With the closing of Rivington House fast approaching, patients at the Lower East Side care center for people with AIDS fear that they're going to get lower-quality care anywhere else.
Fred Ho Takes the Gloves Off
No, she wasn't being rude. According to promoter Daniel Nardicio, "Last Wednesday, during Liza and Alan Cumming's show, one of Liza's band members went into cardiac arrest on stage, didn't know it, and continued to play till the end.
A better option than chasing the truck
The Knicks' absolute bipolar, roller-coaster of a season took yet another turn with news today that Jeremy Lin will undergo knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus. The surgery will sideline him for six weeks, and while most media, whether out of optimism or caution, are reporting that Lin's finished ... More >>
According to a new paper released by the Journal of the American Medical Association, contrary to the beliefs of some, smoking pot is actually cool, healthwise, so long as you do it in moderation. Moderation means "one marijuana cigarette a week for 49 years, or one joint a day for 7 years." In eith ... More >>
ZazzleYesterday, we proposed a plan. In an effort to increase communication about a virus most people don't know enough about -- and many women are too ashamed to talk about, even though pretty much every woman we know has dealt with it at some point in her life, maybe more than once, and eve ... More >>
Liz Taylor, who is 78 now, has been hospitalized in L.A. for congestive heart failure, which she had surgery for in 2009. According to her publicist, "She is currently being kept in the hospital for monitoring. Her family and close friends are appreciative of the warm support and interest of ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 29, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 43 Deposits & withdrawals: the finances of sperm By Ellen Frankfort In 1866 an Italian scientist, working by himself, wondering how he could preserve human sperm cells, placed a single tube of semen in t ... More >>
The freaks roam free on sacred grounds
The Oscar winnining singer/actress says she's "a jeans size smaller" thanks to counting food points and also working on her exercise routine. But do you always believe all those commercials for Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig?
The TV legend who can ask you what kind of tree you are and make you cry is here for the even longer haul. She's recovering from heart surgery and will no doubt be back on her feet and interviewing and lisping and cocktail partying just like before, if a tiny bit weatherbeaten by the experie ... More >>
My least favorite moment on earth--even worse than getting the results of a colonoscopy--are when the check comes.
"Rap star Lil Wayne has gotten a temporary reprieve from jail," reports the Associated Press: "for dental surgery." His lawyer apparently told the judge that Wayne needed to finish a string of procedures on/in his mouth prior to heading to Rikers. The rapper's new date with destiny is March ... More >>
Sonia Sotomayor's appointment to the Supreme Court has just been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee en banc. All the Democrats (Herb Kohl, Dianne Feinstein, Russell Feingold, Chuck Schumer, Benjamin Cardin, Dick Durbin, Al Franken, Sheldon Whitehouse, Amy Klobuchar, Ed Kaufman, Arlen Specter ... More >>
Chant 'Attica!' with Al Pacino in Bryant Park
You thought you were a drama queen when you got that notice that you were being audited, were being called for jury duty, or it was time for your monthly colonoscopy? Well, get a load of THIS little shrieker--caught on YouTube--when she finds out she's missed her flight connection. You haven't heard ... More >>
Serena and Venus play the Garden
A musician fights off brain cancer
"Cell Phone/Brain Tumor Connection Remains Inconclusive," announced the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, "But They Pose Neurological Health Risks." With trembling hands we ripped this out of the telex machine and read the AANS' examples: "A 29-year-old male was talking on his cell phon ... More >>
I got stuck outside a fashion designer's soiree the other day waiting with a throng of fashionistas for the elevator, and in the daylight realized something extremely shocking: The people who decide all the trends in beauty and style are absolutely hideous! Looking around at the sea of editors, desi ... More >>
UPDATE: Read the Correction Department's response to this story here. A top official in a city-funded drug treatment program at the Rikers Island jail complex has been charged with…wait for it...selling cocaine and heroin. Until he was unceremoniously removed from his office earlier th ... More >>
The fight over Alito misses the daily defeat of legal abortion
An octogenarian Senegalese director takes on patriarchal authority, one village at a time
High Prostate Cancer Rates in Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights
Media Assembles Fractured Picture of War
Mental Health Services Lacking in NYC Schools