Thanks to Frankenstorm, a whole slate of concerts has been wiped out tonight and tomorrow, including this evening's Joshua Radin/A Fine Frenzy gig at Best Buy Theater--it's been rescheduled for Sunday, Nov. 4. As it turns out, Alison Sudol, the brainy beauty behind AFF, is about more than just music ... More >>
As you may have read in yesterday's Page Six, Yale University is currently offering a course in nightlife which features texts by me!
My work has finally gone to college!
Doctoral candidate Madison Moore is teaching "Dance Music and Nightlife Culture in New York City," for those who can afford to ... More >>
Should you not know, now you do: A "Hamptons house ho" is a young lady of perhaps working-class means who escapes her dull workaday life and embarks on a jaunt to Long Island's narrow beach-dappled sections during the months in which sun shines down on all of us, swapping her white Reebok hig ... More >>
Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too.
Chantal MartineauDream on.The drink: Poet's Dream
The bar: Lantern's Keep (The Iroquois Hotel, 49 West 44th Street, 212-453-4287)
The price: $14
Ingredients: Orange bitters, gin, dry vermouth, and ... More >>
chilliheadAs we mentioned in our morning link roundup, book retailer Borders is filing for bankruptcy and closing a third of its locations after posting losses of $680.6 million since 2007. Reuters reports that "the chain still faces questions about its longer-term survival in the face of com ... More >>
This Is Not Jane Austen's Fight Club.Last night, our intrepid social media coordinator Francesca -- you may know her as the voice of @VoiceStreet -- stumbled (not 'cause she was drunk!) upon a sight that we consider something of a live metaphor for the rat-fighting-rat culture of our own lova ... More >>
Somebody stop me now because my worst nightmare has come true. The other night, I found myself fully conscious and in charge of my actions, yet actually playing a game of Beer Pong at a local gay bar!
I always thought this was the trap door to rock bottom--that surely someone who went to an ... More >>
The National Weather Service says it's pretty much definitely going to rain all weekend, so indoors is good. Go see the Wizard of Oz today and tomorrow at the Film Forum (double feature, with Captains Courageous)
Leaf peeper map of NYS What little there is left, we have here, and we're at peak leaf (according to the News, we owe that information to the city's official foliage monitor, Cori Carl). Local foliage tours are here.
In this week's Village Voice, we unveil our 2009 Fall Arts Guide: Dan Weiss on the Jane Austen alt-rock of Brooklyn locals the Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Jed Lipinski in conversation with George Packer on the occasion of the author's forthcoming Interesting Times: Writings From a Turbulent ... 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 >>
Did we ever tell you we used to live in Madonna's building? Well, we mean the building Madonna used to live in, near the corner of East 4th and Avenue B. It was a dump, and convenient to the East Village clubs and drug dealers. Flash forward to 2009, and we are still living in a dump -- though not t ... More >>