Last Halloween Alice Cooper was guest editor of this blog. We've just now gotten the blood out of the carpet. The smell of sulfur still remains. And though he left the place a wreck, afterward we went trick-or-treating with him through the Lower East Side. He murdered the first person unlucky enough ... More >>
Editor's note: In Tweets is Watching, Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline. Mr Len recently released The Marvels of Yestermorrow, a project that he guarantees is "the most comedy you'll get from an instrumental record ever." On the basis ... More >>
Chuck D famously once said ""rap is CNN for black people." And since his tragic death 16 months ago, hip-hop has filed many a report on Trayvon Martin. If, like many, you spent the weekend glued to cable news during the incredible acquittal of his killer, George Zimmerman, you may be needing some tr ... More >>
A year removed from the murder of 17-year-old Travon Martin, hundreds of supporters took to Union Square yesterday, carrying candles and wearing hoodies, to stand in solidarity alongside Martin's parents on the anniversary of his death. They demanded justice for Martin in the case against George Z ... More >>
R. Kelly's "Ignition (Remix)" celebrated its 10th birthday yesterday (which means the crooner is probably giving the song a second look right about now -- sorry!). The tune was one of Kelly's best, and helped convince exhausted party-goers everywhere to hit the hotel lobby before going home. In hon ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice, which you'll find in beat up, plastic red boxes across the city right. fucking. now.: >> I use words like "raw, sexy, scary, fuzzy, fun, fucked up" to describe Brooklyn's Hunters for this week's cover story. The quick highlights: champagne bottle to the face, blood, p ... More >>
Sex addict, preacher, comedian: the many sides of r&b's Pied Piper
Extract of afterbirth from the royal family? A friend came back from Japan recently with a passle of interesting gifts. The one she pulled out of the bag for me was a pink foil bag filled with something called Queen Up Royal Placenta. There was no other English on the wrapper.
One of the enduring myths of American conservatism is that there's still racism in this country -- and it's suffered by white people at the hands of blacks and white liberal race-traitors. Normal people who've been out of their homes a time or two will find that puzzling. But for rightbloggers it' ... More >>
Following Wednesday's "Million Hoodie March" for Trayvon Martin -- the Florida 17-year-old who was killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer in February -- one New York church is asking people to wear hoodies to service Sunday. "Come to our multiracial/multicultural community, Middle Church, on Sunda ... More >>
It was not the promised presence of people wearing hoods that first got our attention at tonight's rally, but the Skittles. We were a bit skeptical when we arrived at the Trayvon Martin rally in Union Square and saw a hollering woman tossing bags of Skittles out at the audience. People were grabbin ... More >>
Surviving 2011 calls for a celebration. Your guide to ringing in 2012 with reckless abandon.
Noho's Il Buco gets itself a cozy, romantic spin-off
Lauren ShockeyIt's a monster!While shopping at Garden of Eden the other day, we came across a fruit in the produce department that we had never seen before: the delicious monster (a/k/a monstera deliciosa or monster fruit). Obviously we had to purchase it, one, because it looked like a giant ... More >>
49 Furious Reasons!
Death comes early in Bekah Brunstetter's new play at Ars Nova
Shopping is even more fun when it's dirt-cheap, and when you're sure no one you know will be there to catch you hunting for bargains. Here are the five best department chains that appeal to my budgetary needs and kitsch taste.
Credit: Melissa Hom/NYMAnd it's not pretty, people. For a whole week, New York's "Grub Street" blog had me as their celebrity diet subject, tracking every morsel that went down my chute from Friday December 30 through Wednesday January 3.
Mikey AyersiPhone paparazzi Miranda Lambert Terminal 5 Wednesday, September 29 Better than: a sixpack of Miller after gettin' that first buck of the season Of all things to prop up a mike stand, a simulated shotgun works pretty well, as country music's current queen Miranda Lambert showed off du ... More >>
For years, studies have said that smokers are less productive, take more time off work, and take more sick days than nonsmokers. Now a new report from OnePoll.com says that cumulated cigarette breaks over a smoker's lifetime mean that smokers get away with working a whole year less than their ... More >>
Let no one say that the judge who postponed Lil Wayne's prison stay in order for the rapper to get dental work was going easy on the man--TMZ reports Wayne endured an eight-hour procedure on Tuesday that involved eight root canals, significant tooth implant repair, and some much needed grill ... More >>
Two plays seek the grim behind the glory
She gave up her addiction to strawberry laces and Milk Duds, and lived to tell the tale
The wild, untamed, rock-star style of . . . golfers
A different kind of food pyramid