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New York City, pop culture, art and nightlife. Because nobody else is blogging about those things.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

The Corpse Wore Pasties

My good friend and sometimes collaborator Jonny Porkpie has written his first novel, The Corpse Wore Pasties, published by Hard Case Crime, a great boutique publisher dedicated to keeping alive the dying art of the hardboiled pulp detective novel that you can cram in your pocket for a short, fun read on the train. Set in the NYC burlesque scene and starring a burlesque performer-turned-accidental detective named...Jonny Porkpie, The Corpse Wore Pasties is a fun, fast-paced read and I really do recommend it--hey, it's the holiday shopping season! Get it today!

And if you missed it last week, Jonny's night job Pinchbottom Burlesque is celebrating the launch of the book with a combination interactive murder mystery-book party-burlesque show, Lurid Pulp, at the Bleecker Street theater tonight. Clams Casino makes an appearance portraying a character in the book that is...strangely familiar, named Cherries Jubilee.

(Promo picture for Lurid Pulp by Don Spiro)

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Got plans after Thanksgiving?

Eat a turkey sandwich, polish off the last of the stuffing, rent a Zipcar and drive to Asbury Park! (click to see more of the great flyer by Nasty Canasta)

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

And that's the BEST picture they could find of her.

These damn ads are all over the Ft. Hamilton Parkway stop. And this is what I think of every time I see it. Let me show you somethin'!

Saturday, November 07, 2009


The upcoming shows by Casino O'Fortune Cookie Productions:

Sadly, I'm going to be out of town for that one (well, maybe "sadly" is the wrong word, since I'll be in Miami for the Basel art fair...), but you should definitely not miss it! And I will definitely be here for this one:

Be prepared to have...the time of your life!

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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

The year for a protest vote if there ever was one.

I'm normally against the protest vote, in our flawed two-party system I think you should cast your vote for a candidate with at least a fighting chance of winning. But tonight after work, you should go vote for Reverend Billy for Mayor. Bloomberg bought his third term ages ago, drowning us all in a sea of mailers and running against an NYC-as-usual bureacrat. So make that protest vote count! Help get Billy some more press!