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  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    Does This Deal Sound Sketchy to You?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>

  • Film

    June 5, 2013
  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    The Journal News Gun Owner Database Debacle

    Whenever one's privacy is breached in the public sphere, there's always that awkward, immediate reaction when the reader asks, "Was that one too far?" Well, it depends on impact and damage; this was a main concern with WikiLeaks - "Did their privacy leaks put anyone in harm's way?" underlies every c ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 19, 2012

    WHEN FRIDAY COMES AROUND

    All Tomorrow’s Parties curate your weekend of shows

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Creepy Alert: Restaurants Know More About You Than You Think

    I remember my first time at Eleven Madison Park. I was with two friends and while our waiter was cutting open the lavender honey duck, he looked me straight in the eye and noted that the duck was covered in Szechuan peppercorns. "I know that you're a food writer with a passion for Chinese food," he ... More >>

  • Columns

    August 15, 2012

    Chris Rock: "I Used To Be a Bit Of An Asshole!"

    We discuss his most challenging role ever in 2 Days in New York: Me!

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Google Says 'Happy Birthday' to Julia Child

    [See More Good Stuff: More Than Mere Cilantro, a Guide to Mexican Herbs | Heirloom Bling, Heritage Birds] Today's Google doodle is of a happy Julia Child putting together a feast in the kitchen. Illustrator Willie Real discusses his process (and you can see some fun sketches of ideas that didn't ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    For the Love of God, It's Not 'Downtown' Abbey!

    Have you seen the extremely popular British period drama called "Downton Abbey"? It's all the rage right now. It won a Golden Globe! People are talking about it, watching it, DVR-ing it, weeping with joy and raising their glasses to it as we speak. And people and news organizations, which are bigger ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Chipotle Founder Named 'Innovator of the Year'; Consumers 'Ripped Off' When Buying Fish

    ​Just in case you were wondering, "Montezuma's Revenge" has not been a problem for athletes at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. [Washington Post] Kosher food is becoming more conventional in Berlin, post World War II. [Reuters] Restaurants are getting ready to raise prices as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Goodbye Falafel, Hello Fries: Chipsy to Open on MacDougal This Summer

    Lauren ShockeyChip-chop!​For those lamenting the loss of the Hummus Place at 99 MacDougal Street, don't fret too much (after all, you do have another location close by on Seventh Avenue South). Chipsy is set to open in the space formerly occupied by Hummus Place.

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    Google Music Beta-Testing Proceeding Just Fine, As Long As Users Aren't Interested In Actually Hearing Music

    "Technologically speaking, then, Google Music--a streaming service users would access from Web-connected devices--appears close to being ready. However, the sources said the actual launch is being held up by the lack of one vital component. Music." --Everybody's talking about the news that in-house ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Google Maps is Moving Inside, If You Let Them

    ​A new Google project called Business Photos, beginning next week, will allow Google Maps to see inside of buildings and provide a 360-degree view for curious customers. The Street View feature will take users inside the walls of potential dinner spots or date bars if an establishments lets a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Kate Middleton Independent Headline Just a Nerdy Media Hoax; Adweek Debuts With Typo

    ​This morning, a bullshit story started circulating not solely because it was nonsense, but because the URL on the Independent website called it out as such, reading "utter PR fiction but people love this shit so fuck it lets just print it," or in full: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Did The Huffington Post Win the SEO Game With Today's AOL Acquisition?

    ​The Huffington Post, which was just bought by AOL for $315 million, is really good at what media mind Jeff Jarvis calls the "black art" of SEO, or Search Engine Optimization. That means, when people Google (or more rarely "Yahoo" or "Bing," which are not quite verbs) a term on a search engine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Rock-Critic Pop Quiz #2: How Many Members Of New Edition Can You Name?

    Left to right: Raphael Saddiq, Luther Vandross, Usher, Gerardo, Masta Killa, and Jimmy Rollins​It's a poorly kept industry secret that rock writers are cheaters, frauds, and goons -- as dependent on Google as a clown is on facepaint. Our ongoing column "Are You Smarter Than a Rock Critic?" pee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2010

    Pandora, MySpace and More Apps That Send User Info to Advertisers

    ​A giant investigation by the Wall Street Journal this weekend shows that many of the applications people load their iPhones and Androids with are transmitting user data -- as much of it as they can collect -- to advertisers. This includes popular apps like TextPlus 4, Pandora and Grindr. Out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    The 'Voice' is 55 Today

    ​55 years ago today, the first issue of a newspaper put out by editor Daniel Wolf and publisher Edwin Fancher (and paid for by their buddy Norman Mailer) made its debut in the Village. More than half a century later, Wolf and Fancher and Mailer's little experiment not only is still alive, it ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 22, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Study: Younger Men Older Women = a Match Made in Sexy-Time Heaven

    ​Interspersed between a lot of Roger Ebert-referencing and The Graduate plot-dissecting, Psychology Today gets to the point and presents an argument in favor of the May-December relationship, with women being the "colder" month in this particular situation. According to researchers from the Un ... More >>

  • Books

    May 25, 2010

    Summer Guide: Pulitzer Winner Jonathan Weiner Follows the Search for Immortality

    Long for This World examines the scientific battle against aging

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Andrew Breitbart: Admittedly Petty, Shameless Narcissist, Scared to Go After Gawker

    ​Snarly mainstream media hater, mainstream media pundit Andrew Breitbart - the guy formerly known Matt Drudge's waterboy - has been making quite the ruckus lately! Most recently, he yelled at people who yelled at him at the conservative power powwow CPAC, because - obviously - political think ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Ruben Larios, Harlem Teen, Shot to Death in His Own Lobby (Update)

    ​DATE: Friday, Feb. 5 at 11:23 p.m. LOCATION: 381 Edgecombe Ave, Harlem. Police say a 17-year-old named Ruben Larios was found late Friday in the lobby of his apartment building with two gunshot wounds to the chest. He was transported to Harlem Hospital, where he was later declared dead. Upd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    That Yummy Fur Show Tonight Just Got Moved to the Market Hotel

    ​More info on the switch here. Not a good sign for 171 Lombardy, the sporadically active (and awesomely Google Street Mapped) Greenpoint venue that was originally set to host. Still--Yummy Fur!

