Marek Chatrny and his partners haven't yet opened their first beer hall and restaurant, but already they're plotting an international chain. "We'd like to open a global chain of branded beer halls," Chatrny, a Czech native whose professional roots are on Wall Street and in a Central European real es ... More >>
National Poetry Month wraps up this week and it would be a travesty to not attend our "Free Verse" poetry night event tonight at KGB's Red Room in the East Village. Also this week, Rome-based artist Gonzalo Orquin re-creates a show that was intended to be exhibited at a private gallery in Rome but w ... More >>
Today is an airflow study day in the New York subway system. That means that, mixed in with the 4.3 million riders who board the subway on any given day, there will be about 150 researchers conducting an experiment that the NYPD hopes will equip officers with the information they need to respond if ... More >>
Books by Andri Snær Magnason, Wendy Guerra, Rosa Montera, and Paul Elie
Investigators with the Drug Enforcement Agency helped a Mexican narcotics kingpin transfer million of dollars in illegal cash profits, the New York Times reports today. The DEA program recalls a similar, much smaller scale operation first reported in the Voice last month in our article about govern ... More >>
Via NYC Nomad on FacebookThe NYC Nomad, who was totally at our Web Awards last week, is starting to achieve a certain Internet fame, as evidenced by a recent piece on him in the New York Times. Ed Casabian, the nomad's real name, is a financial analyst for Outside.in during the day who goes h ... More >>
One of Fernandez's new creations for Graffit restaurantSpanish chef Jesús Nuñez likes to mix traditional flavors with avant-garde techniques, turning typical tapas into edible Impressionist paintings. Graffit, his first stateside restaurant since leaving Madrid, is due to open on West 69th ... More >>
David ShankboneGet a load of this email thread between Gary Hall (aka drag star Shequida) and Delta Airlines over terrible service that caused Hall to miss his flight and forfeit big sums of money. In return, they offered him 100 smackers. And he smacked them right back down!
Photo by Brandon K. ThorpRekers manhandles the luggage at Miami International while his escort waits patiently.There are certain truths you can count on in life. What goes up must come down. Drinking copiously and often will age you before your time, but who wants to live that long anyway? An ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 13, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 13 Film Critics Choose Their Favorites for 1965 By Jonas Mekas Once more we are playing the Best Movies of the Year game. The usual answer this year is that even the best ones are hardly worth listing a ... More >>
This week Bones, intrepid art-world raconteur, is humbled at the MoMA retrospective of the live-fast, die-young German artist Martin Kippenberger. Call him both tank and gnome... "Self Portrait" There are people you encounter, perhaps twice in your lifetime, with more magnetism and extreme enthusi ... More >>
Gyno-centric director returns with a lighthearted ghost story
How the boldfaced and the beautiful spent their summer vacations
Today's news that terrorists planned to use a bomb to flood the Holland Tunnel calls to mind something former White House Press Secretary said once. "When we succeed in Iraq, it will be a major blow to the terrorists and their ambitions of spreading an ideology of hate," Scott McClellan told reporte ... More >>
Photographing photographs: The history of 20th-century Europe woven into images
Forging ahead stoically through 60 years of bombs
A British filmmaker deconstructs the politics of fear exploited by radical Islamists and American neocons alike.
How the CBS memos helped re-elect george W. Bush; cataclysm foretold in the Atlantic
Gypsies and Jews, Afro-Cubans and avant-gardists, led by two smashing piano players
Spanish prisoners: Castile magnolia, unhappy couples, and the region most likely to secede
Coming attraction: Great dance, five different troupes nightly for six nights at a tiny price
Prime-time pride, manly girls vs. girly girls and fear of a black dream team
New York's DJs flee overseas to Berlin and Barcelona
Waking up is hard to do, though eventually they do and embrace life
Can a sacred music festival lure us away from violence and toward reason?
Common Knee Injury Forces Postponement of International Solo Tour
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Marías?
The Magazine Writers Most Soul-Searching Dilemma
At the Paris Air Show With the New Merchants of Death
Get a Move On
Sunny Slogans Mask Huge Losses
My spies say that Playgirl is planning to run nude beach shots of Ricky Martin, presumably revealing la pinga loca.
Searching for Standouts at the IFFM