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    June 10, 2014

    Podcast: Should Adults Really Be Embarrassed to Read YA Novels?

    The Fault in Our Stars made heaps of money at the box office, and film critics Alan Scherstuhl and Stephanie Zacharek wonder if a recent piece declaring that adults should feel ashamed to read young adult novels has any weight to it. They also talk about The Immigrant and film critic Amy Nicholson j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2014

    NYC Winter Wine Festival Arrives in February

    The arctic chill of the polar vortex has left the city, but we've still got another 70 days before spring. If you're in need of a fun, informative indoor activity, consider attending the Fifth Annual NYC Winter Wine Festival at the Best Buy Theater (1515 Broadway, 212-930-1950) in Times Square on Sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    Announcing Our New, Improved, And Totally Awesome Mobile App

    We here at the Voice are proud to announce the arrival of our brand-spanking-new app. If you have used our app before, the new incarnation will still be your go-to for New York news, politics, music, concert listings, food, film reviews, and everything else you need to survive in the city. Now all t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    Announcing Our New, Improved, And Totally Awesome Mobile App

    We here at the Voice are proud to announce the arrival of our brand-spanking-new app. If you have used our app before, the new incarnation will still be your go-to for New York news, politics, music, concert listings, food, film reviews, and everything else you need to survive in the city. Now all t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    Announcing Our New, Improved, And Totally Awesome Mobile App

    We here at the Voice are proud to announce the arrival of our brand-spanking-new app. If you have used our app before, the new incarnation will still be your go-to for New York news, politics, music, concert listings, food, film reviews, and everything else you need to survive in the city. Now all t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    Announcing Our New, Improved, And Totally Awesome Mobile App

    We here at the Voice are proud to announce the arrival of our brand-spanking-new app. If you have used our app before, the new incarnation will still be your go-to for New York news, politics, music, concert listings, food, film reviews, and everything else you need to survive in the city. Now all t ... More >>

  • News

    August 8, 2012
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    August 4, 2012

    Watch This Video of New Yorkers Trying to Nab a Subway iPhone Thief

    This year, the Daily News reported that iPhone and iPad theft in New York City is up an astonishing 44 percent so far. The handheld devices, with users constantly looking down at them, are easy targets for thieves. And, in this video from Gothamist's Ben Yakas, taken by a NYPD surveil ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 9, 2012


    The evolution of Ari Marcopoulos

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    Food52 to Become Ultimate Culinary Hive Mind

    You're probably already familiar with Food52, Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs' cool startup that began as a crowd-sourced cookbook and became a community of over 50,000 cooks (a mix of amateurs and pros) who share recipes, stories and tips. Hotline is the site's popular Q&A service, where cooks co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Hollaback!'s Anti-Catcall App Gets 20K from City: Some Thoughts

    Hollaback!, the Boerum Hill-based anti-street harassment campaign, will get $20,000 from New York for research and app development. Right now, Hollaback! already offers iPhone and Android apps where women and men can upload pics of street creeps along with harassment stories. The basic idea is both ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2012

    Saturday Subway Fun: Stats Show Crime, Ridership Up

    A lot of news this morning about our favorite thing to love, hate and love-hate: the subway system. So, what's new below ground? Oh, just your usual multitudes of people, crime and service issues. We'll rattle off some of the specifics. First up, MTA stats are showing that 2012 has been a boon for b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2012

    Senator Chuck Schumer to AT&T: Invite Us to Your Industry Meeting, Please

    Appealing to his iPhone-addicted constituents, Sen. Chuck Schumer is calling on AT&T to do something about the steep uptick in smartphone thefts in the city. You might be thinking: "What can this little ole cell phone provider do to fight crime in Gotham?" Well, our senator thinks the company can do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Shoplifters Cannot Resist Axe Body Spray

    Today Adweek has a helpful and revealing list of the items people steal from retailers the most. Apparently, we're a criminal lot, with one in 11 people stealing something he or she didn't pay for -- and 70 percent of shoplifters (most of whom are adults who also have jobs) saying they didn't plan ... More >>

  • Columns

    November 9, 2011

    Why I Hate Nightlife! 35 Bitter Reasons!

    The never-ending quest for the VIP room and other indignities

  • Books

    October 26, 2011

    Greil Marcus Revisits Some Strange Days... his latest book, The Doors: A Lifetime of Listening to Five Mean Years

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    We're Really Freaking Happy With the Subway, Apparently

    ​Despite our own Steven Thrasher's harrowing experience on a smoke-filled 4 train last night, the MTA believes that we are mostly happier with New York City transit than we used to be (and apparently we do, too). According to the results of their just-released 2011 Customer Satisfaction Survey ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    How to Use Your iPhone in Westchester

    Here is a fellow casually talking on his old-world landline, which is attached to his new-world iPhone. Remember landlines, how good they felt next to your ear, how solid and sturdy and there? We were so young and innocent then! Don't you want to relive those days? This guy does.

