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    April 2, 2014

    This Week's Four Best Happy Hour Specials

    April, with her intermittent beautiful days interspersed with rainstorms, is such a tease. Let's all agree to embrace the spring weather by wetting our whistle on the cheap.

  • Voice Choices

    February 5, 2014
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    February 5, 2014
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    June 26, 2013
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    April 24, 2013

    Confused About Regional American BBQ? Listen to This Song

    Barbecue styles from the South, the Midwest, and points beyond have been invading New York City like an army of warrior ants in the last few years. As was demonstrated by a recent Voice cover story, we've now got 'cue from places like St. Louis, North Carolina, Memphis, Oklahoma, and, of course, Tex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Bryce Pilaf And Other Great Drag Queen Names

    Here's my latest batch of fabulous names for drag queens. Pick one--any one--and then start tucking, babes! Donna Thedead Rosie Future Tama Shanter

  • Voice Choices

    January 30, 2013
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    October 23, 2012

    Major Crisis For Here Comes Honey Boo Boo

    Remember when Kathy Griffin's reality show My Life on the D-List started seeming extra weird because Kathy had clearly arrived at the A-list? To pretend the funny lady was getting shafted everywhere she turned was almost as comically abusrdist as her take on other reality stars. Fortunately, she m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    Is Honey Boo Boo Child The Reincarnation Of Truman Capote?

    That's the titillating question posed by a thread on the gossip site Says the thread's querulous author: "Sometimes, when she looks into the camera and cocks her head after making some campy little remark, I can see the monster in her trying to get out.

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    Q&A: Big Day Coming Author Jesse Jarnow Gets Personal With Yo La Tengo

    WFMU DJ, music journalist and frequent Voice contributor Jesse Jarnow has just released Big Day Coming: Yo La Tengo and the Rise of Indie Rock (Gotham), a voluminous tome that dissects Hoboken's finest Amerindie pioneers' journey from their childhood beginnings all the way to their current place as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    Aubrey Lee Price Allegedly Jacked $17 Million From A Bank. Now He's Missing And Suicidal

    The United States Attorney's Office has filed charges against a Georgia man for allegedly embezzling more than $17 million from the bank he manages. The problem, however, is that he's now missing -- he's also apparently suicidal.Aubrey Lee Price has been missing since June 16, after he was last seen ... More >>

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    May 23, 2012
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    April 20, 2012

    Live: Lambchop And Yo La Tengo Bring The Quiet To (Le) Poisson Rouge

    Lambchop w/ Yo La Tengo (Le) Poisson Rouge Thursday, April 19 Better than: A slow, sensuous makeout session, punctuated by the occasional slow, sensuous yawn, which ideally is taken more as a sign of relaxation than boredom, but whatever, stop reading so much into it. Well here unfolded a lovely ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    Barbara Cook: I Couldn't Wait To Leave Atlanta!

    I used to swing by Atlanta now and then and loved the drag bars and the big gay dance club, not to mention the chance to flounce my New York derriere around the hoity-toity Peachtree Plaza. But legendary singer Barbara Cook had a much worse time there. Barbara is performing "Let's Fall in Love," a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Under the Toque: Batali Settles Suit, New Prune Cookbook in the Works

    Chef shuffles and kerfuffles this week: Mario Batali and Joseph Bastianich have agreed to pay $5.25 million to settle a lawsuit filed on behalf of their restaurants' employees who claimed that the owners deducted the equivalent of 4 to 5 percent of the total wine sales from the tip pool and pockete ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    Georgia Jilted by Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum; CNN Cancels Debate

    Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are just too busy for Georgia and pulled out of a final debate before the Super Tuesday Primaries, so CNN canceled the Republican showdown scheduled for March 1, Slate notes. Romney and Santorum, who are pretty much neck-and-neck in polls, basically decided to blow of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Brooklyn's Kavkaz: Six Delectable Dishes

    Fried lamb tongue with a gravy boat of sour cream This week, Counter Culture ascends the dizzying heights of Kavkaz, a place that slings the cuisine of the Caucasus Mountains -- places like Georgia and Azerbaijan. The menu is dotted with tongue and testicles, but there are also easier-to-love keba ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 25, 2012


    2 Chainz makes his NYC debut

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Mike Bloomberg Marries Advisers Jonathan Mintz and John Feinblatt at Gracie Mansion

    ​This blogger has been to a lot of weddings. This blogger, however, was keenly excited to see 1. Mayor Bloomberg marry someone, someone not his daughter or a former mayor (the two types of people he had once vowed he would only marry), and 2. To partake, even in a small way, in the first same- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    No. 21: Chicken Tabaka at KeBeer

    ​Who flattened my chicken and why? Chicken tabaka is one of the stunning achievements of Georgian cooking. Not that Georgia! Georgia in the Caucusus Mountains, where Caucasians were invented.

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Woman Who Tried to Mail Puppy Wants Her Dog Back

    Dogs should not be caged.​Stacey Champion, the 39-year-old Minnesota woman with the no good, very bad idea of mailing a live puppy in an airtight box without holes (or water, or food) to Georgia would like her dog back, please. This is horrifying people everywhere, almost as much as the fact t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Sex Offender Suing MySpace Because He Got Caught

    "Why don't you have a seat?"​From Adweek comes the troubling story of a convicted Georgia sex offender, Cory Hubbard, who is suing MySpace for providing authorities his information based on an out-of-state warrant. Hubbard's lawsuit in Manhattan federal court alleges that the struggling social ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    Georgia Preacher Charged With Gay Seduction Stands Tall

    ​I've been remiss in addressing Eddie Long, the Georgia pastor who four males have sued, claiming he took them on trips and lavished them with gifts in order to seduce their asses. The main reason I ignored this is because the man happens to be a rabid homophobe who preaches against gay marri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Is Paula Deen For Real?

