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Disavowing "death of the (insert cherished musical tradition here)" town criers and the "headphones album."
A union of mainstream taste and marginal spectacle, Day has written for the likes of Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, Missy Elliot, Diddy, and Big Daddy Kane. In 2013 her focus now shifts to her solo work.
Wednesday night marked the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Rockefeller Center in New York City.
Locals trek to Manhattan's Upper West Side to watch their favorite Macy's Day Parade floats come to life.
On November 20, 2012, Toronto indie rockers Metz returned to Brooklyn to play at the Knitting Factory, supported by local artists YVETTE and Bennio Qwerty. Two nights before, Metz visited BTR for a session of Serious Business on BTR, which will air at a later date. In the meantime, here are some photos from their set: And here's YVETTE: Bennio Qwerty: All photos by Bryan Bruchman. For more from this show, please visit our Flickr set.
Social crafting websites are the new craze among netizens, with Pinterest being the most popular. What are some alternatives?
How Mark Yarm's book has become an integral part in the history of the genre.
New York City celebrates our veterans with their annual parade down Fifth Avenue.
Who's the dirtiest political party in the country, Democrats or Republicans?
We kick off Dirty Week with Mistress T talking shop about being a professional dominatrix.
BTR stops by Chelsea's annual hot spot for the latest art priced between $100 -$10,000.
5 great, underrated indie flicks for you to watch in place of the big blockbusters.
Hundreds gathered outside the U.N. to protest Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
A very grown up Abigail Breslin makes an appearance at the debut of designer Stacy Bendet's latest collection.
Taking truth for granted is a dangerous thing to do as a consumer of news media.
Shoppers and Fashionistas kick off the beginning of New York Fashion Week.
Past incentives to spur voter turnout range from free doughnut and beer giveaways to sex toys.
Three easy steps to get you on your way to becoming a contributing member to the Freegan society!
Adrian Fischer of FlyingFisch challenges the ignorance and hatred he finds around him with a message of inspiration.
Tenants of three buildings in Sunset Park, Brooklyn stage a mighty resistance against their neglectful landlord.
Cars and trucks make way for pedestrians as they take over the streets of NYC in a city-sponsored event.
How five famous faces received this menacing nickname.
After watching a two-hour interview with Cash Money’s in-house superproducer (and cheerful doughboy) Mannie Fresh, I’m concerned the Clique’s creative output is due another look after pop is done eating 90s NYC/Memphis/Houston. Peep Noz’s interview for fanboy-gold tales of the label’s crazy work ethic and collectivism in its heyday. In preparation for the eventual rediscovery of Back That Azz Up, I’m putting up some later Juvie, when he proved his reedy-ass voice could work on something other than modified bounce beats. Slow Motion was probably his peak, chart-wise, but Rodeo made Juvie sound smoove. The same Juvie who participated in the recording of Hot Boys’ Kesha. via Ass The Blog
A scholar argues that the presumed enemy number 1 of the 1975 film Jaws may have been unjustly vilified.
A collective of musicians and composers are using looping and software to push classical music into the present.
In honor of our beloved team member who left us far too soon.
Travis from Serious Business and Mr. Jason from Old School Studios clue us into the music production craft.
Can a consistency of authorial and narrative style entrap artists in a meta-narrative of expressionistic sequentialism?
Beating the sophomore slump, with musician Anthony D'Amato.
A look into the lasting impression of some literary works published posthumously.
Restaurant chains and their alternative birthday songs, from to Chili's to Chuck E. Cheese's.
More and more parents are planning out their children's birthdays rather than leaving it to chance.
The founder of Pop International Galleries discusses NYC's Pop art history.
A tech startup celebrates Social Media Day with a flashmob at Hudson River Park in NYC.
Can listening to music help you become successful?
How a tie between two women vying to join the Olympic team has resulted in harsh criticism directed at the USATF.
Two filmmakers speak on the issues facing women veterans they tackle in their latest project.
A few of our favorite costumes from this year's event.
50 Cent- OJ (DJ Tim Dolla Remix) Aaliyah- Come Back In One Piece (Lotic Remix) Tyga- Lap dance (JWLS Bootleg) via LFTF
How success is outside of the mere paradigms of winning or losing.
How the Gotham Girls Roller Derby league has become one of the most competitive in the country.
How Brooklyn is becoming a leading location for a variety of hydroponic projects.
“Making beer in a big facility is all automatic. We’re doing this by hand,” -Mark Daniels, microbrewer
We celebrate Food Week with a few recipes handed down to our staff from generations of great chefs.
What makes some dining halls downright better than others?
Flappers and gents get their Gatsby on at the annual Governor's Island picnic.
How Chris Schoeck and a new documentary are trying to revitalize the Olde Time Strongman tradition.
Why are male sex-trafficking victims not being given the same attention as female victims?
How masculinity is interpreted by both academia and the media.
A look at the crowd attending this year's edition of the annual Tennessee-based music festival.
How the once dominant U.S. Olympic basketball team has dealt with ever-increasing competition.
Is patriotism as good as cold hard cash?
The debate over London's 2012 Olympic Games.
How some Syrian metal bands are are making their mark on the global map against all odds.
How Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers' "Van Sessions" became a YouTube phenomenon.
BTR talks with the author of travel guides for National Geographic, Lonely Planet, as well as her own blog, The Indie Traveler.
A brief guide to free enterprise's latest venture: the great unknown.
Looking for Foodie Heaven? Look no further than Madison Sq. Eats.
27-year-old CEO and media personality, Shama Kabani, talks to BTR about going from recent graduate to social media authority.
