Curtains forcing their will against the wind, children sleep, exchanging dreams with seraphim. The city drags itself awake on subway straps; and I, an alarm, awake as a rumor of war, lie stretching into dawn, unasked and unheeded. --Maya Angelou, Awakening in New York, 1983 Maya Ang ... More >>
Colum McCann crosses oceans and rivers
The past year has been a big one for Lena Dunham, to say the least. Her HBO series became the most talked about show on television, and the 26 year-old renaissance woman (or girl) quickly became a "voice of her generation," as her alterego Hannah Horvath would phrase it. She won two Golden Globes. S ... More >>
Will Food52 dedicate today to champagne recipes? Unlikely, but the cooking website -- helmed by former NY Times scribe Amanda Hesser and co-creator Merrill Stubbs -- has good reason to celebrate. Yesterday, the duo announced that they've closed their "Series A" funding after raising $2 million in in ... More >>
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This is my confession
In my story in the Voice last week, inspired by Joan and Leslie Rich's 1964 book, How to Be a New Yorker, I talked to longtime New Yorkers, former New Yorkers, new New Yorkers, and even a few people who've never lived in this town, about what they think it takes to be "a real New Yorker." As expecte ... More >>
Terribly useful rules for life
Random HouseShe might be one of the most important people in the cookbook publishing world, but Judith Jones, the editor who championed Julia Child way back when, has a surprisingly normal New York City kitchen. The Kitchn takes a tour today of her Upper East Side apartment, which is refresh ... More >>
Fresh off the BoatHuang, with beverage.File under "Unsurprising": the publishing world has seen fit to give Eddie Huang a book deal.
Some exciting news for fans of the late Theodor Geisel, or, as you probably know him, Dr. Seuss: Random House is publishing seven of his "rarely seen" works, which appeared in Redbook between 1948 and 1959, into a hard-cover collection called The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories. Apparentl ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 21, 1967, Vol. XIII, No. 10 Andy Warhol's Book Party: Put-On, Pop-Out, Blow-Up by Sally Kempton and Ross Wetzsteon "Do you think pop art is..." "No." "What?" "No." "Do you think pop art is..." "No...No, I don't." Andy Warhol h ... More >>
I'm a terrible Catholic and never believed much in the shroud of Turin, especially when I saw a really bad Broadway musical about it in the '80s. And sure enough, some years ago, N. D. Wilson did a study that proved how through ancient methods the shroud could easily be duplicated today. Fee ... More >>
The First Fall Classic: The Red Sox, the Giants and the Cast of Players, Pugs and Politicos Who Re-Invented the World Series in 1912 By Mike Vaccaro Doubleday, 290 pages, $26.95 Game Six -- Cincinnati, Boston, and the 1975 World Series: The Triumph of America's Pastime By Mark Frost Hyperion ... More >>
After last week's post-apocalyptic BEA, where the reports mingled just the slightest hint of indie-optimism with a general sense of what-the-fuck-do-we-do-now, it's encouraging to get the news out of Fort Greene that Greenlight Bookstore--the much-chronicled bookseller start-up that could--has final ... More >>
"The thing about a film is that it's like a really, really bad, extreme cocaine habit that's out of control--the cost is like, a small house, every few weeks." Robb Reiner and Steve "Lips" Kudlow The rockumentary Anvil! The Story of Anvil has been called a "30-year overnight success story"--and th ... More >>
The dark menagerie of Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned
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. Those Who Trespass audiobook Author: Bill O'Reilly Publisher: Random House Audio Date: 2001, though the ... More >>
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