Battles @ Terminal 5

Posted on August 5, 2009 Under Music

The term 'experimental rock' can sometimes conjure up images of unlistenable frequencies laid over even less listenable instrumentation, especially for those of us without the technical (and sometimes masochistic) craving for the likes of Frank Zappa or the Residents. Battles…

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SriPraPhai: Queens, New York

Posted on July 31, 2009 Under Food

I lived in Bangkok from age zero to thirteen and only realized I took true Thai food for granted after I spent some time in the US. Yes, it's true that there's plenty of Thai folk working their culinary magic…

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Time For The High Line

Posted on June 12, 2009 Under Travel

It's a nice day for an elevated stroll. Open today is the first section of High Line, a park built on out of commission elevated rail that has been following since the earliest stages its conception. Running from Gansevoort…

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Posted on June 4, 2009 Under Life

The folks at All Day Buffet just launched an interesting new venture (and experiment) called By/Association. They're seeking to reinvent the traditional notion of "networking" by enabling substantive interactions and long term relationships to people like you. After you apply…

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Barney's Spy vs. Spy

Posted on April 1, 2009 Under Life

Comics meet couture in a clever mashup at Barney's New York. This display for fashion designer Azzedine Alaia repurposes two mannequins as the iconic black and white spies from Mad's long-running comic, Spy vs. Spy. Barney's is known for its…

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Celebrating 5000 Posts

Posted on March 12, 2009 Under Life

We've just put up our 5000th post on Pretty rad, right?  We think so too, so we're celebrating by giving away a little special something -- a trip to NYC. Here's the deal: I'll fly anyone in the continental United…

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Better History @ American Standard Gallery

Posted on March 2, 2009 Under Art

Some say if you want to know where you're going, it's best to take a look at where you've been. The Better History exhibition at New York's American Standard Gallery certainly embodies that sentiment. The show, curated by Nick Poe…

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Still Life NYC

Posted on February 24, 2009 Under Fashion

Any time we find ourselves watching movies from the 50s or reliving the last season of Mad Men, one thought persists, it was sweet when men wore hats. While the headpiece is no longer an essential part of looking professional,…

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SpearTalks: The Hoarsemen

Posted on February 20, 2009 Under Music

Countless new hip-hop acts  are loved for sounding like they came out 15 years ago -- turning modern rap into an ironic party favor. Because ingenuity is rare, those looking for quality in boom-bap dig back. That's what the Hoarsemen…

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Leif Parsons @ Wild Project Gallery

Posted on February 10, 2009 Under Art

After years of kicking around the New York scene, Leif Parsons will be enjoying his first solo show this February. The artist's personal work tends to stray towards the surreal, using unusual perspectives, unexpected line drawings, and a bold use…

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