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Between the end of the world, and the end of the campaign, and the end of Lucasfilm, this has been the news week to end all news weeks. (And Newsweek!) But here at the Voice we're happy to report on one choice bit of unabashed good news: that Scott Foundas will be joining us as our new chief film cr ... More >>
[See More Edible News: Marilyn Hagerty: The Interview | Cannabis Caramel Corn -- What Will They Think of Next? | From Newsweek: Are These Really the Best Places to Eat in New York?] Our favorite Olive Garden reviewer Marilyn Hagerty will be awarded the 2012 Al Neuharth Excellence in Media Award. Sh ... More >>
Ah, the controversy that comes with naming the "best" places. Newsweek "gathered 53 luminary chefs" and compiled a list of the 101 best places to eat around the world. Here are the New York nominations: Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare Specialty: Fried Blowfish Tails "It's the Western version of omak ... More >>
Over the past few weeks, we've been waiting for some fallout -- any fallout -- with black Americans over President Obama's support for same-sex marriage. Instead of the promised backlash, we've mostly heard the sound of crickets (unless you count the sounds of support from a majority of polled black ... More >>
Penelope Houston, the former lead singer of San Francisco punk legends The Avengers, has her solo shoes on again with the recent release of On Market Street (Devoted Ruins), her first solitary salvo in seven-plus years. But the official reissue of The Avengers' self-titled, posthumous LPout t ... More >>
As everyone has heard by now, Pride Week came a little early to the White House as President Obama said, "I think same sex couples should be able to get married." He didn't push any legislation, and he said legalization should be left up to the states. But he is a U.S. President who has endorsed gay ... More >>
Less than an hour ago NPR reported that Christopher Hitchens had finally succumbed to his battle with cancer. Tomorrow, at a decent hour, I will search through the Voice archives for some of his pieces. At one point he wrote the Press Clips column, but whether it was before or after Alexand ... More >>
Grace Giardina"If you're the mayor's speechwriter, what's your job" after the Towers fall? You're going to start thinking about "how do you find something redemptive out of this attack? How do you try and encapsulate those emotions?"
We have obtained a very high-resolution copy of Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann's upcoming Newsweek cover. As you can see, the resolution is so high we had to crop out a lot of the image. The issue, which hits newsstands this week, features a profile on Bachmann titled, "The Queen o ... More >>
The media was quick to report that Nafissatou Diallo, the Sofitel maid who has alleged that Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted her in a room at the hotel, had been deemed less and less credible by prosecutors after a number of details in her account of the incident, and some untruths a ... More >>
Yesterday we asked "Should the United States Release Osama Bin Laden Death Photos?" but by this afternoon the White House announced that President Barack Obama had opted to keep the images secret for fear they would inflame anti-U.S. anger worldwide. "There is no doubt that we killed Osama bi ... More >>
"From the office of Donald J. Trump" reads the accompanying card clipped to a printed-out blog post from VanityFair.com, mailed to that magazine's editor-in-chief Graydon Carter. A veteran of covering (and mocking) the rich and famous, some his friends and some less so, Carter and Trump go wa ... More >>
The Daily BeastThe second annual Women in the World summit started on Thursday with a welcome from Tina Brown, Editor in Chief of Newsweek and the Daily Beast, who hosted the event, and ended with a farewell on Saturday. Over the course of the few days, an esteemed collection of women and me ... More >>
You leak it, you own it.In the last few months we've seen Julian Assange -- the pale, brooding, mysterious possible really bad date and WikiLeaks founder -- become something of a brand of his own as he faces extradition to Sweden over potential rape charges. There's the Julian Assange condom, ... More >>
• Happy Friday! The heroin den formerly located at 417 W. 43rd St., inside, as the New York Post puts it, a "Next to Normal-seeming ground-floor duplex," (wink, wink! groan, groan) has been busted and a stash worth $6.5 million has been seized. Note: when the neighbors move in and put black ... More >>
After a long hiatus, the column that cost this company a cool mil in advertising has returned! BlogBeat is back, and this week, we're coming out swinging. The New Yorker's working on a forthcoming profile of Gawker Media owner Nick Denton; Guest of a Guest has some disclosure indiscretions; a ... More >>
After 20 years on NBC, Law & Order has been cancelled (though it may get picked up by TNT). The show had an extraordinary run -- one season shy of a TV drama-series record. So it would seem reasonable to blame its demise on old age and a superfluity of L&O spin-offs, right? Not in rightblogger wor ... More >>
At first blush, it looks like a pretty damn edgy move for the White House Correspondents' Association to choose Jay Leno, the current supervillain of late night, to speak at their dinner this year. They even announced it on the day of Conan's last show. You forget, this is the White House C ... More >>
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