• Blogs

    September 29, 2014

    Anna Lunoe Promises "Good, Sweaty, Fun" at Brooklyn Bowl Tonight

    Tonight, Sept. 29th, Anna Lunoe is headed to the Brooklyn Bowl alongside Kygo as one of the many stops in her All Out Fall Out Tour. Lunoe first discovered her passion for music when she began hosting a radio show in her home country of Australia in 2005. Since then, she has mastered both DJing and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    With Time Running Out, New York Must Decide on Medical Marijuana

    #106462966 / gettyimages.comThe New York State Legislature has just more than three days to approve a bill that would legalize medical marijuana across the state, before the legislative session ends on Thursday, June 19. If it doesn't pass--and it hasn't passed the last sixteen times it has been int ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 28, 2014


    Get up close and personal with NPR stars

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2014

    WNYC's Drunk Fundraising Pledge Drive Was Delightful

    For public radio fans (i.e., huge nerds), pledge drive season is the worst. No matter how self-effacingly Ira Glass asks for money, pledge drives still invoke an intense mixture of guilt and boredom in the public radio listener, an existential push-and-pull between "Wow, I should really drop a coupl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    How ObamaCare Created A Nation of Zombie Sluts: An In-Depth Talk With Kennedy

    When Lisa Kennedy Montgomery was 18 years old, her parents gave her an ultimatum: She could either stay home and pay rent, or they would pay her to move out. So Montgomery did the respectable thing and left her home in Oregon, moved to Los Angeles, interned at KROQ (L.A.'s famed alt-rock radio stati ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 8, 2013


    Experience a past you never had at this radio show

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    TV on the Radio - Brooklyn Academy of Music - 4/27/13

    Better Than: Their headlining set at Pitchfork in 2011. TV On The Radio is at an interesting crossroads. After completing a three-album deal with Interscope, the Brooklyn four-piece is returning to the fold with a reinvigorated passion for their craft. Lead singer Tunde Adebimpe revealed to Spin ... More >>

  • Music

    September 26, 2012

    Bob Fass: Funny Fart Noises on the Radio

    A new documentary explores the activist (and irreverent) free-form radio of the 79-year-old host

  • Music

    May 2, 2012

    Kiss-FM, RIP

    New York's urban radio pioneer goes dark after 30 years

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    Kiss-FM, R.I.P.

    On Thursday Kiss-FM announced that after 30 years, it would stop broadcasting on 98.7 FM and join forces with WBLS, its longtime rival in the "adult urban contemporary" radio format in New York City. The stations will merge under the motto "One Family, One Station, Our Voice," with several Kiss-FM p ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 28, 2012


    The MSNBC host takes on
the government

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    Rush Limbaugh Loses More Than 30 Advertisers Over "Slut" Remark

    Rush Limbaugh famously used his syndicated radio show to call Georgetown U student Sandra Fluke, who's in favor of Obama's birth control policy, a "slut" and a "prostitute." Rush profusely apologized, but the advertisers aren't buying it and they're dropping like discontented little corporate flies ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    100 & Single: Adele's Focus-Grouped Chart-Topper And The Demise Of The "Deep Cut"

    Remember the album cut—the track deep on a disc that fans knew best, that only cool radio stations would play? Like so many cherished things from before the iTunes era, it's essentially extinct. My evidence for this bold and seemingly facile statement isn't the steady, well-chronicled disappe ... More >>

  • Music

    November 30, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Live: TV On The Radio Pop Up In The Sky

    ​ TV on the Radio Billboard at the corner of Lafayette and Great Jones Sts. Wednesday, August 17 Better than: "Not a concert," said someone standing next to me. Two days ago Maura forwarded me an email from a Heineken rep giving her the heads-up on a "newsworthy event" set to take place the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    A Brief List Of Female Singer-Songwriters Who Might Not Fit The "White Girl With Acoustic Guitar" Mold, But Who Certainly Shouldn't Be Ignored By Overly Strict '90s Revivalists

    Where, indeed. ​Hey, so the new Jane Pratt venture XOJane launched today! And one of the Sassy granddaughter's first music-related articles is Yet Another Thing About The Now Gingrich-Assisted '90s Fetishism Happening Right Now, in which Emily McCombs pleads, "Can the '90s Revival Include Fema ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    My Cameo In Music Video Spawns Some Press

    ​Paper magazine astutely noticed me and Murray Hill in a video for the Brooklyn band TV On The Radio (one in a cycle of 10 videos they've put together all at once) and promptly did an in-depth interview with me and filmmaker Amy Davis about it.

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    TV on the Radio Turn Their Gaze Inward

    ​ For a brief moment in late 2008, it felt like the clouds were parting after eight dark years, and TV on the Radio's supremely great "Golden Age" might just be heralding the start of something truly amazing. The band went all in, leaving any arty pretension to the music video and earnestly pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Republican Secret Camera Scam Artist Fools NPR, But Also Muslim-Hating Bloggers

    ​James O'Keefe, the same Republican operative/twerp/'investigative journalist' behind such secret stings as the undercover ACORN videos (yeah, the pimp costume guy) and the attempted tapping of U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu's phones went at it again today with a new video project. This time, O'Ke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Hear A New TV On The Radio Track, "Will Do"

    ​TV on the Radio has debuted a new track on the radio, appropriately enough: Courtesy Seattle's 107.7 The End, please enjoy TVOTR's "Will Do," a remarkably airy, uncluttered, elegant semi-slow jam set to anchor the band's upcoming Nine Types of Light, due out April 12.

