Thanks to the proliferation of specialty coffee shops in New York over the past 10 years -- particularly transplants like Gimme! Coffee, Blue Bottle, Stumptown, Toby's Estate, and Counter Culture -- what was once a relatively quick, less-than-$3 transaction has become increasingly complex (and delic ... More >>
He might be an out-of-towner, but so far, Andy Ricker hasn't found much use for the PR firms employed by most of this city's biggest restaurants--the Portland restaurateur's reputation preceded his Big Apple entrance, and since landing a year and a half ago, he's had no trouble netting press or crow ... More >>
Last week's print issue of The Village Voice featured an incredibly thoughtful and well researched article on the whirling dervish known as Karen O, in advance of her band the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' gig at the Barclays Center tonight. In it, we talked about her love of New York, what playing a hometown sh ... More >>
[See More Photo Essays: Lonestar's Locavore Tacos, Coming Soon] When you think of Roberta's you probably think of blistered pizzas and a wood-burning oven. But here's a reminder from Fork in the Road: the desserts are complex, beautiful, and fabulous. They're the work of pastry chef Katy Peetz, who ... More >>
Oh my, do we have a treat for you today. For several weeks now, we've been reporting on the "L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future" contest. For several years, certain writers have questioned the connection between the contest and Scientology, which owns and operates it. And recently ... More >>
The hated revenge-porn profiteer says he wants to teach a lesson with his web site. How long before the 26-year-old learns one himself?
It never seems to be a quiet week here in the underground bunker where we keep an eye on all things Scientology related. The cats had barely settled down from our brief trip to Texas when the bat signal on the Antipodean circuits went off, alerting us to an imminent bombshell. But let's not get ahe ... More >>
Dear Tom, It's time for you to start talking publicly about Scientology again. Your religion is in serious trouble. In 2005, you ended a longtime policy of not talking about the church by suddenly bringing it up in interviews. Most memorable, of course, was the way you challenged Matt Lauer, tell ... More >>
The underground bunker might need some new paneling after the way we were bouncing off the walls this week. I mean seriously, how are we going to keep up with all of this Scientology news? It's like this is turning into a real job or something. We started off the week with our regular feature, Sund ... More >>
It was an amazing week here at the underground bunker, where we keep an eye on all things Scientology. Let's take a look back at how the week unfolded before we recognize the work of our illustrious commenting community. We starting things out by having fun with the Tone Scale in our regular weeken ... More >>
On Thursdays, we bring you Scientology news from around the globe. And this week, we were planning to note that Australia's television program A Current Affair had done a nice job on a story we brought you earlier, about Ramana Dienes-Browning and her hellish 8 years on Scientology's private cruise ... More >>
Valeska Paris and DeclanLast week, we wrote about Valeska Paris, the Swiss-born Australian woman who says that from 1996 to 2007, she was held against her will on Scientology's private cruise ship, the Freewinds. She says that Scientology leader David Miscavige moved her to the ship in 1996 ... More >>
Ramana Dienes-Browning and IyanaLast week, Steve Cannane of Australia's ABC network and its program Lateline broke the story of Valeska Paris, a woman who says she was held against her will on Scientology's private cruise ship, the Freewinds, from 1996 to 2007. In that story, Cannane also ta ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. September 13, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 37 Phone Phreak Convention by Ron Rosenbaum One year ago the phone company had the phone phreaks on the run. On May 8, 1972, a team of FBI and phone company security men arrested John Draper, alias ... More >>
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Tim Sweeney celebrates 10 years at the helm of the legendary dance-music show
Professional cycling goes on even after the Tour de France, but you'd never know if if all you did was follow Lance Armstrong. Even before his comeback, he rarely took part in late-season events after the Tour was finished. So there's little news to report about what Armstrong is up to these days ... More >>
Dark Meat at last year's SXSW, photo by Rebecca Smeyne See, it's totally lame, don't worry, you're not missing a thing South by Southwest just firebombed everybody's inboxes with a partial list of names playing this year's barbecue-and-booze blitz. A quick scan reveals the midsize marquee names to ... More >>
Call him the UK Ozzie
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