The 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

The 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

A little—or big!—something for everyone on your list.

Theater

Lake Woe Is Me: <i>Lost Lake</i>

Lake Woe Is Me: Lost Lake

Lost Lake is defined not by what it is but by what it is not.

Books

Beautiful Failures

Beautiful Failures

D’Ambrosio’s attention to language is exacting and phenomenological, such that his sentences reveal in their final, private selves truths that seem universal.

Art

Vantablack: Artistic & Existential Applications

Vantablack: Artistic & Existential Applications

A new material is far too precious, for now, for (most) artists to use, but its vast potential for various uses makes for fun proposals.


Going On Today...

Flashy & Trashy

One of our favorite types of human beings are the flashy and trashy kind, second only to those who don't take themselves too seriously. This, then, is our perfect dance party filled with perfect people: There's grilled cheese and tater tots served at the bar, classic 80s and 90s dance hits and old-school rap fueling the party, and no dress code enforced. In fact, you might see resident Jay McElfresh wearing a marching-band uniform or wizard robe because why not a marching-band uniform or a wizard robe? FREE

(Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St, at Thompson St, Greenwich Village


Music

The Tragedy of Ariel Pink

The Tragedy of Ariel Pink

Years in the spotlight have not revealed Ariel Pink to be a secretly normal guy.

Your 2014 CMJ Cheat Sheet

The definitive, wholly objective list of must-see artists playing in town this week and where to catch them.

Oct 22, 2014

Christopher Owens Has Secrets

It’s easy to assume you know everything about Christopher Owens.

Sep 24, 2014


Film

The World Is Watching: <i>The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1</i>

The World Is Watching: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

You won't fool the children of the revolution (into taking the politics of this blockbuster YA adaptation totally seriously, compelling though they are).

Only Lovers Left in Iran: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

This super-hip, swoony, bit-too-first-film-y black-and-white vampire romance is set in an alternate-universe Tehran.

Secrets & Spies: The Imitation Game

Benedict Cumberbatch makes a fine Alan Turing in this reasonably forthright awards-season actors' showcase.

The Clinical Approach

Taking to Remote Area Medical Directors Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman


Food & Drink

Oh, Brother

Oh, Brother

Sisters is a beautiful restaurant, but you can't eat decor.

To Dive Bar or Not to Dive Bar?

Alphaville bills itself as a dive, but with the added luxury of a kitchen serving healthy, mostly vegetarian food.

Winter Is Coming (But It’s Not Here Yet)

It’s really just a spot to (legally) drink under the bridge, but maybe that’s all you need.

Nov 5, 2014

It Was All Yeller

"A pretty solid thumbs up."

Oct 22, 2014

Columns

What Celebrity Would You Be Most Star Struck To Drive?

Sex With the Natural Redhead

The Friend Zone

Dear Audrey, I moved here a little under a year ago with no friends or contacts.

Reviews

Theater

Lake Woe Is Me: Lost Lake

Lost Lake is defined not by what it is but by what it is not.

Art

Endurance Challenges: A Lot of Sorrow

A collaboration between The National and Ragnar Kjartansson, this six-hour video piece at Luhring Augustine Bushwick will keep you in place while wrecking you softly.

Bar

To Dive Bar or Not to Dive Bar?

Alphaville bills itself as a dive, but with the added luxury of a kitchen serving healthy, mostly vegetarian food.

Books

She Remembers Everything and Other Reflections: Not That Kind of Girl

Can Dunham's writing make even her harshest critic admit that she is definitely a—if not the—voice of her generation?

Film

This Is Hardcore: Death Metal Angola

This movie is about what its title says it's about, and it's respectful enough to let a compelling subject shine through.

Restaurant

Oh, Brother

Sisters is a beautiful restaurant, but you can't eat decor.

4 Art Exhibits You Need to See

Journeys into and glimpses back at variably envisioned futures of the past. Also, exquisite toys.

