with 42, the well received Jackie Robinson movie I'd missed the screening of. I called Moviefone and entered the first three letters of the movie title: F-O-R. But 42 didn't come up. What did pop up was a head-spinningly bizarre assortment of films, which surely c ... More >>
Last night, during the 55th Grammy Awards, we trudged through the bile and self-loating of angry would-be comedians and critics who took to Twitter to tell Jack White he looks like Edward Scissorhands and Johnny Depp he looks like the butt baby of Jack Sparrow and Steve Tyler and Adele she was dress ... More >>
Today the tireless Nick Pinkerton is back with a look at the fascinating -- and hard-to-Google -- No. em>No Directed by Pablo Larrain Screens Friday, Oct. 12th at 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 13th at 3:00 p.m. Against Argo's opening weekend, the NYFF has (one imagines, unconsciously) counter-prog ... More >>
Much ink has been spilled on the fact that Republican vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan is a relative whippersnapperborn in 1970, the Wisconsin representative is 42 years old. Depending on who you're talking to, this makes him part of "generation x," or "the 13th generation," or "that demog ... More >>
Mark Sitko mashes up the American war experience
With the release of their second album I Love You, Dude (Downtown) earlier this year, the dance-pop duo Digitalism left a lot of people wondering if anything had changed. Their full-length debut Idealism, released in 2007, identified the German DJs as creators of expansive, electronic landscapes wit ... More >>
Billy Elliot, Priscilla, and Sister Act have carried on the time-honored tradition of turning popular movies into musicals. What next? I'll tell you: *Fatal Attraction The adaptation--titled Crazy Bitch, The Musical--will feature a well-chosen bunch of Sondheim chestnuts. ("You said you l ... More >>
The Observer today reports on a bizarre, painful ritual that is taking place right before our eyes. No, not power media couples, nor reading about power media couples. This ritual has been undertaken by a group of the disciples of deceased Indian spritual leader Sri Chinmoy. 10 of them are no ... More >>
The above viral video of a panda sneezing is going to be turned into a feature mockumentary. Lesley Hammond and Jenny Walsh, two nature photographers who captured the 16 second clip back in 1999, have secured $1.3 million to make The Life and Times of Sneezing Baby Panda. The Hollywood Reporter say ... More >>
In Larry Crowne, America's heroes Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts develop an unlikely attraction--and I'm wondering if you'll be hot for it. He plays a downsized man who decides to go back to school, where he studies speech with Julia, a cranky, unhappily married woman who's over everything.
John Barclay Thirty-three years ago Harvey Bassett had his punk band's song played by legendary DJ John Peel on his BBC radio show. He was 13 years old. He has been on musical walkabout ever since, becoming a world-class DJ, bringing back the Jamaican soundsystem and single-handedly reviving ... More >>
Every once in a while (okay, fine, probably more often than not, seeing as how we live in New York), a person comes along who, for whatever reason, makes us feel like a worthless piece of lazy crap. Like that chick who beat the shit out of the man who attempted to rob her last night in the Ea ... More >>
Spotted in Park Slope by Runnin' Scared friend @stvspl: a casting notice for "9-13 year-old Caucasian boys" to appear in the upcoming Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, a film adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer's 2005 novel about a nine-year-old boy's life in the aftermath of September 11t ... More >>
The mighty Rammellzee, street-art legend and the pioneering rap eccentric behind "Beat Bop," has passed away. Though confirmed by Fab 5 Freddy, the details of his death remain sketchy, which is oddly appropriate, as even in life he was difficult to pin down. His legends are hip-hop canon, but they ... More >>
F2K is a countdown of the 50 worst songs of the decade. Track our progress here. As in "Blue October, I want to fucking strangle you with this jump rope right now."
Turkey overload will leave you hungry for immaturity at its best
The New Yorker writer cues up superstar Rock Foxx in a liner note of a novel
In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla sees Neil Young and, like everyone in America, gets down with the old stuff and complains bitterly at the new. Rob Trucks writes a song with Marnie Stern. Annie Fischer on the Walkmen. In Books, Zach Baron charts the decline and fall of New ... More >>
For those who did not get enough Forrest Gump . . .
Stiller's satire is way past its expiration date
Helping the world forget we once loved ThighMasters too
German Jenny Erpenbeck offers a parable about repression
The grotesque spectacle of Terry Gilliam's kamikaze auteurism
A pair of sunshine noirs go in search of Hollywood's heart of darkness
Spielberg's dour tale of assassination gets lost in a morass of moral ambivalence
Gay cowboys and masturbatory pet projects steam up fest
A speech series from Toronto tries its best to make New Yorkers smart
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
NBC gets back to (not at) The '60s