• Voice Choices

    October 1, 2014


    A new season of NYC dance

  • Voice Choices

    September 10, 2014


    Barely legal and breaking records

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    Meet the Pastry Chef Behind the Musket Room's Playful Desserts

    Pastry chef Becca Punch has worked in a range of top tier kitchens, from Boston's L'Espalier to Eleven Madison Park, but it was her grandma's kitchen that served as the initial training grounds for the Montana native. "During the holidays, all of the women -- my mom, aunts, and grandmothers -- would ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    Happy Bones Imports a Kiwi Coffee Sensibility to NYC

    A thin, bright slice of a café near the edge of Little Italy, Happy Bones (394 Broome Street; 212-673-3754) is the by-default New Zealand entrant of the New York coffee scene. Happy Bones was founded by two artistic types (see a theme here?): New Zealander Luke Harwood, who previously co-founded St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2014

    Connan Mockasin Sings Like a Baby Girl, Wears Dresses, and Has the Face of a Murderer

    Connan Mockasin is one of the most interesting, creepy, and compelling people of the year: he sings like a baby girl, wears silk dresses, and has the face of a German murderer. He's Klaus Kinski in a golden kimono, on helium. There's something about him that's both bewilderingly androgynous and tot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2013

    New Zealand State of Wine with Erin Scala of The Musket Room

    Erin Scala, originally from the state for lovers (Virginia), is currently having a love affair with New Zealand, especially the wines. She's a female force on the NYC sommelier scene and has run the wine show at The Musket Room (265 Elizabeth Street, 212-219-0764), New York's first restaurant showca ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 25, 2013
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    September 9, 2013

    Hawker Bar Owners Debuting Manhattan Cricket Club on the Heels of Burke & Wills

    When the Upper West Side and Prospect Heights outposts of Australian-themed Sunburnt Calf--satellites of East Village staple Sunburnt Cow and now-defunct LES bar Bondi Road--shuttered back in May, Aussies Tim Harris and Matilda Boland, who'd met doing time at the restaurants, jumped at the chance to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    A$AP Rocky Videotaped Slapping Female Fan

    In the latest "rappers being awful in Australia" news: Harlem-based A$AP Rocky slapped a female fan during his show in Sydney. Watch footage of the slap after the jump.

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    The Musket Room: Bar Dining and an Early Look

    If it's still light outside, you can look through the two-room dining room of the Musket Room, which opened at 265 Elizabeth Street two weeks ago, and see a lush courtyard, a quiet, verdant oasis that backs up to the window on the back wall. The view imparts a mellow vibe, and if you want (and the t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    Has John Sharkey III Has Toned Down His GG Allin-Meets-Don Rickles Act?

    You are forgiven if the name John Sharkey III doesn't mean much to you. Last time he performed in NYC under the Puerto Rico Flowers moniker, you may have been gyrating at a discotek or standing on the sidewalk with a slice of pizza. The time before that, you could have been watching a group called t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Watch a Piglet Sing the Factory-Farming Blues

    In a new campaign from Animals Australia, a video addresses animal welfare and factory farming in song. A cute piglet sings "Somewhere" from West Side Story, and is joined by a chorus of caged pigs and chickens. Watch the video below: [See More Clips of the Day: Pun Hunting in the Kitchen | How to ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 20, 2012


    Tropfest celebrates 20 years

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    April 4, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    You've Won The Lottery

    ​Congrats, kid! Let's say you're one lucky bitch and you happened to have bought a golden ticket that nabbed you 15 million smackers after taxes.

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    The Vinatta Project's Michael "Kiwi" Camplin on Moving to New York and Cooking in the Old Florent Space

    Photo courtesy Michael CamplinJust call Michael Camplin "Kiwi"​The Mulberry Project has gained a boozy following largely because of its bespoke cocktail program which lets imbibers pick several favorite flavors and the bartender does the rest. Complementing the cocktails is a menu of small pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Ask the Critics: New Zealand Cuisine -- Does It Exist in New York?

    Fancy some hokey pokey ice cream?​Sarah M. asks: I just got back from a trip to New Zealand and loved it. What are New York's top spots for Kiwi cuisine? Dear Sarah: Unfortunately, New York doesn't boast many New Zealand restaurants. In fact, I only know of three. But they're definitely wort ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    Spotted At CMJ: Clubfeet Go From Down Under To A New York City Rooftop

    Puja Patel​With more than a thousand bands in the city for CMJ, there's a strong chance you'll happen to run into one on the streets, hanging out after a show, or taking advantage of an open bar at a blog party. Here we'll check in with musicians we spot during the festival to see how they're ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 31, 2011
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    August 18, 2011

    Kiwiana's Mark Simmons Will Show You What New Zealand Is Made of​Mention New Zealand cuisine to an American, and you're likely to be met with a blank stare. Beyond the odd kiwi fruit and jars of Marmite, even many of our self-proclaimed dining sophisticates can't conceptualize what such food might entail. But if Mark Simmons has anything ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2011

    Ailing Penguin Stuck in New Zealand Offered Ride Home Or Spot At SeaWorld

    ​Happy Feet, a young emperor penguin, is stranded in New Zealand. It (scientists haven't determined if the bird is male or female) arrived there last Monday, its appearance being the first time in 44 years that an emperor penguin has been spotted in New Zealand. All is not well. Happy Feet fel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Today's 100-Minute Lunar Eclipse Will Be Presented by the Internet

