For the second year running, and this year maybe to fill the void left by now-finished Chaos in Tejas festival in Austin, the New York's Alright punk/hardcore festival is here. From Thursday through Sunday, various spots throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan will be drenched in feedback, d-beats, leathe ... More >>
A supergroup performs live to Jem Cohen’s new film
It's been four months since Tørst first opened its doors in Greenpoint, immediately becoming an exalted destination for much of the craft beer establishment in this city, and people brave the G-train in hordes for its rare drafts and even rarer bottles, a collection curated by Evil Twin brewer Jepp ... More >>
Tasting menus are ubiquitous in New York City, and they're frequently a good way to sample the breadth and creativity of a chef's work, if only because you're able to traipse through the same dishes you'd order a la carte for less than you'd spend ordering them individually. But as restaurants evolv ... More >>
Guy Picciotto and Jem Cohen talk Fugazi
Over a rapidly accumulating pile of releases, the New York trio OPPONENTS has laid claim to a sound that can be endlessly distended and expanded upon: An arresting panorama of synth boil-overs, grit-coated slow-roll electronic growls, arctic slurries, and the sweet, sour burn of Aaron Feinstein's so ... More >>
You know how the cold has kind of made things difficult for Occupy Wall Street to keep things going here in New York City? That and all the evictions and stuff. Well, some of the organizers (generally, they don't like that word, but they are organizing this event!), are hoping to reinvigorate the lo ... More >>
Ever notice that when you crack open your third bottle of wine, your boyfriend or girlfriend is uncorking his or her third bottle as well? This may be evidence of a broader trend among young couples, a new study finds. USA Today reports that researchers in Nova Scotia discovered they "were able to p ... More >>
tupwanders/FlickrThe king of lobsters?Fourchu lobsters, caught off the coast of Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Island, are as sought after as Wagyu beef or jamón Ibérico. If you've never sunk your teeth into one, now could be your chance.
A recent study suggests that consumers thinks foods labeled 'organic' are tastier, higher in fiber, and lower in fat and calories. [LA Times] Wendy's is hoping its natural sea salt fries will take a bite out of McDonald's market share. It reported that in a blind taste test, 56 percent respo ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 30, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 48 Scenes by Howard Smith and Tracy Young THROUGH THE YEARS Mick Jagger has sung a lot of nasties about women. Just some of the titles, like "Stupid Girl" and "Under My Thumb," have been enough to rais ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 25, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 21 A goy in wonderland By Joe Flaherty The lamentable thing about life is that it is devoid of fanfare. Man's odyssey more times than not is heralded by a kazoo rather than a trumpet. The spiritual milest ... More >>
Canada's Crunchie bar: not for Yanks?For Canadian expats living in the U.S., Halloween can be a painful reminder of all the sweet snacks of their youth that remain largely unavailable this side of the border. Some of them stock up when they go home and smuggle their favorite goodies back. Oth ... More >>
Online DIY fund-raising phenom Kickstarter can claim many success stories, sure: Take Frankie Rose's van or Weingarten's whole Tweetbox thing. But Kickstarter fatigue/backlash is a real danger, and, you know, the economy is in tatters, so success is never assured, which five-year-old L.E.S. i ... More >>
Sexy? Trashy? Corny? "A little bit teh ghey?" Decide for yourself, and then for god's sake clear your history. NSFW obviously. NS period.
The closing of most local beaches on account of Hurricane Bill was mostly respected, but there are always a few brave/foolhardy souls who wish to trifle with the enraged god of the sea. At the open Orchard Beach in The Bronx this weekend, the Times found a few visitors. None of them were repo ... More >>
Handcuffs for a carpenters' union chief
--Eddie Van Halen is suing Nike, alleging the company copied his red, black and white "Frankenstrat" guitar design in the design of their new "Dunk Lows" sneakers. The federal lawsuit contends Nike is doing "irreparable harm and damage" to Halen's signature guitar. The guitarist sort of already did ... More >>
Over the weekend, the not-quite black metal outfit Nachtmystium was forced to withdraw from the Scion Rock Fest, in Atlanta, which for a car-company sponsored festival had drawn a shockingly large amount of quality acts: Mastodon, Neurosis, High on Fire, Boris, Converge, Kylesa, Krallice, etc. Nacht ... More >>
Dark Meat at last year's SXSW, photo by Rebecca Smeyne See, it's totally lame, don't worry, you're not missing a thing South by Southwest just firebombed everybody's inboxes with a partial list of names playing this year's barbecue-and-booze blitz. A quick scan reveals the midsize marquee names to ... More >>
More het guys are discovering the pleasure of bending over
Direct hits on Abu Ghraib, some close shaves, and frank talk about that Foster parent
The Top 40 Picks of the Tribeca Film Festival
Thank hell for little girls: Jailbait revenge fantasy is guilty pleasure, then pure torture
What happens when the rich and powerful rule the stupid? It's called America.
Rotterdam Bends to Conquer
The Crash of Flight 587 Raises Questions About Training and Air Traffic Control
Canadian Hip-Hop Thaws Out
Rufus Wainwright plays the most dangerous game: devotion to a man
''...it is possible that once she has been arrested she will make a suicide attempt.''
From FBI Psychological Profile of Suspect Terry Squillacote
A gathering of old-time strongmen is not for the weak of heart