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 >>
This Better Be for Credit
Whenever one's privacy is breached in the public sphere, there's always that awkward, immediate reaction when the reader asks, "Was that one too far?" Well, it depends on impact and damage; this was a main concern with WikiLeaks - "Did their privacy leaks put anyone in harm's way?" underlies every c ... More >>
All Tomorrow’s Parties curate your weekend of shows
I remember my first time at Eleven Madison Park. I was with two friends and while our waiter was cutting open the lavender honey duck, he looked me straight in the eye and noted that the duck was covered in Szechuan peppercorns. "I know that you're a food writer with a passion for Chinese food," he ... More >>
We discuss his most challenging role ever in 2 Days in New York: Me!
[See More Good Stuff: More Than Mere Cilantro, a Guide to Mexican Herbs | Heirloom Bling, Heritage Birds] Today's Google doodle is of a happy Julia Child putting together a feast in the kitchen. Illustrator Willie Real discusses his process (and you can see some fun sketches of ideas that didn't ma ... More >>
Have you seen the extremely popular British period drama called "Downton Abbey"? It's all the rage right now. It won a Golden Globe! People are talking about it, watching it, DVR-ing it, weeping with joy and raising their glasses to it as we speak. And people and news organizations, which are bigger ... More >>
Just in case you were wondering, "Montezuma's Revenge" has not been a problem for athletes at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. [Washington Post] Kosher food is becoming more conventional in Berlin, post World War II. [Reuters] Restaurants are getting ready to raise prices as ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyChip-chop!For those lamenting the loss of the Hummus Place at 99 MacDougal Street, don't fret too much (after all, you do have another location close by on Seventh Avenue South). Chipsy is set to open in the space formerly occupied by Hummus Place.
"Technologically speaking, then, Google Music--a streaming service users would access from Web-connected devices--appears close to being ready. However, the sources said the actual launch is being held up by the lack of one vital component. Music." --Everybody's talking about the news that in-house ... More >>
A new Google project called Business Photos, beginning next week, will allow Google Maps to see inside of buildings and provide a 360-degree view for curious customers. The Street View feature will take users inside the walls of potential dinner spots or date bars if an establishments lets a ... More >>
This morning, a bullshit story started circulating not solely because it was nonsense, but because the URL on the Independent website called it out as such, reading "utter PR fiction but people love this shit so fuck it lets just print it," or in full: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/ ... More >>
The Huffington Post, which was just bought by AOL for $315 million, is really good at what media mind Jeff Jarvis calls the "black art" of SEO, or Search Engine Optimization. That means, when people Google (or more rarely "Yahoo" or "Bing," which are not quite verbs) a term on a search engine ... More >>
Left to right: Raphael Saddiq, Luther Vandross, Usher, Gerardo, Masta Killa, and Jimmy RollinsIt's a poorly kept industry secret that rock writers are cheaters, frauds, and goons -- as dependent on Google as a clown is on facepaint. Our ongoing column "Are You Smarter Than a Rock Critic?" pee ... More >>
A giant investigation by the Wall Street Journal this weekend shows that many of the applications people load their iPhones and Androids with are transmitting user data -- as much of it as they can collect -- to advertisers. This includes popular apps like TextPlus 4, Pandora and Grindr. Out ... More >>
55 years ago today, the first issue of a newspaper put out by editor Daniel Wolf and publisher Edwin Fancher (and paid for by their buddy Norman Mailer) made its debut in the Village. More than half a century later, Wolf and Fancher and Mailer's little experiment not only is still alive, it ... More >>
Interspersed between a lot of Roger Ebert-referencing and The Graduate plot-dissecting, Psychology Today gets to the point and presents an argument in favor of the May-December relationship, with women being the "colder" month in this particular situation. According to researchers from the Un ... More >>
Long for This World examines the scientific battle against aging
Snarly mainstream media hater, mainstream media pundit Andrew Breitbart - the guy formerly known Matt Drudge's waterboy - has been making quite the ruckus lately! Most recently, he yelled at people who yelled at him at the conservative power powwow CPAC, because - obviously - political think ... More >>
DATE: Friday, Feb. 5 at 11:23 p.m. LOCATION: 381 Edgecombe Ave, Harlem. Police say a 17-year-old named Ruben Larios was found late Friday in the lobby of his apartment building with two gunshot wounds to the chest. He was transported to Harlem Hospital, where he was later declared dead. Upd ... More >>
More info on the switch here. Not a good sign for 171 Lombardy, the sporadically active (and awesomely Google Street Mapped) Greenpoint venue that was originally set to host. Still--Yummy Fur!
Everyone says newspapers are dead (except in New York, city of seven dailies), but Rupert Murdoch has found a way to bring them back to life: making "aggregators and plagiarists" (presumably meaning sites like Google News and Drudge) pay the content-providing news orgs whose works they blurb ... More >>
Last week, Mark Bunker reminded us that over the summer, some scumbag had hijacked his identity and in his name was spewing anti-Islamic hate over a Twitter account and a Blogger website. We were shocked to hear that the identity theft was still going on. Back when he'd first told us about i ... More >>
Didn't we warn you about the trees? In 2007 we saw them crush cars in Brooklyn. Last summer, after a series of arboreal assaults, a tree on NYC Transit property severely conked a woman in Queens -- and the hits just kept a-comin'. In September a tree smashed a windshield, injuring a driver. I ... More >>
Organic farmers are feeling the sting of the organic food trend slowing. Dairy farmers, especially, are suffering, and many have been told to cut milk production by up to 20 percent. The slowdown, combined with the high cost of transporting organic feed from the Midwest has caused 32 dairy farms in ... More >>
Photo by specialkrb @ Flickr This Google Map was supposedly created for school credit--Mr. Dimalo's class, to be precise. It features 10 honey roasted nuts vendors in New York who also sell pot. Actually, it's nine. One of them is a hot dog vendor. According to the GMap: "yo this guy sold hot dogs n ... More >>
The long awaited trailer for Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs has been released on YouTube. The animated adaptation of the popular children's book, written and illustrated by husband-and-wife team Judi and Ron Barrett, is expected to be out in September. We're so excited, we can barely hold on to ... More >>
Theatre Askew plays the same-name game
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Questing for mind domination and an answer to where the fuck your keys are, G----e maps the world
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