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  • Voice Choices

    February 5, 2014
  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    "Miley Twerking On Things We Should Talk About" Is a Tumblr We Should Talk About

    The speed at which that story by The Onion savagely ridiculing CNN dot com's decision to put the "news" of Miley Cyrus' VMA performance on its front page yesterday was astounding. It filled Facebook and Twitter feeds--currently sitting at an astounding 243.5k FB likes and 13.4k Tweets. (Even more as ... More >>

  • News

    May 1, 2013
  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    Mission Pok Pok Morini? Watch Danny Bowien, Andy Ricker, and Michael White Discuss Brand Building and Restaurant Empires

    "Once you're calling yourself a chef, no one is really telling you what to do anymore," Danny Bowien said a few weeks back at a Culinatro panel on branding and restaurant expansion. The company spoke with the Mission Chinese owner, along with Pok Pok Ny's Andy Ricker and Osteria Morini's Michael Whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    Justin Bieber Shirtless!

    It took a lot of serious excavation and crack detective work to unearth this photo of the topless Bieb. I had to go all the way to his Twitter page, where he'd sent it out to millions of people! Anyway, what do you think?

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    What I Learned At the CMJ Panels: Not Much

    Last week, as a self-assigned endurance test (and out of an occasional true interest in the subject matter), I attended as many CMJ panels as I possibly could -- the good, the bad, the sparsely attended, and the boring -- with a tape recorder, a cup of iced coffee (not quite willing to submit to the ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    If You Post a Pic of Your Bank Card, @NeedaDebitCard Might Tweet The Photo

    OK, so there seem to be two things going on here, both of them strange (and brought to our attention by the Voice's Steven Thrasher.) The first: People post photos of their debit cards online, for all the world to see. And we're talking detailed pics -- with identifying info like their names, acco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    Red Mango Launches 'Honey Badger' Flavor

    "Try it...or not. We don't care." In true Honey Badger fashion, that's the motto of Red Mango's new flavor -- named after the Honey Badger video that went viral to draw nearly 46 million views since January 2011. The Honey Badger flavor is made with nonfat frozen yogurt and honey.

  • 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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 4, 2012


    Lil B takes NYU to school

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    Antonio Cromartie: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Tebow. Oops

    ‚ÄčTake a knee, New York -- it's Tebow time!It's officially Twitter official: Tim Tebow is coming to the Big Apple to hold the clipboard for Mark "The Sanch-ize" Sanchez as the New York Jets' B-squad QB (for now, anyway) -- which apparently is much to the dismay of Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2012

    Huffington Post Twitter Account Hacked

    The Huffington Post Twitter account was hacked this afternoon. The tweets, which including homophobic and racist slurs, have since been deleted, but the New York Observer caught them on a screengrab.

  • 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

    November 1, 2011

    Q&A: Tanlines' Jesse Cohen On Winning The Best Band Twitter In NYC Award, Zucchini-Borne Controversies, And Comedy As Soccer

    Jesse Cohen and Eric Emm of Tanlines. ​Giving the Best Local Music Twitter award in our Best of NYC issue to @tanlines was pretty much a no-brainer. The account, which is run by the duo's Jesse Cohen, is heavy on the wry observational humor and light on the "come see our band" or "here's someb ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 28, 2011


    The fastest race on three wheels

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Joe Liberatore, the Last of the Original Arthur Avenue Retail Market Vendors, Has Died

    Arthur Avenue, the Real Little Italy of New York/FacebookJoe Liberatore​Today marks the sad end of another era: Joe Liberatore, the last of the original Arthur Avenue Retail Market vendors, has died.

  • 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

    June 6, 2011

    Internet Week Kicks Off With Speech From New York Senator Chuck Schumer

    Esther Zuckerman​During a question and answer session at Internet Week New York this morning, Senator Chuck Schumer quipped that he was of "the older generation." And even as Schumer looked forward in his keynote speech, which kicked off IWNY at its headquarters in the Metropolitan Pavilion, h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Facebook Users Like to Say the F-Word

    ​According to information collected from the Facebook walls of more than 30,000 users by social media monitoring service Reppler, Facebookers are largely kind of a profane bunch. That is to say, nearly half of them have some obscenity or another on their walls, and 80 percent have at least one ... More >>

  • 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

    March 31, 2011

    Bronx Zoo Snake Press Conference, the Live Blog

    ​We've been watching the Bronx Zoo's press conference concerning the capture of the Egyptian cobra that has been missing for the past week. Below are minute-by-minute updates of this monumental media event.

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    More On Rising Food Prices: Orange and Coffee Crops Devasted By Bad Weather

    ​Foursquare 3.0's new "Explore" capability, which recommends places to try based on users' check-in history, is just another example of how social media has become the go-to marketing tool for restaurants. [Nation's Restaurant News] Tropicana has announced it will raise its prices on certain ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Mark Zuckerberg's Dog Has a Facebook Page; We Actually Just Wrote That

    via Forbes​Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his girlfriend have a new pooch you can man's-best-friend! [Christ, these words are going to be recorded for posterity.] Forbes reports that his name is "Beast," and the precocious Puli has his very own Facebook page. He's the most adorable on-li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Nate Smith Leaves Dean Street

    A little more than a month after he helped open Dean Street, Nate Smith has parted ways with the restaurant.

