Kansas-born, New York-based Katie Buchanan isn't afraid to play her guitar from a place of cynicism. Her sonically sparse new EP Go officially comes out Tuesday, August 5th, and she's celebrating it with a pre-release party this Sunday, August 3rd, at the Rockwood Music Hall and a new video for the ... More >>
By Julie Seabaugh Between releasing stand-up special Mostly Sex Stuff on DVD and blu-ray, debuting the first 10 episodes of sketch/stand-up/interview series Inside Amy Schumer and announcing a 33-date national theater tour, native New Yorker Amy Schumer had one helluva 2013. There was also the mat ... More >>
Richard Nelson says farewell to the Apples with Regular Singing
Take a bite out of Lucky Peach
In our concrete jungle, few species of humans are as ubiquitous and dangerous as WRITERS. Not to be confused with writers, WRITERS are a breed best characterized by their habitat (over-priced speakeasies) and their method of stalking romantic prey ("I mean, I want to write a sitcom.") Though it is ... More >>
The Rolling Stone writer penned the introduction for the latest edition of the book.
Ray Bradbury, the author and sci-fi legend, died this morning in Los Angeles at the age of 91. Bradbury, who sold over eight million copies of his books, and wrote for television, film, and theater, received the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters from the National Book Foundati ... More >>
The way Danny Brown raps isn't identical to the way Danny Brown talks, but in conversation with the Michigan MC, a few similarities pop up: the wheezy hyena chuckles, the dry sense of humor, the easy confidence, the sense that he can murder this interview shit day or night, awake or asleep, braided ... More >>
Bits from Mary Gaitskill, Tao Lin, and Michael Cunningham
Patti Smith divulges her writing process
Michal NanoruThis month marks the publication of Best Music Writing 2011, the annual anthology of top-notch scribing about music2010 pieces by the likes of Nitsuh Abebe, Ann Powers, and Jessica Hopper are collected in the book, which this year was edited by New Yorker classical-music c ... More >>
They have overdosed on coffee, written on layovers in Canada, traveled from the Netherlands, put pen to pad on a packed tram headed to Roosevelt Island, and made time for writing even after dealing with a parent's heart attack. They're New York City's NaNoWriMo participants, and no, they didn't do ... More >>
Almost a year and a half after starting a Tumblr dedicated to reviewing each of the five reviews that appear on Pitchfork every day, David Shapirocolloquially known by the name of his blog, Pitchfork Reviews Reviewsis releasing The World's First Perfect Zine, a New York Times-ment ... More >>
Looking for a loophole?Just three days ago, we pointed out that a White House petition regarding Scientology had a long way to go to meet its Monday deadline of 5,000 signatures. But a big surge in signatures pushed the petition past 5,000 last night. And now, the Obama administration will ... More >>
My own schizoid ride between notoriety and nothingness.
The one we talked about last week, amidst almost as much speculation as the time we heard a country chanteuse was coming out and we guessed the wrong one. And this time it's...
Andrew GrantRoberto Santibañez is truly MexicanPark Slope restaurant Fonda has become a popular dining destination for authentic Mexican cuisine. So its patrons should be very excited that its chef and owner, Roberto Santibañez, has just published a comprehensive cookbook called Truly Mexi ... More >>
"A guy got shot in the head at a club and the brain pieces were on the mirror -- as I was running out I took a glance at it." Pharoahe Monch is talking about the most unfortunately explicit thing he saw growing up in the same Southside Jamaica, Queens neighborhood that 50 Cent would later myt ... More >>
That's what an illiterate charmer told me in a letter attacking my column detailing 41 reasons why I hate NYC. (I think I just found reason 42.) That particular column has gotten all kinds of toasts and huzzahs, but this guy clearly read it while puking whatever guts he has left. Here's the letter ... More >>
Junot Díaz at CUNY It’s hard to say whether aspiring young writers would really want to emulate the career of the excellent award-winning Dominican-American author Junot Díaz. On the one hand, his hit debut novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, about a comic-book obsessed “g ... More >>