You wouldn't think that Washington Heights would ever become an alternative rock musical mecca, and yet it seems to be happening. More famously known as the home of Rev. Ike (at least to those of us in the know) and owned by the United Christian Evangelistic Association, these days the Palace is hosting such folks as the Arcade Fire, Modest Mouse, and Bjork. Strange world this is.
I recently discovered that the New York Times online offers their Times Select for free to anyone who registers with an "edu" email address. Go Times.