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 >>
By Nate Jackson
Hey, we can all appreciate a quality guitar god. Anyone who considers themselves a fan of music knows the joy of watching their favorite axe man/woman go on a tear and destroy the crowd with their fast-fingered prowess, signature style and lush mane of flowing hair. It's the textboo ... More >>
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There has been a lot of crustacean-roasting deals lately. Here's another to add to the month of August: a crayfish festival by Aquavit.
It's crayfish month in Sweden and starting August 13, chef Marcus J ... 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 >>
Today in subway porn we have a beautiful depiction of the ebb and flow and changing formats of the New York City subway map over the years. The only thing better than watching the map come of age to the inspirationally epic music in the video created by Gizmodo's Matt Toder back in December (Bowery ... More >>
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 >>
Louis CaldarolaNoveller is the nom de musique of Sarah Lipstate, whose precise compositions build on a cathartic repetition of righteous riff aktion colored with gorgeous loopingfuckdoodlery and noise gush. Live, it's just Lipstate, all by her lonesome, just the way she likes it, slinging her ... 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 biggest aha moment regarding the Wall Street Journal's recent piece on girly men seems to have thus far focused on a portion of Arthur Sulzberger's ear and whether that snippet of ear was intended as a personal attack by Rupert Murdoch upon Sulzberger, as discussed by Michael Wolff in Van ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
August 18, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 44
The Abortionist on The Circuit of Fear
By Marlene Nadle
The abortionist is the man hunted by the police and a million desperate women a year.
No city can be without him. Few are.
In almost ever town ... More >>
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?
Snyder's of Hanover is planning to acquire potato chips producer Utz. Snyder's ... More >>
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 >>
Even before the house lights had come back on at the end of Chairlift's opening set, someone in the crowd was whistling the melody from "Young Folks." Years later, the song is still endearing, and so is the band. Since "Young Folks," Peter Bjorn and John have released a neat instrumental album, be ... More >>