Wellington is famous for its tiny, tucked-away bars, quirky cafes and galleries, fashion boutiques, award winning restaurants and buzzing nightlife. But what you may not know is that the New Zealand capital is also blessed with more bars, restaurants and cafés per capita than New York City. That’s right, it’s a thriving foodie (and drinkie) metropolis. We can’t show you all the 300 plus inner-city restaurant and bars, but here’s a sneak peak at some of Australian tourist, Patrick Stevenson — aka The Hipster’s — favourites.
Do you ever get bored of just going out to the same old clubs and events and wish for something with a little more pizazz? Shien Lee, the glamourous mastermind behind Dances of Vice knows just how you feel. Since 2007, Shien has been bringing her sparkle to the nightlife of New York, to create fun, memorable events that attract people from all walks of life.
I’ve been to Woodford before. That’s why I’m going again this year. It’s a music and fringe festival all in one, with only one ticket. Well, there are day or season passes, but the idea is that one ticket gets you access to everything. So no messy ticket decisions. With over 400 acts from December 27 to January 1st.
We’re digging the fun and cheeky illustration work of Liverpool-based artist, Becky Ryan who loves ‘to draw pretty much anything but particularly portraits’. This piece above was featured on the North West Burlesque Society website.
Created by art school dropout and kick-ass artist, Molly Crabapple, this alternative drawing movement mixes one part grungy art type, one part underground performer, and one part divey bar into a fizzy cocktail of awesomeness.
Bringing the excess and sexiness of the Big Band-era to the present is the hot MegaFlame Big Band and Cabaret’s mission. Jazz music combines with burlesque and torch singers to recreate a Prohibition-era San Francisco. Tonight, they’re playing at San Francisco’s Cafe Du Nord. Luck Be A Lady will feature The Bond Girl and Delilah […]
Our friends over at URLesque have recognized a growing Etsy trend: ‘A free-spirited crochet queen forcing her boyfriend to model her handicrafts’. And they’ve found 20 of the poor buggers, in various states of beanie clad despair.
We recently posted about ThinkGeek’s meaty April Fools Joke: Fake Unicorn Meat. Well, it seems not everyone found it quite as amusing as we — and, evidently, you — did. As our friends at URLesque have noted, the National Pork Board have sent ThinkGeek a cease and desist letter. Read it in full after the jump.
Our friends over at URLesque have captured some of the funniest examples from the Liblr website, where phrases from Twitter conversations are systematically swapped to create new, unintentional meanings. Example? Swap ‘late for class’ with ‘covered in bees’ and see what mayhem and confessionals ensue.
With gently hummed backing music and rough hand drawn artwork, this brilliant video by an unnamed Russian illustrator merges two classic video games — Tetris and Contra — into a compelling truly production.
Memo to our music editor: do not cross paths with indie band Deer Tick. Why? Well, Zach Kelley, a writer at Pitchfork, that self-proclaimed champion of indie cool, dared to give the band’s Black Dirt Sessions a poor review — and a 5.6 rating — and the band bit back. As our friends over at […]
Our friends over at Urlesque have posted a series of videos of epic Wheel Of Fortune fails, with the disclaimer that they know from first experience that ‘losing on Wheel of Fortune is never easy. Sure, some may claim the game show is a glorified, glittery version of Hangman, but there are, indeed, specific strategies […]
Illustrator Molly Crabapple is inspired by Victorian culture and the sexy, bawdy world of burlesque. Her illustrations are colourful and erotic, her voluptuous female subjects bursting out of their corsets while eying off the viewer with undisguised lewdness. Having worked on numerous commercial projects, organised her own shows and illustrated several graphic novels, Crabapple also […]