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But speaking of eating yourself to death, the central character of Jami Attenberg's most recent novel The Middlesteins (Grand Central Publishing) struggles with just that very prospect. The morbidly obese Edie loses her job ... More >>
By now you've surely heard of Erin Sayar, the "Horndog High" English teach accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student. You've also surely heard of Sayar's ink, as a "sexy" mermaid tattoo on her upper thigh -- pictured in reportedly steamy boudoir photos -- might be a key piece of evidence in t ... More >>
Greenwich Avenue has gotten a crop of new eateries recently. Whitehall, the new Brit-influenced spot from the team behind Highlands, is getting lots of buzz, but if it's cheap eats you're after, you're better off checking out new Middle Eastern spot Za'atar (50 Greenwich Avenue, 212-242-3451). The s ... More >>
On the 10th anniversary weekend of the September 11 attacks, every single living American blogger wrote a 9/11 memorial post. (Those who did not have been drummed out of the union.)
Rightbloggers' 9/11 posts are always interesting, so we figured they'd be extra-good for 9/11 X. We were not disappo ... More >>
TwitterAnonymous, the shady-yet-principled hacktivist group that has previously hacked into Iran's government emails, the Pentagon, possibly the IMF, News Corp, Anders Breivik's Twitter account, and much more, has a new target in its crosshairs: Facebook. The hackers have set the date for Fac ... More >>
An unreleased audio message from Osama Bin Laden recorded just before his death has been described as "puzzling" and "a head scratcher" by an official. In the recording, Bin Laden talks about the revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia, but not Libya, Yemen, or Syria. It's confusing that Bin Laden would ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
February 4, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 5
Heteros have problems too
By Andrew Sarris
I am 42, going on 43, and I have never had a homosexual experience. Thus, if only by the process of elimination (and an ecstatically happy marriage), I must q ... More >>
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Darcy James Argue's Secret Society
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Monday, June 21
Darcy James Argue would like us to know that CDs and "stylish T-shirts" are available for purchase, so as to "finance my big-band habit," which is "worse than crack." He then turns his attention back to co ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Gazala PlaceGazala HalabiThe Upper West Side will soon be able to get a taste of the spinach boreks and excellent Druze cuisine that has so endeared Fork in the Road to Gazala Place: the tiny Hell's Kitchen restaurant is opening a second location on the Upper West Side.
Weight Watchers is taking its competitor, Curves, to court in response to an ad campaign the company is running on cable that denigrates Weight Watchers and claims that Curves' 30-day diet plan is "clinically proven" to work.
Relief workers from the U.N. are sending food vouchers ... More >>