One of the hazards of spending the better part of your adult life in nightclubs is that you often attract fly-by-night friends who are drawn to your glittery allure--which means that when someone comes along with more glittery allure, these heat seekers won't even throw a glance your way. Years ago ... More >>
Brooklyn-via-Cali drums heavyweight Ches Smith is a master of percussion, an omnipresent figurehead about town who holds the beats down for the likes of avant-jazz heroes like Marc Ribot, Darius Jones, Trevor Dunn and Mary Halvorson and can also be found pulling all-nighters drumming in Haitian vodo ... More >>
My best friend Lisa Lampanelli and I appear in "Q&A," the new video by Adam Barta, who sings about lusting for fame while shaking his booty at the Night of 1000 Gowns. Watch me sparkle--and thrill to my two phone messages too. Yes, I give good oral.
Frank Ocean numbs the pain at Bowery Ballroom
Daniel Clowes and Seth dissect their craft
Everyone mourns the demise of their favorite bands in their own way; Michael J. Green decided to do so in elaborate fashion, crafting a shot-for-shot Lego remake of LCD Soundsystem's clip for "All My Friends." I have a strong feeling that this very well-done homage will be one of the more passed-ar ... More >>
This is not quite as good as a cat video, but here it is, anyway: The royal wedding route in 3D, thanks to Google Earth, makers of other things in 3D that you can share with your friends on the Internet, because 3D is either really retro or really modern or just another way to see the route of the r ... More >>
Grant Morrison in the video for My Chemical Romance's "Sing" Grant Morrison is a U.K. comic book writer known for known for highly singular--or insane, if you prefer, in a good way--takes on established mainstream properties like X-Men and Doom Patrol as well as his own, peyotesque original series ... More >>
At the Townhouse bar last night, a guy told me he was one of the guests at the illustrious Calvin Klein party for his paramour Nick Gruber. So how was it? "It was a total shitshow!" he declared as some of the bar's customers suddenly looked alive. "But get this," he went on. "Calvin's furious at ... More >>
Why cant we all get along?
via Funeral Streaming NetworkWhy would you have a funeral in real life when you could have it online, allowing people to pay their respects without ever having to put on a black outfit or even leave their homes? The New York Times explores our modern state of affairs, let's call it Memorial S ... More >>
"I didn't choose to be gay," says Kayla, a high school senior at Maria Carrillo High School in Wyoming, during an assembly for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with the theme of "Breaking the Silence." It's easy to tell she's a drama kid even before she speaks frankly about her first sexual feelings -- ... More >>
Britpop of two minds
Surely you remember my contest where the best travel essay won a free month on JetBlue. Well, Courtney Sampsell nabbed the prize, and though she never sent me a postcard, she did come home with a lovely new essay about the experiences she enjoyed around the country, and that's good enough ... More >>
The grilled octopus with beans at Bay Ridge's Athena Express is a contenderEveryone has their favorite restaurants--the ones that are dependable after a long day, where they make the fried eggplant exactly how you like it. These places might not be "the best" but they're the places you're dra ... More >>
For best columnist! This was presented recently at Splash by the magazine, which covers gay clubs, music, and I guess columnists.
These girls are true friends of Dorothy
Balade, a new Lebanese pitza joint at 208 First Avenue, will open to the public next Monday. Run by Roland Semaan and Youssef Said, two childhood friends from Beirut, the restaurant will serve pita wraps, pitzas, salads, and a selection of mezza.
Free Energy bring the good stuff
The Knitting Factory returns, as God and Bedford intended it
Blane isn't a name—it's a household appliance!
P.S.1's Warm-Up honors avant-garde legend Arthur Russell
"In Mexico, you're always asked where Gael is, like if you're by yourself then you are nothing." The Mexican blockbuster Rudo y Cursi is the first film that Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal have costarred in since Y Tu Mama Tambien, the much acclaimed 2001 indie coming-of-age film that simultane ... More >>
Star-studded electronica makes a comeback
BFFs Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna are back
Matthew Broderick plays a real pushover
YouTube user sl0wgrind records this altercation between what appear to be a couple of nurses on a moving Bx28 bus. Quality is poor, but the combatants seem past the point of coherence anyway. One combatant, encouraged by a perception that "I don't think everybody's puttin' their arms on me," steps ... More >>
Beauty is the beast
A cheese queen's Medieval feast, plus a tug boat
Mr. Lennon's new love-triangle record is a nonetheless tranquil mutation
The loudest, boldest comic actor around takes an endless victory lap
A low-fi mid-'90s recording—in convenient novel form
Ashley and Marchetti Reunite in a Mind-Blowing Nonconcert