Let the Minimalists teach you how to live with less crap
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 s ... More >>
Halley Feiffer's newest play comes to Rattlestick
Better Than: Everything. It started like a movie. The lights dim and rise up again. Excited cheers stifled by a few excited gasps. Half a second goes by and... "I'VE GOT NO REGRET RIGHT NOW." The nasal boom comes from deep within guitarist Tom DeLonge's throat, and with a ferocity that's unmatch ... More >>
Get in the ring with will power
We’ll ditch school for Matthew Broderick any day
See Luke Bryan shake it for you at Nassau Coliseum
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.
Visit the collection of Gertrude Stein’s family
Frank Ocean numbs the pain at Bowery Ballroom
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 >>
Britpop of two minds
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 >>
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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
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
Matthew Broderick plays a real pushover
Paris Hilton seems to have finally clicked with a guy--Good Charlotte's Benji Madden--so I cornered her last week to ask why the relationship seems to be working better than her and Nicole did. "Please explain," I begged the Teflon socialite. "How do you stay a unit without straying? I'm old-school ... More >>
While California sun-suckers like Thee Oh Sees, Sic Alps, and No Age have that whole no-gazer big-hooks/gnarled-textures thing on lock, Brooklyn’s own Vivian Girls have them all beat as far as catchy melodies are concerned. Their upcoming debut full-length is a mutant cassette-quality howl that’ ... More >>
Only the best in LGBT cinema
Beauty is the beast
A cheese queen's Medieval feast, plus a tug boat
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