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    March 6, 2014

    PREMIERE: Kristin Mueller's "Fault"

    NYC based indie singer-songwriter Kristin Mueller recently released the gorgeous album Deserts & Long Trails, and in support, she has created the subdued video for the song "Fault." Both the song and its album are folk-pop at its finest and wonderfully raw and intimate. Check out the video after th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2014

    Cheap Laughs: The Best in Independent Comedy This Week, 2/26 - 3/4

    What's that? A beehive? No! It's Oscar buzz. The west coast is gearing up for its annual backslapathon, with all the glamour and glitz the Tinseltown dream factory can possibly secrete, spread over a week of hype. By all means enjoy it, but don't forget that 90% of the Academy crowd started right he ... More >>

  • Art

    January 22, 2014

    Learning From Family Guy

    Entertainment thumps art in shows by Alex Prager

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2013

    Chocolatto: Better than Hot Cocoa

    There is a new warm chocolate confection making its way onto restaurant menus and grocery shelves across New York, and it's worth tossing out the packages of thin and chalky hot cocoa to try it. It's called Dolce Vite Chocolatto, and it was inspired by luxurious Italian hot chocolate.

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2013

    OddFellows Rolls out New Sundaes; Gets Orgasmic

    OddFellows Ice Cream Co. (175 Kent Avenue, 347-599-0556) turns out innovative scoop after innovative scoop, but we've become particularly enamored of the seasonal special sundaes. This past summer, the shop offered a cornbread sundae with blueberries and bacon whipped cream. Now there's a pair of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    Kings County Distillery Heating Up The Whiskey Still of Brooklyn (VIDEO)

    In The Spirit: Kings County Distillery from Eve Turow on Vimeo. Behind the Navy Yard gates sits Kings County Distillery, the first Brooklyn whiskey distillery to open after Prohibition.

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    August 22, 2013

    Anthony Weiner Releases Spanish-Language Campaign Ad [VIDEO]

    Anthony Weiner has one video production team working in overdrive. Yesterday his campaign released yet another ad addressing his receding sex scandal (thank goodness), with the minor difference of being entirely in Spanish.

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Pizzeria Launches Pizza Into Space

    Cili, which is one of the oldest pizza chains in the Baltic, sent a Hawaiian-style pizza high into Earth's atmosphere. It was lifted 30km into the upper levels of the atmosphere using a special balloon, setting the record for the highest an object has been sent from Lithuania.

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2012

    Bakery Workers Occupy Hot & Crusty When Owner Closes It Down Rather Than Allow Union

    Friday was the last day that the Hot & Crusty bakery on 63rd and 2nd Avenue was scheduled to be open. Instead, employees and their supporters took the store over briefly Friday afternoon before police moved in, emptying the shop and arresting six people.

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    August 8, 2012
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    April 11, 2012


    Big Baby Gandhi hits Glasslands

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Q&A: Dinowalrus' Peter Feigenbaum on Co-Starring With Cult Legend Lloyd Kaufman

    In the two years since their woefully under-appreciated debut %, Brooklyn demento-wavers Dinowalrus have been almost completely overhauled, with two-thirds of the trio replaced and their experimental agitations calmed from drum-and-drone loogie to synth-wave drizzle. One remaining consistent is the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    Michael Pollan-Inspired Stop-Animation Video

    Making the ideas in Michael Pollan's Food Rules extremely accessible as well as completely adorable might seem an impossible feat. But it has just been accomplished by two contestants in a competition held by the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, who made a stop-animation video inspired b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2012

    Newyorkland Wants To Get Into NYPD Cops' Heads Behind The Headlines

    A new theater piece by performance group Temporary Distortion wants to get at what it is like to be an NYPD cop. Newyorkland -- which the Voice reviewed this past week -- presents video footage alongside four actors onstage to create a pastiche of scenes that attempt to give the audience a sense of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    The Making Of My Year-End Cover Shoot!

    Musto Occupies 2011! from Village Voice Media on Vimeo. It's all right here in this hilarious, fast-moving video clip full of formations and transformations.

