• Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    Ask Andrew W.K.: "I'm Contemplating Suicide"

    [Editor's note: Every Wednesday New York City's own Andrew W.K. takes your life questions, and sets you safely down the right path to a solution, a purpose or -- no surprise here -- a party. Need his help? Just ask:] Dear Andrew, For the first time in my life, I've found my ... More >>

  • Film

    March 27, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    Another Gay Porn Star Has Died

    Wilfried Knight, 35, is gone, and some reports are saying he took his own life. Furthermore, say insiders, Knight was distraught over the suicide of his longtime partner earlier this month.

  • Voice Choices

    March 6, 2013
  • Voice Choices

    January 23, 2013


    Peter Hook tells all

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Eight Artists Who, Like Roky Erickson, Have Struggled With Mental Illness

    It seemed something like a miracle back in 2005 when psychedelic-rock pioneer Roky Erickson -- who plays Bell House in Brooklyn tonight -- took the stage at the Austin, Texas eatery Threadgill's, returning from decades of crippling mental illness and a hermit-like existence that had him pegged as Am ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    Grace Lee Wins The Right To Die -- Opts To Live

    Hell, apparently, can wait for a terminally ill Manhattan woman who won a court battle last week giving her the right end her own life -- despite the insistence by her uber-religious parents that doing so would damn her to hell. The Appellate Division of the State Supreme Court ruled Friday that Gra ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 11, 2012


    Jim Fingal and John D'Agata 
duke it out live

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    AG Eric Schneiderman On Crusade To Curb Prescription Drug Abuse -- And To Bum You Out In The Process

    ​We're suffering from a severe case of the "blahs" today, and it's not because it's Monday -- it's because we just spent the last 30 minutes reading prescription drug horror stories on New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's website.Schneiderman's on a quest to reduce prescription drug abuse ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 21, 2012


    Francesca Woodman on display

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Attempted Murder of Ex-Girlfriend

    ​District Attorney Cyrus Vance has announced that Ramon Lalondriz-Castillo, 26, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison and five years of post-release supervision in connection with the shooting of his ex-girlfriend. Lalondriz-Castillo pled guilty to Attempted Murder in the Second Degree. O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    AP: Mom Kills Self, Shoots Kids, Over Food Stamps​A Texas woman who was denied food stamps fatally shot herself and severely wounded her two children in a state welfare office Tuesday, The Associated Press reports.

  • Voice Choices

    October 19, 2011


    A modern spin to a timeless story of heartbreak

  • Voice Choices

    September 28, 2011


    Mike Daisey takes a bite out of Apple

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    BBC to Air Footage of Man Dying For Science Program

    ​Next month, the BBC series Inside the Human Body will feature footage from the death of an 84-year-old man. Preempting the inevitable controversy, host Michael Mosley said during a radio interview that it's key not to "shy away from talking about death and, when it's warranted, showing it." T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Dharun Ravi Indicted in Spying Case Against Roommate Tyler Clementi

    ​Dharun Ravi, the roommate of Tyler Clementi who allegedly spied on him via web cam having a same-sex encounter in their dorm, has been indicted by a jury in Middlesex County, New Jersey. Clementi committed suicide by jumping off of the George Washington Bridge shortly after discovering that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Bradley Manning Stripped Naked Every Night For 'Sarcastic Quip'

    ​Bradley Manning, the U.S. soldier charged with "aiding the enemy" and 21 other counts in connection with leaking government information to WikiLeaks, is now being forced to sleep naked at his Marine Corps brig in Quantico, Virginia, and stay without clothes during the roll call in the morning ... More >>

  • Theater

    January 12, 2011

    Daniel Kitson Is on the Radar

    The British performer brings The Interminable Suicide of Gregory Church to St. Ann's Warehouse

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Jessica Fashano, 27, Jumps to Death from Roof of Trump Place

    via Facebook/Celebrate Jessica Fashano​Friends and family of Jessica Fashano, 27, who worked as an analyst at Citigroup after graduating from Georgetown in 2005 -- and was actively involved in fund-raising for various charities, including the Harboring Hearts Housing Foundation and the Acumen ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 8, 2010


