A New York original is set to enter the city's coffee scene. Helmed by a true New Yorker (OK, by way of New Jersey), Nobletree will introduce a new business model, advance the Red Hook revival, and upset the balance of the city's specialty coffee scene.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration recently busted a New York heroin dealer but not his wholesale suppliers in Brooklyn, according to charging documents filed October 22 in federal court for the Eastern District of New York. The case involves a beef between the Bloods and Latin Kings, shipment ... More >>
The Electric Lady herself made her proper Saturday Night Live debut last night, and everyone who caught it is still looking to reacquaint themselves with gravity, 'cause girl floored the world with her moonwalking and skyrocketing scales. A bit spastic, a touch unhinged, and every ounce the textbook ... More >>
It's not often that a former president of an entire nation is extradited to the United States on criminal charges, but that happened today as the feds took custody of former Guatemalan president Alfonso Portillo on money-laundering charges.
Could this be the ice cream of your dreams? Or nightmares? [See More Bad Food Jokes: It Happened One Sunday Afternoon... | Jon Stewart Dishes on Chick-fil-A's Dan Cathy] Update: As we suspected, based partly on the unnatural color of the toothpaste chunks, this new Ben & Jerry's flavor is a comple ... More >>
If, like me, you're going through a severe case of Mariano withdrawal, take a little time off and go to YouTube. Or trust my own selection of The Best of Mo. This is how I spent my Thursday night, pulling up my favorite Rivera videos so you didn't have to. But if you think you have some as good or ... More >>
The first time I saw Van Halen perform live, the band was colloquially known as Van Hagar. Guitarist Eddie Van Halen, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony had just reunited with their second frontman Sammy Hagar to promote a greatest-hits package titled Best of Both Worlds; I bought f ... More >>
Jimmy Castor was a smart aleck; a wise guy; a clean shit-talker with so much joie de vivre you had to laugh even when his truth-telling smacked you upside the head. So when he died this past Martin Luther King Jr. Day at 71 near his home outside of Las Vegas, far away from the streets of Harlem he o ... More >>
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Despite the speculation of Fox News ("he has a proven record of managing the kinds of fiscal problems that beset our nation"), the Washington Post ("a Daniels candidacy probably would be taken as a sign that the games are over for the Republican Party, that it is time to buckle down and organize to ... More >>
Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. Popular Evolution: Life-Lessons From Anthropology Author: Joseph L. Popp Publisher: Man and Nature Press Dat ... More >>
Two years ago, when Daniel Craig assumed the 007 mantle (and in the process made the weather-beaten face a sex symbol again) his fired predecessor, Pierce Brosnan, was at last liberated from a role that never suited him. No one was crazy about Brosnan's tenure as Bond, least of all Brosnan's fans, w ... More >>
A violent tale of justice and injustice from America's uglier racial past
Pratt students invent the next New Yorkfor real.
From creepy sexin' to tofu-bashing to liquid pussy, Tristan gives her 12-month roundup
The triple sweet pleasures of DLR at 51
As this blogger blogs, a large (nobody can say how big) peace procession is winding its way down Broadway to Foley Square with Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and Cindy Sheehan at its head, organized labor as its backbone, and folks from Vermont and California in its midst. At 1 p.m and 10th Street, org ... More >>
Puerto Rican independence activists rally 'round an FBI crackdown
Puerto Rico's hip-hop hybrid takes over New York
The lessons of Saigon, still unheeded, permeate the presidential campaign
Responses to the Voice's coverage of Ronald Reagan's death
As hip-hop emerges as an empowering voice for indigenous youth, mainstream rappers still objectify Indian country
A Way Station For Dope, Haiti Again Gets The Wrong Kind Of Interference
Let Us Count the Lies on the Road to War
THAW and the Lysistrata Project's Anti-War Fare
West Point Gets Set for Iraq
A Grad Student Mimicked Saddam Over the Airwaves
Where Does the Art World Go in the Summer?
Bomb Plots in Manila, Mayhem in Manhattan
Extra, Extra! CIAs Drug Warrior Was a Thug!
Dispatches From the Zapatista Trek to Mexico City
Moviegoers Avoid Big-Budget Pitfalls
DJ Music Builds Its Way Out of the Velvet-Rope Underground
Thrillers! Satires! Westerns! Indies! Blockbusters! Sequels!
Protestors rally to oppose the world trade organization.
He's Back in Bed With the Republican Right
How the U.S. undid UNSCOM through its empire of electronic ears
A political action that couples sex with death
The Scoundrels among the NBA owners