Edited by Aaron Hillis
Spatial reasoning seems like a pretty basic requirement for a bus driver, right? Maybe that's asking too much, seeing as how yesterday morning a Megabus driver got on the wrong ramp at the Lincoln Tunnel and wedged a bus full of passengers into an overpass.
File Under: BIG THANGS POPPIN'! Brooklyn cool kids and Voice cover subjects Hunters have just inked a deal with the Mom Pop record label, the home of Big Deal bands like Sleigh Bells, Wavves, Metric, Tokyo Police Club, FIDLAR, Neon Indian, Freelance Whales, etc. etc., so on and so forth. They've a ... More >>
By Nate Jackson Hey, we can all appreciate a quality guitar god. Anyone who considers themselves a fan of music knows the joy of watching their favorite axe man/woman go on a tear and destroy the crowd with their fast-fingered prowess, signature style and lush mane of flowing hair. It's the textboo ... More >>
Last night, David Letterman riffed on the Subway Footlong shortfall scandal by sending the camera down to the Hello Deli on 53rd Street, where a foot-long hot dog called the MegaDog has been offered for the last six months. Letterman makes the proprietor, Rupert Jee, take a tape measure to the thing ... More >>
Monday, January 14 Whole Hog Butcher Dinner at Louro Louro celebrates the next Nossa Mesa Supper Club Monday night with a four-course meal from chef Justin Severino of Pittsburgh's Cure. The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres and the butchering starts at 7 p.m. and dinner at 8:30 p.m. Dinne ... More >>
Marilyn Hagerty isn't the first person to review the Olive Garden--in fact, Pulitzer-Prize-winning columnist Jonathan Gold did that very thing in the LA Weekly last April--and she won't be the last. But for some reason, her very factual review of the "long-awaited" franchise in Grand Forks, North Da ... More >>
We have to hear 'I'm Too Sexy' again, and 40 other angry reasons
via Gulf NewsSaudi Arabia will soon be home to a mile-high building, dubbed "The Kingdom Tower." Gulf News reports that it will be erected (you can say that about a building in Saudi Arabia, right?) in the Obhur Gulf, just outside of the port city Jeddah. Kingdom Holding Company is funding th ... More >>
Missing for a week. Found unharmed.Good news, for a change. Cops and/or relatives found Mohammed Saleem, a 24-year-old guy who is deaf, mute, and suffers from either autism or Down syndrome (news accounts differ) and who had gone missing February 15, wandering off from a relative's home in Kew G ... More >>
Good news: Lil Wayne's traveling it-rapper circus is tacking on another night in March at the Nassau Coliseum, adding March 28th to March 27's long since sold-out show and adding all sorts of "who will guest on which night?" wrinkles to each evening's slate. Tickets are on sale even as we spe ... More >>
Freckle-faced beauty Elizabeth Hartman debuted in 1965's A Patch of Blue, earning an Oscar nomination as the blind girl who's tortured by her mother (Shelley Winters) but learns about the brighter side of human nature when she's befriended by the nice black man in the park, Sidney Poitier. H ... More >>
Leave it to the British to invent baked beans with raisins.
Get into the habit
Arguing about mellow indie rock, Lady Gaga, and the real grizzly bears
One bag telegraphs purity, the other an earthy earnestness. Which will win? Could it be a tie? And why do they insist on calling them "sandwiches"? The Big Mac was born in 1968, when a burger modeled on the Big Boy invented by a Pittsburgh franchisee was nationalized. It has been the flagsh ... More >>
U.S. District Court Judge Dora Irizarry has halted FBI examination of materials seized in a Thursday raid on the Queens home of Elliot M. Madison, who was arrested outside Pittsburgh during the G20 Summit for allegedly using social media to help protesters avoid police. The FBI is said to have conf ... More >>
Yesterday, we told you that George Sodini, the pathetic piece of shit who walked into a Pittsburgh gym and opened fire on a classroom of women, killing three and then himself, was a student of How to Date Young Women guru R. Don Steele.Steele's book is prominently displayed on Sodini's coffee tab ... More >>
Twitpic by ethanvk. Well, our week was awful, but apparently we were in good company. Mayor Bloomberg came up with a wide-ranging, expensive transit plan including crosstown buses that would move slower than ever. He slapped back Bill Thompson's schools charges -- not convincingly to ... More >>
The Post has generously posted what they say is all of the text from Pittsburgh gym shooting suspect George Sodini's blog. which has understandably been shut down. (Update: Good news! You can now get on the blog here.) It reveals the programmer-madman to be anti-social, sexually frustrated, a ... More >>
Maura Lanahan Autolux, the Los Angeles art-fuzz trio that blogs forgot, has been annoyingly dormant for the last few years: after releasing the sublime full-length Future Perfect, and touring throughout 2006, they virtually disappeared. Last fall, they booked for All Tomorrow's Parties New York, bu ... More >>
For the past three years New York ceded first place to Miami, which shamed us all, but the fourth annual In the Driver's Seat AutoVantage Road Rage Survey results are in it looks like we're number one again -- as America's Road Rage Capital. Making victory sweeter, Miami slipped to seventh place, wi ... More >>
At least part of 1 World Trade Center -- formerly known as the Freedom Tower -- will be made by our friends in Communist China. According to the Sentinel, PPG of Pittsburgh was hoping to make facade glass for the new tower. But Solera Construction/DCM Erectors of New York instead gave the sub-contr ... More >>
The compulsive listmakers at Sperling's Best Places have come up with "America's Manliest Cities." The #1 butchtown is Nashville, and at the bottom of the list of 50 towns is New York. Nashville took the warm, sticky crown with "its high number of NASCAR enthusiasts" and "popularity of hunting and f ... More >>
A revival of Joe Turners Come and Gone
Black people revive the Great White Way. Plus a hue and cry from Mel Brooks.
In which Gustavo posits a Catholic theory for Lou Dobbsism
It's for our city's own cultural good, a new (only slightly sluggish) academic study asserts
Meet the porn-industry buyer
Wilson's Two Trains and Mamet's Voysey keep the storms offstage and the moral crises on
August Wilson's panoramic vision: Love, music, food moneyand omnipresent death
A New Book Covers Dance on Film From Every Angle
This Series Is Not Just About Gay Sex. Its About the Bond Gay Sex Creates.