On September 17, 25-year-old Barrington Williams died after running from the police. Following more than a months of testing, the city's medical examiner has ruled the cause of death natural, the office told the Village Voice on Tuesday. Williams succumbed to "acute and chronic bronchial asthma," s ... More >>
I talked earlier today to Ed Winter, assistant chief coroner of Los Angeles County, who tells me that he's ruling Alexander Jentzsch's death an accident. The 27-year-old son of Scientology president Heber Jentzsch was found dead on the morning of July 3 at the home of his in-laws. Winter has now d ... More >>
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A lot of pregnant women don't get tested for sexually transmitted diseases. But a lot of pregnant need to get tested for sexually transmitted diseases, according to just released Centers for Disease Control stats. Out of some 1.3 million American women who had blood work during pregnancy, only 59 p ... More >>
According to a new paper released by the Journal of the American Medical Association, contrary to the beliefs of some, smoking pot is actually cool, healthwise, so long as you do it in moderation. Moderation means "one marijuana cigarette a week for 49 years, or one joint a day for 7 years." In eith ... More >>
I wish George Michael the best as he battles his terrible health problem. The 48-year-old "I Want Your Sex" singer suffered agonizing chest pains and breathing difficulties in Vienna and was rushed to the hospital, where a doctor said George has "community-acquired pneumonia." And then George's pu ... More >>
Tomorrow night's Stevie Nicks gig at Webster Hall, commemorating the release of her seventh solo album In Your Dreams, has been canceled because the legendarily witchy singer is suffering from pneumonia and the flu and has been instructed to "stay and bed and not fly" (quotes from the press release ... More >>
Today the City Council passed a bill that will force a few of the city's worst landlords to clean up the mold and exterminate the vermin that play a significant role in the city's childhood asthma epidemic. Advocates are cheering because this is a step in the right direction. But it's a baby ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 12, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 32 Who clubbed the clown? By Ron Rosenbaum Wavy Gravy, recovering from amoebic dysentery, tropical fever, opium addiction, pneumonia, tuberculosis, and a severe spinal condition, was out of Roosevelt Hosp ... More >>
We take a break from the snarkery here at Runnin' Scared to honor the passing of Det. Kevin Czartoryski, a stalwart and dependable member of the NYPD's public information office and an important liaison between the Police Department and the city's gay community.
In this week's cover story, writer Keegan Hamilton investigates the controversy surrounding ibogaine, the experimental hallucinogen drug that has helped kick meth and heroin addictions. Ibogaine is illegal, even though its power to cure addicts has been proven. Hamilton's story describes th ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 27, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 35 A Gink's Last Gasp: Stop, You're Killing Me By Paul A. Du Brul I am a member of a minority group. I have lung disease. Every morning and night, I sit before a small gray and blue machine with a white pl ... More >>
Today in City Room's Complaint Box, where curmudgeons go to curmudgeon-ify, there's a charming little entry about New York's most common bird. Author Louise Dreier's Upper West Side neighbors have a pigeon nest, horror of horrors, and she's not going to stand for it anymore.
No one is bonkers here.The Telegraph addresses a very important question today: Does being single make you bonkers?
Tiana Rice of The Bronx was 16 when she called her parents from her cell phone in a panic, screamed, and was disconnected on December 31. For a month they held onto every dispatch in her case, and searched frantically for her. Meanwhile the police had found her nude body in a crackhouse on Ri ... More >>
After a six-year delay, Edward Albees play is back
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