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  • Blogs

    November 17, 2014

    An Activism Startup at Columbia University Wants to Turn Protestors Into Paid Journalists

    In a world of more than seven billion people, we can probably assume that at any given time, somebody somewhere is protesting something. And although it's not for lack of trying (journalists love themselves some protests), reporters are simply not able to cover each and every one. Sometimes this i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2014

    Photographer Who Captured Hatchet Attack Gets Savaged After Posting Photos on Facebook

    A local photographer who happened to capture a hatchet attack on two NYPD officers last week set off something of a firestorm on his Facebook page when he posted dramatic -- and graphic -- images of the immediate aftermath.

  • Voice Choices

    September 10, 2014
  • Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    Staten Island Teachers Furious Their Union Didn't Want Them to Wear NYPD Shirts to the First Day of School

    A group of public school teachers in Staten Island planned to wear T-shirts supporting the New York Police Department to the first day of school yesterday, but most backed off after warnings from their union, the United Federation of Teachers. The Staten Island Advance reports that more than 600 sh ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 14, 2014
  • Film

    April 30, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 30, 2014

    Angry Lewis Black Is Still Angry

    It's only been two years since New York comic/Daily Show commentator/Grammy-winning Jack of all Rage Lewis Black released his last special, but he's noted plenty of political hypocrisy, generational ineptitudes and technological missteps in the meantime to keep his blood pressure soaring comfortably ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    Inside the Peppy and Jumpy World of Skipping Club [Video]

    What is skipping club? Michelle Joni Lapidos, 28, started her skipping club six months ago as a way for people to come together and experience the joys of skipping. As far as she knows, it's the only one of its kind. Check out our video after the jump.

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2013

    Magna Carta Holy Marketing

    [Editor's note: LA Weekly scribe Jeff Weiss's column, "Bizarre Ride," appears on our sister paper's music blog every Wednesday. His archives are available here.] When we look back on 2013, we'll consider it the year of the event album. What's less clear is whether we'll remember the music or simply ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    We Need a Young, Sexy Pope With a Great Brand and Killer Social Media Presence

    Pope Benedict XVI shocked the world today when he announced that he will be resigning from his post on February 28th. Speaking in Latin to a group of cardinals, he said, "Before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    Hanukkah Face-Off: Ashkenazi Dish #6

    Hanukkah is a time for enjoying Jewish culinary traditions with family and friends, and to that end we present a daily competition between Ashkenazi and Sephardic food, going up around sunset on the first seven days of Hanukkah - and presenting a wrap-up as the sun goes down on the eighth day. Whose ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    Here's A Photo Of Twitter Abduction Hoaxster Kara Alongi Not Getting Abducted

    If there was any doubt that the girl who caused a commotion in Twitter-town over the weekend wasn't completely full of shit when she claimed someone was in her house and asked people to call 9-1-1, above is a surveillance photo of the girl taken just after she posted her "tweet" for help.The photo w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    Myspace Was Better Than Facebook (For Music)

    With Facebook's stock and growth rates skydiving, it's time to say something that should have been said a long time ago: Myspace was better. Maybe not when it came to its coding or those garish "personalized" pages, but definitely when it came to music. Back in the day -- say, about 2004 or so -- ... More >>

  • Film

    August 8, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    Like us on Facebook!

    Oh, hey! Not only are we on Twitter @ForkintheRoadVV these days, but you can like us on Facebook at ForkintheRoadVV. Our Facebook page is a vibrant source of all Fork in the Road stories, like Robert Sietsema's discovery of a hot dog covered in "white melty cheese, canned potato sticks, cubes of pi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2012

    President Obama Coins New Twit-Term: "Twoosh"

    Have you ever really nailed a tweet? After typing your message, you know you used those 140 characters to the best of your ability? Then you just wait for the RTs to start pouring in (if you don't use Twitter, we apologize in advance for this entire post).Well, the commander-in-chief has a new term ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    Who Will Protect Your Passwords From Your Boss?

