North Korea (and audiences) go home unhappy
Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>
Breaking update: Chris Geidner at Metro Weekly reports that the Ninth Circuit will rule on Prop 8 tomorrow, which could possibly affect marriage laws through out the nation. Washington State could pass a same-sex marriage bill as early as this week, though foes have vowed to trump it by gath ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyOrder from Sushi.com at 1570sushi.com. There's a certain art to creating a good restaurant name. You might want to go for a cheeky pun, like A Salt and Battery or the Soy Luck Club. Maybe you want to name it after the chef, taking the route of Daniel or David Burke Kitchen. Loca ... More >>
Eric Asimov remembers Ray Deter of d.b.a., who died Sunday following a bike accident on June 27, calling Deter's bar "groundbreaking." [Diner's Journal] Debra Whiting of Red Newt Cellars and Bistro on Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes, a food and wine pioneer in the region, died in a car crash ... More >>
Guided By Voices w/Wavves, Surfer Blood McCarren Park Saturday, June 18, 2011 Better than: Just hearing the show without seeing it, which is what everyone who lives on my street got to do anyway. It's long been gospel that you can't tell Robert Pollard anything. Attempts by well-meaning biz type ... More >>
chilliheadAs we mentioned in our morning link roundup, book retailer Borders is filing for bankruptcy and closing a third of its locations after posting losses of $680.6 million since 2007. Reuters reports that "the chain still faces questions about its longer-term survival in the face of com ... More >>
I dance, I chat with Brooke Shields, I learn about female private parts
The substance has helped addicts kick heroin, meth, and everything in between. Is it the trip that does the trick?
The Liars, acting out a scene from the sequel to The Hangover. Photo by Zen SekizawaIn this week's Village Voice, Jason Gross on how to fix--or blow up--the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Miles Marshall Lewis plays around with Gorillaz, Andy Beta talks with space-disco-and-beyond-producer Bob Bl ... More >>
John Webster and Martin McDonagh seek some revenge
Two years ago, William Bowers compiled this playlist. Any further additions? This holiday's abstract mandate can be sorta barren for us patriotically-challenged atheist vegetarians who maintain cosmic equidistance from our bloodkin. The term for it is even weird: "Thanksgiving" is a syntactical c ... More >>
Inconsistent exuberance from a flexing youngster
A violent tale of justice and injustice from America's uglier racial past
This is not what Francis Scott Key had in mind
The newsroom mockumentary that dares to ask, 'How big are your testicles?'
Note to post9-11 U.S.: You're no Finlandor even Estonia
A Chronology of U.S. Military Fatalities Since 'Mission Accomplished,' Part II
A New Theory for Bush's Low, Low Profile in the Alabama Guard
Scared and Alone, Nearly 5000 Children Wind Up in INS Detention Each Year
Jazz Some Friends Asked Me to Tell You About
How Mildred Bailey Helped Define Jazz Singing
Buford Furrow's Journey of Hate to L.A.
The Dubious Drug-Education Program Takes New York