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    Marsha P. Johnson Movie About Legendary Activist/Entertainer

    ​Marsha P. Johnson was the transsexual activist and entertainer who bedecked herself with flowers as she fought for rights and tried to scare up money, whether through prostitution or by befriending people she hoped would be as big-hearted as she was.

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Food Curated Shows Us the Effects of Tropical Storm Irene, In Heartbreaking Detail

    You may have seen photos and read stories about the effects Tropical Storm Irene had on farms upstate. But few people have been able to capture the devastation and personal loss like Liza de Guia in her latest Food Curated mini doc.

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    The Great Band Known As Ponytail Has Broken Up

    ​One of the brightest new bands of recent memory is the Baltimore art-rock outfit Ponytail, whose shape-shifting music and live performances were characterized by a sense of wonderment; listening to their songs was like hearing a group of people constantly stumble upon things that absolutely d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    Watch Some South Bronx Teens Make an Excellent Documentary About Bodegas

    Bodega Down Bronx from the Center for Urban Pedagogy on Vimeo. Here's a good way to go into the weekend: a funny, engaging documentary about one of New York's most lamented food deserts, made by the teenagers who live there. Through a partnership with the Center for Urban Pedagogy, a group of Sout ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Fourth of July Fireworks in Time-Lapse

    Fireworks in Five Seconds--NYC from John Huntington on Vimeo.Already feeling nostalgic for the Fourth of July as you reach the end of your first day back to work? Watch this 20-second time lapse made of the sunset and Macy's fireworks over the Hudson River. It will make you long for a hamburger and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    JR Mural Replaces Kenny Scharf's Piece on the Houston St. Tony Goldman Graffiti Wall

    ​Today, Kenny Scharf's mural on the corner of Houston and Bowery in lower Manhattan was replaced by "Lakota, North Dakota," a piece from JR's Inside Out Project, which he created with the $100,000 TED prize he received to carry out his wish to "turn the world inside out" with art. Inside Out b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    The Dutch Teases Us Mercilessly

    The Dutch from TheDutchNYC on Vimeo. The folks at the Dutch are one crafty lot: only days after the first breathlessly snapped photos of the restaurant's awning began to sprout across the blogosphere, they've sent along a little video designed to further bait onlookers to the point of babbling insa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Food Curated Goes to the (Artisanal) Slaughterhouse

    Meneer Zjeroen/flickrShe's no beefer... but you get the idea.​Last year, the Times ran a piece on the shortage of slaughterhouses in the northeast, which hampers our efforts to eat locally raised meat. CADE ( The Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship) to the rescue. This New ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    This Week, Food Curated Literally Makes Us Drool

    DOUGH Donuts: A Far Cry From The Old Fashioned from SkeeterNYC on Vimeo. If you're looking to while away several minutes looking at images that will actually make you drool, check out Food Curated's newest installment: this week, Liza de Guia trains her lens on Dough, the new-ish Clinton Hill dough ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Fukushima Disaster as Fashion Fodder

    The fashion world is a weird place. It's a surreal land where people wear capes and you aren't allowed to smile. In between runway shows and cocaine-themed cocaine parties, people who inhabit this realm often try to make statements. Avant-garde French fashion magazine EVER produced the above work, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Whole Foods to Spray Green All Over the Big Screen

    ​Whole Foods has announced it will host a monthlong environmental film festival called Do Something Reel in April. Really, it's a program of six documentaries that will be shown in some 70 cities, including New York, from the beginning of April through mid-May.

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    The Slowest Subway Exit You Will Ever See [Video]

    Leaving the subway is not really a "stop and smell the roses" sort of moment -- usually we're hightailing it out of there as fast as we can so as not to get trapped behind a horde of slow-walkers -- so this video that lingers in slow motion on the little details is enlightening and oddly soothing, n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Guess What, New York? We Have Bison Farms, Too!

