In the unlikely event that you tried to visit New York State Board of Elections official website today, you probably noticed that it didn't work. And if you were up early enough, you would have seen that the site briefly got a bit of a makeover, courtesy of our hacktivist friends at Anonymous, who ... More >>
Alessandra Meskita, Sao Paulo native, has long been glamming-up the bathing suit with designs she began crafting at 15-years-old. Last night, in the middle of a snowstorm that shook the tents themselves but -- never fear -- didn't manage to deplete the appearance of stilettos and waxed-down bare l ... More >>
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
Restaurant magazine's annual ranking of "The World's 50 Best Restaurants" was announced yesterday afternoon and it includes four New York spots in the top 50: Eleven Madison Park (5), Per Se (11), Le Bernardin (19), and Daniel (29). Joan and Jordi Roca of El Celler de Can Roca took home the number o ... More >>
I learned this from a flight attendant for a major international airline. He said that, based on seniority, flight attendants are given the chance to request where they'll fly to every month and whether they'll do coach, business, or first class. He said Rio, Sao Paolo, and Tokyo are considered th ... More >>
Here are the ten best concerts around the city this week, in no particular order.
I'm the Simon Cowell of Sao Paolo, the Randy Jackson of Rio. They have a show called Broadway Dreams (Dancando na Broadway) whereby talented folk sing the songs and do the dances from the classic musical that's the theme of that week as a panel of judges observes and picks the best one. And the ep ... More >>
Eataly turned two this past Friday, and it's already looking westward. The 58,000-square-foot store has plans for expansion in Chicago, Los Angeles, and São Paulo, Brazil. "We are narrowing our search for a 60,000- or 70,000-square-foot space in the retail heart of Chicago," co-owner Joe Bastiani ... More >>
[See More 3 Good Things: Hamsters in the Kitchen | Universal Tea Machine | Lobster Dress] 1 This art historian's Tumblr focuses entirely on the odd pleasures of the early modern banquet. So, a lot of fun snippets from old European carving manuals and great illustrations. [Tumblr] 2 A cleverly desi ... More >>
People on the gay sex app Grindr rally know their stuff (even if they never quite learned the proper spelling of Grinder). So the app polled them about the gayest places in the world, and they voted with one hand while doing God knows what with the other. Here are the illustrious winners: Gayest ... More >>
via WikipediaA New York Times report says the Drug Enforcement Administration has laundered money for drug cartels in an effort to "identify how criminal organizations move their money, where they keep their assets and, most important, who their leaders are." This controversial tactic was ban ... More >>
bearbooandyumyum/FlickrSoon, world, this will all be yours.Although you could be forgiven for thinking that Magnolia Bakery had already achieved worldwide domination, its reach extends only to New York, Los Angeles, and Dubai. But that's about to change.
Click to enlarge.A well-shaded Street Piano, hanging out in front of the uptown Astor Place 6-Train stop.Continuing in our series of trenchant coverage on Street Pianos -- New York City's newest experiment in public art, wherein, a bunch of pianos are going to be placed all over New York City ... More >>
A downtown record-store owner unearths the Holy Grail of lost Brazilian psychedelia
What the world needs now is trumpets
Your Daily Nude, which has been experiencing a drought, says thank you, Jesus for the World Naked Bike Ride, this year's edition of which has kicked off in several cities, including Melbourne, Sao Paulo, Sydney, Eugene, Oregon, and Newcastle. It has something to do with cars, pollution etc. And it's ... More >>
SXSW 2009: the sound of a thousand Babydick jokes cracking. Full list, with arbitrarily bolded highlights, below.
Curumin trips the pop life fantastic
Paula Radcliffe of Great Britain and Marilson Gomes dos Santos of Brazil won yesterday's New York City Marathon. Gomes dos Santos' challenger, Moroccan Abderrahim Goumri, blamed some missed sugar drinks in Harlem for his inability to close. Radcliffe, who also won last year, hoisted her daughter Is ... More >>
I recently had such a huge hit with my blogs about "the most overrated destinations in the world" that I'm still fielding kudos for them while hoping people don't realize I left out Detroit. Well, now it's time for the inevitable followup, which explores the flip side of the devalued coin. What are ... More >>
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