Better Than: Possibly anything I saw at South by Southwest. Danish collective Efterklang came to the Bowery Ballroom on Saturday night bearing gifts. "We asked people on our tour what they wanted to say to New York," frontman Casper Clausen announced, pulling some handwritten letters from his suit ... More >>
Everybody knows I'm a movie-favorite monster
Since the Citizens United decision, realpolitik has accepted the harsh reality in which a corporation has the same pedestal in our democratic elections as an ordinary Joe Schmoe. And, as a financial hub in America and abroad, New York has transformed into a politically charged Gotham; its corporate ... More >>
Rick Perry gave an interview to Parade Magazine (this week's issue was, yet again, almost completely devoid of any coverage on parades or the parade-attending lifestyle) and people are needling him for comments he made about Barack Obama's birth certificate. He told the interviewer that he ha ... More >>
Biz Markie is hip-hop's most brilliant buffoon. An adept beatboxer, endearingly entertaining rapper, and deliberately awful singer, Biz coined classics during hip-hop's late-'80s golden era and rolled with Marley Marl's almighty Juice Crew. Then he pulled his biggest prank: sampling and getti ... More >>
Burnham in his Prescott, Arizona home lab, circa 1960. Yesterday, we published the first half of a 24,000-word "self-interview" by Lowell Observatory astronomer Robert Burnham, Jr. on what would have been his 80th birthday. Burnham died in 1993 at the age of 61. He was known not only for hi ... More >>
Plus Joe Diebes's 'Chronology' at Paul Rodgers/9W
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Victoire (left to right): Eleonore Oppenheim, Eileen Mack, Missy Mazzoli, Olivia De Prato, Lorna KrierBrooklyn five-woman chamber-rock collective Victoire is a wistful tuft of wailing strings, sombe ... More >>
The doyenne of French letters and her own industry of trance-y movies
Talking with the smart Jeff Daniels and plotting our Tonys revenge.
To combat the dull economy, big movie stars have taken over Broadway's stages, trophy in hand, hoping people will see them in just about anything. And they pretty much will, though some of these stars are offering way more than just reading the phone book. Their lustrous likes include:
Fortunately, lots of people—well, gay people—still care about Broadway.
William Parker's New York festival pays dividends for record buyers everywhere
Aphex Twin, the Mozart (or Beethoven) of electronic music, re-emerges. Maybe.
A Canadian company and choreographer keep it small and personal
Our one-man jury bestows honors on the best of Cannes 2007
Some of today's best jazz strikes purists as not sounding like jazz at all
The monthlong Independents festival turns Gowanus into a home-grown experimental mecca
Homages, paraphrases, and glorious messes from Ornette, Sonny, and Mingus
Layering neighborhoods past and present onto the city and remembered dances onto the body
As Harvard Prez ignites women-in-science flap, this writer recalls her path to M.I.T.
Musical genius and his brain trust bring his legendary lost masterpiece into the present
Van Sant's beauties float through intersecting time tunnels toward apocalyptic doom
Jim Hall and Cyrus ChestnutDuo in the Making
Indulging in Cannes's Desserts of the Reel
New Frederic Rzewski Discs Reveal a Thinking Person's Postmodern Music
At 52, Billy Joel Writes His Opus 1
The Mirror Has Two Faces
Progressives Shake Up Classical Music
Tony Conrad: One-Idea Composer or Late Bloomer?
Two Choreographers Visit Historic Sites
There Is Nothing Like a Pro
Philip Glasss New Symphony Eases Us Into the Millennium
The Theatre of Eternal Music
Summing Up the Lessons From Five Years of Science Reporting
Three Generations of Artists Break Strange Ground