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Angelo Sosa Shares His Vision for Social Eatz (Hint: It's as Much About the 'Social' as the 'Eatz')

    bravotv.comAngelo Sosa, the second time around.​The first time we sat down with Angelo Sosa, he had just debuted his now-defunct Asian sandwich shop, Xie Xie, amid the thick of the banh mi craze. Now, nearly two years later, we chat with him again as he prepares to debut Social Eatz, an Asian- ... 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

    January 19, 2011

    Choice Eats Now Has a Foursquare Badge

    Better than a Girl Scout badge.​Exciting news from the Department of Choice Eats: The Village Voice is partnering with Foursquare and introducing a special Choice Eats badge for this year's culinary tasting event.

  • 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

    December 21, 2010

    The Kimchi Taco Truck Should Arrive in January

    Kimchi Taco Truck/Facebook​ Back in October, we spoke with Phil Lee, the proprietor of the nascent Kimchi Taco Truck. At the time, Lee predicted that the truck, with Chef Youngsun Lee at its helm, would hit the roads in "two to three weeks' time." As is so often the case in the restaurant ind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Zagat's Food Truck Finder Eliminates Angst of Searching for Lunch

    cuculinary.comSo many trucks, so little time​ The plight of food trucks might be in jeopardy, but one thing helping keep business alive is Zagat's Food Truck Finder.

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    In Soviet Russia, TWITTER Follow YOU!

    Public Service Announcement for the Internet: if you didn't already know, the President of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, has changed his Twitter username to @MedvedevRussiaE. That is all. Previously: In Soviet Russia, DOG Name YOU! [FK]

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Andrea Peyser's Crocodile Tears for Tyler Clementi

    ​We know that Andrea Peyser has little to no sense of humor, let alone irony. But we hope that even she can see the irony in this. This week Peyser opened a segment of her New York Post column with the thought "It's gone too far. My heart breaks for Rutgers freshman Tyler Clementi, victimized ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Anti-Bullying Hypocrisy!

    ​That's what I was accused of by a Facebook friend. He wrote, "So I hear you're going to be in an anti-bullying video. But aren't you the one who bullied and maligned Carrie Prejean?"

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    The Best Tweets of Wayne Coyne's First Two Days on Twitter

    Wayne's caption for this photo: "The trees in Lisbon are old and wicked."​Lost in the shuffle of a certain mega-celebrity joining the increasingly indispensable social networking site that is Twitter was the fact that Wayne Coyne, weirdo crown prince of the Flaming Lips, had also finally caved ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 29, 2010


    BK’s brightest tropicalia electro

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Doris Day is Now A Blogger!

    ​Yes, the fabulous apple-cheeked singer/star of '50s movie musicals and '60s rom coms has joined the blogsopshere, instantly making it a whole lot nicer. I'm hearing that "Dodo" will give her blessing to by pitching in an occasional blog and some recorded messages for the site.

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Goods Still Coming to Prospect Heights, But Has Given Up Guessing When

    Goods hopes to deliver the goods soon.​Prospect Heights residents have for several months been awaiting the opening of Goods at 115 Underhill, a specialty foods market and cafe that has been taunting passersby with its promise of "grocery, food, and drink" since the fall. According to co-owner ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 10, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Bloomberg Tweets Election Day, Sporadically

    ​On the Bloomberg campaign website, the staff announces that -- as he did one magical day in August -- the Mayor will be personally using Twitter throughout Election Day. "Mike will personally take over our campaign's twitter account," the ad says. So far, we've hardly had any tweets from Mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    Quick Hits

    From the White House Flickr stream. Thanks, Camille! Oh crap: Sarah Palin has a Twitter feed. Couple caught having sex on lawn of Windsor Castle. It is not known whether the Queen was in residence. "It was going on for about 10 or 15 minutes," says a witness, "which is quite a long time, conside ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    Fuck Netflix!

    I've enjoyed assuming the role of a bitter Luddite and screeching stuff out my window like "Fuck Facebook!" and "Screw you, Twitter!" It's fun to play the part of a crusty Yosemite Sam type who hates any kind of technological advance that messes with the status quo of communications and entertainmen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    Your Morning Dose of Swine Flu Panic

    You already know that we're all going to die of swine flu. But! Did you know that the World Health Organization -- sponsored by the U.N., which patriots normally deride and ignore unless they need to be scared -- has upgraded the pandemic threat level from 3 to 4? That means "sustained human to hu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    Meet the Littlest City Council Candidate

    Meet Dodge Landesman, who at eighteen is challenging Rosie Mendez for the city council seat in District 2. "I may be the youngest city council candidate in New York City history," he says, "but I want to transform our political system so it can involve New Yorkers of every generation." (Don't they t ... More >>

  • Music

    January 7, 2009

    How the Music Industry Died: Steve Knopper's Appetite for Self-Destruction

    A Rolling Stone reporter charts the doomed path from Thriller to Internet-based horror

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008
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    October 22, 2008
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    April 7, 2008
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    February 8, 2008
  • Screens

    April 18, 2006

    Kill This Site

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

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