This weekend, the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival will take over Williamsburg for the fifth year running. (So it's technically the Williamsburg Electronic Music Festival, but who's counting when you're drunk and dancing to Nick Catchdubs at 4 a.m.?) Last year's Festival brought Matthew Dear, Beat ... More >>
Here's the big difference between 2012 and 2001.
Back in 2001, a private eye with a history of inserting himself into high-profile cases put out a self-published book with the really strange title of O.J. Is Guilty But Not of Murder. I read the book, interviewed the author, spent some time observ ... More >>
opentable.comThe product of blood, sweat, and tearsIt's almost time for the Oscars. That is, the Oscars of the food world: the James Beard Foundation Awards. Today marked the announcement of the restaurant and chef semifinalists, who were chosen from a record 28,000 online entries. Finalists ... More >>
"Glo-fi" or "chil-wave", that sub-sub-sub genre of electronic indie pop, was kind of a big deal at SXSW this year. Well, as big of a deal as something solely focused on trying to sound like Christopher Cross on muscle relaxers can be in 2010 at a constantly internet-streaming, forever re-twee ... More >>
Will the spirit of James Beard smile upon New York chefs?The James Beard Foundation announced its list of semi-finalists for the annual James Beard Awards today, kicking off the food world's very own Oscar season scrum. The semi-finalists were selected from a pool of 21,000 online entries; th ... More >>
The cooks from Hapa Kitchen pose for an exclusive Village Voice photo after serving hundreds at the Brooklyn Yards.
According to the Hapa Kitchen website, "hapa" is a Hawaiian word used to describe people of mixed race, generally half Asian and half Western. Now a consortium of cooks ... More >>
This week Bones, intrepid art-world raconteur, is humbled at the MoMA retrospective of the live-fast, die-young German artist Martin Kippenberger. Call him both tank and gnome...
There are people you encounter, perhaps twice in your lifetime, with more magnetism and extreme enthusi ... More >>
The semifinalists for the illustrious James Beard awards have been announced, with a quite a few hometown favorites in the lot, including Dan Barber and Tom Colicchio in the the Outstanding Chef category; Babba and Jean George for Outstanding Restaurant; Corton, Momofuku Ko, and Scarpetta for ... More >>
"The Tundra" was a benefit held last Saturday night for 826NYC, billed to include not just music from Tim Adams and Golden Bones but readings from people as varied as Pepi Ginsberg and Blake Schwarzenbach, formerly of Jawbreaker, Jets to Brazil and, most recently (and not formerly yet, I don't thi ... More >>