    A family battles over a memoir

  • Voice Choices

    October 13, 2010


    Edward Anthony’s Wish I Had a Sylvia Plath

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    Tyler Clementi's Suicide and What Dan Savage Is Doing About It

    Tyler Clementi​The death of Rutgers freshman Tyler Clementi, who appears to have committed suicide after his roommate allegedly broadcast a video of him having a sexual encounter with a man, is a sad event that can't help but shine a light on Dan Savage's new YouTube project, "It Gets Better." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2010

    'Craigslist Killer' Found Dead in Jail

    ​The tabloid-favorite Boston University medical student, accused of murdering a woman he found through Craigslist, was found dead in his cell on Sunday, NBC News is reporting. Last April, Philip Markoff, 24, pleaded not guilty to shooting Julissa Brisman, who he allegedly met online, and robbi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    If You Want to Jump Off of the Brooklyn Bridge Today, It Might Work

    ​It's not like anybody can stop you. Apparently, if you're going to jump off of a bridge today, it appears that our city's services really can't stop you, even if you just want them to call you on your bluff and need someone to talk to.

  • Voice Choices

    March 2, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Suicide Epidemic Tied to Steve Carrell

    ​There seems to be a jumping epidemic in the city. Just days after that NYU student fell to his presumably self-willed death at the ill-starred Bobst Library, a newlywed has gone out the window of the Avenue Plaza Hotel in Borough Park. 24-year-old Mordechai (Motty) Borger fell seven stories a ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 27, 2009


    Thievery Corporation have an open door

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Which Celebrities Had The Most Macabre Deaths?

    ​There's a new book that's to die for! It's Morbid Curiosity: The Disturbing Demises of The Famous and Infamous by Alan W. Petrucelli, and it's a Hollywood Babylon-style rundown of the best (as in worst) star deaths--how they croaked, what they last ate, what they last said, and who smoked the ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 28, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    Siren Festival 2009: Schedule

    Since we're not really going away for the weekend, we needn't burden you with a Week in Review. We'll be updating in real time via the Sound of the City Twitter all day tomorrow, tossing off boozy bon mots (hopefully) or just really lame observations, at least until all our iPhones commit suicide ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 5, 2008


    Alec Baldwin reads you great fiction

  • Books

    September 17, 2008

    David Foster Wallace, 1962-2008

    Saluting a writer who constantly looked outward, past his own demons

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 7, 2008

    Anthrax (Not the Band): Is the Case Really Closed?

    The Justice Department yesterday announced that Dr. Bruce Ivins, the scientist who killed himself last week when he learned the feds were closing in on him, was the only suspect in the 2001 anthrax mailings. The Post devotes four pages in the news section and an editorial to the case. The paper ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2008

    Live from SXSW: the Barton Creek Food Court

    Apologies in advance for being one of the many assholes to blog-taunt you from Austin. But if you're into schadenfreude—and NYC, I know you are—you'll be delighted to know that the SOC family-town laptop keyboard committed suicide early this morning, so I spent the last few hours with an Apple G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2007
  • Blogs

    January 24, 2007
  • Art

    April 4, 2006

    The Seventh Circle

    Goldin is giving us the moment before she will turn to ash

  • Theater

    November 22, 2005


    Mr. Marmalade: Can child abuse be conceptual?

  • Film

    July 5, 2005

    His Own Private Biopic

    Gus Van Sant resurrects the ever enigmatic Kurt Cobain with a lyrical blast from the avant-garde

  • Film

    October 5, 2004
  • Film

    March 2, 2004
  • Theater

    March 2, 2004
  • Music

    January 20, 2004

    Go Ahead, Kill Yourself

    Therapy bands deliver public service announcements when suicide might be more lively

  • News

    November 11, 2003

    Timothy's Cause

    A Dad's Crusade for Better Mental-Health Care

  • News

    February 12, 2002
  • Theater

    July 10, 2001
  • Theater

    August 1, 2000
  • News

    February 29, 2000

    Doctor Death

    A Newborn Is Not a Person

  • News

    February 22, 2000

    Doctor Death

    A Newborn Is Not a Person

  • More >>