Daft Punk Fake-Out
Friday and Saturday, all anyone could talk about was if Daft Punk was going to show up during Phoenix's set. Why? Because we were fucking teased. On the main stage before the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, a long commercial for their new album played, and then we found out that members of the ... More >>
Karen O's Outfit
Karen O's wardrobe on Friday night was bad ass. The Yeah Yeah Yeah's front woman appeared on the main stage in a technicolor cape draped over a suit that looked like it was made of mercury. The vibrant collage was topped with a headpiece that Liberace might have worn had he ever bee ... More >>
Anheuser-Busch was accused of watering down its beers and misrepresenting the alcohol content in Budweiser, Bud Ice, Bud Light Lime, Natural Ice and other lines. But after class-action lawsuits were filed in federal court, NPR commissioned a lab to test several samples. The lab found that while the ... More >>
By Kai Flanders
Last January Brooklyn-by-way-of-Australia indie-pop songsters High Highs released a self-titled EP. NPR called it's under-watery layers "immediately endearing" and NME listed them as one their 50 best new bands of 2011. Their phone rang. Elton John's people were on the line. They we ... More >>
"It's like every brewer has to make a pumpkin ale now," said the bearded fellow at Whole Foods' beer shop. "But if you don't like any of these," he continued, gesturing to my shopping bag, "I think you should probably just give up on pumpkin ales."
Pumpkin ales start popping up everywhere i ... More >>
No, this is not the Onion. Apparently, the Pope isn't relatable enough these days. Instead, if you're seeking a Catholic role model, you should look to a beer-guzzling, doughnut-pounding, Ned-Flanders-torturing "everyman." Yes. L'Osservatore Romano, the Vatican's newspaper, has published an a ... More >>
Cancellara on the MurThe New York Times sure is intrigued by the notion that Fabian Cancellara, one of the world's strongest cyclists, may have concealed a tiny electric motor in his bicycle to help him win two of the sport's most legendary races this spring.
Why is it we can't help thinking ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
May 4, 1967, Vol. XII, No. 29
Mailer's Street Scene: Renewal on Sunday
By Stephanie Harrington
When Norman Mailer gives a party in the Village, even the elements hang in for the old burgomaster. Last Sunday the air was soft and invitin ... More >>
Sipping coffee this morning with Versus on the telly. The Tour de France should become a brutal slugfest in another hour or so, and we figured we'd tap out a few notes as it happens...For some background, take a look at our recent posts on the great French race, or look at our full archives of the A ... More >>
On February 28, a Tea Party demonstration in New York's City Hall Park drew about 250 protesters who decried President Obama as a socialist, a communist, and the second coming of Hitler. This evening's Tea Party on the edge of the same park was much, much bigger -- stretching on the west sidewalk ... More >>
Photo from the Royal Court's February production in London
For a minor playlet, Caryl Churchill's Seven Jewish Children has certainly generated quite the brouhaha. In seven brief scenes, the 10-minute piece tracks 80 years of Jewish history--from the Nazi era to the recent Gaza invasion--in the fo ... More >>