Indie four-piece Rodan formed in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1992 and played their last note together in 1994. In that time the band's core, guitarists Jason Noble and Jeff Mueller and bassist Tara Jane O'Neil, plus a carousel of drummers, Jon Cook, Jon Weiss and Kevin Coultas, recorded a whole lot of ... More >>
By Alee Karim
Once upon a time, extreme metal bands opted to contort their logos into the most stylized mutations possible as a way to visually represent their music, and as a proud testament to the obscurity of their appeal. But by now it's all become a bad joke, and you're likelier to find the s ... More >>
The Obama administration has had a tough time fighting the War on Leaks. From Bradley Manning's arrest in the WikiLeaks controversial to the successful subpoenaing of Twitter, critics have heralded the Presidency as one of the most anti-leak executive reigns in recent history.And a new chapter was w ... More >>
So with the Final Four set -- No. 4-seed Louisville vs. No. 1-seed Kentucky and two No. 2 -seeds, Kansas facing Ohio State -- before we move on, it's time to take a quick glance back at what everyone was calling a tournament of upsets just a week or so ago.
And, of course, there were upsets. ... More >>
viaAnders Behring Breivik, the suspected Norway killer. The death toll from yesterday's horrific violence in Norway is now reported to be 91, mostly from the youth camp shootings on Utoya island. At the camp, at least 84 people died, some as young as 16. The bombing in Oslo killed 7 and injured 9 ... More >>
According to a survey released by the pest-control people at Terminix, New York is again the number one city for bedbugs in the US of A. Congrats, all. This summer keeps being touted as the "summer of bedbugs," and it's great to know that we're succeeding on that front. Truthfully, it's horri ... More >>
We spoke with swampbuggy bad-ass Quintron very briefly on Monday afternoon, amid the throes of a pre-tour van emergency. But since then something else far more harrowing has developed, specifically an undisclosed "family emergency at home," which has sadly forced cartoon lady Miss Pussycat and her o ... More >>
So the James Beard Foundation Awards were last night and New York City cleaned up pretty well, with Best New Restaurant going to ABC Kitchen, Outstanding Pastry Chef awarded to Eleven Madison Park's Angela Pinkerton, Outstanding Restaurant Award also nabbed by Eleven Madison Park, and Outstan ... More >>
Hunter S. Thompson went so you don't have to:
The rest of the day blurs into madness. The rest of that night too. And all the next day and night. Such horrible things occurred that I can't bring myself even to think about them now, much less put them down in print. I was lucky to get out at ... More >>
viaGo ahead and turn Twitter off today, you'll thank us. There will be only two types of tweets: people talking about South by Southwest (or, "South by," if you're an insufferable nincompoop) and people talking about March Madness. Both of them will make you very angry. Just so you don't miss ... More >>
opentable.comThe product of blood, sweat, and tearsIt's almost time for the Oscars. That is, the Oscars of the food world: the James Beard Foundation Awards. Today marked the announcement of the restaurant and chef semifinalists, who were chosen from a record 28,000 online entries. Finalists ... More >>
How about some eels for Christmas dinner? Get 'em on Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg.
You think fruitcake and eggnog are strange? You think houses made of gingerbread are weird? Read on about some even more off-the-wall Christmas dining habits.
Sometimes we are a little bit hard on our favorite newspaper, the New York Times, because it is a little bit for old people, sometimes stodgy or sexless or scared to say words like "shit." It is fun -- and necessary! -- to tease them, we think. But also! It is the best and sometimes someone t ... More >>
Pomp, circumstance, product placement, and varying levels of inebriation all converged at Avery Fisher Hall last night for the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards. Many white men were awarded large gold pendants that dangled from green sashes. It was a particularly good night for New York, wit ... More >>
Will the spirit of James Beard smile upon New York chefs?The James Beard Foundation announced its list of semi-finalists for the annual James Beard Awards today, kicking off the food world's very own Oscar season scrum. The semi-finalists were selected from a pool of 21,000 online entries; th ... More >>
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Sightings are Brooklyn's greatest living noise band--period. The avant-bruisers have been making jagged, nauseous, pig-fucked chip-'n'-sizzle for over a solid decade and have only gotten better with ... More >>