Here are the 10 best shows around the city this week, in no particular order.
Brit Jessie Ware invades the Bowery
Major Lazer Runs the World
They're slinging Singapore food in the East Village
She's at it again! Sir Elton John doesn't care for the antics of Madonna, his fellow British pop star, lol, and he's not afraid to flap off his mouth about it. "Her career's over," Elton stated in an incendiary interview. "Her tour's been a disaster. And it couldn't happen to a bigger cunt.
Queens now tastes a little like Kansas City
"I know a place where we can go," as Brit pop goddess Petula Clark sang in one of her 15 consecutive Top 40 U.S. hits that came out in the 1960s. It's Feinstein's at Loews Regency, where "Pet" is serving you her hits in grand style (without any of the self-conscious I'm-doing-you-a-favor attitude o ... More >>
At Potbelly you'll be serenaded, as Andy Warhol looks on. When Potbelly and the Earl of Sandwich debuted a few months ago, they were treated as co-equal combatants in the new sandwich-chain sweepstakes. The first came via an ancient Chicago sandwich shop; the second as a claimant to the actual ped ... More >>
January 8 marks the Season 2 premiere of Downton Abbey, the Masterpiece series on PBS, which has earned kudos for its wondrous mix of period dramatics and comedy-of-manners satire. Trust me, it's even better than the Kardashians.
Greenwich Avenue has gotten a crop of new eateries recently. Whitehall, the new Brit-influenced spot from the team behind Highlands, is getting lots of buzz, but if it's cheap eats you're after, you're better off checking out new Middle Eastern spot Za'atar (50 Greenwich Avenue, 212-242-3451). The s ... More >>
This debate's been raging on for some time now, but I have to finally break my rule of not giving a flying hoo-ha about action heroes and weigh in on it. You see, Henry Cavill plays the title role in the eagerly awaited Superman: Man of Steel, coming out next year.
Whenever these tunes get played, I hide under a rock for four minutes--actually, five, just for safety's sake. They are easily the seven worst songs in history. (7) Mr. Roboto by Styx. I would have ranked this a little higher, but its sheer kitschy audacity, pulled off in a sort of nouvea ... More >>
Monica P. asks: Brunch is by far my favorite meal, but I always seem to end up at restaurants that have the same brunch menu, like eggs Benedict, eggs Florentine, buttermilk pancakes, and mimosas. I'm looking for an awesome brunch spot that offers something different. Any ideas? Dear Monica: When ... More >>
Rebecca Marx C'est la fin de la semaine. Et alors, les histoires de la semaine ... A goodly gallery of a garden herbs. Our 10 Best Hotel Restaurants. Sunset Park's Schnitzel Bar is one of the city's most obscure restaurants.
J.W.F.'s roast chicken in all its propeller glory You're liable to run into trouble claiming your food is old fashioned, since no one can agree just what old fashioned means. Indeed, there is something distinctly not old fashioned about the fussy arrangement of elements on the plate in the " ... More >>
"The word 'indie' is meaningless now. It's so over-used that people think it simply means green hair." The always-quotable Morrissey has some things to say about the current state of pop music in an extended interview with Billboard; he calls Madonna "McDonna" and wishes she'd be more ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema samples Brit bites -- not English tapas! -- at Jones Wood Foundry; Lauren Shockey finds Monument Lane a bit of a bore. Sam Sifton is enchanted by Brushstroke: "The menus are the product of thousands of hours of research and testing by Mr. Bouley and hi ... More >>
Sam Zide Dan Weiss is the author of the blog Ask a Guy Who Likes Fat Chicks and he's profiled in our recent feature, "Guys Who Like Fat Chicks." He put together a list of ten hot famous bigger women with the disclaimer that he "tried to mix girls I personally think are pretty with girls you don't ha ... More >>
As his country was trying to get some shut-eye last night before its big gay wedding in the morning, Jon Beeby had left London and was arriving in New York City for a very different kind of commitment. The tall, strapping young man, all six-foot-four of him, plans to start walking Sunday fro ... More >>
Famous for being a famous singer, she shows up—and that's about it
A March march through London theater (sorry, theatre)
The ice cream confections featured on the Lulu Guinness clutch include (left to right): Chocolate Nut Sundae, Knickerbocker Glace, Fruit Sorbet Surprise Brit accessories designer Lulu Guinness is featuring ice-cream-themed purses in the window of her Bleecker Street store as part of her "Li ... More >>
Finally, a Billboard #1 we can back wholeheartedly: Congrats to Adele, the Brit soul-singer non-diva of whom we are quite fond, for selling a whopping 352,000 copies of her excellent new 21, the best-selling chart-topper since ye olde My Dark Beautiful Twisted Fantasy back in November. This o ... More >>
Bazooka-voiced Brit soul singer Adele's second album, 21, is out later this month (NPR is streaming the whole thing right now), and to celebrate, she's doing a free NYC show Friday night at the P.C. Richard & Son Theater, invite-only, courtesy your friends at iheartradio.com. That link puts y ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. La Taqueria in Park Slope has closed completely after downsizing from sit-down restaurant to takeout joint in October. [Eater] East Village vegan café the Little Bird appears to be closed and ... More >>
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