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    August 18, 2014

    Missing Model Ataui Deng Found Alive at New York City Hospital

    Ataui Deng, the Sudanese model missing since Wednesday, August 6, was found alive at a New York City Hospital on Monday evening. She was missing for twelve days.

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    July 24, 2014

    Ten Changes to the 2014 Gathering of the Juggalos After Its Move from Illinois to Ohio

    After a seven-year stint at Cave-In-Rock, Illinois, the Gathering of the Juggalos moves this year to Legend Valley Campground in Thornville, Ohio.

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    May 20, 2014

    Midtown Delivery: A Novel Chip Off the Butcher Block

    Of the occupational hazards associated with making a living in Midtown, a prevalent but understated risk is lunch. The path of least resistance is sometimes the hot plate buffet at a deli, but nobody wants to admit that they partake. I can't remember the last time I saw an Instagram of tuna salad ne ... More >>

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    May 20, 2014

    Dinosaur Jr. to Headline Village Voice 4Knots Music Festival

    If you follow Late Night with Seth Meyers on Instagram, you already know Dinosaur Jr. guitarist/legend J Mascis is sitting in with Fred Armisen's 8G Band all week. So last night we decided to march on up to 30 Rock and ask if he and his band would do us the honor of playing our 4Knots Music Festival ... More >>

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    May 12, 2014

    50 Things You Do When You're New To New York

    We were all new to New York at some point. Plenty of you no doubt took your first gulp of air in the maternity ward at Bellevue Hospital. But this list isn't for you. Many of us, including most here at the Voice, immigrated from elsewhere. We came in droves from the West Coast and the heartland. Fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    Here's the Story on the Wu-Tang Affiliate Who Appears to Have Cut His Penis Off

    As we reported yesterday, rapper Christ Bearer apparently severed his penis and jumped off of his Studio City apartment balcony, in what appears to be a suicide attempt. But despite his affiliation with Wu-Tang Clan, most people -- Wu fans included -- know very little about him. Here's his story: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    NYPD Shuts Down Foamposite Sneaker Release Because of Big Crowd

    Supreme x Nike Air Foamposite One sneakers, released Thursday April 3 at 11 a.m., retail for $250. They sold out by 11:05 a.m. April 3, but you can cop a pair on eBay for $900. That sort of appreciation rate explains why a crowd of sneakerheads and sneaker investors and the kind-hearted girlfriends ... More >>

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    April 2, 2014

    Attention Upscale Homeless! Urban Outfitters' Space Ninety 8 to Open in Williamsburg on Friday

    Last year, when news emerged that Urban Outfitters would be opening up on North 6th Street in Williamsburg -- a stone's throw from a planned Whole Foods and Anthropologie (both on Bedford), and next door to a new American Apparel -- an informal poll yielded consensus: neighbors were unenthusiastic. ... 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

    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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 19, 2014

    UNFORGETTABLE

    French artist Laure Prouvost makes her U.S. debut

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    January 21, 2014

    Photographer Spencer Tunick Can't Stop Running Afoul of Facebook's Baffling Rules on Naked People

    New York-based photographer Spencer Tunick takes beautiful pictures of naked people. You've probably seen some of those photos; he's become internationally famous over the past two decades for staging photos of "nude figures in public settings," as he puts it, everything from a lone woman curled aro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2014

    The Audible Doctor Discusses 50 Cent's Jenga Skills

    Editor's note: In Tweets is Watching, Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline. As part of the Brown Bag Allstars, The Audible Doctor has held down an esteemed position in the New York City rap underground for a while now. 2014 is shaping up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2013

    The 10 Best Biscuits in NYC

    Step aside cupcakes, hand pies, and -- yes, you too -- cronuts/doughsants, right now, NYC has all eyes on the biscuit. These soft and flaky staples of Southern cuisine have been working their way up north, and the recent entrance of 24-hour Empire Biscuit -- and the crowds that stormed the venue -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Banksy's Graffiti Leopard Is by Yankee Stadium

    It was well worth spending the day compulsively refreshing Banksy's Instagram. The artist's penultimate showing in "Better Out Than In" is a gorgeous leopard stencil at Yankee Stadium. We don't know the precise location of the piece, titled Bronx Zoo, but it's clear that the stencil is on the wall o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2013

    Wu Tang Clan Merch > Yeezus Tour Merch

    As you've no doubt seen, Kanye West's Yeezus tour merch features Confederate flags and Native American headresses. Like all things Kanye, people feel strongly about it. Depending on who you listen to he's either a bold and fearless artist/genius unafraid to take aesthetic and artistic risks, or a br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    Banksy's Village Voice Covers With Os Gêmeos Go Up As Paintings in Chelsea

    Banksy's collaborations with Brazilian street artists Os Gêmeos went up in Chelsea today as paintings. The two images, mashups of each graffiti outfits' iconic styles, were featured as cover art for the Village Voice's exclusive interview with Banksy earlier this month.

