By Craig Hlavaty
Before I take any trip to Austin and SXSW, I always take more than a few days to peruse the schedule and check out a few of the hundreds of names on the roster and read their bios.
Some years there are more bands with "wolf" and "space" in their monikers than usual, and some year ... More >>
Can marketing counterfeit versions of Sponge Bob Square Pants (actual cartoon at right) and Dora the Explorer filled with lead, other dangerous chemicals and choking hazards to children make you rich?
Yes, boys and girls, it sure can.
The feds reported today they seized a Porsche and a Lexus, alon ... More >>
Earlier this afternoon, Herman Cain delivered what was promised to be an important announcement about his presidential campaign. Short version: He quit. Long version: The glorious, unwavering, never-ceasing Plan B! (Not that Plan B). While Plan A involved becoming president, Plan B looks to b ... More >>
It's that time of the year again, the day you can hole up in your house and relive your childhood passion for video games without fear of being called a geek. In honor of this great holiday, we've talked to a few people about their favorite games. Do you remember Frogger?
You may recognize Takashi Murakami's art -- Or is it? -- from Kanye West's album cover, or his trademark appropriation of high-end retail fashion brands like Louis Vuitton into cartoonish colors, or his massively hyped and extensively covered exhibitions at museums in New York and LA. Well, n ... More >>
Here's something adults are apparently discovering, co-opting from kids, and using for their own vile purposes: Silly Bandz! You know, those colorful rubber-band-like bracelets that come in all kinds of shapes, like cactuses and palm trees and gorillas, that all the coolest middle-schoolers a ... More >>
The New York-bred phenomenon known as Foursquare -- which is basically the Bros Icing Bros of Social Media -- has made its way across the Atlantic, where British people who clearly don't "get it" are currently being scared out of their "knickers" or whatever by it.
Since the weekend's LCD Soundsystem ticket shortage has us just as weepy and beat-crazed as Mr. James Murphy himself, we must seek eclectic alternatives: 1) Tuvan throat-singing via punk-rock ranters Malaikat dan Singa at Death by Audio; 2) the Beets, a couple of deadbeat lo-fi dudes that an alt-b ... More >>
Jemima Vivian MacGillicuddy can't wait to see her new digs!Congrats to the Kahns, toy moguls who made a fortune on Pokemon and, before that, on those hideous dolls that we all wanted so bad back in the '80s for no apparent reason because, frankly, they were butt ugly. The Cabbage Patch couple ... More >>
With homemade stringed instruments, atonal computer blips, and a name inspired by the third-cutest Pokemon, Micachu & the Shapes will perform tonight at Le Poisson Rouge. Joining them are Tanlines, a group of YouTube enthusiasts who compose physically impossible Latin grooves bathed in batches of ... More >>