Skin Health

  • Voice Choices

    February 19, 2014


    Erin Markey hits Joe’s Pub

  • Voice Choices

    September 25, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Kids In New York Could One Day Be Allowed To Apply Their Own Sunscreen (With A Note From Mom). Gasp!

    Did you know that kids in New York are only allowed to apply sunscreen to themselves at school if they have a note from their doctor saying it's OK? We didn't, but that's apparently the case -- and state Senator Michael Gianaris wants that to change.Gianaris has proposed a bill that would change cur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    "Tanning Mom" Is Hilarious, And All, But Skin Cancer In New Jersey Has Increased 43-Percent In 10 Years

    Happy "Melanoma Monday" -- as we all continue to laugh and laugh (and then cry) at "Tanning Mom," the latest leathery boob to humiliate New Jersey, skin cancer has increased 43-percent in the Garden State, and the American Cancer Society credits the increase to the rise in indoor tanning.If you're u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2012

    Hilarious "My Ass" Video By Two Insane Drag Queens

    Mickey Avalon's immortal genital-rap classic "My Dick" was bound to get a spoof, but nothing else about the above clip was inevitable. It's fresh, racy, funny, smelly, and pink on both sides and brown in the middle. It's "My Ass" by P-Flo--namely Pickles (aka writer/producer Michael Wakefield) and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    What Are Your Musical New Year's Resolutions For 2012?

    In this week's Voice I outline my music-related resolutions for the coming year, most of which involve getting away from the Internet in some fashion—avoiding toxic comment sections, realizing that the cloud's completeness is completely illusory, being better about listening to music that was ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 7, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Pitch Of The Week!

    ​This is by far the most memorable pitch that's been aimed my way recently, and it's possibly the wackiest since a publicist asked if I wanted to interview one of the Jersey Boys about hay fever. Here it is....

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    NYC Cocaine Could Rot Your Skin Off

    ​A new scientific report notes that most of the cocaine in the United States is "adulterated" with levamisole, which is used to de-worm livestock, and can cause people's skin to rot right off. The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology reports that, "Up to 70% of cocaine in the United ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    New York Wants to Take Away Youngsters' Red-Blooded American Right to Tan

    ​In what will certainly be seen as terrible, horrible, no good, very bad news by the cast of the Jersey Shore, New York state legislators want to ban indoor tanning for under-18-year-olds. That would make New York state horribly pale. It would also make New York state the first in the nation t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Lance Loud From An American Family: My Exclusive Interview

    ​In 1973, PBS aired An American Family, a revolutionary look at a Santa Barbara clan's collapsing under the weight of infidelity, deceit, and the son announcing he's gay. It was basically the original reality show and it's just been revived on PBS as well as forming the subject of HBO's Cinem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Wart Remover and Eye Drops Turn Out to Have Unfortunately Similar Names

    This doesn't look promising.​I mean, you could see how this might happen, right? The New York Post reports that a Queens man had eye surgery, went to fill his prescription for "Durezol," and the pharmacist at the Walgreens instead gave him "Durasol," which, oops, turns out to be wart remover i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Scientists Cure Baldness in Mice; Mice Fedora Industry Panics

    ​Scientists have accidentally discovered a five-day treatment that reverses baldness in mice, ABC News reports. Does this mean you will never have to tell someone his thinning hair looks "dignified" ever again? Maybe. Dr. Mulugeta Million and his team of scientists (we'll call them "The Millio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Jersey Shore's Snooki and Senator John McCain Confront Tanning Tax and Other Things That Are Totally Ruining America

    ​Okay, so this reality television personage known as "Snooki" (a/k/a Nicole Polizzi, you probably know her as "the girl who got punched in the face on the Jersey Shore") said some things about President Obama's proposed, totally bogus tanning tax during the second season's first episode. Well, ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 4, 2010


    Pill-popping nurse teams with Alison Pill

  • Voice Choices

    April 13, 2010
  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    Health Care Bill Helps Millions, Screws Over Tanners

    ​Who would have thought passing the health care bill would directly affect how often the cast of MTV's The Jersey Shore can get their glow on? The money for $940 billion overhaul of the health care system has to come from somewhere, so why not tax the tanners, right? The plan adds a 10 perce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Urban Photographer Nathan Kensinger Knows NYC's Best Rooftops, Toxic Industrial Canals, and Dive-Bar Bathrooms

    We recently published our Best of NYC issue, the Voice's annual opportunity to bestow awards like Best Vigilante and Best New Snarky Media-Gossip Site on our favorite things. In turn, we asked a few of our favorite New Yorkers to name their favorite local things. Nathan KensingerIn the Kitchen, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    Stephen Colbert: "Oh My God! There's a Sugar Shortage!"

    In light of the news that American could be facing a sugar shortage, Stephen Colbert broke out his emergency stash on The Colbert Report last night. How could we be running so low on "Jesus' dandruff"? Perhaps it was that world's-largest-cupcake folly.

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    Valentine's Spending Predicted Down; AAD Suggests Romantic Mole Check

    Though U.S. spending on holidays has been climbing in recent years, the National Retail Foundation has a more modest prediction for Valentine's Day: "Consumers Opt for Quality Time with Loved Ones over Traditional Gifts." They still predict an average consumer spend of $122.98, though. The analysts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    Kate Winslet Glams the Hell Up

    At left is Kate Winslet at the February 2007 BAFTA Awards, an appearance that led Lainey Gossip to write, "this is not her best best." At right, courtesy of Celebutopia, is Kate Winslet at last night's New York premiere of her new movie The Reader. Something has changed! But what? Perhaps a large tr ... More >>

  • Music

    March 11, 2008

    Why?'s Alopecia

    Acrobatic excursions, mired in self-doubt

  • Voice Choices

    February 19, 2008


    Performing arts get creatively cool

  • NYC Life

    April 17, 2007

    White Like Me

    Victor Varnado is a white black man. And he wants you to crack up about it.

  • News

    January 22, 2002

    Fade to White

    Skin Bleaching and the Rejection of Blackness

  • Long Island Voice

    August 24, 1999
  • News

    July 7, 1998

    Lab Rats

    A new book revisits shocking experiments on Pennsylvania prisoners

  • News

    May 12, 1998

    Healing Head Trips

    Doctors Explore the Astonishing Power of Placebos