Diaphragmatic [Ed. Note: In Please Enjoy Responsibly, columnist Raymond Cummings tracks down the best noise music of the month, while keeping an eye out for the best of recent months and saluting noise triumphs of yesteryear.] Earlier this month, I attended the 2014 Ende Tymes Festival in Brooklyn ... More >>
Step to it at the Dance on Camera Festival
Well, at least the cohost is gay. He's Australian Karl Schmid, and he told me all about Operation: Vacation--a 15-episode show that starts tomorrow night on Logo as part of their new strain of programming. What's the show about, Karl? The easiest way to describe it is Extreme Home Makeover, but i ... More >>
America might have had a lot more in common with Sweden than IKEA furniture and H&M clothing, according to new research. Two economists now say that the Founding Fathers' nation was "more egalitarian than anywhere else in the measurable world," reports Reuters (via New York Times.) Hm. This soun ... More >>
International authorities aren't easing up in their crackdown on file-sharing ops. There was operation Fake Sweep, in which the FBI busted 16 domains, the high-security shakedown of Megaupload's Kim Dotcom -- and now there's talk that Swedish law enforcement plans on raiding The Pirate Bay. Torren ... More >>
Don’t stay away from Charli XCX
Revolution! Anarchy! Retrospectives! Three shows look back at politics in art
Commemorations of the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks are being held around the country to remember those lost a decade ago. At the site of the World Trade Center memorial--which opens to the general public tomorrow--President Barack Obama and President George W. Bush will spea ... More >>
Julian Assange, the founder and editor-in-chief of secret-spilling international organization WikiLeaks, is in court today for the first of a two-day hearing in England, which will decide whether Assange is extradited to Sweden in order face questions about potential rape charges. Assange, wa ... More >>
Louisiana's dead birdsIf Unsolved Mysteries is not still being made, perhaps the show should consider a comeback for this most recent international phenomenon: birds have now fallen from the sky across the American South, but also in Sweden, where "residents found 50 to 100 jackdaws on a stre ... More >>
The New York Times has a story about how bedbugs basically make people into pariahs. If you're afflicted, you may get treated like Brooklyn waitress Hilary Davis, whose "friends and even her boyfriend refused to take her in" while her apartment was being treated. [NYT]
F2K is a countdown of the 50 worst songs of the decade. Track our progress here. If Crazy Frog was the President Of The United States of Annoying, Gummibar would be Billy Fucking Carter.
Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet involves eating six prepackaged cookies a day, plus one healthy "real" meal. Some 500,000 people have lost weight on the plan -- and how can you not on 800-1,000 calories a day? [NY Times] Snyder's of Hanover is planning to acquire potato chips producer Utz. Snyder's ... More >>
That'd be a Visitor-manufactured t-shirt lifting the porno cover art from Mokinox's Im Your Chair CD-R, which--when not obscured by a guitar and some squeamish TV cameras--looks like this:
We'll think of a better name for this soon: Until then, here's Monday night's finest NYC shows. Holding tickets to the sold-out Dave Matthews gig at the Beacon this evening? Well, here's the most responsible financial advice you've gotten all year: SELL SELL SELL. Watch the thing on Hulu instead ... More >>
The Solitary Cyclist at Monkey Town Food blogging luminaries turned out Saturday night at Monkey Town in Williamsburg to bid farewell to Ganda Suthivarakom of eatdrinkmanwoman.com. She's leaving this week for a six month stint in Stockholm. The band she fronts as lead singer -- The Solitary Cyc ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 24, 1960, Vol. VI, No. 5 Royal Invasion at Bank St. School By Mary Perot Nichols The visit by a royal princess to the Bank Street School last week did not faze the 3-year-olds a bit. David Belafonte, Harry's son, kept right on pomm ... More >>
Chillaxed beats for really, really sleepy pool parties
And boycott Absolut for caving like craven Swedes!
J Masciss Witch crank it up
A sweaty garage-rock double bill
And other whore stories in post-crackdown clubs. Then, suddenly, a Pygmalion-like transformation.
Two Scandinavian crews invade; we get to them more than they get to us
Wide-eyed pop tunes with worn-out cassette production
Two rambunctious guilty pleasures plead no contest
Cuban jazz hero makes his New York club debut at 87
Don't let the young Republicans put you in jail or the restless hipsters scare you away
Anticipatory asthenia bogart conundrum criminally spazzy zing: Look 'em up, suckers!
International Butoh Artists Surface Downtown
Roy Andersson's Panic Rooms
Two New Yorkers Are on Top of the World
Two-bedroom apartment in two-story brick house