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    February 5, 2013

    The 17 Best Bits from Your New Favorite Sexy Hobo Vintage Paperback

    Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from thrift stores, estate sales, and flea markets. Hobo Girl Author: A.L. Roger Date: 1962 Publisher: Chariot Discovered at: Kayo Books, San Francisco The Cover Promises: "A lusty story of a sex-mad girl who gav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    Giuliani Loyalist Ken Kurson Takes the Helm of the New York Observer

    We noted last week that the likely mayoral candidacy of former Rat Czar and MTA chief Joe Lhota signaled a push by Rudy Giuliani supporters to turn back the clock to a Giuliani-time New York City. But it turns out Lhota isn't the only Giuliani protege ascending in the public eye right now. Staffers ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012

    The Ten Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 12/28/12

    We're gettin' an early jump on the weekend because you've probably already checked out anyway. So here are the 10 best concerts around the city this weekend, in no particular order. The Ten Best Reissues of 2012 The Ten Best Noise Tracks of 2012 The Ten Best Metal Albums of 2012 The Ten Best Countr ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 26, 2012

    A Different Drummer

    Dance to the beats of Machinedrum and Sepalcure

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    December 24, 2012

    The 12 Months of Crazy: Rightbloggers' Greatest Hits of 2012

    It's been a hell of a year for conservatives, so naturally it's been a flaming, bloody hell of a year for our subjects the rightbloggers. If this is the sort of thing that gladdens your heart, then sit by the fire and let us brighten your holiday season by reviewing, month by month, the rightblogg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    Are the Recent Gagosian Gallery Defections And Steve Cohen's Legal Troubles Related?

    Last weekend brought fresh news for art world titan Larry Gagosian, all of it terrible. Not only have rumors of a planned May Jeff Koons' exhibition at rival David Zwirner gallery turned out to be true, but two of Gagosian's major artists have decamped from the famous powerhouse gallery at a time wh ... More >>

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    December 17, 2012

    The Village Voice's Tejal Rao Named One of Forbes' Food & Drink 30 Under 30

    Take heed, world! We're thrilled to report that our own Tejal Rao has been named one of Forbes' 30 Under 30, the magazine's annual list that picks 30 rising faces in 15 "entrepreneurial, creative, and intellectual" categories. Rao is noted in the Food & Drink section, and is the only restaurant crit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2012

    Rightbloggers Say Romney Won 2nd Debate, And If He Didn't No Fair Because Liberal Media Bias

    Don't look now, but the Presidential race seems to be neck-in-neck with just 16 days to go. Nervous? Think how they feel. Both Romney's and Obama's campaigns undoubtedly spent last week gearing up for the final push with phone banks, GOTV, last-minute ad blitzes, election fraud monitor training, etc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2012

    Forbes: Mike Bloomberg Still Has Way More Money Than You Do

    Forbes released its 30th annual ranking of the 400 richest Americans yesterday, and there's a 99.9 percent chance that you didn't make the list.Mayor Mike Bloomberg did, though, finishing 10th on the list with a net worth of about $25 billion.But Bloomberg isn't the only person in New York with way ... More >>

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    August 26, 2012

    Mayor Bloomberg, Fracker-in-Chief?

    In the late 1980s, George Mitchell, owner of Mitchell Energy & Development Corporation with a degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M, wanted a method that could find and extract formerly unseen deposits of natural gas. With a combination of horizontal drilling and something ... More >>

  • Film

    August 1, 2012
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    July 28, 2012

    Mitt Loves N.Y.: Henry Kravis

    With Mitt Romney as its de facto candidate, the roster of Restore Our Future, Romney's designated Super PAC slush fund, reads like a laundry list of New York City's wealthiest denizens. And, according to the Center for Responsive Politics and contrary to popular belief, Super PAC ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    The Anti-Vaccine Movement: A Brief History

