AOL's WalletPop site has revealed the safest neighborhoods in America's major cities based on neighborhood and FBI crime data. Guess what!? Bedford Avenue has ranked as one of those cozy locales, where your chance of becoming the victim to a crime is but 1 in 500 each year.
Peggy Guggenheim, strange eroticism, and a little Goethe for you
The Sex and the City 2 gals couldn't exactly be made to romp around the economic ravages of America. That wouldn't be all that appealing. So the sequel sends them to Abu Dhabi! In a feverish stretch of the imagination, Samantha manages to get a job there and arranges to have all her friend ... More >>
Turnout is reported heavy in the Scott Brown-Martha Coakley Massachusetts special election that is expected to end the Democrats' supermajority in the Senate. Massachusetts secretary of state William Galvin expects between 40 and 55 percent attendance, unusual for a special election, despite incleme ... More >>
Syd LondonThe spread at the Cookie Takedown The Cookie Takedown, brainchild of Matt Timms (he of the Bacon, Chili, Fondue and Cheese Takedowns), took place under the dangling chandeliers of Brooklyn's Bell House last night to the strains of stoner metal. "I bet people would prefer a DJ, but I ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Washington Heights freak-poppers Hollands are a cheery mix of folk, punk, and free-noise. Both frontman John-Paul Norpoth and violinist Jannina Barefield have laid down some sessions on various Akro ... More >>
The videotape of the confession of a young man who purportedly admitted to purposely setting a fire that left four of his neighbors dead is inaudible, and is going to be thrown out of court if the case goes to a jury trial, a Long Island judge ruled today. 19-year-old Caleb Lacey was a volun ... More >>
Hairy times also with queens, Basterds, and Hamptons royalty.
Hooray for Indiewood
Leaping rapists and robbers in a single bound, our leading lady takes back the night. Uh, thanks?
Two revivals of classic dramas show America's knack for denying the truth
New York's ambassador lives high, large, and loose
Sarah Lewitinn has become New Yorks premier tastemakerand that's what makes the haterati squirm
On the trail of a 300-pound con man in hot-pink sunglasses
Peter O'Toole gets randy with this starring role, his first in years
In Bill T. Jones's work, dark ideas surge where water once ran
Fumbling Brooklyn hipsters fail to connect in Bujalski's fascinating micro-budget indie
Pack the word postmodern away temporarily and relish harmony
Mixed-race loving in the gay community turns the rainbow into a reality
A fateful path from Nigeria, through Brooklyn, to war
A Deadly Mobster's Pleading Letter for His Son
Suitcases from an insane asylum tell of lives long lost
Angels and Ministers of Grace Defend Us
A Space Odyssey
Liberal Decisions From a Conservative Court
Crackles and Whirrrs and Glubs-Oh Mi(crohouse)!
Did Vallone Jr. Cross District Lines to Vote for His Dad?
How the NYPD Explains the Senseless Killing of an Unarmed Black Man
Nearly Everyone Now Has a Mobile Phone. Convenience? Curse?
The Revival of Reinaldo Arenas
Edited by Gary Giddins
Coordinated by Elora Alexander
Movie Buffs Pick Their Favorite Endings
[Spoilers are in bold]
Farming in a PBS Fishbowl