    A few weeks back, The Associated Press reported some more sucky news about the job market: Employers increasingly want passwords to social networking sites, and will demand that info from prospective employees on job apps. Creeped out because H.R. might soon click through your private spring break ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Search Effort Unfolds for Ian Burnet, 22, Who Went Missing in NYC on December 30

    Friends and family members of Ian Hunter Burnet, a 22-year-old engineering student at Virginia Commonwealth University, have launched a massive effort to locate him after he disappeared on December 30. Burnet had traveled to New York City on December 26, staying at an apartment with friends near 139 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Nicki Minaj, Self-Styled Creator Of A Lipstick Boom Badoom Boom

    "On Nov. 26, 2010, MAC introduced Ms. Minaj's Pink Friday lipstick, selling all 3,000 in stock in 15 minutes, in addition to an eye-popping 27,000 in the next three weeks. The company spent little on advertising, Mr. Demsey said, with sales driven mostly by Ms. Minaj's voluminous postings to fans vi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Al Qaeda Wants to Be Your Friend on Facebook

    According to a recent study from the University of Haifa, your latest friend request on Facebook may be from a terrorist organization, for, like the rest of us, they have shifted their Internet activity focus networks, obvi! "Today, about 90% of organized terrorism on the Internet is bei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Anonymous Doesn't Actually Want to Destroy Facebook

    ​Stop backing up your Facebook photos, because hacker collective Anonymous' plot to kill the 'book was all a big misunderstanding. Not a hoax, exactly; there was once a plan by an Anonymous user named Speakeasy and associates to raise awareness about Facebook's privacy policies and start an al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    Greg Ball's All Atwitter at Gay-Marriage Bill: Upstate Senator Takes His Own Online Poll.

    Here's what happened over the weekend with the gay-marriage bill, which the Assembly has already approved: Publicly, the bill has the support of 31 of the 32 senators it needs for passage. Though he was considered "leaning no," GOP senator Greg Ball (who represents all of Putnam County, northern ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Ruth Reichl Is Writing a Cookbook Based on Her Twitter Feed

    ​Having already launched the existence of Ruth Bourdain, Ruth Reichl's Twitter feed is now going to launch a cookbook.

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Manal al-Sharif, Latest Saudi Woman Arrested for Driving, Sparks Protest Fury

    Last week, a Saudi Arabian woman named Najla al-Hariri drove for four straight days "to defend her belief that Saudi women should be allowed to drive," but was eventually arrested anyway. "I don't fear being arrested because I am setting an example that my daughter and her friends are proud of,'' sh ... More >>

  • Film

    May 18, 2011
  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Can Lady Gaga's "Marry The Night" Get WKTU Back To Its Glory Days?

    ​"Marry The Night," the first song from Lady Gaga's Born This Way released via the uber-annoying "social game" FarmVille, is, like many of the album's other tracks that have been previewed so far, a throwback to a different time. Its minor-key stomp is accompanied by Gaga singing about how sur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    MySpace Music Waves The White Flag Once More

    ​The newest innovation for bands whose music is on MySpace, which you might remember as the hot social network of the mid-to-late aughts: An easy way to move all the content they uploaded lo those many years ago over to their Facebook page! "Wow your fans with a fully customizable, content-ric ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2011

    The Big 4 Are Playing Yankee Stadium This September

    via FacebookWho gave Mustaine the keys to the Photoshop demo? (Just kidding, Dave!)​This is the news: The second concert event at the new Yankee Stadium has been announced, and oh boy is it a doozy. The metal deities Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax--d/b/a The Big 4--have announced, af ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Barbie Should Have Told Ken to Fuck Off

    ​So, Barbie and Ken are back together. On Valentine's Day. Perfect. Is anyone else a little bit suspicious about this joyous reunion? Anyone else wondering why now, after 7 years, after a grueling and tear-filled breakup between the two blonde plastic lovers (who started dating way back in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Best Coast Cat-Lady Stats Update: Check The Tweets

    So yesterday we conducted an in-depth analysis of Best Coast's lyrics, to chart the frequency with which she sings the words "boy," "love," "summer," "weed," and "cat," as compared to the frequency with which her critics/admirers use those same words to describe her. General findings: The general pu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Facebook, LinkedIn Racing to Go Public

    ​Facebook, which the Wall Street Journal calls "one of the world's hottest technology companies" (have you heard?), will likely go public this year as its shareholders surpass 500 in number, forcing the company to either disclose its financial information "or go public by April 2012." This com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    As We Wait for the Next Fatty, A Boozy Porky Pop-Up

    The new Fatty.​In order to fill the silence between the closure of Cabrito and the opening of the new restaurant concept that will occupy the space, Zak Pelaccio and partner Rick Camac are launching a pop-up bar and restaurant at 50 Carmine Street. Per Diner's Journal, it will be called Fatty ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Tonight's Village Voice Web Awards

    Here is an award. Ours will be better.​You have questions? We have answers! Tonight's first annual Village Voice Web Awards are, in fact, tonight, December 7. Doors open at 7 p.m. at Santos Party House (96 Lafayette Street between Walker and White). The party will go until about 10, or wheneve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Taïm Mobile Will Probably Hit Midtown Tomorrow

