Monday, March 11
Taste of Greenwich House
The 11th annual Taste of Greenwich House, a fundraiser that supports all programming at the social services and arts non-profit, will take place at the Metropolitan Pavilion. Chef Anita Lo of Annisa will be the featured VIP chef and will sign complimentary c ... More >>
This week in the Voice, out today, Steven Thrasher wants to know whether "Gay Inc." believes in free speech: "Today's movement is quite unlike ACT UP, the Gay Liberation Front, or the Mattachine Society. In their use of confrontation, those groups looked far more like Occupy Wall Street than the Hum ... More >>
In a couple of weeks, the biggest, gaudiest, gayest and easily the most-watched televised music event in the world will unfold, this year from Baku, Azerbaijan, and once again Americans will be almost completely oblivious to it.
We're talking, of course, about the Eurovision Song Contest, which sta ... More >>
As the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade marches up Fifth Avenue today, an annual protest will take place. The group Irish Queers will call out the NYPD's participation in the event, which they say on their website "was redesigned so that anti-gay bigots could parade using the church's special right t ... More >>
Beginning tonight and spooling out over the weekend, a pack of five British youths will blitz the tri-state area with performances and signings and, eventually, a Rockefeller Center-stuffing appearance on NBC's Today. The five young men make up the vocal group One Directiona five-member boyba ... More >>
Are you somewhere with no windows right now? Like an office, or maybe solitary confinement in Rikers? Do you have to go outside soon, and are unsure of what shoes or outerwear to throw on? We can help you.
The police shutdown of Lower East Side fixture Max Fish on allegations of illegal sale of alcohol has some collateral damage -- works by 50 artists from here and elsewhere are being held hostage inside the locked and shuttered establishment.
The bar, located on Ludlow Street, was formally cl ... More >>
JeffreyWiden/FlickrThe mottled and scrofulous exterior of this green monstrosity is enough to put you off your feed.
Let's face it: Culinarily, apart from soda bread and maybe corned beef and cabbage, St. Patty's Day is a horrible holiday. And the only thing worse than green lager beer is gre ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
March 23, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 12
A terrible blather is born
By Joe Flaherty
This piece is dedicated to Frank McCourt who, with the wisdom of Solomon, spent the day lying on his bloody Irish are.
Sweet suffering' Jesus, thank be it i ... More >>
via HungoverOwls.comContinuing in a theme of sorts for today, this just in: An allegedly drunk owl was reported to German cops by a narc woman walking her dog after she noticed the bird by the side of the road, "oblivious to passing traffic," reports Der Spiegel. "One of its eyelids was droop ... More >>
From about the year 1200 to 1855, the neighborhood of Donnybrook, Dublin, held an annual fair that was so rowdy and beer-soaked that the word "donnybrook" has come to mean a public quarrel. A new Irish pub of the same name has opened on the Lower East Side, serving hearty stuff like Irish bre ... More >>
Habana, Austin, Texas
When you go see a band because they're labeled "shoegaze," you get a smile on your face when you see them set up 19 different foot pedals on the stage. You don't need to double-check your SXSW schedule. You know you're in the right ... More >>
John Keogh with smiling colleagues, Jen and Nikki.
Amity Hall, the latest addition to a group of bars owned by two brothers from Dublin, Mark and Martin Whelan, quietly opened its doors just a few steps from its sister establishment, The Half Pint, late last year. Bartender John Keogh, who al ... More >>
People are frequently shot in New York, but in this instance the victim was allegedly a peddler with a gun, he was shot by cops, and this all took place in the guest drop-off zone of the Marriott Marquis, site of a Broadway theater (White Christmas is playing there) and near the epicenter of ... More >>
Washington University in St. Louis, "Cell Phone Ringtones Can Pose Major Distraction, Impair Recall" ("When we played the [LSU] fight song as part of our lab experiments, the distraction factor lasted longer").
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, "Historian Blames 'Criminalization of Poverty' fo ... More >>
Lingering concern over our swine flu epidemic has made people frightened even to have been in New York, and will probably discourage them from taking vacations here. Tourism is taking a hit; existing hotels are cutting their prices, and new hotels are not getting built. In desperation the city is re ... More >>