The first 2011 Nobel Peace Prize nomination goes to the Lower East Siders who hammered out Monday night's near-unanimous community board vote approving new housing for those five acres of weed-strewn parking lots sitting forlornly behind chain-link fences these past 40 years alon ... More >>
photo by Cary ConoverStephin Merritt with David Greenspan during the cocktail hour
On Monday night, the SOTC triumverate had the unique pleasure of eating hor d'oeuvres and standing awkwardly beside sardonic anti-hero songwriter Stephin Merritt during the cocktail hour of our paper's 55th Annual Of ... More >>
Last week, we put out the Voice's Best of NYC issue, our annual opportunity to bestow arbitrary awards like Best Buskers Dressed as Animals and Best Film Festival. In turn, we asked a few of our favorite New Yorkers to name their favorite local things.
Cary ConoverAmy Winehouse at Joe's Pub in 200 ... More >>
Photo by Cary Conover.
What were the Obies like? We noticed mainly free drinks. James Hannaham saw a lot of winners of color ("Black is definitely the new black"), and many other details. List of laureates here; slideshow here.
Michael Feingold starts his Obie meditation by talking about depart ... More >>