If there's anything the internet has taught us, it's that summer music festivals are bottomless k-holes of selfie snapping woo girls, culturally insensitive garments, and Molly that is actually just shards of broken glass. And that's only the bathroom line! (And by bathroom, I mean a hole in the gro ... More >>
Stopped clocks are right twice a day. Geoffrey Arend is married to Christina Hendricks. Performance artists get federal funding. Canada is south of Detroit. People wear Google Glass and think they look awesome. Some things you just can't explain, like how really shitty bands occasionally luck into r ... More >>
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
Yesterday's Alice Olivia presentation launched the Spring 2014 line of this native New York label, replete with sophisticated, whimsy-chocked apparel. Let's just preface this with: the clothes were magnificent. And that's less of a complement than something designer Stacey Bendet just seems to u ... More >>
Welcome to We're So Over . . . At Fork in the Road, we spend a lot of time eating, discussing, and evaluating the foods that we love. This column is dedicated to the other stuff. Why are we evaluating the excellence of a dairy product based on the lingering indentation left by our spoons? Sure, ... More >>
Finally, a treat
Forget the cast of Gossip Girl, Miss Piggy, Kermit the Frog, and Lady Gaga. Mayor Mike Bloomberg brought in some serious entertainment power to really spice up his press conference this afternoon: Saturday Night Live. Well actually, it was just Seth Meyers. But he got to use the whole stage of S ... More >>
We didn't think it was possible, but this morning Mayor Mike Bloomberg held a news conference that was even cooler than his public appearance with the cast of Gossip Girl earlier this year. The secret weapon? Muppets. Four talking Muppets. You can't make this stuff up, folks! In perhaps the sillie ... More >>
In today's New-York-City-is-the-best-place-in-the-universe news, Mike Bloomberg has for us the latest success story for the Big Apple: its small business start-ups. In line with the theme of many of the mayor's events so far this year -- promoting innovation in fashion, in film and television ( ... More >>
2 Chainz w/ Marcus Manchild S.O.B.'s Monday, January 30 Better than: Spending today watching the 50 or so videos that were taken during the performance. 2 Chainz is tall. I was going to guess 6'5", but an internet answers siteand we all know how reliable they areis telling me he's 6'8" ... More >>
Sam LevinProtestors earlier this month speaking out against Bloomberg's plan to ban religious institutions from public schoolsThey're back! And a bit louder this time. Elected officials and religious leaders rallied yesterday to protest Mayor Mike Bloomberg's ban on religious institutions u ... More >>
After a lot of back-and-forth and a fair amount of confusion about when the state's redrawn district maps might actually be released, the new state Senate lines came out today. This is it! After months of talk and hearings, these are the new political lines that the state task force charged with r ... More >>
by Kathy Iandoli Kathy IandoliLana Del Rey Bowery Ballroom Monday, December 5 Better than: Rewinding the DVR over and over again to hear "Video Games" on Gossip Girl. Two years ago, Lizzy Grant's song "Kill Kill," which inhaled Nancy Sinatra's "Bang Bang" and exhaled a more listener-frien ... More >>
The Drums Bowery Ballroom/Music Hall of Williamsburg November 2/3 Better than: Staying home wondering why 30 Rock isn't on but Whitney is. When I was a little kid, my parents used to have dinner parties that would always devolve into dancing by the second half of the evening. I'd sneak dow ... More >>
Luke Flynn, grandson of Errol FlynnWith grandfathers as hot and charismatic as these young studlets had, it's no wonder they're quickening heatbeats (and headlines) themselves. Thanks to Gregory Moore for the research on all these rising actors, models, and scions. And Gregory gave me the s ... More >>
gonyc.comAs The New York Times reported earlier today, the Oak Room will close tonight. Its demise had been anticipated since May, when its owners, who had been locked in a lawsuit with the Plaza Hotel, announced that the 104-year-old landmark would close. The shutter is bad news for its empl ... More >>
"Moon River" by the river? Maybe not. An online petition is asking people to boycott the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy's August 11 Syfy Movies With A View showing of the 1961 classic Breakfast at Tiffany's, the Brooklyn Paper reports. Calling the film "horribly offensive" in the petition, ... More >>
As if Charlie Sheen and reportedly shoddy condo construction weren't bad enough, the Plaza Hotel is once again in the news for the wrong reasons.
Clubs and parties are explicitly about fun, fun, fun--until you get stuck with the loser of all time who gloms on to you, making you wish you'd stayed home with your pet colonoscope. The worst partygoers are: (5) The compulsive namedropper. They just did the hair of someone who was in Linc ... More >>
Portrait of the artist as a publicity construct.John DeLucie's plans to pipe more outlandishly hyped food down New York's gullet are steaming right along.
