He spent five years in jail awaiting trial. Call it justice, Queens-style.
This month, to celebrate the Internet's unbridled love for wallowing in nostalgia and even greater relishing of talking about why certain cultural artifacts are horrible, Sound of the City presents First Worsts, a series in which our writers remember the first time... they ever hated a song enough t ... More >>
In an industry that rewards greed and egocentrism, tenor saxophonist Neal Sugarman has made a career out of selflessness. On record and onstage, Sugarman plays only what is needed: a big, percussive horn blast here, a raw R&B riff there. And career-wise, he has done much the same: in 2001, when both ... More >>
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Izod Center Tuesday, April 3 Better than: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in any of the 49 other states. At 11:06 p.m., seated in the press box at the Izod Center, it's hard not to like Bruce Springsteen. His last three songs have been, in order, "Ou ... More >>
Jimmy Castor was a smart aleck; a wise guy; a clean shit-talker with so much joie de vivre you had to laugh even when his truth-telling smacked you upside the head. So when he died this past Martin Luther King Jr. Day at 71 near his home outside of Las Vegas, far away from the streets of Harlem he o ... More >>
Benjamin LozovskyAlabama Shakes Lakeside Lounge Friday, December 10 Better than: Alabama (the band and the state). The banks of the Mississippi swell and contract in a brutally accelerated pace, not unlike the current cycle of Internet-fueled indie stardom. Channeling the bona fide heart of ... More >>
All hail A Thousands Suns, the finest dystopian fusion a major label can buy
The Times. New York magazine, Spinner et alia will show you slides from the Brooklyn Museum's Who Shot Rock 'n' Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present exhibit. They sure didn't get press like this for Reflections on the Electric Mirror: New Feminist Video. The show opened this we ... More >>
A soul giant comes back to center stage
New York's literary community remembers two dominant, departed presences
Plainfield's Tyrone Ashley once rivaled George Clinton. He may get his doo-wop due yet.
A.J. Liebling had an eye for the beauty of a con and an ear for the city's idioms
NYU's Renaissance Man Contemplates the Fate of the African Expat
Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
'Hoop Dreams' Director Steve James Rebounds With 'Stevie'
Blues You Can Use Before History Uses You
Rock And Rap Shows Bed-Spring Into Action
All My Ex's Don't Live in Paris, Texas