Brian Parks

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    May 16, 2012
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    December 8, 2011

    Hard-to-Spell Food Words, a List

    Campbellsoup.comA life of letters. ​Speling iz trickie -- especialy when u write bout food for a livving. Not only do you have to pen correctly the 250,000 or so words in the English language. Food and its lexicon are international, multilingual, and ever-evolving, meaning there's even more wa ... More >>

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    May 7, 2010

    Ask the Critics: What's the Trashiest Food You Regularly Eat?

    Pancakes and cheesecake, obviously​Welcome to this week's edition of Ask the Critics. Last week we tackled whether or not Hawaiians like Hawaiian pizza. (Have a question? Ask us anything at This week, reader Tim writes in with something more personal: Dear Fork in the ... More >>

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    January 20, 2010

    This Week in the Voice

    ​Pazz & Jop needs no introduction. The main page, the albums, the singles, the ballots, and essays by Sean Fennessey, Mike Powell, Rich Juzwiak, Chuck Eddy, Zach Baron, Maura Johnston, Rob Harvilla, Mikael Wood, Clover Hope, and Das Racist. The celebrity sudoku known as blind items is a mena ... More >>

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    January 20, 2010

    Fork in the Road Seeks Hungry Intern

    ​ Love eating and writing? Got a jones for restaurants, research, and reporting? Well then, perhaps you'd like to be Fork in the Road's next intern. We're currently accepting applications for this semester's position. If interested, send a cover letter, resume, and some writing samples to Bria ... More >>

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    January 13, 2010

    This Week's Voice: Spoon's Transference, Bull Riding at MSG, Weasel Walter, the 2009 New Yorker Cartoonist Final Standings, and More

    Spoon, doing less with less. Photo by Autumn De Wilde​In this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla on Spoon's defiantly skeletal Transference, Phil Freeman goes bull riding at MSG's arena rock rodeo, and Brad Cohan meets the new kid in town (and old head extremist drummer) Weasel Walter. In Boo ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009

    Fork in the Road Seeks Greasy-, Sticky-Fingered Writers

    altemark/flickr​Do you enjoy putting strange things in your mouth? Do you have no fear of chefs and their sharp, sharp knives? Then perhaps you might like to contribute to Fork in the Road. We're currently inviting freelance reporters and bloggers to join our intrepid staffers in covering the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    Get your New York Headlines

    [HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]We've moved your daily New York headlines, GO HERE FOR TODAY'S ESSENTIAL STORIES.The lineup for this week's issue of the Village Voice:Letters: Tsk-tsk La Dolce Musto: Shocking Secret about Gay Porn StarTom Robbins: Bloomberg's Homeless Pledges Fell Far Sh ... More >>

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    March 17, 2009

    Tuesday's Headlines: Obama tries to block AIG bonuses

    [HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]Your Tuesday New York headlines...Obama urges Geithner to block AIG bonuses any way he can.Sagging economy means fewer boob jobs!East River bridge tolls die in the state senate. MTA rescue compromise still being worked out."I looked down and there was an a ... More >>

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    March 16, 2009

    Monday's Headlines: Times plays catch-up on our Rikers Fight Club story

    [HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]Your Monday New York headlines...Times catching up on the Rikers Fight Club story that the Voice's Graham Rayman has been reporting for nearly two years.More AIG drama: Bailout money went to foreign firms and other big banks that AIG owed in derivative gam ... More >>

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    March 15, 2009

    Sunday's Headlines: AIG plans $165 million in bonuses after $170 billion bailout!

