"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 >>
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.
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 >>
Need plans? Check out any of these 10 shows around the city this week.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
Gone, but not forgottenHalloween 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 >>
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 >>
tipo.co.ilImagine 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.
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 >>
Your fake name is good enough for him--Sam Beam chats about his new album
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Unexpected visitors on the porn set
A soiree that exists only to give you the business on your wedding day
Open bars, closed bars, quickies on Broadway (See also these blind items)
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 >>
Soho Rep's new play ground
You want scary? How about a return to the '50s?
Why does the purple Magic Marker smell like ass?
Talking with Jim Leff, founder and alpha hound
Bargaining with the Holidays