There are so many ways housing in New York can go wrong: a Craigslist scam, a crazed roommate, a radiator that screams like a jet engine without heating the apartment, or, best case scenario, just an enormous rat king that takes up residence beneath the stove. But no matter how bad you think you've ... More >>
We hope it's been long enough since listicle season (only a few days, but hell, your attention spans have all been shot to pieces by the internet, right?) that you won't mind if we present part 2 of the roundup we began last week. Herewith items 5 through 1 in our list of the dumbest ideas that wer ... More >>
In full grips of the dry desert heat, the fine art of day drinking at Coachella becomes a game of survival of the fittest. Sweltering temperatures in the high 90s aren't necessarily ideal conditions to bombard your liver with alcohol. And unless you've been used to trekking through sand in the Middl ... More >>
Last week's terrible incident in Aurora, Colorado in which 70 people were shot, 12 fatally, at a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises made many of us think about how awful these episodes of senseless violence are, how precious and fragile life is, and that we should stay close and be good to ou ... More >>
10. Little Debbie -- You ought to have the face of an angel, Little Debbie; instead your visage is wrinkly and witchy. You are your own grandmother, and you're wearing her clothes, too: plaid shirt with collar that lies perfectly flat and strange white straw hat trimmed in sky blue.
Akron/Family w/Bad Weather California, Dustin Wong 285 Kent Saturday, January 21 Better than: A rock show. The fourth wall was breached long before Akron/Family hit the stage at 285 Kent on Saturday, the frothing, all-ages, sellout inventing polyrhythmic clap-alongs to opening acts Bad Weather C ... More >>
You guys drank the Kool-Aid, didn't you? Now all you can rave about is Rick Ross. Tsk, tsk. The guy told you himself, in no uncertain terms, that he's caught up in a fantasy. Yeah, he's got a talent for picking huge, cinematic beats, and he strings words together nicely from time to time. Pro ... More >>
Curren$y Irving Plaza Monday, June 6 Better than: "Dude, I'm so high right now." There are few ways to describe a Curren$y show without it sounding like a meeting of a cult, or an extremist political party. The place is packed, overflowing into the hallways of Irving Plaza. Giant flags proclaimin ... More >>
The tech world is having itself a little freak-out over the news that iPhones using iOS4 (the latest operating system) have been saving users' location data whenever they make a cell call. Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden discovered a hidden file in the phone's operating system that keeps track ... More >>
Evolving.Are we there yet? Alas, no, we are not. There's still one last hurrah for this season of Top Chef, but now that we've suffered through the sight of Mike Isabella diving topless for conch, it should be all downhill from here.
Previously, on Lost: we revealed the names of a bunch of people who fate landed in the News Corp. building to go work on Rupert Murdoch's Dharma Initiative, a daily newspaper for the iPad called The Daily. Now we know who some of The Others are. Press Clips, Day 25, The News Corp Daily iPad Kill ... More >>
So now that it looks like Cathie Black will become chief publisher of the New York City Department of Education, so long as Mayor Bloomberg appoints longtime school administrator Shael Polakow-Suransky as her editorial director, what do we know about her prospective sidekick?
As it's been noted, News Corp's daily newspaper built just for the iPad -- The Daily -- is on the way. It is Rupert Murdoch's newest child, the Draco Malfoy to his Voldemort. As such, they're hiring or trying to hire every editorial staffer this side of the Bangkok Bugle Tribune, which I just inv ... More >>
Foodparc is not quite as big and grandiose as it looks from the outside. If this era coming up has a theme, it might be the Era of Food Courts. They seem to be popping up everywhere.
Well, when we're wrong, we're wrong: I didn't think AOL was going to pull the trigger, but they just did. Apparently, at TechCrunch Disrupt -- Michael Arrington's cuddlefest of sycophantic entrepreneurs, wannabes, and the Real McCoy, who mostly attend to have their asses kissed -- Michael Arr ... More >>
I know I wrote one, but I can't find it anywhere
Keith Kelly reports in the New York Post, like, a few minutes ago that Newsweek editor-in-chief Jon Meacham is supposedly out once the magazine's sale to Sidney Harmon is complete. Politico's Mike Allen just reported what's all but a confirmation. And Michael Calderone of Yahoo just Tweeted o ... More >>
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. A-Team novelizations Small But Deadly Wars; When You Comin' Back, Range Rider?; Old ... More >>
Every week, as the clock strikes midnight and Monday begins, New York magazine releases its new issue online. Because the April 26 issue is about the internet, I went to the corner magazine store and bought it, hours before it's available for free. For some reason, though counterintuitive, th ... More >>
The bill of fare at Happy End beckons from a chalk board right outside the front door. Once long ago it was a corner tavern, and a mirrored bar with masses of dark wood remains a fixture in the front room, only now set meals are dispensed across it, and various juices and sodas. When I first ... More >>
all photos by Puja PatelThe Brooklyn Crew's aggressive (and we suspect, inebriated) group of fans Converse Band of Ballers Wednesday, August 12 Yesterday's Converse Band of Ballers was as much of a shit-talking contest as it was a three-on-three tournament. The invite-only event went down at the C ... More >>
Creepy Earth Mothers! Portuguese drag queens! Voice writers pick their favorites of the year.
Michael Moore's Sicko and To Each His Own Cinema at Cannes
Talking with Project Runway bad boy Santino Rice
A half-forgotten mystery writer's cranium-busting novel tantalizes and antagonizes
Germany's first mainstream Hitler movie provides catharsis, if only for a German audience
Shanley's Doubt builds suspense out of the best material available: Fair-mindedness
Clinton Aide Sidney Blumenthal Testifies Again
Yankee Stadium Beer Vendors Cups Runneth OverSo Tip Em Already
Stun Shields, Stray Cats, Buck-Fifties, Boofing: The Top Brasss Tour of Americas Largest Penal Colony
The missing link between Sun Ra and Zapp?
With Stephon Marbury, The Nets are on the verge of greatness . . . again
Fishing in Prospect Park Lake