Thursday, December 29, 2011

AeroShot, Angry Drunks and the Worst New Year’s Eve Ever

The Last Nightlife Culture News for 2011
Compiled by Gamal Hennessy

Nightlife Culture Year in Review: The Twelve Major Stories in Nightlife Culture for 2011

Nightlife Industry Year in Review: From the fine folks at Eater.

Humor: Do you want to have your worst New Year’s Eve ever. Here's how to so it. 

Drinking: Hangover Patches: Do They Work?

Drinking: Here’s how to spot an angry drunk before the fists start flying.

Drugs: Is AeroShot going to be the club drug of 2012?

Venue Reviews: I've finished 101 nightlife reviews covering three cities in 2011. That should be enough drinking for one year, right?

Trends: The busiest (and most amateur) nightlife nights of the year.

Beyond New York: The New York Times looks at the underground nightlife scene in Los Angeles. 

Hip Hop: Is hip hop finally ready to shed its homophobic image?
Hip Hop: A compelling argument that New York hip hop isn't real hip hop. 
Hip Hop: How do racial and gender diversity in hip hop performers impact the musical form? 
Comedy: Why is the open mic scene so dead for aspiring New York comedians? 

Have fun.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Champagne Bars, Fireplace Hideaways, Fashion’s Night Out and New Orleans Nightlife

Nightlife News for December 20th 2011
Complied by Gamal Hennessy

Prince of the City
Reviews: I’ve put up the first set of reviews from my trip to New Orleans. There is plenty of stuff down there to make a New York nightlife native happy.

Last minute Gift Idea: Looking for something to give the person who loves nightlife? Give them my book Seize the Night.

Culture: NYC had 50 million visitors on 2011. No doubt many of them came here to sample our nightlife culture. Hopefully our next mayor will see the connection in ways that Bloomberg doesn’t.

Fashion: Fashion Night Out is coming back in 2012 in spite of very little popular demand from fashion retailers.

Drinking: Discover the allure of luxury champagne bars.

Interior Design: NYC has plenty of fireplace bars to help you escape the cold this winter. Find some with this list.

Politics: Harlem community boards consider attempt to close bars at 2 a.m. Hopefully they will fail like many of their colleagues downtown.

Sex: How often do men and women really think about sex? The answer may surprise you.

Have fun.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Madison Moore, Larry Levan, Don Hill and Parisian Nightlife Culture

Nightlife Culture News for December 13, 2011
Compiled by Gamal Hennessy

Prince of the City: Review: On the Make: Nightlife as a Lifeless Sham:

Academics: NYU takes a long hard look at Madison Moore and his nightlife culture course at Yale.

Culture: A comparison of nightlife culture in New York and Paris.

Sex: A swingers party pops up at Pop Burger.

Health: Would NYC be better off with public toilets in nightlife areas?

Health:  Journalists put three hangover cures to the test

Graphic Arts: A collection of art dedicated to hip hop pioneers has just been released.

Hip Hop: Members of Black Sheep and A Tribe Called Quest form a group to produce a song dedicated to Occupy Wall Street.

House: NPR remembers the DJ pioneer Larry Levan.

Rock: Irving Plaza plans a memorial concert for legendary nightlife operator Don Hill.

Drinking: Bartenders offer good drinking advice. Read this to improve your holiday experience.

Drinking: Barstool Prophets tell the story of #nightlife from serving behind the bar.

Crime: FBI makes several arrests linking organized crime to NYC strip clubs.

Tourism: ‎Closing the Tavern on the Green was a multi-million dollar mistake for NYC.

Have fun.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Sex Lies and Holiday Parities

Nightlife Culture News for December 7, 2011
Compiled by Gamal Hennessy

Prince of the City: A holiday gift idea for the nightlife native; Notes from the Night.

Dancing: An argument for the artistic merits of lap dancing is going to court in New York.

Dating: Tips on how to get back into the dating life after being out of the game for 5, 10 or even 20 years.

Dating: Is online dating just for free meals the best way to deal with a bad economy?

Fashion: Do we judge a girl's intelligence and sexual experience based on how short her skirt is?

Health: New survey from condom maker Durex points to a high degree of risky sexual behavior in the US.

Health: Will the FDA approved hangover cure Blowfish change the way we drink?

Sex: People can accept the idea of comfort food. Can they accept the idea of comfort sex?

Trends: The rough economy has taken the extravagance out of holiday parties recently, but they are making a comeback this year.

Have fun.