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.
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 >>
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
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 >>
That's the titillating question posed by a thread on the gossip site datalounge.com. 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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
2 Chainz makes his NYC debut
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 >>
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.
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 >>
"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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
A campus-wide clampdown on last year's student film death won't keep us from giving you the whole picture
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Kylesa pummel NYC twice this week
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Lindsay Lohan elevates, but can't save, Georgia Rule
Yo La Tengo briefly convince us that New Jersey is for lovers
Our Earth: Flat or Round?
Get Out Your Checkbooks. It's a Bundle of Fun
And a Process for Elites to Choose Elites
Yo La Tengo Make Their Love Album
'What Was the State of Georgia Doing in Hardwick's Bedroom?'