If you're still hitting the gym at this point of January, we salute your dedication to healthy living for 2014. But if you've given up on reenacting the Tour De France on an indoor cycle while listening to Katy Perry, here's a look at what's going on this week.
This is your chance to replace your dad's Scritti Politti 7" you broke in 1994. (Great album, lousy frisbee.) The Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound has been collecting donated LPs for four decades. In that time they were bound to wind up with more than one copy of White Snake's Come ... More >>
Wednesday, May 22 David Chang and Friends Momofuku chef and owner David Chang will take the stage at the New York Public Library on Wednesday at 7 p.m. for a discussion with Massimo Bottura and Daniel Patterson. Tickets are $25. 455 Fifth Avenue; 212-340-0833
George Saunders spills it
At Mai Sushi, the pigfoot (tonkotsu) ramen is about half the price of Ippudo's. This week Counter Culture breezes into four (now three) fast food spots on East 41st Street in Midtown, the block running east of the New York Public Library's main branch, constituting a kind of open-air Japanese food ... More >>
And they were all in one room--working the Marlon Globel show at the NY Public Library. Rockabilly hair never looked so au courant. It's a whole new form of Globel warming! Thanks to WilsonModels for the photos.
Summer reading is as beloved a seasonal tradition as splashing in broken fire hydrants, playing on sidewalk slip-and-slides, barbecuing on fire escapes, and watching Fourth of July fireworks from a tenement rooftop. Teachers and librarians say the practice is integral in preventing what's called "su ... More >>
An intriguing email invite just came my way while I was sitting around pinching my nippies: "I am a Women's and Gender Studies professor at the University of Miami and a Topfreedom activist since 1996. Quite simply, Topfreedom is the right for women to be bare-chested any time/place a man can take ... More >>
James Beard Awards The James Beard Awards are tonight at 6pm. For those not attending, it seems that even New York landmarks are celebrating the national food awards. According to Zagat, the Empire State Building will be donning the colors orange and yellow to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the ... More >>
Filling the Rose Reading Room with glorious noise
Joan Didion talks with Sloane Crosley
This past Pride Week has marked some amazing events, from passage of Marriage Equality in New York, to a President ducking that issue while visiting the city, to that same President marking National HIV Testing Day and preparing to host a White House Pride reception. This Pride also marks ... More >>
Cornel West, Jay-Z, Paul Holdengräber. Photo by Jori Klein.Jay-Z In Conversation With Cornel West and Paul Holdengräber New York Public Library Monday, November 15 Usually, says tonight's distinguished moderator, NYPL director Paul Holdengräber, "my goal at the library is to make the li ... More >>
No idea why he'd have cause to look so pissed last night.Elvis Costello New York Public Library Tuesday, November 2 Better Than: Following election results, that's for goddamn sure. One corny joke ("I hope you've brought back all your overdue books"), two old songs ("Blame It on Cain" and t ... More >>
It seems like everyone is "joining" Twitter or "getting" a Tumblr these days. Especially in the case of certain New York City landmarks, who are taking to social networking like digitized screen-saver fish to a watery stream of information.
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. The Johnny Rockets on 8th Street has shuttered as a result of having lost its lease. [Eater] Long Tan in Park Slope has closed for a complete renovation and conversion into a cocktail a ... More >>
Bedbugs have now infested the AMC movie theater in Times Square. Yes, it's horrifying. But at this point, the idea that bedbugs are all over the damn place is not new. Let's look at all the places that have been infested by the little critters this summer:
Photo by Mark Armstrong.Click to Enlarge.Remember the infamous "Tourist Lane" sidewalk graffiti on the corner of 22nd and 5th that - despite Mayor Bloomberg not being fond of it -- many people like us absolutely loved? Well, the culprit behind one of the wittier pieces of conceptual street ar ... More >>
Post-post-punk art crews buckle up for disenchantment
This week is the Voice's Best of NYC issue, our annual opportunity to bestow arbitrary awards like Best Public-Access Show and Best Alt-Museum. In turn, we asked a few of our favorite New Yorkers to name their favorite local things. Julie Klam is the author of Please Excuse My Daughter, a ... More >>
Following in the footsteps of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today, Zagat has launched its own wine club in collaboration with Direct Wines. The Zagat Wine Club will deliver a new specially selected mixed case every three months. [Zagat] With wineries being hit just as ... More >>
Fashion Week, Idol chatter, a gesture toward Liza. By Michael Musto
From the Jill Stuart show. Photo by Graham Rayman. What makes the fashion industry such an elitist, exclusory world? Vogue's Anna Wintour attempted to explain it in the moderately sympathetic new documentary The September Issue; she insisted, with clipped British finality, that the unstyli ... More >>
We try not to indulge our blackhearted Mets-fan schadenfreude too much, especially so early in the season. Nonetheless, from the Boston Globe: Another night, another buffeting of the Bombers. It's just no fun beating these New York Yankees anymore. Too easy. The 7-0 fail at Fenway was the Yankees' ... More >>
Daniel S. NeunerAmit Chaudhuri, Tina Brown, Andrey Kurkov, and Jane Smiley Last week brought the announcement of the Man Booker International Prize 2009 Judges' List, the official shortlist for the sixty thousand pound, every-other-year prize for "one writer's continued creativity, development and ... More >>
Is there hope for Fairey's 'Hope' poster?
Fleet Week for fags
Battling art's blind spot
Dubstep that bypasses weed stupor and heads straight for Armageddon
Krazy Kat and Vegetable Sex to greet the fall season
Art's top venues this season
More timely than ever, Athenian classics storm New York stages
Judge orders immediate release of 470 protesters
Ignorance is not an optionhere's a guide to get you primed for the convention
Once Upon Another Time: Postmodern Takes on Kids' Stories
Meghan Daum's Prairie Days
Too Hot to Think? Drink.
New Book Reviews the Origins of New York City's Famous Landlord-Tenant Trouble
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