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  • News

    July 2, 2014

    The 53 Worst Politicians in America

    Hate Mongers, Horn Dogs and Sleazeballs

  • Art

    December 25, 2013

    Hidden in Plain Sight

    The mundane made revelatory in photos

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2013

    Where to Brunch This Weekend: Favela Cubana, Luzzo's BK, Greenwich Project, The Brew Inn

    If your holiday office party put you out of commission, why not walk it off with a trip to weekend brunch? With bottomless deals, cheap meals, and fun scenes, it's likely the best remedy to cure your hangover -- and any lingering embarrassment you might be feeling. (Your co-workers probably won't re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    Fashion Week: Max Azria Still Relevant, Neat and Tidy

    Last week we learned that Tunisian designer Max Azria, who got his start in Paris at a just barely pubescent fifteen, might be losing control of his empire--which is reportedly hundreds of millions in debt. You'd never know it from this show. BCBG Max Azria kicked off Fashion Week yesterday with a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    Overheard at 4Knots Music Festival

    Music festivals are great days to hear some wonderfully absurd and life-altering shit, and 4Knots was no exception. But we're not talking about music, we're talking about you. The most vibrant of verbal characters came out loud and proud (but mostly really, really loud) this weekend to drop lots of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    Mobile Game Lets You Experience 1909 Garment Worker Uprising in Washington Square

    Before it housed NYU students with smoothies and laptops during the workday, the Asch Building on Washington Place was known as the Triangle Shirtwaist factory. Two years before the fire that scorched Triangle Shirtwaist's name into history, the women toiling away inside--mostly Jewish and Italian i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    The Winners Of The 2012 Village Voice Web Awards

    It's finally here! The 2012 Web Awards winners have been chosen. Check them out after the jump to see if your favorites took home the coveted foam hand trophy. And if they didn't make it? There's always next year (and feel free to complain in the comments section).

  • Film

    November 14, 2012
  • Columns

    October 3, 2012

    Why I Hate Aging! I Mean, It's Really Getting Old!

    By the time you finish reading this, you'll be older than you are now

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Dunkin' Donuts App Lets You Buy Donuts For A Friend

    [See More Edible News: Pinkberry Rolls Out a Nutella-Like Froyo | Voters Oppose Soda Limits, Back Liquor Crackdown] Are smartphones the new credit cards? Dunkin' Donuts recently launched a app for payment on the iPhone, iPod touch, and Android smartphones. This isn't anything new (Starbucks does t ... More >>

  • Music

    July 25, 2012

    WEMP's Discovery Mission

    New rock returns to the New York airwaves

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    Sen. Chuck Schumer Champions Push To Protect Privacy Of Smartphone Sexters

    ​Bad news, smart phone users: those penis private pics you snapped with your iPhone aren't as private as you'd probably hoped.Senator Chuck Schumer to the rescue.Schumer today announced that he's asked the Federal Trade Commission to launch an investigation into whether smart phone apps on Apple a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Bronx Man Shot for iPhone

    Cops want to find the two thugs who shot a Bronx resident in the back Wednesday -- after he refused to hand over his iPhone. Police say that the 23-year-old victim was walking with a friend along West 190th street, between Aqueduct and Grand Avenues, around 6:30 p.m. when the perps accosted them, d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Jeremiah Moss Eulogizes Ray's Pizza

    A day in the life of Jeremiah Moss, the writer behind the blog Jeremiah's Vanishing New York, is outlined in the Paris Review Daily. In the profile, Moss pays a visit to the original Ray's Pizza on the last day it's open and laments the decline of the ever-gentrifying neighborhood. (A new pizza plac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    Gwyneth Paltrow Launches 'GOOP City' App, Reviews St. Marks Bookshop

    ​Gwyneth Paltrow, ever the entrepreneur, has launched an iPhone app called "GOOP City" (after her uber-precious GOOP newsletter). It's Paltrow's guide to New York City, and according to Gawker video editor Matt Cherette, it is "worth every penny." It's also presumably kind of spacy and just fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    The Winners Of The 2011 Village Voice Web Awards

    ​It's finally here! The 2011 Web Awards winners have been chosen. Check em out after the jump, and check back tomorrow for highlights from the awards show, including our video for the lifetime achievement award!

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2011

    What's So Special About Apple's Siri?

