‘Kveikur’ SIGUR ROS 2.5 stars Few bands tread the same atoms-wide divide between comfortable timelessness and the star-streaked future as do Iceland’s ambient-rock sorcerers Sigur Rós. For its eighth album, the trio adds substantial brawn to its shivery post-rock soundscapes, from the crackling deluge of opener “Brennisteinn” to the juddering uneasiness of the title track. All this heavy industry... » more
If it feels like summer is here and you haven’t taken a trip yet, don’t worry — there’s still time to plan a family getaway and get the kids out of the city for a bit.
Here are some of our suggestions:
Dude ranch that’s close to home: Pinegrove Ranch and Family Resort If you’re looking for an all-inclusive, old-timey, camp-style experience, this is it.
This Ulster County, N.Y.,... » more
Had Mikal Cronin been born at a different time, his power pop songs would be blasting out of car radios soundtracking the summer nights of teens across the country.
Instead, he has critical acclaim and a small but growing fan base drawn to his Beatle-esque melodies, huge harmony-filled choruses, and lyrics about coming of age.
amNewYork spoke with Cronin.
What was going on in your... » more
‘Jack the Giant Slayer’ Ignore this film’s mediocre box office numbers: This adventure yarn from director Bryan Singer (“The Usual Suspects”) is one of the most fun films to come out recently. Recounting the old fairy tale, Jack (Nicholas Hoult) is up the beanstalk, off to save the princess (Eleanor Tomlinson) from giants, alongside the king’s crew (with a dashing Ewan McGregor and dastardly Stanley... » more
Kim Kardashian’s baby girl is just “beautiful,” says proud granny Kris Jenner.
“[The baby is] doing great and she’s beautiful,” Kardashian’s proud mom told HLN’s Showbiz Tonight in her first interview since the birth.
“We’re all fine. We’re all good and extremely happy and thrilled for the new baby,” Jenner said.
Kardashian, 32, and boyfriend Kanye West, 36, welcomed their first... » more
These Long Islanders are going to have one unforgettable prom.
“Glee” star Darren Criss and former “American Idol” winner Jordin Sparks are slated to perform acoustic sets at the prom for East Rockaway High School, which won Rent the Runway’s Dream Prom contest, the fashion website confirmed Monday.
Rent the Runway doled out the prize — which includes all costs, including dresses and... » more
Brad Pitt drinking a cup of coffee at Forty Four at the Royalton hotel
Jerry Seinfeld seeing Broadway’s “Matilda” with his family on Father’s Day
Joined by two friends, Naomi Watts eating rigatoni at Sotto Sopra in Amagansett
Debra Messing takingher son to see “Pippin” on Broadway ... » more
Verizon Communications Inc is looking to enter Canada's cellular telephone business, potentially fulfilling the government's hopes of having a fourth major wireless company, the Globe and Mail reported on Monday.
Verizon could look at taking over a smaller player in Canada, such as Wind Mobile, and participating in a new wireless spectrum auction, the newspaper reported citing two industry... » more
Several weeks ago, the Washington Post and the Guardian ran stories about the NSA, revealing the agency’s forays into "big data" and its attempts to acquire ever-larger quantities of that data off of corporate servers.
The big revelation was PRISM, a partnership with American tech companies - alleged to include Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO),... » more
What's not to like about Chinatown these days?
You can find incredibly fresh fish, sample noodles and dumplings to die for, duck into an Asian art gallery, and along the way snag yourself a "Burberry" scarf for $10 or a "Louis Vuitton" handbag for $20.
There's just one little problem.
Most likely the handbag or scarf are part of an illegal counterfeiting trade... » more