The lineup for this year's 4Knots Music Festival--the Village Voice's free, all-day outdoor summer music extravaganza at the South Street Seaport (Pier 17) on June 29--is beginning to take shape. We've just booked a few big-name acts we're completely thrilled about.
In Waste Of Paint, our writer/artist team of Jamie Peck and Debbie Allen will review goings-on about town in words and images.
Spurred on by our desire to get away from the cement inferno our city had become, Debbie and I ventured to what seemed like the ends of the Earth (or at least the c ... More >>
viaDid you win a Pulitzer Prize today? Us either. If you're from the Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald or The Tennessean, you also did not win, even though you were in fact nominated in the category of Breaking News Reporting. That $10,000 prize -- "For a distinguished example ... More >>
When was the last time you used a phone book? The paper one. Yeah, me neither.
The New York Times is reporting today that Verizon has "asked regulators on Friday to allow it to end the annual delivery of millions of White Pages to all of its customers in New York," saving 5,000 tons of pape ... More >>
Twitpic by aturkel.
Hurrah, the Queer Issue! So what's the new thing? "The lipstick lesbian has given way to a new butch..." Double hurrah! The "power lesbian" paradigm has apparently shifted toward the model of Rachel Maddow, whose "androgynous sensuality," some guy from a fashion magazine says, ... More >>
John Updike has died today, at the age of 76. In his life, and over his long, prolific career, the writer served both as kind of glittering emblem of the literary world--the youthful, WASP-y good looks, that mannered style, that impeccable education--and, eventually, of that world's old guard. Dav ... More >>