At the end of 2013, before our collective spirits had been broken by the endless Polar Vortexes inflicted upon us, we extended a challenge to you, our readers: show us what you remember about the past year in news. Our 2013 news quiz brought in lots and lots of people willing to take that challenge ... More >>
XXL Freshman Class 2012: Don Trip, Kid Ink, Iggy Azalea, Roscoe Dash, Macklemore, Hopsin, Danny Brown, Future, French Montana, Machine Gun Kelly Best Buy Theater Monday, April 9 Better than: Ten rappers you're completely unfamiliar with. Every year, XXL selects a group of rappers to label as "fres ... More >>
Last Friday we reported on the daring heist of a $100,000 KAWS poster, the one done in acrylic over a Calvin Klein ad featuring Kate Moss, perpetrated by a guy wearing a mustache, dark glasses, and a dark green hoodie. We spoke to Katie Hill, Ecko's assistant, today to get the latest on the c ... More >>
Photos courtesy of Metropolitan Museum of ArtThis year, the Costume Institute fashionably breaks its own premise: for the first time, their annual exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art celebrates just one designer: the late Alexander McQueen, an enfant terrible of British fashion turned e ... More >>
As it turns out, Mick Jagger did not pen a response to the new Keith Richards autobiography, Life, and accidentally send it to a journalist, who published it on Slate. That was a joke (though the writer now calls his facts "fairly incontrovertible"). But Liz Phair, whose canonical album Exile ... More >>
A well-known East Village tattoo artist, who once operated the first legal public tattoo parlor in New York, was arraigned yesterday on more than 100 counts of weapons charges, NY1 reports. 57-year-old Jonathan Shaw -- who's famously inked celebs like Johnny Depp, Marilyn Manson, Naomi Campbe ... More >>
We're in it for the long haul
Lee Broomfield Beth Ditto is such an unlikely star that even Taylor Swift would spring an "Imma let you finish" on her. Her mutant soul-punk trio Gossip is the only riot-grrrl band to have a top 10 hit (2006's Bush-deposing "Standing in the Way of Control") and become aptly named considering her fr ... More >>
"I faked my own death and everybody believed me: even my mum cried when she read about it in the paper." In 2000, Australian artist Ben Frost faked his own death, sending out newspaper funeral notices that doubled as invites to his solo exhibition. Some, of course, saw this in poor taste--but wha ... More >>
The non-dish on Nancy McKeon; the worst recession sale in town.
Go ahead and melt your jewelry to pay for it
Painter, playwright, novelist, wrestler: Catching up with a Renaissance woman
Raising a glass to Lit, mourning Disco D, and bashing the repellent cabaret law
Streets mastermind Mike Skinner's ascension to celebrity status only makes his everyman stories better
A young designer takes on New York Fashion Week
2005 is a blur; Tha Pumpsta, Goldfrapp, Gang of Four recap it.
Geek Rapture: Nine Games Bordering on Nirvana
Holiday Photo Books, Both Extravagant and Accessible
Feds Steal the Fun From Nightlife
The Mainstream Embraces the Athletic Amazon
The violent rise of the New York THUG who became a high-fashion pretty boy.
On Divas Live '99, the bewigged trio of Cher, Elton John, and Tina Turner rocked on Elton's theme song, 'Proud Mary.'