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The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde On Neil Young, Festivals And Life On The Road

This weekend, the Chrissie Hynde-fronted Pretenders will join Neil Young, Robert Plant, Jack White, Alanis Morissette, Gary Clark Jr., Kamasi Washington, the Revolution, the Bangles and many more in Pasadena, California for the second annual Arroyo Seco Weekend.<p>Hynde admits she doesn’t know about …

Festivals

The Glamorous Grandmas of Instagram

<b>“I’m not 20. I don’t want to be 20, but I’m really freaking cool. That’s what I think about when I’m posting a photo.”</b><p>______<p>Photographed with a hip thrust forward to show off her Margiela apron dress and modishly frayed jeans, Lyn Slater projects a kind of swagger pretty rare among her peers. A …

Social Media

Paul McCartney explains how George Harrison’s expletive-filled rants benefitted The Beatles

The Beatles legend confirmed details of his new album release earlier today<p>Paul McCartney has recalled how George Harrison would get The Beatles out …

George Harrison

A Revival of Black Business, and Pride, in Brooklyn

A black man has been president of the United States. So why, then, do so many find it hard to believe that a black woman owns a yarn shop in brownstone Brooklyn?<p>That is a question that Felicia Eve, the owner of the yarn shop, String Thing Studio in Park Slope, has confronted regularly. “It’s along …

Public Sector

In 1894, the first bike lane in America was built on Brooklyn’s Ocean Parkway

<i>Ocean Parkway circa 1894, via NYC Parks</i><p>While many hipsters can be seen trekking through Brooklyn on their bikes today, the borough’s infatuation with …

Bike Lanes

Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: Drafting a Eulogy for Classic Rock

By the end of this year, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards will be a combined 150 years old. While it might be foolish to bet against the Rolling Stones touring in, say, 2025, there’s little doubt that the genre of classic rock — its practitioners, its fans, its clout — is in steep decline. To write …

Classic Rock

Ann Hood Shares Her Love Story With the Beatles

More by Parade<p>It’s the 50th anniversary of the release of the White Album (officially titled <i>The Beatles</i>) and the 1968 film <i>Yellow Submarine</i> which is …

Paul McCartney

The Beatles' Abbey Road zebra crossing is DUG UP by workmen for resurfacing

<b>WORKERS have dug up the iconic zebra crossing made famous by The Beatles.</b><p>The Fab Four were pictured walking over the crossing for the cover of their …

Guitar

Beatles Solo Albums Ranked Worst to Best

Included are albums that still feel like time-stamped baubles and others that have only grown in estimation.Continue reading…

Classic Rock

Song facts: Yesterday

Affordable Housing Is Your Spare Bedroom

Cities from New York to San Francisco are having a tough time trying to create enough affordable housing for the hundreds of thousands of people who need it. To expand affordable housing in these places where land and construction costs are high, we need to disrupt the model of single-family homes …

Housing

Brooklyn’s Best Kept Secret: A Wes Anderson Versailles

<b>Y</b>ou know that great aunt who arrives early, and overdressed, to parties? The one who smells like powdered Shalimar, and guards every single family …

Paris

The B-52s: The stories behind the hit songs

Alice In Wonderland

In NYC, 139 prized yellow taxi medallions will hit the auction block

The medallions will head to bankruptcy auction for a fraction of their original value<p>This month, nearly 140 yellow taxi medallions will head for bankruptcy auction, where they will be sold for a fraction of their original value, reports the <i>New York Post</i>.<p>The 139 medallions are part of a collection …

Transportation

Inside New York’s Greatest, Liveable Cabinet of Curiosities

<i>P</i>aige Stevenson doesn’t quite live in the same world as the rest of us. “People talk a lot about what it means to make art,” she says on the foggy …

Paris

NYC factory transformed into bocce, taco and sunbathing oasis

The sugar may be gone, but the views are sweeter than ever.<p>One of New York City’s most iconic industrial relics has been turned into the Big Apple’s …

