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From cash-hungry strippers to protesters dressed as vaginas, your gonzo guide to the Republican National Convention
Over the weekend, Romera, the "neurogastronomy" restaurant located in the basement of the Dream Hotel, shuttered after only six months in business. For those who had eaten at the restaurant recently, the news didn't come as any big surprise. Although the chef, Dr. Miguel Sanchez Romera, had modifie ... More >>
Each Thursday at 2 pm, Scientology staffers rush to turn in their weekly statistics. We like to do our part by rounding up the week's stories around the world and tallying up how the church fared. This week, we have items from India to Australia, but first, friendly correspondent Angry Gay Pope s ... More >>
BLRHerman Cain, only slightly less coherent when given the Bad Lip Reading treatment.For several months, it's been hard to take a stroll around the internet without tripping on the Bad Lip Reading video series, which overdubs new speech onto familiar popular videos. The results bear a super ... More >>
Not long ago, the museum cafeteria was where you lunched on sad ham-and-cheese sandwiches while resting your weary feet after gallivanting through crowded exhibits. No more. New York City boasts not only some of the best museums in the world, but also some of the top museum eateries, offering up e ... More >>
Updated below American officials have had it up to here with the "double game" Pakistan is playing, benefiting from billions of dollars in U.S. aid while also likely harboring the terrorists we're hunting. President Barack Obama said Sunday on 60 Minutes, "We think that there had to be some ... More >>
Was David Williams IV a terrorist? Or was he just out to make an easy score by scamming the government's informant?
Hey sheeples: Barack Obama thinks he's better than you. Obama gets a lot of this from conservatives, and has since before he was elected. He's been called "arrogant" by thousands of them, including Karl Rove and Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton. But this week he got a heavier dose of it than usual, ... More >>
Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, Fork in the Road's handy list of some of our favorite dishes -- old standbys and new finds alike -- compiled daily. Today's pick: Roasted vegetable frankie ($8) at the Tabla Frankie Cart (11 Madison Avenue, 212-889-0667).
Jehangir Mehta After working at Aix, Compass, and Jean-Georges, chef Jehangir Mehta opened Graffiti in 2007. He's one of the few chefs to have worked professionally in both pastry and savory kitchens, and his cooking style features both sweet and savory flavors. It also combines Indian, South ... More >>
Pam Geller (left) makes Ann Coulter (right) seem left.Now the purveyor of the anti-Islam bus ads, Pamela Geller has long had a bone to pick with Barack Obama. As our homegrown bikini-wearing bombthrower has put it in her must-read Atlas Shrugs blog: [W]hy not tell the truth about Obama and his rep ... More >>
There are a slew of new details today on klutzy failed car-bomber Faisal Shahzad's many missteps. Each one is deserving of a separate prayer of thanks that our latest attacker may have held an MBA, but apparently fell well short of the threshold for a Boy Scout preparedness badge. First the ... More >>
The people behind the Snuggie know they are bugging the crap out of you, and it's working out pretty well for them. The cultural impact of the sleeved blanket, largely due to those unbelievably campy commercials by Allstar Marketing Group, might've exceeded that of any other "As seen on TV" produc ... More >>
Welcome to the Village Voice's not-really-annual Oscar liveblog! Feel the electricity. Not sure if you've heard, but: This year's Academy Awards will be UNLIKE ANY YOU'VE EVER SEEN BEFORE! First of all: They've hired an architect to design the set. Money well spent. Next: Taking a page from The M ... More >>
Harkavy Plans are moving apace to purposely set up a "toxic bank" full of poisonous assets to further bail out those banks that had greedily and recklessly accumulated them. Call it Shitibank. And give it the naming rights to the new baseball stadium for the New York Mets, taking the moniker awa ... More >>
"When my relatives came from India," says Suketu Mehta, author of Maxium City, "they would want to see two things: The Statue of Liberty, and Sam and Raj's appliance shop." We're standing in front of Sam and Raj's, which is still on 74th Street in Jackson Heights, Queens, where Mehta's relatives wo ... More >>
The Wall Street Journal, reporting from Davos, asks (gulp), "Is Capitalism, as We Know It, Dead?" Pumped up from his experience as chief investigator of steroids abuse in baseball, George Mitchell is now in for some really heavy lifting: the testosterone-laden, rage-filled Arab-Jew death dance i ... More >>
A Q&A before he brings Bush to Broadway.
We'll give it a shot, anyway. The Mayor is going to give this annual speech today at Brooklyn College. Let's begin: 1:21 p.m. Brooklyn borough president/buffoon Marty Markowitz tells a few jokes. He has "declared Brooklyn a Republic," but collegially tells Queens beep Helen Marshall that "whatever ... More >>
What comes after the nuptials in Susanne Bier's Danish melodrama? A hell of a lot more than the reception
Elkavya unites the best of Bollywood past and present
Contrary to Corinthians, a thing of beauty is a joy forever. Especially absolute rhythm.
Axl Rose's refusal to release a new record is a powerful work of art all its own.
The Rise of Fareed Zakaria: Muslim, Heartthrob, Super-Pundit
High Fashion and Exploitation
Spiritual Life Returns to New York Harbor
Scared and Alone, Nearly 5000 Children Wind Up in INS Detention Each Year
Can Moderate Muslims Be Heard Over the Radical Roar?
Three Days in the Most Surreal Game on Earth
Lesbian and Gay Immigrants are Changing New York