By Mary Carreon Did you know that, for some people, Coachella represents a big ol' Alcoholics Anonymous meeting? Since 2009, New Orleans couple Bob Johnson and Jane Smith (not their real names) have led 12 step meetings on the festival grounds for those who, like themselves, are in recovery. ... More >>
Time to change up this rut we're in, music lovers
The singer's grand, sweeping take on pop
This week in the Voice I profiled the Brooklyn composer-songwriter-singer-multiinstrumentalist Gabriel Kahane, whose new album Where Are The Arms (Second Story Sound) is being celebrated at Littlefield next Wednesday. A couple of days before our chat, he posted a provocative rant on Spotify a ... More >>
Drowning in drink New Yorkers drink a lot, so there's always a steady stream of hospitalizations and emergency room visits because of booze, and some of the city's immigrant communities are leading the way, according to the Spanish-language daily. In 2009, alcohol led to 70,000 emergency room ... More >>
sickfacebook.comThis is what Community Board 3 warned you about.Over the weekend, The New York Post thoughtfully made official what most people already knew: the East Village is home to many, many bars.
Last week it seemed no one could get enough of Charlie Sheen. Though he'd previously made the papers with his drug problems, domestic violence incidents, and hit TV series, Sheen attained internet meme status when, after his ravings derailed his show, he responded with spectacularly outsized referen ... More >>
And now for something completely different
Traditionally, trying to lose weight involves dieting and exercise. But what about Tweeting the entire process, including your weight and how much you ate on a given day? New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter is doing just that. And it's a far cry from the old days, when dieting was something ... More >>
Vocal exercises. Of course.Drake's first LP, Thank Me Later, just sold 446,680 copies its first week of release. An album that big should start some rather polarizing conversations: On the "pro" side of the Drake debate, among others, was SOTC's own Zach Baron, who passionately defended Aubre ... More >>
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