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  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Weed Eaters: Stoner Food Isn't Just Blowing Smoke

    Think of the craziest plate of food that might work as an actual dish. Consider the components, the flavors, the interplay among them. A work of art in early spring bounty. And we're not talking some boring variation on beet-ramp-blood orange-lamb shank here: Find the third path, the one that leads ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    10 Things to Do for Less Than $10 in NYC This Weekend

    We're finally into spring -- and, more importantly, spring weather -- which means we're finally able to enjoy a good art crawl, some street festivals, and take in the beauty of wandering about the city. Now that we're in better spirits, share what happiness means to you with complete strangers at "O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    Hunters, PUP, and Big Ups to Play Village Voice Brooklyn Night Bazaar Show

    When we saw this photo pop up on Hunters' Instagram about a month ago with an announcement that the former Voice cover kids had to cancel a weekend tour we were, naturally, quite concerned. What happened to Izzy? Had she been hit by a bus? As your place for the most comprehensive Hunters news, we im ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    10 Things to Do for Less Than $10 in NYC This Week

    This week we're getting some much-needed fashion advice: Hollywood stylist Rachel Zoe at Barnes & Noble in Tribeca and Elizabeth Cline talks about her new book at the Museum at the Fashion Institute. In other book news, the dudes from the Jesus Lizard discuss their new coffee table book, Book, tonig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    Badass 16-Year-Old Parkourist Justin Casquejo Climbs One World Trade Center

    11:27 am: This post has been updated throughout. One World Trade Center has a security system estimated back in 2008 to cost at least $20 million (a figure that has since doubled to $40 million) -- "a state-of-the-art integrated security system that includes closed-circuit television, coupled with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2014

    Zeroing In On Adolescent Girlhood, Petra Collins Shoots From the Hip

    Petra Collins is a wreck. She's calling from upstate New York, and the first thing she says is that she's had a sinus infection for weeks and the previous day dislocated her knee. "I was doing this shoot and dancing, and it just popped out," she tells the Voice. "But I guess it happened at a good ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2014

    Williamsburg's Dildo Spiderman Is Gone

    A Spiderman and a large dildo who hung benevolently over a Williamsburg intersection since at least mid-January have been removed, the Daily News reports. The Spiderman-dildo installation, or "Spiderman Dildo," as we like to call it, has been the subject of widespread hilarity for a couple months ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    Extra Fancy's Robert Krueger Makes Fun, Fast, and Approachable Cocktails

    Extra Fancy (302 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, 347-422-0939), a bar and restaurant in Williamsburg, is quickly becoming known for its laid-back atmosphere and top-notch food and drinks thanks in no small part to bar program head Robert Krueger, a veteran of Employees Only and Macao Trading Company. ... More >>

  • Theater

    February 5, 2014

    Personality Crises in I Call My Brothers and A Man's a Man

    Jonas Hassen Khemiri and Brecht sell fake I.D.s

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2014

    Why Single-Item Restaurants Are Taking Over -- And Why That Should Stop

    Once upon a time, chefs dreamed of opening award winning restaurants. They'd endure years of meticulous training, failures too embarrassing to recount, hours spent holed up inside a windowless room, and years slaving away under culinary stalwarts. The reward was the same for each of them: an opport ... More >>

  • Art

    December 25, 2013

    Hidden in Plain Sight

    The mundane made revelatory in photos

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2013

    DJ Rekha Doesn't Like Your Juice Bar Bakery Sushi Steak Pizzeria Diner

    [Editor's note: In Tweets is Watching, Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline.] Bhangra ambassador DJ Rekha will be spinning at the next BRIC House shindig on December 14th. The night will cap a day of Brooklyn-based art tributes, includin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2013

    New Party Rules for Millennials

    Millennials, you still do all the drugs and have all the sex, but I have to break it to you--#realtalk--you do not know how to party. And it's bringing me down. Heading over to what's supposed to be the "jam," hosted by 24-year-old "scenesters," I always hope that there won't be finger foods but t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    Better Out Than In Day 15: A Remembrance of The Twin Towers in Tribeca [UPDATE]

    Despite yesterday's rumor that the next piece would be on the Upper East Side and this morning's little misdirection in Morningside Heights, today's Banksy can be found in Tribeca, according to Banksy's Instagram. Update: We found it!

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    Was a Banksy Work on Bedford Avenue Painted Over for a Pearl Jam Ad?

    Update: Debunked! An eagle-eyed reader points out that particular stencil is used by the Iranian artists Icy and Sot. Check out more of their work on Instagram. A tipster spotted this piece at Bedford Avenue and North 7th Street in Williamsburg last night and figured it might be part of Banksy's N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    Diplo Attempts to Break Twerking "World Record" With Twerk-Wall at Electric Zoo

    Two questions, ladies. 1) Do you have an ass? 2) Can you twerk so hard you could churn butter with it? If you're a YES on both, Diplo needs your help. This Sunday, the dirty beat impresario brings us his latest creation: "Butts Around the World," wherein he will attempt to break the "world record" ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 28, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 6, 2013

    Tweet About Pie Face, Eat a Free BBQ Pork Pie (DEAL)

    Have a smartphone and willing to exchange space on one of your social media feeds for food? Then you'll want to ready your thumbs and head on over to one of the five NYC locations of Pie Face sometime between noon and midnight today.

