I normally don't care much for fashion and/or movie tie-ins, but these Brooks Brothers clothes--inspired by the Catherine Martin-designed duds for the upcoming Great Gatsby film--are so swanky they could bring on a whole new jazz age. No roaring 20s revival would look quite dapper enough without the ... More >>
A tour of Fire Island, the Hamptons, the anti-Hamptons. All nice. Now it's back to Murray Hill.
Ian ConeThe 100 Biggest Assholes in Rock Issue, The Shit List Issue, The Overrated, The Rock Bible--Chunklet mastermind Henry Owings redefined the 'zine aesthetic with his deliciously wisecracking, ass-chewing tongue, dumping on everyone and their mother while taking a little bit of time to e ... More >>
If you're lucky, he'll shout out his wad. J Mascis's career has been fairly consistent. Even during the time Dinosaur Jr. had disbanded, he kept busy with his solo project, making sure that every couple of years we got a fresh dose of yearning-to-connect vocals and brontosaurus-sized fuzz-guitar. H ... More >>
We're in it for the long haul
Back in early April we stumbled upon a Philadelphia Inquirer trend piece all a-drool over the latest meme in man-style: the "Retrosexual." According to the piece, such a fellow, largely inspired by Don Draper, trounced about with a trilby atop his pomaded 'do, clad in a three-piece suit, ciga ... More >>
Via. Doesn't it make me look a little like a triple agent on a secret mission, zooming off to some embassy (or gay bar) with brisk aplomb?
Moshe BilletMoshe Billet found a black leather peep-toe Christian Louboutin pump at 96th Street and Broadway on June 23. Knowing Louboutins are expensive ($600-$800) and that someone was probably upset to have lost it, he posted an ad on Craigslist and messages on Facebook and Twitter, as wel ... More >>
via Hartford CourantWeren't we all just talking about how the BP spill totally helped the Catholic Church with its little "priest situation," at least where the media was concerned? Got 'em out of the spotlight for a bit, took the heat off, what have you? Well, today we heard that we all migh ... More >>
If you read the Which Lazy Bastards Are Ripping You Off section of yesterday's tabloids — you can find it after the Who Is Sandra Bullock Not Sleeping With/Adopting section — you may have spotted the story that the Post headlined "Millionaires' welfare 'con' ": The Brooklyn DA's o ... More >>
Don your finest L.L. Bean
Metrosexual? Retrosexual? Guy waiting for the subway?The Philadelphia Inquirer is drooling all over the "Retrosexual," a delightful new character in today's great "Menaissance." Think Don Draper-esque manly men with cigars and bespoke suits, pomaded and primped to dapper 1950s glory. Take Le ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. September 22, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 49 A Newsman Views The Newest Paper By Stan Fischler After a lengthy courtship, the Journal-American, World Telegram and Sun, and Herald-Tribune finally joined their presses in journalistic marriage l ... More >>
Bush 2000 campaign operative Spargo's career move to the NY Supreme Court bench ends with a prison sentence for extortion, bribery.An upstate New York Supreme Court justice who had been prominent in the Bush 2000 Florida campaign — and who specialized in shaking down attorneys — was sent ... More >>
Our January 20, 1960, take on one of the most famous double bills in modern theater history, the American debuts of two now-classic plays
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesNovember 28, 1963, Vol. IX, No. 6JFK, 1917-1963By Suzanne KiplingerAll of us will remember where we were at 2 o'clock Friday for the rest of our lives. There is a sense in which it was not so much a public event as something which happened to eac ... More >>
New York magazine has produced that article about New York noobs and why they come here, which we saw them working on earlier, and about all you need to know about it is in this quote: "Many offered some variation on 'I came here to live out my dream.'" If you can stomach more, a former nanny says s ... More >>
Picture via Who Murdered Robert Wone? An intrepid reporter named Craig Brownstein just sent me info on "a grizzly, unsolved gay murder case that happened in one of DC's more tony and gay neighborhoods over two years ago." He had me at hello. Said Brownstein, "We're either in the middle of gay DC' ... More >>
The Times as Jimmy Cagney and the reader as Mae Clarke. It's about time. A banner day for the New York Times. Newspapers that don't go out for blood are worthless. The Times often should be itself flayed because it so often doesn't take full advantage of its tremendous resources and usually und ... More >>
At the five-month mark in a relationship, she always forgets to do one important thing: dump her boyfriend. Sadly, he never forgets to dump her.
Albert Ayler met Paul Gonsalves and Sonny Rollins's saxophone lineage was re-established
Pajamas in which to sleep in, perchance to dream in
The man who stopped Miami recount makes gaming millions
They're miles ahead of the competition, and the hip thing should be to dig both of them
How a Collusive Contagion Has Infected a $34 Billion Bureaucracy
The Kitsch Vendors of 9-11
The Fall 2002 Fashion Shows
The Swank World of Gay Gents in New York
Two T's, One Buttondown, and a Plaid Flannel
Notes from an opening: 'Manhandled by security guard. Kept running into whiny B-list types or maybe that was a mirror.'
Maid's room in Park Avenue building