Girls star and generational lighting rod Lena Dunham made her big debut in New York City politics yesterday by speaking at a fund-raiser for comptroller candidate Scott Stringer (her real-life BFF works for Stringer's campaign, natch). Apropos of nothing she decided to throw some major shade at Tamp ... More >>
Punk rock is a big tent. What other genre manages to link seemingly disparate entities like British rude boy skinheads with screamo-haircuit mall goth in Nebraska? And the best part: All these highly segregated factions bicker, sometimes to the point of physical violence, over whose interpretation ... More >>
The food industry is hot hot hot. Chefs are hot hot hot. Restaurants are hot hot hot. Food networks and food festivals and food anythings are hot hot hot. Cookbooks are hot hot hot. Seems as though every chef in the world has written one this year - except for those who are writing one next year. ... More >>
Linda Smith BianucciProto-punk poet Patti Smith.On Tuesday, counterculture queen Patti Smith's memoir Just Kids won the National Book Award for nonfiction. Taking part in the finalist readings, she described it, saying: "My book is the story of my friendship with the artist Robert Mapplethorpe, w ... More >>
Most bibliophiles know about the lurid tales of William S. Burroughs. He shot and killed his second wife by accident while drunk, became openly gay, had an affinity for guns, a serious opiate addiction the last 50 years of his life -- and for all of you Floridians, he spent a small time living in ... More >>
Unmitigated cool never goes outta style. Ever. Especially when said cool comes from one of the originators. See then it's something at once insidious and divine, a thing in and of itself, unexplainable, indefinable and blessed beyond belief.That kinda cool also tends to be highly emulated. And no ... More >>
Paul Tei and company ponder Sondheim, Steinman, and the meaning of life.
The Coral Sea (Pask)
Todd Rundgren's space-age power-pop culture crash.
Exene Cervenka reinvents the Original Sinners
New DVD releases for the week of Jauary 24, 2006
Horses (Legacy Edition Reissue) (Arista/Columbia/Legacy)
The Sandbar Lounge
For Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, the old photography ways are still best
Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea (Island)
MC5: Gun-toting revolutionaries say the darndest things
Frank Emilio, Television
A re-release reopens old wounds for the Talking Heads
They're tough. They're rowdy. And they're on the way up. They're L7.
At Blue Note the old music world's en garde for exploring