• Voice Choices

    January 1, 2014


    A concert to honor blue note

  • Voice Choices

    December 4, 2013

    HO! HO! HO!

    Shows to make the yuletide gay

  • Voice Choices

    November 27, 2013
  • Voice Choices

    November 27, 2013


    King Krule hits Webster Hall

  • Voice Choices

    October 16, 2013


    Silent Barn and Exploding in Sound do CMJ their way

  • Film

    October 2, 2013
  • Voice Choices

    September 11, 2013


    Celebrate seven years of Trouble & Bass

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2013

    Revisiting the Furious Five's Unsung Classics With Rahiem & Kidd Creole

    Saturday night, B.B. Kings will be rocked by one of the most important hip-hop groups ever when the Furious Five take the stage to perform their iconic and infinitely important hits and classic routines. While plenty of hip-hop retrospectives in the past year have revisited and celebrated "The Messa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    Christina Crawford Improves Her Stage Act

    When I saw it recently, Christina Crawford's presentation Surviving Mommie Dearest (at the Snapple Theater Center) was a little bizarre because the bulk of it involved her showing a documentary that includes lots of her facing the camera and telling stories about mama, Joan Crawford. Christina saunt ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 10, 2013

    Let Them Eat Cake

    You are cordially invited to the week’s best birthday party

  • Voice Choices

    December 19, 2012


    Maggie the Cat is back

  • Voice Choices

    December 12, 2012


    Celebrate Jonas Mekas’s 90th

  • Voice Choices

    December 5, 2012


    Top your tree with Jackie Beat

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    Here's Why Reality Shows Are Pure Bull

    I know this won't exactly be a revolutionary revelation. America already knows reality shows are fictional crap, but they've decided to buy into them anyway, just as a distraction from panic or because they're too weary to argue. But for the record, let me explain why I know they're made up, and t ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 16, 2012


    A night devoted to the Purple One

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    If Angelina Was A Man....

    She'd look exactly like this. I've performed some computer wizardry, with the help of several technological experts, and come up an image representing what the superstar would look like if she'd been born Angelo instead.

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    Kool Herc Gets Honored; Niagara Bar Lets Loose

    Kool Herc's Birthday/Sutra; Normalized Dance Night/Niagara Bar Thursday, April 26 Better than: Reading about how NYC's nightlife is dead. Last month, in the spirit of March Madness, SOTC created a tournament with the aim of crowning the quintessential New York musician. Popularly dubbed the Godfat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Frank Bruni on Craig Claiborne's Rise to Fame

    "He went from hardscrabble boyhood in Mississippi to high-stepping celebrity in New York, kept a work calendar indistinguishable from a roundelay of indulgence, ate his way around the world while readers hung on every bite, published one best-selling cookbook after another, and made enough money and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Happy 80th Birthday, George Washington Bridge!

    via Wikipedia​On October 24th, 1931, you were dedicated as the "Hudson River Bridge." Soon after, you were renamed, and now everyone calls you George. As the world's busiest bridge, we know you have a lot on your plate today. We just want to quickly say, "Happy Birthday," and let you know how ... More >>

  • Music

    May 18, 2011

    Doing It for Joey Ramone

    The late singer's friends and family come out to Irving Plaza for his birthday bash

  • Voice Choices

    May 11, 2011


    Fallon loves being gracious

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    I Should Have Been In The Peter Gatien Documentary

    ​I'm the documentary king, having appeared in docs about bisexuality, Paris Hilton, The Boys in the Band, Charles Bush, Jackie Curtis, the Gramercy Hotel, Jack Wrangler, the Roxy, Squeezebox, Michael Lucas, Kiki & Herb, Divine, Vito Russo, Michael Alig, Bert Stern, Quentin Crisp, Joey Arias, F ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 30, 2011


    Comics celebrate Videogum’s birthday

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Unseen Hitler and Eva Braun Photos Released

    via LIFE​LIFE has released a collection of images from the personal collection of Eva Braun, Adolf Hitler's long-time girlfriend (and at the very end of their lives, wife). The photos were confiscated by the U.S. Army in 1945 and preserved by curator Reinhard Schulz. They paint Eva Braun as a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Happy Birthday, Paris Hilton!

