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The Feast of St. Valentine has been corrupted and stolen by Hallmark to sell cringeful punny greeting cards, chocolate corn syrup bombs, and upsold meals at restaurants you wouldn’t go to otherwise. Fuck off mass-produced mandatory affection; what I truly love is chemistry. Poison is an exotic chemical meant to hurt or kill. In the […]

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The most romantic Valentine’s Day date in the city is not getting prime seats at some highly acclaimed Broadway play, but a tour of a sewage plant in Greenpoint. The Newton Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Greenpoint, known for its design and two large, silver digester eggs, offers tours of its space age-looking facility. People […]

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The super-producer Hudson Mohawke dropped his seventh-annual Valentine’s Day mix on the world today, and it is every bit as smooth and sexxxy as you’d hoped. At just five minutes in I’ve already heard both Luther Vandross and Five Star, and I am just fine with that. Listen below. […]

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There’s a show of Talking Heads-inspired Valentines opening at Portland’s Land Gallery this month. And while I don’t quite understand the connection between the band and the plot to sell greeting cards and candy romantic holiday, I do like the work that the gallery is showcasing on Tumblr. The show is called Love for Sale (get it?), so […]

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The early sixties were a pretty sexy time in the US. A decade after Alfred Kinsey conducted his sexuality studies, Americans were enthralled by the steamy affair between JFK and Marilyn Monroe, everyone wanted to get invited to a Playboy Club party, and the Free Love movement was rapidly subverting the prudish “values” of the […]

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On Thursday, AMC will unveil its newest reality series, Immortalized. It’s a show about about taxidermy and the first episode will star local Brooklyn hero, Takeshi Yamada. We first encountered Dr. Yamada this past summer while filming the Coney Island edition of ANIMAL’s neighborhood spotlight series, “What Are You Doing Tonight?”. The dapperly dressed gentleman […]

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Nothing screams romance like… some STD real talk. That’s why in honor of Valentine’s Day, three Brooklyn hospitals will be providing free HIV and Hepatitis C testing services all week long. Yeah, baby. Before heading over to your candle-lit dinner date on Thursday, bring your honey along for an intimate couples session at one of […]

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From the people who brought you that slow-mo snowman snuff film last month comes this, another seasonally-appropriate documentation of carnage. Watch as a mysterious masked lady takes axes, arrows, and explosives to a variety of Valentine’s Day paraphernalia, and try not to let it break your little heart. […]

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Let’s just say that Hallmark isn’t likely to expand its operations in Malaysia anytime soon, not with the government lashing out at one their most prized holiday acquisitions, ever. […]

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