• Film

    June 25, 2014
  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    Macaron Parlour Opens Today On the Upper West Side

    It was a Halloween party in 2009 that brought Macaron Parlour owners Christina Ha and Simon Tung together. "She was Lady Gaga, and I was a nerd," Tung recalls. Ha was just back from a pastry training program at La Haute Pâtisserie Pierre Hermé in Paris, and Tung was on the job hunt and food indust ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    Un'Ruly's Union Square African Hair-Touching Experiment Wasn't as Creepy as We Thought It Would Be

    It doesn't matter what you look like: Walking, riding, standing, or existing in New York City while female (or gender nonconforming) is bound to get you unwanted attention. Whether it's that dude smirking at you on the subway or a drunk person shouting "faggot priest!" in your face (true story, happ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2013

    10 Best Dive Bars in New York, Readers' Edition

    When we recently shared our 10 Best Dive Bars, including classics like Sophie's and the Times Square hole Jimmy's Corner, we also asked readers to nominate their own choices, via hashtag #vvdivebars and comments. Dive bars are personal -- every neighborhood has a great one, and every New Yorker has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    Inside the Insane Clown Posse iPhone App

    While perusing Insane Clown Posse's Twitter timeline, like a person does, I came across something interesting: our favorite rap clowns announced a new update to their official smartphone app, which I didn't even know existed. For the advancement of pop journalism and human knowledge in general, I he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    Our 20 Most Popular Posts of 2012

    We covered a lot of music ground in 2012. You loved all of it. But some stories were more read than others. Here now, our 20 most popular posts of the year. Thanks for reading. The Ten Best Reissues of 2012 The Ten Best Noise Tracks of 2012 The Ten Best Metal Albums of 2012 The Ten Best Country Alb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2012

    Our 20 Most Popular Stories of 2012, 10 - 1

    We've covered a lot of music ground in 2012. And you loved all of it. But you read some stories more than others. Here now, our 20 most popular posts of the year, from 10 - 1. (20 - 11 here.) The Ten Best Reissues of 2012 The Ten Best Noise Tracks of 2012 The Ten Best Metal Albums of 2012 The Ten B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    The Winners Of The 2012 Village Voice Web Awards

    It's finally here! The 2012 Web Awards winners have been chosen. Check them out after the jump to see if your favorites took home the coveted foam hand trophy. And if they didn't make it? There's always next year (and feel free to complain in the comments section).

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Marijuana Is Now Legal in Colorado and Washington, So Here's a Recipe

    Yesterday really was a two-hit Tuesday. Following the reelection of President Obama, Colorado voters passed Amendment 64 -- the act that aims to legalize the recreational use of marijuana by adults -- shortly after the election results were announced. Washington residents also voted "yes," legaliz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    The 25 Creepiest Heavy Metal Album Covers

    By Jason Roche Halloween is the time where it's acceptable to wallow in the creepy, the crawly, the dark, and the macabre. Sounds like the themes of heavy metal, year-round! Here then, are those most spine-tingliest metal album covers, for your All Hallow's Eve viewing pleasure. Step inside... Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    Jets Lose, Suck, But Not Quite Badly Enough for Tebow Time

    Here's the situation: The Jets have two running backs in Shonn Greene and Joe McKnight, both of whom are better at returning kicks than running the ball, even though Shonn Greene doesn't return kicks. Santonio Holmes and Stephen Hill are injured, so the Jets are down to two wide receivers, Jeremy Ke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Live: Madonna Brings Her Set Pieces, Sex Pieces, And Masterpieces To Yankee Stadium

    Madonna w/ Avicii Yankee Stadium Thursday, September 6 Better than: The VMAs. If ever you need a concise summary of Madonna's year, the billing for her New York dates will do nicely. There's Madonna, her name in no way styled to resemble that of a party drug. And there's Avicii, a Swedish stadium- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    The 20 Best Things About "Hot Cheetos And Takis"

    Surely you've heard of "Hot Cheetos and Takis," the banger from the Y.N.RichKids, by now? The song, a product of the Minneapolis North Community YMCA's Beats and Rhymes Program, is as infectious as its titular snacks are artificially flavored, with what appears to be a bunch of community school-educ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    Kids Immortalize Cheetos in Awesome Summer Jam

    [See More Clips of the Day: How to Make Beer Ice Pops | Sweet Julia Child Remix (Loaded with F-Bombs?)] Do yourself a favor and take five minutes to watch this seriously talented crew of kids immortalize their favorite after-school snacks in "Hot Cheetos and Takis." (If you're not familiar with Tak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Dancing With Jarvis Cocker: A Member Of The "Who's Zoo" Troupe Tells All

    Editor's note: This weekend, Jarvis Cocker performed at the Whitney Museum in his Relaxed Muscle guise as part of the choreographer Michael Clark's "Who's Zoo" residency. The performance brought together dancers both trained and amateur, and writer Judy McGuire was one of the lucky people who got a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    10 Things We Would Like the Talking Doll We Got for Christmas to Actually Say

    Truth: We didn't actually get a talking doll for Christmas. We are way too old for that sort of nonsense (no offense, kids). But we did watch this video of a talking doll calling someone, quite agreeably, it seems, a "crazy bitch." Or whatever she's trying to say. And it inspired something in us, ca ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 7, 2011


    Grab a cheesy winter sweater and your best fishnet stockings

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Beth Griffenhagen, Author of Haiku for the Single Girl, Shares Her Tales of Plight

