"Educational entrepreneurship" is booming, but can profit and pedagogy go hand in hand?
Happily, New York gets some more South African food
On September 17, 20,000 people will pitch tents and set up kitchens at Chase Manhattan Plaza in an occupation of Wall Street that will last for months -- or at least, that's what the organizers of Occupy Wall Street are hoping for. According to them, the event will involve a couple thousand p ... More >>
DNA Info is reporting that Equan Southall, reportedly the boyfriend of Camila Guzman, has been arrested and charged with her murder. Guzman, a transgender woman from Chile, was stabbed to death on August 1st. She was memorialized by friends and LGBT activists outside of her home in East Har ... More >>
Prince William And Duchess Kate (née Middleton) are the perfect picture of romance right now. Their wedding went off without a hitch, the frenzy around them has died down, and they've gone back to normal royal lives. But they're already adding a third member to their family; no, Kate's not p ... More >>
Reuters via NYTThe death toll from yesterday's 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami in northern Japan could rise to more than 1300, government officials told Japanese news media. CNN is reporting that the number of deaths is 900 and is expected to rise. Half the population of one town, Minamisanr ... More >>
The rich are richer than ever, but don't ask them for help
Some pendejos say Mexicans have a 'defective culture'
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 4, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 5 Heteros have problems too By Andrew Sarris I am 42, going on 43, and I have never had a homosexual experience. Thus, if only by the process of elimination (and an ecstatically happy marriage), I must q ... More >>
Edison Peña, one of the 33 Chilean miners rescued last month after 69 days trapped underground, has now had the pleasure of being insulted by the New York Post, which today calls the man "nitpicky" on his tour of New York. The tabloid is upset by Peña's reaction to various New York City tou ... More >>
Jesús NuñezOne of the most interesting fall openings is Jesús Nuñez's Graffit on West 69th Street, which will open in November. Nuñez is well-known in Spain for his Madrid restaurants, Polenta and Flou, where he offered avant-garde, imaginative dishes like a deconstructed Spanish tortill ... More >>
Dying by degrees at the New York Film Festival
Pop culture -- especially music -- has always had its own respectively fringe and seemingly misunderstood populations. From Phish Phans, to Justin Bieber's bloodthirsty teenage following, and beyond, there always seems to be a group of people deeply saturated in a culture of fanatic obsession ... More >>
From Meek's CutoffMidway through the Venice film festival, the competition is notable for a pair of features by American women: Sofia Coppola's Somewhere and Kelly Reichardt's Meek's Cutoff -- both minimalist, open-ended exercises in myths debunked and protagonists lost. Evidently inspired ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 24, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 41 The Age of Lunacy On a Muddy Meadow by Steve Lerner The Moon-In on the Sheep Meadow in Central Park last Sunday night came off as the world's largest outdoor multi-media program. Vying for spectator pop ... More >>
Jens Lekman has the H1N1 virus, better known as swine flu. Yeesh. Apparently, everyone's favorite Swedish chamber-pop/disco/folk singer contracted the virus while on tour in South America, and is recovering at home in Sweden. Lekman began feeling sick while flying home from Chile, told a flight atte ... More >>
Is there a stranger location for a day-care in New York? Don't bet on it
Techno nature-boys get back to the land
Wagner, Mongols, capitalist art! A conversation with Lincoln Center Festival artistic director Nigel Redden
Immigrants march, plan May 1 strike
The late philosopher asks: if the whole world confesses, who's behind the screen?
Ayn Rand's favorite Canuck power-prog trio colonizes Brazil
Finding beautiful boys, bordello interiors, and worldwide Jews in the season's most intriguing coffee-table books
What happens when the rich and powerful rule the stupid? It's called America.
The Current Quality of Low-Cost Calls Over the Net
Nurturing Ibero-American Talent in Miami
How You Can Do What the Government Wont: Arrest Henry Kissinger
Three decades after Stonewall the movement it spawned has become a worldwide symbol of freedom