What happens when F. Scott Fitzgerald meets Wes Anderson? Welcome to Kristopher Jansma's debut novel, The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards, a literary fun house that follows an unreliable narrator on his quest to write the next Great American Novel. The opening lines warn "I've lost every book I've ev ... More >>
Hershey's is taking a humanitarian step with their latest initiative. The chocolate producing factory has vowed only to use certified cocoa for all of its products by 2020. The initiative is an attempt to help eliminate child labor in regions of West Africa.
According to Hershey, their plan should ... More >>
The peanut-dusted lamb kebabs called suya from northern Nigeria, available at Brooklyn's Buka
In the late 80s, the typical Senegalese immigrant was a guy who furtively sold counterfeit watches and handbags on the street. He took his meals at temporary restaurants set up in SRO hotels rooms ... More >>
Black Thought greets his (overflowing) public. Photos by Nicole Ankowski, more below.The Roots and friends
Prospect Park Bandshell
Sunday, July 11
Welcome to another preposterously well-attended Celebrate Brooklyn! fete, David Byrne-ian in its excess of humanity, thousands upon thousa ... More >>
• The world knows all too well the potential for destruction surrounding gigantic oil tankers and unfortunately it was demonstrated again when at least 230 people were killed, and nearly 200 more injured, when an oil tanker flipped and exploded in the Democratic Republic of Congo. According ... More >>
We thought all soccer enthusiasts huddled around a big-screen TV during the World Cup, but the soccer club at Manhattan Comprehensive, an international high school, played right through the games today at Roosevelt Park on the Lower East Side.
This year, we proudly celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Siren Festival. In the history of the our free Coney Island corndog bonanza, no band has ever played Siren twice. This was a conscious decision on behalf of our fearless festival founder and organizer (who we've kindly rewar ... More >>
The media assault for Vampire Weekend's violently anticipated sophomore release Contra, explored favorably at length in this week's Voice, has officially begun. Last night, the yacht-core clean-shaves dropped a neat rendition of their Plinko-pop single "Cousins" onto Letterman (video above), for w ... More >>
Kill the radio, but not this guy. Pic by Puja Patel, more below.The OKAY Africa showcase closed out CMJ with a bang for those who managed to cram into the Knitting Factory Saturday night: A sold-out lineup of African all-stars took the stage in a heartfelt tribute to their homeland, tinged wi ... More >>