[Editor's note: In "Tweets Is Watching," Phillip Mlynar asks artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline.] On November 2nd, Ty Dolla $ign will be strutting onto the stage at Irving Plaza to air out his hits as part of the rap-styled warbler's In Too Deep tour. It's a sp ... More >>
A pissed-off judge, a $3 million inheritance, and a neglected autistic man
Today the Huffington Post has an intriguing entry (with slideshow!) from Daniel Post Senning, who happens to be Emily Post's great-grandson. He explains that etiquette is not just for women, oh no -- it is for men, too, and men, in fact, "are hungry to know what to do, what is expected of the ... More >>
Qwikster! Have you heard of it? If you haven't, it's Netflix's new attempt to break its mail-in DVD service away from its online streaming Netflix Instant service, and, along with having a verifiably ridiculous name, it has other problems as well. For one, the @Qwikster Twitter account is cur ... More >>
John Barclay Thirty-three years ago Harvey Bassett had his punk band's song played by legendary DJ John Peel on his BBC radio show. He was 13 years old. He has been on musical walkabout ever since, becoming a world-class DJ, bringing back the Jamaican soundsystem and single-handedly reviving ... More >>
Its organizer sits in jail for raping his daughter. And the parade of his sympathizers marches on.
The Lincoln Center Festival brings high art to the harbor
Barring a massive surge of readership between now and Thursday night (and with Michael Musto half-naked on this week's cover, anything is possible), we can safely say that the following stories generated the most interest from our readers this year. (And watch out for #3 -- it's definitely Not Safe ... More >>
Sunday: Free screening of Spellbound at the Mid-Manhattan library Sunday. Ingrid Bergman is (say it with me) an icy, unapproachable blonde (what are the odds) freudian psychiatrist who falls for amnesiac patient Gregory Peck and runs off with him to analyze his nightmares and prove he didn't ... More >>
In this latest round of effects vs. storytelling, effects win. Big.
Amid the piles upon piles of DC and Marvel fare -- and between the dozens of unoriginal clowns dressed as Heath Ledger's Joker, licking their imaginary lip-scars as you walked by -- one could find a bit of interesting, off-the-beaten-path literary programming at the New York Comic Con, which invaded ... More >>
Excited (not to say deranged) by the long Presidential campaign, conservative bloggers -- rightbloggers, in our affectionate parlance -- were in top form this year, and outstripped the sleepy Main Stream Media in every way. If mainstream Republicans were content to call Obama a socialist, rightblogg ... More >>
The evolution is being televised
Videogames as gold-medal sport? Not this year, pal.
Photo by Philippe Teston It’s at least 90 degrees out. Anthony Santoro, a Brooklyn based digital artist, clutches a golf putter and aims at a foam ball on the island in the middle of Allen Street. With a quizzical look on his face, he turns and wonders, “Hey, I forgot, are there any rules?” ... More >>
Fake-instrument overload offers plenty to fret about
Helping the world forget we once loved ThighMasters too
As the baseball season is off to a crazy start: rained-out Opening Days that require a do-over (Yankees), a star pitcher returning to the mound only to be injured again (the Mets and Pedro Martinez), another season seems to be all-but-ignored around here: election season. As I've previously noted, t ... More >>
Young cops in Far Rockaway recite the NYPD blues and try to flee to suburban jobs
Lair's fire-breathing dragon is just a big turkey.
Spring load with punk psychopaths and cheerleader cherrybombs
Geek Rapture: Nine Games Bordering on Nirvana