Last week the National Bureau of Economic Research published a working paper, "Unhappy Cities," that was a collaboration between Harvard professor Edward Glaeser, Vancouver School of Economics professor Joshua Gottlieb and Harvard doctoral student Oren Ziv. Researchers found that differences in a ... More >>
It's a confusing time to be an emo fan. My Chemical Romance recently called it quits, while Fall Out Boy, surprisingly, have the #1 album in the country. That album, however, is a far cry from the sound old heads remember from the Take This to Your Grave era. Bro, are you even emo anymore? See also ... More >>
Tamara Shopsin Spoonbill & Sugartown Wednesday, 7:30pm, Free Shopsin's new memoir is arranged the way any harried artist's journal might be--in fragments, drawings, photographs, and asides--and surprisingly all the more cohesive for it. Mumbai New York Scranton (Scribner) highlights the underlying c ... More >>
No, no, no, and no!We do hate to be graphic, but in this case it seems necessary. This is the second time in less than two days (and the third time in just over two months) that we've heard of a woman being arrested who had something inappropriate, even illegal, hidden away in that very perso ... More >>
Spotted in the window of a Burger King in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and filed under "Adding Insult to Injury." [Thanks to Jen Doll] Have a tip or restaurant-related news? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 13, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 35 Two Minutes to Midnight: The Very Last Hurrah by Pete Hamill LOS ANGELES -- It was, of course, two minutes to midnight an the Embassy Room of the Ambassador Hotel was rowdy with triumph. Red and blue ba ... More >>
Sarah Palin spends a lot of time lambasting Wall Street corruption, beltway insiders, and the urban elite. In far (even remote) contrast, she throws up Main Street, Wasilla, and during last night's Vice Presidential debate she invited all Americans to come visit to see what things are all about up t ... More >>
New York Teachers May Receive Merit Pay for Improved Standardized Test Scores. Are Bonuses Bogus?
Strikebreakers! Over My Dead Body