New York City

Bourdain’s biggest dream nearly transformed NYC’s food scene

Anthony Bourdain enjoyed eating every bizarre creature on God’s earth, from cobra heart in Vietnam to warthog butthole in Namibia.<p>But one Great White …

Andrew Cuomo

Barney Greengrass Remembers Bourdain, Who Called It ‘Best Breakfast in the Universe’

Upper West Side Jewish deli icon <b>Barney Greengrass</b> set up an empty table with <b>Anthony Bourdain</b>’s regular order today: Novia Scotia lox, an egg scramble, and some bagels.<p>NY1 reporter Van Tieu tweeted a photo of the spread on Friday, shortly after the restaurant made Bourdain’s regular meal for a …

New Jersey

Ringo Starr Announces New Book of Photos Offering an Intimate Glimpse into His Legendary Life

Get ready to look at life from a Starr’s perspective.<p>Music icon Sir Ringo Starr has announced a new book of photos due out this fall. Titled <i>Another</i> …

Music

Book Review: “Reporter” by Seymour M. Hersh

<i></i><b>[Note: A few years back, Ted Sturtz, a former investment banker and lover of books, was dismayed by all the newspapers dropping their book review</b> …

Book Reviews

An Online Agitator, a Social Media Exposé and the Fallout in Brooklyn

The night that ended far differently started out normal. It was Thursday at Mekelburg’s, a busy Brooklyn grocery with a cafe and bar in the back and picnic tables on the patio, with locals tucking into sandwiches and sipping craft beers.<p>Everything changed at 7 p.m., when someone noticed a news …

Social Media

The most beautiful NYC buildings

Try as they might, no other city can compete with the density and diversity of New York’s skyline. From cloud-busting towers to stolid brownstones, …

Times Square

This subway line is the best-kept secret in NYC

The city’s least-loved subway line happens to be my favorite. It might sound nuts to New Yorkers who ride the J train more out of necessity than for …

World Trade Center

A story of survival: New York’s last remaining independent bookshops

Years ago, a friend invited me to something called Brazenhead Books, only she didn’t call it that. She, like everyone else, called it “the secret bookstore”. Except it wasn’t a bookshop so much as a small apartment on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, deliriously overstuffed with paperbacks and presided …

Books

The Beatles' "White Album" demos: listen and learn

One May day in 1968, The Beatles gathered in Esher, London at George Harrison psychedelic bungalow Kinfauns to make music. They jammed through …

Music

The Biographer in the Bubble

Robert Hilburn’s authorized life of Paul Simon.<p>About midway through Robert Hilburn’s <b>Paul Simon: The Life</b><i>,</i> the book’s subject embarks on a remarkable …

Music

Car-Share Companies Get Coveted Parking in New York City

Losing a handful of street parking spots along a stretch of Upper Manhattan may seem like relatively little to give up. But in the blood sport that is parking in New York, Elisa Ferreira, who was pushing her son, Mason, in a stroller through Hamilton Heights on a recent weekday, said that the 20 …

Carsharing

On Eating Alone in Paris

Comptoir Turenne is on the ground floor of a 19th-century building with battered shutters in the Haut Marais, on the less fashionable end of rue de Turenne. At the more fashionable end, Glow on the Go! serves concoctions like the Lolita, with organic cherries and “superfoods adaptogens,” and Baby …

France

Dentist who owns John Lennon’s tooth will use DNA test to find Beatle’s potential love children in bid to claim slice of his £400m estate

A DENTIST who bought John Lennon’s tooth is looking for potential love children of the late-Beatle in a bid to stake a claim to his £400million …

Dentistry

Tom Murray’s Mad Day Out Photographing the Beatles

Rare photographs of the Fab Four, taken on a freewheeling day in London in 1968, are on display at Soho Contemporary Art.<p>The British photographer Tom Murray isn’t crazy about Alexi Lubomirski’s official engagement and wedding portraits of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. In one shot, the couple are …

Family