  • Voice Choices

    November 3, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010


    ​Dear Prospective Village Voice Freelancers, Each and every day, you send me pitches for stories that you hope I'll bite on. Some are quite good. A few are excellent. Most, however, don't interest me in the least. I try my best to answer as many pitches as I can. If, for whatever reason, I'm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Oprah and Gayle: Are They?

    Gayle King photo by David Shankbone​They deny it, and naturally one doesn't want to fall into that old stereotype about how any two powerful women who hang together must be doing it. But Stedman never seemed that persuasive a force to me, and now Rosie O'Donnell has stirred the pepperpot by s ... More >>

  • Film

    November 10, 2009
  • Voice Choices

    October 20, 2009

    Radio Is a Sound Salvation

    Tune in to the Radio Festival

  • Voice Choices

    October 6, 2009


    Catch an old-time radio show with Tunde Adebimpe

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    The Internet Ruins Everything: Williamsburg-Hater Jay Mundy, High on Viral Video Power, Strikes Out

    Jay Mundy, the conservative talk radio host who increasingly seems to be somebody's very well executed prank, took a few laps around the internet earlier in June when his hilarious tirade about a trip he went on to the "official hipster neighborhood of the United States of America," a/k/a Williams ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 24, 2009


    What comes after meth-lab/bodega?

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2009

    I'm Playing Match Game Live! Again

    I'm getting out my best Brett Somers hair and my curliest Charles Nelson Reilly merkin because it's time for another Match Game Live!, the funsy game show put on by host Bern Lerman for a crowd of panting people, some of whom become wildly lucky enough to get dragged into the action. It could be you ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 15, 2009


    WNYC invites you to its housewarming party

  • Music

    January 21, 2009

    Pazz + Jop 2008

    TV on the Radio gets their revenge.

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2008

    John McCain's Chief of Staff Is a 'Mo!

    So says Sirius radio host Mike Signorile in his heavy duty Republican hypocrisy alert of the week! Read it and get a whiff of the conflicted crow the Repubs should be forced to eat along with their prunes.

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2008

    East Village Radio Music Festival: It's Hard Out There for a Pirate

    KRS-One, performing somewhere far from the South Street Seaport East Village Radio, the sponsor of Sunday's South Street Seaport-hosted Music Festival, began life in 2003 as a pirate radio station, but as host KRS-One noted, while staring contemplatively out over the East River, "It's real hard to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2008

    All Eating All the Time

    If you aren't sick of my yammering about competitive eating, you can hear me run my mouth off about it on "Doing Time," the Ron Kuby show on Air America, this evening at 5:45.

  • Voice Choices

    May 13, 2008


    John Oliver’s out of his cage again

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2007

    Last Night: "TV on the Radio Guy" and Scary Mansion at Glasslands

    Bob Dylan is thankfully nowhere in sight. "Valentine's Dinner" showcase curated by Kyp Malone Date: Wednesday, February 14 Better than: Drinking Miller alone in bed Recorded equivalent: B-Side single Rating: 6.4 His name is Kyp Malone, alright? Because every time I say his name lately in conversat ... More >>

  • News

    November 7, 2006

    The Inconvenient Death of Brad Will

    Mexican police gun down a counterculture hero

  • Film

    September 5, 2006
  • Screens

    January 10, 2006

    Sirius Doubts

    Even with hours of Howard, Sirius and it's portable aren't an easy sell

  • News

    September 6, 2005

    Dome City Radio Goes Live in Houston

    Activists sidestep FEMA bureaucracy to broadcast relief info to Katrina survivors

  • News

    October 5, 2004

    Hits and Bits

    Cheap and simple software choices for capturing webcasts on your iPod

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2004
  • News

    August 31, 2004

    The Spinning Wheel

    A story in The New York Times causes an ACLU leader to scurry to create a cover-up

  • NYC Life

    April 20, 2004

    Adieu, Bonjour

    Halcyon closes shop—for now; Jeannie Hopper and WPS1 Art radio go live

  • News

    November 28, 2000

    He Was the Best of New York

    Lars-Erik Nelson and the Business of Journalism

  • News

    July 25, 2000

    Boomeranging Dr. Laura Off the Air

    Homophobes Can Boycott, Too

  • News

    July 11, 2000

    Celebrity Bigots

    Why Hate is Hot

  • News

    May 9, 2000

    Left Behind

    The Radical Right Got Wired Fast. When Will Progressives Catch Up?

  • News

    July 20, 1999
  • Music

    January 20, 1998

    Satellite of Like

    DirecTV's 30 Channels of Never-Ending Sound

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