The work week's almost over, so start thinking about where to enjoy the next 48 hours of freedom. Here are a few events that you should take into consideration.
Live comedy is a talky genre, but this week's Cheap Laughs features an unusually chatty bunch of shows. The NYC PodFest takes over the Lower East Side this weekend, bringing you the best audio over-sharers in the city. Lewis Black (a.k.a. the Picasso of Ranting) and Radiolab's storyteller-in-chief J ... More >>
Lita Ford went to a party on Halloween night, and ... well, you know the rest. The former Runaway and a current bitch (no, really, her new live album is called The Bitch Is Back) is still going strong and dressing like this. Which is to say, she's still kicking (and baring) a lot of ass. In the midd ... More >>
On Thursday night, Scotland's Simple Minds -- which was born the same year as Sarah Michelle Gellar, James Van Der Beek and Jon "Napoleon Dynamite" Heder (1977) -- wrap up its first U.S. tour in over a decade at Roseland Ballroom. For a lot of people, the band's usefulness begins and ends with thei ... More >>
Independent wresting icon Colt Cabana has had quite the year. Outside of the unfortunate hurdle of almost losing his finger (which lead #SaveColtsFinger to trend worldwide) he's continued to be a force in the worlds of wrestling, comedy and podcasting. As wrestling's unofficial pop culture ambassado ... More >>
Halloween is coming up: do you have your comedy costume ready? Confuse trick-or-treaters by dressing as Richard Pryor on fire, Chris Farley eating, or the most terrifying sight in comedy... Carlos Mencia being himself. But there is no need to fear terrible, zombie jokes this week. Once again,we've s ... More >>
New York City is having an Evil Twin moment. For proof, check the drinks menu at the trendier of your favorite establishments, where you'll almost certainly find one or two beers from this craft brewer listed. For further proof, head out to Greenpoint and hit Tørst (if you've managed to avoid it th ... More >>
In hard partying news, Andrew W.K. has been tapped by the last remaining Ramone to provide lead vocals in Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg - a Ramones cover band - on their upcoming world tour. Formerly led by Misfits' singer Michael Graves, Blitzkrieg has been carrying the torch of the Ramones' punk leg ... More >>
Statecraft and stagecraft across the pond
Influentialalbums.com is a "quiz" one of your Facebook friends might've posted, boasting "Very few people own 70 or more. How many have you got?" and listing 100 albums ranging from the duh (Blonde on Blonde, Pet Sounds) to the hmmm (Gerry Rafferty? Felt??) to the genuinely bizarre (well, see below) ... More >>
Monday, January 21 Inaugural Luncheon at 606 R&D Not one of the 250 guests dining at the inaugural luncheon? Have no fear. You can dine on the exact same menu at 606 R&D in Prospect Heights. The $75 prix fixe menu features lobster, grilled bison, and apple pie. Email the restaurant to make a reserva ... More >>
The Vaselinesthe rascally horny, popcentric duo of Eugene Kelly and Frances McKeeare, as their classic song from their 1989 debut LP Dum Dum portended, ageless "Teenage Superstars." The twosome formed The Vaselines in 1986, and along with fellow pop- purveyors Glasgowians The Pastels, ... More >>
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's reign, Johnnie Walker distiller Diageo has released a special blend of whiskey called Diamond Jubilee. It has been in the works, distilling, since 1952, according to Reuters (via Huff Po), and is on sale in Singapore for $198,500 a bottle.
Rebecca Marx The first time we encounter Pie Corps at the New Amsterdam Market, we tried their derby pie, and liked what we tasted. This time around, though, our tastes ran savory.
An Icelandic volcano called Grimsvotn (so much easier to say than that other Icelandic volcano) about 120 miles east of Reykjavik has been erupting since Saturday, with ash now approaching Scotland and Ireland, where Barack Obama and co. are visiting. This means they'll leave Ireland tonight, ... More >>
More work from veteran choreographers, male edition
Wayne ChowaniecGood Beer NYC's David CichowiczThis Thursday is Saint Patrick's Day, which in New York is less of a celebration of Irish culture than it is an excuse to guzzle green beer and demand kisses from strangers. Might we suggest forgoing the tinted lager this year and instead opting f ... More >>
Happier times"All love, no hate," goes the unofficial slogan of popular, partially NYC-based blog the Music Slut, which nonetheless has lately suffered some profound internal calamity, leading to the abrupt departure of writer/editor Matt Gross in what he calls an out-of-nowhere hijacking and ... More >>
How the best weekly dance party in town wound up alongside the Gowanus Canal
Bill Forsyth resurfaces at Film Forum
--Legendary cult UK folk singer Vashti Bunyan will appear at 92Y Tribeca with director Kieran Evans for a live performance and screening of the documentary Vashti Bunyan: From Here To Before on October 16th and 17th. The New York Press once called Bunyan the "Godmother of Freak Folk." She rel ... More >>
Shakespeare gets the Groening treatment
Fondle the squalor
Bill Douglas filmed life as it was: hard, bleak, cruel.
Jihadists Appear to Confound Colonialist Confab
Seeing doubles at Casey Spooner's splashy birthday bash
A Tale of Pan Am 103 Families
Douglas Gordon Lands on 'Animal Planet'
Cult Classics, Not Bestsellers
Get a Move On
Hooligans, punters, murder, romance, and the existential crisis of the goalie
Yazoo's Time Capsule Project