• Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    The Sickest Remarks Being Made About Angelina's Double Mastectomy

    Yesterday, Angelina Jolie revealed that she'd had a double mastectomy as a preventive measure against a family history of breast cancer, amidst worldwide kudos and admiration. But on Facebook and other places, some were not convinced. "Her breasts were sagging," said one ex "friend" of mine, "so s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    Here's Why Liza Left Her Post-Concert Party Early Last Week

    No, she wasn't being rude. According to promoter Daniel Nardicio, "Last Wednesday, during Liza and Alan Cumming's show, one of Liza's band members went into cardiac arrest on stage, didn't know it, and continued to play till the end.

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    Yes, It's Still Perfectly Legal To Suck Babies' Genitals During Circumcision

    Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed super-sized soda ban isn't the only controversial topic that is going to be discussed by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene this week. Today, the Department is talking about the metzitzah b'peh -- a circumcision practice during which ritual practitioners ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 4, 2012


    A better option than chasing the truck

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Chef Michael Anthony on Recovering from Open-Heart Surgery

    Over at Eatocracy, the thoughtful Michael Anthony of Gramercy Tavern shares a beautiful essay about how he was affected by his recent open-heart surgery.

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2012

    Everything You Need To Know About Jeremy Lin's Injury and How It Will Affect The Knicks

    The Knicks' absolute bipolar, roller-coaster of a season took yet another turn with news today that Jeremy Lin will undergo knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus. The surgery will sideline him for six weeks, and while most media, whether out of optimism or caution, are reporting that Lin's finished ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    Diane Keaton: "I've Never Had Plastic Surgery"

    So many stars say they haven't had surgery that I actually expect Barbara Walters to come out and say it too. It's the oldest cliche in the book. An older actor--looking remarkably line-free--says, "I haven't had surgery, but I wouldn't rule it out in the future." But I worship Diane Keaton and s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    Beyond The Bris: Website Unites Anti-Circumcision Jews

    When the Brooklyn District Attorney's office announced that it would investigate the death of an infant who got herpes during a controversial circumcision practice, many decided to revisit the tradition, and ask whether it still has a place in modern society. Now, this particular case deals with a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    Pilates Ate a Breast Implant

    ​This is reason #137 that we don't quite trust Pilates. (Yes, we know, some swear by it, but when we work out, we want to do more than make those weird little flappy motions with our hands, and "make a corset with our ribs," not to mention, there's the distinct sense that we're doing it all wr ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 14, 2011
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    November 22, 2011

    Fatten Up! Study Links Survival, Chunkiness

    If you're too skinny, you have a better chance of dying after surgery than obese patients, according to new research. A U.S. National Surgical Quality Improvement Program study found that individuals with more meat on their bones had an easier time surviving 30 days after an operation.

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Larry King Talks To Me About His Gala Tribute, Part One!

    ​ On Monday night at the Sheraton Ballroom, onetime Abbot of the West Coast Friars Club Larry King gets a Friars Testimonial dinner, emceed by Katie Couric and featuring testimonials from the likes of Joan Rivers, Kathy Griffin, and Donald Trump. I called Larry to toast the TV legend on his a ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 19, 2011


    New Jersey Devils battle the San Jose Sharks

  • Voice Choices

    June 29, 2011


    Catch the dazzling vocals of Khaïra Arby

  • Voice Choices

    May 11, 2011
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    February 2, 2011


    Pam Murphy kicks cancer where it hurts

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    New York's First Commercial Sperm Bank!

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 29, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 43 Deposits & withdrawals: the finances of sperm By Ellen Frankfort In 1866 an Italian scientist, working by himself, wondering how he could preserve human sperm cells, placed a single tube of semen in t ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 29, 2010


    In the year 2011 . . . Weinberg goes solo

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Jerry Manuel Has Great Year, Gets Fired By the Mets Anyway

    ​Bye-bye, Jerry. Lost so far in the blizzard of post-Omar Minaya commentary is real discussion about whether or not Jerry Manuel should also have been fired. For those of us who like and respect Manuel and think he did a good job of keeping a potential circus atmosphere under control, the ques ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Cher vs. Owls: Who Can Emote Less?

    ​ The battle is on for which Hollywood icon can show less expression on their faces: Is it Oscar winner Cher, who against all odds believes in life after surgery? Or The Owls of Ga'hoole, who also don't seem to give a hoot about registering a whole bunch of facial realness?

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Hospital Sued $1 Million for Assault and Battery in "Accidental" Circumcision

    ​So a hospital in South Miami made an oopsy. Instead of leaving Vera Delgado's eight-day-old baby Mario intact and with-foreskin, they took the very moment that Mom went home to shower and change clothes to do the old snip-snip. Er, imagine her horror/surprise when she returned.

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Are the Mets Looking for a Reason to Dump Carlos Beltran?