    Moo-ve over, beef.​Bison farming: Doesn't it just sound like something done in Montana? Well, it is. But it's also a New York thing. Food Curated takes a tour of North Quarter Farm in Riverhead, Long Island, which has been raising bison for some 30 years. As has recently been reported, bison m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    What Would Planets Look Like If They Orbited Earth as Close as the Moon? [VIDEO]

    There's a full moon tonight, which means ERs will be crowded, tides will be amplified and stark naked men will awake tomorrow in London's Hyde Park, wondering why blood is dripping from their chins. When you look up at the sky tonight, try to imagine what it would look like if, say, Jupiter or Neptu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2011

    The Other Potential 2012 Presidential Candidates Clear Sarah Palin's Hurdle

    ​While Sarah Palin bemoaned the state of public discourse as it flew from sorrow and mourning to finger-pointing, the nation itself grabbed a popcorn bucket and sat back while she attempted a curious, teleprompted defense. Some commentators are questioning what effect her bloody awful choice o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Meet the Finalists of Next Week's 'Next Big Small Brand' Competition

    The Next Big Small Brand Finalist #3: Liddabit Sweets from SkeeterNYC on Vimeo The second annual Next Big Small Brand competition takes place at Brooklyn Winery in Williamsburg on January 12. Food Curated has documented the five finalists selected by the Rooster Group design and marketing firm, wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    Food Curated Has Your Locally Sourced Feast of the Seven Fishes Right Here

    Keeping Afloat: Why Supporting Small, Local Commercial Fishermen is Important from SkeeterNYC on Vimeo. Whether you're cooking seven fishes or just one, Food Curated has the 411 on why you should source your swimmers locally. They get on an effing boat (!) to film this mini doc with PE & DD Seafood ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Watch Last Night's Eclipse in Time-Lapse Video

    Did you catch the eclipse last night? Or did you only watch it in your pillow? Fear not, here's a pretty cool time-lapse video of what you missed. Turn down the creepy-dramatic music and sub in whatever's to your liking. Winter Solstice Lunar Eclipse from William Castleman on Vimeo.The Atlantic als ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    JoeDoe Re-Creates Dunkin' Donuts' Sausage-Pancake Bites

    JoeDoe makes Dunkin' Donuts Sausage Pancake Balls! from Jena Steinbach on Vimeo. There's hope for those who crave the intimate congress of sausage and pancake batter but were, like us, underwhelmed by Dunkin' Donuts' benighted sausage-pancake bites. It comes courtesy of Joe Doe proprietor Joe Dobi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Dom DeMarco Gets the Documentary Treatment With 'The Best Thing I Ever Done'

    The Best Thing I Ever Done HQ from MargaretEmily MacKenzie on Vimeo. If you're looking for a fun way to spend 16 minutes and 54 seconds, then click on the link above. It will take you to The Best Thing I Ever Done, a documentary about Di Fara's Dom DeMarco made by Margaret Emily MacKenzie. What it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    This is What the IAC Building Looks Like on Drugs (Video)

    Those crazy kids of IAC-owned video sharing service Vimeo had an awards show last night, and to celebrate, they lit up the IAC building with a projection light show, which a New York Times reporter caught and put on -- of course -- YouTube. This is also, incidentally, how the College Humor kids se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Kings of Pastry Playing at Film Forum Through Sept. 28

    KINGS OF PASTRY Theatrical Trailer from Pennebaker Hegedus Films on Vimeo. Although it premiered last Wednesday, we'd like to give a shout-out to Kings of Pastry, the new documentary from Chris Hegedus and DA Pennebaker playing at Film Forum through Sept. 28. While shows like Top Chef: Just Dessert ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    Grading the New York Times' East Village Hyperlocal Slave Labor Experiment, Now Live

    ​The New York Times has now launched their hyperlocal news blog run by NYU students -- some of the most hoodwinked-by-tuition-costs in the nation -- for free. How is it?

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    The Mel Gibson Crossword Puzzle: We Have a Winner!

