It's not particularly surprising or original any more to talk about how terrible Black Friday is; it's materialistic, dysfunctional, and every year someone dies or is gruesomely injured; you can pretty much count on a video of a horrible stampede somewhere by about 9 a.m. Not even the Wall Street Jo ... More >>
The Crystal Ark w/Avan Lava Music Hall of Williamsburg Wednesday, May 30 Better than: The record, in one case. Last summer, Jonathan Galkin described his work as DFA Records' head of A&R for me in an interview. "I literally have a stack at home of 40 CDs I picked out that's, like, '88 to '92," he ... More >>
The blog Awesome Tapes From Africa delivers on the promise of its name. Founder Brian Shimkovitz launched it as a way to share with his friends some of the cheap cassettes he found while in Ghana (on a Fulbright Scholarship for ethnomusicology), and in the years since it began its audience has since ... More >>
Merry War on Christmas! This conflict has been dragging on for years, which is not entirely a bad thing, as it has produced a thriving War on Christmas industry, which our economy desperately needs. The opportunities for outrage this year are slim, but where there's a rightblogger, there's a way, w ... More >>
You know it for fridges. Now Sears is looking to sell food, too. The company quietly launched MyGofer on Memorial Day in Manhattan and the Hamptons, which delivers groceries and other goods from its Kmart stores. [Chicago Tribune] Since being voted the best restaurant in the world by San Pel ... More >>
Is that the real Paris Hilton?David Wentworth With an intro of Jimi Hendrix's "Star-Spangled Banner" and a soundtrack made up of the Black Keys and the Rolling Stones, Monday's William Rast show has got to be the biggest fashion rock spectacle of Fashion Week. It's the line co-designed by Justin Ti ... More >>
I've got questions, she's got answers, and so on and so on.
This redux is a rare device: a TV remake for the big screen that works on its own terms
Lord, he is consumed. Forgive him those great sweaters and pants he hath bought
DOWNLOAD The Big Sleep, "Pinkies" (MP3) From next February's full-length Sleep Forever The Big Sleep Wake Up By Michael D. Ayers There's no shortage of love for The Big Sleep around these parts; so when their second full length arrived in ye ol' postbox, I jumped on the opportunity to get some mor ... More >>
All aboard at Grand Central with headless models and StoryCorps
Teenage girl prepares to blow up Times Square, and herself, in the harrowing Day Night
The journey of one high school senior through the small-school experiment of America's most generous philanthropist
An East Village staple evolves, but dies a little in the process
Village institution to open wine school, library
Or, How We Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the 'Burbs
Some get a decade; we get a moment
In Proctor's memoir of her father's vocation, sometimes belief just isn't enough
Sud-slinging santas toast the season
Hip-Hop, R&B, Dancehall, Crunk, Grime, er, Music by Black People
For the Mentally Ill, Solitary Confinement Can Be a Death Sentence. The Stories of Two Men Who Never Made It Out.
The Pentagon's Plan for Tracking Everything That Moves
Dazed Net Fan Wonders, 'Can This Be Happening?'
A Look Inside the Bizarre World of His Pension-Fund Proxy Votes
Just Give Him the Damn Ball!
The FTC Markets Censorship as Consumer Protection
Czech it Out
Playwright Tom Donaghy Returns to the Atlantic Theater
Elizabeth Hurley Is Publicly Dissing Hugh Grant for Watching TV During Sex. Hows Your Behavior?
To This Top GOP Donor, Soft Money Is the Name of the Game
H&M on Fifth
College Football's Real-Life Top 25
Dr. Randell Mills says he can change the face of physics. The Scientfic Establishment thinks he's nuts.
Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks Goes Hawthorne with 'In the Blood'
Some get a decade; we get a moment
Hopes, Fears, and Prison Building In an Upstate New York Town
Defending Pfeiffer Is the Most Offensive Sitcom of All