If you're a fortune teller, you cheat on your spouse, or are loud in church, we've got some bad news: starting today, the state has the right to your DNA -- thanks to Governor Andrew Cuomo and the DNA database expansion law he signed earlier this year.As the gov's office was certain to remind us, th ... More >>
You can't have sex anymore, for obvious reasons.
You can't drink because people found out a while ago that it's an illness and now everyone's recovering and staying away from the devil booze as if it were death itself.
Today in unexpected Cannes headline news: a convicted felon turns in one
of the best performances at the festival thus far (and it's not Roman
Polanski -- rimshot! -- who was the subject of a softball vanity
documentary which screened here earlier in the week, and isn't really
worth talking abou ... More >>
This didn't exactly just happen, but it feels like it did.
Some time ago, I felt a swelling of paternalistic pride and decided I wanted to be a Big Brother, so I could impart wisdom, fun, and support to someone in the process of growing up (as opposed to the usual club kids, who never do).
It's the Queer Issue! This week in the Voice, Steven Thrasher takes a look at the complicated relationship between members of Bronx Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz Sr.'s family when it comes to gay rights. Senior is staunchly anti-gay marriage; his son, Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr., ... More >>
Burnham in his Prescott, Arizona home lab, circa 1960.
Yesterday, we published the first half of a 24,000-word "self-interview" by Lowell Observatory astronomer Robert Burnham, Jr. on what would have been his 80th birthday.
Burnham died in 1993 at the age of 61. He was known not only for hi ... More >>
Brooklyn Downtown StarListen, Prospect Park. The generous, benevolent Department of Transportation has bestowed upon you a big, green bike lane to keep you safe from all of those scary, lycra-clad cyclists. Big Brother (i.e., the city) says it keeps your babies safe and your Subarus dent-free, so ... More >>
Big Brother personality turned big penis wielder Steven Daigle was one of the first reality show names to become a porn star, not vice versa.
But now his life has gotten a little too real.
According to this report (NSFW link), Daigle was arrested outside the Abbey last night after a bloody ... More >>
Jazz pianist Vijay Iyer's trio disc Historicity was the consensus 2009 pick for album of the year (says the Voice's own poll, anyway); if not the highlight, his spry cover of M.I.A.'s "Galang" is certainly the first thing to jump out at you. Now, the inimitable Wayne and Wax has taken the li ... More >>
I just shot a cameo in a Michael Lucas porn film called Kings of New York--relax, I was fully clothed (though I was certainly willing to strip if they wanted).
As a judge in a talent competition scene, I sat with drag star Bianca Del Rio and Big Brother's Steve Daigle (above right) and mad ... More >>
Big Brother star Steven Daigle is showing his daigle again.
The Big Brother personality, who went on to make the immortal Steven Daigle XXXposed, is shooting Kings of New York, a Michael Lucas epic in which you'll undoubtedly see even more of his big brother.
Goshers, it used to be porn sta ... More >>
So first the Providence proto-folk band picked up the unlikely endorsement of Brian Williams, kicking off the newsman's "BriTunes" program in a kind of deadpan surrealist interview. Then a cross-dressed John McCauley was a surprise guest on a St. Louis stage, randomly filling in for King Khan ... More >>
Photos by Brennan Cavanaugh.
(This is our third conversation of the campaign with Green Party candidate for Mayor of New York, Reverend Billy.)
How's the campaign going? Are you confident?
I'm confident that an accelerated evolution is now taking place.
Could you elaborate?
This government ... More >>
This week in food blogs...
Eat Me Daily noticed a food corp-funded ad that asks "When did the Big Apple become Big Brother?" meant as a response to the city's "Pouring on the Pounds" ads.
The Food Section discovered that Kraft has hired a team of mom-bloggers to come up with Velveeta recipes.
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