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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 >>
For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
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 >>
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 >>
By Nick Rallo This year, the South By Southwest edition of the traveling concert-poster show Flatstock (presented by the American Poster Institute) showcased more than 100 artists who were selling enough completely badass concert posters to drain your checking account dry. No, seriously: five mi ... More >>
In case you haven't heard the news: The winner of F&W's "The People's Best New Chef" contest is not from New York. Tim Byres, who works at Smoke in Dallas, beat out the national competition for his ability to go "beyond just barbecue, with an in-kitchen wood grill and smoke pit for smoking or curing ... 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 >>
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!
A company in Texas is manufacturing coasters that can detect whether or not drinks have been spiked with GHB and ketamine, which are more commonly known as date rape drugs. The coasters, which are made by Drink Safe Texas, cost about 40 cents apiece and feature pink and green dots that, like ... More >>
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 >>
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 clo ... 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]
We had heard about Sexhobbyist, the Twitter user who rates his sessions with prostitutes. And we knew about sex-related tweets. But being naive in the ways of online sex commerce, we never before today heard about this "New York Escorts" account, apparently sponsored by Naughty Reviews. It seems onl ... More >>
Sound of the City roots for the home team, so does Impose Magazine's Jeremy Krinsley. The slow excavation of hip-hop's Golden Age is getting a sure boost this week with a number of occasions including a new book by DJ Disco Wiz, who claims to be the first latino DJ, a position likely to incite a ... More >>
The New York Times reports the thin end of the socialist wedge is coming to New York, but not from socialist President Obama: it's socialist millionaire Mike Bloomberg's idea to redistribute food shoppers' wealth by forcing them to pay a six-cent "bag tax" on every plastic bag they receive at the en ... More >>
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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