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Women Who Want Men to Like Them Pretend to Hate Math

    Barbie is so brave.​Science proves that there is a reason all your female friends fake not knowing how to calculate the tip (unless, of course, they truly are terrible at calculating things -- could happen!). Four new University of Buffalo studies have found that when a lady wants to be consid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Watch The Throne Is Out. Has Your Life Been Changed Yet?

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  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    The Best Dishes From The #HipHopBBQActs Menu

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  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Undercover Cops Are Roaming the Subway, Pretending to Nap

    MattHurst/Flickr​Here is an interesting trend in police work, as reported by Metro: Transit cops, dressed like just regular old you and me commuter, will pretend to fall asleep on the subway only to open an eye and quickly bust pickpockets (really, we should just start calling these people out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Brian Anscomb, Lawyer, Makes His Girlfriend Eat an iPhone

    ​Today in unprecedented relationship/crime news, Brian Anscomb, a 37-year-old patent attorney in a fight with his 23-year-old girlfriend, "force-fed" an iPhone to her during a fight in their Upper East Side apartment on Saturday, according to the New York Post. This is hard to imagine. Yet, it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2011

    AT&T Buying T-Mobile For $39 Billion

    Strange bedfellows.​And lo, one crappy service provider acquires another. AT&T announced today that it's buying T-Mobile USA for $39 billion from Deutsche Telekom. If the two companies fully merge, the deal will give AT&T another 46.5 million customers in America, pushing it way past Veriz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Crumbs on Your iPhone: The Chain Launches an App, Moves Into Times Square, Park Avenue

    Rebecca MarxCrumbs ahoy.​On the heels of the announcement that it would go public and unleash 200 new stores on the world by 2014, Crumbs Bake Shop is debuting its new iPhone app. According to Crain's, the app allows users to send a birthday card with a Crumbs gift certificate, as well as loca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Download Meek Is Murder's Grindcore Opus "Hope Springs Eternal (Spaghetti Code)"

    Pic by Ben Umanov​Schizophrenic Brooklyn grindcore troupe Meek Is Murder bounce riffs with the comic, stop-on-a-dime changes of a Carl Stalling cartoon score. Manic, unpredictable, and even a little bit jovial, they're a colorful headfuck, but they certainly don't sacrifice brutality in the na ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Bittman Dissects McDonald's Oatmeal; Minnesota Introduces 'Cheeseburger Bill'

    ​Mark Bittman exposes what really lives in McDonald's oatmeal: "A more accurate description than '100% natural whole-grain oats,' 'plump raisins,' 'sweet cranberries' and 'crisp fresh apples' would be 'oats, sugar, sweetened dried fruit, cream and 11 weird ingredients you would never keep in y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Snow, Snow, Snow, Etc.; Beloved Twitter Apps Return; Man Finds Wallet After 40 Years

    ​• Happy Presidents Day! In case you haven't noticed yet, it snowed. Central Park was reporting 2.5 inches as of this morning. There's a chance of more snow over the afternoon, and again tonight. [Weather, NY1] • Protests in Libya against Muammar Qaddafi's totalitarian rule are spreading, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    NYC Health Department Launches App for Free Condoms; Also, Reminds You How to Use a Condom

    ​As we mentioned earlier, today is not just the special day of snuggles and commitment that everybody's all moony about, it's also the day of safe sexual encounters. And it's our own Mayor Bloomberg's birthday, to boot. In honor of this fortuitous triumvirate of occasions, the New York City He ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    'Who's My Landlord?' Cover Story Inspires Useful Website, App

    ​In November, the Voice published a cover story that turned the maddening effort by slumlords to cover their tracks into a mock board game. Little did we know that some web geeks would get inspired and turn our make-believe project into an actual, and useful game! A team of web designers who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2010

    Pandora, MySpace and More Apps That Send User Info to Advertisers

    ​A giant investigation by the Wall Street Journal this weekend shows that many of the applications people load their iPhones and Androids with are transmitting user data -- as much of it as they can collect -- to advertisers. This includes popular apps like TextPlus 4, Pandora and Grindr. Out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Food Network Launches an App; New Bacon Soda Is Gross

    ​Domino's Pizza in Japan has announced it will hire someone for a mysterious one-hour job in December that will pay 2.5 million yen ($31,000). [AP] Meanwhile, Domino's in Europe is opening its first store in Germany, in the Charlottenburg district of Berlin, this Saturday. [PR Newswire] Food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Williamsburg Drug Dealers Now Literally Ripping Off Customers

    ​As if the price one pays for drugs isn't enough -- a habit of criminal indulgence at $50 for a little under an eighth -- it now appears your drug dealers are going to gouge you for even more cash these days by just....straight-up robbing you.