    ​Alert: There will be a massive lunar eclipse, today, the first in 2011! It will start at 2:20 Eastern time. However, you won't be able to actually see it in real life, unless you happen to live in the eastern portion of Africa, the Middle East, central Asia, or western Australia. North Americ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Will Smith: Not Dead

    He can hear you spreading those rumors, you know. ​Meanwhile, on the other side of the fake stories about celebrity mortality spectrum, Will Smith has been killed by the Internet--specifically by a story from that claimed the former Fresh Prince had fallen to his death from a cli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    With Kiwiana, New York Will Have More Than Two New Zealand Restaurants

    ​Aside from Nelson Blue and D.U.B. Pies, New York doesn't exactly have a surfeit of restaurants serving New Zealand cuisine. But the underrepresented country is about to get another shout-out, in Park Slope of all places. Here's Park Slope reports that Mark Simmons, a New Zealand ex-pat and T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Man 'Nearly Pops' After Air Hose Gets Stuck in His Butt

    Violet Beauregarde suffered from a similar problem.​Oh man. Here is a terrible, awful, shocking, horrifying tale that, unless you are stronger and better than us (probably) might sort of make you chuckle in a Beavis/Butthead sort of way, but only in the midst of being horrified, and wondering ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2011

    Australian Man Dies From "Planking" Accident

    ‚ÄčThere is this thing called "planking," which is apparently huge in Australia, and basically it's people lying very stiffly on their stomachs on top of different things? I don't get it either. But it's got 85,000 fans on Facebook so it must really be all the rage. Sadly, planking just killed a man ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Meth-Shoe Traffickers Busted Because They Were "Walking Funny"

    Not actual meth shoes.​We'd guess shoes would be the first place any airport security agent worth his salt would go to look, but we're not Malaysian drug traffickers posing as tourists with two pounds of meth in our shoes. Are we? (That was rhetorical.) Anyway, the group was busted by official ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Scientists Successfully Teleport Data in Light Form

    ​A team of scientists from Japan and Australia have transported data in light form, Engadget reports. Before you get excited and start packing for any future, instantaneous Hawaiian vacations, keep in mind that it was a complex set of quantum data that was teleported, not a person. Researchers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Next Month, People in New Zealand Will Drink Horse Semen

    ​Lately, it's become fashionable in some circles to brag of one's fearless consumption of bugs, grubs, and pretty much anything else that can be scraped off of a forest floor. And if your circle happens to be in New Zealand, you will soon have the option of chasing it all down with a shot of h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2011

    Drunk Men Think They're Hot, and Other Facts (Study)

    Looking good, feeling good. ​An explosive new study out of Australia is showing that drunk men think they're more good-looking than they actually are. We've seen this phenomenon in action at every single social gathering we've attended, ever. The ones that involve alcohol, that is. Which is mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Gay Takeaways From Election Night

    The first openly gay winner of yesterday's election won long before the polls even opened on the East Guam! A former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Guam, openly gay Benjamin Cruz won re-election to the Guam Senate. Not nearly as far away but perhaps even more surprising, Jim Gray ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Barack Obama Toasted by New Zealand Artist Toastman

    ​New Zealand artist Toastman (aka Maurice Bennett) has created portraits out of toast, including Elvis Presley, Mona Lisa, Eminem, and New Zealand prime minister John Key, but his greatest work so far may be his portrait of Barack Obama.

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Vegetarian Delights of NYC: Bouchon Bakery's Butternut Squash Sandwich

    ​ In light of the news that Bouchon Bakery will be opening a second location, now seems a good time to celebrate the attributes of its butternut squash sandwich.

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    Here, At Last, Is The Inevitable Justin Bieber/Black Flag T-Shirt

    ​Why? Because, explains the t-shirt's creator, "Both groups have caused riots, both embrace DIY." Just ask Australia about the former. Also, not to brag, but let the record show we called for a Bad Brains/Bieber mash-up all the way back in November of 2009. We're prescient like that. [Etsy]

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2010

    Here Is The Set List For Pavement's First Reunion Show

    ​They began, as all high-profile indie-rock reunions must, in New Zealand, rocking out to "In the Mouth a Desert," which I'm sure was cathartic.. This dude has most of the set list; this dude breaks it down by album. "Fight This Generation" tends to be particularly violent live, so that's good ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 2, 2010


    Rockers across both rivers converge

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    January 26, 2010
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    January 14, 2009


    Baz Luhrmann couldn’t script this stuff

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2009

    Hugs and Kisses 73: ATP Australia

    This week's installment of Hugs and Kisses from Brisbane-based Everett True comes a few days early. Only nine more months until ATP NY [sigh]. Hugs and Kisses The Down Under Outbursts of Everett True This week: ATP Australia ATP Australia is nearly upon us--and man, it's nice to be feeling ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    August 9, 2005

    The Last Supper

    Sweet 'n' Tart Café says bye-bye forever

  • Dance

    September 14, 2004
  • Music

    September 23, 2003

    Dirging Down Under

    If All Your Mammals Had Pouches You'd Be Depressed Too

  • NYC Life

    June 17, 2003
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    February 12, 2002
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    April 3, 2001

    Keep Your Glass Topped Up

    Australian Rockers and Poppers Don’t Get Up Themselves

  • Film

    February 6, 2001
  • News

    September 12, 2000

    Gold Medals, Iron Fist

    Olympic Protesters Face a World-Class Crackdown

  • Film

    June 22, 1999
  • News

    August 18, 1998

    Listening In

    The U.S.-led ECHELON spy network is eavesdropping on the whole world

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