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    October 23, 2014

    Johnny Iuzzini's Sugar Rush Aims to Make You a Better Baker

    Publishers love to send us cookbooks here at Fork in the Road, and often those books come straight from the chefs at some of New York's best restaurants. So we decided to share the love, and each week, we'll feature a new book, a recipe, and a few thoughts on cooking from the authors. Check back Thu ... More >>

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    October 17, 2014

    Quiz: Musician Movie Cameos

    Not all cameos are equally coveted: a good cameo creates an undeniable rush (I know that person!) that widens the eyes and forces the viewer to blurt out the musician's name when he or she appears on the big screen, like Anthony Kiedis in Point Break. An even better cameo is when the musician is cle ... More >>

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    August 27, 2014

    The 10 Best Punk Rock Movies

    Punk rock has been a part of cinema ever since the music blasted out of New York, Los Angeles, and London in the mid to late '70s. In film and on TV, portrayals of punk are often misguided or straight laughable (Hello Quincy! Hi C.H.I.P.S!) But sometimes they get it kinda sorta right. Here now, ou ... More >>

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    August 7, 2014

    Which Sports Franchises Have the Worst Music Taste?

    Sports and music go hand-in-hand -- it's pumped out of every stadium in America, we have jock jams, and, like the "San Diego Super Chargers," some of the oldest traditions in professional team sports are inextricably tied to specific songs. It's why the Miami Dolphins will play that godforsaken figh ... More >>

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    July 18, 2014

    A Brief History of "Weird Al" and Rhyme

    This week sees the release of Mandatory Fun, the 14th studio album from the high priest of parody "Weird Al" Yankovic. Yankovic's uncanny ability to mimic and mock the stylings of his targets are always impressive, especially his endeavors into the world of hip-hop. While "Amish Paradise" and "White ... More >>

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    March 28, 2014

    10 Things to Do for Less Than $10 in NYC This Weekend

    We're giving you a lot of weird stuff to do this weekend. Don't even attempt to question it. Tonight sing-along to your favorite '90s tunes (Color Me Badd, Dr. Dre, etc.) at Union Hall, or dance to a mash-up of Daft Punk and Michael Jackson at the Bell House. Also, there's a Taylor Swift group art s ... More >>

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    February 6, 2014

    A History of Rappers and Boxing

    Yesterday, headlines were made and stomachs were turned with the news that Trayvon Martin-shooter George Zimmerman would be taking part in a "Celebrity Boxing" event. As if the notion of killing a teenager qualifying one as a "celebrity" wasn't enough, it was announced that Zimmerman's opponent woul ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 1, 2014
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    November 14, 2013

    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Theater at Madison Square Garden - 11/13/13

    Macklemore made bold moves when choosing the opening acts for his three-night stand at Madison Square Garden, selecting Mississippi-bred rapper Big K.R.I.T. and Brooklyn legend Talib Kweli, artists with ample street cred and classic rap sensibilities--basically the diametric opposites of the thrift- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    DJ Vadim: "I Ain't Nobody's Bitch"

    It's Tuesday night, and Vadim Peare -- better known as the Soviet-born, London-bred, globally minded DJ Vadim -- is in Philly to play a gig. Or rather, he's just across the river from Philly, in South Jersey, staying at the modest home of a man he'd never met before -- a fan and long-time Facebook ... More >>

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    July 30, 2013

    Ranking the Gathering of the Juggalos Infomercials

    For the fifth consecutive year, the good people at Psychopathic Records have smiled upon us and delivered unto the Internet another magical miracle in the form of their Gathering of the Juggalos infomercial. For those who may not be "down with the clown," the Gathering of the Juggalos is the largest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    Defend Your Ballot: Andrew Winistorfer, Pazz and Jop 2012 Contributor

    You can't really know where you're headed unless you know where you've been. For that reason, we're taking a look back at Pazz & Jop 2012 to drill down into the ballots of contributors and voters who participated. Maybe amongst the rubble we'll find clues about what lies ahead for music lovers in 20 ... More >>

  • Music

    January 16, 2013

    Pazz & Jop: Riff Raff Is Keeping It Surreal

    He's believable as a hip-hop star because nothing he says is true

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Jay-Z Coldplay = Play-Z: A Rundown of Other Oddball Mashups

    On New Year's Eve Brooklyn's Barclays Center will be alive with the monster double-bill of Coldplay and Jay-Z. Two titanic musical entities that have spent the past decade being the epicenter of their genres, their alignment for one night is sure to be a colossal way to bring in the new year. But de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    The Ten Best Concerts in New York This Week, 12/3/12

    Here are the ten best concerts around the city this week, in no particular order.

