About this time last week, New York City was preparing to dedicate part of a Morningside Heights street in honor of comedian George Carlin. The dedication came and went. Tributes poured in. We wrote about it. So did everybody else. By Wednesday afternoon, a block of West 121st Street -- between Amst ... More >>
If you haven't yet learned to navigate your way to Jersey City, let us help you out: Take the PATH during the week and a newly discounted weekend ferry service from the World Financial Center. If it's been awhile since you've been there, you're missing out on a crop of good restaurants. Here, we've ... More >>
We just got word that The Julie Ruin are cancelling all their live tour dates through September, including our own 4Knots Music Festival, due to Kathleen Hanna's recent relapse with Lyme Disease. If you've seen the excellent documentary about her, The Punk Singer (now streaming on Netflix, btw), or ... More >>
For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
When Einat Admony and her husband Stefan Nafziger first opened the doors to their West Village falafel shop, Taïm (222 Waverly Place, 212-691-1287), in 2007, Admony didn't feel proud. "I was a little ashamed," she admits. "I was at a really nice restaurant before Taïm, and to open a falafel restau ... More >>
Lucky for those of us who crave raw bar offerings in this city's summer heat, oysters are now offered at almost all restaurants of a certain echelon that are worth their salt (ha, ha). We demystified the source of the shellfish in last week's Village Voice, and now we've rounded up the 10 best spots ... More >>
Carrie Levin hasn't slept in seven days. Her restaurant, Good Enough to Eat, reopened in its new location at 520 Columbus Avenue last Thursday, and she's been busy settling in and cooking up the classics from her old spot in her new kitchen.
An unlikely person stands up for her rights—and pays the price
The kids stay in the picture
Tom Hanks once said, in regards to his super nice guy status, "I'm not that nice of a guy; I just have the money to have people around to tell people no for me." Seth Troxler neither has nor needs such people. Even after engaging in copious charity work, being crowned No. 2 DJ of 2011 in Resident Ad ... More >>
via Hydra Head RecordsA figurehead of the New York noise scene and tireless agony enthusiast, Dominick Fernow is a record label owner, record store proprietor and synth molester for Cold Cave. But he cut his blood-caked teeth with Prurient, a sadistic power-electronics therapy session that le ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Enzo's Pizza in the East Village reports is closing. No reason was given for the shutter. [EV Grieve] Kolette's Kitchen in Midtown closed its doors following the Passover holiday. [Midt ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 12, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 15 Female fantasies by Elaine Louie Asking a woman her sexual fantasy is a new way of saying, "Who are you?" If she tells you, she may be doing a mental strip-tease or she may be trying to liberate herse ... More >>
Nordic grains repose beneath the cucumbers.National Sandwich Day may have come and gone, but the New Amsterdam Market will carry the flame next Sunday, Nov. 14, with its smørrebrød table. Smørrebrød, pronounced "smoe-bruth," are Danish open-faced sandwiches made wi ... More >>
The soft pretzel: a street snack unchanged for almost two centuries. It's oddly sized, don't you think? And, if you've only been brought up with the hard kind, the texture of the street pretzel is weird, too: the interior is soft like bread, while the exterior is shiny, like a bagel.
How time flies, right? Eighteen years ago, Sally Potter had her breakout as the writer-director of Orlando, which also starred then-breakout Tilda Swinton. Now, for this week's Village Voice cover story, Melissa Anderson talks with Potter and Swinton about Orlando about their continuing caree ... More >>
Twitpic by imabrand. Mayor Bloomberg suggested in a meeting with the Daily News editorial board that he had to spend $65 million on his reelection because New York is a Democratic town ("This is a city where one party happens to dominate and party is very important"), and thus unfairly res ... More >>
Where's That Stairway to Heaven?
If you haven't had the pleasure of stumbling onto the blog Pukekos, you should. Brooklyn's B.J. Rubin is a meticulous documenter of underground music from the past decade or so, and routinely offers up digital downloads of long lost releases ranging from an SST Sonic Youth CD with no paper trail to ... More >>
It's been four years since Art Brut released its debut album Bang Bang Rock & Roll, and frontman Eddie Argos's persona remains a perfect blend of irony and disarming sincerity. "I'm not shambolic," he said on Tuesday night between songs, before correcting himself: "Oh, okay, okay, I'm shambolic." ... More >>
HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart AssetYour Friday New York headlines...Fishy outcome: Actors' union buys Jeremy Piven's sob story, won't penalize him for ditching play over 'mercury poisoning.'U.S. to buy up to 40 percent stake in Citigroup, just keeping it private, in desperate move to keep it ... More >>
The New York Times' City Room blog today mentions an anti-military recruiting mural that's just gone up on a building on 23 Street and Third Avenue in Brooklyn's Sunset Park. The mural, which (from what we can see) depicts young women in fatigues parachuting to earth and features a pile of dog tags, ... More >>
Rotterdam report: Film fest hearts 16mm
Seek and maybe you'll find but don't count on it
Bokaer gets physical, digital, and naked
'Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly, I'm going to love one man till I die'
A Maxwell parable tries to save the fallen creeps among us
Festivals and games in 18th-century France and in the postmodern, multicultural village
Mexx and H&M Uptown; Eve at Macy's
A Block of Spectacles in Chelsea
Young Fresh Fellows Seek Same