    [HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]Your Sunday New York headlines...Greed 101: After $170 billion bailout, AIG planning to hand out $165 million in bonuses to its senior employees!Greed 201: NYC landlords prepare to fight the city's contention that they've been double-dipping, claiming a ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2009

    Saturday's Headlines: Bernie doesn't like jail, attorneys ask for release until sentencing

    [HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]Your Saturday New York headlines...After one night in the slammer, Madoff's attorneys ask that he be released from jail while awaiting sentencing.Don't feel too sorry for Bernie's victims: many were financial dumbasses.The Jellyfish Solution: Some out-of-w ... More >>

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    March 13, 2009

    Friday's Headlines: With Bernie in jail, focus moves to his wife, family

    [HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]Your Friday New York headlines...Madoff expresses regret as he pleads guilty and goes to jail; his aim is to shield rest of family....but his wife Ruth may have to pack her bags as the feds go after Madoff properties."Don't be evil," is Google's motto; Dai ... More >>

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    March 12, 2009

    Thursday's Headlines: Catholic Church fights Albany to protect Pedo-Priests

    [HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]Your Thursday New York headlines...Legislature wants to life statute of limitations on child sex abuse lawsuits: Catholic Church objects, saying bill intended to bankrupt it.Daily News shows odd bit of sympathy for monster Madoff: may have spent "his last ... More >>

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    March 11, 2009

    Wednesday's Headlines: Madoff swindle as much as $65 billion; faces 150 years in prison

    [HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]Your Wednesday New York headlines...Madoff theft total up to $65 billion; faces up to 150 years in prison when he pleads guilty tomorrow....and his wife is now target of probe for her role.Paterson may compromise on Rockefeller drug law revision; throwing ... More >>

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    March 10, 2009

    Tuesday's Headlines: Supreme Court blows away Bloomie's gun lawsuit

    [HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]Your Tuesday New York headlines...Supreme Court sides with gunmakers by not hearing NY suit that claimed makers were liable for flood of illicit firearms.Daily News: Carrión's house renovation done by architect who needed the borough president's approval ... More >>

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    March 9, 2009

    Monday's Headlines: Corrupt ex-cop suspected of killing girlfriend, wounding another

    [HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]Your Monday New York headlines...Ex-police officer fired for corruption is suspected of killing his Brooklyn girlfriend, wounding another yesterday.Brooklyn teenager, 17, chases troublemakers from a party, drops dead of a heart attack.Father picks up Pace ... More >>

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    March 8, 2009

    Sunday's Headlines: Obama tells the Times he wants outreach with Taliban

    [HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]Your Sunday New York headlines...Times interview with Obama: He considers reaching out to the Taliban.That little 14-year old mini-Limbaugh from Atlanta is even more annoying than you thought."Mob cops" finally put away for good, but they leave the city $1 ... More >>

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    March 7, 2009

    Saturday's Headlines: Madoff to plead guilty on Thursday

    [HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]Your Saturday New York headlines... Madoff to plead guilty on Thursday. Court struggling with how to keep so many victims informed of proceedings.Dwyer: Two "mafia cops" continue to draw pensions even after life sentences upheld.Bloomberg doesn't like the ... More >>

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    March 6, 2009

    Friday's Headlines: Paterson enrages enviros with state backtrack on power plant emissions

    [HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]Your Friday New York headlines...Paterson enrages enviros by going back on NY promise to crack down on power plant emissions.After hubbub, Gandhi items sell for $1.8 million in auction.Landmark law giving mayor control of schools coming up for renewal; cha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    Thursday's Headlines: Assembly knocks down Rockefeller drug laws, Senate next

    [HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]Your Thursday New York headlines...State Assembly finally sweeps away Rockefeller drug laws; now it's the Senate's turn.With Manhattan rents falling, could Wal-Mart be far behind? The retailer looks at Union Square, Chelsea.Prosecutor begins taking apart t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    Wednesday's Headlines: Paterson's Approval Numbers Dismal

    [HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]Your Wednesday New York headlines...Paterson's approval rating falls to 26 percent -- even lower than Spitzer at the end.Post claims that cop now says his partner did rape intoxicated woman in East Village, no longer agrees it was 'consensual.'Murdered den ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2009

    Tuesday's Headlines: Ruth Madoff fighting Bernie's victims for 'her' $62 million

    [HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]Your Tuesday New York headlines...Ruth Madoff fights her husband's victims to keep their hands off $62 million she stashed away.Ex-Islanders owners accused of mini-Madoff scheme, stealing $554 million, whine to judge they'll starve if assets are frozen.Rap ... More >>

