Update: This post has been updated throughout. Ocean County prosecutor's office released the results of their investigation into the 10-alarm fire that burned down nearly 50 businesses on the Jersey Shore boardwalk last week. The fire was ruled accidental. One of the more shocking conclusions: Dama ... More >>
So you're back from spending the first official weekend of summer in the Hamptons/Rockaways/Jersey Shore, and you're trying to cope with your awkward sunburn. Here's a look at some fun food events this week to help soothe your skin -- or at least settle your stomach:
It’s ok to laugh at this Sandy fundraiser
As usual, I do the partying so you don't have to. And here's what's been going on in after-midnight-land lately: *On Top!, the Tuesday night rooftop party at the Standard, put on by Ms. Susanne Bartsch, is back and has had to face a run of bad weather, plus some new competition (parties like the ... More >>
Asian Americans in New York City may actually have the voting power they deserve in Congress if the lines drawn this week by a judge become reality, advocates said today. If you haven't been following the redistricting drama closely, here's what you need to know: Since state legislators, stuck in ... More >>
Radioactive industrial-punk mutants Wet Witch slither from the Burn Books label, the same sludgehurlers who got us Pregnant this time last year. Part Jersey Shore wash-up, part Brooklyn crust-over, Wet Witch's four-song, one-sided 12" (out now, limited to 500) comes complete with the band's name mel ... More >>
The couple that fist pumps together, stays together
There was a time when juicing was associated with pumped-up dudes on steroids, muscles oozing out of their tank tops and veins popping out of their foreheads. Sammy Sosa. The Jersey Shore. Not anymore. With the prevalence of juice fasts, and bottles of green liquid replacing the ubiquitous giant ... More >>
Dolphin Tale is a big hit, and every time a dolphin appears on cable, the ratings go higher than Jersey Shore. And if it's a dolphin on the Jersey Shore, forgetaboutit! Everyone simply adores dolphins, lining up for a chance to see them jump and splash and indulge in belly-to-belly copulation and ... More >>
Michael Gira puts the fear into his fans again
The website's blowout is about good vibrations, not big names
Even when it doesn't love us
This weather is really something! For everyone besides weekend bloggers. You're probably out frolicking already, aren't you. But if you're not -- if you're hungover and melting into a blob in front of Jersey Shore, mired in an existential crisis about what you're doing with your life -- it's ... More >>
Why wait all the way till the end of the year for all those inevitable-2011-in-review stories? As always, I'm wildly ahead of the curve and on top of the trend. So how has the year been so far? Well, as pop culture's most avid observer, I'm totally your man for the wrapup:
After a 285-day stint, I am abdicating my post here at The Village Voice. I'm going to work for Esquire.com, so I may -- as one commenter noted -- continue my work as a "a twentysomething angel of death." Yet, while I was here, I learned some very important things, and had some very memorable mom ... More >>
Dear Single Ladies, Halloween is a time to show your true inner beauty, your wisdom and intelligence, your creativity and strength of character. Remember, leaving something to the imagination is always preferred to letting it all hang out. Desperation smells a lot like fake tanner and cheap ... More >>
Sweetie, a long time staple of drag performing in this town, thinks Logo's reality show The A-List: New York is Z list. As Sweetie wrote on Facebook:
Dear Carl, Yesterday, I took apart your biblical hate against gay people, spewed in the wake of a horrifying batch of bullying, suicides, and torture that have millions of sensible adults breaking down doors to try and make the world safer for young gays. Your choice--supposedly ordained by ... More >>
As he himself has joked. But judging from this brand-new National Enquirer piece, maybe the opposite is a little true, too.
