Taiga burning bright
Res had it pretty good, for a while. A little more than a decade ago, when the music industry was still flush with cash and power, the Philadelphia-born singer-songwriter (whose given name is Shareese Ballard; her stage name is pronounced "Reese") had a sweet deal with MCA Records. She had a crash ... More >>
The Leipzig team of genetic scientists has announced that it was able to completely decode the genome of an extinct species of humans, the Denisova, using DNA extracted from a single 10-milligram bone fragment of a 50,000-year-old skeleton. The skeleton was found in Southern Siberia in 2010, and cam ... More >>
Patrick McMullanMichael and Marina Levitis invited me to their Rasputin restaurant in Sheepshead Bay (2670-Coney Island Avenue; 718-332-8111), so I put on my Cossack hat, grabbed some friends, and raced there with my tongue out to help celebrate the place's 20th anniversary in style. When we ... More >>
Jacqueline Bouvier (Kennedy Onassis) wrote quite a lot of letters -- there was no email, after all -- to her boyfriend at Harvard, a 21-year-old fellow named R. Beverley Corbin Jr., in the late 1940s. A Christie's auction held on Thursday landed them in the hands of a "French lady" and "very ... More >>
offthebroiler.wordpress.comTogether againFloyd Cardoz, formerly the Executive Chef at now-shuttered Tabla, is back in action and will helm the kitchen at Danny Meyer's newest fine dining restaurant called North End Grill, which will open in Battery Park City towards the end of 2011. Per a rel ... More >>
Jordana Che Toback and Clarinda Mac Low team up
Moscow does not believe in tears, but it does believe in good DJs, so they're spending many a ruble to import a good friend of mine, legend Anita Sarko, to spin there. And not only will she spin, but she'll DJ, too!
It generally backfires bigger than a Republican's anti-gay speech to rabbis. It's always when I'm trying hardest to show off that I get hit in the face with a giant pie of meringue and mockery. For example, if I take someone to an event, the person in charge of the tickets will always be so ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 2, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 27 A Happy Birthday For Gay Liberation By Jonathan Black They stretched in a line, from Gimbels to Times Square, thousands and thousands and thousands, chanting, waving, screaming -- the outrageous and the ou ... More >>
According to the Wall Street Journal, BP scapegoat Tony Hayward is getting the old shipped-off-to-Siberia treatment. Or, well, Russia, anyway. But it's not so much the gulags as a dubious promotion of sorts: Hayward will reportedly step down in October and become a non-executive director of T ... More >>
An ascendant Southern rapper tries out a few impressions
Screenshot via Le Crouton Belchiere Studios, "A studio with a Christian Worldview" Here we go again. The powers that be, and TMZ, report that the Ickitt calumny is finally over: Call M.I.A.'s kid Ikhyd Edgar Arular Bronfman, according to a birth certificate TMZ is allegedly holding (look at it here ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 13, 1958, Vol. III, No. 42 Off-Beat Survey: Hipnicks When dawn comes, where does Young Bohemia bed-down? This seemed like a reasonable question to ask. So, the paper put two operatives into the field. Our off-beat survey was intereste ... More >>
Drum'n'bass may never conquer the world, but it managed to outlast this column
With Siberia closing for good, we restrain the urge to vomit one last glorious time
(From here: Are you going to Vladivostok?) We've never been on the trans-Siberian express, but we imagine the long journey (at least six days, no showers, lots of vodka) would necessitate comfortable clothing. For the innovative designers of Feral Childe, this adventure's inspired creations of a ... More >>
Elliot Erwitt at the Edwynn Houk Gallery
A sprawling, overstuffed new novel brings us anarchy in the U.S.A.
NYC celebs take over Fontana's, Annex, Slipper Room, Corner Billiards
U.S. oil eyes northern riches beyond the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Vegas: Now accessible to pasty, tattooed punks and misfits
Hey, remember when climate change was a swell idea? Coconuts were in the offing.
Sundry New South up-and-comers turn lifers before our very ears, and survive it to boot
A still-kicking Soviet-era film studio produces a Russian ark's worth of iconoclastic style
Uploader Supreme Joly MacFie Puts Indie-Rock New York on Cable and the Web
Theater's Been in Flux All Century Long, So What's Left for It in the Next?
''In the new George Michael video, two very arresting male cops are locked in a passionate kiss, bringing new meaning to the word entrapment.''