We just got word that The Julie Ruin are cancelling all their live tour dates through September, including our own 4Knots Music Festival, due to Kathleen Hanna's recent relapse with Lyme Disease. If you've seen the excellent documentary about her, The Punk Singer (now streaming on Netflix, btw), or ... More >>
Break out the acid wash denim jorts -- it's downright summery outside. And no better way to celebrate a warm day (or pretend that it's swimsuit season) than with a frozen drink. Here are our 10 favorites around town.
National Irish Coffee Day is tomorrow, and if we can learn anything from the whiskey-spiked cup o' joe, it might be this: never underestimate your airport bartender. In 1942, you see, when turbulent weather caused a herd of disgruntled travelers to deplane at an airbase in Foynes (a port town in Cou ... More >>
Here are the 10 best concerts around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
These are the best metal shows in NYC this month. See also: The Ten Best Metal Albums of 2012
A revival of Maxwell Anderson's Pulitzer-winning political classic
Growing up, my grandfather had an above-ground pool annotated by the sign "Welcome to our Ool. Notice there is no 'P' in it. Please keep it that way." Grandpa loved that pool and I remember lots of good times in it, none of which involved me relieving myself (for fear of triggering the mythical dye ... More >>
By now you've surely heard of Erin Sayar, the "Horndog High" English teach accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student. You've also surely heard of Sayar's ink, as a "sexy" mermaid tattoo on her upper thigh -- pictured in reportedly steamy boudoir photos -- might be a key piece of evidence in t ... More >>
Tommy ponders his butter-less ChristmasIf you are like most Americans, you are blissfully unaware of the Norwegian butter crisis. To help you catch up, here is a comprehensive recap and analysis: Norway is almost out of butter. You probably didn't think about this as you slathered golden pads ... More >>
Shop till you drop? No, you wont drop. Its all right here.
DNA Info today reports on the "Times Square of the future," which, in a bit of a pleasant surprise, seems less Disney-esque and more darkness, concrete, and simplicity, at least on the ground, removing old curbs and sidewalks to create a continuous pedestrian walkway. Overall, this is being d ... More >>
The Twitter account belonging to Anders Behring Breivik, the man who murdered over 90 people in Norway in twin attacks over a week ago, appears to have been hacked. That tweet indicates that "hacktivist" group Anonymous is behind the hack.
Don't let all the trolls in the window scare you away from Nordic Delicacies. When the Norwegians - and later, other Scandinavians - arrived in Bay Ridge late in the 19th century, they loved its open countryside and expansive views of the ocean. The Narrows of the Lower Harbor, now spanned ... More >>
Norwegian marathon legend (and local running hero) Grete Waitz has died in Oslo of cancer. She was 57. "For her to pass away, the greatest female athlete our sport has seen, to pass away on the day of the Boston Marathon is fitting," said Tracy Sundlun, Vice President of the marathon produci ... More >>
Out of the shadows, sort of. Pics by Puja.Win Win Santos Party House Tuesday, February 15 Better Than: The Odd Future show (SORRY ROB). Win Win is a big name to live up to. The project consists of ex-Spank Rock producers and DJs XXXchange and Chris Devlin, along with their video-collage art ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 21, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 3 Films in Focus By Andrew Sarris The time has not only come, it is probably long past, to survey the moviegoing year of 1970 (itself either the last year of the '60s or the first year of the '70s), to p ... More >>
According to the World Economic Forum's latest Global Gender Gap report, which rates things like economic opportunities, education, health and survival, and political empowerment between men and women, the place you really want to live as a woman is...Iceland! Or maybe Norway or Finland.
Today Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva said that he would ratify a law making Portugal the sixth European country to legalize same-sex marriage. They join other nice places like Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Spain.
So the tourdates are up, and it's official: New York is getting the most metal Mount Eerie show by far. Where most of Phil Elverum's dates are with some combination of likeminded old souls No Kids, Karl Blau, and Tara Jane O'Neil, New York will get--in honor of Wind's Poem, the new not-really- ... More >>
Rebecca Smeyne Of Montreal/Janelle Monáe Music Hall of Williamsburg Thursday, April 16 "I wanna do my dance. Can I do my dance? It's called the Sophisticated Sissy." And then Kevin Barnes does the Sophisticated Sissy, which is pretty aptly named, and is but one element in an overpowering barrage ... More >>
Ingun Mæhlum "Free at last. Well... almost," reads the triumphant update on black metal murderer Varg Vikernes' (possibly fake) Twitter: after nearly 16 years, Vikernes is getting out of Norwegian prison. In 1993, Varg and an accomplice, Snorre Ruch, murdered his onetime Burzum bandmate Øystein ... More >>
Hollingsworth In Happier TimesWith high hopes, and Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, and even Paul Bocuse himself rooting for him, Timothy Hollingsworth came in a disappointing sixth place in the Bocuse d'Or today. Hollingsworth, a sous chef at Keller's The French Laundry, had been training since Octobe ... More >>
Be Your Own Pet rocks "Oh right, we broke up." Jemina Pearl's 21st birthday was supposed to be awesome. In June, she was fronting Be Your Own Pet—the best band in the world until a few weeks ago—and shooting the video for their most celebrated tune yet, "Becky," a departure that ain't no "Maps ... More >>
A look back at a year when the whole world was watching
This year's finisher's
'We do not torture': Groans from the CIA's black sites beg to differ
Sensitive souls done wrong by cheating lovers, or maybe the cops
Nate Lowman and Adam McEwen try bringing 'Underdog' to the rescue
Swimming to Scandinavia in a fateful double feature
Awful poems sought and found: From spam to Google, flarf redefines random
Electroclashing locals make it big in the land of tea and crumpets
Scandinavian Garages and Carburetor Dung
Are the Hackers Unfairly Prosecuted?
Women's World Cup '99: the latest stop on the U.S.'s road to glory