David Rees, best known for his comic strip Get Your War On, is all over town this week promoting his new book, How to Sharpen Pencils: A Practical & Theoretical Treatise on the Artisanal Craft of Pencil Sharpening for Writers, Artists, Contractors, Flange Turners, Anglesmiths & Civil Servants. Bette ... More >>
Art in the Streets, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, photos by Gregory Bojorquez, courtesy of MOCA
The Brooklyn Museum's announcement that it had canceled its New York stop of MOCA's "Art in the Streets" exhibit for lack of funding brought a flurry of questions: Was it really about funding, o ... More >>
Mostly we try and stay away from telephone tag rumor, but this one is just too beautiful not to pass along. Gothamist reports that SNL's Ana Gasteyer has said in an interview that Ben & Jerry's, the ice cream company that has brought us Stephen Colbert's AmeriCone Dream flavor, will be coming out ... More >>
You can run, but you can't hideIn the month since we last reported on New York City's booming bedbug epidemic, the situation's gotten worse than we ever could have hoped.
It was embarrassing enough when the nasty little vamps invaded fashion palaces like Niketown and Elle Magazine. (Turns ou ... More >>
To local news hounds, the Los Angeles Times is an unstoppable juggernaut of content, polished, A-list reporters and breadth still unmatched by all but a few media organizations across the land. And, almost unquestionably, it's an organization that still doesn't "get it" when it comes to the w ... More >>
Gothamist, a New York blog with sister sites in Los Angeles (LAist) and 12 other cities, has been purchased by Cablevision's Rainbow Media in a deal that could be worth as much as $6 million, according to Paid Content.
The network known for its "-ist" suffixes, community news and deep, local ... More >>
The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co.it's all in the waterThough there are many specific components to a good bagel, the key ingredient in the best New York bagels is supposedly New York City tap water. A unique process of filtration and mineralization that occurs naturally as it travels the ... More >>