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It's been 22 years since Nirvana's Nevermind and Pearl Jam's Ten first catapulted what critics were then calling "the Seattle Sound" into the mainstream. And while Seattle's legacy will be forever linked to the image of the flannel-clad, generationally apathetic masses, the city's music scene has long been a source of era-defining music.
In tribute, here is just one playlist for driving around Seattle, inspired by some of the music that helps makes it great.
"Who says that you have to live in only one city? Freelancing has its benefits, namely that you can live anywhere you choose and work remotely. With a flexible job and a high power, portable computing device (read: laptop) you can hike in San Francisco, hit New York’s bars, and enjoy Chicago’s summer festivals and Miami’s beaches all in the same month without even having to quit your job. If you can deal with the time changes and long distance plane rides, what’s to stop you from working in the South of France for the summer? Jay Z does it, you can too. Or when you’re feeling really nostalgic [...]
If you live in Brooklyn you probably feel like you’ve turned down picklebacks in every conceivable watering hole in the borough. If you’re visiting Brooklyn, you’re probably blown away by the sheer number of places to consume alcohol in a social setting. Either way, refer to this guide to figure out where you want to go for pretty much any occasion. But don’t drink picklebacks—it pretty much guarantees other people won’t make out with you.
Start the night Soda Bar 629 Vanderbilt Ave No website Prospect Heights
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Yesterday, we ran a piece on the history of animated TV comedy in the wake of The Simpsons, leaving off in 1999 with several new (and newish) shows finding success. The big networks spent most of the '90s trying to replicate the popularity of The Simpsons, with ABC, CBS, and NBC's attempts falling short and Fox finding hits at the end of the decade with a trio of new shows – King of the Hill, Futurama, and Family Guy. All of these shows echoed The Simpsons in some way. King of the Hill and [...]
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In the Spencer Susser-directed short Eugene, a film inspired by Four Stories winning screenwriter Adam Blampied, we meet an lonely, travelling man-child who finds himself the recipient of a magical laptop that grants his every wish. But in the immortal words of Kanye, "No one man should have all that power."
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The Cask by The Glenlivet is a new iPad app that is the perfect pairing for lovers of Single Malt Scotch Whisky. The free app, which is exclusive to those who register to become Guardians of The Glenlivet, offers custom content on all of the important things in a refined man’s life, from travel to tech, style to food.
If you’re fan of good Single Malt Scotch, you’ll enjoy the collection of interesting reads on a variety of topics that The Glenlivet put together. Some [...]
The two-part season finale of MeatEater, featuring guests Joe Rogan and Bryan Callen, airs this Sunday, April 28th at 9 p.m. Eastern/Pacific, on Sportsman Channel. Find Sportsman Channel in your area here.
You know you’re in a theme bar when you walk in the door and immediately sense, a theme—obviously. The decor, the menu, the staff uniforms are all working around one central idea. Irish Pub, for example, is a pretty popular and majorly overplayed theme. Brooklyn has its fair share of theme bars, here are eight of the best, without a leprechaun in sight.
Barcade Theme: Video Games 388 Union Avenue, Williamsburg
You know how your aunt lets your uncle keep a pinball machine in the garage? This video game themed bar is kind [...]
The VICE crew has a new show coming to HBO that will shine a light on the absurdity of the modern condition. It's hosted by Shane Smith, so you can expect things like out-of-control political assassinations in the Philippines, precarious nuclear stare-downs in Kashmir and coverage of the sumo craze sweeping Senegal. The first episode premieres this Friday, April 5, at 11 PM.
"The cubicle is dead, and so is the cafe! Entrepreneurs, young and old, are looking for community and for radical collaboration: an open floor plan, creative and professional environments, with affinity to a larger context. Large companies are struggling to retain talent and innovation, while small startups are seeking connectivity to a greater community." —HUB co-founder Timothy Freundlich talks to John Shankman about the way we work now.
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Sure, there were plenty of primetime animated series before The Simpsons, but they were few and far between in the late '80s and the influential Fox show singlehandedly led the charge in bringing cartoons back to primetime (and adult audiences) after over a decade-plus absence. The Flintstones was the first significant animated comedy to air in primetime, debuting on ABC in 1960. After it went off the air in 1966, there wasn't another one until another Hanna-Barbera series, Wait Till Your Father Comes Home, which aired in syndication from 1972 to 1974 and didn't [...]
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Last Valentine’s Day I was in a long-term, monogamous relationship. I lived with my boyfriend, the kind of guy who would bring me flowers on a random Tuesday and hide lovey Post-it notes in my suitcase when I traveled. Mornings, he would bring me coffee and candy in bed; I’m a sucker for chocolate with black coffee. What I’m saying is he was a sweet guy, a true delight. Then our first Valentine’s Day together hit.
Sweet ex-boyfriend was working at a life-sucking job. Oh, how he hated it. He was stressed [...]
This One Playlist for Driving Around NYC is brought to you by the all-new 2013 Buick Encore, the luxury crossover that's always the perfect fit. Learn more about Encore and the complete lineup of Buick luxury vehicles.
Driving in and around New York City can be alternately beautiful and maddening, full of fits and starts and unexpected obstacles (most of whom are pedestrians). But regardless of whether you're cruising up 9A through Inwood Hill Park over the magnificent Henry Hudson Bridge, or on the Belt Parkway zooming across Brighton Beach on a misty morning (or even stuck in traffic during your morning commute), you soon realize [...]
The Brooklyn-Queens Crosstown Local G train is the bane of many weary commuters existence. With twenty stops in Brooklyn and Queens, the G train is the only subway line in New York that doesn’t run through Manhattan. But let’s celebrate the G, it brings friends from Carroll Gardens to Williamsburg and gets you to Target! We put together a list of our favorite bars that are easily accessible from the G train, but there are a few things to remember:
*Attempting to complete the G Train Bar Crawl in one day and drinking alcohol [...]
On Thursday, April 4th, ArtBattles U will host the first-ever live painting battle in New York, for college students only. College! Those golden years of challenging society, authority and parents. That’s a very 2012 way of looking at things. In 2013, college students have the chance to challenge each other and, more importantly, themselves.
ArtBattles U gives the best student visual artists a stage where they can put their skills on the line and let the crowd determine their fate. These live painting "battles" bring out the best live painters, cheered on by fellow students, local tastemakers and trend setters. Tens of thousands more watch online. What's at stake? Pride, [...]
"While the fringe jackets and bell bottoms may have changed to purple leather, poofy hair, and shoulder pads and the soundtracks have evolved from The Partridge Family to Tom Petty to Simple Minds, transitioning from adolescence to adulthood is a universal experience, and you can learn a lot about someone (more specifically, which decade they grew up) based on their favorite coming-of-age films and television shows. In anticipation of IFC's new series 'Out There,' here's a look at 20 memorable characters who came of age onscreen, in no particular order."
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Ryan Quincy has been working in animation for well over a decade. He spent 12 years on South Park (he's featured in the behind-the-scenes documentary 6 Days to Air) and now he's taking his original characters to IFC in his new animated series Out There (which premieres tonight at 10:30/9:30c on IFC). I had a chance to chat with Quincy about the show, his "out there" character designs, and fainting in sex ed class.
Tell us what Out There is all about, and how it came to IFC.