In 2012, the Voice doled out honors to David Earl Buddin, tabbing him New York's Best Composer for very good reason: he's a beer-swillin', chain-smokin', gloriously prolific pioneer of electronic music and ringleader of the honky tonkin' trio of high rolling drunkards, American Liberty League. As ... More >>
It's not every day that employees ask their higher-ups to evaluate them more rigorously, but that's what a few city public school teachers asked for in an ad campaign launched by Educators 4 Excellence yesterday.
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"This is bullshit," a Hispanic twenty-something said. Fidgeting, he looked at the subway entrance, then to his phone, then down the block to the ever-growing line of tired commuters, then back to his phone. "It's my girl's birthday. I'm supposed to go see her." He took one last glance toward the ent ... More >>
Strapping Fieldhands w/Escape By Ostrich, Harpoon Forever, Aaron Rosenblum Ding Dong Lounge Saturday, July 28 Better than: Being in the maze. There aren't many people actively watching the bands at the Ding Dong Lounge on Saturday night, though the music doesn't get ignored either. In one part of ... More >>
For the first time since the man who drove their son to suicide was released from jail (after a laughable 20 days behind bars), the parents of Tyler Clementi are speaking out.Jane and Joe Clementi, and his older brother James, sat down with NBC's Lester Holt to talk about their son's tragic death (T ... More >>
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The Berkley-based rapper Lil B plays the Highline Ballroom on Thursday; for curious New York gawkers, it's a chance to see the world's foremost proponent of a new movement you could kindly term train-wreck rappers -- those artists whose every youthful indiscretion, ill-advised comment, physic ... More >>
Ring ceremony: Reid and Choi2010 was one of the gayest political years ever. Here's our take on the 10 gayest stories we reported on — throughout the five boroughs, the nation, and the world.
And proud of it
It's not exactly news that kids in poor school districts get screwed in New York state, but a new study quantifies exactly how. A report from Rutgers University and the Education Law Center in New Jersey has found that, when it comes to equitably distributing money and other resources to rich and p ... More >>
Tyler ClementiThe death of Rutgers freshman Tyler Clementi, who appears to have committed suicide after his roommate allegedly broadcast a video of him having a sexual encounter with a man, is a sad event that can't help but shine a light on Dan Savage's new YouTube project, "It Gets Better." ... More >>
Proving the old line that the best way to find real news in the Times is to read the stories end-to-beginning, the Paper of Record offers up a classic buried lede in its article today about the upcoming renovations to Madison Square Garden. Round about the sixth paragraph, sportswriter Richar ... More >>
Haiphong Jiang, the Rutgers grad student whose romantic impulse control shut down Newark Airport for six hours, delayed travelers nationally and exposed a gaping hole in Newark's security was taken into custody by Port Authority Police last night.
A new poll of "likely voters" shows Jon Corzine maintaining his 3-point lead over Chris Christie for the governorship of New Jersey. Whereas the previous poll gave Corzine a 40-37 edge on Christie, in today's Rutgers-Eagleton tally each of them lost a point, presumably to third-party challenger Chri ... More >>
by Michael Feingold The sad news arrived late Wednesday afternoon of the passing of playwright, novelist and screenwriter Ron Tavel, one of the formative figures of the off-off Broadway movement in the 1960s and 70s. He was equally significant in cinema for his contributions -- as conceiver, writ ... More >>
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