Spice Girls

  • Voice Choices

    August 13, 2014


    Wear your ears to this totally jerkin’ sing-a-long

  • Voice Choices

    June 11, 2014


    People of the world, recharge your girl power

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    My Take On Madonna Vs. Gaga

    It's in today's New York Daily News, in an article by Nicole Lyn Pesce centering on a panel coming up dealing with Madonna vs. Gaga. (I'm not on the panel, but I managed to get my views out in the article anyway.) Said I:

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2012

    You Don't Have to Watch the Olympics Closing Ceremony Tonight But You Should

    It's been two never-ending weeks since we witnessed the Queen and James Bond fly in on some sort of parachute thing over the Thames River. And Mr. Bean. And the timeline of London's growth, from the capital of a colonial power to a lovable, quirky center of British haute couture. Yes, the Olympics a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    Cher Only Follows 10 People

    On Twitter, that is. The divine diva had 784,048 people following her last time I looked--and it's no wonder; her tweets are spicy, honest, and entertaining. But she only wants to read tweets by 10 other people/things! That's one for each commandment and two for each Spice Girl! And it's quite a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    12 Ideas The Olympics Committee Rejected Before Deciding To Have Liam Gallagher Sing "Wonderwall" At The Closing Ceremony

    The latest rumor about how the Olympics will close themselves out next month comes from The Sun: "[Oasis's Liam Gallagher] will perform a new arrangement of... 'Wonderwall' with bandmates Gem Archer, Andy Bell and Chris Sharrock." 12. All of the track & field competitors dress up like Benny Hill a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Six '90s Hits One Direction Should Cover Next

    Saturday afternoon I spent some time at the Beacon Theater for a matinee performance by the British boy band One Direction, who played three shows (two at the Beacon, one at the Izod Center) in the area over the course of the long weekend. It was an extended version of the opening set they played at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Victoria Beckham, Fashion Icon

    While her husband hawks underwear -- as well he should -- Victoria Beckham has become a rising star in the high-end fashion world. She's bringing her stuff back to New York's own Fashion Week in a matter of days, and she's also dressing various stars for the real Fashion Week, i.e., the imminent Os ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2011

    New Drag Show In Times Square!

    ​Tina, Cher, Michael, Janet, Beyonce, Madonna, Gaga, Katy, and then some. They're all onstage at the Times Square Snapple Center (1627 Broadway at 50th Street), every Friday and Saturday at 11 PM. And they're men! Even Michael! Icons is the D'Angora Entertainment-produced drag show which wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Pick A New Name For Yourself! Here's How!

    ​ I recently changed my name to Her Imperial Highness Puddins the Cat, but that didn't stick very well, so I'm going a whole other linguistic route. Here are the rules: Pick a name from the Bible. (You remember the Bible, don't you? Hello? Hello?)

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2011

    The Indian Spice Girls Rocked Fire Island

    Colin Shanley​The big scene at the Pines earlier today was a Bollywood-themed bash that drew hundreds of tucked and plucked "gals" in saris (though love means never having to say you're wearing a sari.) Above are a gang calling themselves the Indian Spice Girls and consisting of Curry, Marsal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Live: The 4Knots Party Continues With Dan Deacon And Yeasayer (And The Spice Girls, Too)

    Willie Davis​4Knots Music Festival: Dan Deacon, Yeasayer (DJ sets) Saturday, June 16 4Knots Indoor Lounge Better than: Going home and passing out. In my coverage of the 4Knots main stage, my "critical bias," as named at the bottom of these write-ups, has been fairly obvious—almost so o ... More >>

  • Columns

    June 22, 2011

    Why I Hate Being Gay! 62 Reasons!

    Here's why we hate being gay

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    Nicola Roberts's "Beat Of My Drum" Makes A Transcontinental Bid For The Song Of The Summer Title

    ​Nicola Roberts's former mate in the British hit factory Girls Aloud, Cheryl Cole, is somewhere licking her wounds over being sacked from The X Factor. What better time, then, for Roberts to release an absolute banger of a single? "Beat Of My Drum," produced by Diplo, sounds like somebody crea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    What Cheryl Cole's X Factor Dismissal Means For British Pop In America

    ​ Deep at the heart of Cheryl Cole's abrupt dismissal from the American edition of X Factor earlier this week is a twisted take on My Fair Lady. Here we have a pop star who takes leave from her U.K. homeland--where she's a household name thanks to her tenure in the hit-making girlband Girls Al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    'Baby Drag Queens' Taking Over the Ivy League!

