Jonathan Swift

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    Vagina Panther, Foxygen, Milk Dick, etc: Why 20 Bands Playing CMJ Chose Their Name

    The only thing all of the bands playing CMJ have in common aside from the fact that they're all playing CMJ is that they all have names. As they have been in the "indie" world for quite a while, animal-inspired band names are very popular this year at CMJ. The most respected animal continues to be t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2011

    Scientology Spectacular: Commenters of the Year!

    "M-A-R-C-O-T-A-I. They'll never figure out it's me with this fake Italian accent!"​Here on this final day of 2011, we're replacing our usual Saturday morning celebration of the week's best comments with a special announcement. Our IT department has done the math, we've run those numbers throu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    S.R.O. Will Bring Tapas and Tin Ears to 245 Bowery

    245 Bowery, via Google Maps.​Sometimes, the restaurant world presents us with material that it seems only Jonathan Swift could have written -- for further reference, see: History of the Bowery, 2006 - Present. And now it seems that yet another entrepreneur is eager to exploit the Bowery's beni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    The Great Chuck Biscuits Death Hoax of Aught Nine

    The three on the right: Henry Rollins, Greg Ginn, and Chuck Biscuits, elusive even in Black Flag. Photo by Dave Markey.​As harsh as 2009 has been for celebrity deaths, it's been an even harsher year for Internet-based fake celebrity deaths. As of June, the real-to-fake death ratio has approach ... More >>

  • News

    July 20, 2004

    How to Cook Your Goose

    Tony Hendra's recipe for young flesh

  • Art

    January 14, 2003

    Personality Crisis

    ••• British Author Nigel Dennis Gets Lost in the Shuffle

  • Art

    January 15, 2002

    Being Edwin Abbott

    ••• How a 19th-century Mathematical Fiction Gave Us Our Point of View

  • NYC Life

    March 13, 2001

    Hello, Bobo!

    Hitchens, Marxists, and SUVs

  • Specials

    February 8, 2000
  • Film

    September 8, 1998

    Tooning In

    Disney Imports a Japanese Auteur-Animator