  • Film

    April 10, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    The Comments on Beyoncé's Instagram in Support of Gay Marriage Are Very Mature

    If you've been following Beyoncé on Instagram you know she's gone HARD in support of gay marriage these last couple days, even making the emptiest of gestures the incredibly bold, impossibly brave choice to post the ubiquitous pink equality = on her account (pictured above). It's a big step from t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    The Week in Music Writing: The Way We Make Hit Songs Now

    We present this free compilation of music writing that Voice writers are into this week, all by writers we presume were paid for their efforts. If you have a story you'd like to see here, drop us a line.

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    Nightingale 9 Opens in Carroll Gardens; Cantine Parisienne Opens in Nolitan Hotel

    Num Pang opened its third outpost on Wednesday near Flatiron. This Cambodian-inspired sandwich shop will have a beer and wine license, and a few new items have appeared on the menu: rice bowls with pork or grilled fish, and vermicelli noodle bowls topped with egg, peanuts, and coconut shrimp, pork ... More >>

  • Columns

    February 20, 2013
  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Why I Hate Social Networking

    This week's column is one of my "Why I Hate..." series, this time about the irritating qualities of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and so on. They're so annoying! My column includes bristling items like: "I communicate every day with dozens of people I've never met. Meanwhile, real friends never c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    We Need a Young, Sexy Pope With a Great Brand and Killer Social Media Presence

    Pope Benedict XVI shocked the world today when he announced that he will be resigning from his post on February 28th. Speaking in Latin to a group of cardinals, he said, "Before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    New York Fashion Week Kicks Off With a Scavenger Hunt by Band of Outsiders

    Don't have an invitation to Fashion Week? No problem. Scott Sternberg, the designer behind Band of Outsiders, has never liked a traditional runway show. He's had models rappelling onto the catwalk like rock climbers and swinging in hammocks on a manmade sandy beach at Milk Studios. Last summer, he p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    A Water Main Just Broke, 23rd Street Station Evacuated (Updated)

    Updated 1:00 p.m.: The DEP has now revealed that the flooding started when a 36" pipe broke beneath 25th and Fifth Avenue. They say they're still investigating why the pipe in question burst, but we're pretty sure we already know the answer -- the thing was from 1915! Apparently 98-year-old pipe is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    The Week in Privacy Problems: Who's Hacking, Selling, and Manipulating Your Data

    This hasn't been a good week for privacy -- but is it ever, these days? Here are the hot messes that dominated the depressing privacy discussion this week. Hacking: Last night, Chinese hackers broke into the Times' computer network and stole every single employee's password, then used the data t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Questlove Instagrams Jiro Sushi

    Some chefs have placed an informal ban on capturing food porn at their restaurants, said the New York Times earlier this week. Heads from Momofuku Ko, Le Bernadin, and Fat Duck spoke out against diners disrupting dinner service with an incessant need to use flash, tripods, or even stand on their ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    Five NSFW-ish Photos From Diplo's Trap Hawk Down Tour

    Four cities, four shows and one DJ! Diplo traveled in style via helicopter for his Trap Hawk Down tour Sunday. Starting the night with an early bird special in Baltimore at 6pm, he then flew his way through Philly, Atlantic City and finally New York City at 3:30 am, where he played Westway. Diplo tu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    High and Dry: Williamsburg's "Hipster Lake" Says Goodbye

    Attention Williamsburg: get your sepia-toned Instagram pics of the sepia-toned "Hipster Lake" while you can at McCarren Park. According to the Parks Department, they've started renovating the park, in part, to drain the infamous accidental pond, and expect to finish this summer. According to DNAin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    Fantasia Gives Critics The "Middle Finger" In New Rant

    Just moments ago, we were discussing Fantasia's weird Instgram message about how gays can get married and people can smoke pot, but somehow she gets crucified. The former American Idol singer later explained that all of that was taken out of context and she actually loves the gays. And now comes h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    Harlem Rapper Vinny Cha$e Does Not Have $10,000 To Loan Strangers From the Internet

    Editor's note: In Tweets is Watching, Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline. Vinny Cha$e represents the new generation of rappers hailing from Harlem. Building on the buzz of his Golden Army mixtape, Vinny will be strutting the stage at S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    Instagram Photos That I Have No Problem Giving Away To Corporate America

