Chef M.J. Alam is a native of Bangladesh, but he's spent the last 18 years cooking Mediterranean food. "I used to work for the Milos group," he says. "I started in Montreal, where I was sous chef. I also owned a restaurant there. It was a French steakhouse." He moved to New York more than a decade a ... More >>
A pedestrian was killed every 2 hours in crashes across the country in 2012. One was injured every 7 minutes. The perfect conditions for a pedestrian to be killed in 2012 was on a clear or cloudy evening (when 89% of deadly collisions occurred, compared with rainy, foggy or snowy conditions) on the ... More >>
Samuel Taylor Coleridge famously drew a line: "prose -- words in their best order; poetry -- the best words in their best order." Granted, Coleridge was a poet, not to mention a stoner of the first order, and therefore probably had a tendency to be defensive about things. He was right, though. Had ... More >>
In this week's cover story, about W. Kamau Bell and his hilarious progressive talk show's leap to a four-nights-a-week broadcast schedule, we found excuses to throw in lots of videos of Totally Biased highlights-- but not as many as we wanted. Read More: W. Kamau Bell's Outrageously Funny 'Totally ... More >>
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The award-winning U.S. Poet Laureate reads, followed by a Q&A with CBE's Senior Rabbi Andy Bachman.
It's National Taco Day, apparently! While New York City might not be Los Angeles when it comes to scoring premium carne asada off the street, there are still lots of excellent taco options to try. Plenty of new spots have opened since we listed the 10 Best Tacos in New York a couple of years ago, wi ... More >>
via WikipediaA three-year-old Malaysian tiger in captivity at the El Paso Zoo killed her mate after she became jealous of his blossoming relationship with another tiger. Reuters has all the steamy details of this crime of feline passion that occurred Thursday afternoon. Seri attacked and kill ... More >>
Ted Leo; Dan Deacon; Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak.Michael Azerrad's Our Band Could Be Your Life is one of the definite accounts of the 1980's independent rock scene and the rise of alternative culture. But unlike many cultural historians, Azerrad has little use for nostalgia. When the Voice talked ... More >>
His book mapped their lives
Being in this news business, it's not for the weak-hearted. Or weak-lunged, apparently.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 11, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 61 Day of the Angels: Let It Bleed! by Grover Lewis ALTAMONT SPEEDWAY, Alameda County, California -- All across the scalded brown hills looming above this seedy, out-at-the-elbows drag strip located 50 ... More >>
via NPR, Ansel Adams Courtesy of Rick NorsigianConstruction worker and painter Rick Norsigian bartered for photo negatives at a Fresno, California, garage sale 10 years ago, purchasing 65 frames for $45 -- not much of a bargain for someone else's random landscape photos -- that is, until they ... More >>
"All the shit Nas was experiencing as a 21-year-old in 1994, I'm experiencing that shit now as a 21-year-old in 2010." In 1994, a 21-year-old Queensbridge resident calling himself Nas made a svelte, ten-track album that he titled Illmatic. Over beats concocted by a dream team of New York pro ... More >>
Thanks to the Riverfront Times, we have seen a preview of an upcoming list article in Men's Health about America's Drunkest Cities. USA Today says the magazine finds Fresno, California the nation's drunkest municipality. Metrics include liver disease and DUI rates. We note that in 2004 Fresn ... More >>
Babycakes' Erin McKenna uses garbanzo bean flour to replace white flour, coconut milk as a substitute for butter, and agave nectar as a low-glycemic sugar substitute. [NY Daily News] City Council speaker Christine C. Quinn will unveil a long-term plan on food policy today. The initiative, du ... More >>
Most people over the age of 12 will see this commercial and think: huh, the Sun-Maid Girl has gone crappy-computer-animation. Some folks, however, look at this and think, "Sexy." KSEE, Yahoo, and others are complaining that the Girl, who has repped raisins since early last century, has been made ... More >>
In this latest round of effects vs. storytelling, effects win. Big.
SXSW 2009: the sound of a thousand Babydick jokes cracking. Full list, with arbitrarily bolded highlights, below.
Old-guard hip-hop dancers return to Times Square
The dame from Oz gathers her gladiolus for her Broadway return
The Worst of the Best in College Football
California Lawmakers Keep Condit at Arms Length
Florida Fiasco Puts Radical Reforms on the Table
Have It Your Way