You don't have to ask. Kanye West will do it for you. "How much do I not give a fuck?" he wonders just over a minute into the grinding, bombastic first track off his 2013 victory lap, Yeezus, which is bubbling with answers to that very question. "Let me show you right now . . ." See also: Kanye We ... More >>
Beyoncé fans began 2013 believing they wanted, even deserved, a certain kind of truth from their pop idol. As is the case when a celebrity begins sparkling too brightly, we had gotten curious (if not outright suspicious), after 10 years of überstardom, about the diva's bulletproof, halo- ... More >>
Not all of us have had our iPhones disappear only to wind up in the hands of camera-happy teens in Morocco, but we can all appreciate the problem: Having your smartphone stolen sucks. That's why news out of the attorney general's office comes as a relief. Eric Schneiderman, his bud Delaware A.G. Bea ... More >>
What happens to the youth-obsessed genre when its greats reach retirement?
[Editor's note: LA Weekly scribe Jeff Weiss's column, "Bizarre Ride," appears on our sister paper's music blog every Wednesday. His archives are available here.] When we look back on 2013, we'll consider it the year of the event album. What's less clear is whether we'll remember the music or simply ... More >>
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
Jay-Z, J.T., and Lil Wayne headline a night of arena concerts
Ever since the announcement of his game-changing arrangement with Samsung Electronics, most of the conversation about Jay-Z's forthcoming studio album, Magna Carta Holy Grail has revolved around the nature of the deal, not the coming music. Even as the project (out officially tomorrow) is being roll ... More >>
Now that 2013 is nearly half-over, it's clear the year's two biggest hip-hop stories eclipsing everything else are Kanye West's album/baby/stunts and Jay-Z's sudden commercial announcement about his new album. While they are rightfully big news, some really great stuff--from impressive new-comers, p ... More >>
As you may know by now, today is the last day of the year. Take advantage of these few hours before midnight to review every 'Best Of 2012' list out there because their timeliness will soon be quelled by the imminent switch in our non-Mayan calendar. Once that clock strikes 12, mankind will turn the ... More >>
On the front lines of the new Cold War
The Village Voice's 4Knots Music Festival takes place this Saturday at Piers 16 and 17 of the South Street Seaport, and if you want to plan your day out we have the set times for the day, which will include performances by Archers Of Loaf, The Drums, Crocodiles, Hospitality, Bleached, Nick Waterhous ... More >>
Rayon McIntosh, the McDonald's cashier who was videotaped beating two unruly customers with a metal rod in October, was cleared of all charges after eleven days of grand jury testimony. The Daily News reports McIntosh, who had previously served almost ten years in jail for a manslaughter rap, ... More >>
Last week, journalists and software designers were treated to a preview of Microsoft's latest operating system: Windows 8. The preview was held at Microsoft's Build conference in Anaheim, and those in attendance report a wildly different Windows. CNN calls it "radical" and CNET says it will b ... More >>
Michael Becker/FOX Last week's insanely dramatic American Idol result show was the some truly compelling and weird TV; I sure as hell can't remember having that much fun watching one of those shows. The big moment, of course, came when the judges saved Casey Abrams and when Abrams collapsed into pa ... More >>
Okay, second day of Press Clips. All killer, no filler. Here we go.
Via NBC New York, here's footage of what was apparently the world's largest dodgeball game ever, which took place last night at the 69th Armory. You remember the beginning of Saving Private Ryan, when they invade Normandy?
Yesterday, NYU senior Jesse VanDusen introduced his grudge match for the ages: pitting the dating advice of 16th century courtier Baldassare Castiglione against the notorious 'Pick-Up Artists' of our own day. As yesterday's episode concluded, VanDusen was about to move in for his first attemp ... More >>
The NFL season kicks off, as they say, on Thursday, ushering in a new wave of sports marketing. Local teams are on top of it! The Jets today announce a partnership with High Point Auto Insurance, through which season-ticket holders can get discounts on car insurance. "As a season ticket hol ... More >>
A Korean pop mogul with a thing for Berry Gordy has invaded New York, and he's brought a stable of potential stars with him
Cuckoo for Kylie Minogue and Jamie Lidell; Rothko renovates
Drunken cell-phone calls on campusand online
A season of old masters, Gumby, biomorphs, and cell phones
Even with hours of Howard, Sirius and it's portable aren't an easy sell
Portable video looks great, and in a couple of years it may be affordable
Going from videotapes to discs is a snap with two-in-one vhs/dvd machines
Will Plasma TVs Ever Be Affordable?
It Grates! It Juliennes! It Plays MP3s!
In Salt Lake Olympic Scandal, The Accused Are Less the Problem Than Some of Their Judges