Arts & Culture

Judging the Cheesemonger Invitational

Cheesemonger Invitational

Organized chaos was the theme of the fourth annual Cheesemonger Invitational, held June 29 at Larkin Cold Storage in industrial Long Island City in Queens, N.Y. From the moment the judges arrived just shy of 5 p.m. until the 2013 champion was announced—an hour and a half past schedule—at 10:30 p.m., the event seemed to run on pure adrenaline. Read more …

Super Bowl Food-Off

Then there’s Pizza Beer: Yes, that’s pizza and beer, in one delectable gulp. As both are essential food groups for any Super Bowl fiesta, we thought the brew’s availability a major factor in this Food-Off. Read more …

Music Review: Woom

Woom makes for a darling summer fling: this duo’s debut release Muu’s Way rollicks daintily through playful, poppy tunes. But like that seasonal romance, the album lacks a bit of substance to make its charm linger. Read more …

Music Review: Marco Benevento

Harnessing the visually adorable power of a baby grand piano, an optigan, circuit bent toys, and a legion of keyboards, Benevento bends, cuts, loops, and shapes fragmented chords, compositions, and visceral improvisation. Read more …