Archives for April 2012
The first ever food book fair is coming to Williamsburg on May 4th-6th, taking place at the Wythe Hotel which officially opens May 1st. The weekend-long conversation and celebration of food reading and writing will consist of daily panel discussions with keynote speakers Dr. Marion Nestle, Harold McGee and Carolyn Steel, over 20 book signings, […]
I’m dreading the day where I’ll have to announce a holographic show. By now you’re well aware of the meme that is holographic 2Pac. If you’re not, check the blog post below. And while I hate to contribute to the memeification of the internet… this one is pretty relevant here. Because… it’s probably coming. Detox? […]
Tupac Shakur’s surprise hologram performance at Coachella last weekend made headlines (although it wasn’t really a hologram). But what if the entire lineup consisted of holograms, bringing back performers and reuniting groups long since gone? That’s the thinking behind this imaginary hologram-only Coachella line up from Aux.tv, which includes Michael Jackson, Jimi Hendrix, and Mozart.
Ben Stiller snapped this photo outside of the G train in Greenpoint and posted it to his verified Twitter account yesterday. Stiller was in the neighborhood shooting The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, which according to IMDB is about “a timid magazine photo manager who lives life vicariously through daydreams [and] embarks on a true-life […]
A complete video recording of Portishead‘s Hammerstein Ballroom show from back in 1997 just surfaced. You can stream the full show below. If that still isn’t enough Beth Gibbons for you, then you might want to check out Cooler than Jesus for more rare live captures.
Kool Keith will be there! Also: The rapper GZA, one of the founders of the Wu-Tang Clan, will perform all the songs from his landmark 1995 album “Liquid Swords” as part of this year’s Northside Festival in Brooklyn, organizers announced Monday. He will be backed up by Grupo Fantasma, a Latin funk outfit from Texas. […]
At the announcement for this year’s Northside Festival, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz decided it was important to rap the first lines from GZA’s “Liquid Swords.” Pretty cool, Marty. The Northside festival is June 14-21 and will feature GZA as well as Of Montreal, Starfucker, and a million other bands.
I’ve spent years living in North Brooklyn but I really didn’t know anything about it until I was able to see how it was portrayed by 2 Broke Girls, a hackneyed, LA-filmed sitcom created by the “brain” behind Sex and the City and the “brain” behind Whitney. This column will keep track of all the […]