Catch up with La Roux after her long hiatus
Who says Italian plumbers can’t drive?
On his new album P.T.S.D., Monch comes to some sobering, uplifting truths
[Editor's note: Every week New York City's own Andrew W.K. takes your life questions, and sets you safely down the right path to a solution, a purpose or -- no surprise here -- a party. Need his help? Just ask: AskAWK@villagevoice.com] Dear Party God, I'm shy. For example, I've never been able to ... More >>
All the city's a stage for these performers
Thom Yorke returns for an intimate Atoms for Peace DJ set
Shortly after we reported that Arizona was weighing expanding the list of conditions for which medical marijuana is permitted, the state's Department of Health Services has just decided not to add more ailments such as depression, generalized anxiety disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, and mig ... More >>
Hitchcock's got nothing on this flock
Kicking anxiety with Sara Benincasa
via Animal PlanetMarvin is terrified of pit bulls because of a traumatic experience he had as a child. Forty years ago, this fear would have been undiagnosed and Marvin's phobia would be his secret shame. Because it is 2011, the world gets to watch Marvin break down in tears when confronted b ... More >>
On Monday, legendary 1950s and '60s singer Connie Francis gets a gala tribute from the Friars Club at the Waldorf, where big lights will turn out to honor the Newark-born belter of hits like "Mama," "Who's Sorry Now?" and "Lipstick On Your Collar" and shower her with deserving accolades. I j ... More >>
We know full well how Bea Arthur felt about her Golden Girls costar Betty White, partly thanks to all those years when Rue McClanahan ran around saying that Bea called Betty a c-word. In Rue's book, there was also the darling little anecdote about how Bea was pissed when Betty was the first ... More >>
Luke's place, via ApartmentTherapyRemember that 90-square-foot apartment that we were all freaking out about earlier this month, you know, how can anyone live there that's just insane I'd have a panic attack I'm having one right now, etc., etc.? In fact, its owner did have a panic attack on h ... More >>
The first night that professional organizer Felice Cohen stayed in her 90-square-foot apartment (it measures 12 feet by 7) overlooking Central Park, she had a panic attack. That's kind of how we felt watching this 5 minute video of her talking about her apartment, in her apartment, with a vis ... More >>
Hope you don't mind being repeatedly punched in the face. Pics by Daniel.Phobia The Charleston Thursday, March 10 Last night 21-year Orange County grindcore veterans Phobia turned their 90-second blasts of anger, hate, and bloody-mouthed frustration into goddamn national anthems, tapping int ... More >>
Google Street View. It's techy, it's helpful, it's even caught drug dealers! But there are certain things that should perhaps be left off the Internet, like your underwear, hung up to dry on a clothesline. Or, at least, that's how a Japanese woman who is suing Google for the equivalent of $7, ... More >>
Youll even want to get something for your worst friend
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Hey, don't take our word for it. Here's Steve Albini singing the praises of New York indie-snarl trio Grandfather in GQ of all places: "There was a band that came into the studio a while back called ... More >>
Can the real Lebowski please stand up?
Don't blame nausea on a stomach bug. It's actually love!
This week is the Voice's Best of NYC issue, our annual opportunity to bestow awards like Best Shop for the Bookish Fashionista and Best Yankee on our favorite things about the city. In turn, we asked a few of our favorite New Yorkers to name their favorite local things. Scott Schuman for the Gap ... More >>
An interview with Cannes's 2009 Best Actress
Female soldiers share their unique hardships
Misery loves Ocean and Salome
Gaming now officially linked to obsessive, Tony Shalhoub-type behavior
Monday is Saint Patrick's Day—start planning your debauchery now. Gridskipper has a round-up of places along the parade route to get reuben sandwiches (including a blasphemous vegetarian version) to soak up all the beer: Irish-ish Heart Attack Plus, for "agoraphobics," Serious Eats provides a ... More >>
Feeling jumpy? Could be that building you watched fall
In the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, there was no shortage of protest songs that sought to steer the nation off a post-9/11 collision course with a country that had nothing to do with the attack. The Beastie Boys, Cat Power, Thurston Moore, John Mellencamp, R.E.M. and Zach De La Rocha were among t ... More >>
Undie metal and hip-hop, wrapped up in loveless squall
Bad Science Slandered a Generation's Favorite Drug. Now a New Study Aims to Undo the Damage.
Military Psychiatry Revamps Old Tune
Sit Back, Relax, and Enjoy the Therapy
Fear of the Subway Derails Thousands
Is 'Yoga Therapy' an Oxymoron?