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 >>
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.
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 >>
"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 >>
America's Hopes Rest on This Guy: Not Mickey, Timonthy HollingsworthWith the Bocuse d'Or, the Olympics of the culinary world, starting tomorrow both Time and the Los Angeles Times look at the chances for Team USA this year. America's hopes rest on Timothy Hollingsworth, a 29-year old sous chef at Th ... More >>