You can't kill him, motherfucker. As long as there's been a mobilized modern indie-rap movement, there's been Sage Francis. But before the worldwide touring, battle accolades and, as Chuck D referred to it, the "private Idaho" Sage has created for himself, the Providence, Rhode Island native predic ... More >>
The outdoor crowd of some 6,000 fans in Boise that night in April probably remember a few distinct things about the show they'd come to see. One: It was great. Of course it was. This was Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, after all — the raucous but tight-as-a-drum soul powerhouse fronted by a n ... More >>
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings have made a career doing it their way. Now they face an opponent they can't control.
In a conference call arranged by the company Friday, Chobani named the mold behind last week's voluntary recall of the yogurt company's product. The mold Mucor circinelloides is allegedly behind the contamination at Chobani's Idaho production facility, responsible for less than five percent of the c ... More >>
Get 'Er Done: The To Do List is, at least, a welcome start
Electric Daisy Carnival, which ended early this morning, promotes itself as being "all about the experience," and it's indeed much more than just a bunch of DJ sets and some carnival rides in a parking lot. There's a reason fans from around the world (115,000 of them!) descended on Las Vegas this pa ... More >>
Did you miss the Day of Resistance? Don't even know what it is? Well, it was a tea-party style throwdown last Saturday, in which thousands of your fellow citizens went packing in public to give Kenyan Pretender Obama the old cold-dead-hands salute. You might expect our friends the rightbloggers wo ... More >>
About halfway through her set at the Bowery Ballroom last night, Solange unhooked the mic from behind her ear, gently disentangling it from her signature cloud of hair before slipping into "Cosmic Journey," an ethereal waft of a song from a few years ago. "Where do we go, on this wide and traveling ... More >>
Shuler Hensley displays a fat man's tragic sorrows
The thrills of '90s queer films still live at BAM
It seems like about half my friends have split town in the last decade or so, and I totally sort of understand, though I deeply resent the following excuses that I've heard from some of the defectors: (5) I had to leave after 9-11. Huh? Did you think that kind of thing was going to happen every d ... More >>
A 21-year-old man from Idaho, Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, has been charged with attempting to assassinate Barack Obama. He allegedly fired shots at the White House last Friday night. Later, Ortega-Hernandez's abandoned Honda Accord, containing an assault rifle with scope, ammunition, an "aluminum ... More >>
Your own private film school
Three Roots Chaat at TulsiChaat refers to a plate of savory snacks that typically includes a mixture of potato pieces (aloo chaat) and various chutneys. At Tulsi, the Nouveau Indian Hemant Mathur opened earlier this year, the chef's version is kicked up with a spicy tomatillo sauce. He shares ... More >>
Plus average cabbage at Nikki Cascone's new Jewish restaurant
Veggie Burger MadnessLukas Volger displays one of his creations.Even though it's generally accepted that vegetarian food has evolved by leaps and bounds over the past several years, veggie burgers by and large remain stuck in the herbivore ghetto. There's the Morningstar-Boca Burger contingen ... More >>
The Smith's Potato Waffle BenedictAs the weather warms, brunchers are re-emerging from hibernation with a hankering for that meal that isn't quite breakfast and isn't quite lunch. At The Smith, Executive Chef Brian Ellis' take on traditional Eggs Benedict involves potato waffles and a creamy ... More >>
Chris Santos' Potato & Goat Cheese Pierogies When he's not making appearances on Food Network's Chopped or styling food for movies like No Reservations, you can find Chris Santos turning out amped-up street food at The Stanton Social. His Potato & Goat Cheese Pierogies have been on the menu ... More >>
Rightbloggers had a big project last week: A series of "tea parties" across the country to protest Obama and his stimulus bill, inspired by comments by CNBC's Rick Santelli (and, it has been suggested, by some rightwing pressure groups). The results were not a great success, at least in the ob ... More >>
Patricia Field's really big shoe propels me to Brooklyn. I even go to New Jersey.
As Gus Van Sant's latest makes waves at Cannes, IFC brings back his debut Mala Noche
Lindsay Lohan elevates, but can't save, Georgia Rule
The NYPD has a long-standing reputation for its "excessive" surveillance. Now more than ever.
But Take It Easy on the Lamé
Slowcore pioneer Jeff Martin goes it alone with a pile of scraps
Web's embarrassing love songs (and movies and video games) recast as inspiration
Katrina: Big media speaks truth to power; bloggers, nonesense to navels
All his cowboys get the blues: The shambolic, iconic Van Santian hero dies young, again
New tactics for the same pressing issues
Meghan Daum's Prairie Days
Scared Congress Seeks Shelter in Nuclear Henhouse
Sticking to His Hired Guns
Can Window Dressing Turn Into a Window?