Uncapturing the Friedmans
The Feds and local authorities this week rounded up 98 people involved in the trafficking of prescription drugs like oxycodone, including two doctors and a nurse. Law enforcement officers executed dozens of search warrants, and sued a Brooklyn pharmacist to bar him from dispensing the highly addicti ... More >>
A sumptuous singer and a really fun person, Roslyn Kind is coming to Brooklyn College for a concert on Saturday April 28 at 8 PM, accompanied by piano. On imdb, it says she's Barbra Streisand's half sister, James Brolin's sister-in-law, Josh Brolin's stepaunt, and Elliot Gould's ex-sister in-law, ... More >>
Here's the drill: Explain why Cyndi Lauper has inspired/entertained/educated you in 150 words or less, and send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org by tomorrow night (Tuesday) at 11:59 p.m. In other words, tell me why you feel "she's so unusual" and amazing.
We were warned this would happen, but it's still a sad day for nostalgists and fans of F. Scott. The Wall Street Journal, which has a pretty dramatic picture of the razing, reports that the Sands Point, New York, mansion believed by some to have inspired The Great Gatsby has been demolished. ... More >>
I'm always posting items about hilarious and insightful drag queen names, but how about the kings? I'm glad you asked! Here are some really special ones I just happen to have thought of: No, really.
A Delta Airlines pilot about to fly from Amsterdam to Newark today was removed from the plane after getting a .023 percent on his blood alcohol level test, which is just over the legal limit in the Netherlands. In the U.S., where the pilot is from (Woodbury, New Jersey, to be exact), drunk dr ... More >>
Racial profiling, gender discrimination, undeserved hatred -- these are all bad when they're true, but they're also bad when fabricated or blown out of proportion, as in the case of mortician Dawn Mazzone-Trani.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 9, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 13 Let's Get Up Off the Floor by Pete Hamill The pox that was 1968 is behind us, the bodies have finally gone cold, and the New year looms, virginal and gray. If 1969 is anything like its predecessor, we ... More >>
On this hellishly hot of suddenly hot days, some lucky folks got to take off for Long Beach where, not so luckily, one swimmer may have drowned and a sunbather was run over by a police officer rushing to the scene of another rescue. Sadly, the swimmer is still missing and presumed dead, and t ... More >>
For those of you work-from-homers who every so often wax nostalgic of your old commute (or for those of you who, like us, just enjoy time elapsed things), here's a rather cool MTA video of the Long Island Railroad journey from Penn Station to Long Beach -- which normally takes 54 minutes -- in a min ... More >>
In what has become a happy ritual for local Mountain Goats fans, the urban bootlegger and all-around live-show ninja nyctaper has posted a high quality version of the band's Webster Hall show on Tuesday, the first of the trio-cum-quartet's two shows in town. (Last night was the Bell House; ex ... More >>
Radio Golf lands a little short; at Deuce, it's fault, McNally
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During World War II, some 10,000 Italian immigrants in America were displaced. Another 50,000 lived under curfew. Others spent months or years in internment camps.