Shark Week

  • Film

    July 30, 2014
  • Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    Five NYC Artists With New and Upcoming Releases

    New York's hot, sticky summer is here and with it some fresh new tunes. Below are a few of our picks from local music makers we're listening to this season. See also: NYC's Top 10 Rising Female-Fronted Bands

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2014

    Cheap Laughs: The Best in Independent Comedy This Week, 2/26 - 3/4

    What's that? A beehive? No! It's Oscar buzz. The west coast is gearing up for its annual backslapathon, with all the glamour and glitz the Tinseltown dream factory can possibly secrete, spread over a week of hype. By all means enjoy it, but don't forget that 90% of the Academy crowd started right he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2014

    Five Rappers Who Will Be Big in 2014

    Hip-hop turned 40 last year. One constant throughout its history? There's always a new act just around the corner, ready to completely flip the game with a new style. So who's on deck in 2014? Here are five MCs we are confident will be much discussed over the next twelve months. See also: Five NY ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2013

    Exclusive Premiere: Hand Job Academy and Big Dipper - "Take Me 2 Skool" Video

    The trio who brought you "Shark Week," easily the best song about periods in the hip-hop canon, Hand Job Academy returns with "Take Me 2 Skool," a new video featuring Big Dipper. We spoke to the girls--Ash Wednesday, Clara Bizna$$, and Lil' T--about their curriculum, as well as their own school memo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    Britney Spears Demonizes the Poor in "Work, Bitch" Video

    The music video for Britney Spears' "Work, Bitch" dropped yesterday and was received by the citizens of the world with the applause Lady Gaga is still waiting for. It's filled with glitzy clubs, tight outfits, late-night parties, and some incredible dance moves to remind us all that Brit's still got ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2013

    Here's What the MTA Does When They Find a Dead Shark in the Subway: Toss It, Crack Jokes

    There were a number of possible responses to yesterday's news that a small dead shark was found in the subway: sadness (dead animal), puzzlement (dead aquatic animal?), and, for the germaphobes among us, extreme, immediate, misplaced panic (Jesus Christ, have I been sitting in shark juice)? But the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    New York Takes One Step Closer to Banning Shark Fin Soup

    Imagine your morning commute. You're riding the train when, suddenly, a guy jumps you and takes off your arms and legs. "See ya," he says, walking away with your limbs under his arm. "Have a nice day." That's sort of what it's like to be a shark that's been "finned"--harvested for its chewy appenda ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 17, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    Candida Cleanse Exposed! And More Balut

    [See More Links: Cheap Eats and a Fishy Documentary | Happy Climbing Goats] The Hairpin documents 10 hellish days of the Candida cleanse, during which the writer abstained from sugar, fruit, bread, caffeine, and alcohol. [Hairpin] This cute list of things created over beer-drinking sessions includ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    Artisanal Fromagerie Adds Macarons, Extends Restaurant Week

    [See More Events: Swedish Crayfish Festival At Aquavit | Shark Week Tacos at MexiBBQ] Artisanal Fromagerie is adding another dessert item to their list: macarons. Chef Brennan will be offering a package of six for $15 that features three flavors: Ricard-fennel, chocolate, and raspberry. The resta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    Shark Week Tacos At MexiBBQ

    [See More Events: Swedish Crayfish Festival At Aquavit | Three Nights of Crab Boils on the Rockaways] Get your hands on some shark tacos. They're made with grilled bull shark, but we're not really sure whether that's the most ethical choice for dinner. For those who are interested, the MexiBBQ will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    Swedish Crayfish Festival At Aquavit

    [See More Events: Shark Week Tacos At MexiBBQ | Three Nights of Crab Boils on the Rockaways] There has been a lot of crustacean-roasting deals lately. Here's another to add to the month of August: a crayfish festival by Aquavit. It's crayfish month in Sweden and starting August 13, chef Marcus J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    Here Are Some Great Non-Medical Reasons To Legalize Weed

    Duuude indeed. Did you know they're thinking about decriminalizing public displays of just less than one ounce of weed? That doesn't mean you can smoke in public, but it means that getting caught with a little pot wouldn't result in a criminal record. It's unclear, however, whether Gov. Andrew Cuo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2011

    Shark Week Sucks

    ​Sharks haven't evolved for 100 million years, yet the Discovery Channel insists on updating us on the species every summer. Starting last Sunday, Shark Week kicked off its 24th year of shark-themed programming. And for the 24th consecutive year, it was a solid week of gurgling underwater soun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Is It Okay to Eat Shark in Celebration of Shark Week?

    ​ Next week is Shark Week, when the Discovery Channel tries to educate the public about this noble animal by airing shows like "Killer Sharks" and "Jaws of the Pacific," because, as everyone knows, the best way to motivate the public to protect an oft-threatened species is to make people death ... More >>

  • Film

    July 27, 2004

    Reality Bites

    Friendly sharks, briny visuals, and soggy acting diminish exploitation flick's fear factor