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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
via Facebook/Celebrate Jessica FashanoFriends 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 >>
Tyler ClementiThe 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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>