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Lauren Booth

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2014

    Cheap Laughs: The Best Independent Comedy in NYC This Week, 7/16 - 7/22

    This week in Cheap Laughs, we have improvised stand-up, naked people, semi-secret venues, tribute bands, wolf-boys, a star of The Office, and folks who go deep for an hour and a half. Relax your pelvic floor, everybody: here's our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this we ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 15, 2014

    DOPE JAMS

    Party with Britain's Disclosure

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    Exclusive Premiere: Passerby's "www,iig"

    Though the video has a DIY, punk aesthetic with its collage of pop culture references fluidly moving throughout, everything about New York City's Passerby's sound, especially on the song "www,iig," is clean. With their Brit pop sensibilities, Passerby keep it simple and sweet while their video is a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    Britney Spears Demonizes the Poor in "Work, Bitch" Video

    The music video for Britney Spears' "Work, Bitch" dropped yesterday and was received by the citizens of the world with the applause Lady Gaga is still waiting for. It's filled with glitzy clubs, tight outfits, late-night parties, and some incredible dance moves to remind us all that Brit's still got ... More >>

  • Film

    July 31, 2013
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    July 10, 2013
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    June 5, 2013
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    March 27, 2013
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    January 16, 2013

    SWEET TALKER

    Brit Jessie Ware invades the Bowery

  • Voice Choices

    January 9, 2013
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    October 24, 2012

    ORIGINAL DONS

    Major Lazer Runs the World

  • Voice Choices

    September 12, 2012
  • Dining

    August 29, 2012

    Masak: Asian Rustic

    They're slinging Singapore food in the East Village

  • Film

    May 30, 2012
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    March 28, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Petula Clark Sings "Downtown" Uptown!

    "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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    Potbelly Sandwich Shop: One Great Genre-Hopping Sandwich

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Downton Abbey Star: My Kids Think I'm Stupid!

    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.

  • Voice Choices

    November 30, 2011
  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    What's a Brunch Restaurant with Non-Boring Brunch Food?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Posts of the Week

    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.

  • Voice Choices

    August 24, 2011
  • Film

    July 27, 2011
  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at Jones Wood Foundry; Lauren Shockey at Monument Lane

    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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 4, 2011
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    May 4, 2011
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    April 29, 2011

    With One Crazy British Stunt Over, Another Begins

    ​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 >>

  • Music

    March 30, 2011

    Britney Spears Runs on (American) Idol

    Famous for being a famous singer, she shows up—and that's about it

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    March 16, 2011
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    March 9, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Lulu Guinness Features Ice Cream Handbags in Bleecker Street Store

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Adele Tops The Billboard Charts, Actually Sells Some Records

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Giveaway: Two Tickets To See Adele Friday Night At The P.C. Richard & Son Theater

    ​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 >>

  • Columns

    January 12, 2011
  • Voice Choices

    December 8, 2010

    TURN IT UP

    New talent flock to a bigger, better BEMF

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    November 24, 2010
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    November 10, 2010

    TOXIC OPERA

    Britney does it again, and again

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    July 6, 2010
  • Music

    March 9, 2010

    How to Fix the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    Tips on how to expand its reach—or blow it up entirely

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    Snackshots: Tapas at the International Culinary Center

    Earlier this month, I ventured to the International Culinary Center for a two-night "Tapas Essentials" class, where Chef Sixto Alonso taught about ten of us to make nearly a dozen little dishes. Later today, I'll share the recipe for one of my favorites, but first, some pictures to whet the appetite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    How Do You Spell G-U-T-B-O-M-B?

    Eating hindsight is always 20/20. Looking back I wouldn't have ordered this creation called Wonton Nachos, but I'm a sucker for nachos and odd variations. I was checking out the new Brooklyn Public House (247 DeKalb Avenue) after a show at BAM. It was late, and beer-drinking food called to me. This ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    The Chicken Diary, Day 3

    Like Top Chef New York, the end is near for the Chicken Diary, and thank god. I had dinner plans last night, while the Brit assembled a chicken sandwich from some of the last of the meat. It's getting down to skin and cartilage. Lunch was the remains of the chicken curry soup, even better the second ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    The Chicken Diary, Day 2

    I had dinner out last night, and the Brit opted to defrost something of Amy's, as he is wont to do, so the chicken and chicken stock laid low. Earlier this afternoon, I put it back to work. I used four cups of stock and about .75 pounds of meat to roughly follow this Coconut Curry Chicken Noodle Sou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    The Chicken Diary, Day 1

    With snow in the forecast for tomorrow, I found myself thinking of a maybe final round (for the season) of winter soup-making. So I bought a whole roasting chicken over the weekend, even though I didn't really want to eat roast chicken. I wanted chicken carcass and organs to make stock. Thirteen dol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    Obama's Old NY Apartment Still Sucks

    We used to live in Madonna's old building and one day a Brit TV crew came in and asked all the residents for their Ciccone memories. The younger tenants had nothing to say and the older ones tried to extort money. Times have changed. Today the Observer cleverly interviews a tenant of the apartment ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2009

    Toby Young Admits to Brit Bias

    Wondering just how and why Toby Young scored the Top Chef judge gig? Us too.As we suspected, it had a lot to do with his nationality. As demonstrated by Simon Cowell, America loves a bitchy Brit at the reality show table. Talking to Yahoo TV, Young concedes that he got the Bravo call out of the blue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2008

    E. Harlem Tenants Take Down Limey Gentrifiers

    We thank NYC the Blog for turning us on to the feel-good story of the year. It has everything: greedy landlords, plucky barrio tenants and a billion-dollar Brit firm that tried to fuck with them and lost their ass. The Indypendent reports that last year slumlord Steven Kessner, whose predations hav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2007

    Live: Spiritualized at the Apollo

    photo by Christine Scarano Text by Bret Gladstone Spiritualized Apollo Theater November 16th “And you may ask yourself: Well, how did I get here?” —David Byrne If you look up Spiritualized on AllMusic.com, you’ll find ten different “genres” to describe the band’s music. They are as ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 6, 2005

    Soap Ogling

    Jersey City harbors one of the area's best-value seafood spots

  • Dining

    December 3, 2002
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