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  • Film

    October 8, 2014
  • Blogs

    February 27, 2014

    What Is Proper Twitter Etiquette For Bands?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2013

    NYPD Creates Fake Facebook Profiles of Young Women to Spy on Suspected Gang Members

    As the New York Times reported on Thursday, the NYPD has a new anti-gun violence strategy called Operation Crew Cut. One part of this strategy involves keeping tabs on suspected gang members' social media feeds, to try to spot any simmering tensions or vows of retaliation. That means following the y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    Four Wheel Foodie Rolls Out a Newer, Smarter Food Truck Tracker

    You've finally found it! A food truck that serves that combination of Laotian and Greek food you've been so desperately seeking is here! It's been parked in the same spot for two days in a row, and while you missed it both days, you're banking that the third time will be a charm. You've checked the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2013

    Tweet About Pie Face, Eat a Free BBQ Pork Pie (DEAL)

    Have a smartphone and willing to exchange space on one of your social media feeds for food? Then you'll want to ready your thumbs and head on over to one of the five NYC locations of Pie Face sometime between noon and midnight today.

  • Voice Choices

    July 10, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    Falsely Accused, Brown University Student Sunil Tripathi is Still Missing

    In the midst of the chaos in the Boston area last night, a missing Brown University student named Sunil Tripathi was falsely identified as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, "Suspect No. 2" now on the loose after Monday's marathon bombings. The accusation came shortly after a Reddit user posted a strikingly clear ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    Get Free Froyo for a Year at Soho's 16 Handles

    When 16 Handles opened a location in Williamsburg it could have meant the end of Williamsburg or the beginning of the chain's complete total fro-yo domination. The new flagship store at 240 Lafayette opens tomorrow, and they're celebrating with free froyo for 16 social media savvy customers.

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    Is Exposing Racist A-Holes OK If Those Racist A-Holes Are High School Kids?

    As we reported earlier, there's a racist "tweet" war waging against re-elected President Barack Obama. The words "nigger" and "monkey" are popular slurs directed at the president by presumably white morons who are upset that they must endure four more years of Obama (gasp!).But many of these racist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    Twitter Abduction Hoaxster Kara Alongi Found Wandering Around New Jersey

    The 16-year-old New Jersey girl who caused a stir on Twitter over the weekend by claiming an intruder was in her house and asking followers to call 9-1-1 was found safe and sound wandering around the NJ Turnpike last night."The Clark Police Department is pleased to announce that at approximately 4: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    Announcing Our New Commenting System

    Starting today, you will see something different across our site. It's right below this post, in fact--it's our new commenting system. Don't be frightened, it is extremely easy to use and makes the whole commenting process painless (well, commenting is never painless, now is it?). To sign up, just c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    Announcing Our New Commenting System

    Starting today, you will see something different across our site. It's right below this post, in fact--it's our new commenting system. Don't be frightened, it is extremely easy to use and makes the whole commenting process painless (well, commenting is never painless, now is it?). To sign up, just c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    A New Commenting System For The Blog! It's Easy! It's Fun!

    Starting today, you will see something different across our site. It's right below this post, in fact--it's our new commenting system. Don't be frightened, it is extremely easy to use and makes the whole commenting process painless (well, commenting is never painless, now is it?).

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    Announcing Our New Commenting System

    Starting today, you will see something different across our site. It's right below this post, in fact--it's our new commenting system. Don't be frightened, it is extremely easy to use and makes the whole commenting process painless (well, commenting is never painless, now is it?). To sign up, just c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2012

    Next's New Teaser: Sicily

    A strange and beautiful teaser for Next's new Sicilian menu comes to us via Twitter; the menu launches tonight in Chicago. The video is by Christian Seel, with narration by Fabrizia Lanza of the The Anna Tasca Lanza Cooking School.

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Interactive Map App Shows You Everything In New York City in Real-Time

    ​Map enthusiasts and social media aficionados, rejoice! A website and iPhone application that is officially launching today is taking the concept of mapping to a whole new interactive level that might forever change your physical and virtual existence as a New Yorker. In all seriousness, though, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Scientists Blame Facebook and Twitter on Animals

    And now for some good news about the human condition: We can't be held fully accountable for the creation of the two horrible timesucks that make social interaction meaningless Facebook and Twitter. Scientists say that it's the animals' fault -- specifically, smart animals such as dolphins, whales ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Obama Admin Okays Monitoring of Reporters? No, No, Says Homeland Security Flack

    The web is abuzz today with reports that the Department of Homeland Security has approved collecting of personal information from television anchors, news reporters, bloggers, and anyone else who uses social media. The so-called Media Monitoring Initiative allows the government to keep data on peop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2011

