On New Year's Eve Brooklyn's Barclays Center will be alive with the monster double-bill of Coldplay and Jay-Z. Two titanic musical entities that have spent the past decade being the epicenter of their genres, their alignment for one night is sure to be a colossal way to bring in the new year. But de ... More >>
On Tuesday night, Howard Beach's Vetro, got a chance to celebrate. The Italian restaurant threw a party for their friends and family, as they reopened a month after Hurricane Sandy.
Mark Sweeney, one of the owners, said they hosted a soft opening in their main hall, and will be open to the public o ... More >>
Filmmaker Mark Bunker put together this video of Friday's memorial held Friday for Alexander Jentzsch aboard the ship Spirit out of Long Beach Harbor in California.
It's a simple event with a few people on a boat. But don't underestimate its significance. Since she sent out a message to thousands ... More >>
Yesterday, Karen de la Carriere memorialized her son, Alexander Jentzsch, who was found dead at a home in Los Angeles on the morning of July 3. He was only 27 years old.
Because the Church of Scientology would not give her access to her son's ashes, Karen had rose petals cast on the Pacific Ocean a ... More >>
This month, to celebrate the Internet's unbridled love for wallowing in nostalgia and even greater relishing of talking about why certain cultural artifacts are horrible, Sound of the City presents First Worsts, a series in which our writers remember the first time... they ever hated a song enough t ... More >>
Jimmy Castor was a smart aleck; a wise guy; a clean shit-talker with so much joie de vivre you had to laugh even when his truth-telling smacked you upside the head. So when he died this past Martin Luther King Jr. Day at 71 near his home outside of Las Vegas, far away from the streets of Harlem he o ... More >>
Sad news: Daniel Bobis, the 32-year-old Long Island high school math teacher and surf coach who went missing this weekend while surfing in Indonesia, has been found dead. The Facebook page dedicated to alerting attention to the search and rescue efforts has now become a memorial page, with hu ... More >>
Hip-hop legend Nathaniel Hale, a/k/a Nate Dogg, has passed away at the age of 41. The cause of death is still being investigated; he suffered a pair of strokes in recent years, reportedly paralyzing the left side of his body and severely impairing his speaking ability.
Hailing from Long Bea ... More >>
Better keep that censor button handy. Credit: Michael Becker/FOX.I don't think I've ever been more excited about an American Idol contestant than I am about James Durbin. It's not because of his voice, though his very Adam Lambert-y turbo-yowl could be entertaining in the context of the show. ... More >>
The Long Island Railroad has been all kinds of messed up today: a switch problem and cable fire resulted in suspended service that now has only 60% of the trains that typically run out of Penn Station during Rush Hour moving commuters home tonight. Here's what you should know:
"I'm more of a freak show kind of a guy."
Whether it's through his alter-ego Black Francis, his seminal band the Pixies, or under his own name, Frank Black has become iconic in terms of not only indie rock, but pop culture as a whole. His new project is Grand Duchy, which he formed with his wife ... More >>
Let's take the issues connected with the outing of Sammy Sosa's 2003 drug test results one at a time: -- First, the New York Times broke the news on June 16 with a story stating that Sosa had tested positive "according to lawyers with knowledge of the drug-testing results from that year."   ... More >>
To be reductive for a moment: If Crystal Castles are basement dance and Crystal Stilts are basement Warhol, then Crystal Antlers are basement psych--Hendrix and the Stooges played too loud in mildewed spaces too small to contain the band's throbbing sound. The band's debut release, 2008's EP, and ... More >>