New York State's acting health commissioner has a couple easy tips for people afraid of Ebola: Clean your hands and get a flu shot. "The symptoms of many viral illnesses, they always begin the same," said Dr. Howard Zucker, at a press conference convened today by Governor Andrew Cuomo to discuss h ... More >>
Halloween is nearly here, and New York comedy freaks are knocking on your door in expectation. This week we have pole dancing mixed with stand-up (guess where most of the audience's attention will be), campy 80's horror movie drinkathons, and merciless mockery of comedy's biggest names by some of it ... More >>
I am sent dozens of PR pitches a day. I am not some cutting-edge tastemaker; I get these because of my publicly listed email address and lax spam filter. I received one last week that was formatted like the others--boldfaced celebrity name, idiot-proof "WHAT/WHY/WHERE/WHEN" matrix, ironic public rel ... More >>
Cast In Concrete tracks Vijith Assar as he records New York City's street musicians. If you'll be busking nearby soon and would like to appear in a future installment, please let him know. Who: Lenna Pierce, d.b.a. Meaner Pencil When: November 1st, 11:30pm Where: C line, Nostrand Avenue station, ... More >>
There's good news, New York: despite what the Internet wants you to believe, your kids probably aren't getting shitfaced off hand sanitizers.We didn't say they're not getting shitfaced, just that they're doing it the old fashion way and aren't part of the current "trend" of teenagers using sanitatio ... More >>
Alert: Babies are contagious, especially if you work with people who have babies. And we don't mean germy, although that's definitely true. Hey, at least you can take Theraflu for that. But if you "catch a baby" (and that's not what we mean) from a coworker, you're going to be stuck with that ... More >>
Americans are so hard. Like, we come down with swine flu and Ebola and restless leg syndrome and catch a nasty case of pinkeye on top of all that and we still go to work. Because we're Americans!
When you care enough to give the very best. Apparently, we're not the only ones contemplating the discreet pleasures afforded by restaurant bathrooms: As part of, what else, a Valentine's Day promotion, a Toronto restaurant is encouraging its customers to fornicate in its johns.
Twitpic by StWiltshire. The last full week of the election campaign was sorta fun -- as it should have been with Mayor Bloomberg spending $37,000 an hour on it. And it worked: the big papers endorsed him, as did another Democrat, and polls showed him way out of Bill Thompson's reach. We still su ... More >>
Though the CDC has stopped collecting swine-flu-specific info from states, Governor Paterson has apparently seen enough, including 75 s-f deaths since this whole PANIC kicked off, and has declared a swine flu emergency. What does that mean? The state will start allowing less-qualified medica ... More >>
The MTA is very diligent about making sure you don't feel nervous about your subway trip -- at least not because of anything you read on the walls of the train. Some weeks back it was reported that they even censored their "Train of Thought" literary subway displays of words like "flood" and ... More >>
It still holds up. Yesterday's installment was apparently helpful, so: CMJ has a ton of afternoon music-industry panels. Here's Wednesday's lineup. Join us now as we distill them to their respective essences.
It's a "sign of the times" story, but thankfully not of the "man sells newborn for Beatles: Rock Band" variety. The Brooklyn diocese of the Catholic Chuch may forego one of the nicer innovations of Vatican II -- the passing of the communion cup to worshipers for swigs of the blood of Christ -- for ... More >>
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Just got back from the Hilton in midtown after three hours of dick and pussy jokes from some of the biggest stars of TV and film. Over plates of rubbery chicken, with Howard Stern in the audience, with Aretha Franklin doing the most amazing rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner ever (and while playi ... More >>
Bewildering sights, sounds, and truly disheartening Jenna Jameson rants at this years Vegas extravaganza
Donald Trump Is So Phobic He Wont Shake Hands With Strangers. Is It Catching?