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Music festivals are great days to hear some wonderfully absurd and life-altering shit, and 4Knots was no exception. But we're not talking about music, we're talking about you. The most vibrant of verbal characters came out loud and proud (but mostly really, really loud) this weekend to drop lots of ... More >>
Here are the ten best concerts to check out around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
Remembering when St. Nick lived in NYC
Plus: Kelly Heaton: 'The Parallel Series'
Everything you thought you knew about Santa may be a lie! According to the New York Historical Society, Santa is not, despite all of our assumptions, a native North Pole-ian, complete with North Pole-like ideologies, politics, and annoying habits. He's actually a sophisticated New Yorker hail ... More >>
Take the ARRRR train
We can blame the recession for a lot of things, but one of the lesser expected ramifications is that children are no longer writing their id-driven "ME ME ME!" missives requiring flat-screen plasmas and XBoxes and Shetland ponies from the man at the North Pole. Now, they're asking for educati ... More >>
Friars do Quentin Tarantino to a turn; Miami's pretty hot, too
What's the saddest thing in the entire world? An earnest, semi-legible letter to Santa from a child. What's even sadder? When Santa ignores the letter (see also: "8-year-old girl says she and her little brother were sad last year when Santa 'flew right over our house and didn't stop.'") Oof.
photo by Angela RiechersWhen it comes to spelling, the MTA sometimes reminds us of what it was like to be an unfocused third grader -- same with balancing a budget, but that's another story, and it's not as funny. We showed you the FML sign at 14th Street a couple weeks ago, and a year before ... More >>
If you think feeding your family at Christmastime is tough, imagine what poor Mrs. Claus has to go through. St. Nick's spouse opens up about what The Jolly One likes to eat, why elves are bad cooks, and the dining scene at the North Pole. Pardon me for saying it, but you look a lot younger t ... More >>
Model trains travel from New York to the North Pole at Grand Central Station. Sadly, the bizarre holiday laser light show on the reverse zodiac roof of the main hall doesn't start until Monday. The holiday market is already going on.
Kudos to Bernie Madoff's publicists; he gets more press in prison than most criminals get while they're walking around free. The Post breathlessly reports that at the Butner Federal Correctional Complex Madoff takes the lower bunk while "a 21-year-old inmate convicted of drug crimes" gets the penth ... More >>
On the daffy sci-fi audacity of a fledgling r&b superstar
Brave brit will not be deterred by PCBs or anti-terror squad
Happy Martin Luther King Day! The New York Times celebrates by profiling Bed-Stuy's Martin Luther King Jr. Place, which "has only a handful of buildings that anybody lives in, a sprawling schoolyard playground and a small city park -- all pavement, no grass to speak of." Also, nearby the Marcy House ... More >>
Naked Holidays NYC is not what it sounds like
Has performance art lost its edge? Is that a bad thing? A visit to Performa 07.
Smug penguins and bitchy snowflakes: An opinionated tour of the season's department store windows
Robinson Crusoe and Mad Max by way of Walden Pond, St. Augustine, and Greenpeace
Hey, remember when climate change was a swell idea? Coconuts were in the offing.
How one young woman's delusions cost her years of freedom
The president blesses storm victims, calls forth wrath against Kerry
Goebbels's Aural Pleasures; Transmissions Projects' Artic Visions
Two New Yorkers Are on Top of the World
One-Bedroom Apartment in Six-Story Tenement