Time was, this country responded to rape accusations against America's Sweater Dad, Bill Cosby, the same way Cosby's Noah did to God's command that he put two of each animal onto a boat: by saying, "Riiiiiiiiiiigghhhht" and then moving on.
Throughout the middle part of the 20th century, comedians like Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Joan Rivers, Woody Allen, and Bill Cosby shared stage time with folk musicians, Beat poets, and activists in the basement bars and coffeehouses of Greenwich Village. The Improv Comedy Club, founded in 1963 i ... More >>
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Tragedy struck the the Electric Zoo last year. The second day of the annual Randall's Island dance music festival was canceled after two concertgoers died, reportedly after taking MDMA. Though the city pushed for the festival's cancellation last year, the concert returns this Labor Day weekend. Thi ... More >>
Enter this one in the annals of rap -- today Riff Raff released his long-mooted and often-delayed studio debut album, Neon Icon. Dropping via Diplo's Mad Decent stable, the 15-track project brims with Jody Highroller's now trademark bedazzled brags. Here's your handy run-through of Neon Icon's most ... More >>
This Saturday, September 7th at the Westchester County Center, comedy legend Bill Cosby will be performing his time-tested classic brand of stand-up. From the stage to the television to on record, The Cos has touched several generations with his many comedic gifts. His impact is clear even on the hi ... More >>
Like every recreational activity, drinking has its share of snobs, slobs, and Average Joes. But one demographic the act of socially swallowing alcohol has in spades? Assholes. Hell, drinking practically turns people into them. So what can you, the putty-like, doe-eyed imbiber do to avoid becoming an ... More >>
That's what you can do thanks to Me TV (channel 144 on my dial), Antenna TV (166), TV Land (Channel 85), Aspire (171), and Hallmark (84). With this plethora of musty treasures on eternal repeat, you need never deal with the present again--except to maybe order food or go to the bathroom. Here's a ... More >>
[ See More Chef Interviews: Dragonfly's Cornelius Gallagher Quotes Bill Cosby, Is Influenced by Gray Kunz | Q&A with Chef Max Hardy on Cooking for the New York Knicks ] Yesterday we chatted with chef Justin Smillie about his commitment to the farmers market and the thrills of an open kitchen. Tod ... More >>
[ See More Chef Interviews: Dragonfly's Cornelius Gallagher Quotes Bill Cosby, Is Influenced by Gray Kunz | Q&A with Chef Max Hardy on Cooking for the New York Knicks ] Tales of out-of-this-world bread, mouthwatering salumi, and historic short ribs have been circulating the city for months since ... More >>
Billy Cosby may come off all cuddly in his patterned sweaters, but he really isn't, according to Fred Weintraub, the entrepreneur/producer whose new memoir is Bruce Lee, Woodstock, And Me. Au contraire! In the early days, Weintraub helped nurture Cosby's everyman persona, but Cosby resisted at fir ... More >>
Throughout the award's history, Grammy voters have tended to bestow Best Comedy Album upon trusted favorites: Bill Cosby closed out the 1960s with six straight victories; Richard Pryor took home three trophies in the '70s and two more in the '80s; and Peter Schickele opened the '90s with four ... More >>
Humans of New York This is becoming something of a trend, the inaugural Holly Van Voast boob-flash outside of the good old Barnes and Noble book signing. Just last week, Bill Cosby found himself surprised by the breasts of Van Voast. But the latest flashing was quite the coup: Bill Clinton, f ... More >>
Cosby responds, via Humans of New YorkToday on the topless beat: From the blog Humans of New York (and photographer Brandon Stanton) comes a tale of two breasts and a man we all can't help but associate with our childhood and hideous but fascinating sweaters. Yes, we are speaking of Holly Van ... More >>
As the woman in the Pac-Man costume can attest, hypothermia causes paradoxical undressing.Bad news, attention-starved women and vain men: That skimpy costume you've been planning for your big Halloween bash tonight isn't going to work in this weather. "Slutty Henry Kissinger" might have been ... More >>
www.insightbb.comWell, maybe not of all time -- how far back does the world's literature really go? And we blush to note that most of these quotes come from Western sources, at that. But read on anyway, because some of them are pretty damn funny, or at least pithy and philosophical.
George Clooney might be well-known as the face of Nespresso, and the image of Padma Lakshmi munching away at Burger King is forever ingrained in the minds of fourteen-year-old boys. Other celebrities have endorsed food products, too...only in roles before they hit stardom. The Daily Meal has a fun ... More >>
The ex-Wai Café spot on Sixth Avenue and 17th Street will soon be inhabited by Bruce's, a Long Island bakery that bills itself as "Baker to the Stars." Jeremiah Moss noticed the storefront signage, which advises passersby that the "GRAND OPENING" will come "soon."
So, horror of horrors, this happened. The vile interbreeding of clothing species, mixed with the mad-ad-genius of one Jersey Shore-ist, has resulted in the abdominal-revealing Situation T-shirt. Your eyes may never be the same. And, yes, those are Photoshopped flames. But to our great surpris ... More >>
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Whole Foods reported that second-quarter profits had more than doubled, raising its full-year earnings forecast. [Wall Street Journal] The popularity of Tom Colicchio, Gordon Ramsay, and Anthony Bourdain has taught chefs to indulge their fiery tempers. [NY Daily News] A new study suggests t ... More >>
Here's to Art D'Lugoff, the great Village music impresario, the round and bearded political and artistic enthusiast, whose eclectic tastes educated more than one generation, and who died yesterday at 85. Much too young. A friend, Thomas Vitullo-Martin, said D'Lugoff had been in good health, ... More >>
It's a "sign of the times" story, but thankfully not of the "man sells newborn for Beatles: Rock Band" variety. The Brooklyn diocese of the Catholic Chuch may forego one of the nicer innovations of Vatican II -- the passing of the communion cup to worshipers for swigs of the blood of Christ -- for ... More >>
President Obama went to a lot of trouble last night to explain the concept behind his health care plan -- "So taxpayers are already putting this money into the kitty. The problem is they're not getting a good deal for the money they're spending," etc. -- and now Harry Reid says, whatever dude ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesApril 9, 1964, Vol. IX, No. 25The Village SquareBy John WilcockThe things that have been happening here lately have just about driven me up the wall with outrage and frustration. Who are these so-called "judges" and "licensing officials," et cete ... More >>
If you'd just emerged from a weekend-long coma and we told you two of America's most popular black father figures had passed away, after Bill Cosby you might have guessed comedian Bernie Mac, but wondered: isn't he too young? Unfortunately no: Mac died of pneumonia this weekend at age 50. Mac firs ... More >>
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