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Mayor Adams Said the Era of Nightlife Raids Was Over. So What Happened to Saint Vitus?

"The spirit of CURE should be that every agency that receives complaints says 'these are the things you need to fix' before doing a dramatic 'gotcha.'"

February 22, 2024

‘Young People Saved Me’: Lucy Sante on Gen Z, the Virgin Mary, and Drugs

Sante is a legend, incisive and unsentimental, and she does not soften her renowned critical eye when turning it selfward.


"Clifford" broke the BAM Film website, which is exactly what he would have wanted.

February 14, 2024

André 3000 Has Two Dozen Flutes and a Vision

The crowd at the Blue Note on Wednesday night wouldn't have come to hear this music made by anyone else. That's what made it necessary.

February 2, 2024

People Hated Pitchfork Because It Mattered

Condé Nast's decision to gut Pitchfork and stuff it into GQ is a huge blow to music journalism, and to music.

January 18, 2024

NYC Swears the Days of Surprise Nightclub Raids Are Over. Are They?

The Giuliani-era MARCH raids are out, officials say. A new system called "CURE" is in.

January 3, 2024

Please Cast Eric Adams’s Socialite Bestie in ‘The Real Housewives of New York City’

Eleonora Srugo, woman about town, high-powered real estate agent, and friend of Eric Adams, would be a fantastic fit for the RHONY reboot—especially if the mayor tagged along for filming.

December 22, 2023

Trust Fund Kids, Crust Punks and a Neo-Nazi: Sean Price Williams on His Directorial Debut

Williams talks "The Sweet East," moving from cinematography to directing, and why he thinks movies made with union labor aren’t very fun.

December 7, 2023

Julia Fox Wants Fame on Her Own Terms

Last week, the downtown diva discussed her memoir "Down the Drain" on stage at Metrograph. Can she be both a New York icon and a Hollywood star?

October 31, 2023