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    October 14, 2013

    Five Fast Casual Concepts That Need To Happen

    It seems that anyone with a bankroll and a big idea is flocking to the fast casual scene nowadays. And why not? Why go in on a fast food franchise and take orders when you can be your own Colonel, Ray Kroc, or Steve Ells rolled up into one? In the last month alone I've discovered a place that dolls ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2013

    Some Guys Are Charging Spectators to Look at Banksy's Graffiti Beaver

    A couple of enterprising members of the East New York community have found a way to turn a quick profit on Banksy's beaver. They've set up a pay-to-gawk scheme at 274 Bradford Street, in which one guy hassles spectators for money, while the other guy covers up the beaver with cardboard until the vie ... More >>

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    October 9, 2013

    Banksy Day 9: Crazy Horses Riding Through the Lower East Side to a WikiLeaks Soundtrack

    The Lower East Side is host to Banksy's latest piece: a crowd of stampeding horses in night-vision goggles, classical figures of men prostrating themselves before the wild stallions as they ride gallantly into battle. Or something. Anyway, we've got the location of the piece, thanks to a helpful com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    Banksy in New York Day 8: Find This Fake Plato Quote Somewhere In Greenpoint [Update]

    Banksy had us worried there for a second. When we hadn't seen an update on his site by noon, we figured his possible outing this weekend to reporters had scared our favorite street artist off. But at 12:30 p.m. Banksy updated his Instagram with the latest entry in his city-wide exhibition: simple t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    The MTA Is Not at All Amused by Aflac Putting a Duck in a Subway Station

    The photo you see to the right washed up on the shores of Reddit yesterday. It's a duck in a subway station. "Why is that duck in that subway station?", you ask. The short answer is: Aflac publicity stunt. The longer answer: poorly thought-out Aflac publicity stunt, one that has the MTA rather steam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    More Reasons to Go to Brooklyn Pour Craft Beer Festival

    Have you purchased your ticket for our Brooklyn Pour craft beer festival, going down on October 12 at Skylight One Hanson in Fort Greene? Get on it: VIP tickets--which get you early access to brews plus admission to a private lounge--are nearly sold out, and general admission tickets are going quick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    Northern Spy's Hadley Schmitt: "The Best Advertising and Buzz Is Word of Mouth"

    Part one of my interview with Northern Spy Food Co.'s Hadley Schmitt ran yesterday. Here in part two, the chef talks about keeping his head clear amid the media buzz, why he'd like to see more cooks with grit, and the healthy food he'd happily eat every day.

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2013

    The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Week, 9/2/13

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

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    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2013

    Important Life Advice from Tyler, the Creator

    Many celebrities take to the streets of Twitter on a daily basis to bless the world with their unfiltered opinions, ideas, and Instagram photos. But none handle the task of advising the masses quite as eloquently and effectively as Odd Future's Tyler, the Creator. Check out the life lessons he has r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    A Former Intern Gives Advice on How to Be the Perfect Weiner Intern

    Like any strung-out millennial, I can admit to myself that I, at several points in my career, have held the title of "intern" (an unpaid intern in certain cases, to say the least). I've interned for the menswear magazine GQ, the blog-magazine hybrid Newsweek/DailyBeast and, of course, here at the Vo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    French Montana's Excuse My French Listening Party - HiLo - 5/7/13

    Better Than: Keeping track of when Excuse My French is finally coming out. French Montana has three glittering chains around his neck (one of which is a jewel-studded Pillsbury Doughboy), a pinkie ring so large and sparkly I consider whether it's been wholly carved out of a giant diamond, and fresh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    Photos: Here is the Village Voice's #ChoiceStreets Through Instagram

    We asked, you photographed. Below is a sampling of our favorite photos from our Choice Streets food truck event last night at Pier 86 of the Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum. If for some reason you changed your mind and don't want your photo included here, just drop us a line. Follow the Village Voic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    ?uestlove, Andrew W.K., Kim Gordon More - Masonic Temple - 5/1/13

    Better Than: That unimprovised Paisley/Cool J duet. The format, in case you missed the emails, flyers, and Red Bull Music Academy promotional newspapers being handed out around the city, went something like this: One performer took the stage. He or she played for five minutes, at which point anothe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2013

    We Should Be Less Cynical About Albums That (Want to) Change The World

    One of the most talked about songs on Taylor Swift's Speak Now was a ditty called "Mean," which my BFF Theon Weber focused on in-depth in his review for this paper. "It's chipper and funny, because the narrator is predicting escape from someone she dislikes: 'Some day, I'll be living in a big ol' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    Brooklyn Flea Heading to the Seaport; Dig Inn Opens on Hudson

    Xi'an Famous Foods' new Midtown location had a soft opening on Thursday according to Midtown Lunch, which spotted a now-deleted post on the chain's Facebook page. Xi'an wrote, "We are having a soft opening at midtown 24 w. 45th... this message will self destruct in 15 mins..." Customers who couldn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    QUIZ: Are These Tweets From Cher or Horse_ebooks?

