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    October 20, 2014

    My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way Made Me a Better Person

    Last month Gerard Way (frontman of My Chemical Romance, the reigning emo band of the 2000s) released his first solo album, Hesitant Alien. It's the first music we've heard from Way since MCR released Danger Days in 2010 and then (tragically) split in 2013. Seeing his name pop up on the interwebs ag ... More >>

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    September 11, 2014

    Times Square Performers Say New License Law Would Violate Their Civil Liberties

    In the past few years, there have been several unfortunate, highly-publicized incidents in Times Square involving pervy, anti-Semitic Elmos and pugnacious, cop-punching Spidermen. But a new union representing Times Square costumed performers says a proposed law introduced by City Council Member Andy ... More >>

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    September 10, 2014

    Ace Frehley Gives Us a Ride Around His Old Bronx Stomping Grounds

    Two Naked Cowboys, one Spanish-speaking SpongeBob, a headless Hello Kitty, and an ersatz version of Lou Reed's "Walk on the Wild Side" all vie for attention on a teeming, muggy, late-summer Times Square afternoon. Unbeknownst to the masses, though, the coolest cartoon character of all is dining on s ... More >>

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    May 23, 2014

    Six Reasons People Have Sex With Musicians

    Recently, Business Insider published the results of a study that purports to prove why women want to enter the bone zone with musicians. The article summarizes research from the University of Sussex, and there are a few glaring omissions that make it useless to the general population. Aside from bas ... More >>

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    May 9, 2014

    10 Things to Do for Less Than $10 in NYC This Weekend

    It's Mom's Day weekend, and what better way to show your love/inherited sense of humor than to shock her with some edgy modern art? There are lots of great options on the up-and-up, like Studio Museum Harlem's massive exhibition on the American South, or Kara Walker's equally massive Sugar Baby (mor ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 7, 2014


    Travel to Japan via Central Park

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    October 17, 2013

    Why Is Rave Fashion Such a Disaster?

    Traditionally, raves are a place where people can be free to wear whatever they want. That's great! Except, not really, because they also make horrible fashion mistakes acceptable. And so you see Rastafarian colors mixed with nipple pasties mixed with Hello Kitty gear and tutus. You see Hindu symbol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013

    Mayoral Candidate Cocktails? I'll Drink to That

    What do a man under federal investigation, a Happy Meal hater, an arrested protester, a flip-flopping stop-and-frisker, and a serial sexter have in common? They're all front runners to becoming New York City mayor. With a cast like this in the polls, we had to have some In The Spirit fun. We asked t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Sam Talbot Likes Tacos, Lobster, and Aprons

    Photo courtesy Sam TalbotDon't buy this man a frilly apron​Top Chef hottie and man about town (and chef of the recently reviewed Imperial No. Nine), Sam Talbot, takes some time out of his busy schedule to talk to the New York Post about some of his favorite things about summer in New York City ... More >>

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    June 3, 2011

    Hello, Hello Kitty Rosé

    Lauren ShockeyOnly the finest for Hello Kitty​It's summertime! Which means rosé season has officially begun. And what better way to celebrate the advent of warm, sunny days than with the one and only Hello Kitty Brut Rosé? When we chanced upon it at our local liquor store, Bowery & Vine ( ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 16, 2011


    Japanese artists just say no to cute

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    March 3, 2011

    BBM Coming to iPhone: Are There Still Reasons To Buy a BlackBerry?

    ​Tech rumors are flying that BBM, the exclusive BlackBerry messaging service, will be headed to iPhone and Android phones within the next year. Engadget says that, "RIM intends to take its BlackBerry Messenger outside the cozy confines of the BB ecosystem and straight into its competitors' app ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2007

    Friday Scribbles on a Pole

    YOU LOST IT BIOTCH. PAST SCRIBBLES Week 13: American Idol Reject Edition Week 12: Begging Blueberri Edition Week 11: A Confession Week 10: Tonic Toilet Edition Week 9: Dicknose Edition Week 8: 190 Bowery (a/k/a Sex, Death, and Hair) Edition Week 7: Rent Increase Edition Week 6: Only Dead Fish Go Wi ... More >>

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    April 30, 2007

    The Scribbles That Couldn't Wait Until Friday: American Idol Reject Edition

    Spotted last night around 11:45 pm at the 175th Street station on the A Line. We. Are. So. Scared. PAST SCRIBBLES Week 12: Begging Blueberri Edition Week 11: A Confession Week 10: Tonic Toilet Edition Week 9: Dicknose Edition Week 8: 190 Bowery (a/k/a Sex, Death, and Hair) Edition Week 7: Rent Inc ... More >>

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    April 27, 2007

    Friday Scribbles, Part II: Begging Blueberri Edition

    Whatever this player did to Blueberri, it must've been really, really foul. So foul that poor Blueberri ain't taking his calls, won't answer the door, spits on the flowers he sends to work. So foul that the man decides that the only way he can get her attention is to run down to Manhattan Avenue, tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2007

    Friday Scribbles, Part I: A Confession

    This bathroom confession reminds us PostSecret, the Maryland blog/book series that invites strangers to submit their secrets anonymously on postcards. What makes this latrinalia admission especially poetic is the handwriting style — deliberate, but not necessarily contrite — and the adjective "r ... More >>

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    April 6, 2007

    Friday Scribbles: Dicknose Edition

    CUT FIRE HALLS/FED CUTS HOMELAND $ Continuing another couple themes of the week (stupidity and this), this week's Friday Scribbles involves things written on the ubiquitous-in-Brooklyn Mr. Penis, or Dicknose as we've come to know and love him. People just seem to love writing on Mr. Penis. We have ... More >>

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    March 30, 2007

    Friday Scribbles: 190 Bowery (a/k/a Sex, Death, and Hair) Edition

    PENIS ENVY/ VAGINA FRIENDLY YOU WILL DIE ON THIS ELEVATOR. Friday Scribbles backatcha on Friday! Wandering down the Bowery the other night, we ended up loitering outside 190 Bowery, the old Germania bank building, supposedly an exterior for the "Basketball Diaries," longtime home of famed ad-ph ... More >>

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    March 28, 2007

    Friday Scribbles: Wednesday Edition


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    February 23, 2007

    Friday Scribbles: Only Dead Fish Go With the Flow

    REST IN PEACE, THE OLD RAM St. Marks, East Village Someone's had a hard time parting. . . St. Mark's Place, East Village First, an aquatic aphorism against conformity: ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW. Then, a pukey, baggy-eyed Barry-McGee-ripoff of a bum beside the phrase DRINK MORE. Then, ... More >>

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    February 16, 2007

    Friday Scribbles: Backtalk Edition

    SO FUCKING LAME Roebling Street, BKLYN And it is: Hello Kitty ate Barney, then had a baby with Bedtime Care Bear, which looked like . . . . . . this. Lower East Side Click on this sucker for the full dialogue. Some stoic decided to write that HAPPINESS IS IRRELEVANT, to which someone responded ... More >>

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    April 30, 2002