Space was the place for a pair of stellar yet utterly different multimedia works that enjoyed their New York premieres this week. Way Uptown, installation artist Rirkrit Tiravanija transformed the Park Avenue Armory into a sternly minimalist lunar viewing station for Karlheinz Stockhausen's eight-ch ... More >>
So what the hell is Manhattanhenge, you might ask?
On May 29 and July 12 every year, the sunset lines up with Manhattan's street grid which, as the Hayden Planetarium puts it, simultaneously illuminates "both the north and south sides of every cross street of the borough."
Forget Mother's Day; or Memorial Day; or Zuckerberg Weekend (what May 18th-20th should be called from now on); or any other important May event. Tonight is the annual solar eclipse and this one, as many astronomists are predicting, could be a rare spectacle to see.
At one point this evening, 80 per ... More >>
Looks like Bruce Willis's mining team from Armageddon could be employed again. In a relatively strange press release, according to the Wall Street Journal, a new, fittingly named company called Planetary Resources, Inc. has teamed up with none other than the high officials at Goo ... More >>
Well, scientists have finally discovered a cure for the New York City housing crisis, only the subway fare is going to be a doozy.
From the UK Telegraph, scientists say they have discovered at least 100 rocky planets within 30 light years which could be habitable. Of course, 30 light years is 180 t ... More >>
Christopher Paul Stelling is a gifted Brookyn songwriter walking an austere, somber, gloriously pastoral line between William Elliott Whitmore-style indie-blues and the ever-emerging new breed of fleet-fingered Faheyesque fingerpicking. Every song on his debut album Songs of Praise and Scorn (just o ... More >>
For a couple of hours after 3 a.m. Wednesday morning, the Quadrantids meteor shower will be putting on a show for anyone willing to get up (or stay up) for it. According to NASA, "the Quadrantids have a maximum rate of about 100 per hour," which, weather permitting, should make for a pretty cool sig ... More >>
"I wholeheartedly agree with the White House. Carry on."The White House has officially responded to a petition signed by 12,078 people calling for the government to "formally acknowledge an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race." The Office of Science & Technology Policy's Phil L ... More >>
The International Space Station will be visible from the ground tonight and tomorrow as it passes overhead. According to Space.com, the $100 billion station should be easy to see because it is 25 times brighter than the brightest star in the sky, Sirius, and often as bright as Venus. Use the ... More >>
New imaging technology has allowed us to see the sun's "angry face."For the first time, NASA has been able to image the entire sun from top to bottom, front to back. This is so that we can keep track of "coronal mass ejections" (eruptions of hot deadly sun-stuff) that could be aimed right at Eart ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
April 9, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 15
Theatre: Two by Sam Shepard
by Martin Washburn
Sam Shepard's "THE UNSEEN HAND" has the terrific plot of the most flagrant kind of good science fiction adventure yarn. An old coot with the unlikely name o ... More >>
Potential Proctologists Association campaign ad waiting to happen.You know what asteroids and hemorrhoids have in common? Four letters at the end and the ability to severely fuck up one's day. You should enjoy today knowing that you missed at least one of them.