Kevin Clash is the talented puppeteer who does Elmo on Sesame Street, which is having quite a year what with the unsuccessful Romney attack on Big Bird and all. But Clash says he doesn't put his hand up minors. As you've heard, a man came forward and said he had a relationship with Clash which sta ... More >>
At Chiller Theatre, the answer to "What's in a name?" is $45
Some DJs are quiet, let-the-music-do-the-talking types, but not Jonathan Toubin. Interviewed for this week's Voice profile, the 4Knots Music Festival Afterparty host was enthusiastic and opinionated, generating a novella's worth of transcript. More highlights from our conversation are below, as Toub ... More >>
Obie winners Ethan Lipton and Ken Rus Schmoll return with a new play for Clubbed Thumb's Summerworks
I'm turning 30 this year, and I'm looking for positive role models wherever I can. Do I have to start talking about insurance and mutual funds and Roth IRAs, or is there a way to grow up while holding my cool? For some advice, I turned to the 33-year-old Frankie Rose, who just released the outstandi ... More >>
The City Council today announced the key figures who will be charged with dividing up the city into new districts based on Census data. It's the next redistricting frontier! The announcement of the Council's appointments comes on the same day that important news broke in the statewide redistrict ... More >>
We didn't think it was possible, but this morning Mayor Mike Bloomberg held a news conference that was even cooler than his public appearance with the cast of Gossip Girl earlier this year. The secret weapon? Muppets. Four talking Muppets. You can't make this stuff up, folks! In perhaps the sillie ... More >>
Off the top of my head, I can come up with more "controversial" stances Katy Perry has taken than I can count on one hand: "Ur So Gay" being mean, homophobic, and seemingly aimed at Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz; "I Kissed a Girl" being shock-Sapphic and heteronormative; "You / PMS / Like a bitch / I wo ... More >>
Every day this month, in conjunction with our Feb. 1 cover story "Philip Glass, An East Village Voice," Sound of the City will post excepts of interviews with Glass and his collaborators, as well as reviews of several concerts celebrating his 75th birthday. Today we are publishing the first of seve ... More >>
If there were ever a moment for a queer, disabled rapper with a love for pot, jokes, and revolution to be a star, the moment is now
Welcome to Sound of the City's liveblog of the 2011 American Music Awards, the annual salute to the most popular popular music that exists in the American wild this year. While Lady Gaga and Adele and Beyoncé are absent, this year's show apparently has one performance that will cost $500,000 to pul ... More >>
In case you haven't been paying attention to Sarah Palin's antics lately (in which case: good for you), she recently got mad on the Facebook and the Twitters about noted rapper Common Sense performing at a White House poetry event. Like everything Palin says, this is gross and wrong. She appa ... More >>
Craig Silverstein met Google's Larry Page and Sergey Brin at Stanford before the turn of the century and became the robot car-creating search engine giant's first employee. Allegedly he is a human. Needless to say, he's never needed another job and didn't even finish his doctorate. This weeke ... More >>
Ever wonder why rightbloggers don't ever just say the hell with it? Week after week we unfailingly find them locked in the highest of dudgeons, raging about such inanities as old Sesame Street episodes or a non-existent suppressed Obama "thesis." Wouldn't you expect them to occasionally look at ... More >>
Max and the gang's all here. Let the mild rumpus start!
Shoah me yours and I'll Shoah you mine—plundering meaning from the Holocaust
Returning for the Wii, stiff as ever
Two New York rappers dreamed of stardom. MF Doom got it. MF Grimm didn't.
A new principal's tour of duty, from Bloomberg's 'academy' to P.S. 50
Eminem's Marshall Mathers LP
The Rise of Fareed Zakaria: Muslim, Heartthrob, Super-Pundit
A perfectionist who takes pride in not being prolific contacts Evans and Mingus online
Appreciating William Wegman, the Painter
New York's Mega-Studio: If We Build It, Will They Come?
Judith Jamison and Trisha Brown Are Movin' In
Just Give Him the Damn Ball!
Harry Potter, The Movie, Took in $93.5 Million in Its Opening Weekend. Feeling the Magic?