Once upon a time, in a faraway kingdom, where the edge of the earth kissed the sea, sat a castle. Perched high on a mountain, this pastel-hued palace looked down upon stark cliffs that plunged into the rumbling ocean, upon which grew precious vines. Both royals and locals prized the vines for their ... More >>
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Let's go native
Sure, The Tree of Life won, but did it really win?
The goose barnacle, shown about twice normal size We've all had the usual tapas - slices of Serrano ham, toasts brushed with fresh tomato, potato tortillas, and pale white pickled anchovies - but one of the advantages of going to a fashion forward tapas bar is stumbling on actual Spanish p ... More >>
Catch a rare show with Panda Bear
"The whole chart thing is kind of like sports," said an unimpressed Merge label chief Laura Ballance, back when Arcade Fire hit #1 on the Billboard charts. That may well be true. But if selling records is like sports, Arcade Fire are weirdly good at it, considering they're a bunch of spindly ... More >>
No norms, no borders, and everything's happening, louder than ever
Old timers, newcomers, and even Leo make the list
Your partying jag kicks off on Thursday this week and features a global takeover of NYC. Jamaican dancehall queen Natalie Storm is something of an obsession for us lately (especially after Friday night's reOPENed party) -- she's returning to the Lower East Side for an appearance at Happy Endi ... More >>
This year's NYFF manages both. Plus: Our best of the fest
The finest drunk-sounding American rock band around perseveres, buzzless
As much stuff as one guy can operate crediblyPanda Bear/Gala Drop/Teengirl Fantasy Water Taxi Beach at Governors Island Saturday, September 11 Better Than: Watching cable news, on this day in particular He makes a hell of a racket, Panda Bear, a one-man maelstrom of stabbing synth washes, h ... More >>
An interview with the star of Michael Winterbottom's new film
Grab a little salt cod on your way to JFK
This week, Counter Culture swims into Sol-Mar, a Lisbon-style marisquiera (seafood specialist) in the hardscrabble east side of Newark's Ironbound. The food proves spectacular, and cheap as hell compared to Manhattan seafood spots. And there's bunny on the menu, too... dive into the next page for so ... More >>
Creepy Earth Mothers! Portuguese drag queens! Voice writers pick their favorites of the year.
A Portuguese novel gives psychiatrists the business
Panda Bear's hard road to optimism, and winding path to pleasing repetition
Plus Best of 2006 and Taxi tales
A Portuguese restaurant kicks ass on unpopular dining days
Razing and rising in Chelsea
The whole megillah: Crossing the globe, Jewish films examine immigration and identity
What makes the gravy so red at this Ironbound Portuguese?
Talking Pictures and Silent Valentines Leave Human Stains at the Venice Film Festival