Beach House and others revive Gene Clark's album
Tig Notaro and crew take their podcast live
A musical from Black 47's Larry Kirwan
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 >>
Rick Perry gave an interview to Parade Magazine (this week's issue was, yet again, almost completely devoid of any coverage on parades or the parade-attending lifestyle) and people are needling him for comments he made about Barack Obama's birth certificate. He told the interviewer that he ha ... 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 >>
Inspiring words from Lincoln to Amway
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 >>
Double the Bo.Despite the media focusing on any number of alleged "gaffes" on the part of President Obama (awkward toast, a car getting stuck, etc.), the Obamas have been quite etiquette-appropriate in terms of giving presents to their hosts. The following items have been given, according to ... 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
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 ... More >>
A new morning dawns for Brian Wilson
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.
There's a long, rich history of big-time talkers. You have a few hours?
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
A scholar's trove shows even old New York was once New Amsterdam. Party on!
Powers Formerly Reserved Only for Kings
Black History Firsthand
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