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    March 2, 2009

    Monday's Headlines: Mob rat fingers two cops in gang slaying

    HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart AssetYour Monday New York headlines...Gotti mob rat Alite fingers a Suffolk County cop, NYPD detective in gang murder.Carrión goes to Washington after a mixed record in the Bronx.Weiner directs fed funds to a Brooklyn nonprofit that's given him $160,000 in campa ... More >>

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    March 1, 2009

    Sunday's Headlines: Hate-Crime Suspect Claims Self-Defense

    HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart AssetYour Sunday New York headlines...Hate-crime suspect Keith Phoenix claims self-defense in murder of Ecuadoran immigrant, his lawyer says victim kicked the door of Phoenix's van, reached for (nonexistent) weapon.Long-reviled Rockefeller drug laws swiftly being ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Friday's Headlines: Piven Won't Be Punished for Fishy Story

    HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart AssetYour Friday New York headlines...Fishy outcome: Actors' union buys Jeremy Piven's sob story, won't penalize him for ditching play over 'mercury poisoning.'U.S. to buy up to 40 percent stake in Citigroup, just keeping it private, in desperate move to keep it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    Thursday's Headlines: City Relying on Crane Safety from Instructor Who Admitted Mob Ties

    HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart AssetYour Thursday New York headlines...Revelation in wake of last year's crane deaths: Union official who is teaching crane safety to prevent future accidents admitted in 2003 that he helped mobsters and other unqualified people (including strippers) get into hi ... More >>

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    February 25, 2009

    Wednesday's Headlines: Murdoch's Apology Not Enough, Says Sharpton (Also: Index to This Week's 'Voice')

    HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart AssetYour Wednesday New York headlines...Sharpton not satisfied with Murdoch's apology over chimp cartoon. Will continue to call for a boycott, and meeting with FCC officials about Murdoch's waiver allowing him to own multiple papers and TV stations in one market ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    Tuesday's Headlines: Murdoch Apologizes for Chimp Cartoon

    HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart AssetYour Tuesday New York headlines...Murdoch apologizes for chimp cartoon: "We made a mistake." Says after talking to editors, "we will seek to be more attuned to the sensitivities of our community."The Times continues its white panic over tough times: 1. New Y ... More >>

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    January 28, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    Conservatives say cheap mortgages killed the economy; President Obama blames "the collective failure to make hard choices." But the problem's really corporate players gone wild and often illegal, analyst James Lieber tells the Voice. And without a raft of subpoenas, we may never get to the bottom of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2009

    The Voice Also Covers Dance!

    And now a word from our arts editor, Brian Parks. . . The Cedar Lake cast of Didy Veldman's "frame of view," photo by Julieta Cervantes Deborah Jowitt leaps vigorously into the new dance year with expansive coverage of a broad range of New York shows, as well as this year's "Dance on Camera" fil ... More >>

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    December 24, 2008
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    December 18, 2008

    Toxic Jeremy Piven Departs Mamet's Speed-the-Plow

    Should we blame it on the tekka maki? Earlier this year, The New York Times reported finding high mercury levels in the tuna sushi at 20 Manhattan stores and restaurants, including Nobu Next Door. TV stars love them some Japanese delicacies, which may help to explain why Entourage actor Jeremy Piven ... More >>

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    December 17, 2008
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    December 10, 2008
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    December 3, 2008
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    August 27, 2008


    A multi-course meal with cruelty for dessert

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    August 19, 2008
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    August 12, 2008
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    April 29, 2008
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    December 25, 2007
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    January 3, 2006

    Bad Medicine

    Prognosis negative: Hospital farce papers over the quacks

  • Theater

    May 10, 2005

    Remembrance of Obies Past

    Judges from the last five decades pay homage to the productions and artists they'll never forget

  • Theater

    November 16, 2004

    Feckin' A

    The holy family, a wolverine, and a bibulous bunch of Irish

  • Theater

    May 20, 2003

    The Plays What They Wrote

    The Best Scripts Not Yet Mounted on a New York Stage

  • NYC Life

    March 5, 2002

    Goat of Hope

    When It Comes to Playwright Edward Albee, It's Feast or Famine

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    January 15, 2002
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    April 10, 2001
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    November 10, 1998
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