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Corpse Reviver, Death in the Afternoon, Deadly Sin--these eerily-dubbed cocktails sound like they were made for Halloween, even if they carry tame origins (take, for example, the inspiration of Rudolph Valentino's 1922 bullfighter movie Blood and Sand for the name of the classic Scotch and orange ju ... More >>
Tomorrow is Halloween, and we're taking the day off, handing over the keys to a frightening someone whose name evokes an appropriate level of ghoulish camp: Alice Cooper. Throughout the day Alice will be posting about his favorite scary bands, scary movies, and scary golf courses movie scores. He'l ... More >>
Being dreadfully ugly and dead is always in style
The meat-bearing version Yup, it's easy enough to broadcast your love of pizza by wearing a t-shirt that advertises your favorite parlor with an advertising slogan and maybe a crude picture of a slice. There are even t-shirts that show an entire photorealistic pie in convincing detail. But the abo ... More >>
Whenever I see a TV camera approaching, my face lights up like a Halloween pumpkin and all the hanging skin inflates like a Thanksgiving Day float based on a long-running animated character. I basically become a holiday parade float of a giant, gay, papier-mâché suckerfish.
Just in time for Halloween, Next magazine did a photo spread illustrating the winners of their "What's your worst gay nightmare?" contest. One winner related how he went to a gay bathhouse, only to find his uncle there, shamelessly going for the gold. And that's where I come in.
Not necessarily for Halloween, just for everyday living? Well, with the help of Priscilla's Tony nominated Tony Sheldon--who bemusedly sent this Amazon entry out to his list--we've found it!
doobybrain.comHappy Valentine's Day! And especially to all the candy and chocolate retailers out there--this year, people will be spending more on the holiday this year than last year.
You know something has reached a peak of public saturation when it becomes a Halloween costume, and let's just say we ran into a lot of bedbugs this year (maybe we even were one.) And now we find, via Asylum.com, that everybody's favorite giant, inflatable union rat is getting kicked to the c ... More >>
This photo was taken last night, and therefore not on Halloween, though who could tell, really?Well, if you thought the flowing white dress/rock harpist/crowd-jumping-in-unison thing was tough to pull off in the spacious, windy confines of Terminal 5, just way till she tries to do it under th ... More >>
Pic by NYC TaperBrooklyn noise-rockers and perennial SOTC favorites Oneida are on the record now as being particularly hyperactive during Halloween weekend, having now thrown six years' worth of chaotic and garishly costumed Brahloween parties. Friday night's Monster Island Basement show was ... More >>
Ty BellinghamYesterday, we talked to Ty Bellingham, the new chef at Kittichai, who made the move from Sydney, Australia with his family to bring his Thai food expertise to New York City. Today, he reveals what's in his fridge, a few of his hopes and dreams, and his biggest culture shocks so f ... More >>
The girl on the Mary Jane wrapper looks totally baked, and is that a short skirt she's wearing or a rubber flotation device? Who can forget the thrills of trick-or-treating? Schlepping from door to door with the largest bag you could find in the kitchen, scoring treats from shopkeepers if yo ... More >>
Santos Party House, going as a temporarily shuttered club for HalloweenIt's Halloween Weekend, and we're proud to offer both costume ideas ("Dude from Baths" is great if you can hunt down the Pomeranian) and nightlife suggestions, from James Murphy at Le Bain tonight to Oneida's five-year-old ... More >>
Clay McLeod Chapman offers up a new set of strange monologues
Dear Single Ladies, Halloween is a time to show your true inner beauty, your wisdom and intelligence, your creativity and strength of character. Remember, leaving something to the imagination is always preferred to letting it all hang out. Desperation smells a lot like fake tanner and cheap ... More >>
This haunted house has issues
Barring a massive surge of readership between now and Thursday night (and with Michael Musto half-naked on this week's cover, anything is possible), we can safely say that the following stories generated the most interest from our readers this year. (And watch out for #3 -- it's definitely Not Safe ... More >>
This work permit would fit nicely next to the FBI logo on future CDsWhat happens to record stores in the great hereafter? They become Subway Restaurants, of course. (Unless they become discount Nordstroms, or whatever the former 4th Street Tower Records is when it's not a Halloween costume sh ... More >>
Erin Broadley It's been impossible to keep up with the recent adventures of Matt & Kim: guesting on Jimmy Kimmel, winning the Breakthrough Video VMA for their cold-weather streaking parade "Lessons Learned," greasing the stage for spider-suited Weezer on Halloween (with Kim costumed as Edie Sedgwic ... More >>
As I threatened--I mean promised--I went out on Halloween night dressed as a giant gift box, and if you bitches want to consider the result a dick in a box, that's absolutely fine with me.
Jason Neroni, who recently left 10 Downing to be replaced by Jonnatan Leiva, has resurfaced in Solana Beach, just north of San Diego, as the new executive chef at the three-year-old Blanca. [North County Times] Centro Vinoteca, which the city shuttered for a few days, has a new chef named Be ... More >>
Christians have largely given up denouncing Halloween as the Devil's holiday, and instead seek to make it more godly with hardcore Religious Right political statements. The American Life League suggests you let those little children who come to your door seeking candy know how you stand on ab ... More >>
Hardcore CMJ attendees should be advised that the inclination to never ever see live music again will dissipate after a week or two. For those who aren't burnt out entirely, La Roux offers pretty fantastic synth-pop at the Highline Ballroom; singer Eleanor Jackson (that's her on the left) wou ... More >>
Mark Wells via flickr.comWoman's Day, the magazine my mother used to pick up at the supermarket and clip coupons from, has broken out of its staid mode for Halloween. Recently posted online were a gallery of amazing carved pumpkins, some of them actually frightening, like the one at the left ... More >>
The New York Times has doctor and expert Perri Klass reassure us (yes, even the childless -- "Certain subjects make self-righteous parents of us all") that all this texting and computing and what-not isn't making children into dumbbells. Adults may not thrive while multitasking -- or, as our ... More >>
Storyteller Dan Kitrosser presents The Legend of Ichabod Crane
But the moral is one to live by
NYFF's 31-film ode to Janus a veritable Cinema 101
Teen-pop B-listers dress up in new wave costumes; follow in Avril's spunky, fluffy, scowly footprints
Vegas-core veterans bid a beaming goodbye to Little Steven's fans
Warriors, Rubik's Cubes, sausagesOh my! Williamsburg gets ghoulish.
Hussein, Freddy Krueger, and Peggy Pom Pom
Police Cite Safety in Yanking Voice From Halloween Parade