While underdeveloped in character and story, the originality of Ava's Possessions, as well as its decadent visual aesthetic, go a long way towards making it a unique and interesting take on a stale genre.
03 Mar 2016
Office culture is full of passive aggressions and radical uncertainties. Buttoned Up is a delightfully firm hook on which to hang your hat, if hats are your thing.
06 Jan 2016
New York’s paradigm-smashing and somewhat haphazardly planned 1811 street grid didn’t quite bring order to the chaotic metropolis, but it helped create the city that it is today.
09 Nov 2015
The old-school singer/songwriter stylings of Julian Velard are in full display on "New York, I Love it When You're Mean," the lead cut off of his New York-centric concept album If You Don't Like It, You Can Leave.
03 Jun 2014
The beloved McSweeney's is stripped of its Internet cloak and laid before us on the bare, naked pages of print.
21 Apr 2014
Lifted is an absorbing exploration into how the introduction of elevators into buildings transformed cities and the experience of living and working in them.
03 Mar 2014
We caught St. Vincent's sold out tour kick off show in New York City and have the photos to prove it. Check out her lengthy North American tour schedule.
28 Feb 2014
Some argue that Lou Reed, the man who never ran out of ways to say "fuck you", might not be the best influence for a child. I say he was the best role model a ten-year-old could have.
25 Nov 2013
& Sons is essentially a novel about reclusiveness, and how that purifies art and distills it into something honest and real.
24 Sep 2013
AlunaGeorge may be relatively new, but their debut New York performance confidently brought life to their debut Body Music.
16 Sep 2013
With the thermometer hitting 100 degrees in New York City on Saturday, July 20, dwellers were in need of refuge. Luckily, right in the heart of the East Village, Webster Hall was hosting a beer and jazz festival. And with air-conditioning as a major selling point, attendance was high for a day filled with fine beer, food, and of course, music.
02 Aug 2013
Like the best episodes of PBS's Frontline, The Central Park Five is a superior work of journalism that re-examines an important case that has, unfortunately, grown hazy in the memories of many.
24 Apr 2013
If anything, Changó’s Beads and Two-Tone Shoes shows an author who is willing to stretch out and expand his palette, even as he grows well into his twilight years.
01 Jan 2013
Gillian Flynn’s my-wife-is-missing thriller wraps smart East Coast-versus-Midwest satire and wicked repartee around a bottle-rocket payload.
13 Aug 2012
Whatever the social and political issues Brian Wood and Ricardo Burchielli, and their occasional collaborators, chose to examine through the DMZ series, those examinations were always grounded in and refracted through New York.
30 Jul 2012
Proof, if needed, of the crucial cultural role record shops play in the musical and social life of a city, even when buried deep down in a subway system.
21 May 2012
Occupy Wall Street's strength might be how it enables diverse constituencies to seize upon its imagery and message to engage with social justice concerns, both on the ground and within the video.
02 Jan 2012
Ólafur Arnalds is an Icelandic composer who creates fragile and stark instrumental music. In the beginning of 2011, he made a short sojourn around the States, which he rarely frequents, with stops on both coasts.
03 Feb 2011
America’s Medicis explains how the Rockefellers nurtured world-class museums, art collections, plazas, and stunning works of architecture around the country.
11 Jan 2011
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