    "Sadly, the only Guy I'm going steady with Is my bartender."* Have you heard of Haiku for the Single Girl? It's a new book written by 29-year-old Beth Griffenhagen, who, when not penning haiku, spends her days in the marketing department at Murray's Cheese. We talked to Beth, who happens to be havi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    10 Real-Life Etiquette Tips for Men, From a Woman

    ​Today the Huffington Post has an intriguing entry (with slideshow!) from Daniel Post Senning, who happens to be Emily Post's great-grandson. He explains that etiquette is not just for women, oh no -- it is for men, too, and men, in fact, "are hungry to know what to do, what is expected of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Live: Samantha Ronson DJs Gawker Media's Silent Disco, And Everything Gets Weird

    Fux The Noise feat. Samantha Ronson Gawker Media Roof Deck Thursday, October 6 Better than: Doing ketamine by yourself, I'd guess. Standing on the Gawker Media roof deck, a bunch of pencil-necks swung drinks and stood around, cold. Signs had been hung, reminding "Fux The Noise" silent disco attend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Saveur Turns to Professionals for Its Annual Saveur 100

    ​With only one day left to disseminate year-end ephemera, Saveur has released a preview of its annual Saveur 100. This year, they've handed the reigns to the professionals, letting chefs like Dan Barber, Sara Jenkins, George Mendes, Daniel Humm, and Sara Moulton choose their favorite ingredien ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Presenting The Top 19 Most Ridiculous Lines on Das Racist's Sit Down, Man

    ​Even casual observers of this blog know of our great esteem for Das Racist, and our great excitement at the release yesterday of their latest mixtape, Sit Down, Man, featuring guests from Diplo to El-P, Boi-1da to Devo Springsteen. Samples include "People Are Strange" and "Return to Innocence ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Agyness Deyn Channels Vintage Britney in V Magazine Photo Spread

    via V Magazine​The September issue of V Magazine features a St. Marks Place photo spread with Agyness Deyn as the face of downtown Manhattan style. "Anything Goes When the Attitude is Right" reads the article's tagline. But, suffice it to say, the styling of the Cheetos photo is a little off - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Finding Jesus in Food

    Caters New Agency LtdToby Elles of Lancaster, England fell asleep one day while cooking bacon, and the result was an apparition in a frying pan--of either Jesus or John Lennon, you pick!​ The devout Christian knows you can find Christ everywhere. But in a piece of toast, or in the grease annea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Andrew W.K. Doesn't Actually Want to Party Until He Pukes

    photo by Melissa Hom, kindly borrowed from New York MagMmmm . . . Peanuts and Cheetos cereal. As SOTC's de facto head of internal affairs, it falls upon me to remind you that our newsroom-mates over at Fork in the Road have an eating-themed interview with recovering hesher Andrew W.K. Since the end ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    The BP Oil Spill Disaster: A One-Act Play (Or "Coast of Dystopia")

    ​Maybe you've heard about this minor "Whoopsie" that happened off the Gulf of Mexico, wherein an offshore oil rig owned by BP leaked, and kept leaking, and kept leaking, and is still leaking. And is still leaking. And is still leaking. And is now the size of Connecticut. And is still leaking. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Chatting With Baohaus' Eddie Huang About Crackhaus, Cheeto-Fried Chicken, and "Chefs Slapping Each Other on the Ass in the Press"

    Tasty ChompsEddie Huang lifts the lid on some steamed pork belly.​In the scant few months since he opened Baohaus on Rivington Street, Eddie Huang has established himself as (a) one of the city's most gifted purveyors of Taiwanese gua bao (steamed buns) and (b) one of the most outspoken member ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    Strange Snacks of the World: Naughty Tomatoes

    ​ The kissy devil tomato on the bag of this Indian snack, found in a Patel Brothers, is a wee bit terrifying. But the Naughty Tomato snacks inside, which look like bright red Cheetos, are delicious and crunchy, with a robust spicy tomato flavor that hits sweet, spicy, and sour notes. (File und ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Strange Snacks of the World--Dried Wild Fish

    The colorful and cheap vegetables stands of Brighton Beach Avenue also provide displays of snacks, many unfamiliar to Americans. One such is called "Dried Wild Fish," on a package that is headlined in Russian cyrillic type. The package shows two dancing figures--they may be identical twins--w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2009

    The Simpsons Riffs On Food Safety, "Green" Foods

    Last Sunday's Simpsons episode poked fun at not one but two food issues. Faced with bad press, Krusty launches a vegetarian burger, the "Mother Nature," which turns out to be made with tainted barley from Ogdenville.

  • Columns

    March 25, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    From Soup to Nuts: Rightbloggers Enraged By Obama-Themed Products

    The Inauguration approacheth! Last time we had one of these things, liberals complained of the cost, and conservatives defended it. Now the shoe is on the other foot, and we must expect it to kick. When conservatives kick, though, they give the ball plenty of spin. Donors to this year's Presidentia ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 2, 2008
  • Music

    October 23, 2007

    Free Beer, Carousels, Audio Assaults, and Bad Comedians

    Navigating the great costumes and lousy underage fucks as Halloween descends

  • Art

    May 29, 2007

    Mess Haul

    Richie Budd's sculptures cook popcorn and meat

  • News

    July 8, 2003
  • News

    March 11, 2003

    Empty Promises

    Housing Activists Say the City Wastes Its Vacant Lots

  • NYC Life

    December 10, 2002
  • News

    October 8, 2002

    Forked-Tongue Warriors

    In the Battle for Hearts and Minds, Watch Out for the Psy-Ops

  • News

    April 24, 2001

    Girls’ Exodus

    Chasing B-Ball Scholarships in the Deep South

  • Music

    February 6, 2001