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Tish James Public Advocate Victory In another not very surprising race, City Councilmember Leticia "Tish" James has handily won the Public Advocate seat, edging out her opponents from the Green Party, the Libertarians, the War Veterans, the Freedom Party, the Conservative Party, and the Socialist W ... More >>
Here are the best concerts to check out around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
Start your weekend off with a trip to the Williamsburg Waterfront, where downtempo DJ duo Thievery Corporation celebrate their new release Culture Of Fear with an epic outdoor hang. Tonight their mix of dub, jazz, classical music, and loungey bossa nova will be complemented by performances by ... More >>
There are few bigger critics of Cathie Black than Councilman Charles Barron, who went so far as to get arrested protesting the school closings she presided over during her brief tenure as Chancellor. Yet Barron is not taking any pleasure or claiming victory with her ouster. We caught up with ... More >>
Ah, the week before Christmas, when all is quiet, but only because it's freezing outside. (Seriously, it's way too early for snow.) And, while we know that sifting through Top Ten lists (or studying for exams, ick) gives you plenty of incentive to stay wrapped up in a Snuggie, we'd like to re ... More >>
Those who stopped by the recently beleaguered Santos Party House last weekend would have found the place incongruously shuttered, and Friday's regular party, the Just Blaze/DJ Soul-hosted reOPENed, mysteriously absent. This was fall-out from the club's "legal wrangling," in the words of a Santos ... More >>
• A sure-to-be-fun (and perhaps the only) debate among New York's seven gubernatorial candidates -- including Andrew Cuomo, Carl Paladino, Charles Barron of the Freedom Party, former "Manhattan Madam" Kristen Davis, Howie Hawkins of the Green Party, Jimmy McMillan of the "Rent Is 2 Damn Hig ... More >>
Mia Moretti, co-winner, Best DJ (seriously). Pics by Puja, more below."There's nothing that says 'party' and 'class' like a bomb-shelter basement in Midtown," joked drag comedian Murray Hill last night. "This is bullshit!" It was one of the many loving jabs taken at the sixth-annual Paper Mag ... More >>
Start your Friday off with a little Happy Hour. The Lower East Side's Panda hosts the appropriately named Pregame to ease you into your night out (or, in our case, ease you back home to a backlog of Boardwalk Empire) with a mix of disco, hip-hop, and funk. DJs Project Matt and Jimmy 2 Times h ... More >>
In the week one of this blog's authors inspired a short play about juggalo zombies and Lady Gaga, we celebrated by announcing the 2010 Village Voice/Redeye Distribution Day Party, featuring the great Marnie Stern, Hooray For Earth, and a bunch of others, including a wonderful special secret g ... More >>
Tim Kaine, the chair of the Democratic National Committee, has no problem with Al Sharpton's refusal to endorse Andrew Cuomo for governor. Derrick Plummer, a DNC spokesman, e-mailed the Voice, calling Sharpton "a trusted voice on issues of importance to millions of Americans." Plummer s ... More >>
Al Sharpton filled ten minutes of NY1 air time last week refusing to endorse Andrew Cuomo, seemingly untroubled by Carl Paladino's bizarre e-mails. Instead, he heaped praise on Councilman Charles Barron, who is running against Cuomo for governor on the Freedom Party ballot line (it's free o ... More >>
Having set the national stage for the Carl Paladino roll-out yesterday, with CNN citing the Times as their reason for interviewing him, the paper did a nosedive today on the Sienna and Marist polls that rebut the Quinnipiac numbers that were featured in a front page story the day before. Th ... More >>
You almost have to feel sorry for Kristin Davis, a/k/a, the former madam of a prostitution ring that allegedly supplied bigwigs (including Eliot Spitzer) with call girls. Not only did her business go bust, she's now running into logistical troubles with her intended gubernatorial run. 'Cause, ... More >>
Listening to Hitler's Secretary