Think about this when you're relaxing in Central Park over the weekend: An entire community once lived there, with homes and several churches and at least one school, right in the park (before it was the park). We're talking about Seneca Village, a largely African-American community of some 2 ... More >>
(This is not Dennis Pogue.)Whiskey is as American as apple pie. At least that's what Dennis Pogue, chief archaeologist at Mount Vernon, would have you believe. Over the last several years, he's spent much of his time making George Washington's whiskey (our first president was a distiller, in ... More >>
via Alex GrechmanA new book challenges the previously accepted theory about how the giant stone statues on Easter Island, or "moai," came to be. The inhabitants of the island when Dutch explorers visited in 1722 were thought to be too impoverished and meek to carve and move the moai. An advan ... More >>
Victoria BekiempisNo longer for the damn Buddhist elite!
The simple pancake, according to archeologists (and random web pages), has a lengthy history. The ubiquitous quickbread can supposedly be traced far back in the human fossil record, owing to the dish's simplicity and high nutrient cont ... More >>
Sam Calagione's nine-year-old daughter owns part of the brewery. Will be popular in high school.
Sam Calagione, the head brewer at Dogfish Head Brewery in Delaware, might look like a frat boy and sound like a total dude, but he's one of the biggest geeks around when it comes to beer. His new ... More >>
Fort Worth artist Helen Altman has combined spices and pulses (beans) with the spirit of Halloween to sculpt a series of nifty skulls, and can you imagine how much attention you'd get (from the birds, at least), swinging one of these in the West Village Halloween parade?
The one made from mu ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
July 9, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 28
Visiting the Nostalgia King: Joe Franklin, I Love You
By Jonathan Black
I am a Joe Franklin fan. Oh, I know what you're thinking. Joe is no star. Joe is nobody's plum. Maybe you've never even heard of Joe ... More >>
via Long Island PressBizarrely, grave-robbers have stolen the body of Mattia Filippazzo, a Long Island grandma, from the mausoleum where she was interred with her husband at St. Charles Cemetery in East Farmingdale, New York. Why? The family has little idea, and Suffolk County police are appa ... More >>
New York media outlets are like high-schoolers in a crowded lunchroom -- a circle of nerds, a coterie of posers, cool kids, laid-back social floaters, and, of course, the junkies. Every so often, stories significant enough to report but light enough for playful interpretation truly reveal med ... More >>
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This week, we bring you an ancient feast and a good ol' fashioned crawdad boil.
Capitale Executive Chef Jason Munger has teamed up with the Archaeological Inst ... More >>