    ‚ÄčOn Monday morning, we posted Runnin' Scared's very first original puzzle contest: a crossword based on assorted quotes from Lethal Weapon 3 star and well-established sociopath Mel Gibson. The prize? Any Mel Gibson DVD of our winner's choice ($24.99 MSRP or less). And we have now received our winn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    The Brooklyn Grange Gets the Food Curated Treatment

    The Brooklyn Grange: NYC's Biggest Rooftop Farm from SkeeterNYC on Vimeo. Beauty shots of lettuce and basil abound in this look at Brooklyn Grange, the (nearly) 40,000-square-foot rooftop farm in Long Island City, Queens. You can buy the farm's produce at The Brooklyn Grange Farmer's Market, Robert ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Food Curated Goes to the Brooklyn Flea (and You Might Want to This Weekend, Too)

    Food Artisan Incubator: The Brooklyn Flea from SkeeterNYC on Vimeo. Yes, you've seen much of this before. But never as told by food documentarist Liza de Guia. Get your locavorish outdoor market food porn on in the capital of the genre, Brooklyn, as Food Curated goes to the Brooklyn Flea. And while ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    Food Curated Takes the Gastronauts Challenge

    An Eating Club for the Brave: The Gastronauts from SkeeterNYC on Vimeo. Ever wanted to eat a fist-size lump of cod sperm? How about live baby shrimp? Let Curtiss Calleo and Ben Pauker, founders of Gastronauts, guide you through it. Food Curated's latest video takes a look at the culinary adventure ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Sad Things for Lonely People: Baby Sloths (Video)

    These sloths aren't particularly sad -- in fact, from the looks of things, they're pretty happy -- but they do make us very sad that adopting a baby sloth is probably a bad idea what with our workload and studio apartment and whatnot. Because the levels of adorable represented at the Aviarios Sloth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Here's a Cool Video Portrait of Greenpoint's Lomzynianka

    Lomzynianka Final from elizabeth leitzell on Vimeo. Food Curated's Liza de Guia isn't the local food scene's only documentarian: our intrepid freelancer Keith Wagstaff and his friend Elizabeth Leitzell have collaborated on a nifty photo and video essay about Lomzynianka, a Polish restaurant in Gree ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    The Red Hook Vendors Return

    NYC Food Guy's Favorites at the Red Hook Ball Fields from NYC Food Guy on Vimeo.This weekend was the grand opening of the Red Hook Ballfield vendors. Refresh your memory by checking out NYC Food Guy's video on the best dishes the seasonal Latin American food fair has to offer. He's got a helpful map ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    Early Bird Granola Celebrates One Year with New Flavor: Choc-a-doodle-doo!

    Early Bird Granola: A Salty, Sweet Step Towards Mindful Eating from SkeeterNYC on Vimeo. Early Bird Granola debuted about a year ago with its salty-sweet, olive oil-toasted granola. Founder Nekisia Davis is marking the occasion with the launch of a new Easter-appropriate flavor dubbed Choc-a-doodle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Vivian Girls Played a "Nearly Acoustic" Set at SXSW, Thanks to the Austin Chill Wave

    Rebecca SmeyneVivian Girls The biggest shocker of this year's SXSW was that it was bitterly cold in Austin on Saturday. Seriously freezing, out of nowhere, 37 degrees. The kind of abnormal Texas temperature that had yours truly shamefully wearing legwarmers purchased off the street (?!?) because th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    Liza de Guia Channels Her Inner Food Network with Food.Curated

    Liza de Guia is building her own one-woman food network on Vimeo, called food.curated. The series of mini documentaries features chefs, bakers, beekeepers, fishermen, and farmers, mostly from Brooklyn and Long Island. (For those of you whose New York geography is shady, Brooklyn is on Long Island. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    Whitney's Biennial, a 37-Artist Exhibition, Opens Tonight in Greenpoint, In Honor of Whitney Houston's "Comeback Album." Plus, Free Limo Rides!

    Whitney Houston's I Look To You--hailed by her handlers as her post-crack-allegations, post-Bobby, post-reality-TV "comeback album"--hits the world this Tuesday, September 1. Because you're terribly excited about hearing this masterpiece, SOTC's here to inform you that it's currently streaming at ... More >>

  • Music

    April 8, 2008

    Rock and ROFL: The Princes of Comedy

    Alt-comedians celebrate the joy of the up-and-coming (or down-and-out) comedian

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