An Australian baseball player named Christopher Lane was shot to death in Oklahoma, allegedly by three local kids, two black and one white. The kids were questioned but presumed to have acted in self-defense, so they were let go, leading to a public outcry and an arrest... Whoops, actually the youn ... More >>
Barbecue styles from the South, the Midwest, and points beyond have been invading New York City like an army of warrior ants in the last few years. As was demonstrated by a recent Voice cover story, we've now got 'cue from places like St. Louis, North Carolina, Memphis, Oklahoma, and, of course, Tex ... More >>
Joesph Keckler’s rhapsody of a shroom trip
The other day, I wrote up the story I'd gotten about a theater actor who refused to do a comic same-sex kiss in a Texas production of the musical Pleasures and Palaces.
Catch 13 shows from around the world
"I Will Survive" was one of the landmark songs of the disco era--an anthem of defiance and strength in the face of one of those horrible men disco songs were always getting dramatic about. Gloria Gaynor took that ditty to the top of the charts all over the globe with her powerful (yet extremely dan ... More >>
The company amasses 25 Broadway musicals in one CD box set
Last week, Kendrick Lamar had the whole world calling each other a bitch. You may know young Kendrick from his good kid m.A.A.d. city album, which was executive produced by Dr. Dre and is apparently so wondrous a body of work that it was magically certified as a classic even before it was released. ... More >>
If Mitt Romney won't tell you which need to be closed, we will
And yet I can smell them coming... Bluesies: A scaled-down version of Newsies starring the Blue Man Group, this show won't have any singing (the guys never make a sound) and zero dancing (they're always carrying large, cumbersome tubes), but oh, those facial expressions!
In journalism school, plagiarism is equivalent to life without parole: it is the bane of any writer's existence and an automatic halt on one's professional reputation. We are told over and over and over again to source everything, make sure all of your facts line up and that we'll be outcasted from ... More >>
To even begin to explain why it's significant that a Texas man named Bert Leahy and a Montreal man named David Edgar Love are going to meet up in the godforsaken town of Canadian, Oklahoma on August 25 would probably strain most news organizations. But we have an advantage: Bert Leahy and David Lov ... More >>
I just got off the phone with Colin Henderson, who is frenetically monitoring breaking news in Oklahoma, where yet another patient at Scientology's flagship Narconon drug treatment center has been found dead. Jeanne LeFlore of the McAlester News-Capital broke the news earlier today that Stacy Dawn ... More >>
A San Francisco transplant wows the city's gastro-cognoscenti
Four police officers were injured in Sheepshead Bay early this morning in a shootout with a man who had shut himself after a dispute with moving company employees. The officers -- two of whom were shot in the calf, one who was shot in the thigh and ankle and another whose face was grazed -- were not ... More >>
Queens now tastes a little like Kansas City
President Obama is expected to announce today that he will allow ten states to be exempted from the strict test-based measures of the No Child Left Behind Act. The states are Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee -- and our beloved neighbor New ... More >>
$3 for this beauty, $4 with chorizo (click on image to savor) It's like a little bit of Austin, Texas, detached itself and floated up here. At Whirlybird, the seating area out front consists of two benches and several tree stumps. Inside a laid-back vibe pervades, the counter-guy is eager, and all ... More >>
via WikipediaA New York Times report says the Drug Enforcement Administration has laundered money for drug cartels in an effort to "identify how criminal organizations move their money, where they keep their assets and, most important, who their leaders are." This controversial tactic was ban ... More >>
Billy Elliot, Priscilla, and Sister Act have carried on the time-honored tradition of turning popular movies into musicals. What next? I'll tell you: *Fatal Attraction The adaptation--titled Crazy Bitch, The Musical--will feature a well-chosen bunch of Sondheim chestnuts. ("You said you l ... More >>
Although we weren't sure about this earlier this week, NASA has said that UARS, a 6-ton bus-sized satellite expected to break into more than a hundred pieces, issuing forth a 500-mile debris footprint as it falls (which it is expected to do sometime Friday afternoon), will NOT be passing over ... More >>
Williamsburg gets itself another good barbecue joint
All dogs go to heaven; some say, "F that."Upon finding a cage of six abandoned, emaciated puppies behind Sulpher Animal Shelter in Oklahoma, Animal Control Officer Scott Prall had no choice but to put the dogs down. The litter was then thrown into a dumpster behind the overcrowded shelter (ye ... More >>
As the results of America's midterm elections come to light, the Village Voice's expert panel of political thinkers and shapers will be weighing in live over the course of the evening. Covering California's landmark vote on whether or not to legalize Marijuana, Proposition 19, is our special ... More >>
Could you recount the exact story of Romeo and Juliet?
F2K is a countdown of the 50 worst songs of the decade. Track our progress here. Get your motor runnin'...head out on the fast track to synergyville.
While eating with my in-laws at a stodgy fish restaurant in suburban Massachusetts, I asked the waiter for Sriracha, almost just to see what he would say. But he nodded knowingly, and brought out a dish of the red, garlicky hot sauce. That's when you know that Sriracha has hit the mainstream. That, ... More >>
Nature Theater of Oklahoma takes you to hell and back
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A play built from the poetry of the everyday
Michael Shannon flies first-class in a new thriller; Olbermann gets an award named after a former thriller. Plus other gnats and tats.
Menomena avoid inter-band violence via bitchin' improvised technology
A musical about soldiers caught in the headlights
Stuff you need to know this week to avoid ostracism
Smart Christian kids and freaky pop pervs rock red states
Twice a Contender
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