Apart from the overcrowding and cost of living, subway ads are one of the most depressing things about New York City. But now, next to the usual ads offering escape in vacation destinations and self-realization in a pair of shoes, you'll find a glimmer of hope in a Uniqlo ad featuring 32-year-old De ... More >>
I've spoken to John Brousseau numerous times over the past couple of years. In 2011, I reported about the photographs he smuggled out of Scientology's International Base east of Los Angeles which documented the work he did customizing a motorcycle, a Ford Excursion, and an airplane hangar for Tom Cr ... More >>
Doing the dirty work as hip-hop cleans up
Kool Keith used to love the Times Square of the early '80s; while interviewing him for this week's Voice, he waxed lyrical on the subject. Here's his full and lengthy rememberance of the days when 42nd Street was a seedier place, one lit by marquees advertising kung-fu flicks and boomboxes that look ... More >>
Facebook wants your money! The social networking behemoth filed its initial public offering today, so now you will soon be able to spend time and cash on the site by becoming a stockholder. (It's the American way!) Facebook, which was birthed in a Harvard dorm some 8 years ago, the New York ... More >>
Michael Becker/FOXA deeply frustrating season of American Idol is over now, having discovered exactly zero future stars, and last night we got the massive glitzathon finale, an annual event that reliably has little or nothing to do with the rest of the season. Scotty McCreery barely even look ... More >>
New York City has just six Lexus taxis. That's out of over 13,000 cars, with most being Ford Crown Victorias. The Lexus RX 400h or RX 450h hybirds cost over $40,000, with a typical cab hovering around $28,000 -- but there's actually no financial incentive for having a nicer yellow car. "But c ... More >>
Revived: Marilyn Maye and Sally Kellerman. Clubs aren't dead yet, either.
brooklynmadetattoo.com While trend forecasters have been eager to name a dessert-world successor to the cupcake, perhaps they should be looking at a map instead of inside a display case. Because if the fine folks at the Gap and Ford have anything to say about it, Brooklyn can be as easily pac ... More >>
Mayor Bloomberg and the Taxi and Limousine Commission are tired of those Crown Vics. At a press conference today, the city announced three finalists in a contest to choose a new, custom-built car model to replace the city's fleet of taxicabs. See pictures of whatever high-tech deathtrap-on-wh ... More >>
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown's in town, and she's not one of them.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 30, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 31 Rip-offs and revival By Don Heckman Summer rock festivals. Hippie capitalists. Rip-offs. Exploitation of the "rock community." Not exactly the kind of year anyone expected after the good vibes of Woodstoc ... More >>
In 2001, New York Mets prospect Brian Cole was killed when his Ford Explorer flipped on the way home from spring training. Fast-forward to September 2, 2010, when a Mississippi jury awarded $131 million to Cole's family. Have you heard this story? Probably not, because no media was on hand to ... More >>
Illustration via Crain's New York BusinessAt the beginning of the year, the Bloomberg administration pitched the ambitious and dreamily titled idea of the Taxi Cab of Tomorrow, tomorrow being 2014 (maybe then we should call it the Taxi Cab of Today, or the Incomplete Transportation Fiasco?). ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 28, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 28 Mr. Hearst's Flagship Sank Like the Maine By Stan Fischler The Journal-American died with its boots on last Sunday morning at the age of 71. When the boots were removed there was a stench. "Nat Hento ... More >>
The photographer who changed the way we look at—and depict—ourselves.
. . . To one last ball game at Citi Field
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesMarch 18, 1965, Vol. X, No. 22Gig at Gate: Return of the White Liberal StompersBy Jack NewfieldGoateed, immaculately dressed Negroes looking for a pogrom, carefully coifed Hadassah ladies looking for a lynching and impassive hipsters looking f ... More >>
"Staten Island's car dealers brace for post-'Clunkers' letdown," says the Staten Island Advance. Wait a minute -- we thought the program was a failure! Certainly rightbloggers like to say so. Wizbang called it "a complete failure" -- because it hadn't disbursed most of its funds. (And you thought th ... More >>
Just keeping tabs on our evolving police state: WCBS reports on some car technologies that car companies are offering "to help parents control the way their teenagers drive -- and, as CBS' Cindy Hsu shows us, parents don't even have to be in the car." After some palaver about what screw-ups k ... More >>
"He concluded well before leaving the Pentagon that the war was futile, but he did not share that insight with the public until late in life," says the Times of John Kennedy's and Lyndon Johnson's Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, who died this morning at 93, and Vietnam. He was among the ... More >>
Well, Obama's "30 Days to Chapter 11" auto company plan is going as expected. Chrysler is preparing to go bankrupt. GM is going to "stall out" 13 assembly lines in North America. And as Ward Harkavy puts it at The Smart Asset, "Ford loses $1.4 billion, and investors are... happy!" Yes, the company ... More >>
It wasn't your overdue mortgage.
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