  • Voice Choices

    November 28, 2012
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    October 29, 2012

    The Most Bizarre Music-Based Halloween Costumes of 2012

    It's the Halloween season once again, and weather permitting (guess what ... IT'S NOT PERMITTING) soon the streets will be flooded with people of all ages in costumes, ready to party. This year, there's a surprising number of costume options for the discerning music fan, so we decided to investigate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    100 & Single: Three Rules To Define The Term "One-Hit Wonder" In 2012

    You could hear the sigh of relief among pop fans a couple of weeks ago, when Carly Rae Jepsen's single with Owl City, "Good Time," broke into the Top 10 on Billboard's Hot 100. In his weekly chart roundup, veteran columnist Paul Grein remarked, "'Good Time' is an appropriately positive title for a ... More >>

  • Film

    June 13, 2012
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    May 11, 2012

    Seven Pink Mother's Day Recipes

    This one is for those who want to show off their cooking skills to mom this weekend. We've gathered some of the best Mother's Day friendly recipes off the web for you -- all of them with a pink flair. Click on the title of the dish to go to the original recipe. Enjoy!

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    April 23, 2012

    Baoguette Cafe's Black Sesame Milkshake: It's Not What You Think

    Price: $4.00 This is a classic example of don't-believe-everything-you-see. Baoguette Cafe's black sesame milkshake is delicious. In fact, it's so delicious we could've sworn it was the real thing. And it is -- sort of.

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    March 6, 2012

    100 & Single: Of Monkees, Michael, and "Maria"—The History Of The Chart-Dominating, Lifestyle-Accessory Album

    Cassandra (Tia Carrere): You've heard it? Wayne (Mike Myers): Exqueeze me? Have I seen this one before? Frampton Comes Alive?! Everybody in the world has Frampton Comes Alive. If you lived in the suburbs you were issued it. It came in the mail with samples of Tide. —Wayne's World 2 (1993) Fo ... More >>

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    August 15, 2011

    Even More Photos From Gathering of the Juggalos 2011

    The lineups for this year's Gathering included Vanilla Ice, George Clinton (in sequence!), Lil Jon, and a disgruntled Juvenile, to name a few. For more, check out our in-depth coverage of the weekend. All photos by Nate "Igor" Smith. ​

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    August 5, 2011

    Radio Hits One: Reality TV Propels Aging Stars Back Into The Top 40

    ​ When I heard that Jennifer Lopez was leveraging her new position as an American Idol judge to launch her new single, premiering the video for "On The Floor" on one episode and performing the song on another, I rolled my eyes at what I thought was her hubris. It'd been less than two years sin ... More >>

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    July 6, 2011

    Screech Is a Juggalo

    Juggal-uh-ohs will never dieYesterday, Charlie Sheen took to Twitter to confirm that the Access Hollywood creature would be hosting one night of this year's 12th annual Gathering of the Juggalos. Soonafter Sheen's four-million followers learned that Sheen is Down with the Clown, Psychopathic Records ... More >>

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    July 1, 2011

    Charlie Sheen Added to the Gathering of the Juggalos

    In May, we reported that Insane Clown Posse's label Psychopathic Records was actively trying to get Charlie Sheen to appear at this year's Gathering of the Juggalos because, well, it would be weird. "I don't know how good it would turn out or not, but I know everybody would want to see what happens, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Q&A: DJ Jazzy Jeff On The Enduring Appeal Of "Summertime"

    "Drums, please!" 20 summers ago, Jazzy Jeff's opening command in the hip-hop classic "Summertime" kickstarted countless barbecues, picnics and long nighttime drives. Little has changed since. In 1991, as producers K. Fingers and Hula were lifting Kool & the Gang's leisurely dulcet "Summer Madness" ... More >>

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    November 23, 2010

    Q&A: Yelawolf Talks Dubstep, Harmony Korine, and Trunk Muzik 0-60

    Hannibal Matthews​Yelawolf began the year with the mixtape Trunk Muzik and he's wrapping up his 2010 with a major label EP, Trunk Muzik 0-60, out today. Between the internet release of his mixtape and the EP's arrival in stores, Yelawolf signed to Interscope records, toured with Wiz Khalifa, s ... More >>

  • Music

    September 8, 2010

    Live from Insane Clown Posse's Gathering of the Juggalos

    Revenge of the losers! Or, what it's like at a four-day reunion of 'the most misunderstood people of all time'

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    December 5, 2008

    What's Beef? Ol' Dirty Bastard Manager Responds to Village Voice

    What follows is an exchange sparked by a Tuesday Sound of the City post about Digging in the Dirt: The Life and Death of ODB. Jarred Weisfeld, Ol' Dirty Bastard's manager at the time of his death, took issue with the way he'd been described. He wanted an explanation, and a chance to publicly defend ... More >>

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    February 11, 2003

    Original Pirate Material

    Queens Upstart Skips the Middleman, Takes on Hip-Hop's Kings of New York