    ​Anticipation and hoopla surrounded the release of the iPhone 4S, but when people discovered Apple wasn't debuting the iPhone 5, the launch was dubbed a dud. 5 is one better than 4! Why are you robbing us of 5? On the evening Steve Jobs died,'s main headline was about how the iPhone 4S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Eat Well, Feed the Hungry With New City Harvest App

    ​We've always been a big fan of City Harvest, the organization that collects up to 30 million pounds of excess food from restaurants and markets every year to feed the hungry. The most famous supporter of City Harvest is organization chair Eric Ripert. The problem? Most people can't afford to ... More >>

  • Music

    October 5, 2011

    Facebook + Music: Most People Are DJs

    The site's foray into music and the act of performative listening

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Why You Should Maintain at Least One Human Friend

    ​In this day and age, technology has learned to fuck with us. Facebook will change, without seeming to give us any notice whatsoever! The unfailing Gmail may fail, and none of us will be able to communicate! Those of us who are busy "doing things" on the Internet (where else would we do things ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    CLOO, a Future Startup that May Prevent You Having to Pee Your Pants: Q&A

    ​Peeing in New York is hard sometimes. You've been drinking, and you figure, "Hell, I can wait till I get home," and then the subway doesn't come for 30 minutes and by the time you reach your apartment it's already too late. Not that that ever happened to us, or anything. Or you're out runnin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    NYC Office Worker Gazes Out Window, Sees Porn [Mildly NSFW]

    ​Some time on Monday, a bored office worker in Midtown East gazed out of his window longingly, and instead of being met with a red brick wall or a homeless man urinating, he "witnessed the makings of a pornographic film." He told Curbed that he "hit the jackpot" in "a New York lottery of sorts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Comments of the Week: Village Voice T-Shirt Giveaway!

    ​This week we're starting a new feature in which we give away Village Voice t-shirts to some of our esteemed commenters. We've judged this week's crop and have come away with some winners. If your comment was picked, email web editor Francesca Stabile to claim your prize. Because there's nothi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    iPad 2 Will Be a Sex Machine

    ​In the deluge of uninteresting news about the forthcoming iPad 2 from Apple, it's tough for media organizations to find an original angle. For the New York Daily News, the answer is breasts -- the answer is always breasts. "The launch of Apple's iPad 2 on Wednesday left a lot of consumers exc ... More >>

  • Theater

    February 23, 2011

    Charles Mee Texts Witness Relocation

    France's Ildi! Eldi teams up with the NYC company for Heaven on Earth

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    Dorky Tech Snowball Fight Today at Madison Square Park

    via ceonyc on Four Square​In news of extreme things that nerdy people like, New York's tech elite will be gathering at Madison Square Park today at 2:30 p.m. for an old fashioned snowball fight (#techsnowball) to be followed by a group meal at Shake Shack. We can't wait to see how many iPhones ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    The Institute of Culinary Education Launches an iPhone App

    iTunesDownload away.​Not to be outshone by the French Culinary Institute's impending expansion to California, rival culinary school the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) has come up with its own item of news: an iPhone app.

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    The Hold Steady Are Playing At the Apple Store In A Few Hours

    "Can I get some service on this iPhone, please?" Photo by Rob Trucks.​Local bar-rock heroes and Minnesota Twins fans (sorry about that) the Hold Steady have been playing great shows in New York for so long, and with such regularity, that you occasionally start to take them for granted. Until, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    Live: Deerhunter Close Down The Genius Bar At The Soho Apple Store

    Taken with an Apple product out of brand loyalty​Deerhunter Soho Apple Store Tuesday, September 28 Better than: An intro course to GarageBand or whatever the hell ordinarily goes on in here. These Apple in-stores are super-weird. The tech-seminar vibe, the folks politely seated close enough ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Week In Review: "You Died! Luckily This Is Just A Video Game."

    ​In a week wherein we bid adieu to both Fat Beats and Paste magazine, we needed something to fill the void, be that the Das Racist video game or, far less pleasantly, a glowering, shirtless Rick Ross. Good thing this one's over with.

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Gmail: Now Making Your Phone Calls, Too

    ​Today, Google took one more step toward world domination when they announced that people will now be able to make phone calls through Gmail. This feature means you can receive phone calls with your Google Voice number, place calls as you normally would but through Gmail (which you're probably ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Sad Things for Lonely People: 85% of America Knows What Twitter Is

    ​According to a new Pew Research report, we are a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma (or maybe that was Winston Churchill talking about Russia) but at any rate, damn, we are confusing! And complex! And, chained to our computers, all the better to tweet to other persons who are chaine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    HuffPo Dispenses Invaluable Social Media Advice for Youngs

    ​God, if there's one thing we millennials need advice on, it's how to use social media. Here we are, posting pictures of ourselves shooting up on Facebook and whatnot, barely able to operate our iPhones, practically begging for some guidance from old people. We're in luck, because the Huffin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    NY1's iPhone App Generating Considerable Amount of Excitement

    ​New Yorkers are passionate about NY1. And now they can be even more passionate about NY1.

