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"Were those used in the London Olympics?" whispered our dining companion as we sat down at the bar at The Fourth. He was referring to the sculpture work hanging from the ceiling, which is oddly reminiscent of the hospital beds into which children were tucked in the opening ceremonies as dozens of Ma ... More >>
My sister the champ
Fans of falsetto-laden cock-rock and spindly Englishmen in catsuits have been shit outta luck since the Darkness broke up in 2006, amid out-of-control tension and lead singer/guitarist Justin Hawkins' heading off to rehab. Then a performance at last year's Download Festival heralded the reformation ... More >>
It's been two never-ending weeks since we witnessed the Queen and James Bond fly in on some sort of parachute thing over the Thames River. And Mr. Bean. And the timeline of London's growth, from the capital of a colonial power to a lovable, quirky center of British haute couture. Yes, the Olympics a ... More >>
In the US, it didn't hurt that, in the year of the Olympic woman, ours brought home the gold. In fact, the silver, too: in the final, women's beach volleyball-ers Kerry Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor battled two other Americans, April Ross and Jennifer Kessy, who, in losing consecutive ... More >>
It's no question that both of today's featured New York Olympians got game. Heralded in the height of their high school careers as ones-to-watch, these two ladies have earned some of the highest honors in women's basketball. While one is a two-time gold medal Olympian already, the other, who was the ... More >>
Mark your calendars. To celebrate the end of the 2012 Olympics, iAdventure.com will be hosting a food truck and beer festival at the South Street Seaport on Sunday, August 12. Food trucks in NYC will serve up dishes infused with the flavors of the country they are representing. Tickets are $40, wh ... More >>
Two-time Olympic gold winner and head of the London Olympics Sebastian Coe started an unexpected uproar a few days ago with some a well-intentioned comments about Michael Phelps: "You can probably say that clearly, self-evidently, in medal tally he's the most successful. My personal view is that I ... More >>
Like much of America, we at the Village Voice have been bemused by Rafalca Romney, Mitt Romney's dressage horse who will be competing in the XXX Olympiad in London tomorrow. Imagine our surprise when we noticed that @RafalcaRomney was Tweeting*! We immediately emailed her, and Rafalca was more than ... More >>
Because of our mutual interest in Scientology, Guy Adams and I have come to know each other in recent months. He's the Los Angeles-based reporter for the UK publication The Independent, and lately he's been taking aim at NBC's problems covering the London games. But he really ran into trouble when ... More >>
Running off of yesterday's steam, we spent a decent part of our Saturday night glancing back and forth at the TV screen to catch glimpses of whatever Olympic sport NBC decided was best for us to watch at that given moment. Well, now we're back from all that jazz with some news from the past 24 hours ... More >>
We've been covering the sports mania in London lately with some pieces on New Yorkers who made it all the way across the pond. But, after last night's eccentric and kind of uncomfortable opening ceremony, the quadrennial spectacle started off today with a bang. And what an unfortunate bang it w ... More >>
The 2012 summer Olympics officially begins today in London. Though the Big Apple lost the bid to host these games back in 2005, we can take pride in the 35 New York-bred Olympians competing in the summer event. To get into the spirit of the festivities, we will be highlighting two of New York's own ... More >>
Summer Olympics season is imminent: Golden rings crop up on magazine covers, newspapers dedicate space to English beverages and foodstuffs, Morgan Freeman's rich, reassuring baritone returns to prime time in the form of credit-card shilling, businesses all over town announce their own "Olympics Of [ ... More >>
In a special edition of 'Mitt Loves N.Y.,' we are taking our coverage overseas to report on an event that almost happened. It was a story that, thankfully for Mitt, went ignored for the most part by the lamestream media.With a tip-off from the Voice's Steven Thrasher, we stumbled across a litt ... More >>
You're in the British pomp-rock act Muse, and you've been charged with writing the official song for the 2012 Olympics, which will be held in London and which will be a massive event for your home country. How do you respond to this honor, especially in the wake of creating outrage among your loyali ... More >>
Granta brings the U.K. to NY
After compiling our list of the most-read Village Voice stories of 2011, we got to thinking about what the new year will bring. While it's impossible to accurately foresee the coming news cycle, we've used complex algorithms and web-based analytics to predict ten stories that will rock the world thi ... More >>
It would appear that dogs are the final frontier when it comes to gourmet food trucks. Bocce's Bakery launched its Biscuit Bike this summer, offering organic dog treats, including and cupcakes. [NY Post] Paula Deen shot back at Anthony Bourdain after he called her the "most dangerous person ... More >>
The Olympics are for intra-national bonding, and being kind to one another despite our various geopolitical borders, and sex among swim teams, and beating the crap out of everyone who's not the U.S.A.! Which is why Iran is very upset that the logo for the 2012 London Olympics looks like a sho ... More >>
We really need to think of new bar-side conversation starters since Paul the Octopus has put away his proverbial crystal ball. He endured fascination, praise, and even death threats from around the globe during his successful (eight times!) and controversial tenure of World Cup psychic.
Chicago has dodged a bullet, being eliminated in the first round from 2016 Olympics consideration. (Tokyo is also out; Madrid and Rio de Janeiro remain in the running.) The Times says not to worry -- sometimes a loss is almost as good as a win. How so? Jay Kriegel, director of the New York's ... More >>
Can you spot the next Phelps?
Doctoroff's legacy: no Olympic Medal, no Ground Zero mettle
Brit Howard Barker on power, art, and dissent
What can any of us actually do about the Darfur genocide? A new organization knows.
Bloomberg's man Dan Doctoroff has an answer for rising seas: more coastal condos!
Lingering anger over the defeat of Mayor Bloomberg's dream of building a colossal stadium on the West Side to host the Jets and the 2012 Olympics is now complicating efforts to forge labor solidarity on behalf of the striking transit workers. Bloomberg's push to build the billion-dollar edifice alo ... More >>
Spielberg's dour tale of assassination gets lost in a morass of moral ambivalence
New Yorkers didn't 'let down' anybody
A billion-dollar city deal looms, and the French are leading the pack
The Mets are in and the Jets are out, but where do the taxpayers fit in?
Urban sports for low-energy athletes
Produce merchants get the boot for a City Hall favorite and yet another Olympic stadium
Many builders dislike the West Side stadium. Only one says so out loud.
An open letter to the international Olympic committee
For city and glory, Dan Doctoroff seeks Olympic gold at home and abroad
Websites That Explain How the New Nets Stadium Might Affect You
What Would it Cost the City to Host the Olympics in 2012?
White Power and Al Qaeda Unite Against America
New Yorks Olympic Bid Could Be Billion-Dollar Boondoggle
The Other History of the Olympics