This week in Cheap Laughs, we have nautical sketches, a marathon of jokes from a city comedy institution, Norwegians, coders, bullwhips, bullshits, and a drinking game that may reinvent theater itself. We're well worth your time. Here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York come ... More >>
In this Summer Fridays series, we'll outline good eats in good locations just outside of New York City. If you're lucky enough to have summer Fridays at your place of work, consider this your road map to good eats off the beaten path. Although "the River Towns of Westchester" sounds like a place wh ... More >>
No one is safe at tonight’s bingo session
The Astoria restaurant scene is booming: New spots open every week, which makes it difficult to keep up in this once-sleepy neighborhood. We checked out a few of the most intriguing newcomers, which range from a gastropub to a Venezuelan-Chinese mash-up.
It's no secret that the outer boroughs are home to some of the meltiest parts of New York's vast cultural and culinary crockpot. Like socarrat -- the crunchy bits of rice at the bottom of the paella pan -- the tastiest morsels are on the edges, hidden beneath layers of bomba rice, or in Flushing's c ... More >>
Spring is definitely, at long last, in the air, which means your social schedule should be ramping up as your friends emerge from hibernation. Gather a crew for a cheap drink and food deal at one of this week's hand-picked happy hour spots.
Is the lime shortage right before outdoor drinking season making you mad? Or did the first Game of Thrones episode leave you hurt and bitter? Whatever's on your mind, relax a little -- or a lot -- at this week's top events.
Looking for a slice of spring? Check out this weekend's food events, which are chock full of seasonality.
Much like the dreaded hipster, "music nerd" is a loaded term. Not that obsessing over vinyl, headphones, tour dates, and Dutch tape music will get you stuffed in a metaphorical locker, or anything--nowadays, nerds are embraced as society's cool kids (see: the San Francisco tech boom, the North Brook ... More >>
Voice film critics ask: "Do the Oscars really even matter, guys?", to which we say: a million times, yes! Well, they do to those of us tuning in on Sunday night. We've listed a couple of free Oscar night viewing parties, including at the Maysles Cinema, in Harlem, and at Videology, in Williamsburg. ... More >>
Once upon time, New York was a major beer producer. Prohibition, though, in addition to wiping out fun, destroyed the Empire State's role as a leader among beer regions. Now, our great city appears to be angling for a comeback. Along with breweries in every borough and some great brewpubs, we have b ... More >>
In Thor: The Dark World, he's the god who slums it on earth.
As Brewery Ommegang continues to expand, it turns out a big, bold, and highly drinkable lineup comprising complex Belgian-style beers. Unlike many of the newer craft brewers, it favors highly carbonated "bright" beers, mostly sold in heavy 750ml bottles from Europe, which makes them perfect for agin ... More >>
By Darryl Smyers Formed in Austin nearly a decade ago, The Sword is one of the heaviest bands to emerge from that scene. Full of monstrous guitar riffs and typically bombastic sci-fi themes, the four Sword albums are intense, thought-provoking and filled with good humor. The band's most recent effo ... More >>
The long, hard truth
If you ever wanted to know the places in New York City with the largest number of people standing on street corners, eyes glazed over, tapping out 140 characters about last night's Game of Thrones, look no further. Twitter data scientist Nicolas Garcia Belmonte has developed topographical maps of Tw ... More >>
Rooftop bar? Check. Sidewalk cafe? Check. Boats of various shapes and sizes? Check. We hope you spent your weekend crossing a variety of outdoor dining and drinking activities off your bucket list, because now it's time to get an education. We've rounded up a list of (air-conditioned!) events that'l ... More >>
Do you find your pet gerbil a tiny bit unmanageable? Is it just too large to do all the things with it you like to do? Well, here's one of the world's smallest animals, even littler than Dr. Ruth. It's a pygmy jerboa. (No, they're not technically related to gerbils, but they have similarities and t ... More >>
Need more Tyrion Lannister this morning? Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage made a guest appearance on Saturday Night Live to chat about tax season on Weekend Update with Seth Meyers and Bobby Moynihan's "Drunk Uncle" character. "Drunklage," as he was affectionately dubbed by Moynihan, lamented ove ... More >>
Plus: Game of Thrones in NYC
In this week's column, I talk not only about Broadway star Deborah Cox, but about the Game of Thrones exhibition, which featured costumes and other images from the HBO show, not to mention a gorgeous throne for revelers to perch their butts in and feel regal.