    A few days ago, we wrote about the U.S. whooping cough outbreak -- which is the worst in 50 years. Pertussis can prove deadly to infants and toddlers, but healthy adults aren't likely to succumb to this illness. (However, it's still a good idea to get a booster shot! Details here.) Whooping coug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2012

    Alexander Jentzsch, Son of Scientology's President, Memorialized At Sea

    Yesterday, Karen de la Carriere memorialized her son, Alexander Jentzsch, who was found dead at a home in Los Angeles on the morning of July 3. He was only 27 years old. Because the Church of Scientology would not give her access to her son's ashes, Karen had rose petals cast on the Pacific Ocean a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    3 Good Things: Anisette, Blueberries, Tumblr

    [See More 3 Good Things: Mackerel, Confetti, Crumbs | Vodka, Bacon, Lunch | The Future of Food] 1 Tumblr interviews the Brooklyn writer and comedian Anita Serwacki, who runs Meat Crimes, a blog about meat-crime news: "I have never personally boosted meat items or ham-clobbered someone in anger. How ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2012

    Mitt Loves N.Y.: Marc Rowan

    With Mitt Romney as its de facto go-to candidate, the roster of Restore Our Future, Romney's designated Super PAC slush fund, reads like a laundry list of New York City's wealthiest denizens. And, according to the Center for Responsive Politics and contrary to popular belief, Sup ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Obama's Affordable Care Act: What Does It Mean for Women?

    Goddamn, have we got some good news for your ladyparts! As the Voice's inimitable Steven Thrasher reported this morning, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, claiming that the ACA is constitutionally kosher as a tax. Almost immediately after, Planned Pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2012

    Mitt Loves N.Y.: John Catsimatidis

    With Mitt Romney as its de facto go-to candidate, the roster of Restore Our Future, Romney's designated Super PAC slush fund, reads like a laundry list of New York City's wealthiest denizens. And, according to the Center for Responsive Politics and contrary to popular belief, Sup ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2012

    'Why Women Still Can't Have It All:' What's Wrong With Sticking a Baby in a Briefcase?

    Women still can't have it all, at least according to Anne-Marie Slaughter's new Atlantic cover story. The article basically details women's difficulties with career-family balance, but says that better balance ("having it all") can be achieved if broad changes take place. As with any article tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    Bath Salts: Six Myths Dispelled

    If you had thought that bizarre, bath salts-related news would have subsided by now, you certainly would have thought wrong: Bath salts-dealing gangs are apparently a thing in Muncie, Indiana; Cops found a Utica man, reportedly under the influence of bath salts, hiding on the roof of his girlfriend' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2012

    Mitt Loves N.Y.: Bruce Kovner

    Since the Citizens United decision, realpolitik has accepted the harsh reality in which a corporation has the same pedestal in our democratic elections as an ordinary Joe Schmoe. And, as a financial hub in America and abroad, New York has transformed into a politically charged Gotham; its corporate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    Zombie Apocalypse: A Primer on The Undead

    A rash of recent news reports about flesh-eating humans -- the tally has hit at least seven in the last week -- has had a lot of people asking: Are we entering the zombie apocalypse? Two key things people do not seem to have asked (but should!): So what the fuck are zombies, anyway? And: Do zombie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    The Paycheck Fairness Act Fails (Again)

    Well, that's that. The Paycheck Fairness Act, which would have would required that employers explain pay disparities between men and women, so that said staffers would know whether the differences are sex-based or not, failed 52-47 in the Senate, according to Politico. The proposed law -- which wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    The Paycheck Fairness Act: Will It Go Anywhere?

