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  • Blogs

    September 30, 2014

    Father/Son NYC Grindcore Band Vomit Fist's New Video Is 48-Seconds of Blood and Puke

    Some teens spend their last year of high school succumbing to senioritis, but New York drummer Leo "Lurkrot" Didkovsky started a grindcore band--with his dad. Behold the bloody fruits of Vomit Fist in "Under the Rind," the new (48-second!) music video by this multigenerational trio. See also: The T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2014

    This Weekend's Five Best Food Events

    Fall is the most glorious time of the year in New York City, so get out and enjoy the things that are going on around town. Start with one of these events.

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2014

    The Rise of Chocolate and Innovators of American Cuisine: What to Do This Week

    From discussions on chocolate to a spring sake festival, this week holds a number of chances for culinary education. And if you haven't yet had the chance to purchase our Choice Eats tickets for an old fashioned tasting extravaganza, here's your last chance for $60 tickets -- they'll be $70 at the d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2014

    And Now, the Answers to Our 2013 News Quiz, Plus the Super Smart Contest Winner

    At the end of 2013, before our collective spirits had been broken by the endless Polar Vortexes inflicted upon us, we extended a challenge to you, our readers: show us what you remember about the past year in news. Our 2013 news quiz brought in lots and lots of people willing to take that challenge ... More >>

  • Books

    September 25, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    What's Happening: Earth Day at Edi and the Wolf; Boulud's Dalmore Single-Malt Comes to New York

    Monday, April 22 Earth Day at Edi and the Wolf Edi and the Wolf, the Austrian spot on Avenue C, will celebrate Earth Day today with a four-course menu featuring "sustainable springtime ingredients" paired with biodynamic wine producers from Austria. The restaurant promises garlic soup, white asparag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    The Top 20 NYC Rap Albums of All Time: The Complete List

    Any list of the Greatest New York Rap Albums of All Time is, essentially, a list of simply the Greatest Rap Albums of All Time. The genre was invented here, after all, and over the years -- from early days to Golden Age and onward-- the city's hip-hop history has been an embarrassment of riches. Fas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    The Top 20 NYC Rap Albums of All Time: 10 - 1

    Any list of the Greatest New York Rap Albums of All Time is, essentially, a list of simply the Greatest Rap Albums of All Time. The genre was invented here, after all, and over the years -- from early days to Golden Age and onward-- the city's hip-hop history has been an embarrassment of riches. Fas ... More >>

  • News

    January 2, 2013

    Tribeca Twelve: Recovery House

    A new college residence offers students 12-step living—for a price

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Q&A: Black Bananas' Jennifer Herrema On Rad Times Express, Neil Hagerty, Royal Trux, And The Curse Of Opening For The Stones

    Jennifer Herrema has helped define the underground rock scene since the 1980s, thanks to her constant pushing forward of both music and style. In her youth, Herrema cavorted with the straight-edge hardcore rascals in D.C. (she felt more at home with the stoners); she scurried off to New York City at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    Seven Speaker-Shattering Busta Rhymes Guest Verses

    Busta Rhymes will headline this year's 2012 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival with a performance down under the borough's namesake bridge on Saturday. With a stash of rap anthems that includes "Pass The Courvoisier," "Woo-Ha!! (Got You All In Check)," and "Hands Where My Eyes Can See," the big man's set is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    Singing Protestors Strike Again; New School Students Interrupt Brooklyn Foreclosure Sale

    Well, looks like that grumpy Chinese restaurant we profiled has been saved from being sold! Yesterday, singing protestors struck Brooklyn Supreme Court with a foreclosure blockade again. The courts, as we've written over the past several weeks, have gotten more and more paranoid and protective aga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Students Say "Fuck Ass-Kissing" and Other Highlights From The OWS Student Walkout

    Gennady Kolker (The Nation Magazine)/Twitter​Hundreds, if not thousands of college students gathered at Union Square yesterday for a mass student walk in tandem with Occupy Wall Street's Day of Action and they had choice words for the establishment that keeps them drowning in debt and without ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    New York City Dorms Are Insanely Expensive

    wikipediaThe room and board is too damn high -- especially at The New School.​In last week's cover story on student debt at NYU, we noted that part of the issue is that New York City is just a very expensive place to live. Illustrating that point, a list released today of the most expensive c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    NYC Students Stage Walkouts in Solidarity with Occupy Wall Street

    Inspired by Occupy Wall Street, students from around New York will walk out of their classes and march down to City Hall this afternoon. Once at City Hall, the students will join the larger Community/Labor March to Wall Street, which already has almost 3,000 people attending on Facebook. A few mont ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    The Five Best Moments On Yo! MTV Raps

    MTV turns 30 on Monday. To celebrate, we're running a bunch of pieces on the channel, its legacy, and its future. ​ Debuting during the golden year of '88, Yo! MTV Raps revolutionized TV coverage of hip-hop music. Of course, hip-hop videos existed long before Yo! launched—Grandmaster Fl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Where's Waldo? Comes Alive at Washington Square Park on Saturday

    ​Where's Waldo? The question we've all been asking since childhood will be answered Saturday. Here's a hint: he's somewhere around Washington Square Park. Or at least a version of him. Teams of two wearing red and white stripes will be hunting for the elusive children's book character come to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2009

    Yet Another New School Occupation in Progress!

    photos by Robert Sietsema Apparently students are taking over the New School, again. (You may recall they did this in December, too.) The New School Free Press says about 60 students bum-rushed the Albert List building at 65 Fifth Avenue around 5:00 a.m. They've got some demonstrators out front, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2009

    New New School Occupation: Endgame

    twitpic by onesix Robert reports: "I'm now on 14th st and 5th ave among a group of about 200 sympathizers, demonstrators and gawkers that the cops keep herding from place to place. Both camera and phone almost out of electricity!" Well done, faithful servant, but the New School occupation seems to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    Games-Based Grade School to Open in New York

    People who think the ability to play games is a neglected form of pure knowledge will be pleased to hear that the Institute of Play, in cooperation with the Pearson Foundation and The New School and with a MacArthur grant, is opening "Quest to Learn, New York's school for digital kids," next year wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    James Beard: The Quintessential American Epicure

    Photo by Dan Wynn, ©Elisabeth Wynn and courtesy of the James Beard Foundation.A totally non-Valentine themed event, and a totally affordable one, is to be had tomorrow night at the New School. As part of their "Culinary Luminaries" series, the school's Food Studies program considers the life and wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    New School Occupied; Kerrey, Cops on Premises

    Last night a group of students from the New School (and from other local schools, in solidarity) "reclaimed the cafeteria at the New School University as an autonomous student center." (Amor y Resistencia has photos.) Their grievances are several: mainly they seem to be protesting the impending stat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2008

    Study Finds 1/5 of NYC K-8 Students Miss Month or More of School

    The New York Times has a story that will not be news to local schoolteachers: according to a New School study, about 20 percent of the city's K-8 students missed a month or more of school last year. The Department of Education -- which, we saw from its recent School Report Cards, is given to pecul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2008

    Women Politicos Ponder Clinton's Next Move

    Now that Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton has conceded the Democratic presidential nomination and endorsed Senator Barack Obama, speculation has turned to what her historic race means in the long run for women in politics, and what her immediate political future might look like. Given the raw feelin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2005

    Bob Kerrey's Buzz Cut

    The news that Bob Kerrey is considering a run for mayor has rocked the New York political world like a freak 70-foot wave. But waves pass, and this one is starting to look more like a swell than a tsunami. As the strategist for one Democrat already in the race told me Monday, "Kerrey is just noise ... More >>