With Memorial Day behind us, the summer beer festival season can officially begin. Here are four great opportunities to kick off your hot-weather drinking, all taking place in the month of June.
Biathlon is the most badass of Olympic sports, winter or summer: rifle-toting cross-country skiers, weaving through trees, shooting from flat on their stomachs, and "atoning" for the shots they miss with extra laps or added time. It's the only sport that could, conceivably, have been adapted for the ... More >>
Twenty seven year old Erin Hamlin secured a bronze medal -- the first medal for a singles luger in U.S. history -- Tuesday in Sochi. This was the third Olympics for Hamlin, who hails from Ramsen, New York. She grew up training on her home track at Mount Van Hoevenberg outside Lake Placid.
Once upon time, New York was a major beer producer. Prohibition, though, in addition to wiping out fun, destroyed the Empire State's role as a leader among beer regions. Now, our great city appears to be angling for a comeback. Along with breweries in every borough and some great brewpubs, we have b ... More >>
Last week, we interviewed chef Ryan Hardy, who helms the kitchen at Charlie Bird. The wine program at this restaurant, though, is just as serious as the menu, so I sat down with the restaurant's not-so-silent partner Robert Bohr--who worked the floor at Cru for years--and sommelier Grant Reynolds--f ... More >>
Scientologists don't really have a Sunday service. They like to say that they do, because they crave mainstream acceptance. But unless Xenu rested after six days and L. Ron Hubbard just forgot to mention it, there's no reason for Scientologists to treat Sunday any differently than every other day of ... More >>
Governor Andrew Cuomo, his girlfriend Sandra Lee, and his two daughters are on vacation this week in the Adirondacks. On Monday night, Cuomo was seen buying groceries in Lake Placid at the Price Chopper supermarket. A shopper described Cuomo as "really friendly and seemed thrilled to be in the area. ... More >>
Cheers!Planning on getting tickets for Brooklyn Pour, the Village Voice's craft beer tasting event extravaganza? Well, you best be getting a move on it, since VIP tickets are now gone, and general admission ones are selling quickly, with only a limited supply left. Need a push to snap into ... More >>
Don't wait! Get your tickets today!If you haven't already purchased tickets for Brooklyn Pour, the Village Voice's craft beer extravaganza happening on October 15 at Skylight One Hanson, you better get a move on things. VIP tickets are almost sold out, and general admission ones are flying f ... More >>
While we slog through our local races here in sleepy Gotham, the NY-23 Congressional election remains hilarious. Last weekend Republican candidate Dede Scozzafava "suspended" her campaign, in which she had come under merciless assault by supporters of Conservative Party nominee Doug Hoffman and was ... More >>
For a while it didn't look like any Democrat wanted to run in the New York 23rd Congressional District to replace Republican John McHugh, who is leaving to become (eventually, pending Republican interference) Obama's Secretary of the Army. State senator and rising star Darrel Aubertine was th ... More >>
Lusting After a Precious Metal, the NHL Tarnishes Itself
Tina Brown looked stunning in a green, flowing ensemble. (Oh, that was Lady Liberty.)
The Seventh Annual Village Voice Sportswriters Poll