So, horror of horrors, this happened. The vile interbreeding of clothing species, mixed with the mad-ad-genius of one Jersey Shore-ist, has resulted in the abdominal-revealing Situation T-shirt. Your eyes may never be the same. And, yes, those are Photoshopped flames. But to our great surpris ... More >>
Hurricane "Snooks."Labor Day weekend isn't looking to be the last-hurray-of-summer-sunshine affair its supposed to be, with Hurricane Earl ready to very literally rain on the plans of anyone about to have one last blowout before calling the summer off. And it looks like the Jersey Shore -- wh ... More >>
Some people in L.A., where restaurant letter grades have existed for some time, apparently seek out eateries with a B or C grade, as that usually means great, authentic ethnic food. [NY Daily News] Just as Taco Bell launches its new Carnitos Tacos, the chain is being linked to two multi-stat ... More >>
Image via Cary Conover/Getty Images. Click to enlarge.And we thought it was a big deal on hearing that the Jersey Shore guys know what a Village Voice is. Behold! Ethics chages schmethics charges. We know a good fellow when we see one, like this guy. Granted, if Rangel can make it to Congress ... More >>
Here lies a bad drink. First, they killed off the Appletini, then they killed off the Redheaded Slut. This year, at Tales of the Cocktails in New Orleans, the bartenders of the world (or at least those of this country) will say goodbye to the Sex on the Beach.
Last weekend the New York Post made a game of underage drinking, either wasting money (and alcohol) or breaking the law. This weekend, the name of the game is clubbing, and it stars "a cougar, a guido and a nerd," like some bizarre Jersey Shore/A Night at the Roxbury/She's All That/Never Been ... More >>
Now that the Shake Shack has colonized the Middle East and Miami, is New Jersey next?
Consider this column still "in beta" or whatever, but we're gonna start rounding up some of our local gossip for you. We don't have a better title for it right now, and if you have one, we'd love to hear your ideas. In the meantime, we've got Oprah's big "get," Cindy Adams and Her War at Home ... More >>
Bye-bye bling! The new realists win out this year
Is posing with Terry Richardson the new Make A Guest Appearance on Sesame Street Yo Gabba Gabba?
Leslie "The Opportunity" Feist This isn't the dumbest way we've ever spent an hour in the workplace, but it's certainly up there. The most idiotically laughable meme of the past few days goes to Jerzify Yourself, the inevitable Jersey Shore personal-transformation site in the glute vein of such pop ... More >>
Last week, the Craig Ferguson Show featured a fake trailer for "Jersey Shore: The Movie," starring Mila Kunis as Snooki, and Ferguson as Mario.
That the Lower East Side is a place totally inimical to struggling artists of any kind is probably the least of the ironies of The Scene...L.E.S., the new in-the-works reality TV show from Jimmy Lloyd Productions. As per the above Craigslist ad:
Same place awhile back. Possibly same outfit. Real Estate/The Babies Brooklyn Bowl Tuesday, January 5 It's not until I explain to someone that tonight I'm going to see a band called Real Estate that I truly reflect on how ludicrous it is that a band called Real Estate exists. That is the anti-b ... More >>
Yes, it was as inevitable as the fact that the pomade on my teenage hairdo would eventually grow into a separate person. So here comes Greg Scarnici's spoof of Jersey Shore, complete with wacky characters like Mike "The Situation," "Snickers," and "Snickers' Motha."
We will, in the closing days of this wretched decade, list the Top Ten reasons why it sucked. Previous reasons here, here, and here. If you had told us, at the beginning of this awful decade, that intelligent people would one day be writing essays -- serial essays, yet -- on reality ... More >>
A pajama-clad Manhattan woman who jumped from the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday is recovering from hypothermia in Bellevue today after Police Department divers jumped from a helicopter and pulled her out of the East River. The Times has an interview with the divers -- The Arbeit Macht Frei (Work wil ... More >>
Italian-American heritage groups and residents of the Jersey shore are threatening boycotts over a new reality series, Jersey Shore, which MTV is promoting as a look at nine of the "hottest, tannest, craziest Guidos" displaying big hair, good abs, and various forms of lack of continence in a ... More >>
Avenue D and 10th Street ca. 1937. h/t The Bowery Boys. Four men dressed as the Super Mario Brothers beat up and robbed a cabbie in Staten Island on Halloween. The Staten Island Advance has the story and some bizarre footage. A mysterious powder was found on the floor of a New Jersey Tra ... More >>
The Voice turns its sunglass-clad eyes on local waters and watering holes
Stuff You Need to Know to Avoid Cultural Ostracism
In which the author goes back to her guidette roots on the Jersey boardwalk
Recreating a vacation, while never leaving the city
We pick this year's best and worst swimsuit options