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    June 12, 2014

    Six Rules for Sharing a Practice Space

    Mixing business with pleasure is a dirty game, isn't it? While necessary, practice spaces exemplify the tension that comes with sharing a small area with a number of personal friends and acquaintances. It's like living in a tiny house with eight other unbalanced roommates. Between paying rent, keepi ... More >>

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    April 2, 2014
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    January 14, 2014

    Marcos's Secretary Sentenced for Monet Theft, But the Fight Over the Artwork Continues

    A good chunk of Filipinos will argue that former dictator Ferdinand Marcos never faced sufficient punishment--for his years of political oppression, extrajudicial executions, and looting of government funds. He was exiled in 1986 and spent the rest of his life in Hawaii, where the Reagan administrat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2013

    New York's Attorney General Wants Smartphone Manufacturers to Theft-Proof Their Devices

    Not all of us have had our iPhones disappear only to wind up in the hands of camera-happy teens in Morocco, but we can all appreciate the problem: Having your smartphone stolen sucks. That's why news out of the attorney general's office comes as a relief. Eric Schneiderman, his bud Delaware A.G. Bea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    First Look: RedFarm UWS

    Ed Schoenfeld and Joe Ng's Upper West Side outpost of their downtown hit RedFarm (2170 Broadway, 212-724-9700) opened its doors this weekend after over a year of delays and a lengthy six-week staff training. It's a shame about the delays, but Schoenfeld's a pro: If our experience on opening day was ... More >>

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    September 13, 2013

    The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 9/13/13

    For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.

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    July 2, 2013

    How to Eat and Drink on the Fourth, According to NYC's Chefs

    As with just about any holiday we celebrate, we're preparing for the anniversary of America's birth by contemplating what we'll eat and drink. And while our plans normally include some variation on grilled meat and beer, we decided to garner a little inspiration from New York City's chefs this year, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    Edward Hibbert Is Performing Live!

    You know him as Gil Chesterton on Frasier, an Obie-winner from Jeffrey, a Broadway scene-stealer in The Drowsy Chaperone and Curtains, and from so many other credits. He's witty, wise, and a snappy dresser. And he's doing a live cabaret show which sounds like a must-see for urbane New Yorkers and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2012

    Obama Demands Birth Certificate From Innocent Child in Orlando

    It's been three years of bullying for Obama and his origin of birth. Even after he showed us a video of his Miracle of Life ala the opening scene of 'The Lion King,' Donald Trump and the army of birthers - an entire sub-sect of our political culture that is named after their one ideology: Obama wasn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    Donald Trump Makes An Ass Of Himself In Florida, Surprises No One

    Well, the sun came up yesterday, which means one thing: Donald Trump humiliated himself by rambling on and on (and on) about fictitious birth certificates, Hawaiian twins, and a Kenyan Manchurian Candidate.The bumbling billionaire was near Tampa, Florida last night, where -- yet again -- he spouted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    P.S.--They Burned the Crap Out of My Burger, Then Served It To Me Anyway!

    Bun cinder at P.S. Burgers I was excited when I spotted the new burger joint on Carmine Street, P.S. Burgers. A little rudimentary googling proved the place an offshoot of a Mineola indie burger spot that Yelpers seem to adore. Said one, "Fresh ingredients, well prepared, friendly staff, and GRE ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    Medical Marijuana Doesn't Prompt Kids To Smoke Pot, Study Finds

    More kids are using pot, but that doesn't have anything to do with medical marijuana legalization, according to a just released study. Researchers from the University of Colorado Denver looked at data from 1993 to 2009 and found that there's no evidence linking prescription pot to increased hard or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    Donald Trump Is Still A "Birther" (Sigh) -- And Is Still Embarrassing Himself *VIDEO*

    Billionaire buffoon Donald Trump did a whole lot of what he does best yesterday during an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer -- we're not talking about building apartments, or starring in reality shows, we're talking about acting like a total ass-hat on national television.As you probably know, the f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2012

    Afterbirthers Assemble! Rightbloggers Accuse Obama of NOT Being Born in Kenya

    Remember the birther craze, based on the notion that Barack Obama was really born in Africa, and was therefore ineligible for the Presidency? Well, it's back, baby -- in mutant form. Someone found an old agency promo booklet for Obama's first, never-published book. The bio described him as "born in ... More >>

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    January 18, 2012
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    December 2, 2011

