Tonight in the Jerz (East Rutherford) and Sunday at Barclays Center, everybody's favorite boy band template New Kids on the Block take the stage for their tour with 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men. While most of our New Kids memories could be attributed to them having "The Right Stuff" on stage and in ... More >>
The video store. Alongside pre-caller ID prank phone calls and episodes of Boy Meets World where Cory was still a boy, it's become for most of us just another glimmering remnant of Friday nights passed.
When Videology made the conversion to a screening room and bar last month, the city lost one of ... More >>
Tomorrow is Labor Day - that first Monday of September where people eat, drink and travel, all in the name of summer's end and universal workers' rights. It is the mark of a season's passing and one holiday that comes with a set rule overused in jokes and conversational side comments: you cannot wea ... More >>
Like a defiant cannonball splash disturbing the tranquility of an adult swim, the Nickelodeon series The Adventures of Pete & Pete lives on. Over three seasons between 1993 and 1996, the show followed the adventures of two brothers each named Pete Wrigley, their parents, their friends, and the entir ... More >>
Alfredo FloresIgor, Dmitry, Alisa, and IrinaRussian literature has fascinated the world for generations. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, a fresh generation of talented writers has emerged to depict the nation in a new light. The New York Public Library and Causa Artium recently pres ... More >>
gigmasters.comThe victims of the Stamford fire.Yesterday we brought you the tragic story of the five people -- three girls and their grandparents -- who died when a fire engulfed their Stamford, Conn. home. Now, Stamford Mayor Michael Pavia has told the Associated Press that the fire "firepla ... More >>
Burnham, circa 1960, at the telescope Clyde Tombaugh used to find Pluto 30 years earlier
Today, June 16, 2011, would have been Robert Burnham Jr.'s 80th birthday.
Burnham was an Arizona astronomer who produced one of the most unusual, and most beloved, set of books of science, his Burnham's ... More >>
The Rent. . . Is. . . Too Damn High
"Jimmy Mack" is a well-circulated name in R&B. There was a Holland/Dozier/Holland song, recorded by Martha and the Vandellas, James Brown, and Sheena Easton among others, and at least two or three dudes who cut singles under that moniker, for Motown and elsewhere ... More >>
Shitty dancing, friendship, awkwardness, staring, confusion: Like a middle-school dance, these are the consistent themes of Pavement's music videos. I know this because I watched them all, and then -- four plastic dinosaurs, two yellow ponchos, and one soggy bowl of cereal later -- I made one ... More >>
Harry ShuldmanBruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Friday, October 2
There's something extra nostalgic about seeing Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at Giants Stadium, a crumbling edifice scheduled for demolition next year. Springsteen is in the middle of a five-nigh ... More >>
Argument-baiting alt-weekly the Boston Phoenix celebrates "Independents Day" (heh) for the second year in a row by publishing a "Best Band" omnibus broken down by the 50 states. Last July, the paper was ambitious enough to hand out such geographically divided distinctions as "All Time Best Band," ... More >>
"I faked my own death and everybody believed me: even my mum cried when she read about it in the paper."
In 2000, Australian artist Ben Frost faked his own death, sending out newspaper funeral notices that doubled as invites to his solo exhibition. Some, of course, saw this in poor taste--but wha ... More >>