    Man Who Wrote About Suicide on Mountain Dew's Facebook Page Says 'It Was a Joke'

    ​The above screengrab (via Reddit) from Mountain Dew's Facebook page shows a man's apparent cry for help. Naturally, this has spread around the internet, and people have found it anywhere from hilarious to disturbing and offensive. Runnin' Scared got in contact with Michael Abraham, the man wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    People With Bigger Brains Have More Facebook Friends

    Like​Here is some weird news that you can brag about, if you happen to be one of the privileged few with many, many Facebook friends and a giant brain. Actually, you should probably post this information, along with a photo of your brain, on your Facebook wall -- we hear that's the way to get ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    'Occupy Brooklyn' Coming to Grand Army Plaza On Saturday

    ​True to the "occupy everything" ethos of the Zuccotti protesters, an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street is coming to Brooklyn. This Saturday, Occupy Brooklyn will hold a rally at Grand Army Plaza. There's also a planning meeting tomorrow night at 7 p.m. at the Commons Brooklyn; according to the i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Robert Sietsema Addresses The Ruth Bourdain Twitter Account Question

    There's been a lot of talk today about the identity of Ruth Bourdain, the James Beard humor-award-winning Twitter account that deftly mixes up Ruth Reichl platitudes with Anthony Bourdain's attitude, being our very own Robert Sietsema. But is this true? We asked Robert to elaborate.

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    New York Police Will Start Patrolling Facebook and Twitter

    One more reason to think twice about your wall posts.​You thought it was bad when you got a friend request for your mom. But in retrospect, stakes were low -- at worst, you maybe had an awkward conversation about those keg-stand pictures. Now, things are more serious: The cops are on Facebook. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Anthony Weiner: Grilled, But Not Done Yet

    Anthony Weiner, in a PG-13 photo from his Facebook page​Clearly, Anthony Weiner's belated and Breitbart-crashed take-his-medicine press conference this afternoon was aimed at putting the lid on a story that's dominating the headlines. And with a week's worth of covering-up apparently done, it's a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Ray's Candy Store Proves That Social Networking Is Good for Something

    Rebecca Marx​A year ago, Ray's Candy Store was in the news for all of the wrong reasons: business was bad, its landlord repeatedly threatened its owner, Ray Alvarez, with eviction, and Alvarez himself spent months fighting to get a green card and benefits. Things finally quieted down a bit, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Twitter Users More Likely to Masturbate, Break Up Sooner

    ​OkTrends, OkCupid's dating research site, is a font of information about dating habits. Based on data gleaned from the profile information of its 7 million users, the site has told us what white people like, what Julian Assange likes, and given us insight into the mathematics of beauty. Now t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Bloomberg and Zuckerberg: Power Pair Talk Facebook

    ​Mayor Michael Bloomberg may have just hired a "hot" Chief Digital Officer -- Rachel Sterne, New York City's first -- but who better to explain social media to him than Mr. One Billion Dollars himself? Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (no relation) sat down with the mayor while he was in town to a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    Runnin' Scared Has a Facebook Page (and More)!

    ​Guess what? Runnin' Scared has a Facebook page. Yep, we went there. So, in case we ever break up -- we won't ever break up, will we? -- you'll know where to find us. Please, like us? We're needy and not ashamed. While you're at it, you might as well follow our Twitter account, @RunninScaredNY ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Your Mom Is Bogarting Your Facebook Friends

    ​Have you ever had the rather awkward, mortifying experience of realizing that someone far older than you -- someone who should, at least stereotypically, be far worse at technology than you, and someone who may, in fact, be related to you -- has way more Facebook friends than you? According t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Andrew Cuomo Hazed With Fake Twitter

    ​In his inaugural address on Saturday, Governor Andrew Cuomo called the New York state government "a national punchline." And "the joke's on us," he said. Over the weekend, the joke was actually just on the new Gov. Cuomo as his fresh official website, which went live this weekend, unveiled hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Village Voice Web Awards: The Winners!

    ​Did you miss our party last night? It was fun. More importantly, people won stuff, like giant foam fingers and real, live cans of Four Loko! Herewith, a recap of the deserving winners of the very first ever First Annual Village Voice Web Awards! Also, our apologies to Best Neighborhood Blog, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Columbia University Retracts WikiLeaks Warning, Is Pro-Free Speech After All

    Now loved at Columbia -- sort of.​This weekend, Columbia University officials warned students not to talk about WikiLeaks on the Web if they ever wanted a government job. But it seems the institution has now had second thoughts. Previously the message to students had been "DO NOT post links to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2010

