We just got word that The Julie Ruin are cancelling all their live tour dates through September, including our own 4Knots Music Festival, due to Kathleen Hanna's recent relapse with Lyme Disease. If you've seen the excellent documentary about her, The Punk Singer (now streaming on Netflix, btw), or ... More >>
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
It's frightening that we are already one week deep into September and are marching towards shorter, cooler days. For many, the change in weather means a welcome return to red wine. But what do you drink when the humidity abates yet temps still hover in the shorts and t-shirt zone?
Yes, after 90 years, the mini hot dog has finally arrived at Union Square -- but without Zippy Sauce. I'm a big fan of the tiny hot dogs found almost exclusively in the Albany area, and have been known to travel to places like Troy, Cohoes, and Schenectady, New York just for a taste. These miniatu ... More >>
Robert SietsemaShake Shack's Chicago-style hot dog Mark L. Asks: I've been craving a Chicago-style hot dog. Who makes the best one in New York? Dear Mark: Having spent several years living in Chicago, I can appreciate your love of the Chicago-style hot dog, which differs from the classic Ne ... More >>
I wish George Michael the best as he battles his terrible health problem. The 48-year-old "I Want Your Sex" singer suffered agonizing chest pains and breathing difficulties in Vienna and was rushed to the hospital, where a doctor said George has "community-acquired pneumonia." And then George's pu ... More >>
David Esbjornson's Shakespeare production puts an urban hell in Central Park
"The Chicago-style hot dog," Zeph Courtney says, "is a classic piece of American food culture. It's a very, very specific thing. There's one way to do it right, and every other way is wrong." "And we're going to do it right," adds Liz Schroeter Courtney.
The Transport Group and the Lincoln Center Festival mount shows that could use bigger aspirations
New York's neighborhood galleries battle the museum malaise
Would you believe that even my hometown of Cincinnati--primarily noteworthy for Italianate townhouses, imploding professional sports teams, and homicide--supported a respectable repertory movie theater up until 1996? Once shuttered, the lease was grabbed by a Shakespeare Festival. Moviehouses closin ... More >>
all photos by Sam Horine Last Sunday, Banksy quietly opened the Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grille. I went yesterday, twice. (I was really hungry.) I wrote down the complete menu.
From Garrel to Packard, it's a great year for Film Comment Selects
Opera Jawa is the Indonesian morality musical of the year
Tradition and innovation meet in a gleaming world
From diving bells to red balloons, the NYFF's critical condition
"Cocksure" behavior leads to trouble for all in Phallacy
Acht, the wild cliques! Jon Savage documents the pre-history of youth subculture
Acknowledging a mentor and questioning a tradition
More Toronto highlights, from Nazis to anarchists
Superb performers in their late-days prime stage a cabaret
Novelist Douglas Coupland's high lonesome
The whole megillah: Crossing the globe, Jewish films examine immigration and identity
Skilled chef moonlights in the gym
Brilliant Belgian dancers will appear at Mostly Mozart
On the couch with photographer Shellburne Thurber: 'I realized this is really strange'
"I'm Never Wrong" vs. "This Is What I'm Good At"
Giuliani, the Great Race Divider, Says He'll Be Europe's Healer
Rediscovering a German Connoisseur of Sex
Unleashing the Newest Breeds of Frankfurters
A Virtuoso Evens the Score
Five Days, Five Plays
James Levine and His Met Orchestra Take Down the Stars
A Guide to Finding News From Far-Flung Places