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 >>
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 >>
Entertainment thumps art in shows by Alex Prager
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.
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 >>
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.
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.
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.
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.
Big Baby Gandhi hits Glasslands
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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.
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 >>
Interesting factoid: the Watergate scandal caused enrollment in journalism schools to be at an all-time high in 1974, since budding journalists wanted to be just like Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. JY CINEMASHUP - All the President's Boys from Jeff Yorkes on Vim ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Gorgeously clattering Brooklyn duo Buke & Gass are fast becoming an SOTC favorite (download a track from their new record, Riposte, here), named after the bizarre homemade instruments that fuel their arty, chaotic noise-pop. They've made a quick, loud, exuberant video for the Riposte track "P ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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?
On 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
The Underground Lobster Pound: A Purist, An Apartment & The Perfect Lobster Roll - *food curated* from SkeeterNYC on Vimeo. Liza Mosquito de Guia of food.curated will be on the panel at Afternoon Snack, a New York new food media event at Whole Foods Bowery this Friday. Her latest mini documentary ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
The Feedbag goes to the Big Apple Barbeque Block Party from The-Feedbag on Vimeo. If you're not sick of the Big Apple BBQ Block Party post-mortems yet, check out The Feedbag's Josh Ozersky wandering the meaty aisles. Looks like he agrees with us that Big Bob Gibson's pork shoulder was the one to be ... More >>