We're advocates of starting dinner (or, hey, lunch -- we won't judge) with a civilized negroni, a crisp and bittersweet blend of gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth. We're advocates of having a couple more negronis after that, too, and not just because they make particularly good patio sippers this tim ... More >>
There's only one word that can sum up Bastille's Saturday Night Live debut, and it's "uncomfortable." Here's the thing: Bastille, like fun., is a band that banks on the enthusiasm of a crowd to propel them through the high point of their performance. Their most lauded singles are sugary, uplifting ... More >>
Today from NYFF, Nick Pinkerton goes long with Oliver Assayas's Something in the Air Written and directed by Oliver Assayas Screens Friday, October 12th at 6:30 p.m. Writing about Jean Eustache's second feature, 1974's Mes petites amoureuses, Luc Moullet recollected a conversation with the direc ... More >>
As Grant Hart bravely dealt with a godawful fire that nearly gutted his boyhood home in his native South St. Paul last year, the drummer/guitarist and visual artistformerly of American noise-pop legends Hüsker Düfound an emotional outlet, positing his brilliant pop songsmithery towar ... More >>
By Nick Minichino Weezer/Flaming Lips w/Yeasayer PNC Bank Arts Center Thursday, July 28 Better than: Not seeing Bush at the Bowery Ballroom. It's extremely easy to forget the advantages of an large-scale concert if you've gone, say, a decade eschewing such shows. Massive venues with lawn seatin ... More >>
A pair of pineapples flank the stairway of a house on Charles Street, welcoming visitors. After seeing wrought iron pineapples all over the West Village and wondering what they meant, I decided to investigate.
Revisiting a New York City classic at age 184
Delmonico's as it looks today. The columns on either side of the door are said to come from Pompeii.The modern restaurant as we know it was invented in 1831 south of Wall Street at Delmonico's, based on Swiss and French models. The previous sort of establishment was usually a hotel dining roo ... More >>
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. The Unhappy Gays Author: Tim LaHaye Date: 1978 Publisher: Tyndale House The ... More >>
SXSW 2009: the sound of a thousand Babydick jokes cracking. Full list, with arbitrarily bolded highlights, below.
Sure, Carlos is a hack, but is that a reason to hate him?
For the week of May 2-8, 2007
Acid-eating Okies keep the reverb and bunny suits, can the chemistry
New Yorker discovers the true pizza of Naples
At home she feels like a tourist: Faux travelogue shoots from the hip at exurban sprawl
Cities Die. Should New York Be the First to Clone Itself?
An East Side Hash House Fights to Hold On
Eyewitness Photographers at Ground Zero
Silicon Alley Duo Turn Scientists Into Fat Cats
'I Giuliani,' Verdi's Long-Lost Opus, Strangely Resembles the Current Scandal
The Timely Resurrection of David Wojnarowicz
'Duane Hanson: A Survey of His Work From the '30s to the '90s'
Skateboarders bring their half-pipe dreams to New Jersey's city of last resort