    As you may have heard on the Internet by now, people are very angry about the newly revised Instagram rules of conduct, in which the photo-sharing service announced it will begin to sell away your sepia-toned photography to companies without paying or attributing you. People voiced their frustration ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    Watch Guy Fieri Wear Studded Leather and Do Rock of Ages

    What a winter Guy Fieri has had. Pete Wells can't stand him. Drake gets to Instagram with him. SNL pressed pause on a sketch about him. But Broadway just wants more of him. Last night the Diners, Drive-ins and Dives host made a guest appearance in Rock of Ages. And someone made a four-minute mini-do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    "Krills," "Yams," and "Grizz": Decoding NYC Gangsters' Facebook Faux-Pas

    In October, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly publicly announced that he was doubling the size of the Department's Anti-Gang Unit and would be stepping up efforts to bust gangsters using social media websites like Facebook and Twitter -- where gangsters have recently taken their turf wars.New York City's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    The Winners Of The 2012 Village Voice Web Awards

    It's finally here! The 2012 Web Awards winners have been chosen. Check them out after the jump to see if your favorites took home the coveted foam hand trophy. And if they didn't make it? There's always next year (and feel free to complain in the comments section).

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    See a Photo of Drake Cooking with Guy Fieri

    If pictures could talk, would this one explain why rapper Drake spent the weekend in the kitchen with Guy Fieri? The improbable friends look to be extremely focused on proper plating techniques -- because they're fancy, huh-- and not appearing overly studied in front of the camera. The Instagramed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    Empire State Building Shooting: Photo From The Scene

    The above photo was posted on Instagram by user "RyansTryin." It appears to show at least one person dead at the scene of this morning's shooting outside of the Empire State Building.Details of the shooting are unclear. For now, the tally of those shot stands at 10, the gunman reportedly was killed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2012

    Your Most Beautiful Instagram Photos From 4Knots

    You are so talented. We're not being facetious; we saw your photos from 4Knots and were blown away by them. You've never taken a class? Not even in college? You're kidding! Well, we were so impressed, we've decided to publish our favorite Instagram shots from yesterday's festival at South Street Sea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    Wonton Soup: Avoid the Delivery Spills and Make It at Home

    [See More Recipes: Sriracha Ice Cream Shake: With Booze! | Marijuana Brownies: The Best Way To Make Them | Creamy Vegetable Chowder from Tocqueville] Wonton soup is a love/hate kind of soup. Sloppy in a good way, filling, cheap, feels like a healthier choice than pork fried rice--it seems to be a g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2012

    The Leap Second Will Destroy Your Social Media

    And we were scared of a measly heat wave.At midnight Saturday, while the ConEd officials were facing off against its workers, the Earth's timekeepers (they exist!) held back the world's atomic time for exactly one second to keep it in line with the planet's rotation. The Network TIme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2012

    The Heat Wave Will Destroy Your Social Media

    Yesterday night, while we were blasting the A/C indoors, catching up on the second season of Breaking Bad via Netflix, we noticed that the reliable video service was down. So we decided to snap a picture of the screen, add a Hudson filter and upload it to Instagram. But that wasn't working ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    I Just Realized The Best Use For Instagram (Though It's A Little Macabre)!

    Remember how in the old days, whenever you (not me--you) hooked up with someone from a hot line, you'd leave your friend a message saying, "His name is supposedly Jerry and he lives at 924 W. 12th Street and he says he has big dogs. If you don't hear from me for three days, call the police"? And of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2012

    President Obama Coins New Twit-Term: "Twoosh"

    Have you ever really nailed a tweet? After typing your message, you know you used those 140 characters to the best of your ability? Then you just wait for the RTs to start pouring in (if you don't use Twitter, we apologize in advance for this entire post).Well, the commander-in-chief has a new term ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2012

    Five Things You Can Do to Buy NYC's Million-Dollar Parking Spot

    Recession? What recession?This morning, the Post reported that the city's most expensive parking spot is now on sale at 66 E. 11th Street in a tiny private garage. The location lies within a $38.8 million loft owned by developer Moran Fareed and includes a shower that shoots vitamin-C-and-aloe infus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    Instagram NYC Hosts First-Ever Exhibition in Times Square

    When Facebook bought Instagram, the photo app that makes images look vintage yet picture perfect, for $1 billion, the tech world was stunned. Not because Instagram is a two-year-old startup, but because no one realized that this young app—which simply consists of taking pictures and that surely ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 25, 2012

    INSTANT HIT

    A picture is worth a thousand words

  • Voice Choices

    April 4, 2012

    EVERYTHING BASED

    Lil B takes NYU to school

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    A Beginner's Guide To Funkmaster Flex's Instagram Account

    Those familiar with Funkmaster Flex, Hot 97's nighttime DJ and the one man Jay-Z and Kanye West trusted to break Watch the Throne lead single "Otis," know that on top his love for boom bap and muscle cars, Flex is something of a tech dork, fiending for the newest tablets and phones, blogging at infl ... More >>

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