As we know from our past interviews with him, John Catsimatidis is a man of many words. The Greek-born billionaire and Republican hopeful, who's sworn that he'll be a mayor "for Harlem and for Wall Street," is quite the verbose one when it comes to his thoughts/feelings/emotions. So this is a type ... More >>
Fitness guru Richard Simmons and I once sang "He Touched Me" together in his trailer before he got nervous, and that was pretty much the end of the interview. But I have to say I liked him a lot! And now, he's revealed to MensHealth.com what people affectionately call him:
Philip Seymour Hoffman comes to Broadway
www.insightbb.comWell, maybe not of all time -- how far back does the world's literature really go? And we blush to note that most of these quotes come from Western sources, at that. But read on anyway, because some of them are pretty damn funny, or at least pithy and philosophical.
Welcome to the 2011 Edition of 100 Dishes to Eat Now, Fork in the Road's handy list of some of the dishes we've lately stumbled on that we're fond of -- old standbys and new finds alike. Over the ensuing weeks, we'll be counting these down leading up to our Best of 2011 Issue -- and see how ... More >>
In the current Broadway revival of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart, Ellen Barkin is doing so well she's gotten a Tony nomination and a theaterful full of used Kleenexes every night. Click here for my new column, in which Ellen tells me about this staggering production, as well as her experie ... More >>
We do everything on the subway now! Play with rats, discard what should really go in a Kleenex on walls, yell at each other, yell at each other and record it to be posted on YouTube and make us look like even bigger assholes! Here is your daily dose of "God, people are terrible." ... More >>
via Funeral Streaming NetworkWhy would you have a funeral in real life when you could have it online, allowing people to pay their respects without ever having to put on a black outfit or even leave their homes? The New York Times explores our modern state of affairs, let's call it Memorial S ... More >>
Chelsea Clinton, eat your heart out. For the Royal Wedding of the century -- the just plain wedding of the century -- the media won't be camping out in any upstate New York hamlet and bullying shopkeepers into answering questions. No, the wedding of the century will be in on the joke. Like, w ... More >>
Home Alone 2. North by Northwest. Crocodile Dundee. Arthur. Eloise and her motherfucking Pet Turtle!* New York City's landmark The Plaza Hotel has been home to many famous scenes over its 103-year history. Yet Charlie Sheen has managed to sully it, as it is now also home to the famous scene that ... More >>
In the current era, the persuasive powers of food are so immense, that they can be used to effectively sell other products, even when no food is present. This odd thought struck me as I walked into my local Duane Reade and encountered a lavish display of Kleenex boxes shaped and realisticall ... More >>
At the beginning of the summer, we brought you The Most Epic Marriage Proposal Ever, and this one rivals it with a certain finesse and understatement. Understatement? Yeah, not usually a word associated with Day-Glo murals and public marriage proposals, but we noted a nice level of modesty he ... More >>
When we heard that a Long Island couple was getting hitched in a shark tank, we were skeptical. It seemed like a lot of unnecessary hoopla for something that could be done rather pleasantly without the inclusion of underwater beasts, wetsuits, or a large suspended cage. (Maybe a beach wedding ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 7, 1968, Vol. XIV, No. 4 Last Step Down Or First Step Up? by Steve Lerner The streets of the Bowery are the bowels of America. Sticking out like an infected anus at the end of the island, the Bowery lays a fart in the face of ... More >>
If you're planning on a frolic in a field of flowers, bring along some Kleenex.If your eyes are all red and swollen and scratchy and you're feeling generally like you got hit by a truck, or maybe a large, blooming plant of some sort, it's not because you drank too many glasses of the good stu ... More >>
The compulsive listmakers at Sperling's Best Places have come up with "America's Manliest Cities." The #1 butchtown is Nashville, and at the bottom of the list of 50 towns is New York. Nashville took the warm, sticky crown with "its high number of NASCAR enthusiasts" and "popularity of hunting and f ... More >>
If this Christmas you have no gathering or party to attend, you could do worse than to watch a hokey Christmas movie and have a good cry (if you are crying already, it's probably not the good kind and you should replace it with this). The best-known Christmas weepers are too well-worn to do much goo ... More >>
The year in picturespictures of me!
Nicole Kidman recently told the press that her role in Australia may be her last. As one anonymous gossip-board poster put it, "Funny, the box office has been saying the very same thing!" And the reality is that not only is Nicole at an age when Hollywood generally treats women like used Kleenex, bu ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 16, 1958, Vol. III, No. 38 The Lively Arts By Gilbert Seldes For over six months now a book called "Anatomy of a Murder" has been on the best-seller list -- during the past eight weeks or so it has led the list. The book has the quali ... More >>
Proof that Bono and his bros don't need a giant lemon to dominate the stage
Welcome to Off-Off-Broadway's newest theatrical discoverythe past
Liberal heathens imitate fundie Christians denouncing liberal heathens. Sweet.
Rock stars, dating experts, and cartoon characters talk about Valentine's Day
The Willowz make songs that sound like a place, their styles signs along the road
British writer seeks geeky contact via the World Wide Web
Flyer mag shuts up shop; Filter 14 says see ya; Meow Mix Chix get a new home
On the couch with photographer Shellburne Thurber: 'I realized this is really strange'
U.K. and NYC post-punk and no wave revisited, selectively
Yes, French Musicor Should We Make That Freedom Music?
Spring Fever Dreams
Sad Emo-Punk Boys Pull on Strings, Unravel Sweaters, Shiver Til Spring