Kids: They're dumb! If you want to explain anything to them, you'll need to do it in very, very simple terms. Adults are dumb too! Or misinformed, or just confused, and sometimes they need things explained to them in simple terms too. That is the basic premise of the popular subreddit "Explain Like ... More >>
On Thursday, May 15, 18-year old Aidan Norvez had just finished an AP Econ exam, one of the last tests of his high school career, and he headed to Central Park with his friends to celebrate. But Norvez, who is scheduled to graduate one month from now, never came home from the park. The teenager is ... More >>
Well, that escalated quickly. Last week we broke the story (in the mainstream, non-racist press, anyway) of the White Man March, a flash mob-style demonstration planned for March 15 by Kyle Hunt, a 30-year-old Amherst graduate from a very small town in Massachusetts. The story went viral and was p ... More >>
Moombahton gets massive at BK’s Output
We'd bet our last cronut that it'd be fairly hard to find a New Yorker undecided in this election, but if you are a member of that elusive breed -- and you haven't been to the ballot box yet -- consider voting with your stomach. Herewith, a few choice food- and drink-related moments from each camp ... More >>
The Internet’s favorite little cat hits the Big Apple
The dog days of summer are here. And admit it: you can't stand the thought of another outdoor concert, where you pretend to enjoy three art school dropouts indulge their irony-free love of noodling. Change it up, save your money, and go see some comedy in some of New York's finest air-conditioned ve ... More >>
If you are going to be a violent, homophobic asshole, look around the room for cameras before you attack. Come on, that's like, rule #1 in How To Be A Violent Homophobic Asshole. Late Tuesday a video surfaced on YouTube of two men harrassing--at one point physically--Pride Weekend revelers on a Que ... More >>
A year ago Sunday, Congress shelved the Stop Online Privacy Act and the Protect IP Act after millions of concerned Internet users expressed outrage over a bill they believed threatened the freedom of the Internet. The most memorable of those expressions of outrage against SOPA came a year ago Fri ... More >>
On Wikipedia, a blog is defined as a "discussion or informational site published on the World Wide Web and consisting of discrete entries ("posts") typically displayed in reverse chronological order (the most recent post appears first). As you're reading this, you are on the Village Voice's Run ... More >>
We all know how much airport security can suck. You wait on a rotating line and push your heavy suitcase on the floor, inch by inch, then you're forced to quickly take off your shoes, watch, belt and anything else metallic before walking through the detector. After all this is finished, you're press ... More >>
We did it, everyone. Following a public outcry, petition, and the filing of a federal Freedom of Information Act request, the Leader of the Free World will release the White House's beer recipe.
After thousands of popular websites went offline today and many more individuals took to the Twitterverse to protest SOPA and PIPA, several co-sponsors of the anti-piracy bills have just withdrawn their support, telling reporters that they were worried about the legislations' impact on free speech, ... More >>
The meme of the moment has turned on itself, eating its own shit tail, if you will. Here, from Tripp Crosby, Tyler Stanton, and others who could be co-opted into the making of this video, are "Phrases you will often never hear," in YouTube form.
The Songs: Karmin, "Super Bass" and "Look At Me Now" and way too many others; Mac Lethal, "Cook Wit Me Now"; Jackson Foote and friends, "Get Low"; Sophia Grace, "Super Bass"; probably more that are shooting up the Reddit charts right now. The Crimes: Anti-pop snobbery; humorlessness in the name of ... More >>
Tonight is Z100's Jingle Ballheadlined by Lady Gaga! with a set by Kelly Clarkson!and the top-40 station's annual celebration of its playlist's biggest stars will be co-hosted by the duo Karmin, a pair of Berklee-educated musicians from Boston who rose to prominence earlier this ... More >>
viaJust yesterday, to her great surprise, Community Manager for Respawn Entertainment Abbie Heppe's ugly Christmas sweater pretty much blew up, spreading holiday cheer all over the Internet. Ugly Christmas sweaters and the Internet are a great pairing in general; this time it was extra-specia ... More >>
Lot of great White House petitions lately. First, the one demanding that the government "formally acknowledge an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race" (the government refuses to do so); and now, a petition calling for a "vapid, condescending, meaningless, politically safe respons ... More >>
This video is shot from a pug's POV. Who knew that being a pug involved a constant witch house soundtrack? There also seems to be less butt-sniffing than you'd think.
video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player The dreaded political co-opting of Occupy Wall Street began in earnest yesterday when Nancy Pelosi appeared on Christiane Amanpour's Sunday morning show and (kind of) lent support to the Zuccotti campers. "I support the message to the establ ... More >>
In the aftermath of more than 700 reported arrests of protesters on the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday, Occupy Wall Street continues to occupy a large portion of the news. This video has been circulating of what seems to be a very young girl (we've heard 13 years old, though that's not confirmed) being ... More >>
We're replacing our laptop with one of those babies, except instead of weird colorful liquids ours will mix booze.
