It was art that brought The Skylark's (200 West 39th Street, 212-257-4577) head bartender Johnny Swet to New York, but it was the bar scene that kept him here. Upon discovering his affinity for oil painting at Arizona State, Swet headed to New York to pursue his passion while maintaining the menager ... More >>
Vonte Skinner has been in jail for almost ten years. In a way, the fact that he's been locked up so long is a testament to the power of his own words; it's also, as the New Jersey Supreme Court wrote today, a complete injustice.
Harold Dieterle's West Village restaurant, Perilla, has launched a Monday night three-course spring menu. The family-stye meal includes dishes like wild rice with eggplant and cherry tomatoes, lamb-stuffed artichoke, and bay leaf sorbet. Make a reservation for $34 a person. 9 Jones Street; 212-929-6 ... More >>
In New York City, only the strong restaurants survive. Or the ones with amazing food, cult followings, lots of great press, and a whole slew of other factors. For those keeping tabs, here's a list of restaurants that opened and closed in January.
Cole's Greenwich Village is the newest restaurant from David Rabin of the Lamb's Club and Jimmy, and is now open for dinner and drinks. Cole's features three rooms: a dining room, cafe, and bottle room, complete with a drink list from a mixologist's wet dream. The dinner menu features American dishe ... More >>
photo by Ed AndersonA bitters man. It used to be that Angostura was the only bitters a bartender needed. Nowadays, it seems like the number of mysterious little brown vials on the bar just keeps multiplying. Brad Thomas Parsons, author of, Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All, wi ... More >>
Careening around a dim warehouse and gripping a bowler hat like Liza Minnelli on uppers, Thom Yorke leaves no doubt of his dancing prowess in the clip for "Lotus Flower," the lead single off Radiohead's feverishly received eighth album, The King of Limbs. His delectably bizarre moves continue ... More >>
Tom Mylan advises on how not to do this. On cutting oneself: "I am an expert. I have sliced off thumb tips and fingernails. I have shaved paper-thin wafers of my knuckle and buried a breaking/cimeter knife an inch and a half into my forearm," writes The Meat Hook butcher Tom Mylan in his Atla ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 13, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 13 Film Critics Choose Their Favorites for 1965 By Jonas Mekas Once more we are playing the Best Movies of the Year game. The usual answer this year is that even the best ones are hardly worth listing a ... More >>
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