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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 fashionavoiding toxic comment sections, realizing that the cloud's completeness is completely illusory, being better about listening to music that was ... More >>
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....
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Pill-popping nurse teams with Alison Pill
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 >>
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 >>
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.
Acrobatic excursions, mired in self-doubt
Performing arts get creatively cool
Victor Varnado is a white black man. And he wants you to crack up about it.
Skin Bleaching and the Rejection of Blackness
A new book revisits shocking experiments on Pennsylvania prisoners
Doctors Explore the Astonishing Power of Placebos