Palo Alto

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2014

    A Proposed Fee for Plastic Shopping Bags Has Council and City Officials Taking Sides

    New York City Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia knows trash. So it's not surprising that she has a lot to say about the nuisance -- and dangers -- that plastic shopping bags can pose to the city. During a City Council hearing on November 19, though she stopped short of giving a full-throated ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2014

    Podcast: The James Franco of Old Returns in the Timeless Palo Alto

    On this week's Voice Film club podcast, L.A. Weekly chief film critic Amy Nicholson, Village Voice film critic 'Stephanie Zacharek and Voice film editor Alan Scherstuhl discuss two movies opening this weekend, including the James Franco'd Palo Alto, which we fully recommend, and the latest version o ... More >>

  • Film

    October 2, 2013
  • Voice Choices

    August 7, 2013


    James Franco discusses growing up in Silicon Valley

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    Hey Techies, Start Your Businesses in New York City. We Promise We're Cool.

    Reading from the same playbook as Texas Governor Rick Perry, Mayor Bloomberg toured the Bay Area this weekend trying to lure tech investors and young grads back east with promises of good times and pretty girls. As if San Francisco was just one extended sequence of Revenge of the Nerds.

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Mark Zuckerberg Will Fundraise For (Facebook Friend) Chris Christie's Re-Election

    It's good to have someone with over 17 million Facebook friends on your side, especially when it involves a political campaign. According to Buzzfeed, Mark Zuckerberg, the social network billionaire, will hold a fundraiser next month for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie out in Palo Alto, Californ ... More >>

  • News

    November 7, 2012

    The Costliest Battle in the High-Tech World

    On the front lines of the new Cold War

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    Research Suggests That Organic Food Actually Isn't Healthier

    So that extra two dollars you're spending on organic produce might not actually be worth it. According to some researchers at Stanford University, organic food is no more nutritious than non-organic food. "People choose to buy organic foods for many different reasons. One of them is perceived heal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Joe Fires Up the Roasters

    Joe brings Guatemala to your press pot. [See More Kaffee Klatsch: Espresso To Stay, Surfboard To Go? | Black Coffee Roasting Company Beans Arrive at Murray's] Walk around San Francisco's South Bay for a while, through Silicon Valley towns like Mountain View and Palo Alto, and you're likely to dis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    3 Good Things: Human Cheese?

    [See More 3 Good Things: Murakami, Gianduia, Barista Crushes | Scratch 'n' Sniff | Orbiting Sprinkles] 1 A very interesting story about the former president and COO of McDonalds, currently developing a sustainable, healthy brand of fast food in Palo Alto. [Wired] 2 A Q A with Miriam Simun, a gradu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2012

    Long Island City's Tech Takeover

    The Hozziner has his eyes set on the tech industry, repeating over and over that he wants New York City to become the new Palo Alto, the new Mountain View and the new Copertino - all hubs of some of the past decade's greatest innovations. Progress is rapidly being made to make that dream a reality: ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 11, 2012

    Franco Express

    The actor/writer/artist shows off his latest book

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Knicks' Point Guard Jeremy Lin Does the Impossible

    Phenoms who come in under the sports radar are almost exclusively confined to baseball. There are so many examples of this that they almost defy counting -- a 19-year-old Dwight Gooden matures early, just a year out of high school and can suddenly throw a 97 mph fastball past experienced major leag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Robert Gibbs Could Go From Obama to Zuckerberg, Work at Facebook Ahead of IPO

    ​Former Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, a longtime adviser to Barack Obama, is "in talks" to work in a senior communications role at Facebook, Andrew Ross Sorkin reports at the New York Times' DealBook blog. Gibbs' role would lend the company some press savvy legitimacy ahead of the company's ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Uber, A More Expensive Car Service For iPhone, Headed to NYC

    ​Uber, the San Francisco-based car service start-up, is expanding from California to New York City beginning "in a few short weeks," TechCrunch reports today. Do we need more cars? Do we need to pay more money for more cars? Maybe in the outer boroughs! But what if it will run you as much as t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Mark Zuckerberg Has a Facebook Stalker

