We have entered the holiest time in America's cultural calendar: Super Bowl week. And man, is this an irony-free zone. Everyone in the nation is required to have an opinion on how 22 sacks of meat will behave for four hours this Sunday, regardless of how ridiculous they sound. Want to burst this bub ... More >>
To say Miral Kotb is driven is an understatement. At 34, the Houston native and Columbia grad is already the CEO of iLuminate, a dance troupe that uses light technology to push storytelling to the next level. (You may remember iLuminate as one of the finalists from America's Got Talent in 2011.) i ... More >>
Narcissister is the fairest of them all
There's plenty of shit to dislike as well as like about the two parties involved in the lawsuit over the soda-size restriction set to go into effect in March. In the eyes of many New Yorkers, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has come off as an obsessive control-freak during his three terms as mayor. So, whe ... More >>
Last weekend rightbloggers put on their finery for the Breitbart Awards in Providence, Rhode Island. Some got plaques, others listened to speeches and attended seminars. It certainly sounds like a good time to us, so we think it strange that rightbloggers didn't seem as interested in their own even ... More >>
Her name is All Beef Patty and I always loved her gutsy singing at Lips. And so did the America's Got Talent Judges, who had no beef at all with Patty last week.
The first time I saw Van Halen perform live, the band was colloquially known as Van Hagar. Guitarist Eddie Van Halen, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony had just reunited with their second frontman Sammy Hagar to promote a greatest-hits package titled Best of Both Worlds; I bought f ... More >>
In September of 2010, the Voice published our cover story "White America Has Lost Its Mind." At the time, we thought the disease of crazy white people infecting the national zeitgeist was at its most noxious state. However, that period was before Donald Trump took birtherism to a whole new level, th ... More >>
A 'power list' for the rest of us
My "vacation" is over, so I can finally tell you some of the fun stuff that went on that night, in case you haven't read the massive press I've been ramming down your throat. Lisa Lampanelli welcomed Countess LuAnn and said "Tonight, I'm the Cuntess!" Lampanelli said to LuAnn that she loved ... More >>
Stevie Nicks w/Michael Grimm Nikon Theater At Jones Beach Sunday, September 4 Better than: A radio stuck on the classic rock station. "Welcome, Jones Beach," Stevie Nicks said before her second song on Sunday night, the last night for both her current mini-tour and the Long Island oceanfront amp ... More >>
If you get into work today and hear people chattering about a young singer named Rebecca Black, no, you haven't been time-warped back to March; the California teen made the jump to the big screen last night, performing an under-two-minute blend of "Friday" and her jab at her detractors "My Mo ... More >>
I am not the only one who has a special place in her heart for the man also known as @weareyourfek. Our interns, past and present (but not future because he won't beeeee here) love him, too! Here are their favorite memories.
Maybe like an a capella vocal-loop thing, I don't knowSo Lou Reed has straight-up cockblocked Susan Boyle's attempt to sing his "Perfect Day" on America's Got Talent, apparently sending the reality-TV songstress back to England in tears. Explanation: "A source said Reed's reason for the last- ... More >>
Did you happen to catch America's Got Talent's Pizza Pat doing his dough-tossing dance? Acrobatically, it's impressive. He has a tremendous command of the dough, which he flips and twirls every possible way. There's even a pyrotechnics component to the routine. Only problem is, if you look very cl ... More >>
Theater combats Lyme disease
It was no surprise to most of us when the death of Michael Jackson on Thursday took over the news, both mainstream and citizen varieties, and even the internet. Americans are suckers for celebrities, and the unexpected demise of one of the world's most famous entertainers was bound to obsess us. ... More >>
Meet Shequida! "You've got to vote for me," opera-singing cross dresser Shequida—a/k/a Gary Hall—urged me at Hiro on Sunday night. Sure thing, girl. But for what—an HX magazine award? A Logo NewNextWhatever trophy shaped like a dildo or something? "No," the Juilliard grad responded, dryly. "I ... More >>
Direct hits on Abu Ghraib, some close shaves, and frank talk about that Foster parent
Hip-hop disrespects them. Subway patrons love them. Beatboxers make some serious noise.