Tom Van Buskirk, the thoughtful Los Angeles-based half of polyglot pan-tropical duo Javelin, has some mixed feelings about social media. "When I follow someone on Twitter and all I get is a barrage of RT's or straight-up PR shit, it kind of offends me, and they never know. It's just funny that we pu ... More >>
Yesterday, President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney completed their final full day of what will go down as one of the most incessant, important, negative and, yes, divisive presidential races in the history of the United States. The two candidates spent their last 24 hour ... More >>
The constitutionality of Arizona's controversial immigration law currently is being reviewed by the United States Supreme Court -- and for some reason New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman decided to chime in in the form of a friend-of-the-court brief filed with the SCOTUS this morning.If you' ... More >>
In the past month, because they endorsed multiple (and sometimes bizarre) anti-abortion laws and denounced efforts to have contraception included in health insurance plans, conservatives found themselves advertised as making a "war on women." But last week they were able to turn the tables, because ... More >>
When (or if) Rick Santorum comes to New York next week, he'll do so as a former presidential candidate -- the former Pennsylvania senator announced this afternoon that he's suspending his campaign...finally."We made a decision over the weekend that, while this presidential race for us, is over for ... More >>
In the two years since stumbling across viral MP3 stardom with "Combination Pizza Hut & Taco Bell," Brooklyn's Das Racist have evolved from insular meta-rap blogger obsession to some of our city's most electric assonance merchants. Their first official, hold-it-in-yr-paws physical release, Re ... More >>
Date: Monday, Feb. 23, 2010, 12:45 a.m. Location: In front of 86 MacDonough St., Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. We heard over the weekend from friends and relatives of Dwayne Spence, a 25-year-old Brooklyn man born in Jamaica who was shot and killed on Feb. 23 in what turns out to be a bizarre c ... More >>
According to the News, Mayor Bloomberg made his Democratic opponent formulate plans to deal with emergencies Bloomberg knew didn't exist. He also delayed the release of the fetching photo at left until after the election, despite an FOIA request.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 27, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 15 Rolling Stoned with Joyous 'Pornographer' By Stephanie Harrington Ed Sanders: "Fuck You" editor - publisher - printer - conceiver. Fugs founder. Pharoah fancier fantastic. Classicist, cigar store cle ... More >>
Chowder sampler, clockwise from top New England clam, Manhattan blue crab, and sweet corn Ed's Chowder House smells right--like lemon and that flinty, mineral aroma of good shellfish. But that's where the good news ends. It's not that the food is terrible--although the slaw does deserve that ... More >>
Image from Howie Klein's "Down With Tyranny" blog (downwithtyranny.blogspot.com)As my colleague Tom Robbins explained last month, Chuck Schumer has been flexing his considerable muscle to make sure that no elected Democrat challenges Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the accidental incumbent, in a 2 ... More >>
An unsettling conversation, to oft-disturbing and potentially lasting effect
In a $30 million home health-care scam, some well-connected names
The twisted relationship of the goth girl, her preppy sister, and their murdered father
Chick-flick genre to Evening: Why you gotta make us look bad?
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists mingle rampant Europhilia with "American Girl"
Blue Staters hanging on every update in last night's Senate races, take heart. In a predawn letter to party volunteers, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid called it for the Democrats: Tonight wouldn't have happened without you. I wanted to send you a note of thanks as soon as possible. Your effor ... More >>
The beguiling, gender-bending excellence of Death Vessel
Teddy Roosevelt bioplay charges up a hill of beans while fudging the details
Hoping to make buildings safer, scientists want to talk to WTC survivors
The Senate voted today to confirm Judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court by a 58-42 margin. Rhode Island's Lincoln Chafee was the only Republican to vote "no." So did Jim Jeffords, the Vermont Republican-turned-independent. Four DemocratsRobert Byrd of West Virginia, North Dakota's Kent Conra ... More >>
Sunrise dawns on a new day at a downtown institution
John Bolton has left a trail of alienated colleagues and ridiculed ideas. He's a shoo-in for Senate confirmation.
A military court, an alleged rape victim, and the question of reporters' rights
Pot for patients may run into trouble with the Supreme Court, but the issue is gaining here at home
Are spooks getting purged for others' leaks? Inside the White House war on information
The neighborhood costs of America's prison boom
Where to catch your favorite bands now that the big show is canceled
Does God Need Tax Money to Teach?
Web Documentary Slams Home Reality of Prisons
Why Charles Mingus Came to Grief in 1962
When Clothes Make the Suspect
A Look at the Real Numbers in '98 Sweepstakes