Jonathan Zizmor

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    How Well Do You Know New York City? Pat Kiernan Will Quiz You. [Updated]

    Pat Kiernan told us once, "Being a New Yorker is a state of mind. Not something on your birth certificate. The qualifications: some combination of knowledge of the city, love of the city, length of time here, and comfort with both defending and criticizing the city." Included in part one of that cla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Annoying, Endearing Local Commercials Up For Annoying, Endearing IFC Awards

    ​IFC, the channel of Portlandia if that says anything, is sponsoring the LoCo Awards & Sweepstakes, a celebration (which is actually just a huge promo for one of their new shows) of those zany, cheaply made local commercials that we all love to hate so much. Although you can still nominate com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Happy 106th Birthday, New York City Subway

    ​Yesterday, we turned 55. (Yes, yes, thank you, we know we look amazing for our age...but this isn't about us.) Today, our dear old New York City transportation system, the one we love to hate, hate to love, and sometimes really do just love, has reached the ripe old age of 106. Meaning we'd s ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 18, 2010


    How many bands can Thurston Moore be in?

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    Four Ads We Find More Offensive Than the Pulled Georgi Vodka Bikini Ads

    Image via Daily News​The MTA has pulled ads featuring models' bikinied bottoms -- with the Georgi Vodka logo on them -- from some Brooklyn buses after members of the Hasidic community complained. Georgi Vodka producer Martin Silver was outraged, hiring Georgi bikini-clad models to protest in h ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 4, 2010


    Pill-popping nurse teams with Alison Pill