• Film

    June 11, 2014
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    June 5, 2014

    You Have Four More Days to Drink Negronis for Charity

    We're advocates of starting dinner (or, hey, lunch -- we won't judge) with a civilized negroni, a crisp and bittersweet blend of gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth. We're advocates of having a couple more negronis after that, too, and not just because they make particularly good patio sippers this tim ... More >>

  • Film

    April 30, 2014
  • Voice Choices

    October 9, 2013


    Fred Ho Takes the Gloves Off

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    September 25, 2013
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    July 17, 2013
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    June 26, 2013


    Get moving for a great cause

  • Voice Choices

    December 12, 2012
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    November 14, 2012


    Tig Notaro and crew take their podcast live

  • Voice Choices

    October 24, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    Chop't Goes Pink For National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness, Chop't is "dressing in pink" and offering a limited edition "Pink Goddess Salad" to benefit cancer care and prevention throughout the month of October. It's through a partnership with The Pink Pony Fund of the Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation. The salad co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    Susan G. Komen for The Cure Resignations: Do They Matter?

    So there has apparently been a big leadership shakeup at Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the country's best known breast cancer charity, after its stupid, stupid decision to cut funding to Planned Parenthood in January resulted in public outrage. The changes? As per Komen P.R.: "Founder and CEO Nancy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    Hydraulic Fracturing: Is There Bad Science in The Fracking Debate?

    Does fracking make people sick? The jury is largely still out on that one. However, new info indicates that some claims about hydraulic fracturing's reportedly significant health risks appear to have been based on bad science.

  • Film

    May 30, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    Cancer Faker Jessica Vega Ordered To Cough Up Victims' Cash; Avoids Additional Jail Time

    In the long history of degenerate scumbags, few are scummier than Jessica Vega, an Upstate woman who faked having cancer to raise money for a wedding and a Caribbean honeymoon. Her plan backfired, though -- and now Vega's been ordered to repay the generous people she scammed out of more than $13,000 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    "Tanning Mom" Patricia Krentcil Now Has Her Own Action Figure (Sigh)

    It's been less than a week since the term "tanning mom" entered the pop culture vocabulary, but the bronzed New Jersey catcher's mit mom accused of taking her 5-year-old daughter tanning has now achieved the ultimate cultural accolade: her own action figure.That's right, in addition to getting mocke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Susan G. Komen for the Cure: Guns are OK, Planned Parenthood Is Not

    ​More unsettling developments in the Susan G. Komen for the Cure shitshow. The breast cancer advocacy group cut $680,000 in screening grants to Planned Parenthood Federation of America, saying that the organization could not give money to groups that are under congressional investigation. ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Mike Bloomberg to Donate $250,000 to Planned Parenthood After Susan G. Komen Cuts

    ​This just in: Mike Bloomberg will match up to $250,000 in donations to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America so the group can continue breast screenings for poor women, according to an official mayoral tweet. The Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer foundation slashed $680,000 in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    Cynthia Nixon In Wit: My Review

    Margaret Edson's Pulitzer-winning 1995 play Wit finally makes it to Broadway in a Lynne Meadow-directed production starring Cynthia Nixon as a poetry professor named Vivian Bearing who's bearing a lot, actually. Vivian has been diagnosed with Stage IV ovarian cancer, and as she embarks on eight ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Study: Fun Kills

    Piclol.euKe$ha moment.​Fun will kill you, according to a recently published report. British scientists say that smoking and drinking, along with obesity, greatly accelerate cancer risks -- and their analysis of more than 100,000 patients seems to back up their findings.

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    The Synopsis Of The Year?

    ​"Annabel Cotton (Mia Wasikowska) is a beautiful and charming terminal cancer patient with a deep felt love of life and the natural world. "Enoch Brae (Henry Hopper) is a young man who has dropped out of the business of living after an accident claimed the life of his parents.

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    We Would Like to Make a Motion to Institute 'Tweet That You Have Had HPV Day'

    ​HPV: Have you heard of it? You probably have, because in the last few days and weeks it's been talked about a lot -- often incorrectly -- by people like Michele Bachmann and, most recently, tweeted about by Ayelet Waldman, wife of novelist Michael Chabon. In Bachmann's case, she's using HPV v ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 25, 2011
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    March 26, 2011

    Geraldine Ferraro, First Woman to Run For Vice President, Dies at 75

    ‚ÄčThis just in: Geraldine Ferraro, the first woman to run for the vice presidential office on a major party ticket, has died at age 75. The cause was blood cancer. Ferraro ran with Walter Mondale in 1984 against Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush; the Ferraro-Mondale ticket lost by a landslide. Fer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2011