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    The Gizmodo iPhone Case: Editor Brian Lam's Off-Record Email to Steve Jobs

    ​Well, journalists, just remember: Off-record don't mean nothing to a court subpoena. Gizmodo, who had a huge, huge story when they paid for an iPhone prototype that was lost in a bar, is now experiencing that wonderful tidbit of information. Their editor, Brian Lam, shot Steve Jobs' public em ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Morning Links: Advice on Befriending Aliens, Boobquake Day, More About the Stolen iPhone

    ​It's Monday morning. Here's what you should know: • Stephen Hawking warns us not to become friends with aliens, because "they very likely wouldn't be the cuddly, ET types we hope for." Noted.

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Canadian Burrito Chain Invades U.S.; Grand Hyatt Launches DIY Room Service

    ​The Grand Hyatt's new Market allows guests to grab what they want and go, a do-it-yourself approach to room service that the hotel hopes to implement in other locations. [NY Times] A new fresh-Mex chain from Canada is opening its first U.S. location in mid-May. Mucho Burrito, based in Missis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    The Best Fake Twitter Accounts: Fake Rahm Emanuel, Fake Christopher Walken, Fake AP Stylebook, and More

    There are currently more than 120 Joe Jonases, at least 45 George Bushes, and exactly 13 Octomoms on Twitter. And while fake social networking profiles have been around since the dark ages of Friendster, the newest crop of Fakesters have embraced the most massive venue for Internet oversharers, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    Bronx Mosque Suspends Request to Amplify Call to Prayer; Residents Remain Unsympathetic

    ​A Bronx mosque that had sought a sound permit to amplify its morning call to prayer has quietly rescinded its application. But the Jame Masjid mosque's revocation of the proposal didn't hush its neighbors, since the mosque plans to resubmit its request to play the undulating ribbon of Arabi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Good Morning, Hopelessly Lame iPhone Drum Circle

    ​​That right there is the world's first, possibly only, and probably last iPhone drum circle, a September 20 McCarren Park lark organized by the artist Mike Koller in association with the MTAA collective. As explained by M.River of MTAA: "The main objective of the iPhone Drum Circle is t ... More >>

  • Music

    August 25, 2009

    Live From Nine Inch Nails' Retirement Party

    In praise of Trent Reznor, the nihilist-turned-populist, waving goodbye

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Booze News: Harry Potter's Drinking Problem; Does Red Wine Make You Horny?

    ​The Times asks, "Does Hogwarts have a drinking problem?" The latest Harry Potter movie shows the young wizards coming of age, which includes drinking various potions and going to the pub. [NY Times] An estimated 20,000 protesters marched through Ayrshire and Kilmarnock, where Johnnie Walker ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    Tech Review: iPhone "Hottest Girls" Nude App

    Though iPhone apps such as Bikini Blast and Peekababe have been around a while, Alan Leung's Hottest Girls app is said by its developer to be "the first app to have nudity" (He also says, "you should be happy to know that the new update contains 99% non-Asian images.") TechCrunch calls it "iPorn" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    Week in Review: We Got Arrested at Your Benefit Show

    In the short week that we outsourced absolutely nothing to India (not even the phoner we didn't do with the guy who plays trumpet for Cake), we got even less cosmopolitan and global when Cannes correspondent J. Hoberman came back and showed up at the office like the rest of us. Except, unlike him, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    James Beard Loves New York; All-Natural Chicken Not Always So

    James Beard Foundation Awards winners included Jean Georges for outstanding restaurant, Drew Nieporent for outstanding restaurateur, Dan Barber for outstanding chef, Momofuku Ko for best new restaurant, Daniel for best service, and Totonno's pizzeria was named one of America's Classics. [NY Times] ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    Timberlake Hawks Tequila

    This week in booze news... Justin Timberlake tossed his designer fedora into the ring of celebrities with their own spirits brands with his newly launched 901 tequila. The number is supposed to signify the beginning of party time but also happens to be the area code for Memphis, JT's hometown. [Yum ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    How Do You Spell G-U-T-B-O-M-B?

    Eating hindsight is always 20/20. Looking back I wouldn't have ordered this creation called Wonton Nachos, but I'm a sucker for nachos and odd variations. I was checking out the new Brooklyn Public House (247 DeKalb Avenue) after a show at BAM. It was late, and beer-drinking food called to me. This ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Live: Kings of Leon Do MSG, to Their/Our Amazement

    Awwwww cute. Pic by Rob Trucks, more after the jump. Kings of Leon Madison Square Garden Thursday, January 29 Here we have one of those Holy Shit We're Playing Madison Square Garden shows, always a charming event -- what little banter KOL frontman Caleb Followill offers is of the "This is one of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2008

    Google Founders Roll Out (ha ha) Android T-Mobile Phone

    Google and T-Mobile unveiled their G1 Android phone today. It has a sliding keyboard, like a Sidekick, and a touch-screen, like an iPhone. It will roll out October 22 and cost you $179. Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin even showed up at the press conference on rollerblades (because it' ... More >>

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