• Blogs

    August 8, 2014

    Why New York Is More Punk Than L.A.

    Anyone with a half way decent record collection and half working brain knows New York City is the birthplace of punk. And I'm not trying to start beef here; I'm just trying to lay down some truth. This week our sister paper the L.A. Weekly ran a wrongheaded article, "Why L.A. Is More Punk Than New ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2013

    The Good Book: 5 Great Readings This Week

    Jonathan Lethem and Jessica Hagedorn 
Greenlight Bookstore 
Wednesday, 7:30pm, Free A quick word on Jonathan Lethem--he's awesome. That's it. Because this guy is one of our favorite native sons. The author of Motherless Brooklyn (Vintage) and The Fortress of Solitude (Vintage) has the ability to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    Twitter Has Ruined the Art of the Musician Feud

    Remember when musician fights used to be interesting--or at least memorable for more than two minutes? It's hard to imagine as we expend Twitter scrolling energy on Azealia Banks v. Angel Haze, Gaga vs. the Osbournes, Deadmau5 vs. Madonna, and the rest of the noise. Yet unbelievably, there was a tim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    The Top 20 12-Inches Of 2011

    The debate between digital digging and its analog analogue is the same useless arguing as the one pitting digital playback against the analog kind. In 2011, if it sounded good, it was worth listening to. The resulting stew was a mix of past and present where classic house met nu-disco and created a ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 7, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    John Lindsay Lame Ducks Himself

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 15, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 11 John Lindsay: Goodbye to all that by Clark Whelton It had been raining through the early spring afternoon, but 30 minutes before John Lindsay was due to land in Milwaukee the weather turned around and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Study Finds Foods Labeled 'Organic' Seem Tastier; Parents Parade Their Foodie Tots

    ​A recent study suggests that consumers thinks foods labeled 'organic' are tastier, higher in fiber, and lower in fat and calories. [LA Times] Wendy's is hoping its natural sea salt fries will take a bite out of McDonald's market share. It reported that in a blind taste test, 56 percent respo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    Canadian sex-ed comics are, like everything Candian, hilariously reasonable

    ​ Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. Big Break Comics Author: Paul McNally (words) and Chris Hlady (pencils/color/desig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    For Your Sunday-Night Entertainment Consideration: "The Continental Rock 'n' Roll Reunion Concert"

    ​CBGB gets most of the press (and T-shirt sales), but don't forget the other cheerfully seedy downtown rock club made famous in our neighborhood: The Continental, still lurking at Third Ave. and St. Mark's Place, nowadays best known as the "5 Shots of Anything for $10" dive bar but boasting a ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 4, 2009


    Gotham Girls Roller Derby burn up the track

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    Wayne Kramer, Handsome Dick to Play Sing-Sing

    If you like Johnny Cash at San Quentin, you'll love Wayne Kramer at Sing Sing. The legendary MC5 guitarist, who did two years at Lexington for pushing coke, is working with addict outreach group Road Recovery, and after doing a benefit concert for them at the Nokia Theatre on May 1, he'll go the nex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2009

    Everyone Is Just Jealous: Studies in Crap Brings it On With 1983's CHEERLEADING!

    Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. CHEERLEADING! Author: Pauline Finberg & Peter Filichia Publisher: Scholastic Date: 1983 Discovered a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    New Yorkers Prepare for the Age of Obama

    photo by missheather Everything is, or can be, a New York story, and New York news outlets carry the local angle on the Inauguration. "People -- many from New York -- arrived in [Washington] to witness history," reports NY1. "I made hotel reservations in March," Djamillah Samad of the Bronx tells t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2008

    Kill Worthless Punk Nostalgia: 'Punk Shrine' CBGB

    The grieving over CBGB--a rock club that probably went fifteen years without a worthwhile booking, before turning on the nostalgia waterworks in 2006 and wrapping things up with Sonic Youth et al--hits a new, inexplicable low today as Hilly Kristal's ex-wife takes to the Times to malign the daughter ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    June 17, 2008

    Parties With a Girl Flavor: Dyke Nightlife

    Can't dykes all just get along?

  • Film

    June 10, 2008

    Werner Herzog and Guy Maddin Go Into Deep Freeze

    Lessons from the darkness: Herzog treks to Antarctica, and Maddin to the tundra of his youth

  • Voice Choices

    May 13, 2008
  • Voice Choices

    May 13, 2008


    Joey Ramone lives

  • Film

    April 22, 2008

    Tribeca '08

    See these movies

  • NYC Life

    October 17, 2006

    One Last Howl at the Marquee Moon

    CBGB's death knell is finally real, even if your heartfelt nostalgia isn't

  • NYC Life

    September 5, 2006

    The Continental Drifts

    An East Village staple evolves, but dies a little in the process

  • Music

    August 30, 2005


    Great white Northerner never-weres make a mountain out of a prole hill

  • Music

    May 10, 2005

    Reindeer Games

    Dictators can take away your name, but not your drum set

  • Specials

    March 29, 2005
  • Books

    February 15, 2005
  • NYC Life

    October 19, 2004
  • Film

    August 3, 2004

    Kino Kink

    Maroons, Manitoba, Maddin, and Meta: Guy's grotesquely autobiographical dreamscape

  • Music

    June 15, 2004
  • Music

    December 9, 2003
  • NYC Life

    December 9, 2003
  • Music

    December 9, 2003

    An Alternative Universe

    Why should indie-rock bands go pop when webzines everywhere think they’re so cool?

  • Music

    August 26, 2003

    Golden Shower of Hits

    Queer Eyes for the Great White North Sip That Yellow Snow

  • NYC Life

    May 27, 2003
  • NYC Life

    March 25, 2003
  • Film

    February 11, 2003

    Sex Is Comedy

    Rotterdam Bends to Conquer

  • NYC Life

    September 3, 2002
  • News

    October 9, 2001

    Manifest Destiny

    The Return of the Dictators

  • News

    February 6, 2001
  • Music

    July 4, 2000

    Three Degrees Celsius and Rising

    Canadian Hip-Hop Thaws Out

  • News

    March 21, 2000

    Blueshirt Bullshit

    The Rangers May Suck, But They Aren’t ‘Doing Nothing’

  • Art

    January 25, 2000
  • News

    August 10, 1999

    B Is For Bistro

    The Bittersweet Transformation of Avenue B

  • News

    May 4, 1999

    Smoke and Jeers

    Million Marijuana March Protests NYC's Record-High Pot Arrests