• Blogs

    June 3, 2014

    How New York Comedian Michael Che Willed His Way to SNL and The Daily Show

    "Why do you have to be so dirty?" a voice called from the darkness. "The show's called Cartoon Violence, but it's not about cartoons. There should've been a warning!" Michael Che paused. He was onstage in August 2013 during his second show at Scotland's annual Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It's true, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    The Pines' Angelo Romano Looks for Fresh Alligator and Hints at New Project

    Part one of my interview with the Pines chef Angelo Romano ran yesterday. Here in part two, he weighs in on fluke cartilage, what else he could have done with the money he spent on culinary school, and why he can't put alligator on the menu even though he wants to.

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    Mr. Len's Guide to Surviving a Catfish Situation and a Zombie Apocalypse

    Editor's note: In Tweets is Watching, Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline. Mr Len recently released The Marvels of Yestermorrow, a project that he guarantees is "the most comedy you'll get from an instrumental record ever." On the basis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Week, 5/20/13

    Need plans? Check out any of these 10 shows around the city this week.

  • Voice Choices

    May 8, 2013
  • Blogs

    November 15, 2012

    "Like Tumblr Times A Million": Chippy Nonstop on Her Summer in NYC

    Chippy Nonstop is fast emerging as Kreayshawn's new BFF. Based in the Bay Area, the diminutive rapstress saw her profile bump earlier this year when Kreayshawn directed the video for her "Kicked Out Da Club" track. Now she's on the road with Kreay and Rye Rye for the Group Hug tour, which touches do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2012

    3 Sugar-Filled Breakfasts: Summer's Over, So Who Cares About Being Healthy?

    With summer officially over, there's no longer a reason to sacrifice savory sweets for a beach body. And because breakfast is the "the most important meal of the day," morning-inspired munchies have found a home on Manhattan's dessert menus--making waffles, crepes, and donuts twice as nice. Here are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Q&A: Kool Keith On Times Square's Seedy, Marquee-Lit Old Days

    Kool Keith used to love the Times Square of the early '80s; while interviewing him for this week's Voice, he waxed lyrical on the subject. Here's his full and lengthy rememberance of the days when 42nd Street was a seedier place, one lit by marquees advertising kung-fu flicks and boomboxes that look ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Five Festive Cinco De Mayo Recipes

    Cinco De Mayo is heading our way on the weekend. For those opting to stay in and celebrate with the family, we've rounded up some of the best Mexican-themed foods from the web for you. Click on the title of the dish to get the full recipe on the original site.

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2011

    Obama Celebrates Pagan Unholy Day

    Barack and Michelle Obama spent part of their Saturday night handing out candy to trick-or-treaters on the northern portico of the White House. President Obama doesn't appear to be overwhelmingly in the Halloween spirit, but we're pretty sure he's wearing a studio-quality Green Lantern costume unde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    5 Discontinued Candies That Once Made Halloween Rock

    Gone, but not forgotten​Halloween is basically synonymous with candy. Ok, well for adults, it's synonymous with alcohol and slutty costumes. But when we were kids, it was all about candy, candy, and more candy. Yet many of the delicious treats from our youth have been discontinued, and only ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Happy Birthday, Manhattan's Grid Plan!

    ​Oh, Manhattan's grid plan! On this day 200 years ago, you were published by the city council as a means "to unite regularity and order with the public convenience and benefit and in particular to promote the health of the City." You have become an icon, your right angles and blocks form the b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    How to Lose Weight: Think About Eating Instead of Actually Doing It that they taste like chocolate.​The Los Angeles Times reveals the diet trick of anorexics everywhere: Imagine that you're eating food and then you won't be hungry.

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    So, People Are Going to Give You Obnoxious Crap for Christmas

    ​What are the most obnoxious Christmas gifts ever? Gifts that are customized to remind the recipient of yours truly. This is why, despite what the Wall Street Journal is dubbing a trend of sorts ("The Rise of Holiday Me-Tailers"), you should never, ever, ever, give your girlfriend or boyfriend ... More >>

  • Music

    November 24, 2010

    Winter Guide: Iron & Wine Hop on Pop

    Your fake name is good enough for him--Sam Beam chats about his new album

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2010

    Fun Facts About Google's First Employee

    ​Craig Silverstein met Google's Larry Page and Sergey Brin at Stanford before the turn of the century and became the robot car-creating search engine giant's first employee. Allegedly he is a human. Needless to say, he's never needed another job and didn't even finish his doctorate. This weeke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    M&Ms Go Chocolate Salty; Watchdog Group Could Sue Mickey D's Over Happy Meal Toys

    ​M&Ms is launching a new flavor with a nugget of pretzel inside the candy to cater to the growing consumer taste for mixing sweet and salty flavors. The campaign for pretzel M&Ms is relying strongly on digital and social media. [NY Times] Restaurants are struggling to wean customers off the d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Your All Tomorrow' Parties New York 2010 Video Sampler Is Here

    Apologies in advance for how loudly this SOTC contributor will bang the All Tomorrow's Parties NY drums for the next two-plus months, but there really aren't many, if any, better music festivals in the United States. (All due respect, Bonnaroo, but no.) At ATP NY, you're nestled in a remote part of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Tropical M&M's for Summer

    Coconut M&Ms​ We're a sucker for seasonal candy--red and green M&M's taste better, as do egg-shaped Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. So we snatched up this packet of coconut M&M's. The package shows one of the green candies (always the sexiest one) lounging under a coconut palm, and inside the pac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    Trotsky Cookies Hoax Is Delicious

    Reports are circulating that a group of bandits scaled the walls of Leon Trotsky's former home in Mexico City and stole his ashes, which they proceeded to bake into delicious looking chocolate cookies dotted with M&Ms. The cookies were then, allegedly, sent out to members of the media, Trotskyists a ... More >>

  • Music

    March 18, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008

    Lynn Yaeger's Final, Indispensable Shopping Advice for 2008

    If anyone gave you a gift card this Christmas, leave work immediately -- tell the boss you have rabies! Herpes! Anything -- get yourself to that shop and use the card immediately. Even if you have to buy something at random -- underpants, M&Ms -- you must rid yourself of that plastic thing at once. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2008
  • Columns

    August 27, 2008

    Vice Tries to Bust Me on the Porn Set

    Unexpected visitors on the porn set

  • NYC Life

    April 29, 2008

    Trapped in Wedding Hell

    A soiree that exists only to give you the business on your wedding day

  • Columns

    April 29, 2008

    Elton John Cries His Way to the Bank

    Open bars, closed bars, quickies on Broadway (See also these blind items)

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2007

    Interview: Lupe Fiasco

    Lupe Fiasco headlines Irving Plaza next Tuesday, December 18. The show is sold out. Interview by Ben Westhoff It's the best of times and the worst of times for Lupe Fiasco. As of next week's release of his sophomore effort Lupe Fiasco's The Cool, he remains critically beloved. Plus, the day I call ... More >>

  • Theater

    November 27, 2007

    Downtown Theater News Update

    Soho Rep's new play ground

  • NYC Life

    October 16, 2007

    This Year's Halloween Costumes and their Spooky Stereotyping

    You want scary? How about a return to the '50s?

  • Columns

    July 4, 2006

    DIY Sex Toys

    Why does the purple Magic Marker smell like ass?

  • NYC Life

    March 7, 2006

    Chowhound Sold to CNET Networks

    Talking with Jim Leff, founder and alpha hound

  • Columns

    December 30, 2003
  • NYC Life

    December 22, 1998

    Less Is More

    Bargaining with the Holidays