"Why do you have to be so dirty?" a voice called from the darkness. "The show's called Cartoon Violence, but it's not about cartoons. There should've been a warning!" Michael Che paused. He was onstage in August 2013 during his second show at Scotland's annual Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It's true, ... More >>
#154567702 / gettyimages.comIn 2003, real estate mogul Bruce Ratner bought the New Jersey Nets for $300 million. Over the next 11 years Ratner sold all but 20 percent of his stake to Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, the Nets moved into the brand new Barclays Center in Brooklyn and the NBA's ... More >>
Because the Knicks have been so bad for so long, many New Yorkers are now beginning to wear the embarrassment of rooting for the Brooklyn Nets more comfortably than they ever knew they could. Eased by a tenuous connection to Jay Z, and the fact that they're now coached by arguably the greatest phila ... More >>
Shred sculpting radicals of the highest order, Mary Halvorson and Brandon Seabrook are two of Brooklyn's finest six-stringers. Both have reigned as the Voice's Best NY guitarists and the intrepid pair can often be found extracting glorious sounds from their respective instruments at DIY jazz and exp ... More >>
"NY Knicks' Carmelo Anthony needs to change perception of being NBA Playoffs bust. So reads the headline to Mitch Lawrence's column in Friday's Daily News. The headline is correct; it is a perception that Carmelo is a playoff bust, not a reality. Yes, it's true, the bottom line is wins and losses, ... More >>
The NBA playoff bracket is set, and the Knicks will take their talents to South Beach this Saturday to play LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and the Miami Heat. It's a matchup that will garner more buzz than a typical two-seed-vs-seven-seed series, due of a myriad of subplots. First, these two teams ha ... More >>
It was a good Sunday for the Knicks. Carmelo Anthony had his best game of the season, scoring 43 points, including two long three pointers in the final seconds of the 4th quarter and overtime--the former forced overtime, and the latter won the game. That the Knicks did it over the team with the be ... More >>
They were universally bigger than the game. In fact, to a large portion of the sports public in the 1960s that only paid attention to professional basketball when the championships came around, they were the game. It wasn't Boston vs. Philly, or, later, Boston vs. LA; it was Wilt vs. Russell. The ... More >>
Think of the orange car as a clue. The resurrected NBA season kicks off (thankfully, finally) on Sunday. To celebrate, we've paired each team with a notable album from the past year; the list, with tweet-sized justifications, is below. (NB, although the NBA-savvy of you might have already fig ... More >>
New York Knicks host Boston Celtics
What do Zach Randolph, Trevor Ariza, Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Al Harrington, Antonio McDyess, Marcus Camby, Nate Robinson, Eddie House, and Jamal Crawford have in common? Well, they all were let go by the Knicks at one point or another in recent years, and, unlike t ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 14, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 20 A Word for Wilt by Andrew Sarris I am convinced that if Wilt Chamberlain appeared on the floor of Madison Square Garden with a supporting team of four arthritic midgets against a team of NBA All-Stars, the ... More >>
No photos because they searched us for photographic devices on the way in. So Pitchfork had a party in their Greenpoint office last night. The young exuberant fellas of Beach Fossils played. Pitchfork.tv taped it. There was a keg and some awesome vodka made by a neighborhood guy named Tito. Some pe ... More >>
The list of Cablevision owner James Dolan's enemies is ever expanding: there are long-suffering, abused employees, any and all reporters, especially his own sports reporters, and extra-especially bloggers. And though the Voice -- Runnin' Scared in particular -- has had its disagreements with ... More >>
Can you believe this shit is still news? The last pope got shot, and the next day even the Catholics were all talking about the Boston Celtics. Anyway, people who were upset that Susanna Maiolo knocked over Benedict XVI at Midnight Mass will be happy to learn she has been "taken to a mental inst ... More >>
The ESPN.com columnist loves Jordan and Bird, not so fond of 'fake cans'
. . . And, sigh, the Knicks
Where to see the Knicks if you dont want to go to Jersey
You can call their rhymes tight, just not their jeans
Are we entering an era of ubuntu? Barry Obama's apparent victory over Hillary Clinton helps loosen a painful 16-year headlock on Americans. Practically all that's standing in his way is John McCain. At least McCain is wiser than George W. Bush. But then, who isn't? McCain, however, is a supporter ... More >>
Hanging with a rapper who has close ties to his home. Maybe too close.
And the Knicks Grab Pole Position
Euro: New Currency of the NBA
Who's Best? Who's the Underdog? When Anybody Can Win, Who Can Tell?
Where Does a 340-Pound Center Sit? Not Necessarily Where He Wants To.
Will the Votes Add Up for Alan Hevesi?
Dont Believe the Hype
Rock And Rap Shows Bed-Spring Into Action
Molloys Legendary Coach Curran
Knicks Heat: A Ragged Rivalry Made of Worn-Out Story Lines
Lamar Odom Returns for a Garden Party
Pairing Up Sprewell and Houston Is Just What the Knicks Need
Could New York's Summer League Legends Hang With The NBA Stars?
In the City of Point Guards, Can the Knick Playmakers Deliver?
Strawberry and Other Star Athletes Who've Suffered Self-Inflicted Tragedy