So there is a new war on Christmas, and it’s adorable. Feral cats have taken over a Red Hook nativity scene and are either ruining it or making it 1,000 times better, depending on your feelings about cats, Christianity and Red Hook’s transformation into a town called Ulthar.
On a slow news day like today, this lukewarm clickbait/non-human interest piece about some not-that-cute animals has turned into catnip for the entire Internet. Look at these unspayed, possibly disease-carrying cutie-pies, pretending to be Baby Jesus.
For more breaking news, we turn to the Channel 6 News team: Read More
They say that women aren’t stimulated by sexual visuals the way that men are. Well, maybe they just haven’t seen the right pictures yet…like this NYC Taxi Driver Calendar for 2014, which takes a cue from the annual FDNY pin-ups by taking a profession and making it sexy. Only in this case it’s not hunky firefighters, it’s that guy who watched you sloppily make out with a stranger on a $20 fare to Brooklyn Saturday night, and then had to deal with barrage of Find My iPhone pings the next morning after you realized you dropped your cell in the car somewhere around third base. Read More
Since its inception two years ago, Curly Girl Collective has become something of a social authority for African-American women who wear their hair naturally. In Brooklyn last fall, the group invited the bloggers Jozen Cummings and Franchesca Ramsey, among others, to lead a panel discussion on men’s thoughts about the topic. In SoHo last Thursday, CGC hosted All Dolled Up, a charity event that asked invitees to bring a brown doll with curly hair to be given to little girls during the holiday season.
Last week’s event attracted plenty of gentlemen, who cupped generous pours of Champagne. Most were single, mingling about and very much admiring of the natural hairstyles in the room, from the frohawk to the super frizzy. The Transom asked what was it that attracted them most. Read More
What is it with the former Home Alone star and regression? His new career as musician/DJ/voice on Robot Chicken has been populated by a string(cheese) of kid culture references, including a Dinosaur Birthday Party at (le) Poisson Rouge, DJing with his iPod, and this: his new band’s latest demo, with a pizza-meets-Velvet Underground theme. Dubbed The Pizza Underground, Macaulay Culkin’s new group recorded a demo track at his home and put it up on their new website.
Let’s just say, the first track is called “Papa John Says.” Read More
“I don’t want this Saturday to end.” Rebecca Black, controversial songstress, has come out with perhaps her most mature work yet in ‘Saturday,’ which picks up from where her premiere title left off. Yet this is an older and wiser version of Black than we heard on ‘Friday’: no longer is she “Lookin’ forward to the weekend (weekend),” but rather contemplating what it means for said period to already be on the wane. Read More
(All photos by Astrid Stawiarz)
“I don’t know what a socialite means today,” said Cornelia Guest, the world’s first celebutante. “It used to mean someone who is doing philanthropy—these women who were in society to do charity. But who knows what it means right now.” Read More
Update: Invisible Child has now gone live on the Times’s website. Guess we don’t have to wait till the morninng after all. Thanks Twitter/Buzzfeed!
Sunday is the worst time in the world for news junkies. Sure, they’ve got their analysis from Meet the Press, international half-truthsies from 60 Minutes and fake trend stories from The New York Times, topped off with a good dose of Charlie Rose-flavored methadone to keep the shakes away until you can get the real shit again Monday morning.
But enough chatter, it’s time to give momma her 24/7 newscycle fix. Why toy with us, New York Times editor Carolyn Ryan? She must have known how desperate we were for real news when she tweeted at 7:59 p.m.
There’s a very unusual, groundbreaking NYT story coming 2nite.I can’t say too much but it’ll make u rethink- well, I should stop.Stay tuned
— carolynryan (@carolynryan) December 9, 2013
Only to follow it up with:
What I mean is that it is a stunning story. And may change things
— carolynryan (@carolynryan) December 9, 2013
WHAAAAT! What is it?? Tell us!
Some of the best guesses, below: Read More
Backstage at Madison Square Garden’s Stand Up for Heroes benefit, a double-amputee veteran waited with his mother, as he prepared to go onstage to fulfill his—and probably many other people’s—lifelong dream of playing backup for Bruce Springsteen. Nearby stood a 76-year-old man with one eye clouded over with a diabetic cataract. That man approached the veteran and said, “What happened to you?”
“I lost them in the war,” the young man replied, referring to his lower legs.
The old man fixed his good eye on the veteran and patted him twice—thump, thump!—on the thigh. “Oh yeah, you lost them?” he grinned. “Well, where did you put them?”
A moment of silence passed. And then another. And then the man’s mother began to laugh. Read More
In a cluttered Koreatown office, Mike Rugnetta and Andrew Kornhaber huddled around an iMac and giggled over an obviously Photoshopped image of Michel Foucault in a baking apron. In the image, Foucault’s head was twice as large as it ought to have been, sitting atop a female body wearing high heels. Beside Foucault was an oven dubbed “history” from which sprung a loaf of bread labeled “truth.” The image was supposed to convey the postmodernist idea that time can “bake” any erroneous idea into historical fact. But mostly Messrs. Rugnetta and Kornhaber were laughing at an old Frenchman’s oversize head on a woman’s body. Read More