This weekend, the co-founder of OkCupid may tell you what your dating habits say about you, but he won't tell you to go bat-watching in Central Park. That's our job.
We're giving you a lot of weird stuff to do this weekend. Don't even attempt to question it. Tonight sing-along to your favorite '90s tunes (Color Me Badd, Dr. Dre, etc.) at Union Hall, or dance to a mash-up of Daft Punk and Michael Jackson at the Bell House. Also, there's a Taylor Swift group art s ... More >>
When rockers have to grow up
We know we're supposed to stay indoors today, but it's not that cold -- at least, not compared to how cold it was back in 1896. Tonight, author Ben Marcus chats with Sam Lipsyte at McNally Jackson, and comedians share their most sexual TMI stories at the People's Improv Theater, plus much more going ... More >>
Ben Marcus chats with Sam Lipsyte
A festival for the most literary of boroughs
As part of the ongoing series of events Red Bull Music Academy has been hosting across New York City for the past month or so, former LCD Soundsystem frontman and founder of DFA Records James Murphy held a conversation with the Music Academy's Editor-In-Chief, Todd L. Burns. The interview took place ... More >>
Julia Solis Spectacle Theater Thursday, 8pm, $5 There aren't any actual deaths in the ghost story Solis tells, but it's still mighty chilling. In her new photography collection Stages of Decay (Prestel), she chronicles the fallen grandeur of abandoned theaters across America and Europe, affectionate ... More >>
On a recent Friday afternoon in Morningside Heights, The Voice met the man routinely hailed as one of America's funniest writers: Sam Lipsyte. Sitting in the Creative Writing Department at Columbia, where he has taught in the M.F.A. program for the past eight years, Lipsyte seems like one of those R ... More >>
Jeanine Basinger and Sam Wasson The Strand Tonight, 7pm, $10 Marriage is a tricky subject in film. This is probably because unlike, say, the central themes of Citizen Kane or many of the Terminators, the "marriage movie" concerns a topic that's close to what many viewers either have, or will experie ... More >>
The rumpus comes to Brooklyn
Francis Levy's comic novel goes whoring in Brazil
Life lessons from writers whove learned the hard way
A funereal art opening
Shelter 1997, revisited
Laugh it up with Sam Lipsyte
Hot Tub Time MachineYou might say that most pieces in the New York Times are, at least on some level, about generational conflict. Sometimes it's a struggle between two generations, and it's about defining the state of our world. Other times, it's an internal struggle: Where are we going? Whe ... More >>
Tartan Week finishes up with the Tartan Day Parade up 6th Avenue today, or take in the all-day J-Cation food festival at the Japan Society. Both days, New York Classical Theater presents traveling performances of Hamlet at the World Financial Center.
Have dinner with author Sam Lipsyte
Mother-rimming pricks beware
Hang out with John Wesley Harding and his talented pals
Photo by Ryan Dombal. Who else? In the week we published the long awaited oral history of Maroon 5's Call and Response, we also celebrated the release of Fall Out Boy's Folie á Deux: Their secret/totally badass non-show in Washington Square Park; the video from the same fiasco; and a real show, at ... More >>
Could cyberspace be the novel's best friend? Litblogs take offand grow up.
In Lipsyte's latest novel, Camus meets leg-warmer smut
Around the Word in 90 Days
NYC Literary Mags EndureAnd Prevail
The L.A. Times's Eccentric Ex-Publisher Appears in a Bold Cameo
What do you do for an encore after the spark is gone?