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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.
By Nate Jackson Hey, we can all appreciate a quality guitar god. Anyone who considers themselves a fan of music knows the joy of watching their favorite axe man/woman go on a tear and destroy the crowd with their fast-fingered prowess, signature style and lush mane of flowing hair. It's the textboo ... More >>
[See More Events: Shark Week Tacos At MexiBBQ | Three Nights of Crab Boils on the Rockaways] There has been a lot of crustacean-roasting deals lately. Here's another to add to the month of August: a crayfish festival by Aquavit. It's crayfish month in Sweden and starting August 13, chef Marcus J ... More >>
America might have had a lot more in common with Sweden than IKEA furniture and H&M clothing, according to new research. Two economists now say that the Founding Fathers' nation was "more egalitarian than anywhere else in the measurable world," reports Reuters (via New York Times.) Hm. This soun ... More >>
International authorities aren't easing up in their crackdown on file-sharing ops. There was operation Fake Sweep, in which the FBI busted 16 domains, the high-security shakedown of Megaupload's Kim Dotcom -- and now there's talk that Swedish law enforcement plans on raiding The Pirate Bay. Torren ... More >>
Don’t stay away from Charli XCX
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 >>
The pioneering project returns with I Wake Up Screaming
Commemorations of the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks are being held around the country to remember those lost a decade ago. At the site of the World Trade Center memorial--which opens to the general public tomorrow--President Barack Obama and President George W. Bush will spea ... 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 >>
Julian Assange, the founder and editor-in-chief of secret-spilling international organization WikiLeaks, is in court today for the first of a two-day hearing in England, which will decide whether Assange is extradited to Sweden in order face questions about potential rape charges. Assange, wa ... More >>
Louisiana's dead birdsIf Unsolved Mysteries is not still being made, perhaps the show should consider a comeback for this most recent international phenomenon: birds have now fallen from the sky across the American South, but also in Sweden, where "residents found 50 to 100 jackdaws on a stre ... More >>
The New York Times has a story about how bedbugs basically make people into pariahs. If you're afflicted, you may get treated like Brooklyn waitress Hilary Davis, whose "friends and even her boyfriend refused to take her in" while her apartment was being treated. [NYT]
Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet involves eating six prepackaged cookies a day, plus one healthy "real" meal. Some 500,000 people have lost weight on the plan -- and how can you not on 800-1,000 calories a day? [NY Times] Snyder's of Hanover is planning to acquire potato chips producer Utz. Snyder's ... More >>
That'd be a Visitor-manufactured t-shirt lifting the porno cover art from Mokinox's Im Your Chair CD-R, which--when not obscured by a guitar and some squeamish TV cameras--looks like this:
We'll think of a better name for this soon: Until then, here's Monday night's finest NYC shows. Holding tickets to the sold-out Dave Matthews gig at the Beacon this evening? Well, here's the most responsible financial advice you've gotten all year: SELL SELL SELL. Watch the thing on Hulu instead ... More >>
Chillaxed beats for really, really sleepy pool parties
And boycott Absolut for caving like craven Swedes!
J Masciss Witch crank it up
A sweaty garage-rock double bill
Two Scandinavian crews invade; we get to them more than they get to us
Wide-eyed pop tunes with worn-out cassette production
Two rambunctious guilty pleasures plead no contest
Cuban jazz hero makes his New York club debut at 87
Don't let the young Republicans put you in jail or the restless hipsters scare you away
Anticipatory asthenia bogart conundrum criminally spazzy zing: Look 'em up, suckers!
International Butoh Artists Surface Downtown
Roy Andersson's Panic Rooms
Two New Yorkers Are on Top of the World
Two-bedroom apartment in two-story brick house