"The Bechdel Test is actually just a lever," says Michelle Dean, a pop culture writer currently at Flavorwire. "It isn't actually a critical test. It's a way of pointing out to people in a really short and pithy fashion exactly what's wrong with the output that's going on."
Esther ZuckermanIs the East Village ready for yet another big, shiny building? Well, it's getting one at 51 Astor Place. A 183-foot-tall office building with space for retail designed by Fumihiko Maki will inhabit the plot, which used to house the Cooper Union engineering department. The 17-m ... More >>
"La Daily Musto" the video strikes again with the short and scintillating clip below, directed by New York Film Academy's Geoffray Barbier. It sums up all the bodacious highlights of the opening night of "Amanda's Penthouse" at the Gansevoort Park Avenue on Tuesdays.
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. New Roma Pizza on the Lower East Side has been closed since Memorial Day and will not reopen. [Bowery Boogie] The New York Film Academy Café will close its doors on June 30, as the building t ... More >>
Every Tuesday night at Le Bain at the top of the Standard Hotel, Susanne Bartsch and the Zand Collective throw "On Top," a bash attracting a startling mix of people to match the dizzying views. Well, I was there with New York Film Academy's Geoffray Barbier to make a quickie, Felliniesque video cap ... More >>
It was only a matter of time, kids. This esteemed, prize-winning blog has now become a gala video, courtesy of the New York Film Academy's Geoffray Barbier.
Every four years, Americans adopt the rest of the world's favorite pastime. And this year for the World Cup, Puma partnered with South Street Seaport restaurant Red to create New York's booziest soccer cash cow: Puma City, a pop-up soccer amusement park, which opened today to throngs of unemp ... More >>
HistoricBrooklyn.comFormer Gorilla workers welcome in the East Village.The mass walk-out staged by disgruntled Gorilla Coffee workers last Friday was admirably ballsy, but if there's one thing a trained barista knows, it's that he or she probably won't have to look far to find another job. Es ... More >>
Sharon Steel watches the Real World Brooklyn so nobody else has to. Last week, Katelynn cage-danced. This week, Obama gets elected, and the war comes home to Red Hook. MTVUncle Sam in the building When you watch The Real World: Brooklyn, you have to keep a significant time delay in mind. We've fin ... More >>
Sharon Steel watches the Real World Brooklyn so nobody else has to. Last week, Chet auditioned for an MTV VJ Slot. This week, a Red Hook castle prankathon! MTVWow, Scott looks ridiculous. The Chet Show last week was a real meat-and-potatoes kind of episode, so I wasn't surprised when the tenth Re ... More >>
Every week, Sharon Steel watches the Real World Brooklyn so nobody else has to. Last week, boyfriends, girlfriends, and mice came to visit. This week, the castlemates fight about being dirty. Snore. J.D. actually throws Devyn's phone in the water when she won't listen to him Now that The Real Worl ... More >>
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