Brad Paisley w/ The Band Perry and Easton Corbin Jones Beach Friday, June 1 Better than: Going to a show where an aging radio host plays out his mid-life crisis by telling me what music I can and can't listen to. He spent the '90s as a Nashville newcomer attempting to close the decade with his fir ... More >>
A 'power list' for the rest of us
FacebookAudrey SilkNY1 and Marist released a poll today about the two-month-old ban on smoking in public parks, beaches, and plazas. Sixty nine percent of respondents said they were in favor, although opinions were split on whether the new measures are actually working. More surprisingly, 40 ... More >>
Singer Ari Gold says he was on a Short Line bus this weekend that was less than civil, especially when it comes to civil rights. Gold was holding hands with a man in the front seat. Says he: "The driver told us if we wanted to continue sitting together, we had to sit in the back." Frustra ... More >>
The MTA's new cash cowThe only thing that's certain about the MTA's Select Bus is that people are being taken for a ride by the setup through which passengers have to buy tickets before boarding. The city has handed out more than $1 million in summonses to riders, so the Select Bus "has increasingly ... More >>
In 2003, this paper sent the writer Elizabeth Mendez Berry to profile Jay-Z on the eve of the release of what was then supposed to be his retirement record, The Black Album. Toward the end of the piece, which was published almost exactly seven years ago, Berry transcribes an interaction she h ... More >>
Don't bother requesting anything, he's already gonna play itBig Boi Brooklyn Bowl Monday, September 6 Better than: The vast majority of other greatest-hits sets performed in bowling alleys. So Big Boi, as someone in his management circle is explaining before tonight's festivities beg ... More >>
Well, in pants from Old Navy, a polyester button-down shirt, and one of my pullover sweaters from The Cosby Show. And I had a blast!
And coming of age in A Boy and His Soul
No, seriously! I want to thank the half-a-Miss-California for brightening my world in a variety of ways, not all intentional but definitely all substantial. Thank you, Carrie for being so narrow minded that your stance blew up into a big media story and I got booked on a kazillion TV shows! Simila ... More >>
Paper tracks down the source of Jay-Z's "Rosa Parks sat so Martin Luther King could walk. Martin Luther King walked so Obama could run. Obama's running so we all can fly" quote, which showed up first on the campaign trail, and then in Jay's "My President" remix, albeit with slightly different words. ... More >>
Why Young Jeezy and his revitalized ilk owe our new president more than he owes them
Can't get enough of Obama's January 17 train ride. Here it is again. Even before today's inauguration, Barack Obama's whistle-stop trip to D.C. brought the best of two worlds to America. Besides being just a really cool thing to do — complete with speeches by the mellifluous new president t ... More >>
Yes and no. But there are lots of small consolations.
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Transit union leader Roger Toussaint took time out from last-minute contract bargaining this evening to fire up his troops for what he suggested was a likely strike. "As we stand here right now, with six hours to go, things do not look good," Toussaint told a throng of several thousand members and s ... More >>
Used to be a genius, I ain't lying, booked the numbers didn't need paper or pencil.
The quiet death of a fighter for civil rights
Ms. Rosa Parks's great refusal as an exemplary tactic for the age of online consumption
The ailing peace movement finds new life in a grieving mom
Citys Finest pulls move even Bush wouldnt have tried
Hip-Hop Convention seeks answer to what's holding young America back
Old dogs singin' slow songs and fairygodmotherfuckers for discerning dilettantes
His 1963 March on Washington 'Woke Up America'
Hip-Hop Scholars Bumrush the Academy
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In Memory of Stonewall Warrior Sylvia Rivera
Green Party Goes to Court Over Use of Paper Ballots
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Limelight's updated layout is sort of like Jocelyne Wildenstein's new face not better or worse, just different.