    ​When is a controversy not a controversy? Offhand, we'd say when it hasn't stirred up any controversy. Carlos Beltran's sacrifice fly Wednesday gave the Mets a 3-2 win over the Nationals, and you'd think that in a season of such unrelenting disappointment that might be a high note. But fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Stupid Trends: Cosmetic Foot Surgery

    ​For those seeking proof that people are stupid, there is this: Cosmetic foot surgery, a/k/a, the "Cinderella procedure," the absolute latest in ridiculous plastic surgery trends. If you have ugly, questionable, too fat, too skinny, wrinkly, or otherwise compromised feet, you can fix them perm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Man Who Received World's First Full Face Transplant Shows New Face on TV

    ​The world's first full face transplant patient appeared on TV today for the first time since surgery to thank the donor's family and his doctors. His name is Oscar, and "he spoke with difficulty," which is only to be expected considering his extreme surgery, which took 24 hours during which d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    Questions About Jennifer Hudson's Weight Watchers Commercials

    The Oscar winnining singer/actress says she's "a jeans size smaller" thanks to counting food points and also working on her exercise routine. But do you always believe all those commercials for Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig?

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    Barbara Walters Ain't Going Anywhere

    ​The TV legend who can ask you what kind of tree you are and make you cry is here for the even longer haul. She's recovering from heart surgery and will no doubt be back on her feet and interviewing and lisping and cocktail partying just like before, if a tiny bit weatherbeaten by the experie ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 24, 2010
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    February 9, 2010

    Lil Wayne Saved By Bad Teeth

    ​ "Rap star Lil Wayne has gotten a temporary reprieve from jail," reports the Associated Press: "for dental surgery." His lawyer apparently told the judge that Wayne needed to finish a string of procedures on/in his mouth prior to heading to Rikers. The rapper's new date with destiny is March ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    Ed Koch Celebrates Bypass Operation with Big Steak Dinner

    ​Back in the Chicago Bears' 80s heyday, there was a story (now debunked, alas) that quarterback Jim McMahon fed his offensive line dinner every weekend as a gesture of appreciation toward the people who kept him from getting killed. Former Mayor Ed Koch seems to have heeded that apocryphal exa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    Gourmet, Bon Appetit Are in for a Reducing Regimen

    ​"Reduction" is an ominous word in the food world, redolent with euphemistic starvation regimens and shadowy surgical weight-loss procedures. So it's difficult to shake off feelings of imminent doom when the word is applied to food magazines that are already facing financial difficulties. Case ... More >>

  • Film

    July 22, 2009
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    April 1, 2009

    Circumcision Movie: See The Uncut Version!

    Partly Private, "the first funny film on the topic of male circumcision," is premiering on April 25 at the Tribeca Film Festival. How's that for a tip, ba dum pum? I bet they serve head cheese at the premiere party. Sorry for the jokes, folks, but as you can see, circumcision makes me a tad uncom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2009

    Undertaker Gets Cremated

    A Newark funeral director has lost his license after being caught in a scheme to harvest the body parts of his clients and sell them to organ tissue banks. Stephen K. Finley, who owns Berardinelli Forest Hill Memorial Home, Cremation at a Low Cost, and Funeraria Santa Cruz, all located in Newark, ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2008

    Today's Genius Press Releases

    "Cell Phone/Brain Tumor Connection Remains Inconclusive," announced the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, "But They Pose Neurological Health Risks." With trembling hands we ripped this out of the telex machine and read the AANS' examples: "A 29-year-old male was talking on his cell phon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2008

    Why Don't Fashion People Look Better?

    I got stuck outside a fashion designer's soiree the other day waiting with a throng of fashionistas for the elevator, and in the daylight realized something extremely shocking: The people who decide all the trends in beauty and style are absolutely hideous! Looking around at the sea of editors, desi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2008
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    January 1, 2008
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    August 21, 2007

    Plastic Surgeon to the Scars

    Brad Jacobs went from shaping Playboy bunnies to defending himself against charges of butchery

  • NYC Life

    June 12, 2007

    Bye, Bye, Boobies

    Fundraising parties for trans surgery are all the rage, but don't tell Kerry Downey that.

  • Columns

    June 12, 2007

    Schlong Song

    Circumcision: Health-conscious procedure or unnecessary sexual amputation?

  • Theater

    January 3, 2006

    Bad Medicine

    Prognosis negative: Hospital farce papers over the quacks

  • People

    October 11, 2005

    The End to Endometriosis

    A chronic disease that afflicts young women

  • Art

    April 20, 2004
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    October 21, 2003

    Silicone Rally

    Panel Says Breast Implants Safe

  • Columns

    May 7, 2002
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    July 31, 2001
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    October 17, 2000

    'Mujeres' Power

    Tackling Cultural Taboos About Breast Cancer

  • Music

    March 14, 2000
  • News

    November 16, 1999

    A Real Man

    Brooklyn girl grows hair on her chest

  • News

    December 9, 1997

    Kathy Acker 1944-1997

    Matias Viegener on her last day with Kathy Acker

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