State lawmakers -- on both sides of the aisle -- are expected this month to reintroduce a bill that would lift New York's ban on mixed martial arts fights like the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) -- but Assemblyman Bob Reilly's trying to piss on the parade. In a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo, ... More >>
A new Gallup/USA Today poll shows that 56 percent of nearly 1000 respondents neither agree nor disagree with Occupy Wall Street. Fifty-nine percent don't know enough about the movement to have an opinion on it. To top it all off, there's been an increase in disapproval from 20 to 31 percent. The pol ... More >>
We just can't seem to get enough of Grant Cardone, the wealthy Scientologist who starred in his own National Geographic Channel reality show, donated millions of dollars to Scientology's war chest, and did Scientology's dirty work to slime fellow church member Milton Katselas, a well known Hollywo ... More >>
Wiz Khalifa w/Big Sean, Chevy Woods
Monday, July 25
Better than: Hanging out with your parents.
In September 2008, Wiz Khalifa stood onstage in front of less than ten people on the Bowery, the whole of Crash Mansion abandoned after performances by Mickey Factz and Charles Hamilton. ... More >>
Loves criticism, apparentlyGrant Cardone, NatGeo's "Turnaround King" proves, at least, that he can write inspirational salespeak babble with the best of them in a post he put up at the Huffington Post today.
Titled "Why Criticism Is Important To Success," Cardone does everything but actuall ... More >>
We happened to catch last night's premiere of Turnaround King on the National Geographic Channel. Well, OK, we were tipped that it might be worth paying attention to, so we did. I mean, normally, we are not watching reality TV on the NatGeo channel on Sunday nights.
Starring a man named Gran ... More >>
Tireless culture-clashers Balkan Beat Box can shout "dance, motherfucker, dance" in 20 different languages. Their third album, Blue Eyed Black Boy (Nat Geo/Crammed Discs), is a sweat-soaked all-night smash-up of dancehall rhythms, sputtering electro textures and hip-hop swagger, all imbued wi ... More >>
In a food culture that constantly seeks out the rare and arcane, insects constitute the final frontier. Though you can readily find pig ears, fiddleheads, sea urchins, foie gras, and truffles on menus all over town, season permitting, where would you go to find bugs?
Mount Wittenberg OrcaIn the words of the Dirty Projectors' Dave Longstreth himself: "Don't listen on those tiny stereo speakers -- put in on the stereo and blast dat shiiiiiiiiiiii!!"
Aside from commanding us to "blast dat shiiii," bet you never thought Longstreth would be singing (presumab ... More >>
Not on the Rikers Top 10 list.New York Public Library book cart volunteers have gotten a look into Riker's that we mere Law and Order fan club members can only imagine. Turns out, it looks a bit like everywhere else reading-wise, except with more rules and nothing in hardcover (rarely worth t ... More >>