    Newt Gingrich: Pay for Your Next Vacation with Food Stamps

    If you are too poor to buy food but have always dreamed of visiting the South Pacific, don't worry: You can pay for your groceries -- and your next Hawaiian vacation -- with food stamps. Actually, that's not true -- not even close to being true -- but Newt Gingrich, who wants to rep the GOP in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    Daylight Savings Ending (This Weekend!) Is Good for You, Claim Certain People

    Your sunrises and sunsets, today through Tuesday.​It's that time of year again, the time that we are plunged into terrible darkness by 4 in the afternoon and the hours wile on, interminable and chilly, like vampire hands. Or, whatever, it's the end of daylight savings! No biggie! And apparentl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2011

    Satellite Has Fallen, Location Unknown; 43% Think Obama Is Better Than Bush; Putin To Run For Prez Of Russia Again

    ​UARS -- the 6-ton satellite that just maybe was going to hit you -- fell back to earth sometime between 11:23 p.m. Friday and 1:09 a.m. Saturday EDT, NASA has said. But even though it "penetrated the atmosphere" over the Pacific Ocean, when and where it exactly fell is still unknown, so let t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    In a Boon for TV Nostalgists, Buttermilk Channel Will Be Closed Tomorrow

    Straight outta Oahu.​First, the bad news for Buttermilk Channel patrons: the restaurant will be closed tomorrow. And now, the good news for ladies (and more than a few gentlemen) of a certain age: it will be closed because of Tom Selleck. According to a message from the restaurant's owner, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Shark Fin Soup Continues to Be Served at a Troubling Number of NYC Restaurants

    Bloody harvest.​While plenty of people have asked why New York restaurants continue to serve blue fin tuna, they've largely ignored the similarly problematic inclusion of shark fin soup on menus across the city. But according to the Humane Society, there's ample reason to pay attention.

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2011

    Donald Trump's Adviser: "I'm Certain That The President Was Born In Hawaii"

    ​Donald Trump's been on such a roll with all his birther stuff lately, and now his closest adviser had to go and forsake him. Michael Cohen, a Trump Organization executive who is tapped to be in charge of Trump's possible presidential run, turns out to be a registered Democrat who voted for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    The Happiest Person In America Has Been Located; He Is Not You

    He does look pretty happy. [via NYT]​The New York Times and Gallup have located the "happiest person in America." To do so, Gallup put together a composite for such a person, based on key happiness characteristics for 2010. The key to happiness is to be, said Gallup, "a tall, Asian-American, o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    New York Bike-Licensing Bills are Weird and Probably Won't Pass, Experts Say

    ​Monday, Runnin' Scared reported on Assemblyman Michael DenDekker's new bicycle bills. If his proposals pass, riders across the state would have to register and tack license plates on their bikes, and submit them to yearly inspections. First-time registration would cost $25, with a yearly re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Moombahton Star Munchi Hospitalized In Hawaii; NYC DJs Flock To His Aid

    ​The Netherlands-based DJ, producer, and "moombahton" guru known as Munchi is a recent obsession in some corners of SOTC -- hear lots of examples of his adventurous, omnivorous style here -- which makes news of his recent medical trauma all the more disturbing. Per NYC's own DJ Ayres comes new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Over Half of Republican Primary Voters Are Still Birthers, Poll Finds

    ​According to a new poll, over half of Republican primary voters don't believe Barack Obama was born in the United States. Politico reports that Public Policy Polling asked 400 people across the country who planned on voting in the GOP primaries where they thought President Obama was born. 51 ... More >>

  • Film

    February 9, 2011
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    January 12, 2011

    Central Park Gets 9 Inches of Snow; There's Snow on the Ground in 49 of 50 States

    via @DevonGrandy/Twitpic​The snow count is in. We got 9.1 inches last night (according to numbers in Central Park, via NY1). That does not a blizzard make, but it's pretty, for the moment! No major public transport delays, though the MTA has issued a Winter Weather Service Advisory. In related ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2010

    NYC's Strangest Burger? A Visit to Gourmet Dog in Staten Island

    ​You wouldn't notice Gourmet Dog's small presence on the waterfront if it weren't for the bright signs and the cute dog. Sometimes, the wildest gastronomic experimentation takes places in the most unexpected places - witness Staten Island's Gourmet Dog (40 Richmond Terrace, 718-727-1234).

