Better Than: Inviting strangers to your apartment, cranking the heat, and then cuing up a vintage Merzbow set on YouTube. Noise music is a huge, ever-expanding tent that -- unlike the GOP, who merely pay lip service to the tent metaphor -- truly contains multiple perspectives. A number of these per ... More >>
"Thanks Bob! Thanks for having Bob Fest!" Neil Young enthuses at one point during his set at the Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Concert. And though methinks that the October 1992 show at Madison Square Garden paying tribute to the Bard of Hibbing was due more to the planning of Columbia Records than t ... More >>
Last week the Pope made some nice-sounding comments about gay priests ("Who am I to judge") which, as even casual students of the Holy Mother Church will know, do not constitute policy statements. Nonetheless the pleasure with which it was received in some quarters presented rightbloggers with an ... More >>
On April 12, St. Vitusthe metal outpost in Greenpointturned one year old, but the birthday celebration went down between April 23 and April 28. Bands, cartoons, go-go girls, celebrities, sacrilege, and a metal magician were in attendance. "It was chaos," says bartender and co-owner Ju ... More >>
The cover of this week's Village Voice is the story of Zaire Paige, a budding young actor who went from playing a killer in the Ethan Hawke film Brooklyn's Finest, to becoming one in real life. He now faces 107 years in prison for the murder of suspected gangster Lethania Garcia, a killing ... More >>
And tugs at the heart
The Empire State Building is privately owned, and as such, they can do whatever the hell they want -- lighting themselves in pink and red for Valentine's Day, or honoring the Simpsons, or whatever. So, when they said no to lights honoring Mother Teresa's upcoming 100th birthday on August 26, ... More >>
Genius. Is there a better investment opportunity out there for a media outlet? The New York Times has apparently uncovered the answer to all of their fiscal issues of recent: Satan.
The Storm and Blackfriars try a miracle on 4th Street
Don't cry for Argentina
A play from the man who would be Pope, not Pinter
What it takes to make a conspiracy theory
A search for political news in the aftermath of Campaign 2005 might take one to City Hall this week, and the parade of hearings there on everything from hunger to real estate sales to what New Yorkers call their streets, roads, and avenuesor rather, what we would call them if we paid attention ... More >>
Plus: Style tips from the undead
What's in a name? A hell of a lot, if you're the new pope.
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Rock's unincarcerated Lady of Guadalupe awaits sainthood
Beatification begins for Benedict as soon as the cameras start to roll
Ratzingernow Pope Benedict XVIa true hardliner
Why one sinner can't cry for John Paul
New released papers show link between church, spooks against Soviet Union
When the pontiff dies, the rituals commence. How many in favor of "pope Kevin"?
John Paul II made the whole world listen, on matters from birth control to the Iraq war.
The miracle of Capitol Hill tries to pump new life into the Christian right
The truth about pilots, the pope, pot, and the Nazis' favorite dwarfs
The Vatican ponders whether the natives are real people too
The success of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code excites interest in a secretive Catholic lay groupand further notes on the culture of conspiracism
Yes, Virginia, there is a limit to Christmas pageantry
Catholic Women Blast Sex Abuse and Sexism
Gay Catholics Try to Face Down the Church's Demons
Church Leaders Can't Run From the Scandal, but They Can Hide
Plundering the Image Bank With Cattelan and Feldmann
Jubilee 2000 Provides a Missing Link to the WTO Saga