In the latest "rappers being awful in Australia" news: Harlem-based A$AP Rocky slapped a female fan during his show in Sydney. Watch footage of the slap after the jump.
When the UK boy band phenomenon One Direction says "pop store," their fans say "pop up." And though the boys won't be at the store's opening this Saturday (from 9 AM to 8 PM at the old Borders site at 2 Penn Plaza), this is still being billed as "an extraordinary opportunity for 'Directioners'.
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Tropfest celebrates 20 years
Stunning news out of Australia -- the public prosecutor in New South Wales has suddenly dropped serious felony charges against Jan Eastgate and apparently has no plans to pursue further the allegation that she had coached an 11-year-old girl to lie about being sexually abused. "I have always mainta ... More >>
Scientologists don't really have a Sunday service. They like to say that they do, because they crave mainstream acceptance. But unless Xenu rested after six days and L. Ron Hubbard just forgot to mention it, there's no reason for Scientologists to treat Sunday any differently than every other day of ... More >>
An ultra-light airplane flew into a Ferris wheel in Australia after it couldn't gain enough altitude during take-off. How light is an "ultra-light" plane, you ask? Light enough to crash into a dinky festival Ferris wheel and not knock it over. Four people were trapped--two men in the plane and two c ... More >>
Broadway gets an Australian drag and glitter overload
This baby seems okay with it. [via frohrn/flickr ]Say you're a flight attendant. Say there's a kid, and his dad, and they're on your plane playing a fun little game of peek-a-boo. And so you try to help out, putting the kid in the overhead compartment, because that's what you do, put things i ... More >>
A Long Island City loft with Aussies, Kiwis, and one weekly movie night
fashionfoodfatale.comMorgan McGlone, with tats.Although East Villagers are currently busy arguing over whether the closure of Mercadito Cantina is a good thing, they'll soon have the opportunity to debate the merits of Australia, or at least its edible manifestation on Second Avenue.
Having already traveled north to midtown, David Chang may be heading southwest. Far, far southwest: following rumors in the Australian media that the chef would be opening an outpost of Momofuku in Sydney's Star City casino next year, Pat Nourse, one of the country's most prominent food write ... More >>
Ty BellinghamYesterday, we talked to Ty Bellingham, the new chef at Kittichai, who made the move from Sydney, Australia with his family to bring his Thai food expertise to New York City. Today, he reveals what's in his fridge, a few of his hopes and dreams, and his biggest culture shocks so f ... More >>
Ty BellinghamSydney, Australia transplant Ty Bellingham has taken over the kitchen at Kittichai, one of the city's best reviewed Thai upscale restaurants. His pedigree is as strong as it gets this side of Bangkok -- of course, with a name like Ty, what else would you expect? What changes hav ... More >>
Click to enlarge.A well-shaded Street Piano, hanging out in front of the uptown Astor Place 6-Train stop.Continuing in our series of trenchant coverage on Street Pianos -- New York City's newest experiment in public art, wherein, a bunch of pianos are going to be placed all over New York City ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Kyle Dean ReinfordSherlock's Daughter is New York's newest, awesomest band--"newest" as in, "they just moved here a few weeks ago." Freshly imported from Sydney, Australia, Sherlock's Daughter emplo ... More >>
Your Daily Nude, which has been experiencing a drought, says thank you, Jesus for the World Naked Bike Ride, this year's edition of which has kicked off in several cities, including Melbourne, Sao Paulo, Sydney, Eugene, Oregon, and Newcastle. It has something to do with cars, pollution etc. And it' ... More >>
We'd be remiss if we did not mention that last night New York played host to the finals of the U.S. Pole Dance Championship, sponsored by the U.S. Pole Dance Federation, at the Bleecker Street Theatre. The finalists included four local girls -- Brynlyn Loomis, who "was recently selected to pole danc ... More >>
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