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    Murdoch Scores "Kleptomaniac" News Sites, Calls to Make Them Pay

    ​Everyone says newspapers are dead (except in New York, city of seven dailies), but Rupert Murdoch has found a way to bring them back to life: making "aggregators and plagiarists" (presumably meaning sites like Google News and Drudge) pay the content-providing news orgs whose works they blurb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    Google and Twitter Slow To Take Down Slanderous Impersonation of a Scientology Critic

    ​Last week, Mark Bunker reminded us that over the summer, some scumbag had hijacked his identity and in his name was spewing anti-Islamic hate over a Twitter account and a Blogger website. We were shocked to hear that the identity theft was still going on. Back when he'd first told us about i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    New York's Rotten Tree Menace Claims Another Victim in Central Park

    ​Didn't we warn you about the trees? In 2007 we saw them crush cars in Brooklyn. Last summer, after a series of arboreal assaults, a tree on NYC Transit property severely conked a woman in Queens -- and the hits just kept a-comin'. In September a tree smashed a windshield, injuring a driver. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    Organic Farmers Suffer Losses; Prisoners Excercise Their Green Thumbs

    Organic farmers are feeling the sting of the organic food trend slowing. Dairy farmers, especially, are suffering, and many have been told to cut milk production by up to 20 percent. The slowdown, combined with the high cost of transporting organic feed from the Midwest has caused 32 dairy farms in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    Are You Nuts4Pot?

    This Google Map was supposedly created for school credit--Mr. Dimalo's class, to be precise. It features 10 honey roasted nuts vendors in New York who also sell pot. Actually, it's nine. One of them is a hot dog vendor. According to the GMap: "yo this guy sold hot dogs not nuts but mr dimalo said i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2008

    We Knew This Web Thing Was Just a Fad

    The conventional wisdom is that the internet is all-powerful, and therefore immune from the slump that's affecting boring old companies in the tedious real world. But Brand Republic reports that Amazon has just taken a billion dollars off its 2008 revenue projections -- a 14 percent shave. And Yahoo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2008

    Google Introduces NYC Transit Mapping Feature

    Google announced today its NYC Transit feature, by means of which you can map a city bus and/or subway route as well as foot and car options. The idea is "to make public transit information as easy to find as any other geographic information," says the Google blog. (If you've got a bike, we suggest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2008

    Google Founders Roll Out (ha ha) Android T-Mobile Phone

    Google and T-Mobile unveiled their G1 Android phone today. It has a sliding keyboard, like a Sidekick, and a touch-screen, like an iPhone. It will roll out October 22 and cost you $179. Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin even showed up at the press conference on rollerblades (because it' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2008

    Why It's Hell to Be a Bottom

    I am what is known as a total top, so much so that I don't even enjoy my annual digital prostate exam!

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2008

    Hollywood's Lost Its Mind Again With My Fair Lady Remake

    Variety recently reported that a remake of My Fair Lady will very likely be made with Keira Knightley as the screeching Cockney flowergirl turned bitter yet finely accessorized lady. Will the result be loverly? I wouldn't count on it! How many times do producers have to be reminded that it's not GOO ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2007

    Adventures in Google's Contextual Advertising

    Ah, the magical irony that is Google. The indispensible Internet thingy’s second largest business operation is Adsense, an advertising revenue-sharing arrangement with thousands of bloggers and online news outlets, in which Google’s algorithms scan online content and match it with relevant ads ... More >>

  • Theater

    June 26, 2007

    Who Are I?

    Theatre Askew plays the same-name game

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2007
  • Blogs

    February 6, 2007

    Razz and Prop Pazz & Jop

    As for that "discussion and conjecture and wankery"? Post a comment. DOWNLOAD Editors, "Blood" [Instrumental Analysis] Google-Image-search the word 'comment' and this comes up on the first page of results.

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2007
  • Blogs

    November 1, 2006
  • News

    September 5, 2006

    Google: The New Port Authority

    A juggernaut gets ready to inject a big glob of silicon into New York City

  • News

    August 1, 2006

    Publishers vs. the Censorbot

    As Google becomes more crucial to the revenues of online news sites, its practice of withholding ads from edgy stories threatens Web journalism.

  • Screens

    June 20, 2006

    All Hail

    With its new spreadsheet application, Google continues on its path toward world domination

  • Screens

    June 21, 2005

    Blue Chipping

    In 23 million years, Google will fall to the rebellion. And no, we don't mean 'Ask Jeeves'

  • Screens

    April 19, 2005

    Life From Above

    The freakiest new info-fetish: plumb the weirdness that is peer-to-peer satellite surveillance

  • Screens

    February 8, 2005

    We Are the Borg

    Questing for mind domination and an answer to where the fuck your keys are, G----e maps the world

  • Books

    December 9, 2003
  • News

    October 14, 2003

    Trojan XL

    How to Get the Malicious Delude Program Out of Your Computer

  • News

    February 11, 2003

    Search Me

    Google's New Bells and Whistles—Worth Using?

  • News

    February 4, 2003
  • News

    January 23, 2001
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