At 8 p.m., the only clue that something big was happening at wd-50 was the methuselah of champagne that was touring the quietly buzzing room, a six-liter megabottle that was poured at every table. It set the tone for the once-in-a-lifetime reunion of family members--and lucky hangers-on--that was ac ... More >>
Style: American Stout
Serving style: Bottle poured into glass
Location: My apartment with a cat on my lap
Cost: $15 six-pack
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Style: American Porter
Serving style: Bottle poured into glass
Location: My apartment during Nor'easter
Cost: $14 for a six-pack from the local bodega
ABV: 4.7 percent
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Jesus Frankenchrist, here we go again! Sacramento cacopho-rap outfit Death Grips--whose music roughly approximates the sensation of ramming your head through a plaster wall while on bath salts and blue meth, then flailing around for 45 minutes (but with bassbeats!)--put a big hairy boner on the cove ... More >>
I never run shots of cute animals from the Internet because that's a bottomless well of adorable weirdness to plumb from, and besides, I don't want this blog to turn into a feature from the old Saturday Evening Post.
But don't you just worship Venus the Two-Faced Cat?
It's not the first place we'd expect to find Kathleen Hanna's name, but there it is, subtly tacked onto the credits for Neal Medlyn's Wicked Clown Love, a 2012 experimental work "built around the music and culture of hip-hop duo Insane Clown Posse, their devoted fan base the Juggalos, and other form ... More >>
Should you not know, now you do: A "Hamptons house ho" is a young lady of perhaps working-class means who escapes her dull workaday life and embarks on a jaunt to Long Island's narrow beach-dappled sections during the months in which sun shines down on all of us, swapping her white Reebok hig ... More >>
We'd rather just not write about Sarah Palin. Occasionally, though, the media angle on the frustratingly evil ex-politician is too good to ignore, like yesterday when her rabid supporters joined forces with reasonable people to condemn and ultimately cream the political blog Wonkette for thei ... More >>
"From the office of Donald J. Trump" reads the accompanying card clipped to a printed-out blog post from VanityFair.com, mailed to that magazine's editor-in-chief Graydon Carter. A veteran of covering (and mocking) the rich and famous, some his friends and some less so, Carter and Trump go wa ... More >>
When we first approached the now closed Asian Pub, known officially as Cooper 35, we were confused as to why everyone was standing outside protesting -- holding various signs written in Sharpie -- instead of inside getting drunk, but maybe that was just us wishfully needing a stiff cocktail a ... More >>
Someone with a Sharpie is not too happy about the new Sex and the City movie, and we can't really blame them -- that trailer looks ridicu-olous. Carrie, we have grown weary of your "problems," and for once and for all, leave Aiden alone!
Meadowlands Parking Lot
Saturday, May 1
The Bamboozle is the circus-themed mainstream punk/pop/whatever blowout where the line for Mrs. Field's ice cream and cookies dwarfs the one for $10 Miller Lites. It's the sunburn factory with a kid sporting an irony-free Snapple tattoo. A mor ... More >>
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power.
Doll Baby Pattern Book
Author: Martha Nelson Thomas with Marla Strecker
Date: 1 ... More >>
Breast implants gone wrong are a tragedy no matter where they strike, but today's big BIGW story is close to home in Staten Island, where Maria Alaimo, 47, is suing over the "'double-bubble' deformities" allegedly visited upon her by Dr. Keith Berman. Seven years ago Alaimo went to Berman for ... More >>
A new film about death and sexual restraint comes out this month. You may have heard of it--Twilight? The second installment in the vampire series, New Moon, features a meaty werewolf constantly busting out of his clothes, and the ongoing unrequited lust--excuse us, love--of undead teen Edwa ... More >>
The official theme of last night's Happy Ending Music and Reading Series at Joe's Pub was "taking risks." Host Amanda Stern credited this idea to musical guests Vampire Weekend, claiming that she'd polled disparate subjects (her landlord, a 311 operator, a physicist, novelists John Wray and Arthur ... More >>