Winter Jazzfest It grows and grows. The 10th anniversary Winter Jazzfest spans five nights (Jan. 7-11), nine venues and over 90 bands. There'll be three standalone concerts and two back-to-back marathons (6pm-4am) with hugely impressive lineups. A quick glimpse reveals the names Gary Bartz, Darcy Ja ... More >>
Update, 3:22 p.m.: Update, 5:20 p.m.: The University of New Haven has lifted the lockdown after police completed their search of campus. Update, 3:22 p.m.: NBC Connecticut reports that the suspect is a University of New Haven student, and that he was carrying two handguns in addition to a rifle. Th ... More >>
Is there any food New Yorkers are more passionate about than pizza? We kind of doubt it. This iconic staple incites spirited debate among friends over which parlor serves the best slice, what shop is worth the train ride, and which places should be skipped except in the most desperate (drunken) situ ... More >>
Turns out those wires running above train tracks are really, really important. The Con Edison feeder that supplies power to the overhead wire on the Metro-North New Haven commuter rail line went dark yesterday, shutting down the entire train service. Until further notice, the MTA advises that anyone ... More >>
File Under: BIG THANGS POPPIN'! Brooklyn cool kids and Voice cover subjects Hunters have just inked a deal with the Mom Pop record label, the home of Big Deal bands like Sleigh Bells, Wavves, Metric, Tokyo Police Club, FIDLAR, Neon Indian, Freelance Whales, etc. etc., so on and so forth. They've a ... More >>
Sure, New Yorkers like booze. But, according to a list composed by The Daily Beast, Bostonians like it a lot more. Boston continues its reign as the drunkest city in America with 20.1% of the population identified as "binge drinkers." New York, on the other hand, doesn't even rank in the top twenty. ... More >>
If you're the type who gets all doe eyed over every young snot who wears a kaftan and sings of freewheeling mysticism like it's some newfangled thing, you better wise up and pay attention to the man who has been the master of all such things in this city for over 40 years, Ed Askew. The LP he rele ... More >>
Shake Shack recently opened their 15th location in New Haven, meaning that the chain is large enough to be required to post calorie counts on their menus. The Wall Street journal reports that a meal consisting of a double-patty ShackBurger, regular fries and a chocolate shake is just shy of 2,000 ca ... More >>
Local chain Joy Burger turns out a modern-day burger, possibly one of 7,000 places in the city that currently do. As the name suggests, the hamburger originated in Hamburg, Germany, perhaps late in the Middle Ages, when mincing techniques usually used to make pork sausage were applied to beef, whi ... More >>
The sun came up today, so, naturally, there's yet another story about a person feasting on the flesh of others. The latest biter is a Connecticut wig thief who took a chunk out of a beauty store owner's bicep yesterday afternoon and then spit the flesh in his face. That, of course, was only before s ... More >>
Author Brian Francis Slattery brings his banjo to WORD
In yesterday's story celebrating our commenting community at the end of the year, I mentioned that back in the summer, I had planted a puzzle in our very successful series, The Top 25 People Crippling Scientology. Despite the large readership of that series, no one managed to spot the little visua ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyDoughnuts galore from Flex DoughnutsFlex Doughnuts, the sweet counterpart to Flex Mussels from pastry chef Zac Young, has returned once again to Grand Central Station. Like its pop-up last year, Flex Doughnuts will be located in the Zócalo outpost in the food court on the dinin ... More >>
C.S. MuncyPolice clear Zuccotti Park on Monday night.This week, I have a story in the print version of the paper about what would happen if Occupy Wall Street was no longer occupying Zuccotti Park. The story went to print before the city evicted the protesters on Monday night. Some aspects ... More >>
The four-cheese mac-and-cheese at Macaroni, Macaroni is engagingly crunchy. If you haven't been on the stretch of MacDougal Street between Houston and West 4th in a while, you need to pay a visit. This student haunt and historic refuge of Bohos from John Reed to Bob Dylan has lately become ... More >>
Despite our own Steven Thrasher's harrowing experience on a smoke-filled 4 train last night, the MTA believes that we are mostly happier with New York City transit than we used to be (and apparently we do, too). According to the results of their just-released 2011 Customer Satisfaction Survey ... More >>
Eight restaurants participated under red paper lanterns. The promotional website malaysiakitchennyc.com staged a noodle-themed event this afternoon on the north end of the Meatpacking District, in the square formed by the confluence of Ninth Avenue, Greenwich Street, and West 14th Street.
The director's Hollywood spectacular at BAM
It's strangers on a train, 1918, at the Mint
There is, apparently, one train car on the New Haven line of Metro-North that has a secret. A secret called "Wi-Fi." Via Second Avenue Sagas, the MTA is keeping mum about which car it is because service is "not ready for prime time." Of course, it would be easy enough for a person to identify ... More >>
It's panties and panting at P.S.1's 'Only the Lonely'
How Anne Franks diary reached the American masses
The Granny Purps, a medical marijuana dispensary in California, gave patients free joints for every four cans of food they donated, with a maximum of three a day. Some 11,000 pounds of food were collected. [NPR] A look at the PepsiCo Science Park in New Haven reveals an earnest effort to fin ... More >>
Tompkins Square Park, through the snow.Is there a name for this thing yet? Snowmaggedon? Thundersnow? Blizza-palooza? That day people were trapped outside of New York City, while those (okay, one or two) inside it actually skied to work? And the rest of us hunkered down and tried not to have ... More >>
Photo courtesy The Old FieldOld Field Vineyard is worth visiting for the grounds alone In honor of the upcoming Labor Day weekend, we devote our top 10 list this week to food-centric day trips. Our list contains a lot of good eating, most accessible by train or bus, all within range for low- ... More >>
A play or two from outer space, but some hit closer to home
Judson BakerHere's to ending the longest drought between Hold Steady albums, ever. In the two years since the Brooklyn band released the hardcore revival moment Stay Positive, the former five piece toured endlessly and, at the tail end of last month, bade farewell to keyboardist and chief mou ... More >>
Highbrow? Lowbrow? New York welcomes Spaceman Blues's alien invasion.
. . . calls for the cosmic oneness of perfect fried chicken
A sprawling, overstuffed new novel brings us anarchy in the U.S.A.
Out with Rumsfeld, in with the senator from Connecticut?
From the Summer of Love to Women's Lib, Gay Rights and Black Panthers
Deep in the Heart of Texts
Before riot grrrls were born, libbers mocked rock's males
A movement to help the poorest students growsat the Ivies
Trained in technology, Anthony De Ritis fools the ear by mixing DJ Spooky with orchestra
Three South Bronx restaurants take you to the heart of Africa
Boondocks and motherland sing that song to da rhythm of da boogie da bang bang da bong
International Theater in the Post9-11 Era