El Toro Blanco (257 Avenue of the Americas, 212-645-0193), a swank Mexican cantina from the owners of Lure Fishbar and Burger & Barrel, opened in the fall of last year on a prosaic stretch of Sixth Avenue. Dressed in orange, black, and red with leather banquettes and ochre wooden beams, it channels ... More >>
For most people, the number 666 has ominous associations. It's the mark of the beast, the sign of The Antichrist, or part of the absurd name of what looks to be one of the worst new television shows of the season. But when you sing the words 666 to anyone who watches local TV around here, you'll ge ... More >>
Pub rock goes avant-garde
When going out of town, I usually book a car service to the airport just to make sure I get there, since a cab isn't always a possibility. But even with the definite car booking, you'd have more luck hailing a yak these days.
You've watched us reveal all but the top five entries in our big countdown, The Top 25 People Crippling Scientology -- now it's your turn to vote for your own list! Here's the link you've been waiting for -- now go and tell us who you think is doing the most to contribute to the Church of Sc ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 10, 1962, Vol. VII, No. 29 Village and Big Sur By J. R. Goddard Greenwich Village's fervent belief that you CAN beat City Hall is popping up in other parts of the nation these days. California's famed Big Sur colony -- analagous to the ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 19, 1957, Vol. II, No. 34 Voice Concert Sell-Out The Village Voice and Jean Shepherd proved last Saturday night that one of the liveliest of the "lively arts" has massive appeal in Greenwich Village. "Jazz music," said Monday's New Yor ... More >>
This "Best of New York" includes the best place at which to get both sciatica and a nervous breakdown.
The Other of Invention
The Buchanan Campaign Faces Flak Over Money and Managers
While congress is set to sit in judgment of President Clinton, many of its members have their own indiscretions to deal with. Lucky for them Ken Starr isn't investigating them and the notoriously lax ethics committee is.