Having looked at Australian and Japanese entrants to New York's coffee scene, I'd be remiss not to touch on the impressive coffee heritage of Scandinavia, especially Norway, and its curious lack of presence in the city. If you managed to read all of Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, y ... More >>
It's that time of year again where the venues of New York City--in particular, the Lower East Side and Williamsburg--are flush with eager music fans hoping to catch a secret show with an artist they love or discover their new favorite band from Iceland/the UK/New Zealand/etc. The CMJ Music Marathon ... More >>
Julianna Barwick performs at judson
Kristopher Jansma PowerHouse Arena Thursday, 8 p.m., free Jansma, a New Jersey native and first-time novelist, seems to have constructed his debut around a pretty familiar and eye-twitchingly postmodern concept: namely, the curious propensity of writers to devote a whole lot more time to identifying ... More >>
New rock returns to the New York airwaves
Last chance to catch two terrific Cindy Sherman exhibitions
I used to swing by Atlanta now and then and loved the drag bars and the big gay dance club, not to mention the chance to flounce my New York derriere around the hoity-toity Peachtree Plaza. But legendary singer Barbara Cook had a much worse time there. Barbara is performing "Let's Fall in Love," a ... More >>
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It's possible nobody told you, but the world will come to an abrupt, ear-rupturing end this weekend. If you're planning to be anywhere near Brooklyn, you'll probably hear it before you feel it; blame underground musician, teacher, and author Bob Bellerue, who's bringing the Ende Tymes Festival of N ... More >>
â€‹So, we all made it! No Rapture. Despite having assets of over $104 million, Harold Camping's Family Radio didn't quite get it right. How are Rapture believers dealing with it? Reuters talked to a man, Robert Fitzpatrick, who spent $140,000 of his life savings getting the word out about the Raptur ... More >>
The latest release from war whistle-blowers WikiLeaks -- over 390,000 classified documents about the Iraq War -- "constituted the most comprehensive and detailed account of any war ever to have entered the public record," according to the group's founder, Julian Assange, who is profiled today ... More >>
Theories on the afterlife, and how many times you die. Photos by Rahav Segev courtesy of BAM, more below.Laurie Anderson BAM/Harvey Theater Tuesday, September 21 Better Than: Hearing anyone else on earth talk about their dreams. Laurie Anderson should be legally required to provide the voi ... More >>
Okay, people. There are some scary things going on in the world, things that make us an eensy bit concerned. I mean, hello ... Mayan Calendar? I Ching? Nostradamus? That Nicolas Cage movie? Nicolas Cage himself? We at Runnin' Scared have uncovered 10 reasons you may want to hold off on payi ... More >>
Buenos Aires's blood sausage with pickled chile Maybe it's the English breakfast boom, with its accompanying black pudding, but it seems that you can't walk a block these days without bumping into some kind of blood sausage. The Vanderbilt plates it with shaved apple and celery root puree; Bl ... More >>
Mike Bloomberg has a deal with the city that keeps his mayoralty separate from the business he founded. But Bloomberg the company has a way of benefiting on local deals even without the help of Bloomberg the Mayor. You may have noticed, for instance, that the Yankees' cable network used to be ... More >>
Brooklyn Vegan has kindly noted Composer to the Indie Stars Nico Muhly's spirited and pretty much instantaneous riposte to the New York Times' "weirdly mean-spirited" review of late May's Grizzly Bear show. (Ben Ratliff's closing thought: "I left Town Hall grinding my teeth.") Nico, a major player o ... More >>
Icelandic soundtrack gurus move the crowd
Beowulf, meet the Replacements! Great books from 2007 you may have missed.
Artful jazz dalliances, treading water with aplomb
Icelandic director gives Beowulf the Monty Python treatment
In Chelsea, two sculpture shows that evoke the spiritual and metaphysical nature of art
Albino antihero makes an impractical bid for freedom in a low-key Icelandic slacker drama
Chasing the dragons in Vancouver's East Asian showcase
The Secret Histories
Inside the New U.S. Coalition
Russian Paper Cites Fear of "Uncontrollable Escalation"
Its Ladies First This Season
Brooklyn Net Zine Changes PartnersOr Does It?