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 >>
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 >>