This year's Best Ramen?
Ready for a little quiz? Here are five questions concerning establishments FiTR writers have recommend in the Voice Best Ofs, which you can examine here. You can either read the items first, and then answer the questions, or you can read the questions first, and then go on ... More >>
Yesterday marked the hundredth day of Quebec student's strike, the fourth day since the Quebec government passed an oppressive law intended to break the strike, and, as hundreds of thousands of people filled the streets in defiance of the law, possibly the single largest act of civil disobedience in ... More >>
During our recent walking tour of New York City's remaining Warholian relics, we wandered over to 57 Great Jones Street, the building where downtown darling Jean-Michel Basquiat died in 1988. Nearly a quarter of a century later, the property bears little evidence of its art-world history: upstairs, ... More >>
TV on the Radio
Billboard at the corner of Lafayette and Great Jones Sts.
Wednesday, August 17
Better than: "Not a concert," said someone standing next to me.
Two days ago Maura forwarded me an email from a Heineken rep giving her the heads-up on a "newsworthy event" set to take place the ... More >>
Electric Cowbell is Brooklyn's hardest-working new label, having dropped nearly a dozen 45s in under two years. It's impossible to really pin the label to a scene, since they seem to have dancing shoes in all of them: steamy Barbés global bounce, the Prospect Park afrobeat revival, Williamsb ... More >>
A demented mish-mash of local nogoodniks (members come from Bezoar, Georgiana Starlington and YIMBY alumni Golden Triangle), K-Holes is a sleazy, late-night group grope--touchstones include the most lascivious points of Birthday Party, Lubricated Goat, early Butthole Surfers or the recently r ... More >>
Maybe we were just feeling especially curmudgeonly this morning, but for some reason Japanese Premium Beef, the new wagyu specialty butcher shop on Great Jones, kinda put our teeth on edge. It's the meat equivalent of those giant white-walled boutiques that have one rack of clothes in the middle of ... More >>