Sponsored: What can you fit in the trunk of a car2go?

Sponsored By car2go.

The Best Old Movies on a Big Screen This Week

You want to be at the Museum of the Moving Image on Sunday afternoon.

Nov 19, 2014

The Measure cont'd

"In your real life the script isn’t written for you": Actress

Former The Wire cast member Brandy Burre performs the role of unhappy housewife in this documentary about the performances we give every day.

Nov 12, 2014

The Best Old Movies on a Big Screen This Week

A super-rare Ann Beattie adaptation on 35mm, a two-week run for Tarkovsky's final film, Mati Diop in person, and Ludivine Sagnier in a bathing suit (and out of a bathing suit).

Nov 12, 2014

Sponsored: Iggy Pop, Clothing Designer?

When we think of Iggy Pop, many things come to mind: the early days of punk, his cameo in the cult classic Crybaby, and of course a bit of onstage shirtless writhing.

Nov 7, 2014

Stories from Around the Web

Classified Directory

CLASSIFIED DIRECTORY Williamsburg, Brooklyn

The Blue Stove

CLASSIFIED DIRECTORY Park Slope, Brooklyn

Culture

We are a new company that manufactures fresh strained yogurt in our dairy in Brooklyn, NY. Our goal is to bring you fresh yogurt with unbelievable artisanal toppings that will provide you with an unforgettably delightful and healthy experience. Our yogurt is made from specially selected cultures and milk, nothing more. There are absolutely no preservatives or additives, just milk and our probiotic cultures. We offer fresh yogurts and hand crafted frozen yogurts made from Hudson Valley Fresh and Organic Valley milk. Our seasonal toppings are famously delicious and our flavors change daily. Natural ingredients make a REAL difference!

CLASSIFIED DIRECTORY Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Carino Restaurant and Cantina

Yes, we are a taqueria. Full on! Cariño Restaurant and Cantina is proud to announce the change we were all waiting for.....a la carte tacos!17 different taco choices now grace our menu along with classic favorites like our Enchiladas Suizas and our delicious 1/2 Roasted Chicken and Arrachera. Each taco has been paired with one of our 7 salsas and/or our house pickled jalapeños with carrots or house pickled radishes and nopal (cactus paddle). We are very happy to be serving honest, well sourced Mexican food to our neighborhood and friends. Come by for Happy Hour Monday - Friday 4pm-7pm and Fridays and Saturday from 11pm-12am. Take Out and Delivery available.

CLASSIFIED DIRECTORY Bushwick, Brooklyn

Pine Box Rock Shop

Located in an old casket factory steps from the Morgan Ave L, Pine Box Rock Shop offers 16 draft options and impressive specialty drinks, including hearty Bloody Marys, and a seasonal cocktail menu. The attention to detail in each drink, a generous happy hour, and friendly bartenders make PBR's a neighborhood favorite. Right in the heart of Bushwick's arts community, Pine Box host many emerging artists, musicians, filmmakers and comedians. Check out the website for monthly events and show times. Weekly staples: Happy Hour (everyday until 8pm), Trivia Night (Wednesdays @ 8:30), Karaoke (Thursdays, 10pm), Weekly Televised Events (Mad Men, etc.).

CLASSIFIED DIRECTORY Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Junior's

World famous restaurant for 60 years. Voted No. 1 "The Best Cheesecake in NY". Overstuffed deli sandwiches, skyscraper desserts, blintzes, broiled steaks and fish, 10 oz. steakburgers and more. Open daily: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

CLASSIFIED DIRECTORY Bushwick, Brooklyn

Heavy Woods

CLASSIFIED DIRECTORY Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Gristle Tattoo+Art Gallery

Gristle is a custom tattoo shop located in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, specializing in vegan ink tattoos and aftercare products. The shop also functions as an art gallery, with works from artists from all over the world continuously on display and openings held every month. Community events such as pet adoption events are also held regularly.

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