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  • Voice Choices

    March 19, 2014
  • Voice Choices

    December 4, 2013

    STRIKE A POSE

    See Edward Steichen at the Whitney

  • Voice Choices

    June 5, 2013

    LAUGH LINES

    Tweet about Rob Delaney’s show at Carolines

  • Voice Choices

    May 8, 2013

    RADIO DAZE

    Experience a past you never had at this radio show

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    Flo, The Progressive Girl Has Over Five Million "Likes"

    I've never mentioned Flo, the Progressive Girl--the upbeat cashier with the retro hairdo, played by comic Stephanie Courtney in those insurance commercials--mainly because she's always lurked deep in my consciousness as someone who's on constantly, but who never really (cash-) registered for me, no ... More >>

  • Art

    August 22, 2012

    Best in Show: The Spook Brothers

    'Quay Brothers: On Deciphering the Pharmacist's Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets'

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    Mysterious 'One-Night Stand' Signs Linked to Real Man! We Talk to Him!

    Last week, the Voice brought you news that a New York man, reportedly in search of a one-night stand, was posting these arrangement-seeking signs around the city. We wanted to know whether his proposed dutch-dating/casual sex setup (meaning: "McDonald's, Wendy's, Popeyes, Subway," etc., for "female ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 2, 2012

    Draper's Friends

    What to do when Mad Men isn't on

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    The Tena Twist Stops "The Unexpected Leak"

    Listen up, ladies. Any woman who has ever faced "the unexpected leak" now has something she can do about it: The Tena Twist. No, it's not a new dance craze. Tena technology can change your life, as their infomercials (like the one above) gingerly point out.

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Santorum Spreads Across Michigan in New Campaign Ads

    ​Rick Santorum, who despite being pretty un-electable on a national level has gained the favor of his fellow Republicans, has started to do battle with top rival Mitt Romney in Michigan in a series of televised ads. As detailed in the Los Angeles Times, Santorum decided to release commercial ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2012

    Eggies: Is the World Ready?

    The telly barfs out infomercials with machine-gun speed; rarely do I turn around from my Web surfing to see what's being advertised. In this case, though, I paid attention as a bewildered and downcast woman in black and white grimaced as she peeled eggs in such a way that they crumbled all over the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Lots of Free ATMs Coming to NYC?

    ​A consistently annoying fact of city life: your bank with its lack of ATM fees is never close enough, but the sidewalks are lined with ATMs that are happy to charge you two or (this happened to us in the East Village recently) three dollars. CNN Money has an item today on a new company call ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 15, 2011

    BLACK-TIE OPTIONAL

    Bands, beer pong, and a dance-off await

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2011

    The 5 Bodily Fluids That Can Transmit HIV (Video)

    5 Bodily Fluids (2011) public service announcement from jason wishnow on Vimeo. I actually didn't know all of these! This is servicey. Slightly gross, but servicey. [via BoingBoing] [rgray@villagevoice.com] [@_rosiegray]

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Chrysler Drops F-Bomb on Twitter, Fires New Media Consultants

    ​The struggling automakers of the United States have taken to Twitter for a little boost in popularity, hoping to humanize their brands. This week, that down-to-earth realness became a little bit too real when someone behind the official @ChrystlerAutos account tweeted, "I find it ironic that ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 9, 2011

    SAINT JOANIE

    A tribute to Miss Holloway—er, Hathaway

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Law and Order Star Vincent D'Onofrio Lends Name to Gun Control Campaign

    ​Vincent D'Onofrio, the lantern-jawed star of NBC's "Law and Order: Criminal Intent," is lending his name to the campaign to ban "large capacity magazines" of the kind used in the Tucson, Ariz. slaying of six people, including a federal judge, and the wounding of 13 others, including a congres ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 12, 2011

    THE CABLE GUY

    Matt McCarthy is a commercial success

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    From Duncan Hines, Cupcakes in...Blackface?

    ​Taking a lesson from the "Drunken Negro Face" school of publicity, the folks at Duncan Hines have made cupcakes more offensive than Magnolia Bakery could ever hope to, thanks to their Amazing Glazes campaign.

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Marc Jacobs Gets Naked Bang For His Buck

    ​People are still outraged over Marc Jacobs's mostly nude ad for his perfume BANG, which has the buff designer oiled like a salad spoon while holding an oversized package to cover his oversized package. And the more they carry on about how vulgar it all is, the more the ad works!

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Another Ex-Scientologist Publishes Damning Tell-All

    ​Adding to Scientology's woes, some of the people who have been making defections in recent years are turning around and writing damning tell-alls. Regular publishers won't touch these books -- even though some of them are actually very well written -- so the authors have had to go the self-p ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 16, 2010

    OH, CANADA!

