A few weeks ago, Forbes published The Forbes Five, which estimated the net worth of hip hop's wealthiest moguls, and put Cash Money Records boss Bryan "Birdman" Williams in fourth place with $125 million. Just two weeks later, Williams announced that his label's most successful artist, Lil Wayne, ha ... More >>
Esther ZuckermanAt the roller rink birthday parties of my youth there were always the people I like to call "the show-offs." They would skate laps around everyone, do tricks and put the rest of us, clinging onto the railing, trying to stay upright, to shame.
I was prepared to meet some of ... More >>
In 2007, current New York gubernatorial candidate Rick Lazio was a JPMorgan Chase executive, one who sent emails like all the other JPMorgan executives. The difference, though? Some of Lazio's emails -- which the Village Voice has now obtained and published -- show the details of just how inv ... More >>
Camu Tao: Doing good, even if he's not here to see it. Photo by TONE.In this week's Village Voice, Phillip Mlynar remembers the departed underground rapper Camu Tao, Francis Davis reviews spectacular new works from Keith Jarrett and Cecil Taylor, Mikael Wood hangs with Bruno Mars out in Los A ... More >>
This right here is nuts. Starts off with interview footage of Mclaren recounting his chance meeting Afrika Bambaataa. Gets into the Sex Pistols, "Buffalo Gals," Bow Wow Wow, Yes, the Art of Noise, etc. etc. etc. Yes, Yes. "Owner of a Lonely Heart" just sounds different when Premiere plays it. ... More >>
via Drowned in SoundA maddening genius, a calculated pixie, a man who turned rage into dollars, Malcolm McLaren was the managerial brains behind the poetic outbursts of the Sex Pistols, Bow Wow Wow, Adam and the Ants, and other acts of the fashionably angry era.
He was the godfather of punk, ... More >>
Totonno's Pizzeria in Coney Island is finally expected to reopen after a fire forced it to close earlier this year. It was announced at a Community Board 13 meeting that the oven will be fired up in the next two weeks.
A new security law requiring crates of goods to be checked for ... More >>
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For all the lovely grace notes, homages, and eulogies that have flowed from any number of erudite and compassionate individuals in the wake of Michael Jackson's untimely death at the young age of 50, a celebrity's death is not over in American until the huge, gaudy, ... More >>