With the rise of the ubiquitous Internet, street fashion trends rolled in, heavy and dark like a storm cloud, over the style world. Instead of dressing sorta like supermodels on the catwalk, we had to start wearing exactly whatever some fashion editor in Italy was sporting. There's something so li ... More >>
A week after the 12-12-12 Concert raised tens of millions of dollars for Hurricane Sandy relief while causing aging white baby-boomers across the country to spontaneously come in their pants, now comes a Sandy relief benefit for a different musical demographic. Tuesday night, politically-oriented h ... More >>
Nydia Velazquez, a 20-year veteran congressional representative, cruised through a fiercely contested Democratic primary today to win the party nomination. With 97 percent of polls reporting last night, Velazquez took 58 percent of the vote, crushing her strongest challenger, City Council member Er ... More >>
Between the weirdly unseasonable timing and the minimal press attention, you might not know it, but today is primary day in New York's congressional and senate races. Given the city's one-party monoculture, the primary races are generally where he action is. Here's a quick guide to the races being ... More >>
As the Voice describes in this week's cover story, George Martinez is running for congress in New York's 7th District, and he's doing so as an Occupy Wall Street-affiliated candidate. But before he was running for office, and before he first set foot in Zuccotti Park, Martinez was a rapper. As a ... More >>
Running for Congress, George Martinez calls himself the Occupiers' candidate. The rest of the movement isn't so sure.
This week in the Voice, out today, Nick Pinto profiles Congressional hopeful George Martinez: "This is all the basic stuff of Brooklyn retail politics, the story of an upstart candidate backed by a ragtag crew of idealistic volunteers pulling 18-hour days in a desperate effort to make up with sweat ... More >>
Supporters of George Martinez, a candidate for the Democratic nomination in New York's 7th Congressional District, are pressuring NY1 to reverse its decision not to invite Martinez to the station's political debate, accusing the station of a bias that privileges well-connected fundraisers over grass ... More >>