    If you've been keeping up with Congress, pending legislation called the Paycheck Fairness Act might sound familiar. Spearheaded by New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-Maryland), the act would require that employers explain pay disparities between men and women, so th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2012

    Mayor Bloomberg Has Eleven Homes, We Can Still Barely Pay Rent

    A few months back, Runnin' Scared covered what seems to be the biggest conundrum of the Big Apple: the fact that rents are higher than ever (averaging a solid $3,418 a month) yet no one is leaving the island. Actually, recent years have shown a huge increase in Manhattan newcomers, raising the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    Radio Hits One: Birdman Is Rap's Richest Second Banana

    A few weeks ago, Forbes published The Forbes Five, which estimated the net worth of hip hop's wealthiest moguls, and put Cash Money Records boss Bryan "Birdman" Williams in fourth place with $125 million. Just two weeks later, Williams announced that his label's most successful artist, Lil Wayne, ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    Do BitTorrents Bolster Music Sales?

    Though record labels have often claimed that piracy threatens artists, a new study suggests that unauthorized file-sharing via BitTorrent might not hurt music sales: in fact, it might boost them. Economist Robert Hammond, of North Carolina State University, gathered data music album download data f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    Utah Will Get Fracked!

    There's so much fracking news across the country, it's hard to keep up with! As the debate over hydraulic fracturing in New York continues, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar just OKd a major gas drilling project in Utah, The Associated Press reports. Though some fracking is already taking plac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Is New York's Minimum Wage Too Damn Low?

    If you've been following recent developments in the capital, you've probably heard that Dems in Albany have been pushing for a $1.25 minimum wage increase -- from $7.25 to $8.50. And most New Yorkers would be OK with this boost. This change would impact more than 600,000 New Yorkers who are someho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Foreclosed Tomorrow, Harassed Today

    ‚ÄčThe Voice is starting a new feature several times a week. As foreclosures continue unabated across the nation, the Voice will be profiling the foreclosures that happen every week right here in the five boroughs. We'll be looking closely at the properties facing foreclosure, the public auctions wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2012

    Dear Internet: All The Snickering About Madonna's Age Is Getting Real Old

    This week Madonna's 12th studio album and dive into the deep end of the EDM pool, MDNA, came out. I didn't like it very much. But what I like even less is the sexism-tinged age-baiting that the record seems to be inspiring in so many critics. Forbes was likely the worst offender of the bunch, going ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    Rightbloggers Denounce Rick Santorum's War on Porn -- As a Liberal Conspiracy

    Obama's coming up for reelection, and gas prices and unemployment are high. So why do rightbloggers concentrate instead on cultural issues like abortion, contraception and Rush Limbaugh's opinion of Sandra Fluke? Some think it's because they're bunch of misogynists*. We think it's because they h ... More >>

  • News

    January 4, 2012

    Air Safety on the Cheap

    They're responsible for airport security but contractors still make poverty wages

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2011

    Narcissistic Jerk-Wads Make the Best Leaders, Study Says

    ​A study conducted by professors at IMD business school, Penn State, and Erlangen-Nuremberg University has led them to conclude that bosses who display narcissistic qualities often perform better than run-of-the mill executives. Frederick Allen, leadership editor of Forbes, writes that the stu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Women Drinking More Whiskey; New York Hop Farming Returns

    ​Heavy promotion is planned this holiday season to showcase New York wineries. [USA Today] China is now one of the top five growers of grapevines in the world. And the local wines, it turns out, are improving each year. [Baltimore Sun] The French wine harvest concluded last week, with output ... More >>

  • Film

    November 2, 2011
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    October 11, 2011

    Iran Accused of Sponsoring Plot to Assassinate Adel Al-Jubeir, Saudi Ambassador

    ​Federal prosecutors in Manhattan have charged two men with conspiracy to assassinate Adel Al-Jubeir, the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States, in what they allege is an Iranian government-backed plot. The U.S. Department of Justice charged Manssor Arbabsiar and Gholam Shakuri with co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2011

    Lobbying is Ridiculously Profitable, Enraging Study Says

    Lobbyists who grease the wheels of government can sleep well at night: A study shows that businesses that use intense lobbying get a return on their investment that is "comparable to the returns of the most blistering hedge fund." They also probably can sleep well because they own nice, expensive ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    Alessio Rastani: Real Trader, Prankster, or Both?