    RiFF RAFF may get all the the love as the King of Incomprehensible Tweets, but the title of Queen goes to Cher. While she may not have Harmony Korine ready to pen a book of tweet interpretations, the near-EGOTer has roughly 1.3 million followers who eagerly await her tweets, which, on any given day, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Very Local Seaweed and Fresh Rabbit Blood at Restaurant '13

    Can an ingredient be too local? The gelatinous seaweed served at New York's newest pop-up restaurant is scraped each morning from the bottom of the Staten Island Ferry and strewn over sheets of fried kale. It's slippery stuff and it tastes dangerous, like it could kill you. It just might. For the p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    How To Do SXSW Like A Grizzled Old Man

    SXSW is in full-swing this week down in Austin, and that means a constant blast of updates in your news feed from your friends and colleagues maxing out their annual diarrhea expense accounts. Many publications are eager to tell you the best ways to enjoy your time at the festival. All of those peop ... 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.

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    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

    January 29, 2013

    The A$AP Rocky Drinking Game

    This month buzzier-than-thou rapper A$AP Rocky released his major label debut, Long.Live.A$AP. You may have heard. We've thought long and hard about the album, and want you to have the optimal Rocky listening experience. Among its tracks you'll find several tropes and repetitive aspects. A$AP Rocky ... 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

    December 10, 2012

    After Sandy: Acqua at Peck Slip Opens With Free Wine and Food for All

    Acqua at Peck Slip got hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, and like most restaurants near the South Street Seaport, endured thousands of dollars in damages -- over $200,000 -- said manager Nicholas Merni. But tonight, after weeks of construction, Acqua will open tonight at 6 p.m. and as a celebration, w ... 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

    October 26, 2012

    Yarn, Bitchery, And Twinks Entertainingly Collided At DragKnit

    DragKnit was last night's New York magazine-hosted event at Benetton's pop-up store at 135 Crosby Street, combining stitch work with some pieces of work who are a stitch. Drag star Paige Turner cohosted with LT from Bravo's Pregnant in Heels, serving medleys, trivia contests, giveaways, and some zi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    Blogger Wore Afro Wig to Fried-Chicken Party

    PostBourgie reports on a white woman living in New York who first began wearing an afro wig after a costume party and now blogs regularly about how putting on the wig is changing her life. Michelle Joni covered her long blond hair with the oversize afro before heading to Shake & Bake, the NYCWFF's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Kreayshawn On Her New Album and the Worst Assholes on Twitter

    When her "Gucci Gucci" video dropped last summer, Kreayshawn found herself in the middle of a maelstrom. Some people thought she was a breath of fresh air and that "Gucci Gucci" was a much-needed middle finger to the label-obsessed materialism that's run unchecked in hip-hop for a very long time. Ot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    Live: The Summerland Tour Lets A Decades-Old Sun Shine In At Roseland

    Summerland Tour: Everclear, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Lit, Marcy Playground Roseland Ballroom Wednesday, July 18 Better than: Watching Empire Records on basic cable. We make the "remember the '90s" joke around these parts a fair amount, but this week the alt-rock strain of that decade has been stu ... More >>

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    April 29, 2012

    Obama's Comedy Routine; Apple Avoids Billions in Taxes; DSK Blames Sarkozy

    Good morning! Start your Sunday off with some comedy, courtesy of your commander-in-chief. Last night was the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner, which gave President Obama an opportunity to poke fun at himself, Donald Trump, the Secret Service, and of course, his rival Mitt Romne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    Asshattery In 140 Characters Or Less: Which Musicians Are The Biggest Klouchebags?

    If you're on the Internet you might have heard of Klout, a pseudo-scientific way for measuring the slippery ideal of "online influence." Taking into consideration a variety of factors, it has (despite its often being utterly gameable and as a result off the mark) turned into a way for people online ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    The 'Hipster'-est Words in NPR's Definitive Piece About Hipsters

    You know it's over when you're an NPR article. Or a costume.​Yesterday NPR posted an article called "The Hipsterification of America." We are momentarily lifting our ban on the word hipster to address it, because it is, indeed, something special, and should be publicly recognized. Never in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Chick Beer Might Be For the Ladies, But Dr. Pepper Ten Sure Isn't

    Girls, go drink your diet soda​Seems like just the other day women were getting their panties in a bunch about Chick Beer, the brew whose six-pack has been fashioned to look like a purse and which is low-cal and low-carb because it was a beer that was "exclusively for the ladies." Well, now c ... More >>

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