    Taï's superb sabich.​At long last, and just in time for Hanukkah, Taïm Mobile will hit the road tomorrow. According to the truck's Twitter feed, it's "hoping to be out 2morrow" following an "exciting soft-opening over the weekend." And like every other four-wheeled food venture, it w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    CHOW Announces Its CHOW 13 Awards

    ​Out in San Francisco, CHOW has just published the results of its second-annual CHOW 13 Awards, designed to honor "the people pushing the food world in new and adventurous directions." While the list skews slightly towards the West Coast, it includes a few easterly types, including the Meat Ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    Foursquare, MTV, & STDs -- When Too Much Information Might Not Be Enough

    ​Foursquare, the application that allows people to broadcast their location to others, is offering a digital "badge" for checking in at STD-testing clinics. The promotion is part of MTV's "GYT: Get Yourself Tested" campaign to take away some of the embarrassment of doing just that. The only pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Location Check-Ins Are Meandering Toward Mainstream Consciousness

    via‚ÄčEvery time social media inches closer to our "real" lives, people recoil (and then share everything). Remember when people first started tweeting their mundane daily activities -- singing in the shower, burning scrambled eggs? So off-putting! And now? It's been largely put to rest b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    Sesame Street: Your Social Media Success Story of the Day

    ​They have a Twitter. They are on Facebook. And as of yesterday, the 41 year-old children's television standard-bearer is now a part of the infamous media obsession, Tumblr. This is of course exclusive from the FUCK YEAH SESAME STREET Tumblr (?!), but is wonderful no less. Want to see what the ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 11, 2010


    Playing with avatars at Postmasters

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Breaking: Manholes Are Exploding in Midtown, Which Has Yet to Go 72 Hours Without Crazyass Explosive Threats This Week (Updated)

    Arial view via Twitter user MyDamnChannel.​Updated! If it's not one thing, it's another. Seeing as how our fair city failed to detonate a car bomb in the middle of Times Square this weekend, the swirling forces of chaos that give this city its unmistakable 'elan' have decided to retaliate by b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Why This Decade Sucked, Reason #10: Social Media Ruined the Internet

    ​ We will, in the closing days of this wretched decade, list the Top Ten reasons why it sucked, starting from the bottom. ​Remember back in the 90s, when you loved the internet? When you saw it through a child's eyes, and clapped with delight at dancing hamsters, cruddy Flash animation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2009

    Quick Hits

    The way we see it, you can never have enough Nick Cannon and Spongebob Squarepants at the Empire State Building. Yeesh, that Craigslist Killer suspect is getting his laundry aired out: now they tell us he kept his victims' underwear, along with his gun (!), in a hollowed-out Gray's Anatomy. Also, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    Lance Armstrong's Bad Break: "Bummer"

    [Photo from Armstrong's Twitter feed]Lance Armstrong returned from Spain to Austin to have his own doctor look at his broken collarbone and got some bad news. "I guess it wasn't such a 'clean' fracture after all. Bummer," the cyclist wrote on his Twitter. The clavicle is apparently broken into sever ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Slowest Nudes Day Ever

    This Twitter thing is fun. You know what Twitter people are doing today? Making up funny titles with the word "penis" in them. "Lord of The Penis: The Fellowship of the Cock Ring." "How Stella Got Her Penis Back." "Penis: Bigger, Longer, Uncut." "The Race to Black Penis!" Etc. No pictures, though. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    Todd P Announces Free Day Show SXSW Line-Ups, Broke-Ass Austin-Bound Kids Rejoice

    The back patio in 2007 Let it be known that Todd P's deftly orchestrated unofficial all-day parties are one of the SXSW's undisputed highlights, tucked a few blocks away from the main Sixth Street drag on the back patio of Ms. Bea's, the best dive bar South of Rosemary's Greenpoint Tavern. So we a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    Dumped via Facebook? Probably. Hooked up by stimulus bill? Maybe.

    This'll break you up: Revisiting the January 2007 Facebook parody from USC, directed by Mu Sun While you're waiting for the stimulus bill to hook you back up: • It's not you, it's my social-networking. Further confirmation in this morning's Daily News of something that thousands of you alre ... More >>

  • Columns

    April 1, 2008

    I’m No Good at Dirty Talk. How Long Can I Keep Moaning?

    Time for a regular ol' cybersex advice Q&A

  • Screens

    April 18, 2006

    Kill This Site

    It might be fun, but isn't the Web more than a market?

  • News

    December 9, 2003

    Of Friendsters and Foes

    The conspiracy art of Mark Lombardi: Crime-fighting tool—or 'just here to help'?

  • NYC Life

    August 12, 2003
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