Can you beat Peter Dinklage at Scrabble?
Monday, April 1 Kale-essi Tastings at Chez Khalessi Chez Khalessi, the new Game of Thrones-themed bar in Dumbo, already serves King Joffrey Juice and Sansa Screwdrivers. But the pub recently added new items to the dinner menu, and will be serving a "Kale-essi" tasting on Monday night, as a tribute t ... More >>
Cooperstown-based brewery Ommegang has collaborated with HBO and rolled out a new beer to celebrate the third season of Game of Thrones, which premieres tomorrow. Iron Throne, as it's called, is the first in what will be a series of Westeros-themed beers. Co-branded food and drink stuff tend to be ... More >>
Friends. Romans. Martians. I stand before you not to bury Lil Wayne and I Am Not A Human Being II, nor do I intend to praise it. Instead, I implore you to marvel at this album's sheer existence, because yet again, Lil Wayne has managed to accomplish something only great artists can: he's made someth ... More >>
Richard Greenberg's adaptation of Truman Capote's classic novella Breakfast at Tiffany's turns out to be earnest, talky, and rather lifeless despite its good intentions. Telling the story of a chirpy socialite/hooker in 1943 New York and her interaction with a writer who isn't exactly straight, thi ... More >>
Cast and creatives make a dog’s dinner of Truman Capote's novella
Less scary than a call from Mom
Well, thanks for getting Kim Kardashian knocked up, Kanye? Ever since the rapper announced from the stage that the world's most famous (and least talented) Armenian is now carrying his seed, everyone's on Kimye baby alert. To tell the truth, I'm starting to think that all the attention being paid t ... More >>
The folks in Game of Thrones know how to have a raucous time. Whether they're feasting, spanking, fighting or naked, the libations are always flowing. Brewery Ommegang is getting in on the fun and will introduce a Game of Thrones inspired line of beers next spring.
The multi-instrumentalist has no time to spare
NBC reports that Peter Dinklage, the 42-year-old Game of Thrones star who's been a vegetarian since he was a teenager, will spend the show's off-season as a national spokesman for Farm Sanctuary's Walk for Farm Animals.
A Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin makes what he calls an "embarrassing confession" in the new cookbook based on his popular fantasy series: he can't cook. In his introduction to A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Game of Thrones Companion Cookbook, Martin explains that he's always be ... More >>
43 reasons to hide the remote
Far away, in a place known to some as "La-La Land," the region's princes and princesses are preparing for a big magical celebration. Yeah, no. It's just that the Golden Globes are happening tonight in Los Angeles. Will you watch? Will you not watch now that you know that Ryan Gosling will not be att ... More >>
Go ahead, wear that Spider-Man costume
BaoHausIn between writing a memoir and hosting pop-up dinners, Eddie Huang has found time to focus his attentions on BaoHaus -- or, specifically, its expansion.
via RickeyVicci Martinez performs "Dog Days Are Over."I wish Game of Thrones was still on. It isn't. But hey, The Voice is still on! On last week's show, it seemed pretty obvious which four singers would make it through and which ones wouldn't. On Team Cee Lo, for instance, it was absolutely ... More >>
via RickeyHey, The Voice! It's still pretty good! And right now, there's pretty much nothing else on TV except for Game of Thrones! On last night's episode, Carson Daly, you'll be happy to learn, moved on from the detestable suit-with-sneakers look he was rocking last week. Unfortunately, he ... More >>