Via Reddit, here's an example of What Not to Do times two: Don't loot. And don't take to social media afterward to brag or make jokes about it. The woman (or person pretending to be this woman, because it's so grotesque it may well be a hoax or troll account) who tweeted the following has since canc ... More >>
You're sweltering in this heat and you have to travel deep into the barren desert wasteland of the even-hotter subway and then off to your chilly cavern of an office, where the sweat will freeze to your body and you will feel flu-like by noon, but still, there are bright sides to be had. For instanc ... More >>
Pomplamoose Music Hall Of Williamsburg Friday, June 24 Better than: Watching broadcast TV without a DVR. Explaining where I was going on Friday night engendered one of two single-syllable reactions from my friends: "Ugh!" or "Who?" Pomplamoose, the male-female duo from San Francisco who became fa ... More >>
And we're back. Once again we're offering a snazzy Village Voice t-shirt to some of our notable commenters. This week, we even had a local celebrity weigh in. If your comment was picked, email web editor Francesca Stabile to claim your prize.
Yesterday, the lonely dudes of 4chan enacted their plan to prank the lonely dudes of OkCupid. The trolls had set up fake OkCupid accounts depicting cute single women, with which they'd attempted to lure "forever alone" guys on the dating site to Times Square, where they would all collectively ... More >>
The wild Internet message board 4chan, known for originating almost all memes and spawning the hacker/activist collective Anonymous, is plotting a prank on some unfortunately lonely fellows using OkCupid. The point, if you could call it that, is to create an "involuntary flash mob," in which ... More >>
It's almost May, and that means prom is coming up! Have you asked that special someone yet? If not, we're sorry to have to tell you that no matter how you ask your date to join you on the"best night of your life," you're going to be completely upstaged by this kid. He puts on an awesome routine to ... More >>
"I am a 74-time Jeopardy! champion, Ken Jennings. I will not be answering in the form of a question," someone wrote in the IAmA section of social news website and discussion board Reddit yesterday afternoon under the username WatsonsBitch. It turns out, via proof on his blog, that it was inde ... More >>
If there's one word to describe the media news narrative so far in 2011, it's probably "reinvention," or something like it, what with all of the relaunches, redesigns and restructuring, from AOL and the Huffington Post to Gawker, the New York Times (plus Magazine), New York Observer and Tina ... More >>
This time lapse video shows the photographic journey of a man who grew out his beard for one year and six weeks. Corey Fauver, the video's bearded protagonist, only received a silver medal for his efforts in the Carleton College Golden Schillers short film competition. We think that this video dese ... More >>
The "Bro"-ly Trinity"Bromance" was a term that just two years ago was just as hot as "metrosexual" was in 2004. Where have all of the Bros gone since then? A thread posted on Reddit last week reminded us of the since forgotten favorite term. Does it have a chance to make a comeback or are the ... More >>
Ya dig?YouTube is now taking submissions for its second annual "Ask Obama" online town hall meeting. Naturally, marijuana legalization advocates have spammed the YouTube channel with questions about their favorite pastime and the "world saving herb." On Thursday, at 2:30 p.m., some of the top ... More >>
We call him "Julian George."Always wanted to make Julian Assange a little less pale and wan? Or see how he might look as a jolly ginger? Or, perhaps, a Karma-Chameleon-esque '80s fantasy? It's your chance, thanks to the new online Julian Assange coloring book! We just spent 10 minutes with it ... More >>
Reddit, the extremely popular social news website and message board, is a breeding ground for many of the internet's finest things. This week alone, videos of Ted Williams, the homeless man with the golden radio voice, and an exploding manhole made early appearances on the site before skyrock ... More >>
Stephen Chao on RedditStephen Chao is best known for his firing from Fox in 1992, when he hired a male stripper for his boss Rupert Murdoch during a conference speech attended by Dick and Lynne Cheney. Chao was attempting to explain that in Europe, violence on television is taken far more ser ... More >>
Colors of a beautiful rainbow...Four Loko, known as "liquid crack" to certain admirers, was officially banned this weekend, no longer to be delivered to your friendly neighborhood bodega after December 10. Unlike just any garden variety booze, Four Loko didn't only make people sick -- it made ... More >>
When it comes to high-art subversion, these guys still have everyone whipped