On Sunday, March 29, Williamsburg's Radegast Hall & Beer Garden hosted the Bacon Takedown, a fierce competition that saw bacon cupcakes, bacon wedding cakes, bacon tamales, bacon ice cream, cured bacon, rolled bacon, baked bacon and various other permutations of pig spread out on tables, eaten, and judged. The winner? The ice cream. Our venerable dining critic Robert Sietsema went to the Bacon Takedown too.
The line starting at the intersection of Broadway and Broome appeared to be at least several hundred shoppers deep. Leading the fist-pumping cheers was a skinny spokeswoman with a thick British accent on a microphone. "We have Topshop!" screamed the woman. "We have Topshop!" the crowd screamed...
Ring of Honor, the professional wrestling company that orchestrated many of the most memorable scenes in The Wrestler, recently rolled its motley crew of beefy, Spandex-wearing men (plus a couple of super-tough ladies) into Hammerstein Ballroom. Earlier, we asked five questions to The...
The gossip gangster threw a Texan shindig during South by Southwest, featuring performances by Kanye West, Beyonce's sister Solange Knowles, electro-cutie Little Boots, and Natalie Portman's Shaved Head.
At this year's Fort, there was a whole "blogger room" full of computers, a DJ booth taller than many of Austin's buildings, multiple art installations, a huge bank of Port-a-Johns, an XBox corner, and the usual bewildering-fashion-based gawking potential. More about the Fader Fort here.
Jackass star and pro-skater Bam Margera's film Minghags screened recently at the Backseat Film Festival. The screening was immediately followed by Strip for Pain, "America's Most Dangerous Gameshow." And shit, it was.
Monster-obsessed, Madball-repping streetwear brand Mishka opened their first store at 350 Broadway in South Williamsburg on Friday, March 13. The opening was followed by an after-party at Trophy Bar, where Fools Gold's Nick Catchdubs, Lauren Flax, and Time Out cover girl Ellen Stagg showed.