Summer is flying by, and if you're in need of a reprieve from office work, this week offers plenty of sweet deals to consider. Here's a roundup of what's in store.
This will probably be the last post-Sandy transportation post of its kind. Unless, of course, the H Train in the Rockaways becomes a permanent thing.Shuttered due to Sandy, the PATH Train was barely functional until after Thanksgiving and only then was it running on a limited sch ... More >>
The way Danny Brown raps isn't identical to the way Danny Brown talks, but in conversation with the Michigan MC, a few similarities pop up: the wheezy hyena chuckles, the dry sense of humor, the easy confidence, the sense that he can murder this interview shit day or night, awake or asleep, braided ... More >>
Scattered cosmic dust
A baby boy was born on a PATH train en route to Manhattan yesterday, allowing for all sorts of hilarious "express train" jokes from the dailies. Rabita Sarkar and her husband, Aditya Saurabh, New Jersey residents, hadn't expected the baby for another two weeks, but, as they say, the baby waits for n ... More >>
There's hope for your tongue at Newport Centre Mall
Even when it doesn't love us
We're celebrating the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan's arrival in New York City with videos, artist tributes, and old Voice stories about the man, the latter starting with this piece, first published on September 2, 1965, on the tension between Mods and Rockers at an early show during the divi ... More >>
Mmm mmm good.Smokers just can't catch a break in this city. Not only are packs up to 13 bucks a pop, those prices may be driving a rise in the Chinese black-market cigarette economy in New York, the Post reports. Exotic! You could be smoking such delicacies as "yak hair" and "chicken dropping ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 1, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 29 Obvious Believers by Robert Christgau I think people are missing the point of "Nashville Skyline," which is as it should be, since they were probably supposed to. The beauty of the album is that it is tota ... More >>
Requiem for a dreamland
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 >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives August 26, 1965, Vol. X, No. 45 A funny thing happened on our way through the archives... We don't seem to have a copy of the August 26, 1965 Voice. Each of our library's two bound volumes for that period, for some reason, substitute ... More >>
Harlem rapper Gil-T seeks glory by communing with his mother
New releases, reissues, debuts, and moreeach critic's picks
Talents old and new throw stuff against the wall and see what sticks
More divine hammers and Mexican ballads from the Deal sisters
At two prominent jazz festivals, bright moments and cloudy forecasts
Rehab as a beautiful experience, plus cracks about pies. Psst! Ted Haggard was a top.
New York has become a city of ghosts haunting us all
From the Beats to Civil Rights, Lenny Bruce to Warhol's Factory . . .
Dismantling canons, describing contexts, the new jazz studies come of age.
Puerto Rico's hip-hop hybrid takes over New York
An r&b genius who turned pop polymath just kept on going
Can a Democrat have a donkey dong?
Thrift Shopping in Williamsburg
David Murray Makes a Cuban Connection
After 75 Years Onstage, a Well-Earned Rest
Joe Maneri Turns 75; Nick Brignola 19362002
Love and Loss in 64 Squares
Jackie, Diana, and Marilyn at the Costume Institute
Stun Shields, Stray Cats, Buck-Fifties, Boofing: The Top Brasss Tour of Americas Largest Penal Colony
Bell Meets (Is?) Big Brother
Blues, In Progress and Motion