The name Charles Goodnight may not ring any bells yet, but as the grandfather of the early food truck in the 1860’s, this man has since kick started a movement. In 1866 to be exact, Goodnight introduced the chuckwagon (“chuck” being slang for “food”) to feed the influx of workers heading out West. This first mobile kitchen served up simple, robust eats such as beans, coffee, and biscuits. Jump forward nearly 150 years and today’s food “wagons” are still running by the same rules – to feed hungry patrons on the go. The greatest difference, however, is that their offerings have become more inventive and eclectic.
The 2011 International Wine & Spirit Competition bestowed six awards upon Demerara Distillers Ltd. and El Dorado, including a win in the prestigious Trophy category. In a repeat of last year, DDL outshone not only fellow Rum Distillers but was named the premiere Distiller (all spirits) in the Americas and Caribbean while the flagship Special Reserve 15 Year Old took home to Guyana the IWSC Trophy for Rum. A “perfect sipper” with “perfect balance and [a] rich, mature finish,” the 15 may have reached that peak of perfection DDL strives for with all their offerings.
While we certainly enjoy cozying up to a good gin and tonic to help take the edge off, the foodie in us often desires something a bit different, more tantalizing to the taste buds. That’s where the uniquely delicious, certified-organic Art in the Age ROOT comes into play. “What’s that?” is probably running through your mind right now.
Bill Cunningham is, in all and more than the meaning of the word flâneur, as coined by Charles Beaudelaire. The camera that arms him captures the public’s “garbed” yet candid, non-verbal expressions on the streets. Since 1978, his photographic mosaic on newsprint has inspired domestic and international publications to follow suit. The Metropolitan Report […]
We’ll officially release our top 20 albums of 2011 soon. In the meantime check out selections from the rockin list that ForceField PR sent us. It includes many of our favorites from this year and we hope you enjoy what we’ve picked out. [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/6474301″ params=”show_comments=true&auto_play=false&color=000000″ width=”25%” height=”81″] [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/9888963″ params=”show_comments=true&auto_play=false&color=000000″ […]
Gung hay fat choy! 2012 is the Year of the Dragon and today is the celebration of the Lunar New Year. In tandem with the centuries-old festivities, and New York Fashion Week’s near-term arrival, here are a few profiles of Chinese-American designers who continue to innovate the world of fashion. Derek Lam, Phillip Lim, Anna Sui, Vivienne Tam and Jason Wu, to name a few.
Pulp Lab // Paper Trail Records //The Sky Report Present: Unofficial CMJ Music Showcase, 10/22/2011 @ Bar Matchless, 557 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn Bands Start @ 7PM DJ Sets by Scot Bowman and Mike Dextro $8 Cover // Free with CMJ Badge 21+ NEW YORK: Six of the most talented indie-electro bands will take over Bar Matchless on […]
Pulp Lab // Paper Trail Records //The Sky Report Present:
Unofficial CMJ Music Showcase, 10/22/2011 @ Bar Matchless, 557 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn
Bands Start @ 7PM
Culture Club: A Safari of Subcultures Pulp Lab’s new original video series showcases emerging movements in Audible, Edible, and Visual culture. “Pulp Lab Presents” reveals today’s most inspiring cultural catalysts. Drawing on insights gathered from our Field Agents, our series allows viewers to infiltrate niche trends they might not otherwise have the chance to experience. […]
After closing out 2011 being featured by Weathervane music, Snowmine is gearing up for their PopGun presents debut thisThursday, 8:30PM at Glasslands Gallery in Brooklyn. Also performing that night will be Conveyor, Illuminator, and Teletextile.
While Hercules and the Love Affair didn’t directly participate in our InnerTube Mix, Wolfram’s remix of Fireworks features these fashionable downtown and Brooklyn groundbreakers. They’ve got an incredible style, blending disco, electro, and funk; it’s going to get even better with their upcoming album, Moshi Moshi.
Brooklyn indie rockers, Snowmine were an unexpected find during our CMJ experience. “SNOWMINE is a five piece band from Brooklyn. Their methods of healing people requires an hour of therapy with the band’s psychedelic pop sounds” (Earmilk). Their bubbly sound, definitely put us in good spirits whilst swaying to their blissful melodies. Pyschadelic rock is […]
2012 has been a bustling scene for us with New York Fashion Week, SXSW, and Coachella all on the horizon. As we’re preparing for fashion and festival season, we’d like to share our picks of newly released and upcoming albums for this year in video format. This is what the future sounds like and we can’t get […]
From Mapplethorpe to Marianne Faithfull in a skin-tight biker suit, DAZED charts their favourite leather lovers – with a little help from Nicola Formichetti.
These destined-to-be-cult faves slipped under the radar, but each warrants another look
On the back wall of the No Name Bar in Sausalito, Calif., crowded among pennants of the Giants and 49ers, the legendary teams on the south side of the Golden Gate Bridge, there is a poster that the bar printed for its 50th anniversary, six years ago. The poster says: “No Cover. No Plastic. No […]