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  • Blogs

    September 16, 2014

    The Soundtrack of a Dying Casino

    It's been a rough few years for Atlantic City casinos. Between the legalization of gambling and rise of casino destinations in surrounding markets, as well as the after-effects of Hurricane Sandy, the city that was once the East Coast icon for bright lights and big spending is a little less illumina ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    How Mike Hauke's Tony Boloney's Thrives in Troubled Atlantic City and Hoboken

    More than a dozen successful restaurants -- including Marc Forgione's American Cut, four Jose Garces concepts, and the House of Blues -- shuttered on the Atlantic City boardwalk last weekend as Revel and Showboat casinos closed their doors. But, in their shadow, Tony Boloney's has only thrived over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    Vic Mensa No Longer Gets Nervous

    [Editor's note: In "Tweets Is Watching," Phillip Mlynar asks artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline.] This evening (6/5), the Chicago-raised rapper Vic Mensa will be celebrating his 21st birthday by putting in an appearance at Just Blaze's House Party shindig at We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2013

    The Melody of the Mexican Drug War

    Narco Cultura opens with three young boys sitting outside the yellow police tape of a drug-related murder scene in Juarez, Mexico. The boys relate how they watched hooded killers unload their pistols before finishing the job with an AK-47. "They shoot randomly and liquidate everyone," one of boys sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    37 Things For An Unapologetically Judgmental New Yorker To Hate About Las Vegas

    The Voice just returned from a trip to Las Vegas. While we enjoyed the UNITY 2012 and NLGJA conferences, we were disturbed by the "city" itself. Here are 37 reasons why we hated it, presented in no particular order, except that No. 37 is the most insidious. 1. The architecture of confusion reigns s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    Head Bangers And Hardcore Hits: A Ten-Track Hit Squad Collection

    Tail-end golden era rap fanatics rejoice—the Hit Squad is back! Emerging after Long Islanders Erick Sermon and Parish Smith found fame as EPMD, the Hit Squad drafted in the duo's pugnacious rap mates Redman, K-Solo, Keith Murray and Das EFX and reigned as one of the most beloved rap posses of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Win Cyndi Lauper DVDs And Tickets Right Here!

    Here's the drill: Explain why Cyndi Lauper has inspired/entertained/educated you in 150 words or less, and send it to me at by tomorrow night (Tuesday) at 11:59 p.m. In other words, tell me why you feel "she's so unusual" and amazing.

  • Voice Choices

    February 2, 2011


    V-Day is for vampires

  • Music

    August 18, 2010

    Bruno Mars Is Not Soft

    2010's hottest guest star seeks marquee status, less wimpiness

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    A User's Guide To Ronnie James Dio, 1942-2010

    The metal world lost one of its greatest voices, and one of its nicest guys, on Sunday morning, when legendary singer Ronnie James Dio died of stomach cancer at 67. After swatting away Internet rumors earlier that day, Dio's wife and manager, Wendy Dio, finally delivered the news herself: "Today m ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 20, 2010


    And they don't need no amps

  • Music

    March 2, 2010

    John Mayer Shuts Up and Sings

    Which is a really great idea, actually, and yet also kind of a drag

  • Columns

    September 29, 2009

    Gay Celebs Descend on Atlantic City!

    Out and about, and then back here to walk in Nancy Sinatra's boots.

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2008

    I Almost Duetted With Patti Labelle

    In this week's column, I dish on my various recent casino escapades, clamoring through the new MGM Grand in Connecticut and the jazzy Showboat in Atlantic City like a eunuch at an orgy. (I don't gamble. Then again, I go to bars every night and I don't drink. Hey, all my fun seems to be in watching o ... More >>

  • Columns

    June 3, 2008

    A Night With Alicia Keys, John Mayer, and Diddy!

    Gambling on being satisfied by ham on wry; finding sex outside of the city.

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2007
  • Columns

    September 25, 2007

    Owen Wilson Heals in Public

    Advice from grannies and trannies; other topics are glossed over

  • Music

    March 15, 2005

    Digging in the Dirt

    Just another urban legend: The final interview with Ol' Dirty Bastard

  • Music

    June 22, 2004


    Where to catch your favorite bands now that the big show is canceled

  • Music

    April 6, 2004

    Art O' Lindsay

    Queens of tweenpop countdown stage stirring footrace in hopes of being next Hilary Duff

  • Music

    March 16, 2004
  • News

    April 1, 2003

    Bush's Voice of America

    Pro-War Media Conglomerate Tries to Take Over New York

  • Columns

    November 26, 2002
  • NYC Life

    June 25, 2002
  • Columns

    January 16, 2001
  • Music

    August 15, 2000
  • News

    August 8, 2000

    Crossover Dreams

    Latin Alternative Rock Sets Its Sights on New York

  • Music

    February 16, 1999
  • Music

    September 15, 1998

    Rock & Roll

    Blues, In Progress and Motion