This week in Cheap Laughs, we hang out in bookstores, right a historic wrong done to Staten Island, brag abut Brooklyn's best live talk show, and hear tall tales about the very worst topic known to man: cheating. Here are our picks for independently produced New York comedy worth your time over the ... More >>
Valentine's Day is on Friday. But before you get all squirmy and pissed off about love, or the concept of celebrating love on one particular day, this week's best round-up of events isn't about that. Not really. Yes, V-Day events are already underway, but don't fret, we only honor the idea of being ... More >>
This wintery weather sure makes us suckers for the holidays (even more so than usual), and this weekend we're not short of holiday events. Get cozy with Neil Gaiman as he reads A Christmas Carol, partake in the annual holiday tradition of Unsilent Night at Washington Square Park, and sing along to t ... More >>
Tea Obreht and more read Dickens
You think you have what it takes to roller-skate with the best of them? Test out your dance moves on wheels, donate a couple of bucks at the Bayanihan Spirit party to benefit typhoon victims, and take your frustrations out on some really hideous art, all before the end of the week.
Our first taste of winter weather today does not mean your social life must go into hibernation mode. We've got a few things lined up this week that will definitely keep your wallet full and your blood pumping.
Before we share some amazing events happening this week that won't bust your wallet, we must ask: Have you voted yet? If you haven't, stop reading and go vote! Seriously, go now! Tuesday [Comedy] After completing your civil duty, hang out with other responsibly minded people at the Pratt Falls 20 ... More >>
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TONIGHT at 7 p.m., co-authors of the newly published 2pac vs. Biggie: An Illustrated History of Rap's Greatest Battle Jeff Weiss and Evan McGarvey will be reading their book live at the Housing Works Bookstore CafĂ©. They'll be joined by HOT 97 host DJ Peter Rosenburg and Duck Down Music CEO Dru H ... More >>
101 Classic Cookbooks 92Y Tribeca Wednesday, May 29, 7:30 p.m., $15 Here's one for the foodies--or really anyone who cherishes the cookbook as more than just a batter-stained instructional manual. Like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for baked goods, 101 Classic Cookbooks (Rizzoli) is the Fales Libra ... More >>
A new literary festival is here
Portrait of the cartoonist as a young boy
"Katharine Hepburn: Rebel Chic" The National Arts Club Mar. 13, 6:30, Free If you actually expend thought on something like the excessive (still developing) ado over Anne Hathaway's Oscar dress, it's true that Katherine Hepburn begins to appear very rebellious indeed. Today the film legend might emb ... More >>
Dance to Prince at this book party
'Dragons in Space Redux' Housing Works Bookstore Cafe Mar. 6, 7pm, Free And here we are, rounding off Housing Works' Geek Week, or as any respectable frat guy might know it--every other week of the year. At tonight's panel discussion, science fiction and fantasy--sorry, we mean SF/F--writers Peter B ... More >>
See them in the funny pages
John Cale pays tribute to Nico
A new type of NYC marathon
In brightest day, with Darkest Knight
Kicking anxiety with Sara Benincasa
Some of these folks have never acted on a stage before, but then again, this is most definitely not your traditional performance. Tonight, Theatre of the Oppressed NYC is partnering with nonprofit group Housing Works to put on a show centered around the experiences of being homeless and HIV-posit ... More >>
Michal NanoruThis month marks the publication of Best Music Writing 2011, the annual anthology of top-notch scribing about music2010 pieces by the likes of Nitsuh Abebe, Ann Powers, and Jessica Hopper are collected in the book, which this year was edited by New Yorker classical-music c ... More >>
The 2011 edition of Da Capo's annual anthology Best Music Writing which this year was guest edited by The New Yorker classical writer and The Rest Is Noise author Alex Ross; Daphne Carr has been the series editor since 2006contains 32 essays and is augmented by a a jumbo-sized "Other N ... More >>
Weren't the '70s the best?
Food and drink never went together so well.If you haven't seen YouTube viral star Hannah Hart's series of My Drunk Kitchen videos, then you're clearly not spending enough time online. They're exactly what they sound like: Hart gets drunk while cooking -- or trying to. It's a spectacular spoof ... More >>
Sunblock? Check! Lit mags? Check!
Pulitzer-prizewinning restaurant critic Jonathan Gold will be reading tomorrow night at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in Soho, along with experimental novelist Mark Z. Danielewski, surfer and writer Jamie Brisick, and Slake editors Laurie Ochoa (former editor in chief of L.A. Weekly and wife ... More >>
Tonight is a fine night for staying indoors and listening to people chat about music, and New York has two fine options: Friend of SotC Daphne Carr is throwing a party for her 33 1/3 series entry on Nine Inch Nails' Pretty Hate Machine at The Sackett (661 Sackett Street, Brooklyn); there will ... More >>
cziamandanis.wordpress.comWhets the appetite.If you're the type who feels that sitting at a sidewalk café doesn't give you quite enough access to exhaust fumes and the specter of screeching tires, then Janette Sadik-Khan has got your back.
Pour some booze out for your homies
--Jay Z, who released a new track with Drake yesterday, is expected to announce today that he will play Madison Square Garden on September 11th, the day Blueprint 3 is scheduled to come out. The show will benefit the New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund, created in 198 ... More >>
Art-rock lobsters tote an Excel spreadsheet to Central Park. Rain ensues.