    ​Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has filed a restraining order against Pradeep Manukonda, 31, after a series of very dark Facebook messages -- "please help me, then I am ready to die for you... Please understand my pain" -- and repeated uninvited visits to the Facebook offices in Palo Alto, T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    The 10 Best NYC events of 2010

    Paul Quitoriano​ Whenever we tell people what we do for a living we always get the same thing: "You must know what's going on in the city all the time," and "You must get invited to the best events." Well, yes and yes. But recommending events every freaking day of the year to you eccentric New ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 6, 2010


    Can Jame Franco write, too?

  • Film

    September 29, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Kanye West Performs at Facebook, Disses Twitter

    Yesterday, Kanye West traveled to tech world, baffling a crowd of cellphone-toting Facebook employees by performing in their Palo Alto cafeteria, a cappella, in a sharp suit and matching scarf. Why they couldn't get him some sort of beat-delivery apparatus is unclear, though these raps sound more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2010

    Carly Fiorina Presents Demon Sheep II: Bring Me the Giant Floating Head of Barbara Boxer

    ​And now there are 8 ads weirder than Carly Fiorina's "Demon Sheep." "No-one knows from whence it came," according to the voice over for Fred Davis' latest shot at viral glory (video after the jump), but the giant floating head of Barbara Boxer (who is referred to here as "it" by the narrato ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    Clip Job: Kesey on the Lam, Voice Goes to 15 cents!

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 12, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 30 The Voice Will Be 15c Increased production cost and the expansion in the size of the paper have made it necessary for The Voice to raise the price of newsstand copies by five cents. Next week The Voice w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Cleaver Attack in Bay Ridge Latest in a Series

    The most newsworthy assaults are those with unique keywords, like "cleaver." Qi Xian Huang's wife "accidentally swept dirt over his feet while cleaning" in their Bay Ridge apartment, says the Daily News, so he hit her in the head with a meat cleaver. Shao Ling Ye is in critical condition at Lutheran ... More >>

  • Art

    July 25, 2006

    The Mind-Body Problem

    Don't hate me because I'm beautiful—and smart: College students who model

  • NYC Life

    June 27, 2006

    Bikini Kill

    Can the right beach bag make a swimsuit look better?

  • Specials

    October 18, 2005

    A Rape in Cyberspace

    How an Evil Clown, a Haitian Trickster Spirit, Two Wizards, and a Cast of Dozens Turned a Database Into a Society

  • Specials

    October 4, 2005
  • Music

    November 16, 2004

    A Simple Struggle

    Record nerds with great licks and hair avoid marginality

  • Specials

    March 16, 2004
  • NYC Life

    February 10, 2004
  • Art

    April 15, 2003

    Satisfying a Zeta Jones

    Brainiacs Around the World Apply Themselves to the Mathematical Challenge That Dared Not Speak Its Name—Until Now!

  • News

    April 1, 2003

    Demonstrators Regroup, Plan MLK Day Actions

    Activists Focus on the Mounting Costs of War

  • Film

    February 18, 2003

    Wanna Be Like You

    The Song's the Thing

  • Books

    February 4, 2003

    Stop Time

    Eadweard Muybridge and the Age of the Image

  • Specials

    May 1, 2001
  • News

    March 13, 2001

    Flagrant Fouls

    The College Basketball Real-Life Top 25

  • Music

    March 6, 2001
  • News

    April 11, 2000

    In Search of the Fur Bat

    The True Story of Psychical Research at Stanford University

  • News

    September 21, 1999

    Exit Stage Right

    Press Winks As Starr Tries To Dodge Accountability

  • News

    July 13, 1999

    Fortune Teller

    An Interview With Silicon Valley Voyeur Po Bronson

  • News

    January 5, 1999

    Grave Matters at Monticello

    American Family Reunions

  • News

    July 21, 1998

    Be More Than You Can Be

    The military is using molecular technology to produce super soldiers