Who says award-season winners have to be epic?
NYC artist opens two shows in one night
As NYFW hedged off its last full day, only the discreetly buffed security and a few visibly twitchy out-of-towners suggested that it was the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Yes, as if to issue forth a collective "suck it, terrorists," the tents were more energetic than we've seen them all week, wit ... More >>
Can marketing counterfeit versions of Sponge Bob Square Pants (actual cartoon at right) and Dora the Explorer filled with lead, other dangerous chemicals and choking hazards to children make you rich? Yes, boys and girls, it sure can. The feds reported today they seized a Porsche and a Lexus, alon ... More >>
I used to take my brother's old Popeye lunch box and thermos to school when I was a kid, and every now and then, usually around this time of year, I try to find it online (unsuccessfully). I was distracted by the National Museum of American History's collection of about 75 pieces. From the lidded, ... More >>
Get ready for the ruins
When you have to open an arena that seats a crowd of 18,000 skeptical New Yorkers, there's really only one person you can call to give you advice -- dear old Mickey Mouse. The House of Mouse entertains visitors with extreme robotic precision and that's what the Brooklyn Nets are looking to em ... More >>
Starring know-nothing ex-rep Tom Tancredo
Heather Holland via The Lush SideIt's a good thing the wall of daisies was artificial, since the near-freezing wind that swept through Herald Square would have made short work of any exposed bloom at Macy's annual Flower Show on Sunday. Still, midtown tourists and shoppers took little notice ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 18, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 25 Bitches Ogle Hardhats By Robin Reisig "Hey, baby, you wanna come home with me?" "Oh, sweetheart! Kiss! Smooch! What a body!" The pretty girls and the construction workers were crammed onto the corner, a ... More >>
Forget Manhattan. "The Outer Boroughs on Film" celebrates the Bronx, Brooklyn, SI, and Queens
The mayor made a stop at New York's hottest (read: most..current tech conference right now, TechCrunch Disrupt) a few minutes ago. Here's what we learned:
Goodbye to all that, I guess. Photo of These Are Powers by Rebecca Smeyne.In the week our F2K crew got within three wretched singles of revealing all 50 worst songs of the decade, we learned what giant, raging purple erections in cargo shorts would say if they could speak. (Probably something ... More >>
Also featured: A military helmet modified with Mickey Mouse ears, what may or may not be a huge beaver tail, automatic weapons fire, a blatant visual comment about poorly endowed men, and simulated toplessness--flesh colored top, plus nipple duct tape, which..? For context, Jeezy is in full comman ... More >>
It turns out there's a constituency for selling Staten Island after all. If you spot him the votes for C Montgomery Burns, Charles Montgomery Bunrs and CM Burns, fictional billionaire Charles Montgomery Burns ran away with the write-in vote in last month's mayoral election with 27 votes (pdf) ... More >>
Megahouse, a Japanese toy company, has released a fun family cooking tool, per TokyoMango: Mickey Mouse cookie cutters. Apparently, wolfing down the beloved Disney character is something people are willing to pay $400 for.
--TV on the Radio's Kyp Malone has released a song from his solo project, Rain Machine. The track "Give Blood," has Malone going as nuts as he would on any TVOTR track. The self-titled, 11-track disc comes out September 22nd on Anti. Check out the Malone-designed pornographic cover art here.--Follow ... More >>
Screening the latest as the film and art worlds compete for his star
Does It Offend You, Yeah? Emo's Friday, March 14 The only thing offensive about Does It Offend You, Yeah? Their name. Of course. A flagrant abuse of proper noun responsibilities, really, and the rest of us are forced to live with the inevitable consequences. Exhibit A: during their set last night a ... More >>
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Lord, he is consumed. Forgive him those great sweaters and pants he hath bought
Recommendations by R.C. Baker
Get your goddamn cartoon characters straight, will ya? Dear New York Times, The Apple Store in SoHo does not belong in the same piece as the Silent Barn. South 1st Street in Williamsburg is not an alley. And Dan Deacon wasn't wearing a Mickey Mouse shirt, it was Fred Flintstone! Thank you, Sound ... More >>
Bars with inexpensive drinks and a backyard
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Field of Cream
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Confessions of a Former Gamer
Aliens Invade New York