The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for New York City, effective until 5 p.m. Monday. Meteorologists are predicting heavy rain, gusty winds, thunderstorms, and potential tornado action across a stretch of New York state. Counties affected include Albany, Bronx, Broome, Cayuga ... More >>
It's no secret that Governor Andrew Cuomo is pretty pissed off with the lack of preparedness New York utilities companies had for Hurricane Sandy. It's also no secret that New York utilities companies have absolutely sucked at responding to power outages caused by the storm -- and Cuomo wants to kno ... More >>
Esther ZuckermanA series of metal plates covers one of the four interior walls of the Elevator Historical Society's newly opened museum in Long Island City. Placed in the center of the leftmost panel is founder and curator Patrick Carrajat's first acquisition, a small silver cover for an elev ... More >>
Julian Assange, the founder and editor-in-chief of secret-spilling international organization WikiLeaks, is in court today for the first of a two-day hearing in England, which will decide whether Assange is extradited to Sweden in order face questions about potential rape charges. Assange, wa ... More >>
After twice publishing examples of the nutcases and bigots who responded to last week's cover story, "White America Has Lost Its Mind," we thought we'd share some of the other kind, the people who read, understood, and were moved. In fact, the majority of about 1,000 e-mails sent to writer S ... More >>
Via WCP/Darrow Montgomery.Washington D.C.'s got a mayoral election coming up. As such, there's no better time for the Washington City Paper's Alan Suderman to run a terrific profile on the incumbent, Adrian Fenty, entitled "Adrian Fenty is a Jerk." Quite the thesis! How so?
Tomorrow is Harvey Milk's birthday. It's an official holiday in California for the first time (signed into law last year by the Terminator), and will be marked here in the city by a march beginning at the GLBT Center at noon. Runnin' Scared spoke to the real-life Cleve Jones on the phone (portr ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 9, 1967, Vol. XIII, No. 4 Films by Andrew Sarris Richard Lester's "HOW I WON THE WAR" (at the Art and York) resembles Jean-Luc Godard's "Les Carabiniers" to the extent that both directors were trying less for an anti-war movie ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 4, 1967, Vol. XII, No. 29 Mailer's Street Scene: Renewal on Sunday By Stephanie Harrington When Norman Mailer gives a party in the Village, even the elements hang in for the old burgomaster. Last Sunday the air was soft and invitin ... More >>
Musicians who passed away during the last 12 months
Grown from heirloom seeds, sour Mexican cukes are so small, it takes three or four to make a good bite. Mexican sour gherkins are the size of a baby's thumb, and have a crisp, tart flavor that tastes like a cross between a lemon and a watermelon. In fact, watermelons and cucumbers a ... More >>
The photographer who changed the way we look at—and depict—ourselves.
A drag-queen-less field trip to Lucky Cheng's
Travers with Dylan and Donovan.--Mary Travers, the star and siren of folk's Peter, Paul and Mary, died yesterday. Though the Times obit is weirdly fixated on the beards of the two men that usually flanked her, Pete Yarrow and Paul Stookey, Travers was the consensus star of the group--her voic ... More >>
Fame, the musical is watered-down, unlike von Trier's Antichrist.
The new GI Bill promises to help more veterans afford college degrees—if anyone can figure out how it works
A look back at a year when the whole world was watching
THAW and the Lysistrata Project's Anti-War Fare
The Holiday Season is Upon Us. Feel Like Celebrating or Hibernating?
Photographs by Nina Roberts