Cloud Becomes Your Hand might be thought of as Brooklyn's indie-pop answer to Baltimore's late, great Teeth Mountain: Dada-minded insurrectionists hellbent on dismantling various genres then re-assembling them inside out with gleeful aplomb. Classifying some of the pastiches on the quintet's 2010 se ... More >>
Primitive plodding creatures and an environmental catastrophe that wiped them from the face of the earth: not topics that usually loom over enjoyment of spit-shined synth hooks and gleeful twists on dance-pop. However, that's exactly the case with Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, the willfully we ... More >>
Foxconn, makers of the iPhone as well as products for Sony, Nokia, Dell and Hewlett Packard, plans to automate much of its manufacturing load. Last year they doubled wages after more than a dozen workers at its plant in southern China committed suicide. It was so bad, the factory had to insta ... More >>
cookingwithmarialoi.comMaria Loi wants to be your domestic goddess.Compass has been a staple of Upper West Side dining for the better part of the aughts. But come fall, the restaurant, which has had its share of ups and downs over the years, may be replaced by Loi, a restaurant created in the ... More >>
A rough week for canceled shows around here: Devo has scrapped all their upcoming dates, including Saturday night's Hammerstein Ballroom fete (which is now a free show with the Drums and Neon Trees), after a glass shard sliced guitarist Bob Mothersbaugh's right thumb to the bone. The band was ... More >>
Downtempo remix giants Kruder and Dorfmeister have not graced an NYC stage in nine years, but that drought ends tomorrow night at Best Buy Theatre (nee Nokia) as part of the "The 16 F***king Years Anniversary Session," and we can get you in for free.
Getting yelled at by your boss isn't something most people want to have happen to them. But imagine being yelled at by your boss through a public speaker system in a park filled with 50 strangers watching you. That was my reality when I visited "Urban Speaker", a public art installation temporari ... More >>
via the Committee to Protect Journalists Kosuke Tsuneoka, free from Afghanistan prison after five monthsAfter five months of imprisonment in Afghanistan, Japanese journalist Kosuke Tsuneoka is a free man. His captors, an Islamic militant group, set him free this weekend, and while the exact r ... More >>
A country-noir maneater rises above her lovestruck/dumbstruck audience
Michael Daly's column has to be a put-on. If it's not, then give him an "F" for fatuous. In "Let's make Caroline Kennedy our special envoy to Washington," the self-serious Daily News scribe fights back his tears about Caroline Kennedy's withdrawal from the Senate appointment race and opines: Ma ... More >>
Sugarland's tales of red-state grandeur resonate even if you've never made a casserole
Kanye can't rap. 50 is retrograde. Both are absolutely necessary.
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