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Well, at least the cohost is gay. He's Australian Karl Schmid, and he told me all about Operation: Vacation--a 15-episode show that starts tomorrow night on Logo as part of their new strain of programming. What's the show about, Karl? The easiest way to describe it is Extreme Home Makeover, but i ... More >>
Here are the 10 best concerts around the city this week, in no particular order.
Bushwick got an Asian fusion restaurant, Bon! Asian Spice Cafe. The menu features gyoza, yakisoba ramen noodles, pork belly buns, and other dishes that blend ingredients from all over Asia. They also offer Asian style brunch with entrees like bulgogi omelets and waffles with Japanese-style fried chi ... More >>
In these hyperactive times, five years can be a musical lifetime. (If you can't hurry up with that next digital EP, then dump out a side project or something, sheez!) But for the Hiveswhose long-range plan for world domination was fulfilled within their first two albums (and whose members had ... More >>
Sweden's Cirkus Cirkör returns to BAM
Matt Piacentini helped develop The Beagle's old-school cocktail menu, which we love here at Fork in the Road. He's a little bit of a cocktail history nerd so we asked him to explain how he researched the drinks on the menu and the story behind the restaurant's unusual pairing boards.
Today in subway porn we have a beautiful depiction of the ebb and flow and changing formats of the New York City subway map over the years. The only thing better than watching the map come of age to the inspirationally epic music in the video created by Gizmodo's Matt Toder back in December (Bowery ... More >>
Yesterday we spoke with Isa (348 Wythe Avenue, 347-689-3594) chef Ignacio Mattos about how he's trying to change the language of food and further culinary innovation. Today, he explains why New York City is behind the times and he reveals what he cooks on his days off. What are your thoughts on Ne ... More >>
Louis CaldarolaNoveller is the nom de musique of Sarah Lipstate, whose precise compositions build on a cathartic repetition of righteous riff aktion colored with gorgeous loopingfuckdoodlery and noise gush. Live, it's just Lipstate, all by her lonesome, just the way she likes it, slinging her ... More >>
Run Tila, run! Photo by Nate "Igor" Smith.In the week one of us went to the Gathering of the Juggalos and came back with what is increasingly looking like Stockholm Syndrome, we witnessed Tila Tequila (and Method Man) battle a pack of angry ICP fans and--shortly after she took her top off--lo ... More >>
Jazz-electro-pop from a Scandinavian songbird
Designboom has a nice spread of dazzling subway stations from all over the world -- a cavelike, leaf-printed Stockholm entrance, a ribbed tube leading into the Bilbao Metro, a Rubbermaid theme in Prague, Imperial splendor in Moscow, these giant heatlamps in the U-bahn, etc. Glean it and weep; as w ... More >>
US Airways always comes up when we're looking for cheap flights, and there's a reason for that: like many airlines these days, it's not doing so hot. Today the troubled carrier announces it's going to cut 1,000 jobs and some flights to Europe, and close its ground crew base at LaGuardia and ... More >>
Daniel Jordahl Remember my post about how various foreign TV crews have scheduled interviews with me and then screwed me over by not showing up, even though I was doing THEM a favor? Neither do I, but it's sort of happened again, folks. Recently, I was asked to tape a guest spot for the illustriou ... More >>
The Solitary Cyclist at Monkey Town Food blogging luminaries turned out Saturday night at Monkey Town in Williamsburg to bid farewell to Ganda Suthivarakom of eatdrinkmanwoman.com. She's leaving this week for a six month stint in Stockholm. The band she fronts as lead singer -- The Solitary Cyc ... More >>
SXSW 2009: the sound of a thousand Babydick jokes cracking. Full list, with arbitrarily bolded highlights, below.
Former subway busker Kaki King's collaboration with John Darnielle, Black Pear Tree, got its 10 seconds on the Internet in the form of "Thank You Mario But Our Princess Is In Another Castle," then sort of disappeared when it turned out BPT was a vinyl-only tour 12" that would not in fact play on com ... More >>
David Byrne asks you to make the music
Vital, addictive, architectural Europop
Hit thy neighbor with love
Mountain Goats, "Sax Rohmer #1" (MP3) John Darnielle has been branching out lately. He's avoiding concept albums. He's wrangled producer / songwriter John Vanderslice to help him in the studio. And in one of the weirdest collabs of 2007, he lent his voice to Aesop Rock's None Shall Pass. Over t ... More >>
And other whore stories in post-crackdown clubs. Then, suddenly, a Pygmalion-like transformation.
Two Scandinavian crews invade; we get to them more than they get to us
Rare/obscure punk rockers find new life online
Don't let the young Republicans put you in jail or the restless hipsters scare you away
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A Continent's Best Bad Music Battles It Out at Eurovision