Poppin' it so crazy kooky
Yesterday, in a maelstrom of glitter and Pixie Stix, Herald Square unveiled Material Girl, their new, tween-oriented in-house fashion line. Their collaborators: Madonna and her daughter, Lourdes. The face of the brand: panda-eyed Gossip Girl actress and the Pretty Reckless singer Taylor Momse ... More >>
Transgenders on TV!The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has awarded their first-ever rating of "excellent" to MTV for offering "richly diverse portrayals of gay and transgender people" for 42% of their line-up. The CW fell only a little short with 35% of their airtime devoted ... More >>
Time editor Richard Stengel, Gayle King and MSNBC's Savannah GuthrieHappy May Day! Or happy White House Press Correspondents Dinner Day, depending how famous you are, how closely you follow the high school side of politics or how much you wish you were famous. Or! How much you wish you were c ... More >>
For the two or three of you out there who still watch commercials, you're about to start seeing a rather amateurish statewide ad that asks -- nay, demands! -- Wall Street and big businesses (who all smoke cigars, wear multiple gold rings, and take their Pellegrino with lemon, thank you very m ... More >>
Shoegazer shoes Butterfly Explosion March 17 Habana, Austin, Texas When you go see a band because they're labeled "shoegaze," you get a smile on your face when you see them set up 19 different foot pedals on the stage. You don't need to double-check your SXSW schedule. You know you're in the right ... More >>
Happy Birthday, Rupert Murdoch! At the great old age of 79, the media baron's going to have to be gifted well. Who knows how many he has left? It's late in the day and you still haven't gotten him anything, and you don't know what to get him? Funny you should ask. We've got a few decent ideas ... More >>
Jenny MillerLove for sale.With its rainbow of groovy raw drinks and a new shop called the Space of Love, it's easy to dismiss Organic Avenue as some crunchy, fringey, hippie place for those who have nothing better to do than not cook, monitor their colons, and attend yoga retreats. But it's h ... More >>
Staten Island gets a bum rap and God knows we try to show the Forgotten Borough in a positive light. But japes like SNL's Gossip Girl: Staten Island threaten to undo all our good work. (See Islanders' reactions here.) And the new film Staten Island by first-time director James DeMonaco won't h ... More >>
Girls not having much fun. Pic by Connar Walik, more below.Once a year, mtvU hosts the Woodies, an event that's a lot like the Teen Choice Awards, except that it caters to college kids and music-industry people who can say stuff like, "I started listening to that band, like, two years ago." T ... More >>
--That Sonic Youth Gossip Girl cameo is approaching, and since SY evidently take this responsibility very seriously, they're releasing a single of their performance on the show--an acoustic version of EVOL's "Star Power" is the word--on Tuesday, October 13, the day after the show airs. It wil ... More >>
From the Betsey Johnson collection. Photo by David Wentworth. When Michael Kors tires of crafting pastel Barbarella dresses, he can sell designer migranes. I had one watching his Wednesday exhibition at Bryant Park -- not just because his pastel gowns caught the harsh glare of the revolvin ... More >>
Pic by Puja PatelNYC's Twestival (Twitter festival, get it?) went down Saturday at Brooklyn Bowl, raising money for Bronx-based charity Camp Interactive, which means there was at least one good thing about it.
Pretty much every human on planet Earth would look as punk as Thurston Moore does when sandwiched between Gossip Girl's two crispiest male leads. But he still looks punk as fuck. This by way of Sonic Youth's appearance on the episode airing on October 12--Moore's second cameo on the show, if ... More >>
Henrik, Will, Stage-struck bugs, and Mister Softee, too!
L-R: Kelli, Sebastian, Camille, PC, Jessie, Taylor Bravo's new "unscripted" rip-off of Gossip Girl, NYC Prep began last night with a bang. We were introduced to an array of sophomores, juniors, and seniors (freshmen? Hells no!) from various unnamed private schools on the Upper East Side. Not that a ... More >>
So we've all heard that one silver lining to the whole economic meltdown is that New York is
My spies are telling me that drag rocker Boy George will be getting out of the slammer way earlier than expected. He'll be set free in April, it turns out. Was glorious George let out on good behavior? Hmm, I'm not sure about that, but whatever the reason, start locking up your gogo boys! In comple ... More >>
Big year for metal, hip-hop, and Paul Simon/pigfucker reconciliation
Even bars get sequels now
Steal a car, and hit the discounted slopes
Last week's prediction: About time for one of those winsome, short-haired female trip-hop devotees... Not to harp on this, but it is precisely by keeping an eye on these type of spots—e.g. iTunes, America's predominant music retailer and the place where all sorts of sophisticated licensing agree ... More >>
Like the squawking teachers in a Peanuts holiday special, the boarding school instructors in Antonio Campos's debut, Afterschool, are slyly kept out of the frame (or else made blurry to us) for most of the picture's first half. Then, when Campos finally brings these adults into focus—after two pop ... More >>
The usual heels, but knock off the complaining
The annual HX Awards were held last night—in Chelsea, of course—and the gay bar mag's winners turned out to be an illustrious bunch of drag queens and bartenders, though some of them strangely forgot to leave their own happy hours and show up to accept. The winners I most remember are: Best Dra ... More >>
It's been almost a week since the Tony awards and Broadway queens are still nattering on about whether South Pacific's dreamy Paulo Szot is gay (and whether I have a szot with him). Here are the clues: On the telecast, he was sitting next to a fairly good looking guy. When he was introduced by the u ... More >>
Today is a day full of all kinds of little, interesting stories in Tabloidland. Here's q quick rundown of the "Best of the Rest." First of all, the Daily News puts a smiling Silda Wall Spitzer on page one. The former first lady of New York hosted a benefit for her Children for Children foundation. ... More >>
Love that cape, Batman!
Why Vampire Weekends high-society fetishizations cant help but drive you to Black Flag