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    There Is A New Sleigh Bells Workout Video

    Do another push-up, loser! Photo by Rebecca Smeyne​We have long been fascinated with the theoretical exercise potential in the music of the cheery, epic Brooklyn pop duo Sleigh Bells. So has SOHI Fitness guru Megan Clark, who first used the band's "Tell Em" in a Youtube video depicting a parti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Can You Exercise to Sleigh Bells? An Interview With An Actual Fitness Instructor

    I mean, it looks like exercise, right? Sleigh Bells photo by Rebecca Smeyne​Since the apocalyptically cheery Brooklyn duo Sleigh Bells first emerged in the fall of last year, critics have been drawn inexorably to sports metaphors (ahem) as a way to describe the band's signature brand of bombas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Keith Kornfeld Takes Over at Pranna

    A little more than a year after Gavin Portsmouth was hired to share chef duties with Chai Trivedi in the kitchen of Pranna, the Murray Hill Southeast Asian restaurant has announced that it has a new executive chef. Per a release, Keith Kornfeld is now the man in charge. He previously worked at resta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Tailor Space to Go Tiki, Sort of

    Tiki, but not tacky.​As Painkiller progresses, word of yet another tropical cocktail bar emerges. Julie Reiner, of Clover Club in Cobble Hill, tells Diner's Journal that she's planning to take over the former Tailor space and transform it into a Pacific Rim-themed cocktail lounge. A Hawaii nat ... More >>

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    March 16, 2010
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    December 28, 2009

    Crotch-Bomber Fails to Blow Up Plane, in Yet Another Disaster for Obama

    There are a few ways to look at the case of the thwarted holiday crotch-bomber. On the one hand, we have a deluded fellow who, allegedly assured of eternal glory by jihadists who bade him sew explosive chemicals into his underwear, set his lap on fire during a Delta flight and, instead of the coo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2009

    McCain weighs in on Sarah Palin's cap

    ​The ongoing pissing match over Sarah Palin's inked-up gimme cap has a new combatant, now that John McCain has taken a stand. If you managed to miss this earth-shaking controversy, the Senator's former running mate was photographed in Hawaii wearing a McCain campaign sun visor with the logo bl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    How Do You Spell G-U-T-B-O-M-B? Pueblan Pata Cemita from La Fiesta in the Bronx

    ​ ​The humongous cemita from La Fiesta in Mott Haven is surely one of the world's great gutbombs. Cemitas are the signature sandwiches of Puebla in southern Mexico, the state from which many New York immigrants come. The hubcab-size round sandwich is made with a special roll that often ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    Feds Crack Down on Sperm Whale Teeth Traffickers

    A Massachusetts antique dealer has been indicted by the Justice Department for illegally importing sperm whale teeth. (We didn't know this was a hot black market commodity, but then again, there's a collector's market for just about everything. Apparently the hot sperm whale teeth spots in the U.S a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    Sriracha, Spotted Everywhere

    While eating with my in-laws at a stodgy fish restaurant in suburban Massachusetts, I asked the waiter for Sriracha, almost just to see what he would say. But he nodded knowingly, and brought out a dish of the red, garlicky hot sauce. That's when you know that Sriracha has hit the mainstream. That, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    It's Piragua Time Again

    As we thaw out from what seemed like the longest winter ever, warm weather foods are reemerging from hibernation, and that means that piragua vendors are heading out to peddle their Puerto Rican-style shaved ice and syrup concoctions from festive carts all over the city. The carts' big shiny blocks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    CDC: New Yorkers' Sadness Only Mediocre

    The Centers for Disease Control did a phone survey which they say reveals the state-by-state sadness levels of citizens, and surprise, New York did not win, place, or show. Kentucky -- yes, the home of bourbon and jes' settin' on the porch -- is the winner, with a frequent mental distress (FMD) occ ... More >>

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    February 26, 2009

    Possibly 4th Street 27: Trail of Dead

    Rob Trucks's "Possibly 4th Street" expositions, in which he invites musicians to perform live and impromptu somewhere in New York City, run intermittently here at Sound of the City. Trail of Dead headlines the Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday, February 27 [tix] and Bowery Ballroom on Saturday, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2008

    Floating Lanterns Commemorate 9/11 Dead at Pier 40

    photos by Robert Schaffer Among the first arrivals to the Floating Lantern Ceremony at Manhattan's Pier 40 yesterday evening were three very polite, well-dressed ladies from the Japanese American Association. Tomoko Hanway acted as their spokesman. She had white swept-back hair, a yellow jacket ove ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 27, 2008


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    February 28, 2008

    'I Hate Baseball'

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 7, 1957, Vol. II, No. 41 Look Ma, I'm Interested By Jim Larkin Gee but I hate Baseball and all that phoney baloney that goes with it. The crap about sore arms, balloting for the All-Star Game. Ladies' Days (I just can't bring myse ... More >>

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    March 30, 2004

    The Game Of Risk

    In which the pentagon rolls the dice and adds states to the U.S.

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