This week in Cheap Laughs, we meditate on why we've lived in New York so long, rock out to a Weezer cover band, and admire the killing powers of Jesus Christ. We also have shows starring filthy people, shows starring lady people, and shows starring real actual scientist people. We do it all. Here's ... More >>
Well, the Hobby Lobby lawsuit somehow made it all the way to the Supreme Court, where the glue and glitter chain's arguments, and those of other religious employers, that providing health care that might tempt their employees into pregnancy-free sex was against their religion, were put forward last ... More >>
Just because it's getting cold out doesn't give you the right to act like a hermit. This weekend's round-up will keep you nice and cozy.
By its organizers' own assessment, the Gathering of the Juggalos is an event filled with the most misunderstood people of all time. Juggalos are generally looked down upon by "normal" members of society, thought of as losers, degenerates or outright criminals--even most recently as a full-fledged ga ... More >>
Top your tree with Jackie Beat
The dungeon-black walls of the hip Ace Hotel's underground room, appropriately called Liberty Hall, are relieved by vintage speakers stacked floor-to-ceiling like a rock wall. The decorative recycling of defunct gear, lit with candles like a sanctuary, made a righteous backdrop for a reading of lett ... More >>
Two days ago, Fork in the Road put up a piece about the Jetbow sandwich at Carnegie Deli. It was a giant, collapsing mess held up by sticks featuring an incongruous collection of deli meats. It made us wonder what a true Tebow sandwich would look like, encompassing the diverse history of the Heisman ... More >>
Next year, in Hoboken
Photo courtesy of VestaThe dining room of Vesta, Giuseppe Falco's first restaurant in Astoria. Three years ago, Giuseppe Falco partnered with Leo Sacco to open Vesta Trattoria. The seasonally focused Italian restaurant and wine bar quickly earned an enthusiastic following in Astoria, a neighb ... More >>
Our weekly rock critic Scan-Tron is totally skipping work to run off to the Unsound Festival! The 10-day experimental music blowout is so enticingly nerd-centric that it makes Northside Festival look like a beer-bong at a frat party. This year's highlights include an appearance by electronic origi ... More >>
Not an Ivy League gradIf you pay close attention, you'll notice that the New York Times is more or less a newspaper about getting your kids into an Ivy League school. The paper's knows their audience, so they host Q&As with important deans, devote entire blogs to the admissions process (with ... More >>
Sergio HernandezThe story of the explosives found today in the East Village's New York City Marble Cemetery at 2nd Street keeps getting weirder. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly just gave a press conference that explained, to some degree, how explosives would end up in such unlikely a bomb-spot ... More >>
A computer nerd western and twee love in Williamsburg
Santiago FelipeWhen 300 pounds of perspiring flesh take the stage to recite the lyrics of a band the New York Times refuses to pronounce, reverse psychology occurs. To alleviate our fear of what is, by any standard, a very large man, we flip the classic stage fright device-- "picture your aud ... More >>
F2K is a countdown of the 50 worst songs of the decade. Track our progress here. Everyone in our generation will never forget where they were when they heard about the greatest tragedy to ever occur on American soil: The Beastie Boys forgot how to rap.
Why else do you think they're taking over the U.S.?
On Sunday President Obama spoke at Notre Dame University, where he had been invited to address graduates of the Catholic school. As the President is pro-choice, this raised some controversy among Catholics. And, to paraphrase Jesus, where two or three are gathered to oppose Obama, there also are ... More >>
One of the anti-Obama "tea parties," inspired by a rant by CNBC's Rick Santelli and encouraged by prominent rightwing bloggers, was held in City Hall Park today between 2 and 3 p.m. The event drew between 200 and 250 highly enthusiastic supporters. A series of speakers drawn from the crowd denounc ... More >>
New doc explores The Da Vinci Code
In a pickle at a fashionable Williamsburg cocktail lounge
Food and films in a sensory chamber out of a Logan's Run fantasy
Where to find the best cocktail of the season
A better charity: Microfinance site connects you with borrowers in East Africa
Festive fun that's both naughty and nice
Eager young bands kneel down to altar, re-create history of psychedelic rock in own image
It's the Christian Thing to Do
Federally Funded Missionaries Threaten a Southeast Asian Culture
The 'Urbanworld Film Festival'
A Blood Libel Igniting Pogroms
Local Kids Seek a New Kind of Church Through Hardcore and Hip-Hop
Why Religion Doesn't Have a Prayer in New York Politics