When one restaurant's doors close another restaurant's doors open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday, we'll fill you in on what opened up around town this week. This week: Vegan Ethiopian hits Bushwick, an old steakhouse gets new life, and a new bar comes to the East Village.
We have observed once or twice before that, at this point, President Obama seems to be trolling his opposition. The thickness with which he laid on the contraception issues at last year's Democratic Convention, for example, seemed ill-advised until the general conservative flip-out (and Obama's reel ... More >>
Documents tying the CIA to the Qaddafi-led Libyan government were found in an abandoned office in Tripoli, the New York Times reports. The findings, which have not been verified for authenticity, allude to the practice of the American intelligence agency handing over terror suspects to the Li ... More >>
Thailand looks set to elect its first-ever female prime minister, CNN reports. Exit polling shows "Yingluck Shinawatra of the Pheu Thai party with a wide lead over incumbent Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva of the Democratic Party." Shinawatra's party also appears to be set to take the majori ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 9, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 32 Covering up the cover-up? by Lucian K. Truscott IV In the days immediately following the break-in of Democratic National Party Headquarters at the Watergate in June 1972, Richard M. Nixon met repeated ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 4, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 18 The Orwellian President: Vietnam is the struggle By David McReynolds I have, for some time, been bothered by the degree to which my father and Nixon seem alike. I love my father and, while I do not hate ... More >>
Remember this guy?Anyone who watches Willie Geist on MSNBC's Morning Joe, or somehow manages to rise in the dark at 5:30 a.m. to watch Willie's own show, Way Too Early, knows that he's a pretty significant sports fan. So we thought we'd check in with Willie to get his take on the current stat ... More >>
A former top exec at the city's television station is expected to plead guilty this afternoon to looting some $60,000 in ad revenues due the city. It's hardly the biggest ripoff by a municipal employee, but what makes Trevor Scotland's appearance today a 'matter of interest' - as the Manhatta ... More >>
Last week rightbloggers were outraged when President Obama struck a conciliatory tone in his address to the U.N. General Assembly. They didn't like that, nor did they like Obama's warm reception there, and predicted this love-fest would only encourage our adversaries, with dire consequences for th ... More >>
The many scams of Bloomberg's hip TV execs
John Catsimatidis wants to be the next billionaire mayor
Demme polishes Carter's do-good image
Serge Gainsbourg, Lara Croft, blue-collar rapper, Saharan exilemeet Cops
Cindy Sheehan on the meaning of Easter in Crawford, and New York's lousy jails
Israeli Pol Tests U.S. Waters for a New 'Geneva Accord'
The Powers That Be? They Don't Deliver.
Nuclear Brinkmanship, Suicide Attacks, and Driver's-Ed Scares
Terrorizing the Terrorists Into Terrorism
Arafat: Thinking the Unthinkable After Missiles Hit His Compound
Inside Al Sharptons Controversial Meeting With the Palestinian Leader
Dead Civilians and Other Minor Risks of War
Ongoing Israeli Repression Fuels Bitterness in Gaza
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