    Bye Bye, Bloglines

    All Blogs Go To Heaven​Do you use an RSS reader? If so, and you're stuck on the old-school Bloglines, it's time to get a Google Reader. IAC,which bought Bloglines five years ago, has decided to shutter the service on October 1, according to an announcement on It's always a pain when p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    A Pop Star's Guide to Making Music on Twitter

    ​A couple days ago, zeitgeisty rapper B.o.B stopped by Chelsea Handler's talk show. There, he disclosed an interesting detail: despite the fact that he and Paramore's Hayley Williams share dual billing on what is far and away the biggest song of his career, "Airplanes," the two have never met ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Blog Warfare: Inside The Music Slut's Public Breakup

    Happier times​"All love, no hate," goes the unofficial slogan of popular, partially NYC-based blog the Music Slut, which nonetheless has lately suffered some profound internal calamity, leading to the abrupt departure of writer/editor Matt Gross in what he calls an out-of-nowhere hijacking and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    Facebook Places: It's Basically Foursquare for Facebook (UPDATED) with Yelp

    ​"This is gonna be a really fun, interesting summer," Mark Zuckerburg noted a few minutes ago from a live, streaming press conference. He was not talking about the lead-up to The Social Network, the movie about what a not-nice person he is. What was he talking about? Facebook Places, which he' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    10 Things You Really Want to Know About Sexy Spy Anna Chapman and Can Learn on Facebook

    via Anna Chapman/Facebook​Should a spy have a Facebook page? Well, maybe, if she wants to seem as Americanized and actually 28 years old as possible. Or maybe not, if she's caught and turns out to have but 183 Facebook friends, 14 of whom are named some variation of "Alex." Personally, we woul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2010

    Did Foursquare Jump the Shark or Is It Just Imminent? Dennis Crowley Gives CNN 'Shit'

    ​Foursquare, the shit-hot social networking site and software for mobile devices based on geo-location, makes going out a game. You "check in" to establishments, alerting your "friends" as to your whereabouts, earning badges in the process. If done with enough frequency, you can even be crowne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Good Food Jobs Promises "Meaningful Food Work"

    ​For most people looking for jobs in the food and restaurant industry, Craigslist is, for better or worse, a one-stop shopping destination. But while it lists plenty of opportunities for would-be line cooks, servers, shot girls, and social butterflies, it's lacking in gigs that don't involve t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    Your LOC Twitter Archiving Questions Answered

    Last week, we learned that the Library of Congress was archiving every single public Tweet since the dawn of Twitter in their National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program. The Twitterverse, while largely pleased that its words were going to be immortalized by the U.S. Govern ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Save Ray's Benefit Show Set for Feb. 6

    The embattled Ray's Candy Store​ First came the Save Ray's Facebook page, then the Save Ray's Twitter feed. And now, there's going to be a real, live, three-dimensional Save Ray's benefit show.

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    The Campaign to Save Ray's Has Taken to Twitter

    ​A few days ago, some major news outlets gave some coverage to the ongoing saga to save Ray's Candy Store from oblivion.

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    More Mylan Mayhem: Mylan Injured, but Still Able to Type

    A friend of Fork in the Road tells us that Tom Mylan was injured yesterday while trying to feed 600 people during 3rd Ward's Pig Roast and Dance Party; according to Mylan's Facebook page, he was at the hospital around 8 p.m., and then popped up about 15 minutes later with the message "...sorry I ble ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2009

    Fashion Week: SuChin Pak Texts at Richard Chai; ThreeASFOUR's E.T. Chic

    Credit: Stacey Anderson Voice editors Stacey Anderson and Araceli Cruz are reporting all weekend from fashion week, that bizarre New York spectacle of pre-recession bonkers insanity. Richard Chai Cedar Lake February 14 AC: As the line of pubescent men march down the runway at Richard Chai's Fall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    Shorty Awards Honor Marketing Miniaturists

    The Shorty Awards -- not a rap thing, but a celebration by three enthusiasts to honor "the best producers of short content" on Twitter, where messages have a 140-character limit -- were held in Brooklyn last night. The awards were hosted by CNN anchor Rick Sanchez, with special appearances by Shaqui ... More >>

  • Columns

    August 28, 2007

    Peeking Up the Skirt of Online Sex Work

    Topless and proud, Second Life escorts sidestep gender discrimination

  • Columns

    July 31, 2007

    Do You Come Here Often?

    Faster than dating: how to pick up a (good) cybersex partner

  • Columns

    June 19, 2007
  • Columns

    June 5, 2007

    Sometimes It's Better Not to Know the Truth

    I dated a hot cyber surfer. Then he told me about his real life.

  • Screens

    May 16, 2006

    Surfin' Safari

    Need to kill an hour? Innovative search engine infuses the Web with endless wonder again

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