In June of this year, the Voice unfolded the curious tale of Ken Tarr, a 32-year-old serially unemployed Los Angeles man who found his true calling as a reality TV scam artist. Tarr managed to talk himself onto eight different reality shows, playing a variety of outsized characters: an inebriated "G ... More >>
Raymond Felton's coming back to the Garden -- and there's a good chance Jeremy Lin is not. Sifting through the blizzard of Lin-literature that surrounds the Knicks' upcoming decision, the most lucid analysis I've found is Ian O'Connor on ESPN.com: "On the verge of firing Jeremy Lin just like the Da ... More >>
The New York Knicks were in an interesting predicament late last week as the NBA regular season was heading toward the finish line: They had the chance to choose their playoff opponent. Heading into the final two games of the regular season with identical records with the Philadelphia 76ers, the K ... More >>
Think of the orange car as a clue. The resurrected NBA season kicks off (thankfully, finally) on Sunday. To celebrate, we've paired each team with a notable album from the past year; the list, with tweet-sized justifications, is below. (NB, although the NBA-savvy of you might have already fig ... More >>
Ron Artest--scion of the Queensbridge Houses and one of the greatest ballplayers ever to come out of the city -- has been suspended for clothes lining Dallas Maverick guard J.J. Barea, just a week after he was named NBA Citizen of the Year. On April 26, Artest, a forward for the Los Angeles ... More >>
What do Zach Randolph, Trevor Ariza, Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Al Harrington, Antonio McDyess, Marcus Camby, Nate Robinson, Eddie House, and Jamal Crawford have in common? Well, they all were let go by the Knicks at one point or another in recent years, and, unlike t ... More >>
Michael Becker/FOXWho are these people? For weeks, our weekly indignity parade "Are You Smarter Than A Rock Critic?" has been putting our writers at an unfair disadvantage, asking for the intimate details of long dead and gone artists like The Clash, The Doors and Metallica [yeah, no sic]. I ... More >>
When's a good time to clean your building of asbestos? More like when isn't it a good time to clean out your building of asbestos? Unless the basketball season just started and you're the New York Knicks, in which case, what could possibly go wrong?
And now, for something not-at-all different! I'm gonna start picking off some of my favorite media stories of the day, and throwing them in a new column with an old name: Press Clips. Maybe you've heard of it? I'm not nearly as attractive as the last guy, but I smile pretty. Anyway, we'll do this ... More >>
In a lonely corner of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, in the shadow of Philip Johnson's decaying New York State Pavilion, construction workers are filling the Astral Fountain with huge chunks of styrofoam, which will then be covered with concrete. Is styrofoam really a good idea as a building ... More >>
Are we entering an era of ubuntu? Barry Obama's apparent victory over Hillary Clinton helps loosen a painful 16-year headlock on Americans. Practically all that's standing in his way is John McCain. At least McCain is wiser than George W. Bush. But then, who isn't? McCain, however, is a supporter ... More >>
And why not? It's their job, as the official patsies for the Harlem Globetrotters
("A little bit of H-O-R-S-E") In 2001, Joumana Kidd called 911 to report that her husband, Jason, had hit her in the face (a recording is, of course, available online). Given Kidd’s much-publicized accusations, this week, that his wife abused him – "HONEY, I BEAT UP THE KIDD"; stay classy, Ne ... More >>
In 2001, the cozy B.B. King Club on West 42nd Street was adequate for rookie candidate Michael Bloomberg's election night crowd. Last night, Bloomberg's spare-no-expense campaign booked the city's biggest meeting venue east of the Javits Center-- the vast Metropolitan Ballroom at the Sheraton New Yo ... More >>
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Here's a Hint: It's Not Really Close
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Dont Believe the Hype
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High-Profile Athletes Toss Their Jocks, and Sports Bras, Into the Political Ring
Rock And Rap Shows Bed-Spring Into Action
Houston Takes the Title in a Year of Transition
A Bronx Baller Leads the Way to a Harlem Title
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With Stephon Marbury, The Nets are on the verge of greatness . . . again
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