    Geri Visco​ When I went to Columbia University, there were no drag queens in sight except for an occasional professor who'd accidentally put on his wife's halter top. But the other night at the very same school -- 800 years later, mind you -- the place was positively crawling with them. It ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Posts of the Week

    It's late Friday afternoon, and thus time for what it's always time for on late Friday afternoon ... The Top 10 Fast Food Items That Don't Totally Suck. Where should I send my 21-year-old godson for some birthday fun?

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Best/Worst Heavy Metal Hair Ever!

    ​It belonged to Whitesnake! I have no idea who they are or why they ruled -- I assume the '80s had a lot to do with it -- but there's no question that these guys had the most luscious hair in music history, and that includes the Spice Girls, Taylor Swift, and even Mr. Michael Jackson. It's j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Who Should Star in the Spice Girls Musical?

    ​It was announced yesterday that Mamma Mia! producer Judy Craymer will create and produce a new musical called Viva Forever, based on the songs of the giddiest girl group of all time, The Spice Girls. If you wanna be my lover, you're gonna have to agree with me that while this isn't going to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    Paradiso Girls & Their Patron--A New Tequila Song Hits The Clubs

    Maybe we've been too focused on devastating food industry documentaries and robots taking over the restaurant industry to notice, but it appears that Paradiso Girls, a sort of Spice Girls 2.0, has the hottest new club anthem... and it's about getting wasted on Patron tequila. The refrain goes: I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    Rod Blagojevich is Not a Celebrity...Get Him Out of Here!

    Erik AbderhaldenNow that impeached Illinois gov Rod Blagojevich's plan to join the D-list cast of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here has been viciously denied by a judge, I have to say this is a gross miscarriage of justice and a national tragedy! A degrading reality show is the perfect place for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2008

    Edible News Roundup

    What will Sarah Palin eat in New York? Plus, the Neanderthal menu, and new country-of-origin labeling laws, coming soon.

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2008

    Hugs and Kisses 57: Stereo Total and the Brisbane Live Scene

    Another week, another episode of Hugs and Kisses from Mr. Everett True, Plan B editor at large, White Stripes book author, all-around bearded dude who's recently relocated to Brisbane. Harass him about liking the Spice Girls at — SOTC's Home Spice Stereo Total photo by Cabi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2008

    Posh Meets the Gays: Spice Spice Baby

    My third favorite Spice Girl, Victoria Beckham took the stage at Hiro Ballroom's weekly gay bash last night to further her omnipresence while wrapping up the lunatic surrealness of Fashion Week. "I have never seen so many sexy men in one place," she gushed to the crowd, I guess never having been to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2007

    Live: Tegan and Sara at Webster Hall

    photo by Mollye Chudacoff Since we thieved our namesake from this VV column, it behooves us to direct you to Scott Indrisek's printy SOC piece about the Tegan and Sara show at Webster Hall last week. Not quite the "tampon rock" defense/controversy, but we hear this: The simple act of attending a T ... More >>

  • Music

    November 20, 2007

    Twin Cinema

    Only slightly unnerving pop thrills with Tegan and Sara

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2007
  • Music

    August 15, 2006

    Regress-to-the-Mean Girls

    The Pipettes give feminism, '60s pop, and foxy librarians a bad name

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2006
  • Specials

    October 18, 2005

    Notes on Girl Power

    The Selling of Softcore Feminism

  • Film

    July 6, 2004
  • Music

    November 26, 2002
  • Music

    November 19, 2002
  • Music

    August 27, 2002
  • Music

    December 5, 2000
  • News

    October 10, 2000


    A Dose of Old-Fashioned Violent Wish Fulfillment

  • Music

    June 6, 2000
  • Music

    March 14, 2000

    All Ears

    Disney Dreams Up the Best Radio Station in 30 Years

  • Screens

    January 11, 2000
  • Columns

    December 28, 1999
  • Long Island Voice

    December 14, 1999
  • Music

    June 1, 1999
  • Film

    May 11, 1999
  • Music

    April 20, 1999
  • Columns

    April 13, 1999

    NY Mirror

    At Veruka, the crowd of fashion-crazed heterosexuals seemed a little lost, wanly kissing actual cheeks instead of air.

  • Music

    April 6, 1999
  • Music

    March 23, 1999
  • Music

    March 23, 1999
  • News

    August 18, 1998

    The Consumer as a Fan

    I'm With the Brand

  • Music

    December 2, 1997
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