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  1. Who Wants to See an Eminem-Sponsored Rap Battle League?

    Amos Barshad

    The Shelter lives! Twelve years after B-Rabbit slaughtered Papa Doc in that grimy Detroit basement, Eminem is taking us back to his battle-rap roots. As Rolling Stone reports, on July 12, at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom, the Em-sponsored...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  2. The Gaslight Anthem Get Their Wet Hearts Broken in New York City

    Amos Barshad

    On Sunday night, during an on-and-off downpour, the Gaslight Anthem played a stage propped on the edge of a scenic pier on New York's Hudson River. In front of them was One World Trade (the erstwhile Freedom Tower), a glowing behemoth pocked with fin...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  3. The Auteur of Ultraviolence

    Amos Barshad

    It's sweltering in trash-choked New York City and Nicolas Winding Refn wants pie. Over the past 15 years - whether through visions of self-mutilation, human intestines shoved down garbage disposals, or a naked prison brawler covered in blo...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  4. The career of Nicolas Winding Refn, director of 'Drive' and 'Only...

    Amos Barshad

    On the hunt for pie, toys, and truth with Nicolas Winding Refn, the director of Drive and Only God Forgives

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2013
  5. Building the Imperfect Pop Star

    Amos Barshad

    It's a propitiously bright summer evening in Central Park, and three teen girls in high-waisted jean shorts and paper-thin tops are talking. "Did you guys, like, tell your parents you were in New York City?" We're at Rumsey Playfi...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  6. Charli XCX's quest for pop stardom

    Amos Barshad

    Charli XCX is responsible for one of the year's biggest hits — so why isn't she huge yet?

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2013
  7. Q&A: Noah Baumbach on Making Frances Ha, Writing With Greta Gerwi...

    Amos Barshad

    Frances Ha — Noah Baumbach's latest flick, a black-and-white comedy about a young dancer flailing around New York City — isn't exactly all smiles. Like much of Baumbach's back catalogue, you get plenty of people being petty, confused, unk...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  8. 12 Years of DFA: Music, Memories, Hey Dude, and James Murphy on a...

    Amos Barshad

    If you lived in New York City around the midway point of the last decade and liked drinking, late at night, in dark places, you probably have some fond feelings toward DFA Records. As the story goes, the label — launched, in 2001, by then-DJs J...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  9. Lil Wayne, Human Being: The Latter-day Stumblings of the Former G...

    Amos Barshad

    The beginning of the end for Lil Wayne came on July 23, 2007. We didn't know it at the time. But you usually don't. That night Wayne played the Beacon Theatre, his first solo show in New York City. He was just under a year away from the release o...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  10. Please, Allow This Slickly Produced Movie Trailer to Convince You...

    Amos Barshad

    As you may have heard, Snoop Dogg is no longer Snoop Dogg. He is now Snoop Lion. And he's not a rapper anymore, either. He's a reggae singer. Yep! The official announcement came Monday during a press conference in New York City, during which Snoop...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  11. Suggesting Alternative NYC Tabloid Headlines for the Chris Brown&...

    Amos Barshad

    Amazingly, both of New York City's major tabloids — the Post and the Daily News — devoted their front pages today to Drake and Chris Brown's club melee. The story seems to still be evolving, but as it currently stands: Drake and Brown wer...

    Blog | June 15, 2012
  12. Lena Dunham Talks About Girls Being Super White

    Amos Barshad

    So far, Girls creator and star Lena Dunham has briefly addressed the no. 1 criticism leveled at her breakout HBO show — that the New York City it depicts is unrealistically lacking in non-white people. As Jenna Wortham wrote in The Hairpin, "th...

    Blog | May 08, 2012
  13. Oliver Stone to Make Movie About the Non-Biblical Moses

    Amos Barshad

    Oliver Stone will direct an adaptation of The Power Broker for HBO. Robert Caro's 1974 book won the Pulitzer Prize for telling the story of how Robert Moses reshaped New York City's infrastructure. Finally, the BQE will get some HBO shine. Grade: A [...

    Blog | October 27, 2011
  14. Jeremy Renner To Rob an Old Bank

    Amos Barshad

    Jeremy Renner is attached to King of Heists, an adaptation of J. North Conway's nonfiction book about an 1878 New York City bank robbery in which a man named George Leslie came to town pretending to be an upscale gentleman while assembling a crew tha...

    Blog | September 21, 2011
  15. Ryan Gosling Breaks Up a Street Fight; Kate Winslet Rescues Elder...

    Amos Barshad

    Trend alert! Last week they were peeing on airplanes, but this week, Hollywood's biggest celebrities are saving lives. Notebook star Ryan Gosling kicked things off yesterday when footage hit the Internet of him bravely intervening in a New York City ...

    Blog | August 23, 2011
  16. Walk Around, Drink Some More: An Afternoon Constitutional With th...

    Amos Barshad

    "I always feel, a little bit, like I'm visiting still," Craig Finn, frontman/bard of the Hold Steady, says of his adopted New York. "It's just that kind of city." Finn moved here from Minnes...

    Blog | March 25, 2014