There's an interesting story in The Wall Street Journal about how we should get ready for a "Nigerian P.F. Chang's" because African food is the next big thing.There is only one largely unexplored continent left -- and it isn't Antarctica. With the exception of North African and Ethiopian cuisine, th ... More >>
Hiiiiiii!Hey, if you were thinking about going to the Reptile House at the Bronx Zoo today, think again! A venomous cobra escaped from its abode and is slithering around waiting to kill people. So the Reptile House is closed, sorry.
Veniamin GonikmanVeniamin Gonikman, sought by U.S. immigration officials for trafficking in Eastern European girls and making them work in U.S. strip joints, was finally busted yesterday by ICE. Not that ICE really did anything but arrest him when he got off a plane at JFK that everyone knew he w ... More >>
In a chain of events that can only be called both ludicrous and tragic, an escapee crocodile on a plane led to a stampede of passengers trying to escape the crocodile, which led to the plane being thrown off balance, which led to its crash in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which killed 20 ... More >>
• The world knows all too well the potential for destruction surrounding gigantic oil tankers and unfortunately it was demonstrated again when at least 230 people were killed, and nearly 200 more injured, when an oil tanker flipped and exploded in the Democratic Republic of Congo. According ... More >>
Happy International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women!
Sorry to spoil your Thanksgiving preparations, but November 25 is indeed the day. You'll find hardly a word in the U.S. press about this worldwide observance that gets play elsewhere, even by U.S. government outlets like Radi ... More >>
This week a gun fell from the waistband of apprehended suspect Edwin Santana and shot Officer Rodney Lewis, who is recovering. The Times today traces the weapon's history. It turns out the old-fashioned .32 shipped in 1949 to the John Jovino Gun Shop -- the one with the big gun hanging in fro ... More >>
Starting today, intrepid Voice intern Michael Downes will offer a daily, highly biased digest of that evening's best NYC shows -- and the whole weekend's slate on Friday, which today is, mercifully, if you were not aware. Enjoy.
Zaire-born Marie Daulne fronts Zap Mama at Joe's Pub. Foun ... More >>