Looking to freshen up your faithful ol' holiday playlist with a little hip-hop? Well nix thoughts of falling back on that foul-mouthed Christmas On Death Row album -- rappers were penning joyful and funked-up holiday ditties long before Snoop and Dre and Suge decided to congregate around the metapho ... More >>
Remember when Lana Del Rey was controversial? If you're fortunate enough to have missed the back-and-forth that bitterly split the Internet toward the end of 2011 and beginning of 2012, the argument went something like this: Her dour Lolita shtick was phony, her music was caked in retrograde artifi ... More >>
Better Than: Sobbing silently while watching the club performance scene in Purple Rain on your couch for the 25th time this week... not that there's anything wrong with that. The stage was bigger, the venue more prestigious, and the atmosphere gave off a more purple hue. But then this was a Prince ... More >>
Gotcha with the headline, but I'm not here to hate on mbv. I'm a fan. I've daydreamed a dozen Loveless follow-ups, but I wasn't satisfied with the ones in my head-- I needed to hear what Kevin Shields had crashing around in his. m b v is not quite what I hoped for and not quite what I expected, whic ... More >>
[See More Events: Free Pickle, Mustard, and Herring Ice Cream at Ripley's | Le Fooding Has Big Plans for Brooklyn] Jaguar (yes, the car brand) is hosting a snow-globe/ice-skating/free food-truck event starting today, August 16 to August 18 under the Highline. Called Chill NY, the event will host ... More >>
Celebration? Rima Fakih, winner of the 2010 Miss USA beauty pageant, has been arrested on charges of doing something rather ugly -- drunk driving.
Salim VirjiTwo bicyclists were killed in Manhattan traffic in the last week.It's been a bad week for bicyclists in New York. First came the news that Ray Deter, the owner of the popular d.b.a bars, was hospitalized Wednesday after a silver Jaguar hit his bicycle on Canal Street. Friday, Deter ... More >>
Ray DeterSome very sad news from the East Village: It looks like Ray Deter, the owner of d.b.a., will not recover from injuries sustained in a bike accident earlier this week.
FacebookRay Deter, the owner of East Village and Williamsburg bars d.b.a., was hit by a car on Canal Street yesterday evening. Deter, who was not wearing a helmet, was turning onto West Broadway at the time of the accident and is now in critical condition. His wife told the Daily News that do ... More >>
In Waste Of Paint, our writer/artist team of Jamie Peck and Debbie Allen will review goings-on about town in words and images. This past weekend was a glorious cultural swan dive for Debbie and me that started uptown in the hallowed halls of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, sailed down throu ... More >>
Try not to nibble on your broccoli purse. Fulvio Bonavia is an Italian photographer and graphic artist who makes fashion accessories out of food. Many of the images shown here are originally taken from his book, A Matter of Taste (Hachette Australia, 2008). Based in Milan, the phographer beg ... More >>
Failed again! Scribblers, orphans, and punks fumble through life in three new novels
The Tiger Woods scandal gave us lots and lots and lots of pleasure in 2009, but in recent weeks the sexed-up sports star has been keeping a low profile and hence not nearly as much easy to make fun of. So it is with relief we report that the National Enquirer allegedly has photographs allegedly of W ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 4, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 42 10th Annual Voice Automobile Rallye By Daniel List When Jean Shepherd innocently launched 40-odd motorists into the Tenth Annual Village Voice Rallye last Sunday he fully expected to see them arrive ba ... More >>
Out and about, and then back here to walk in Nancy Sinatra's boots.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesDecember 31, 1964, Vol. X, No. 11Pickets for Pot Push LegalizationBy Mary Perot NicholsIn a light drizzle on a gloomy last Sunday, a dedicated picket line marched in front of the City Department of Welfare's headquarters on the east side of To ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesAugust 6, 1964, Vol. IX, No. 42HubcapsBy Daniel ListLast Sunday we held a sports car rallye on the outskirts of Washington Square Park, and we should certainly be thankful for the high spirits of the contestants. This was the eighth annual ... More >>
[Photo: Jeremy Clarkson, from Top Gear's US website.]For our European readers, this item will only confirm your worst assumptions about Americans as myopic idiots who have no idea what is going on in the rest of world.As for our readers here in the USA: we are myopic idiots who have no idea what is ... More >>
Andres Serrano shows off his intestinal plenitude
The city's king distributor of bottled beverages likes the wiseguys
Alicia Keys is still a few albums away from her masterpiece. She'll get there.
Clubland's most inclusive party enjoys its place in the pantheon
How the boldfaced and the beautiful spent their summer vacations
Music so unlikely it could be written and performed rather than researched and found
A Bounty of Chestnuts and Gift Boxes
The Critical Condition of Health Coverage in the Music Industry
Berlin's Falling Stock