Lose your head at the horseman’s shindig.
New York City emergency rooms are seeing an outbreak of fake marijuana-related illnesses, according to the city's health department. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene issued a warning on Sunday urging people not to buy or use "synthetic cannabinoids," which are often sold at head shops und ... More >>
First, the bad news: winter just won't quit. It won't let go, not on your life. This means unless you actually have to spend time outdoors for some reason, you're going to be inside, watching the window panes fog up as you fume. The good news is that being benched by unseasonably brutal weather mean ... More >>
Narco Cultura opens with three young boys sitting outside the yellow police tape of a drug-related murder scene in Juarez, Mexico. The boys relate how they watched hooded killers unload their pistols before finishing the job with an AK-47. "They shoot randomly and liquidate everyone," one of boys sa ... More >>
He spent five years in jail awaiting trial. Call it justice, Queens-style.
Park City's Breakouts
The suspect in this morning's mass-shooting at a New Jersey grocery store has been identified as an ex-Marine who's worked at the store for the last two weeks. Additionally, authorities say he shot two people before turning the gun on himself.Authorities say the suspect entered the Pathmark store in ... More >>
Here's more proof that, no matter how much Americans love their guns, our affection for the Benjamin's always trumps all in the end.At the New Jerusalem Baptist Church in Jamaica, Queens yesterday, a gun buyback initiative was held to fight back against the 12% spike in shootings this year ... More >>
As mentioned on the newspaper front page in Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing," while Bed-Stuy burned in the 1989 summer heat, it looks like a helter swelter out there. And it's a damn bloody one.In the past five days, with temperatures averaging well over 90 degrees, New York City has seen a spree of ... More >>
This week in the Voice, out today: Graham Rayman has obtained photos of Rikers inmates with severe knife wounds and beatings to the face, neck, and arms, writing: "Four years ago, the Voice first wrote about the violence at Rikers, which was not only condoned but also promoted by jail officials in a ... More >>
Young Jeezy Sunshine Cinema Tuesday, November 29 Better than: Combing his Wikipedia page. Perhaps Young Jeezy's biggest weakness as an artist is the information that's out there about him, or the lack thereof. Four albums and a plethora of mixtapes deep and even ardent fans like myself admittedly ... More >>
In one of the noisier, and sadder, cries for help heard in a long time, 49-year-old Brooklynite Frank Console was nabbed after making a series of death threats against various state and local politicians and the Staten Island cops. Calling by phone to 911 from the St. George Ferry Terminal on ... More >>
Because every morsel of information about the U.S. raid that killed Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan earlier this week has been closely considered and scrutinized, the shifting nature of the White House's story has been extra apparent. By Thursday morning, the initial tales of a 40-minute firefigh ... More >>
Interviewing vocal powerhouse Martha Wash at Barracuda last night, I asked her how it feels to sing "It's Raining Men" as just one Weather Girl. (The other one, Izora Armstead, sadly died in 2004.) Wash said it was a little odd at first, but she eventually got used to it. And why not, I sa ... More >>
State Senator Eric Adams of Brooklyn and the New York Daily News went on a secret stunt mission together in Albany, where they bought explosive gun magazines that can hold up to 30 bullets, even though the high-capacity clips were banned in 1994. Under the law, the big gun magazines, "used by ... More >>
On Saturday in Washington Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert held their Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Keep Fear Alive. The purpose of the event, which drew more than 200,000 people, was to help Cat Stevens win support for his fatwa against Salman Rushdie. What, you didn't know that? You must have mis ... More >>
Conservative psycho (hottie-cougar: me-yow) Pamela Geller's at it again, this time, trying to show the world how the guy behind the not-at-Ground-Zero-and-not-a-mosque project Park51 is telling everyone how America has "blood on its hands," putting the image in people's heads of a keffiyah-sp ... More >>
A play or two from outer space, but some hit closer to home
How many Fringe shows can you see?
It's definitely weirder, and definitely better.
Today, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand blogged about her unyielding support to repeal the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. We have to wonder, what happened to the too conservative Gillibrand that was once predicted? When Gov. Paterson tapped her from New York's Republican-leaning 20th di ... More >>
The infamous Prison Camp ain't dead yet
Doing his small part to form a more perfect post-racial America, next-gen Atlanta up-and-comer Young Dro is taking the fight to Cate Blanchett with his new mixtape Black Boy White Boy. The rapper's revolutionary philosophy of black dudes wearing scarves is set up nicely by the mixtape's cover: Dro ... More >>
M.I.A. triumphantly knocks the hustle that's driving hip-hop's materialist malaise
Granta once again takes bets on the nation's young literary talent
Kurdish women's advocates struggle against tradition in the world's oldest city
Puerto Rico's hip-hop hybrid takes over New York
Zimbabwe Cleared by United Nations
As the Looters Run Out of Loot, Layers of Disaster Remain
Stories the Censors Could Not Sink
The Review of Video Games
This Music Kills Fascists
Expert Warns of Nuclear Horror at Indian Point
Could a Coalition Government Withstand Afghan Rivalries?