    See what's new in Canadian cinema

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Pepsi Shuns Super Bowl XLIV; Padma Lakshmi Among People's 'Most Intriguing'

    ​Only 91 contaminants of the 60,000 chemicals used in the U.S. are regulated by the Safe Drinking Water Act, which means that a number communities' drinking water may be legal, but laced with cancer-causing agents. [NY Times] The White House vegetable garden has been planted for the winter wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    Anti-Bloomberg Ad Shows New York of Future Maybe Slightly Worse Than New York of Present

    This anti-Bloomberg ad, created by Communication Workers of America 1180 (dba NYC is Not For Sale), is supposed to describe Mayor Bloomberg's sixth term of office in "a city far different from the one who know today." But then they tell us that "Manhattan is home to only the super-rich" and "work ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    Cupcake Stop to Become Cupcake Shop in the East Village

    An article about start-up bakeries in Crain's yesterday contained an interesting tidbit for anyone who follows the goings-on of Twitter-savvy food trucks: The Cupcake Stop, Lev Ekster's nearly five-month-old mobile bakery, will soon have a brick-and-mortar incarnation in the East Village: "Althoug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Snyder Attack Ads Cost Her a Backer

    Leslie Crocker Snyder's no-holds-barred attack ads on rival Cy Vance Jr. for serving as attorney for "murderers, mobsters and white collar criminals" are backfiring - at least among some lawyers. Snyder lost one of her most prominent backers this afternoon when veteran defense lawyer Michael F. ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 8, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    Losing Money, the 'Times' Hits the Bottle

    The New York Times Company announced yesterday that it's starting a wine club. An un-bylined article in the Times' business section today reports that the new business, called (suprise) the New York Times Wine Club, is one of several ventures the company has been exploring as its advertising sales h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    Save Yourself from Salmonella: Overcook Your Meat; This Summer, Do a Pizza Crawl or a Hot Dog Schlep

    More farmers markets are equipped with terminals allowing them to accept food stamps, which have now gone paperless since the government replaced the paper coupons with debit cards in 2004. The state of New Jersey started giving the terminals to farmers this month. [NY Times] The Food Safety Enhanc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    El Pollo Loco's Beef With KFC

    You've heard of chicken-fried steak. But how about beef-fried chicken? A new El Pollo ad campaign targeting KFC poses, "How exactly do you get Beef Powder?" Good question. Apparently, it's one of the ingredients in KFC's new grilled chicken. Poor, misguided colonel. [via The Food Section]

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2009

    Twitter: Ur Doin It Wrong

    We know it's supposed to be the future and all, but as long as users like Augustina22 exist (she has 1,253 updates, presumably over the last few days), Twitter is (like all our other groovy tech revolutions) CB radio for office drones. Oh, and soon it's getting commercials. (We'll say this for Augus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    2009 Creepiest Commercial Awards

    Commercials are growing creepier. Some devolution is easy to trace; 1990's Viagra ads begat modern "male enhancement" commercials, and mid-80's Teddy Ruxpin ads begat Charmin's current war on dingleberries. But from what market-tested pathology sprang BK's intentionally disturbing 'stalker' ads? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    R.I.P. Sid Vicious

    So-called "classic heroin interview with Sid & Nancy" via Street Boners. Sid Vicious died thirty years ago today. Your product tie-in? Who Killed Nancy?, in UK theaters this Friday.

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 27, 2007

    Nike Makes Special Shoes for American Indians and Their Weirdly Shaped Feet

    You know when you're stoned (or not) and you're watching TV and every commercial seems like a spoof of commercials? And you're, like, really not sure, even when it's over? Well, this article, similarly, has destroyed my mind. Here's a little taste: BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) -- Nike unveiled Tuesday wha ... More >>

  • Film

    August 14, 2007

    Bad for the Mormons

    Hackneyed drama re-enacts the Mountain Meadows massacre

  • Film

    August 14, 2007

    Bad for the Mormons

    Hackneyed drama re-enacts the Mountain Meadows massacre

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2007
  • Blogs

    September 19, 2006
  • NYC Life

    January 18, 2005
  • NYC Life

    May 18, 2004

    Bush, Whacked

    Believe it or not, a slew of swanky downtown shops are getting political

  • News

    December 3, 2002

    Digital Deterrence?

    Battling a Rise in Domestic Violence

  • NYC Life

    September 17, 2002
  • News

    May 22, 2001

    Father Frank's Crusade

    A Staten Island Priest Leads a Costly and Well-Organized Campaign Against Abortion

  • Film

    May 9, 2000
  • News

    March 9, 1999

    Monitor Madness!

    Flashing, Pulsing Screens Invade New York

  • News

    October 20, 1998

    Still Vanity Fare

    Zap-ping Wordand Charged

  • News

    October 13, 1998
  • News

    August 18, 1998

    The Consumer as a Fan

    I'm With the Brand

  • News

    August 18, 1998

    'Mega' Mania

    New York's new number 1 radio station leads frenzied market drive

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