Better Than: It's hard to think of something that this wouldn't be better than.
This was one of the wildest shows I've seen at Saint Vitus. It seemed telling that the venue had moved all the tables out of the bar, presumably to make more space for mayhem.
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Henry Rollins is not a man who likes to sit idly by. Actor, author, activist, musician, journalist, TV host, spoken-word artist; he's got as many careers as he's got tattoos. Which it to say, a lot. He doesn't do the relaxation thing well.
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Pig Ear in Aspic (a/k/a "Crystal Pig Skin Frozen" on the menu) was one of the more unusual dishes assayed by the Organ Meat Society that evening.
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Good morning! It's another gray day, but hang in there -- it should clear up by afternoon. Of course, there's also another snowstorm on the way, which could pan out as either a light brush...or a major snow event for New York by Friday. Currently snowfall potential is "highly uncertain." We'l ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
September 16, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 37
Attica: the death of '60s radicalism
By Clark Whelton
There are three treatments for cancer -- radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery. All three poison or mutilate the body and may even kill the patie ... More >>
It continues. On the second day everyone wakes up a little late, a little hungover, a little cranky at having failed to get into Salem. Shake it off, though, at one of this afternoon's informative industry panels, which we've taken the liberty of crassly summarizing below.
The Pentagon really, really, really hates Wikileaks, a website devoted to publishing internal documents. Also, it thinks they might be funded by the CIA, and is generally a threat to America's safety. They released an entire report on it in 2008. Maybe it's got something to do with the leak o ... More >>
Obama: He's given up smoking, but not the holy, sacred search for peace.President Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo last night. He acknowledged that previous recipients had been "far more deserving of this honor than I," defended Afghanistan as a "just war" and claimed "the instruments of ... More >>
If President Obama is a dictator-loving socialist, he has a funny way of showing it: his Administration has refused a request to let the New York Philharmonic go to Cuba for some concerts it had planned for the end of the month. The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control denie ... More >>
When he's not helping to bring journalists home from North Korea, Bill Clinton is helping out Tim and Nina Zagat. Serious Eats attended a press conference for the new Zagat guide to Harlem earlier today, and found Bill on hand to promote the book. The Harlem guide, which covers 323 neighborhood rest ... More >>
Laura Ling and Euna Lee, the two Current TV journalists sentenced to 12 years hard labor by the North Koreans last month, have apparently been pardoned at the intercession of former President Bill Clinton. Clinton went to North Korea today and talked it over with Dear Leader Kim Jong-il, who in pre ... More >>
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Last weekend's Siren Festival left many of us groggy, and a good thing too, as the week that followed was best seen in soft focus.
President Obama and Henry Louis Gates were the comedy team of the week.
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In other world news, the North Korean bureaucracy has emitted a joke in response to Hillary Clinton's tough line on the communist state's weapons trading, and her comparison of its leaders to "unruly children" unwilling to behave properly at the great Adult Table of Nations.
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The Inauguration approacheth! Last time we had one of these things, liberals complained of the cost, and conservatives defended it. Now the shoe is on the other foot, and we must expect it to kick. When conservatives kick, though, they give the ball plenty of spin.
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