    Paris Shares a Birthday With Nobel Laureate Otto Stern​Dear Paris, We reported that you turned 30 this morning, but gosh darn it -- you're so special we're going to say it again: Happy Birthday! Thirty is a milestone age, and it's natural for someone as introspective and thoughtful as yoursel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Pet Birthday Parties Are Becoming Popular

    ZUMA PressIt's a puppy party​It's official: dogs are the new children. It's no longer enough to feed one's pet homemade food or to take them to posh doggie day care. Now expensive dog birthday parties (complete with dog-friendly birthday cake) at bars and restaurants are becoming all the rag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Underage Club Employee in the Village!

    ​I ended up at a divey gay bar the other night--stretching, as usual--and at the peak of the evening, the onstage drag queen announced that the guy manning the door had just celebrated turning 21! Happy birthday, fella!

  • Voice Choices

    December 1, 2010
  • Voice Choices

    September 29, 2010


    They say it's your birthday . . .

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs Are Playing A "Puny" Anniversary Show At Secret Project Robot Tomorrow Night

    ​Big announcement from Todd P this morning: To celebrate the 10th anniversary of "our first small club show in the big city," the Yeah Yeah Yeahs are playing Secret Project Robot tomorrow night, Wednesday Sept. 22nd. Tix are on sale at the venue today starting at 6 p.m., so, uh, take a sick da ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 11, 2010


    Whatever you wear at this party won’t be crazy enough

  • Theater

    June 22, 2010

    Little Doc Serves Up Some 1970s Brooklyn Grit

    Rattlestick stages Dan Klores's first play

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2010

    The New York Times is Jill Abramson's Personal Blog Diary

    ​This weekend's New York Times Public Editor column is like stubbing your toe, bending over to check on it and smashing your head into a doorknob on the way down. You just have to laugh. It's about "blogs." What's the deal with them, anyway? A grizzled newspaper veteran from the Providence Jou ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 16, 2010
  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    Cold, Cold Case: Staten Island Teen Arkadiy Tashman Vanished 5 Years Ago. Do We Really Want to Know What Happened?

    It's coming up on the fifth anniversary of Staten Island teen Arkadiy Tashman's disappearance on January 26, 2005, and the sad story is frozen in time — his picture still leads the NYPD's way-outdated web page of missing Staten Islanders. The passage of years can of course change the expectat ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 24, 2009


    This one's for the boys

  • Voice Choices

    November 3, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    New Depression Hard-Luck Story of the Day

    Q: What ways have you noticed that parents have tried to cut back? A: All the parents in the neighborhood, it's on their minds to economize. They try to enroll their kids in Little League, which is less expensive from what parents used to do, like horseback riding. We had our 4-year-old's birthday ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 25, 2009


    The name says it all

  • Voice Choices

    February 18, 2009

    THE RING OF FIRE . . .

    (. . . of birthday candles)

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2009

    Little Hitlers Leave Home

    Little Adolf Hilter Campbell, 3, who became famous when anti-Nazi prejudice forced his family to go to Wal-Mart to get his birthday cake inscribed, has been removed from his parents' home by New Jersey Family Service, as have his sisters, JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell, 1, and 10-month-old Honszlyn ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 22, 2008


    Walk on the wild side with Holly Woodlawn

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2008

    A Broadway Star Gay? That Would Be Shocking!

    It's been almost a week since the Tony awards and Broadway queens are still nattering on about whether South Pacific's dreamy Paulo Szot is gay (and whether I have a szot with him). Here are the clues: On the telecast, he was sitting next to a fairly good looking guy. When he was introduced by the u ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 27, 2008


    Remembering a nightlife legend

  • Voice Choices

    April 15, 2008


    T-Pain in the flesh

  • NYC Life

    February 8, 2005

    Body Double

    Seeing doubles at Casey Spooner's splashy birthday bash

  • NYC Life

    August 19, 2003
  • Dining

    April 30, 2002
  • NYC Life

    December 11, 2001
  • Columns

    July 31, 2001
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