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Your up-to-the-minute guide to New York City events, restaurants, bars, nightlife, ticket alerts and NYC ephemera

Some possible weekend itineraries for Nicki Minaj's alter egos once she moves to NYC

Wed Dec 17 Buried in the middle of a totally charming (and quite revealing) interview that Nicki Minaj conducted last night with hip-hop journalist Elliot Wilson was news that the reigning queen of rap plans to move back to New York

BAM's Eat, Drink & Be Literary series returns in January

Wed Dec 17 What's better than hearing a brilliant author read and converse?

Six great holiday gifts for your favorite theater geek

Wed Dec 17 Are you finished with your holiday shopping, everything neatly wrapped and adorned with bows and cards?

Theater chains abandon The Interview after terror threat

Wed Dec 17 News continues to worsen for the Kim Jong-un assassination comedy The Interview, as well for as its distributor, Sony Pictures Entertainment, embroiled in its email-hacking scandal and now a potentially huge loss

Calling all last minute shoppers: Sip free drinks and receive special discounts at these holiday pop-ups

Wed Dec 17 Yesterday marked the first night of Hanukkah and as of today, Christmas Eve is only one week away

Get an advanced look at the show that’s replacing the Colbert Report

Wed Dec 17 The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, a.k.a "the show that’s replacing The Colbert Report," just released a new promo video, “Looking for Something Different”

The 10 best movie scores by Alexandre Desplat

Wed Dec 17 It’s a good thing that Alexandre Desplat is one of the most prolific composers in contemporary film, because he’s also one of the best

S.O.B.'s hosts a benefit for the family of Eric Garner

Wed Dec 17 After the past few weeks of protests in the wake of the Michael Brown and Eric Garner grand jury decisions, there's still plenty of people speaking out and rallying around the Black Lives Matter banner

Watch Amy Adams get festive ahead of this weekend's SNL

Wed Dec 17 Saturday Night Live is heading towards its final episode of the year

30 things that will happen to New Yorkers in the holidays

Wed Dec 17 Ah, Christmas in NYC! Of course, New York is the city where dreams are made and you never quite know what you'll find around the next corner (or on the bottom of your shoe).

Free maple grilled cheese to celebrate National Maple Syrup Day

Wed Dec 17 Maple-loving food truck Snowday is celebrating National Maple Syrup Day today by doling out loads of syrup-drenched treats on Fifth Avenue and 20th Street

Learn to make lovely watercolored holiday cards in Soho this Thursday

Tue Dec 16 "Last Christmas, I gave you a card, the very next day, you gave it away," sang George Michael never...because he was obviously too good at crafting

Newcomer Ruby Barnhill will star in Spielberg's forthcoming The BFG

Tue Dec 16 Being a kid in a Steven Spielberg film doesn't automatically guarantee superstardom: Despite his excellent work in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Henry Thomas's career never took off

Get 'Black and Blue' at Nitehawk, with Black Sabbath and Blue Öyster Cult

Tue Dec 16 The tag line for the Black and Blue documentary put it thusly: "1.5 million saw it live… Now hear and experience the power and the glory again & again & again."

Dressing-Room Playlist: Duane Gosa

Tue Dec 16 Duane Gosa, a member of the stupendous Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo since 2013, shares his playlist for the company's December season

Broad City's Season Two trailer gets hot and wet

Tue Dec 16 For those already sick of the cold, the rain and the inevitable mental breakdown that will occur while Christmas shopping in NYC, the trailer for season two of Broad City might be just the thing to warm you up. 

French SoHo café Maman rolls out monthly fondue dinners tonight

Tue Dec 16 At pint-sized café Maman, Michelin-starred chef Armand Arnal brought Southern France—and some of the city's best chocolate chip cookies (one of our picks for NYC's Best Dishes & Drinks)—to SoHo.

Mile End’s Noah Bernamoff to open an oyster bar in Boerum Hill

Mon Dec 15 Boosting his Boerum Hill domain, Mile End’s Noah Bernamoff is opening the Grand Army, an oyster bar at Hoyt and State Streets.

Jeremiah Tower releases his first menu at Tavern on the Green

Mon Dec 15 After years of renovations Tavern on the Green reopened in April, but the restaurant only recently put James-Beard–award–winning chef Jeremiah Tower at the helm in the kitchen.

Is D'Angelo's Black Messiah the surprise album of the year, or just passably predictable?

Mon Dec 15 Two Time Out Music Editors weigh in on the new album

Terrence Malick's latest will have its world premiere at Berlin

Mon Dec 15 Set to compete at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival in February, Terrence Malick's mystery-shrouded Knight of Cups (starring Christian Bale and Natalie Portman) will have its world premiere at the esteemed showcase

Brooklyn's Kings Theatre reopens with Diana Ross show

Mon Dec 15 The Brooklyn music scene is losing underground landmarks left and right: Death by Audio hosted its final show last month, and neighboring spot Glasslands throws its last bash on New Year's Eve

Meet the Undateables: Caitlin and Estée

Mon Dec 15 These lovelorn New Yorkers swear they're absolutely undateable. We pair them up to see if they're right.

New York's largest menorah lighting kicks off tomorrow

Mon Dec 15 "Oh, Hanukkah!" is here and you know what that means

Top three Nutcracker alternatives

Mon Dec 15 Had enough Nutcrackers to last a lifetime of Decembers?

21 awesome things happening in New York this week

Mon Dec 15 Mariah Carey, Latke Festival, The Hobbit and more

See photos from today's massive Millions March NYC

Sat Dec 13 Tens of thousands of protestors gathered in Manhattan's Washington Square Park to march against police brutality

Word on the Street: 12 crazy things we overheard in NYC this week

Fri Dec 12 See the craziest things we overheard in NYC this week

The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is now open

Fri Dec 12 Design geeks, grab your pens! After a three-year renovation, the Upper East Side’s Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, reopened today. 

Shop for thoughtful gifts at Etsy's Holiday Handmade Cavalcade this weekend

Fri Dec 12 With Christmas just around the corner, you may be scrambling the City for thoughtful gifts for your pickiest relatives. 

New Bushwick-inspired hotel Bklyn House coming to the neighborhood this spring

Fri Dec 12 A new, eight-story hotel is set to open just south of Flushing Ave this spring that developers are advertising as “Bushwick-inspired.” 

Tomorrow's SantaCon festivities limited to participating bars only

Fri Dec 12 The saga of SantaCon continues—with neighborhoods flat-out banning the citywide bar crawl and planned protests scheduled for Saturday, December 13, SantaCon organizers are making major changes to this year's route. 

Holiday volunteer and giving opportunities in New York

Fri Dec 12 Tis the season—to give back! Check out these opportunities to help out causes you care about.

Free holiday cookies and caroling around NYC next week

Fri Dec 12 There are plenty of opportunities in the coming weeks to make like Mariah with holiday high notes and eat your weight in Christmas cookies.