    The guy in that BBC interview says he's one Alessio Rastani and that he's a trader. The clip has been making the Internet rounds today mostly because of Rastani's bonkers quotes, i.e. "The governments don't rule the world, Goldman Sachs rules the world." He's either the most honest trader in the w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Mike Bloomberg's Digs Are About As Opulent As You'd Expect

    Drake Design Associates via NYT​Breaking: Mike Bloomberg is rich. Like, really rich. Uber-rich. Forbes says his net worth is $18.1 billion. As you'd expect, his living quarters are incredibly fancy, even though he's the kind of mayor who likes to make a big deal about taking the subway and hav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2011

    Man Sues White Castle Because He Can't Fit Into Their Booths

    ​Rockland County resident Martin Kessman is suing White Castle under the Americans with Disabilities Act because he was unable to fit into his local establishment's booths. Forbes reports that Kessman, who is 290 lbs., is filing the suit after two separate trips to the Nanuet, New York White C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    The NRA (That's National Restaurant Association) Spends $843K On Lobbying; Anna Wintour Still Pissed About Miss Lily's

    ​Doug Zell, the founder of Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea, has teamed up with his old frat buddy, the philanthropist and former real estate developer Robert Buono. Now the two will share the title of Co-C.E.O. in an effort to expand the business. [Diner's Journal] No New York chefs will compet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2011

    Man Allegedly Makes Bomb Threat Because of Hurricane Irene; DSK Back in Paris; Groupon IPO in Trouble?

    ​Rajiv Pandey, a 33-year-old Long Island man, is accused of making a bomb threat Friday to the Long Island Power Authority because he was upset at losing his power during Hurricane Irene. The Daily News reports Pandey "called the newsroom at News 12 Long Island, warning he would place a bomb i ... More >>

  • News

    August 24, 2011

    The Other Koch Brother

    In the shadow of his brothers' Tea Party fame, Bill Koch seems almost like a normal billionaire.

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    Rightbloggers Find the Cause of England's Riots: Gun Control and Black People

    Riots broke out in London and other parts of England last week. The evident catalyst was the controversial killing by police of Mark Duggan; but, as with the Rodney King beating that sparked the 1992 Los Angeles Riots, it's unlikely that one small event could have caused so much fury and violence. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2011

    Papal Toilet Paper has Infallible Softness, Divine Durability​Renova, a Portuguese paper company, is celebrating Pope Benedict XVI's upcoming trip to Madrid by releasing special edition Papal toilet paper. The yellow and white rolls--representing the colors of the Papal flag--are being released for World Youth Day. The product's des ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Watch a Video of a Girl Walking Around With iPads For Her Head

    Look at iPad Head Girl! She strolls around Bryant Park! She "reads!" Men, and exclusively men, sidle up to her to gawk! At the end one decides to touch her iPad face and finds articles like "Decode Her Bedroom Sounds!" So all in all it turns out to be icky and degrading, despite the fact that the a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Gina Rinehart, Rich Woman, May Become World's Richest Person

    ​The title of "World's Richest Person" may be assumed by a woman for the first time ever. Gina Rinehart, an Australian mining tycoon, has been evaluated by Citigroup and is predicted to eventually surpass fellow rich people Carlos Slim and Bill Gates in wealth rankings. Forbes reports that alt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    Your Cab Driver Might Be Documenting Your Taxi PDA

    ​Kashmir Hill at Forbes presents a helpful reminder today. While the back of a cab may seem private and your personal space and whatnot, it actually is not. And, in fact, your cab driver may have a phone (of course he or she does) that he may be using to document your misbehavior, should you h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    Pinkberry Looking to Convert Foreigners to the Gospel of Fruit-Topped Frozen Yogurt

    PinkberryKeeping teenage girls fed since 2005​Yes, it's not quite as delicious as a dripping cone of full-fat chocolate chip ice cream, but on a day like today when the weather is so scorching, you could probably even convert a vegan to Pinkberry, the frozen yogurt topped with an array of fres ... More >>

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