Major League Baseball is coming out, swinging. The professional baseball league produced a new Code of Conduct to better guard against homophobia on the field and in locker rooms. The announcement was made yesterday in conjunction with the New York State Attorney General's office and the MLB Players ... More >>
In January 2009, 11 Tottenham fans appeared in court for racist chanting at a soccer game, including one ditty that featured the line, "We won't give a f*** if you are hanging from a tree, You are a Judas c*** with HIV." In the years since Manchester United's Robin Van Persie was arrested on a rape ... More >>
As part of the ongoing series of events Red Bull Music Academy has been hosting across New York City for the past month or so, former LCD Soundsystem frontman and founder of DFA Records James Murphy held a conversation with the Music Academy's Editor-In-Chief, Todd L. Burns. The interview took place ... More >>
Each of these 10 shows shine bright ... like a diamond ... in the sky.
Early Sunday morning around 4:30 a.m., NYPD responded to a call of a young, white male who had been assaulted in front of 25 West 14th Street between 5th and 6th Avenue. When cops arrived on the scene, they found the victim was Michael Jones, a 25-year-old from West Harrison, a suburb in Westchester ... More >>
The Red Bulls take on Kansas City
Ever since the Post's Albany columnist Fred Dicker reported on Monday -- based solely on two unnamed sources -- that a deal for an MLS stadium in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park is "close to being wrapped up" and that construction "could begin early next year," the story has bounced around the journove ... More >>
New York city and state officials are close to finalizing a deal with Major League Soccer that would allow the league owners build a $300 million soccer-specific stadium and complex in Flushing Meadows, Queens, the New York Post reports. The complex would sit on nine acres located near Citi Field ... More >>
The week before last, rumors began cropping up that Major League Soccer's long-running search for a place to put a new New York City team -- a search that had circumnavigated the boroughs from Pier 40 in the West Village to Randall's Island and Willets Point -- had settled on a site: the northeast c ... More >>
Red Bulls host New England Revolution
Buraka Som Sistema Bowery Ballroom Wednesday, January 11 Better Than: A Tae-Bo workout. Confetti shooting party-poppers, mega-blasting Super Soakers, sexually charged underagers, and plenty of ass-shaking set the tone for Buraka Som Sistema's New York tour stop at Bowery Ballroom last night. The P ... More >>
Slick Rick Paradise Theater Tuesday, September 27 Better than: Date night at the movies. Last time I caught up with Slick Rick, it was a family affair. Performing at a Crotona Park Summerstage event with DJ Brucie B (some 20 blocks south from last night's venue, the magnificent Paradise Theater), ... More >>
Bloomberg aims to help the young black and Latino men he has been throwing in jail for a decade
Some (mostly annoying) Scientology updates today while we wait for tomorrow's big reveal in our countdown: In the suburbs of London (and in nearby Birmingham), where rioting has reached end-times proportions, Scientology's "Volunteer Ministers" have been spotted in their yellow jackets, hand ... More >>
New York Red Bulls host Chivas USA
Guest bartending is popular among high-profile bartenders like Philip Ward of Mayahuel. Apparently, it's about "the cross-pollinating dynamic of the cocktail scene." [NY Times] New research suggests that mixing booze with energy drinks like Red Bull might be just as dangerous as drinking Fou ... More >>
This week in food blogs... Eater mapped out the 12 New York restaurants with the hottest clientele. Grub Street discovered what comedian Reggie Watts likes to eat. And drink. Hemp milk, anyone? Diner's Journal test-drove the epic new cookbook, Modernist Cuisine. Atlantic Food revealed that cupca ... More >>
Alright, alright, we know, but it's Kanye's Week, or Kanye's World, even, and we're just living it, so forgive us if our mind is a bit preoccupied with the guy right now. (We are far from the only ones.) And, when not tearing down the Bowery Ballroom, invoking the ire of the Twittersphere, do ... More >>
Birthday party revelers. Pics by Puja, more below.When Flashing Lights began two years ago, we couldn't help but think it was some sort of inside joke. For a dance party that featured "house, disco, techno, and rave", the cast of characters (residents Catchdubs, DJ Ayres, and Jubilee) made se ... More >>
Geronimo puts the go back in go-go. We talk about it.
The metro area's soccer team named after an energy drink (the franchise is Red Bull New York, the team is the New York Red Bulls — if you think this is confusing, don't even try to wrap your brain around the two competing Manchester Uniteds) held their first official league game at thei ... More >>
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