Given that it's Thursday, which means it's one day closer to Friday, we figured that it's time to shine some light on the good news out there in the world.
According to NYPD data released yesterday, the overall shootings and murder rates are down in New York City, with comparison to this time last ... More >>
Of Montreal w/Jens Lekman
Friday, June 15
Better than: Listening to Diamond Dogs during your "Poststructuralism and Feminist Theory" seminar.
Swedish singer-songwriter Jens Lekman's loss was serendipitous curation's gain during the Northside Festival's biggest show. Onstage alone du ... More >>
A report by a couple of fun-loving sociologists in Germany may have you concerned. They say that happy couples get fat because there is no longer the same pressure on them to look good. Thus, when your wonderful boyfriend, girlfriend, wife, or husband announces he or she is only eating egg wh ... More >>
Each week, Death by Science gets on its hands and knees and crawls around, searching the dark world of science and technology. Often terrifying, sometimes humbling, our discoveries will make you run to the nearest 7-11 and stock up on canned goods and doomsday porn. This week, we found a stud ... More >>
Kathy BoosChrissy Murderbot/Machinedrum
Thursday, May 19
Better than: Listening to deep sub-bass on laptop speakers.
Planet Mu has one of the more unique trajectories of any electronic dance label. Mike Paradinas founded it in the mid-'90s as a showcase for the sort of IDM he ... More >>
via Alex GrechmanA new book challenges the previously accepted theory about how the giant stone statues on Easter Island, or "moai," came to be. The inhabitants of the island when Dutch explorers visited in 1722 were thought to be too impoverished and meek to carve and move the moai. An advan ... More >>
One of them has a spine-covered penisResearchers have discovered the molecular workings that caused human penises to evolve and shed their prickly spines, which chimps and some other animals still have to this day. Scientific American describes how Stanford scientists went through the DNA seq ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
July 9, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 28
Visiting the Nostalgia King: Joe Franklin, I Love You
By Jonathan Black
I am a Joe Franklin fan. Oh, I know what you're thinking. Joe is no star. Joe is nobody's plum. Maybe you've never even heard of Joe ... More >>
via Long Island PressBizarrely, grave-robbers have stolen the body of Mattia Filippazzo, a Long Island grandma, from the mausoleum where she was interred with her husband at St. Charles Cemetery in East Farmingdale, New York. Why? The family has little idea, and Suffolk County police are appa ... More >>
According to the Times, Barack Obama thinks he's "African-American," he's actually 'Black,' and "some older blacks" anachronistically think he's a "Negro." What we know for sure, because a White House spokesman confirmed it on Friday, is that the President checked "Black, African Am., or Negr ... More >>
Unlike my colleague Jen Doll, I have not filled out my census form yet, for the simple reason that I haven't received it. It's possible that my upstairs neighbors have it, or that the local stray cats are using it as a litter box — since the Census Bureau helpfully addresses all mail to ... More >>
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This week, we bring you an ancient feast and a good ol' fashioned crawdad boil.
Capitale Executive Chef Jason Munger has teamed up with the Archaeological Inst ... More >>