Does Bob Costas have pink eye? Yikes. #welcometoSochi pic.twitter.com/oPE7iTpkdb— Dan Ukrainetz (@Dan_Uk1) February 8, 2014 The lead-up to Sochi was filled with dire signs that Putin's games were doomed. The toilets are weird! There's no Chobani! They're butchering thousands of dogs! My honey ... More >>
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
Django is Like "Accidental Racist," Except Not Godawful.
Too much like its arcade inspiration
Swizz Beatz IAC Building Wednesday, November 30 Better than: Ja Rule's acting in The Fast and the Furious. It seems cruel that as the recession continues to hit the "snooze" button, Swizz Beatz has picked up yet another job, another paycheck. He is the luxe James Franco, collecting 1099s like pass ... More >>
by Brad Nelson Panic! At the Disco w/ fun. Terminal 5 Tuesday, May 24 Better than: Actually being 18 years old again. The weather outside last night was stale, and there was no wind at all, so everyone brought with them into Terminal 5 a piece of the air. By the event of Panic! at the D ... More >>
"It's extra wack if your dad disses what you do." The McFerrin clan is creating a beatboxing dynasty. Father Bobby hit the pop heights in the '80s with "Don't Worry Be Happy" and caught ears with his knack for making music with his mouth. Next up is his son, Taylor. Based in Bedford-Stuyvesa ... More >>
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Greg Gillis in Williamsburg, summer of 2009. Photo by Sam Horine.By now you've heard All Day, the fifth full length LP from Pittsburg's Greg Gillis--or, as he's known on chaotic, fan-filled stages around the world, Girl Talk. The record was released to minimal fanfare, at the low price of fre ... More >>
Def Jam Rapstar is the latest attempt to merge the worlds of hip-hop and video games. In the past, this has involved shoehorning playable rapper characters into cliched genres -- a Wu-Tang Clan beat-'em-up! 50 Cent's first-person shooter! -- or rappers licensing a few throwaway songs to the l ... More >>
With Seth Rogen on drums! Dave almost wipes out on a water bottle right at the onset, and there's like a Super Mario Bros. power-up mushroom onstage for some reason, but otherwise this is a totally normal evening at the Bowery Ballroom. They also rumbled through "Road to Nowhere" as per below, tho ... More >>
Last November, when Mario's Pizza first opened at Houston and Allen streets, I was skeptical. Not because I thought the pizza would be bad - it was - but because I couldn't figure out how they'd managed to rip off the Mario Bros. without having their pants sued off. Another thing disturbed m ... More >>
Foursquare, the shit-hot social networking site and software for mobile devices based on geo-location, makes going out a game. You "check in" to establishments, alerting your "friends" as to your whereabouts, earning badges in the process. If done with enough frequency, you can even be crowne ... More >>
SUPERCUTE! are, in fact, super cute Don't let the glittery star stickers she wears on her temples fool you: 16-year-old Rachel Trachtenburg is a music industry veteran, and would like it if you treated her as one. At the ripe old age of six she was recruited to back her parents in The Trachtenburg ... More >>
Avenue D and 10th Street ca. 1937. h/t The Bowery Boys. Four men dressed as the Super Mario Brothers beat up and robbed a cabbie in Staten Island on Halloween. The Staten Island Advance has the story and some bizarre footage. A mysterious powder was found on the floor of a New Jersey Tra ... More >>
"I once worked in an unairconditioned elevator parts factory in Chicago for an entire summer. It was like being in a turn-of-the-century novel about factory workers who die from whooping cough." Greg Mottola, director of Superbad and some of the best episodes of Arrested Development, is having a ... More >>
Not all bold-face names are celebutards who need an hour and a half to watch 60 Minutes. Some of them are actually quite brainy, as I--who push tape recorders in their faces on a regular basis--should know. The smartest famous people I've ever interviewed are:
A new eatery brings lavishly good food to the neighborhood
Gaming now officially linked to obsessive, Tony Shalhoub-type behavior
Want quality new games? Look to the past.
Not settling for clever play, this platformer reinvents how to tell a story too
Suddenly vulnerable hip-hop superstars go to war with themselves
Come on people, how much more do you need out of Princess Raccoon? Also on DVD, Fritz Lang's clockwork noir The Woman in the Window.
A promising glimpse of the next big thing
The Blip Festival's four days of eight-bit insouciance
The girls of Automotive High don't just fix carsthey fix themselves
DJ whoops butt disco from hills of Brazil, mashes up rising star who dances like a spaz
Special-ed teacher helps New Orleans's third-biggest rap label back its free-for-all up
Eve Beglarian and Friends Explore an Audiovisual Vernacular