Look, the '80s are back in style in every way, and that's totally cool. It means pop music is more bearable than it's been in a long time. But there's a disturbing trend happening right now in metal. It's not quite that some top acts are aping the decade's worst aspects, but they're definitely star ... More >>
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I argue the point in today's New York Times. (Yes, I've been quoted in the Times two days in a row now! Could anyone be more relevant?) Anyway, the long running cable star Robin Byrd is doing a weekly live show at the new Cutting Room starting tomorrow night, with echoes of her TV sex-travaganza. ... More >>
Sometimes, on a beautiful Saturday, we find a story like this that makes the day even better.This past week, the head paleontologist at the Museum of Natural History, Mark Norell, noticed a small auction with a listing that should have probably not been there. The auction item was a 11-million-year- ... More >>
We don't know how we missed this when Komengate went down but apparently, pink "for the cure" recycling trucks currently circulate New York City. (This pic was snapped today, on Hudson Street, by the Voice's Robert Sietsema).
At a press conference at the Waldorf-Astoria yesterday, General Aladeen--aka Sacha Baron Cohen in The Dictator--unsurprisingly backed Mitt Romney for Prez. Explained the General: "He'd make a great dictator. He's incredibly wealthy but pays no taxes. And it's not much of a leap from firing people ... More >>
Over the weekend Southern-rock boy band Kings of Leon had a meltdown in Dallas that resulted in them canceling their tour, a fate that left Band of Horses, who were slated to open for them at sheds across America, at loose ends. But they bounced back, setting up shows in the cities they were ... More >>
According to a survey released by the pest-control people at Terminix, New York is again the number one city for bedbugs in the US of A. Congrats, all. This summer keeps being touted as the "summer of bedbugs," and it's great to know that we're succeeding on that front. Truthfully, it's horri ... More >>
There are fewer words scarier than "nuclear meltdown" and, of course, "radiation." So it's not surprising that Americans are concerned, particularly on the West Coast, where low, reportedly "not dangerous" levels of radiation are now headed, about possible fallout from the nuclear crisis at J ... More >>
A U.S. Appeals Court upheld a lower court ruling allowing Starbucks to end its distribution agreement with Kraft. [BusinessWeek] Rich people are eating out more at fast-food restaurants. It turns out some people with six-figure salaries would rather spend their money on Jimmy Choos than dinn ... More >>
Wow, you guys have opinions! Some are kind and generous and wise and insightful, some are less so. But what can you expect from the Internet but variety? With regard to my recent cover story, there are more than 500 comments, not to mention the numerous emails I've received and read (thank to ... More >>
U.S.-Mexico border not the only dumping ground
photo by the Shaltzes Brooklyn photographer Jason Shaltz wants you to know that he's been working on The Juggalo, his debut photography show that opens tonight, since this past February. That is, before Insane Clown Posse's "Miracles" video went viral, before the unruly Juggalo masses hurled rocks, ... More >>
No more Crafts for you!Here's potentially disappointing news for Tom Colicchio acolytes not residing in New York, Dallas, Atlanta, or Los Angeles: the chef has announced he won't be opening any more locations of Craft.
It's understandable, your depression/jealousy/irritation at not being physically present in Las Vegas this weekend for Matador Records' bizarrely elaborate Matador at 21 spectacle, featuring just about every major label act you could possibly desire unless you're, like, a die-hard Thinking Fe ... More >>
If you're a New Yorker, you've likely complained about your awful cell phone service at some point. It's part of living in a city where people live on top of people, under huge buildings, and they're all screaming into expensive, overheated little machines radiating someone else's screaming i ... More >>
maggiejane/flickrBK gets boned.Bucking the increasingly competitive value meal trend, Burger King is coming out this week with several new bone-in rib meals that will cost as much as $8.99.
She ran naked through the streets, enacted some complicated restaging of the JFK assassination, then Tweeted about it. Matt & Kim were duly paid homage to, then interviewed, then paid homage to again. Law enforcement in Dallas put out an APB for witnesses who would come forward and testify to ... More >>
Throw off your chains, gabacho workers!
Norman E. Borlaug, a plant pathologist who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970 for his work in industrialized food production, which fought starvation worldwide, died Saturday in Dallas. Borlaug felt that environmentalists were hampering world food production by attacking the use of pesticides. ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesOctober 22, 1964, Vol. X, No. 1Lane & Audience TKO Middle-Aged LochinvarBy Stephanie HarringtonA middle-aged Lochinvar came out of the West on Monday night and walked right into an ambush. At their black-tie debate on whether Lee Harve ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesJanuary 23, 1964, Vol. IX, No. 14Wary of Warren Approach, Plans Defense of OswaldBy Stephanie Gervis HarringtonWhy has Mark Lane risen from the political graveyard to defend a dead man?Because, he answers, "I consider myself a good American and t ... More >>
5th Avenue between 27th and 28th Street is of those drab midtown blocks that should not be used to advertise New York. Bank buildings with chunky plastic signage are little more than oversized shells for cash machines, and there's no way to tell whether the various realtors and soft-furnishing sho ... More >>
We keep forgetting that ethnic groups are not just the spices in our multiethnic stew of cliches, they're also voting blocs. When some Jewish groups complained that the Jets were playing two games that observant Jews couldn't attend because of religious holidays -- one on Rosh Hashanah, one too cl ... More >>
For fans of the Beatles, Willie Nelson, non-cloying indie pop, and presidential pardons
A few chef shuffles today of note:-Chef Eric Hara has resigned as executive chef at David Burke Townhouse and David Burke Fishtail. Rumor has it he's headed to the Oak Room.[Eater]-Grub Street speculates that John Tesar, formerly of Dallas's Mansion at Turtle Creek, will replace Hara.[Grub Street]
Neil Youngs idealistic rock opera gets a new adaptation
Militant bohemian rhapsodies
Sundry New South up-and-comers turn lifers before our very ears, and survive it to boot
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Transfixing a City and a Game