The mainstream end of New York City's 2013 rap output might have seen uptown upstarts A$AP Rocky and French Montana putting numbers on the board, but the city's most fertile and invigorating offerings came from less glitzy-reaching enclaves. Consider this round-up a salute to the rap albums that bes ... More >>
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[Editor's note: In Tweets is Watching, Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline.] J-Zone has taken a break from his self-imposed exile from the rap world to ready his new album, Peter Pan Syndrome. The excellent project drops next week; befo ... More >>
With Boston in a full lock-down due to the ongoing manhunt for the surviving suspect in Monday's marathon bombings, travelers throughout the northeast found themselves facing delays and cancellations today.
My fondness for fried dough aside, I love this old-school design from new independent print shop, All You Can Eat Press -- a Brooklyn-based, food-loving company run by Yuki Matsuo, Jim Datz, and Naomi Reis. Their first print is this fold-out doughnut map of Matsuo's picks from 35 great spots in New ... More >>
Curiosity led us early Tuesday evening toward Fred Torres Gallery in Chelsea. Courtney Love, visual artist? That sort of makes sense. Given Love's unpredictable reputation, we were not expecting to see her at the press preview for her debut art show, "And She's Not Even Pretty," let alone have a sit ... More >>
As I mentioned here yesterday, Paul Iacono is the 23-year-old actor from MTV's The Hard Times of RJ Berger. He's also in some short plays, a new MTV show--and he's a gay role model! Here's our interview from earlier today in which Paul came out: Hi, Paul! Please tell me about the plays. I'm in J ... More >>
SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT! At one crucial point in the new action comedy--based on the old TV show--a guy gets shot in the crotch, his noodle falls off, and he picks it up in his mouth! It's straight out of John Waters. And there's plenty of genital stuff before that too.
At around 7 p.m. on Monday night, the Brooklyn aerialist Seanna Sharpe, along with her magician friend Savage Skinner, scaled about 300 feet on a tower of the Williamsburg Bridge and began performing on a 90-foot silk rope without a harness. A crowd of about 100 gathered, the Wall Street Jour ... More >>
Jesus has traditionally been represented as a sort of doe-eyed Abercrombie & Fitch model, but it turns out Rembrandt had a different idea. An upcoming exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art called "Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus" will show the Dutch artist striving for a more historical ... More >>
The plight of the single lady
#76, Golden Girls Xmas OrnamentsSo many gift guides, so little time. But how many lists of gifts under $50, or gifts for moms-to-be, or gifts for boyfriends and girlfriends and dogs can you really look at before wondering, where is the gift guide to end all gift guides? Where is the gift guid ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Fuck chillwave. Brooklyn rapper Skyzoo and producer !llmind have your tape-damaged nostalgia fix without any Peter Pan hysterics or lazy mush. Their full-length collaboration Live From The Tape Deck ... More >>
Kenny Solms's play is a sketchy comedy
Brooklyn's Cinders Gallery hosts the artist's new show
It's been awhile since a big, blowsy food festival descended upon the city and its environs, but rest assured that the gaping void left in the wake of last fall's New York Wine & Food Festival will soon be filled like so many Peter Pan jelly doughnuts.
Served with polished white rice, sauce de feuilles is the national dish of Guinea. When Fatima opened in Crown Heights six years ago, it was the city's best Guinean restaurant, offering two or three home-style dishes per day, served with a massive plate of polished white rice. But in common ... More >>
Black America's eulogies for the King of Pop also let us resurrect his best self
Over the past decade, Andrew Kuo has become the sort of energetic, omnipresent New Yorker who appears, like magic, wherever you may be. I last encountered him in the backstage guts of Terminal 5, a ghastly cement nightclub in the hinterland of the West 50s. It took a few days before I even thought t ... More >>
Agnès Varda, speeding at 80; Cowardly behavior
Two generations of sludge metal
Looking for that upper-crust watch on the Lower East Side
A post-strike round-up: four Broadway openings, plus a little Off-Broadway Darwinism
Professor, blogger, DJ, curator, and music zealot Oliver Wang reveals even more Soul Sides
Remembering anthropologist Tobias Schneebaumand other members of an unconventional salon
Three young indie designers to check out now
Lost boys: Feral children symbolize deeply held social beliefs, inspire scouting movement
No bad songs, no cross-dressing, no Robin Williams: A never-ending story finally takes off
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