• Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    Top 10 Stand-Up Comedy Specials of 2013

    10. Kurt Braunohler, How Do I Land? After relocating and taking his weekly Hot Tub show to LA, Kurt Braunohler signed a deal with legendary indie label Kill Rock Stars to release his first stand-up album. How Do I Land? combines his famous knack for unsettling performance art with more traditional ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Listen: Food Is the New Rock, You Eat What You Are

    Food Is the New Rock has a new podcast, and a recent episode features L.A.'s Jonathan Gold. There's a lot of fun food- and music-related chit chat, but the highlight has got to be when Gold mentions that his favorite blog in the world is The Hairpin.

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Alice Waters Weighs in on Nathan Myhrvold's Modernist Cuisine

    ​Nathan Myhrvold's Modernist Cuisine may still have a while before it hits the shelves, but Alice Waters has already offered her own informal review.

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    What is the Street Price of Marijuana at Columbia University?

    ‚ÄčIt's High Times uptown these days, as five Columbia University students/fratboys were busted this week for selling all kinds of crazy drugs at school. Ivy League? More like High-vy League. Luckily, via Columbia's BWOG, understanding the numbers of the busts also gives us a chance to understand ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    This Week in the Voice: White America Has Lost Its Mind

    ​From Glenn Beck to Breitbart, Sarah Palin to Rush Limbaugh, from sea to shining sea, from their mere followers to their Kool-Aid drinkers, the rage, motives, and manners all lend themselves to a certain composite picture developing quite neatly in this country, that's really, more than anythi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    This Week's Voice: Marnie Stern, No Age, Jazz Consumer Guide, and More

    Marnie Stern is not impressed. Photo by David Torch.​In this week's Village Voice, Mike Powell profiles the awesome Marnie Stern, Dan Weiss hails No Age's graduation to Their Own Sound, and Tom Hull strings together another edition of his Jazz Consumer Guide.

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Science: Saying "Fuck" Makes You Feel Better...Unless You Work at the New York Times

    ​Today the New York Times Freakonomics blog points out that dropping the f-bomb, among other choice delicacies, has an upside: It's good for you! There's a new study out from Bellevue that finds that "swearing can also be used as a psychological tool in the service of helping." In fact, it may ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2008

    Tales of the New Depression II

    The New Depression is much easier to take in hypothetical form, as in this week's New York Times Freakonomics Quorum, in which heavy thinkers were asked what they'd do if they suddenly lost everything. We especially liked the plan of libertarian Will Wilkinson (pictured), who figured, "I'm a Midwest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2008

    Fork in the Road and the Wholesale Farmers' Market

    This week, my column profiles the New York wholesale farmers' market. Most people, including chefs who are interested in such things, don't know it exists. It does, but it's a shadow of its former self. Back before farmers' markets were cool, around the 1950's, there were hundreds of farmers who sol ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    January 10, 2006

    After the Snow

    The mirror crack'd: Last year, a drug and its discontents seeped into books and hip-hop

  • Music

    June 28, 2005

    Music for The Megachurch

    Amy Grant leads Christian rock into promised land, but it settles for bake sale normalcy