It's 6:30 pm on a Tuesday and it's hectic on West 14th Street outside Babycastles Gallery, where the three members of the up and coming hip-hop group Ratking are trying to figure out how to get all of their friends into their album release show. Upstairs, the two floors of the gallery are already fi ... More >>
By Hannah Palmer Egan On a recent Tuesday, Sunday Wright sits at a table at the back of Goodbye Blue Monday. The room is dark: lit with colored bulbs, brick-a-brack and the afternoon glow of 10 or so day-drinkers, conversation keeps to a quiet lull as warm notes of jazz noodle through the air. Late ... More >>
Last week's State of the Union address should have been easy innings for rightbloggers: Just talk about how Obama stinks and get back to Benghazi. But the President threw a curve: He alluded, albeit vaguely, to that "income equality" thing the kids are all talking about. It was an obvious trap, but ... More >>
The trio have been hailed as the saviors of New York rap, but they've set their sights higher
Books by Andri Snær Magnason, Wendy Guerra, Rosa Montera, and Paul Elie
The Vikings punter is prying open America's last closet: major league sports
Ray Bradbury, the Pulitzer Prize-cited sci-fi scribe who penned Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles, died Tuesday night at 91. And he wouldn't have wanted you to blog, Tweet, or Facebook about his death -- just like we're doing right now. Much like his contemporary Kurt Vonnegut, Bradbury wa ... More >>
The circumferential crust of the pie is heavily embedded with sesame seeds, and seeds are scattered across the width of the pie, too, though in less profusion. Rocket Joe sat in the window of his Delancey Street pizzeria reading the Post. If you saw him through the window, you might mistak ... More >>
Lorenzo CiniglioElaine Kaufman, the owner of the eponymous Upper East Side restaurant that for decades has served as a second home to legions of writers, died earlier this afternoon. The Post reports that Kaufman, who was 81, died from complications of emphysema. A lifelong New Yorker, Kauf ... More >>
Victoria BekiempisSlaughterhouse five not required in preparation of this meal. So Kurt Vonnegut and James Hilton were doing shots one night, and they got into a heated discussion about Kilgore Trout and gastronomy. Their concern: Trout's dining options in the mythic, Himalayan city of Shangr ... More >>
Best Coast TumblrBobb, Bethany, and Snacks It's become increasingly impossible to mention Best Coast, the three-person vehicle for noise-pop Cali-queen Bethany Cosentino, without referencing her pet Snacks. That darn cat is on the cover of her debut full-length Crazy For You, nonchalantly poised am ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 30, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 18 Vonnegut & Earth Day by Anna Mayo It was the night before Earth Day. Kurt Vonnegut, set off by the ambience of the Algonquin Hotel, looked more like Mark Twain than Hal Holbrook. He was talking about th ... More >>
The novelist dedicates his new book to Kurt Vonnegut
Have you played with I Write Like yet? It's the site where we learned that Madonna's daughter and Kurt Vonnegut are basically the same writer. It's also been telling some users they write like Dan "Da Vinci Code" Brown, and people are getting pissed.
We were just checking Madonna and her daughter's blog today, like we do every day, and got to thinking: Who does Lourdes write like? David Foster Wallace? F. Scott Fitzgerald? The answer is actually Kurt Vonnegut. Well, that's what I Write Like, the site where you can copy and paste your dr ... More >>
Of the many magical moments you'll have on New York City's subways, one of them is the respite from the rest of your life in the city that comes during those rare moments you get to use your time underground to finally get some reading done. Well, kiss that goodbye. Because you're being watch ... More >>
The wildly inventive and passionately polemical science-fiction writer Philip José Farmer quietly expired at home, Ash Wednesday morning, at the ripe age of 91. I and many others first became aware of Farmer's work in the 1970s, shortly after the first volume of his legendary Riverworld series, T ... More >>
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Shit on You George Schneeman (with Ron Padgett) mid-1970s, ink on illustration board, 3.75 x 6" Dave Eggers, the acclaimed author and founder of that nice little literary magazine McSweeney's, takes on the role of art curator with this new exhibit titled Lots of Things Like This, opening tonight ... More >>
Armageddon in Retrospect collects the late fabulist's work on war
Battling art's blind spot
But you'll live.
Novelist offers up a shrewdly funny take on money, death, and vanishing species
Lord, he is consumed. Forgive him those great sweaters and pants he hath bought
Massive new Beatles bio probes Fab Four heart of darkness
Gifts for addicts and fanatics
Class clowning: Inside the shadowy world of 'retro-cheating'
An elusive, out-of-print book prompts a 30-year search and a question: Was it worth it?
In Flynn's hard-knock memoir, Dad is a novelist manqué and a homeless-shelter denizen
Olivia Joules lacks its titular energy, but bitter Mr. Dynamite is appropriately explosive
Michael Chabon's Dime-Store Serenade
Will 'Shock and Awe' Create Another Dresden?
Imagine It: Tim Duncan as a Net, and LeBron James as a Knick
Berlin's Falling Stock
A Talk with America's Greatest Living Saab Dealer