Reading Michelle Orange is like having a moving, one-sided conversation with your best friend if your best friend was feeling particularly astute that day. In This Is Running For Your Life (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), her ambitious first collection of essays, she mulls over top-shelf concepts like m ... More >>
Better than: Your ex.
Mike Hadreas shifted his weight on the piano bench. "This one's a cover," the singer--who records under the moniker Perfume Genius--noted softly, slowly tapping the keys of the grand piano found under red lights on stage at (le) Poisson Rouge. The melody was familiar, one that ... More >>
Self-described "incompetent shitbags" Mutant Genes aren't your little brother's hardcore band. If they ever used skateboards, it was probably as a weapon or as a seat at an after-party. And they favor slightly fractured rhythms and tricky riffs to just jocky bro-core. Only about eight months old, yo ... More >>
Early this year, Never Say Never took us backstage as teenpop heartthrob Justin Bieber worked his way to a sold-out Madison Square Garden tour finale, juxtaposing current success with clips of baby Bieber playing drums, doing cute things, and wowing crowds at Ontario open mics. Journey to Fea ... More >>
Welcome to Ask the Critics, in which we answer your food, eating, and restaurant questions. Check out previous weeks' queries, and e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your own.
Montreal Food Guy wondered:
Hi Robert and Sarah,
This may seem like an odd question, but here it goes: Do people in ... More >>
AMBROSIA (British Columbia, new cultivar, sweet, not bad for eating)
This picture file is the result of a visit to the Union Square Farmers' Market on Saturday, November 12, 2009, and represents an accurate record of every apple available for sale, 30 in total. The apples are presented in al ... More >>