    Berkeley Residents Panicking Over Almost Non-Existent Radiation

    ‚ÄčThe Daily has an article (not that I can read the whole thing in my iPad-less state!) about irritating Berkeley, Calif. residents being irrationally afraid of radiation from the nuclear crisis in Japan. They are flocking to the area's health food vitamin apothecary-places to buy potassium iodide, ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 22, 2010


    Jomama Jones's new show

  • Voice Choices

    November 10, 2010


    College hoops for a good cause

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    UC Davis Turning Wine Into Science; Starbucks to Serve Booze

    ​The University of California, Davis is researching how to control fermentation to the point of creating identical barrels of wine each vintage. [Wall Street Journal] A glimpse into the world of David Wondrich reveals how the cocktail historian came to write his book about punch, called Punch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Anyone Else Find That Cancer Commercial Appalling?

    ​You know, the one with the guy with pancreatic cancer who says he was thrilled to find the Cancer Treatment Centers of America because there wasn't the defeating air of doom he'd encountered in other places. "The hospital just breeds an environment of hope," he beams, looking extremely healt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Merlin Olsen, 1940-2010

    Former Rams defensive tackle and TV actor Merlin Olsen has passed at 69 from mesothelioma. Though he was a superb defender whose 15 seasons with the Rams (then of Los Angeles) put him in the Pro Football Hall Fame, Olsen was always perceived a gentle-giant type (particularly with his aspect soften ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 19, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    Clip Job: Mailer Backs Lindsay for Mayor

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 28, 1965, Vol. XI, No. 2 Norman Mailer on Lindsay & the City I was talking to a woman at a party the other night, and she said Abe Beame was an old machine politician and so she was going to vote for him because he would know ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    19 Buildings Go Pink & White for Breast Cancer Events

    ​If you're like most of our readers, you came to this post by accident. But it's a serendipitous accident if you stroll the streets of our fair city at night, because the tireless publicists of the Empire State Building inform us that tonight the skyscraper will glow pink and white in honor of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    Gillibrand, Former Tobacco Advocate, Wants FDA Oversight of Baby Products

    Yesterday Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was seen around the city, proudly announcing her Safe Baby Products Act, which if passed would require the FDA to regulate personal care products for children, such as soaps, lotions, and shampoos. It's not a bad idea. A recent analysis of 48 baby products fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Study: City Restaurants Racist

    We like to pride ourselves on how progressive New York is, but a recent study shows that upscale restaurants prefer to hire white male wait staff. Applicants with similar resumes were sent out to apply for jobs over the course of a year; whites were twice as likely to get hired. [Reuters] Scientist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    Grant Achatz on Oprah

    Chef Grant Achatz appeared on Oprah yesterday on a show focusing on medical mistakes. Achatz told how his tongue cancer went untreated and undiagnosed for three years despite his repeatedly asking dentists and doctors about a white spot on his tongue that wouldn't heal.He finally went to an oral sur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2009

    Jobs Says He's Only Sorta Sick, Apple Stock Rises

    Concerns about the health of alarmingly thin pancreatic cancer survivor Steve Jobs have been so widespread and volatile that when some guy on the internet floated a rumor in October that the Apple CEO was in the hospital, the company's stock dropped five points. Now Jobs has admitted to the Times t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2008

    A Message From Your Webmaster

    Mama's taking off this week! I've got to tend to my bunions, catch up on my reading (The Globe and various word puzzle books), and idly sit around watching Obama plummet in the polls. So don't say I'm not busy! I can barely squeeze all this activity into just seven days! And it's not like I didn't w ... More >>

  • Film

    May 9, 2006
  • News

    June 14, 2005

    Stirring Up the Toxic Dust

    They turned Uncle Sam's uranium into atom bombs, and the work made them sick. Now they've got a new champion—Hillary Clinton

  • News

    March 1, 2005
  • Art

    February 10, 2004
  • News

    June 10, 2003

    Breasts and Balls

    Pandering Pols Seek Cancer Pension for Firefighters With Either

  • Books

    August 6, 2002
  • News

    May 23, 2000

    Catharsis or Collapse

    Did Cancer or Character Kill Rudy's Run for the Senate?

  • News

    January 25, 2000

    Dr. Molecool

    Quantum Iconoclast Randell Mills's Grand Visions of Microscopic Medicine

  • News

    August 24, 1999
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    March 16, 1999
  • News

    March 16, 1999

    In the Shadow of Death

    A Mystery Virus Triggers Rumors of a Murder Plot Against the Cancer-Stricken Louis Farrakhan and Talk of a Power Struggle Inside His Nation Of Islam

  • News

    November 3, 1998

    Lump Sum

    A Cancer Patient Says CIGNA Stiffed Him

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