An interactive theater experience with the Booth Brothers
Beach House and others revive Gene Clark's album
Colum McCann crosses oceans and rivers
See Albert Hammond Jr.’s favorite flick
Tig Notaro and crew take their podcast live
Last week we, the people, demanded that the president release the recipes for his White House home brews -- the beers he enjoys so much, he is carrying some along the campaign trail. How did the White House respond? By making adorable beer puns and sharing the recipes, at last: With public excitem ... More >>
George Washington loses his head, plus some other good decay
As the 100-year anniversary of the Titanic comes to end tonight, millions of people reflected on one of history's greatest mysteries today in more ways than one. In Houston, a $12,000-a-plate, 10-course dinner was served to whoever wanted to (or could afford to) relive the last supper held befo ... More >>
Sarah Vowell invites you to a luau
Every day this month, in conjunction with our Feb. 1 cover story "Philip Glass, An East Village Voice," Sound of the City will post excepts of interviews with Glass and his collaborators, as well as reviews of several concerts celebrating his 75th birthday. Today we're publishing the portion of our ... More >>
Straight from the files of "Historical Shit That Can't Be Made Up," we woke up this morning to a pretty unbelievable email from the Thomas Jefferson Foundation with the subject line, "Taste: Chocolate at Monticello." Oh my, we thought, before opening it. Surely someone in TJ's PR office might be s ... More >>
Public artist Leon Reid IV wants to turn Union Square's classical equestrian statue of George Washington -- you know, our first American president, that guy with the wig, on the horse -- into just another subway-map-gazing, fanny-pack-wearing, camera-toting tourist. At least it's a tourist on ... More >>
Last night Sarah Palin met Mr. Donald Trump for dinner at Famous Famiglia's in Times Square, where the two -- horror of horrors -- ate their pepperoni pizza with a knife and fork (a knife and fork!). Today, Palin has continued in her authentic experience of our great city by touring Ellis and ... More >>
Dear Empire State Building, Happy 80th! Wow, that's old. You were born (completed, really, is the word) on May 1st, 1931, during the Great Depression. Standing 1,454' 8 9/166" tall, you were the tallest building in the world for forty years! A masterpiece of Art Deco design (although -- let ... More >>
At McSorley's in the East Village, there's a chandelier (more of a mobile, really) made of poultry wishbones. Since the watering hole has been around since the 1850s, the decoration skews older -- "that portrait of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, or that wanted poster for John Wilkes Booth," for i ... More >>
Life Always, an anti-abortion group, revealed a giant new billboard today at Sixth Avenue and Watts Street in the New York City neighborhood of SoHo, featuring a picture of a young black girl and text that reads, "The most dangerous place for an African American is in the womb." Underneath is ... More >>
Let Justin Bond put a spell on you
A President's coming-out
A bicentennial tribute to a great American
A Communist and a fugitive get cozy
A friend just called this to my attention (via Jezebel). It's the first episode of a show called Great Depression Cooking, featuring a 90-something, pretty adorable woman named Clara showing you the dishes that her family used to cook during the Great Depression. Well, hooray, we're all poor again, ... More >>
For your Friday afternoon viewing pleasure, a very odd history of US warfare as told by food--starring hamburgers, pretzels, matzo, kimchi, sushi and kabobs. If you never thought of the Cold War in terms of beef stroganoff before... A cheat sheet to all the foods/battles is here.
Here's the highlight reel of a Con Ed surveillance tape of US Airways Flight 1459 going down on the Hudson River. You can see the first moments of the plane in the water, people filing onto the wings (which from this distance looks rather calm and orderly) and rescuers from the New York Waterways fe ... More >>
Vetiver gains new focus on what's outta sight
A couple hundred young people, with reinforcements rotating in and out, clambered over Union Square Park tonight to celebrate the result of the Presidential election. They climbed light poles and the statue of George Washington carrying flags, until the cops made them get down. They banged pots and ... More >>
When, in the course of human events, it can't wait any longer
Building a case for a prosecution that likely won't happen
Russell Banks discusses his new novel
Far Asian psych rockers sling icy pellets, run gorgeous rings
Rumsfeld warns that the enemy can succeed in changing our way of life. It already has.
Alberto Gonzales's record as assistant chief executioner under George Bush in Texas
Cardinal Edward Egan faces a defining moment in the 2004 race for the White House
Reagan took New Dealer Demos for a rideand he never returned them
A scholar's trove shows even old New York was once New Amsterdam. Party on!
Powers Formerly Reserved Only for Kings
What the Sodomy Ruling Has Changedand What It Hasn't
'Are You Living in This World, Mr. Kansteiner?'
'All of Us Are in Danger'
It Was Hitler Who Outlawed Free Speech
A Top Man Is Not a Leader