Chappelle's Show vet and Comedy Cellar regular Kurt Metzger says he's done courting the ire of bloggers who feign outrage in the service of page counts: "If you like it, good, and otherwise don't even watch it. I don't need to break it down any more than that." At the final party of Montreal's Just ... More >>
Gennady Golovkin, the champion middleweight boxer from Kazakhstan, has knocked out the last 14 men he's faced. He's won all of his 27 professional fights, and in only three of them did his opponent reach the final bell still on his feet. He's a chiseled, relentless punching machine with power in b ... More >>
Thursday night, veteran rhymesmith and mic controller LL Cool J leads the charge of hip-hop's all time greats, including Ice Cube, Public Enemy and De La Soul, for a night of rap royalty at Roseland Ballroom. While Mr. Cool James has given us over 25 years of undisputed rap classics, he's also been ... More >>
Bad 25: Ne-Yo, Melanie Fiona, Swizz Beatz Gotham Hall Wednesday, August 29 Better than: an easy hair-burning joke. "You just don't do a Michael songyou try and do the best you can." So said Ne-Yo, dabbing at his forehead, having sweated through his "Smooth Criminal" costume. On screens behi ... More >>
Close to 75% of the New York State prison population comes from seven New York City neighborhoodsHarlem, South Bronx, Lower East Side, Bed Stuy, Bushwick, South Jamaica and Brownsville/East New York. Brownsville Ka never went to prison, but he is from perhaps the most violent on that list, th ... More >>
Since the days of Wild Style and Krush Groove, rappers have put their music on hold and delved into the film world. A bunch of these efforts were pretty badremember Ice-T in Leprechaun in the Hoodwhile others were so bad they were good. Cam crying in Killa Season or KRS fleeing the sce ... More >>
And do they hate Manny Pacquiao?
via the Daily NewsJames Leahy (L), Ronnie Brown (R)Apparently, a nibble wasn't enough for James Leahy (drag name Jane Lane), who channeled his inner cannibal at Highbar on 48th St. Sunday night. Today, the Daily News broke the story that he is out on bail awaiting trial, and that the mangled ... More >>
Spurred by this morning's rad New York Times piece on one of New York City's last great video arcades in Chinatown -- and in the Styles Section, no less! -- we present a nifty little roundup of the best places to play Video Games in New York City.
Celebrity interviews exist on a strange spectrum of self-awareness. From enigmatic to overshare-y, it's all for publicity, leaving it as the readers' job -- should they care at all about something as trivial as celebrity journalism -- to deduce where the subject's quest to create a character ... More >>
And a slice of wry from Douglas Carter Beane about Mr. and Mrs. Fitch.
Proof that a franchise can live long and prosper
No one put it quite this way, but you get the feeling that the old guard boxing culture understands that with Oscar De La Hoya's retirement -- and this time it would appear to be for real -- that an era has come to an end. Boxing will continue to be a major sport in the U.S., but increasingly ... More >>
An unsettling conversation, to oft-disturbing and potentially lasting effect
Author, boxing official, champion prize fighter, and friend to the Voice José Torres died of a heart attack on Monday, January 19, in Ponce, Puerto Rico. RIchard Goldstein has a lengthy obit at the Times. Torres's Sting like A Bee: The Muhammad Ali Story, published in 1971 with a preface by Norman ... More >>
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Finding Documents the Man Wants to Hide
The Reopening of a Brooklyn Roller-Skating Mecca
Big-Time Sports Domestic Violence Problem
The Eighth Annual Village Voice Sportswriters' Poll
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The medical examiner ruled Reginald Bannerman's death a suicide, but his family insists that a rogue black cop pushed him in front of a subway train