If there's two things you'll find no shortage of every holiday season, it's Christmas music and complaints about Christmas music. Whether overheard on the radio while the family cooks Christmas dinner in the kitchen, or providing the soundtrack to some frantic last-minute mall madness, the seasonal ... More >>
There's a Target up in Harlem and on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn. And there's an IKEA in Red Hook. And a K-Mart on Astor Place in the Village. But, somehow, New York City has maintained an immunity to the nation's largest employer, clocking in at 1.2 million employees, Walmart.Plans were in the work ... More >>
I've had my second foot surgery to remove those protruding things that made it impossible for me to wear actual shoes! If I'd kept going with those barfy bunions, I'd be forced to continue wearing all sorts of Kmart slippers, galoshes, and so on, with various plastic bags and pillowcases for extra ... More >>
viaJust yesterday, to her great surprise, Community Manager for Respawn Entertainment Abbie Heppe's ugly Christmas sweater pretty much blew up, spreading holiday cheer all over the Internet. Ugly Christmas sweaters and the Internet are a great pairing in general; this time it was extra-specia ... More >>
At the rate the economy's going, might it not be wise to start thinking about alternate ways to make money, not to mention a whole new possible line of work in case your current career happens to fall sewer-ward? Would the above role be a comfortable fit?
Mötley Crüe w/Poison, New York Dolls Nassau Coliseum Wednesday, July 20 Better than: Attending an 18-year high school reunion with a cash bar, albeit one mitigated by the DJ having a music library nearly identical to yours back in the day. An extremely partial list of pop-cultural event ... More >>
A tour of Fire Island, the Hamptons, the anti-Hamptons. All nice. Now it's back to Murray Hill.
Increased food prices have begun to affect diners directly, with restaurants like Per Se and 'wichcraft raising their menu prices. [Wall Street Journal] A group of women at Bravo were said to be bitching about the special treatment Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi gets. (This is news?) [NY Post] He ... 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 >>
An anonymous Greenwich Village resident has finally had it with living among the students of NYU. He submitted a letter to Brick Underground today that addresses several of his complaints about sharing his neighborhood with kids that make him "feel like a grandpa." As a current NYU student, I ... More >>
College, the visual metaphorToday is the first day of the rest of your life. Isn't that what they say? Around Village Voice headquarters, home to this very news blog Runnin' Scared, hundreds of neophytes are swarming K-Mart because their mothers will not be quiet about stocking the dorm room ... More >>
Why is it that very single guy who drives the pedicabs that fill up half the street look like they should instead be posing for L'Uomo Vogue? They're invariably drop-dead gorgeous from head to toe -- supermodel material, with simmering eyes and tousled locks -- and I can't figure out why!
myLifetime.comForget sleek and sexy and bring out your best Punky Brewster look: It's back to being a kid again, as noted in this week's installment of Project Runway. The challenge: Make kids clothes that are fashionable and age appropriate. Yay, the workroom turns into a romper room! As Heidi ... More >>
At East River Plaza, just off the FDR Drive at East 116th Street, Manhattan's first Costco opened today. The famous high-volume low-prices price-club chain already had stores in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island; Manhattan's zoning and community boards have traditionally made it a slightly ... More >>
For a guy whose political connections weighed heavier than his judicial experience in winning appointment as the state's top judge, Court of Appeals chief Jonathan Lippman just wrote a hell of a civil liberties decision. In a 4-3 split decision, Lippman today issued the majority opinion that found p ... More >>
Nightlife pickin's so slim that I even went to a museum.
A soiree that exists only to give you the business on your wedding day
The absolutely last word on words not to have lived by during the previous year
Sweltering jams for the imminent doldrums
Mobb Deep cashes in and craps out
High times at the low end
Drunken holiday shopping with Clarence the angel
Columbus's movie version is stiff, stolid, and stuck in an excruciatingly detailed past
Dumas's Black Tulip droops in Mark Giesser's new vase
An Informed Guide To The Fakes Of Canal Street; A Dip Into Martha's Kmart
Martha Stewart fans show their support by buying shower curtains at Kmart
10th Street Passes the Sniff Test
Rowdy Big Boi and fly Andre 3000 divide and conquer the Dirty South book of hiphop rules
Gambling Pros and Mutant Superheroes Spread the Odds
Maria Elena Fanna, Fifth year, School of Architecture, the Cooper Union
Lifestyle Queen Martha Stewart Is Under Investigation for Insider Trading. Was She Tipped Off?
Shopping in Americaland
Joan Rivers, Bohemia, and the Oscars
Does East Harlem Need an Antiques Center?
Is the force field for real?
Business Big Shots Invest Heavily in Democrat McCalls Political Future
Fashionistas Comb Sale Racks, Trash
From Sex Parties to Raves, for Both Men and Women, It's Not Bob Dole's Viagra Anymore
Fall '99's New Shops
In A Galaxy Far, Far Away, A Fretful People Ponder the Fateful Question: Is Jar Jar Gay?
Bargaining with the Holidays