• Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    Scientologists Told that Alexander Jentzsch Died of Reaction to "Prescribed Painkiller"

    As the Los Angeles Coroner's office continues to investigate the July 3 death of Alexander Jentzsch -- the 27-year-old son of Heber Jentzsch, the Church of Scientology's president -- Alexander's mother, Karen de la Carriere, continues to hear from people in and outside of the church about the days l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Live From Jazzfest: Family Affairs And Holding On To History In A Changing New Orleans

    In the grandstand, away from the heat of the Fair Grounds—the horse-racing track that becomes a music stadium for each New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival—stood an exhibit of black-and-white photos that suggested much of the music going on outside. "Faces of Tremé," drawn from 30 years ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Live From Jazzfest: New Orleans Celebrates Its Gift To The World

    Just as Kermit Ruffins sang "Sunny Side of the Street" with trumpet in hand, an early morning sun shone powerfully across North Rampart Street in New Orleans onto Congo Square. Two centuries ago, enslaved Africans and free people of color drummed and danced here each Sunday, exerting their right to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Rick Ross Gets Larger Than Life On Rich Forever

    ​When will Rick Ross stop improving? All bets are currently off, because right now—as in right this very moment, in the immediate aftermath of Rich Forever—Rick Ross is the best rapper alive. Not too long ago, he was arguably the worst. Lots of other rappers have made The Leap from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Drake Takes Center Stage On Take Care

    ​"That was back in the days, Acura days," Drake raps at the end of both verses of "Under Ground Kings." It's half of one of the most revealing couplets of Take Care, his masterful second album, and it's a callback to his come-up, a transition in roles from Degrassi's Jimmy Brooks to a promisin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Two More Bicyclists Killed in NYC Traffic This Week

    Salim VirjiTwo more NYC cyclists were killed in traffic this week.​Two more bicyclists were killed in New York City traffic this week. Last night a 60-year-old man was killed near Rockaway Beach as he attempted to change lanes. The cyclist, whose identity hasn't yet been released, was taken to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2010

    Those Ads Taking Over Your Website Are Ugly and Offensive to Readers

    ​Dear Internet, Can someone point me in the direction of the study which conclusively proves that the more imposing, oppressive, tiled and hideous an online advertisement is, the more likely a reader is to click it? Because otherwise, creative really needs to buckle down and help us all out befor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2010

    2 Brooklyn Women Injured in Early Morning Hit-and-Run

    ABC News​Police in Brooklyn are looking for the driver in a hit-and-run accident which injured two young women crossing Flatbush Avenue in Prospect Heights at 4:30 this morning. Investigators say the green Acura, its windshield caved in and side mirror missing, was later found abandoned two ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2010

    Erinn Phelan of NYC Civic Corps Identified as Brooklyn Hit-and-Run Victim

    ​Recent Brown University graduate Erinn Phelan, 22, who was hired in June as a coordinator for Mayor Bloomberg's NYC Civic Corps initiative, has been identified as one of the victims in an early-morning hit-and-run accident in Prospect Heights. Police sources tell the News that Phelan, who was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    Staten Island Man Shows Displeasure over Car Purchase with Baseball Bat, Threats (Updated)

    What's new on Staten Island? Well, there's this guy, Jovan Ming, from West Brighton. After fleeing from the cops being in a car that fled police this summer in summer 2007 and getting put up on drug charges, he was arrested in connection with a September 9 shooting in his neighborhood and charged w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2005

    Does Vito Lopez have a Norman problem?

    Brooklyn assemblyman Vito Lopez, who is pushing hard to win the county's Democratic Party leadership post made vacant by the conviction of his former assembly colleague, Clarence Norman, Jr., has something else in common with Norman: Both men used political campaign committees to pay for their perso ... More >>

  • Columns

    December 9, 2003
  • Music

    October 7, 2003


    Six years later, incorrigible hip-hop perfectionist Lyrics Born has his crowd-pleasing say

  • Long Island Voice

    November 2, 1999
  • News

    June 2, 1998

    The Wiseguy and the Wetlands

    A Brooklyn Waterfront Dream House Becomes the Target of an Environmental Probe