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  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    No One Cares About Jay-Z's New Music

    Ever since the announcement of his game-changing arrangement with Samsung Electronics, most of the conversation about Jay-Z's forthcoming studio album, Magna Carta Holy Grail has revolved around the nature of the deal, not the coming music. Even as the project (out officially tomorrow) is being roll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    How to Make Your Dumb Phone Smart

    As of last autumn, more than half of the people with a mobile phone in this country use a smartphone. By August of next year, smartphone users are expected to make up 80 percent of the market. The writing is on the wall in an extremely legible typeface: Those of you pathetic luddites still trudging ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2012

    Live: Third Coast Percussion Celebrates John Cage's 100th Birthday At MoMA

    Third Coast Percussion MoMA Sculpture Garden Thursday, August 9 Better than: Watching almost any contemporary DJ, since Cage was mixing vinyl and live radio with live performance before World War II. Some 69 years ago in 1943 (more than a decade before the first issue of the Village Voice was pub ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 23, 2012
  • Voice Choices

    April 25, 2012


    A picture is worth a thousand words

  • Voice Choices

    March 7, 2012


    Who needs the art crowd of 
Manhattan when you got Brooklyn?

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    Sen. Chuck Schumer Champions Push To Protect Privacy Of Smartphone Sexters

    ​Bad news, smart phone users: those penis private pics you snapped with your iPhone aren't as private as you'd probably hoped.Senator Chuck Schumer to the rescue.Schumer today announced that he's asked the Federal Trade Commission to launch an investigation into whether smart phone apps on Apple a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Thin Mints! Samoas! Do-Si-Dos! Here Are the 2012 Girl Scout Cookie Pop-ups

    You've gotta feel bad for the New York City Girl Scouts. Door-to-door cookie sales just aren't as fun when you're riding up and down in apartment building elevators. But those enterprising little ladies have found a solution. Pop-up shops throughout the city where they'll be selling their beloved ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2012

    Senator Chuck Schumer to AT&T: Invite Us to Your Industry Meeting, Please

    Appealing to his iPhone-addicted constituents, Sen. Chuck Schumer is calling on AT&T to do something about the steep uptick in smartphone thefts in the city. You might be thinking: "What can this little ole cell phone provider do to fight crime in Gotham?" Well, our senator thinks the company can do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    Rashad Robinson, Executive Director of Color of Change, on the Collapsed AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

    Facebook​Earlier this year, we wrote about how a bevy of civil rights groups like GLADD and the NAACP supported, inexplicably from our point of view, the merger of AT&T and T-Mobile. That deal fell apart yesterday, and the telecoms will not be combining forces after all. One civil rights group ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    New York's New Traffic Safety Haikus Get the Haiku for the Single Girl Treatment

    Have you seen the Department of Transportation's latest effort to keep people safe on our streets? It involves little signs with little safety messages placed in "high-crash locations" where...perhaps...people should not be stopping to read? According to NBC NY, "Half of the signs will be hung in pa ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 19, 2011


    Jonathan Richman returns to the Bell House

  • Music

    October 12, 2011
  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    Play the Cellphone Restaurant Autocorrect Text Messaging Game

    ​My smart phone is much funnier than I am. Recently, a friend asked where he could throw a birthday party for himself. After mulling the question over, taking into account his preferences in location, cuisine, and price level, I texted back Del Posto. The phone's auto-correct function sprung ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 18, 2011


    Hipsters. Zombies. Same thing.

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Second Times Square Screen-Jacker Tells Us How He Did It

    On Tuesday night, Toronto entrepreneur Adi Isakovic projected images from his smartphone onto a giant advertising screen in Times Square. This is the multimedia stunt de jour; a marketing team gained virility (that's the term for when your video goes viral, right?) when they performed a hoax with th ... 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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 3, 2010


    Visit the artists of Bushwick

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    Follow Fork in the Road on Twitter

    Luke Stephenson​Besotted with your smart phone? Unable to stop your thumbs from twitching involuntarily? Then check out our Twitter page at ForkintheRoadVV, where you'll be able to follow our updates, gluttonous musings, and random but somewhat curated ephemera. And also, pretty yellow birds.

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    A Tweet, a Twat, a Twit

    ​Addicted to your smart phone? Unable to stop your thumbs from twitching involuntarily? Then check out our Twitter page at ForkintheRoadVV, where you'll be able to follow our updates, gluttonous musings, and assorted ephemera. As well as photos of frightening avian cakes.

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    The Top 10 Non-Basketball March Madness Brackets

    The surest signs of spring are upon us: flowers blooming, scantily clad NYU students smoking in the park, and most importantly, coworkers who have never showed any semblance of sports fandom live-streaming basketball for the next two weeks and yelling at their computers things like "Cinderella!" "B ... More >>

  • News

    July 20, 2004

    Fossil Fool

    Palm pilots head for Jurassic Park—and that means bargains for you.

  • News

    December 31, 2002