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Andrew Pressler 'Out' at Fatty 'Cue; Christopher Lee 'In' at Las Chicas Locas

    ​Scott Conant of Scarpetta has written an open letter to the city of Toronto introducing himself and inviting the city to his restaurant in Miami. [Huffington Post via Eater] Michael Psilakis's is closing down Gus & Gabriel Gastropub on the Upper West Side, but is planning to reopen it in a n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    Crazy Summer Weather Alert: Watch for Golf-Ball-Sized Hail

    ​The clouds are rolling in. We hear that there's a severe thunderstorm watch on until 8 p.m. tonight in New York and its surrounding environs. We also hear that there was "golf-ball-sized hail" sighted on the Throgs Neck today, and that someone may have seen a tornado on Long Island -- can any ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Bros Icing Bros: Icing Attempted on Legendary Astronaut Buzz Aldrin by Foursquare Co-Founder

    ​Are you hip to the cultural brainworm sometimes referred to as Bros Icing Bros? It involves Smirnoff Ice and humiliation, kind of like your third "real" girlfriend. Regardless: Last night at Cipriani Wall Street, a ceremony celebrating the greater cultural merits of the I CAN HAZ CHEEZERBURGE ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Meat Is for Pussies; the 'Sifty Fifty' Snubs

    This week, in food blogs ... Eat Me Daily marveled at the fact that some woman in the U.K. carved a 1,000-pound giant crown made of cheddar and is giving it to the queen. Eater was surprised to learn that Superdive is still going strong -- now with weekly beer pong tournaments and co-ed wet T-shir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Video: The Most Epic Marriage Proposal Ever, Starring Madison Square Park, a Chorus Line, Clowns, Cameras, and That "Shake Shake" Song

    ​Game. Changed. All of us who have yet to propose to our One and Only are very, very unlikely to step it up to a level of production you're about to see. Some people just have talent, and you can't teach that kind of thing. This is incredible.

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2010

    Chilean Wine Producer Forced to Halt Production; Moonshine Goes Artisanal

    ​A new poll shows that most New Yorkers support selling wine in supermarkets. Opponents say it would put many small liquor stores out of business and cost the state thousands of jobs. [Crains] Chile's biggest winemaker, Concha y Toro, has stopped production for at least a week following the e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    Kids Lunchboxes Packed with Sugar, Salt & Fat; Fake Gatorade Bottles Shame Tiger Woods

    ​Can one man eat at 10 Danny Meyer restaurants in one day? Apparently so. The author's Meyer Marathon started at Shake Shack, then continued with stops at Tabla, Gramercy Tavern, and ended at Maialino. [Wall Street Journal] Looking for your favorite gourmet food truck? There's an app for that ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 13, 2009
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    March 31, 2009

    Booze News: Drowning Our Sorrows

    The burst of the wine bubble is obvious at this year's tastings of the 2008 Bordeaux vintages, where the prices for wine futures have dwindled. With no possibility of a winemaker bailout, the industry must adapt. [NY Times] Utah has repealed two drinking laws that were unique to the state. Bartende ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    Quick Hits

    Above: A map of sitcoms that take/took place in New York. If you liked our audio of Bill O'Reilly talking dirty, you'll also enjoy the slow jam remix. A soothing demo of Brian Eno's and Peter Chilvers' ambient music iPhone app. Nudes remain hard to come by, but here's 999 Brits wearing shamrock ... More >>

  • Music

    March 11, 2009

    The-Dream's Logic

    How his pop megahits are like iPhones, or maybe like swinging belts

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Daniel Gets Four Stars

    Frank Bruni reviews Daniel, loves the new look, gives it four stars.[NY Times]Former White House Chef Walter Scheib cattily recalls Mrs. Clinton and Mrs. Bush as always being on diets.[WSJ]A new study finds that women who drink early in pregnancy, possibly before they even know they're pregnant, may ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    Billyburg Bike Lane Removal Protest on Kent

    Well, we just ran down to South Williamsburg to catch the Bike Clown Posse doing its ride along Kent to protest the proposed removal of the northbound bike lane, which is menaced by pressure from the local (mostly Hasidic) community. About a dozen participants clad in festive holiday gear and "Love ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2008

    Advance Covers Phone News of a Bygone Era

    Maybe Staten Island is a little old-fashioned about phones. For one thing, the Staten Island Advance believes its readers are interested in a long story about pay phones. There are only 237 of them in the borough, apparently, and Advance reporters find that many of them don't work, and some suffer t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2008

    Red Menace: The Tomato Salmonella Outbreak

    There is a crisis in New York City. No, it's not the heat. (If you're a Post reader, we broke yesterday's record temp of 97, set in 1933. If you read the Daily News, we fell one degree short.) It's not the Dirty Tricks Scandal or that the iPhone is going to be faster and cheaper. The crisis of epic ... More >>

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    June 6, 2008
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