How the Dresden Dolls' Amanda Palmer rocks social media.
Austin's Black Gum tells BTR what "surf sludge" means and expounds on the intricate art of Tumblr humor.
How David Rees has made the antiquated craft of artisanal pencil sharpening a business.
How the means of regulating time has shifted from a reliance on the sun to science.
In a wired world where we can check our email on one tab, stream music on another and write an eleventh-hour research paper on yet another, procrastination sets in almost inconspicuously.
A new compilation of essays highlights the career of the influential political essayist and music critic.
How Jenna Talackova, a Canadian transgendered beauty queen, is drawing attention to LGBTQ issues.
A new worldwide coalition of women are using online media and personal stories to mount a fight against catcalling.
The maturing collaboration between sciences and the arts is transforming the traditional notion of "sci-fi."
Four years after PETA's $1 million challenge, scientists believe cultured meat can be made commercially viable in the near future.
Following a concert on a stage in the park, thousands congregated in Union Square for the official march down Broadway Street.
Occupiers take to the streets of a rainy New York City in a display of solidarity.
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Facebook helps you connect and share with people in your life. But, do you want those people in your life to be your employers too?
It’s kind of funny to hear M. Ward introduce this song to his audience as being “by another American band called Yo La Tengo“, at least in the context of it being 2012. After all, these days Ward is a reasonably big name – thanks as much to his work with She & Him and Monsters Of Folk as his solo work – and Yo La Tengo are generally regarded as indie rock royalty. Rewind to 2001 and while Yo La Tengo were still pre-eminent on the scene, M. Ward was not so much. This live recording was part of the Live Music & The Voice of Strangers album, self-released by Ward and sold on tour supporting his second album End Of Amnesia – presumably to help pay for gas. It’d be nice to think that Ward is much better off these days, as he readies the release of his latest A Wasteland Companion on Tuesday, but have you seen the price of gas lately? Maybe he’s not. Yo La Tengo are in town at the Toronto Underground Cinema on April 21 to provide a live soundtrack to The Sounds Of Science as part of the Images Festival, as they did for 2002′s The Sounds Of The Sounds Of Science. That’s a Saturday. MP3: M. Ward – “Saturday” Video: Yo La Tengo – “Saturday” (live in Pittsburgh, 2011) via Chrome Waves
Why mobile social networks across the world don’t need to fear a global Facebook takeover.
Plantagon have already broken ground on the world’s first vertical greenhouse in Linkoping, Sweden.
BTR crashes a new showcase of contemporary art that is friendly on the purse strings.
On Earth Day Lobby Day citizens will push state lawmakers to address flaws in the system that inhibit positive environmental change.
Environmentalism and beautification of cities may seem to have overlapping outcomes, but their goals have different roots.
Violence in video games has been a heated topic of debate but the technology has positive benefits as well.
A conversation with video game composer Tommy Tallarico reveals how significantly video game music has developed.
A new documentary, now making its rounds on the film festival circuit, proves there is infinitely more to the seemingly simplistic game.
MIT's FAST festival focuses on a new approach to innovation, incorporating the arts, sciences, and techology together.
The NFL shows off their new line of Nike jerseys to great fanfare in New York City.
Rob Vincent talks about on and offline resources for aspiring hacktivists and why it's not such a dirty word.
The Occupy Movement makes its own record label as major artists hop onto different charity compilations.
A new social network gives users privacy to gain traction in the uphill battle against Facebook.
Hundreds take to the streets in hoodies to call for the arrest of George Zimmerman.
As Kodak goes through bankruptcy proceedings, a retrospective on the once commonplace brand name.
A look back at more than 100 years of history in the New York City subway system.
Everyone remembers watching Back to the Future for the first time and wondering if time travel really could be possible. What happened to the technologies that were supposed to be here by now?
"Couchsurfing" provides travelers on a budget alternatives to hotels and the chance to get to know natives personally.
Simple tips to help you help yourself in saving the planet and a little of your money.
New York City Kinetic Artist Joseph Herscher Reimagines Rube Goldberg machines.
The novelty of a phone allowing you a variety of new abilities, however arbitrary, is undeniably delightful. Here is a list of some of the most absurd to date.
New Yorkers take advantage of 60-degree temperatures in February.
The progress of musical scores in the silent movie era.
BTR checks out the band's set on Valentine's night at Hotel Chantelle in Manhattan.
Photos of weekend Linsanity in Manhattan.
A favorite on BTR's Glitch IDM show, get to know the electronic phenom, Subjex.
Kate Houston a professional profile writer gives insight into creating the perfect online persona.
After clinching their second Super Bowl title in five years, Giants fans celebrate on the streets of Manhattan.
It seems a bit outdated to be writing about the NBA lockout at this point. But, if you look at the NBA a bit closer, you’ll see that the “greed is good” complex is still alive throughout the league.
The bloggers behind White Girl Problems celebrate their book release in the Meat Packing District.
Be prepared for the big game with these recommenced munchies... That aren't Buffalo wings.
A new online currency represents the world's first decentralized financial system.
BTR chats with William H. Macy and Common on Day 4 of Sundance.
As with all paper-based mediums, technology has also done away with the age old standard of financial management.
Dutch artist Jacco Olivier's first public art commision in New York City is now on display in Madison Square Park.
BTR's resident humorist getting your Freaky Friday on with the secret history between Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs.
Occupy Wall Street protesters take to the streets against NDAA and recent episodes of police violence in Africa.
Museum of the American Gangster curator on the history of speakeasies, plus the best Prohibition throwback bars in NYC.
Candid shots of New York's friendliest entertainers bundling up for the winter months.

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