Live comedy is a talky genre, but this week's Cheap Laughs features an unusually chatty bunch of shows. The NYC PodFest takes over the Lower East Side this weekend, bringing you the best audio over-sharers in the city. Lewis Black (a.k.a. the Picasso of Ranting) and Radiolab's storyteller-in-chief J ... More >>
Very few things have remained the same since 1984. The highest grossing movie that year was Beverly Hills Cop; now, we have The Hunger Games. Michael Jackson's Thriller ruled the airwaves; 28 years later, Adele's 21 hasn't budged from Billboard's top spot. And who had heard of the Internet yet ... More >>
Put those nonreaders to shame
Thanks to Voice pal Mr. Eddie Huang , we came across the above clip of some Jeopardy! contestants who have apparently never seen the video for "Killa Cam." When supplied with the answer "Rapper Cam'ron had a pink one of these alliterative super-SUV's, but sold it as it got too much attention," the ... More >>
Calling all art scholars or wannabes!
"I am a 74-time Jeopardy! champion, Ken Jennings. I will not be answering in the form of a question," someone wrote in the IAmA section of social news website and discussion board Reddit yesterday afternoon under the username WatsonsBitch. It turns out, via proof on his blog, that it was inde ... More >>
Now's Your Chance -- Kill It, Trebek!Last night, a computer beat two Jeopardy champions at their own game. Watson, the computer, is an IBM project designed to understand the nuances of human language, from playful puns to double entendres. Here's some nuanced language for it to understand: We ... More >>
Okay, second day of Press Clips. All killer, no filler. Here we go.
In case you've been a bit submerged with that whole census thing, we just wanted to give a friendly heads-up that today is officially April 1, which means: Your census is now due. And, oh yeah -- watch your back.
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