SweetiepieA week after Sweetiepie posted a note on its door informing passersby it had closed because of a fire, it looks like that wasn't exactly the case. A now former employee of the Greenwich Avenue restaurant told Grub Street that it actually closed because of significant debts owed to v ... More >>
Here's a hilarious story coming the internet's way from Zombie Forbes/Slant: an executive at a billion-dollar hedge fund was caught running an extensive marijuana farm out of her house. Her boyfriends insists the cops have it all wrong; they're just farming goats, he claims. Clients of the Co ... More >>
Jason CrepsNeko Case: Totally excited to be one of Jakob Dylan's legs.The Thermals' popularity is understandable: Despite their Portland origins, they transcended cultural boundaries and wrote Canada's quintessential punk-rock anthem, "Canada." Plus they're semi-responsible for getting Mary L ... More >>
Recognizable, not notable: Shwayze, Perez Hilton, Cisco Adler
Nate "Igor" Smith took photos of semi-famous people at South By Southwest. No naked people, but Mary Louise Parker! Full gallery over here.
As part of the MTV Woodies madness we chronicled here the other week. Later, the duo would actually win an award for the song's video, which had them streaking naked outside of MTV's Times Square studio (call it the circle of life). Later still, their bike entourage did keg stands. As Mary Louise ... More >>
Girls not having much fun. Pic by Connar Walik, more below.Once a year, mtvU hosts the Woodies, an event that's a lot like the Teen Choice Awards, except that it caters to college kids and music-industry people who can say stuff like, "I started listening to that band, like, two years ago." T ... More >>
Emmy-nominated The Family Guy featuring Emmy-nominated Seth MacFarlane.
For us the joy of the Emmy Nominations, announced this morning, is in the less-well-known categories. We see that there are only two shows, for instance, up for Outstanding Children's Nonfiction Program: Grandpa, Do You Know ... More >>
The last Chico mural for New York. Thanks, EV Grieve.
What a week. Everyone was pissed at us. Williamsburgers didn't appreciate being called dorks for trying to silence ice cream trucks. Horace Mann students got mad when we suggested they were faking swine flu to get out of school. Allison Benedi ... More >>
Some guy's leg and foot on the subway, via twitpic.
We love Mary Louise Parker as much as anybody, maybe more, but find it hard to credit her claim that she was "goaded" into a nude scene in an (upcoming!) episode of Weeds and is "bitter" about it. She's, like, naked in everything. Here is a practic ... More >>
photo of Lady Sovereign by Rebecca Smeyne
In the week we mourned Lux Interior, we also noted William Burrough's birthday, and the anniversary of Sid Vicious's death.
Did you hear Bruce Springsteen played the Super Bowl? And rammed his pelvis directly into the national mood? Sports were a weird c ... More >>
Graham Rayman has been following the "Fight Club" cooked up by Rikers Island guards for a couple of years, and the Bronx D.A. has started dishing out charges. Inmates used and rewarded as enforcers, beatings arranged so as not to leave marks, victims intimidated into silence (and a few killed) -- t ... More >>
Don't blame the actors.
Swedish bad-boy August Strindberg isn't around to attend the Roundabout Theatre Company's new production of Hedda Gabler, but he did chime in on the play back when he first read it in 1891. Comparing the Ibsen piece to his own plays The Father and Creditors, Strindberg wrot ... More >>
Every week, Sharon Steel watches the Real World Brooklyn so nobody else has to. Last week, Ryan sang about a tampon. This week, he dons a mustache while other stuff happens to far less interesting people.
Last night's Real World: Brooklyn only featured about five minutes of Ryan, who we've perm ... More >>