There's a bill working its way through Congress that would offer a "path to citizenship" to the sort of immigrants currently known in some circles as illegal. Though its application is general, it's obviously aimed at U.S. guests of the Mexican persuasion, and it only has a chance of passing because ... More >>
When I was a kid in Minneapolis, the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile was a sight to be savored. My friends and I would see it only once or twice a year, in the parking lot of a shopping center in the 'burbs, or idling in front of a department store like Dayton's or Donaldson's downtown. Then we'd come runn ... More >>
Bottomless songwriting pit machinist Bob Pollard has some friendly in-state competition from fellow Ohio native and Scarcity Of Tanks guru Matthew Wascovich. The Clevo skater/sporto/wordsmith/punk dudethe lone constant in SOT's revolving universe of all-star avant-rock beastsis touting ... More >>
Alligators! Elk! Kangaroos and kinkajous! Parrots! Poison-arrow frogs! And an "irate African aardvark"! It sounds like an exotic bazaar in some faraway land but it's actually an auction in Amish country, explored in this delightful piece in The Daily. Here at Runnin' Scared we stay up on Amish news, ... More >>
Guided By Voices w/Wavves, Surfer Blood
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Better than: Just hearing the show without seeing it, which is what everyone who lives on my street got to do anyway.
It's long been gospel that you can't tell Robert Pollard anything. Attempts by well-meaning biz type ... 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 >>
via ESPNESPN released Barack Obama's March Madness bracket today, along with a video of the president making his picks. Depending on your political leanings, you think this is either a lighthearted exercise showing the president is a normal guy, or a potentially catastrophic waste of time whi ... More >>
opentable.comThe product of blood, sweat, and tearsIt's almost time for the Oscars. That is, the Oscars of the food world: the James Beard Foundation Awards. Today marked the announcement of the restaurant and chef semifinalists, who were chosen from a record 28,000 online entries. Finalists ... More >>
Jim Caruso hosts Cast Party, the long-running Monday night entertainment free-for-all at Birdland, but he's even better known for performing with the lusty legend known as Liza Minnelli.
In honor of Jim's swinging new CD The Swing Set, I asked him some probing show biz questions.
Me: Hi, Ji ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
June 4, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 23
Film: The Out-Of-Towners
By Molly Haskell
On the assumption that no situation is so grim that a few laughs can't be wrung out of it (look at Feiffer and Buchwald on Nixon), Neil Simon ought to have been ab ... More >>
As Rosie mentioned last week, maybe it's time to accept the bedbugs as our overlords. Personal anecdote: This very blogger walked down 2nd Street on Sunday and saw no less than 6 mattresses waiting in the rain for garbage collectors. Since it's neither the last nor the very first of the month ... More >>
The people behind the Snuggie know they are bugging the crap out of you, and it's working out pretty well for them. The cultural impact of the sleeved blanket, largely due to those unbelievably campy commercials by Allstar Marketing Group, might've exceeded that of any other "As seen on TV" produc ... More >>
It's the hottest of hot news -- Sarah Palin's book Going Rogue: An American Life and the accompanying tour. There've been some teasers, but our contacts in the publishing industry have leaked us six choice excerpts, which we reproduce for you here:
1. On accepting the Vice-Presidential nomin ... More >>