A dozen artists on three stages
Polo is once again coming to Governors Island this weekend for the fourth annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, but this year it is without what has become its main attraction: Prince Harry. The city tittered with excitement last year when Harry landed on our shores for a summer jaunt. Back the ... More >>
49 Furious Reasons!
This weekend, the Internet was abuzz with reports from Wyclef Jean and his people that the ex-Fugee and former Haitian presidential candidate had been shot in the hand while campaigning for fellow performer Michel "Sweet Micky" Martelly in Port-Au-Prince. Well, "grazed" by a bullet. Or was it ... More >>
A Libyan jet crashes in Benghazi. NYT via Patrick Baz/AFPThe U.N.-sanctioned allied attack on Libyan targets continues today as Muammar Qaddafi promises a "long war," telling state television that "We will not leave our land and we will liberate it." U.S., French, and British forces began air str ... More >>
behindtheknife.comTrading chopsticks for war. Ok, not really.No Reservations is back for a new season, only this one is slated to be a bit more serious than those in the past.
Say hello to the Rhythm of Rajasthan. All pics by Ben.What do you get when you take a dozen or so internationally hailed acts and dump them all in the East Village? The annual mind-expanding musical fete known as globalFEST. Thirteen acts from places as far afield as India and the Congo conve ... More >>
F2K10 has been a countdown of the 20 worst songs of 2010. Relieve the journey here. The future of rock music, right here.Here are some important things to know about Train's "Hey, Soul Sister."
A thing that happened. Photo by Phil Freeman.In the week we debated whether 2010 was the best year for music ever (you guys know that was a joke, right?), we pitted Chris Brown against Katy Perry, Titus Andronicus against LCD Soundsystem, Taylor Swift against M.I.A., and house music against h ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 4, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 5 Heteros have problems too By Andrew Sarris I am 42, going on 43, and I have never had a homosexual experience. Thus, if only by the process of elimination (and an ecstatically happy marriage), I must q ... More >>
Last Halloween, the sealant-huffing organization behind hipster bible VICE magazine threw themselves a 15th anniversary party in a warehouse in Williamsburg, filling it with booze, skateboard ramps, bands, and wasted barely-legals from all over the land, claiming to have spent $250,000 on it. ... More >>
Thankfully, Wyclef Jean's run for the Haitian presidency is now finished. According to everyone but Wyclef Jean, anyway. The former Fugee remains unbowed--or, if you prefer, still entirely delusional--and on Wednesday, he posted to Twitter a song he described as "contesting the CEP, in Creole ... More >>
Rene Preval, Haiti's inept past, shaking hands with Wyclef Jean, a man who hopefully will have nothing to do with Haiti's future.And so the world's greatest publicity stunt/most irresponsible political campaign ends, not with an election but with a piece of paper, one that has many names on i ... More >>
Run Tila, run! Photo by Nate "Igor" Smith.In the week one of us went to the Gathering of the Juggalos and came back with what is increasingly looking like Stockholm Syndrome, we witnessed Tila Tequila (and Method Man) battle a pack of angry ICP fans and--shortly after she took her top off--lo ... More >>
Via BNO News, it's apparently being reported by Reuters that Wyclef Jean's chances of being the next president of Haiti don't look likely, as his name is reportedly not on the list of approved candidates. His chances and crediblity as a candidate can best be summed up in one paragraph of the ... More >>
Régine, basking. Pic by Ben Jay, more below.Arcade Fire/Spoon Madison Square Garden Wednesday, August 4 Gold medal, stage banter, 2010: "I have to say my favorite part of Madison Square Garden is this area right over here," announces Win Butler, gesturing toward a spot to his right maybe h ... More >>
Salute. Photo by Sam Horine.In the week we finally got to unleash the initial Siren Festival details on the world (July 17! 10th anniversary! Matt & Kim, Ted Leo, Surfer Blood, Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and Harlem! Totally free!), we celebrated Cinco De Mayo like Anna Wintour, Pharrell, a ... More >>
Björk spins at a dance party benefit for Haiti
Despite claims that any old fool can slip into his own psyche-soothing "Sisterworld," Liars have sold out the Bowery Ballroom. No "Sisterworld" for you, and just when we thought they were becoming increasingly believable, too. Fortunately, the ubiquitous Das Racist are bringing their taco-pushing, ... More >>
As promised, writer/curator/good human Brandon Stosuy has just posted the rest of the details pertaining to the May 2nd "Rites of Spring" benefit he organized with Björk, Alex Ross, Dave Longstreth, and Tyondai Braxton. Tickets go on sale next Tuesday at Brooklyn's Record Grouch/Old Made Vin ... More >>
Carnegie Hall photo via wallyg's photostreamSo, of the $189,793 worth of proceeds Carnegie Hall will take in if Sunday's Haiti fundraiser--featuring the world-beating pianist Lang Lang, conductor Christoph Eschenbach, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra, and Wyclef Jean--sells out compl ... More >>
Several states with tight control on liquor sales, such as Virginia, Vermont, and Mississippi, are considering a change in legislation that would privatize the distribution of alcohol, either by auctioning licenses to private companies or selling distribution centers. [Wall Street Journal] ... More >>
It took braver men than us to sit through the entirety of the "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon--our taste for artist self-martyrdom/self-aggrandizement is minimal, and since we have no desire to talk to George Clooney or Stevie Wonder personally on the telephone by way of giving money to a desperatel ... More >>
Get your taxes done for free If you have dependent kids and make less than $50,000, or if you make less than $18k, the Office of Financial Empowerment will help you do your taxes and find tax credits you're entitled to today at the CUNY Graduate Center (pdf).
Photo of the worst thing to happen to tiny animals since mousetraps via Nah RightLook, we get it Kanye, they didn't let you participate in that telethon for Haiti, even though you really wanted to. A producer claimed that you would "make everything about" yourself. "He will do anything to ste ... More >>
Just try and avoid it! It'll be on every channel except Boomerang, filling your brain with the sight of caring celebrities reaching out to get exposure for their new CDs--I mean for Haitian relief, while raising tons of dollars for that worthy cause through high-profile artistry and in-your- ... More >>
Lackluster accounting practices and what looks to have been some self-patronage probably should not shatter people's faith in the Wyclef Jean Foundation, which has already raised a ton of money for relief in Haiti. The Smoking Gun's digging mostly just turned up irregular tax returns and a fe ... More >>
Friday: Switch at Webster Hall Switch, the not-Diplo half of Major Lazer, has remained--comparatively, anyway--out of the spotlight this year. Tonight, GBH brings the DJ out of hiding to rock the grime off Webster Hall's walls alongside Trouble & Bass's Star Eyes. Don't expect to hear a ton ... More >>
Getty ImagesA scene in Port au Prince. A day after Haiti was struck by a catastrophic earthquake, some local chefs and restaurateurs are trying to mobilize to raise money for the stricken country.
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Haitian cane-cutters in the Dominican Republic
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Haitian leader returns black love to sender
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