To celebrate the launch of Mountain Dew Kickstart, a fruit-infused breakfast beverage that occupies the space between juice, coffee, soda, and energy drinks (market research says there's a space there, so there is), the company hooked up with legendary graffiti artist Cope2 for a cool project. They rented studio space near the Brooklyn Navy Yard and had the Bronx native (birth name Fernando Carlo) reimagine the logos of a few select magazines. They also sent a car, and I enjoyed weaving in slow motion through the Satmar Hasidic community of Williamsburg, marveling at their religious garb and the fact that Purim pop-up stores exist ("For All Your Purim Needs").Read More »
TONIGHT: Holy Fuck!
Free Alt-Comedy Show at Downtown Independent Theater
Holy Fuck, the weekly alt-comedy show at the Downtown Independent Theater, hosts the second recording session for its upcoming comedy album Tuesday night, when a dozen of the city’s hungriest talents put their rants, raves, and dick jokes on wax. Buy a few cheap beers in the lobby, sink into your seat, and watch performers from Brandie Posey to Dave Ross make their bid for comedic immortality. Best of all, it’s totally fucking free.
DETAILS: Holy Fuck begins at 9:30 pm every Tuesday at the Downtown Independent Theater (251 S. Main St, Downtown.) For details, check out the website.
Nobody in the New York area will forget Hurricane/Tropical Storm Sandy any time soon. Even those of us lucky enough not to have lost power or been forced to evacuate know many people who did. While the region did much to prepare, Sandy still ended up being a bona fide natural disaster, with major property damage and, sadly, more than 100 fatalities along the east coast. As with watershed events such as 9/11, the 2003 blackout, and the 2005 transit strike, people are already referring to the pre- and post-Sandy eras, as if our collective mindset has been permanently changed by it. And so, in the post-Sandy era, we at Vibe Media, the parent company of Vibe, Vibe Vixen, Uptown, and BlackBook, felt bad for those who had lost so much, and decided we'd feel better if we did something to help. And so we have. We're sending a food truck—the Milk Truck, to be specific—to the Rockaways to distribute comfort food to hurricane victims. It's there right now, and I must say, I feel good about it.Read More »
There's something poetic about the perfect bound magazine. There's also something paper about it. Some people hate paper—the paper-haters!—and so we've unveiled our iPad edition of BlackBook magazine.Read More »
Last night at the sophisticated and alluring FDR at Delano, BlackBook Magazine and Ketel One partnered in Miami Beach, Florida in continuation of the Class Acts program. Guests socialized while sipping on Ketel One specialty cocktails in celebration of the distinguished gentlemen and the expert bartenders who craft cocktails for them. The evening’s drink menu included Saturns Sour by Adam DelGuidice , The Filthy Garden by Chris Hudnall, and The Lemon Bell by Nick Nistico. Throughout the night, party-goers danced to the beats of DJ Gunars while taking in the speak-easy atmosphere.Read More »
Patrick Duffy compares and contrasts the 'Dallas' of his youth with today's new show.Read More »
Eva Green chats about her role in the small-scale doomsday romance 'Perfect Sense' -- and her leading man Ewam McGregor.Read More »
So November 18 is kind of a big deal. That's when The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 hits theaters, and when Bella Swan and her undead boy toy Edward Cullen finally consummate their love. To celebrate the occasion, we asked Twilight starlet Ashley Greene to grace the cover of our November "Drama" issue, and guess what? She said yes!Read More »