Clown-related viral marketing stunts: they have to stop. Back in March, we as a city dealt with the Staten Island Clown, who obviously turned out to be the brainchild of a small-time film production company. Last year, Northampton, England dealt with a similarly terrifying weirdo, who dubbed himself ... More >>
The Coors Light-loving, California girls-hating, noise-pop-obsessive dudes in Brooklyn locals Shark? are helping lead an ever-bulging batch of on-the-rise indie rock bands who champion one another, play gigs together and have formed a camaraderie. Even, dare we say, a formidable scene, albeit with t ... More >>
Parked on Union Square West, in front of a nondescript NYU dorm, sits a truck painted in primary colors. There's a carnival awning on it. It's high noon, and the shade seems like a nice place to get out of the swelter. A modest crowd is gathered, less frothing political rally and more absent passe ... More >>
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Potty Mouth is a rock band from Western Massachusetts. With the exception of singer/guitarist Abby Weems, who graduated from high school last year, the members of the band either attended Northampton's Smith College (bassist Ally Einbinder and guitarist Phoebe Harris are graduates) or currently atte ... More >>
Dyke comics have moved far beyond Ellen DeGeneres's comfy, homespun humor
opentable.comThe product of blood, sweat, and tearsIt's almost time for the Oscars. That is, the Oscars of the food world: the James Beard Foundation Awards. Today marked the announcement of the restaurant and chef semifinalists, who were chosen from a record 28,000 online entries. Finalists ... More >>
Judson BakerHere's to ending the longest drought between Hold Steady albums, ever. In the two years since the Brooklyn band released the hardcore revival moment Stay Positive, the former five piece toured endlessly and, at the tail end of last month, bade farewell to keyboardist and chief mou ... More >>
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. Souvenir programs from assorted ice shows Date: 1952 - 1985 Discovered at: ... More >>
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from area basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power.The Counterfeit CandidateAuthor: Kent H. SteffgenPublisher: National Issues, Las VegasDat ... More >>
The run-up to the war, Brit satire–style
Two of these guys are not going on the no-sideburns tour For an awful long time, every John Darnielle tour was a solo tour. Excepting an early stretch with Rachel Ware, Darnielle's Mountain Goats were a purely one man entity, if a bit a of joke on the whole singer-songwriter phenomenon. The arrange ... More >>
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"New York was going to get taller, there would be sex clubs in buildings that catered to hospital fetishes. And there would be freeze-dried drinks at bars. In reality, because of 9/11, it's a run for comfort. It's the proliferation of cupcake shops." If your resume includes being in the band Puss ... More >>
Thurston Moore goes folk, exploits Starbucks, and walks his dog, Merzbow
Watchmen creator's decades-in-the-making (porno)graphic opus sees release
The fearsome attorney general is leaving, but his legacy, and the resistance, remain
Academics discover why horse skulls, bottles of urine, and other oddities keep turning up behind the walls of British homes
A Justice Department honcho confesses: 'We are losing the fight for the Patriot Act'
Telling Ray Kelly to Protect the Constitution
Hawaii Is the First State to Defy Ashcroft
Organizing Against General Ashcroft
True Patriots Networking
Who's That Next to Us at the Meeting?
'All of Us Are in Danger'
Ladyfest Comes to New York