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Of all the free outdoor music events in NYC happening this summer, one of the best is the Americanafest NYC, celebrating American roots music, happening now at the beautiful Damrosch Park located at Lincoln Center. Wednesday night, the Godmother of Americana and alt country, Emmylou Harris and her long time musical collaborator of 40 years, Rodney Crowell, kicked off this awesome festival. They played a variety of material from country music standards, Gram Parsons and Townes Van Zandt covers, as well as some Emmylou and Rodney originals. Emmylou and co. Read More
Two weeks ago, La Guardia airport's terminal D was the equivalent of Apocalypse Now, with D standing for Doom, Delays and Deficient A/C. I was trying to fly back to my hometown for a mini-vacation to no avail, with Tropical Storm Arthur being all sassy-like, moving up the East Coast like he owned it and canceling flight after flight. My number of failed standby attempts was matched only by the number of overpriced dirty martinis I drank in the terminal bar (that would be five). Read More
On Sunday afternoon, I went to New York’s Pride Parade to join in the celebration.  I’d never been before, and when I stepped off of the train at 42nd street I was immediately overwhelmed by the sheer joy contained in that enormous, rainbow-clad crowd of the LGBTQIAA (Lesbian, Gay, Trans, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, and Ally) community.  The music was loud and the crowd let loose a huge roar as they recognized each song—particularly the appropriately chosen “I’m Coming Out. Read More
I exit the elevator at the penthouse level. As I enter the apartment, the host of the party bounds down the stairs, shouting my friend's name. Him: aviators, open white linen shirt. My friend: modest blue shorts and a brown sweater, gorgeous, thin, well-connected. Me: high-waisted flower-print skirt I've had for 12 years, see-through mesh top, and an awkward grin. And the penthouse: Xanadu, if Xanadu were in the West Village. I feel I should have dressed more like I was going to a yacht. I then realize this was me dressing like I was going to a yacht. Read More
Dan (Mark Ruffalo) is a shaggy-haired, chain-smoking, alcoholic divorced dad with a broken dream of running his own record label. Gretta (Keira Knightley) is a down-on-her-luck young New York émigré with a song in her heart and a battered past of her own. Begin Again is less about the new beginning these two lonely city dwellers find, and more about coming to terms with previous endings. Light on plot and heavy on stubbly Mark Ruffalo grins, Begin Again is perfect for a solo movie night. Read More
Alex Winston may be one of the most underrated pop musicians of this generation. I first saw her perform live three years ago at a dive bar in London, where she and her band burst with fearless energy and impossibly dynamic talent. The Detroit native is able to write classic yet fresh melodies that’ll give you a sugar rush, but her brand of pop is more indie-folk inspired than bubblegum. It’s not too surprising that Winston is classically trained in opera, but that doesn’t mean she’s toned down her mighty pipes. Read More
Did you enjoy the feminist tea party BUST Magazine threw at the #Primped Craftacular with Sarah Sophia Flicker and Tennessee Thomas at the beginning of the month? How about adding Lizz Winstead to that powerful lineup? The Daily Show creator will join our tea party guests Sarah Sophie Flicker and Tennessee Thomas for a Lady Parts Justice "Teach In" at Deep End Club May 19th. It's the perfect event for those who are curious about politics and their place in it, or those who just want to fan-girl out over some awesome feminists and receive their precious wisdom. Read More
Nathan W. Pyle is the author of NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette, a collection of illustrations that adorably and accurately depict the unwritten laws that will keep you outta trouble in good ol' New York. As the book description entails:  "Living in New York City for five years as a transplant from Ohio, illustrator and T-shirt designer Nathan Pyle was fascinated by the unique habits and unspoken customs New Yorkers follow to make life bearable in a city with 8 million people (and seemingly twice the number of tourists). Read More
If you haven’t heard of Cat Cafés, let me just let you in on this little bit of joy right now; it's a café, wait for it, where you get to hang with cats.  I KNOW RIGHT?! If you’re thinking, “Where have these been all my life?” or "Now I can stop trying to pet the strays on my street" you are definitely not alone. Cat Cafés started in Taiwan in the late 90's and became famous in Japan circa 2004. This unique and brilliant business model has yet to break into the American market… until now. Read More
  Get your girl band on this Saturday, April 19, for Record Store Day in New York City and across the country. The day promotes what record shops do best: provide rare goods for the hungriest fans to slobber over. You might be able to order pork soup buns online these days, but the stuff we're about to tell you about is available exclusively at independent retailers on Record Store Day. Find your participating store here and you'll go from "But it's my Saturdaaay!" to lacing up your Chucks in no time. Read More