    ​I like Paula Deen. She has a warm personality, she apparently likes the gays, and most importantly she whips up a mean buttermilk pancake. But with that accent laid on as thick as barbecue sauce on chicken fried steak, I'm starting to think she "hicks" it up for the public a little.

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Gucci Mane Is A Free Man

    ​Even as fellow famous incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne faces disciplinary action today at Rikers for violating prison rules regarding possession of unauthorized electronics, Atlanta's Gucci Mane strolled out the front door of Georgia's Fulton County Jail this morning, a free man. Outside the jai ... More >>

  • News

    April 6, 2010

    NYU's Snuff Film

    A campus-wide clampdown on last year's student film death won't keep us from giving you the whole picture

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    Chinese Winemakers Go High-End; Anheuser-Busch to Make More Beer with Less Water

    ​After years of producing cheap, bad wine, Chinese winemakers are creating high-end offerings, catering to a an increasingly affluent and sophisticated Chinese consumer. [Wall Street Journal] Christie's has announced it will auction Pablo Picasso's portrait, "The Absinthe Drinker," for betwee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Our 10 Best Fried Chickens

    ​Open 24 hours, New Caporal has long served the fried chicken needs of Hamilton Heights and Washington Heights, and its logo is a cowboy chick standing on a clump of foliage with a blazing pistol. Almost everybody loves fried chicken. The dish was brought to America by enslaved persons from W ... More >>

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    March 11, 2009
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    March 4, 2009

    Popcorn Gets Booze Flavoring

    An enterprising University of Missouri student has created a line of alcohol-flavored popcorn called Pub Corn.[CNN]According to figures from the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, the cube steak is experiencing a resurgence in popularity.[NY Times]Noting that the Texas and Georgia peanut produc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    Colonel Sanders' Secret Recipe Is Safe

    Colonel Sanders' handwritten fried chicken recipe was returned to KFC corporate headquarters in Kentucky yesterday after a new, safer vault was installed to house the top secret recipe. [NY Daily News]A report released yesterday shows that California winemakers' grape harvest is down 6%, a fact that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    Jamie Oliver Good for Kids

    In the UK, a new study finds that Jamie Oliver's healthy school dinners significantly improved students' performance in the classroom.[Times of London]The misdiagnosis of food allergies is on the rise, seemingly due to the unreliability of blood tests.[NY Times] Eight O'Clock Coffee's Colombian coff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    Health Commissioner Going After Salt

    The city's health commissioner, Dr. Thomas Frieden, is now waging a war against salt. After that, puppies. [NY Times]A Newcastle University study finds that cows that are given names and treated with a "personal touch' produce more milk. No word yet on girlfriends. [The Guardian]As the recession lea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    On New Kylesa Track "Said and Done"

    Kylesa, the Georgia quintet who, since 2002, have been carrying forward the doomy, sludgy legacy of Eyehategod and Damad and all the other guttural, Southern hardcore bands, have posted a new track from their upcoming and frankly great new record, Static Tensions. The two drummers (and two gnarly vo ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 14, 2009


    Kylesa pummel NYC twice this week

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2008

    Gun Dealer Wins His Case; Bloomberg's Goin' to Georgia

    This summer, we wrote a story about Jay Wallace, the irascible Georgia gun dealer from Georgia who was sued by Mayor Bloomberg -- who argued that too many guns from his store made their way to New York and were used in violent crimes. Calling it a David and Goliath battle against a "billionare bull ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2008

    Voice's Gun Dealer Back Home, Fights Against Bloomberg, for Bob Barr

    Last June, the Voice profiled a Georgia gun dealer who was being sued by Mayor Bloomberg for selling guns that got used in New York crimes. Jay Wallace, owner of Adventure Outdoors in Smyrna, flew up to New York City for the first time ever and dug in to fight the “billionaire bully" to "his last ... More >>

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    August 11, 2008
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    January 25, 2008

    TABLOIDED: Watching the Watchdogs

    Well, I was partially correct in my front-page predictions yesterday. There were three front-page stories, but they were spread out over both papers. The Post continues its all-Heath-Ledger coverage with a front-page devoted to Mary-Kate Olsen’s mysterious role in the events, and the Daily News fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2007

    Possibly 4th Street: Black Lips Sing About STDs

    Possibly 4th Street is a regular SOTC feature in which writer Rob Trucks invites musicians he likes to play anywhere, somewhere, in public. Last week, he brought you a songwriter who brought us to a dog run. This week, we bring you a couple of "fucked-up, Atlanta-bred, corn-fed Pucks" singing about ... More >>

  • Film

    May 1, 2007

    Mormons: They're Just Like Us

    Lindsay Lohan elevates, but can't save, Georgia Rule

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    January 9, 2007
  • Music

    October 3, 2006

    Walk Unafraid

    Yo La Tengo briefly convince us that New Jersey is for lovers

  • News

    January 27, 2004
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    October 21, 2003

    The Bush-Cheney Gazillions Tour

    Get Out Your Checkbooks. It's a Bundle of Fun

  • News

    July 1, 2003

    Saving Affirmative Action

    And a Process for Elites to Choose Elites

  • Music

    April 8, 2003

    Beating as One

    Yo La Tengo Make Their Love Album

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    January 23, 2001
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    July 20, 1999
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    December 22, 1998

    Infamous Sodomy Law Struck Down

    'What Was the State of Georgia Doing in Hardwick's Bedroom?'

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