The early rise of the Fat Boys is an unfairly overlooked rap story. Having broken through as mainstream figures in the mid-'80s, an ascent helped by collaborations with Chubby Checker, William "The Refrigerator" Perry and Robert Englund's Freddy Krueger character, the oversized hip-hop trio have bee ... More >>
Like to eat great food and maybe even obsessed with it? Consider yourself a foodie? You may be suffering from a lesion in the right anterior lobe of the brain, in a condition known as Gourmand Syndrome.
Philip Glass and Friends Tibet House U.S. Benefit w/Laurie Anderson, Tim Fain, Das Racist, Antony, Lou Reed, Stephin Merritt, and Rahzel
Monday, February 13
Better than: Seeing how most ethnic Tibetans live.
Last night's all-star benefit at Carnegie Hall began with a performance by ... More >>
Archangeli/FlickrMelanie M. Asks: I'm living in New York as an exchange student from Geneva and I miss my Swiss cuisine from home! Do you know of any restaurants where I can find veal cordon bleu?
Dear Melanie: While chicken cordon bleu is a relatively common (though somewhat passé) ... More >>
Hugo Douster is all over the place, in terms of both the French DJ's schedule (which in the last week has taken him through Norway, Switzerland, France, and tonight Brooklyn, where he'll kick off his North American tour) and his sound. The traveling helps, as the producer's influences vary fr ... More >>
Our love for both hip-hop scribe Dave Tompkins (read our "mega q&a" regarding his essential new vocoder-history book How to Wreck a Nice Beach here) and rap/street-art icon Rammellzee (read our obit, following his death a few weeks back, here), so the former's tribute to the latter is essenti ... More >>
Who does booze best?The boozefest-slash-cocktailing convention that is Tales of the Cocktail will take place July 21-25 in New Orleans. Each year, a mini awards ceremony names the best bars and bartenders in the country and beyond. This year, the nominees are...
The good people of Zurich were recently treated to this improbable spectacle; Rihanna's guitar player doesn't seem to know the song, but that never stopped anybody. Evidently this tune was so cathartic she busted up a rib, but she's alright now. Expect to see here on a red carpet in a BLUR = SHITE ... More >>
Exiting with class, something Bloomberg was unable to do.Outgoing Manhattan DA Robert Morgenthau gave New Yorkers a $268 million present yesterday -- their share of a huge, $536 million deal reached with a very rich Swiss bank that admitted having illegally routed Iranian funds through the U. ... More >>
Darco TT/flickrThe Post reported yesterday that Dans Le Noir?, the Paris-based restaurant chain that hires blind waiters to serve "surprise" menus to diners under the veil of total darkness, is planning to open a New York outpost. The chain, which was founded in 2004 with funding from the Pau ... More >>