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    April 30, 2014

    The Six Best Male Dancers in Contemporary Rock

    If Elvis Presley taught us anything, apart from a love for peanut butter and banana sandwiches, it is that white men can dance. His successors such as Iggy pop, David Bowie, Mick Jagger, and Axl Rose are just as iconic for their showmanship as they are their music. All of these frontmen shake, sway, ... More >>

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    September 29, 2013

    Republicans Cruz into Shutdown Chaos as Rightbloggers Cheer

    Whoo, hey, everybody, government shutdown! Are you psyched? No? Well, that makes sense. It'll be expensive and embarrassing for the country, and you're not crazy. Rightbloggers, on the other hand, see in this mayhem an opportunity, and their hope is that this catastrophe will make America love them ... More >>

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    August 23, 2013

    Aurora Snow on Sydney Leathers' Possible HIV Exposure: "I Don't Have Much to Add"

    Porn actor Cameron Bay came forward Wednesday admitting that her recent unconfirm HIV diagnosis is the reason why the porn industry is on ice until further notice. Some good old shoe leather over at Gawker revealed that the last porn actor to have unprotected sex with Bay was Xander Corvus, the man ... More >>

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    August 11, 2013

    Rightbloggers on Foreign Affairs: It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

    We all know what domestic policies rightbloggers favor -- tax breaks for the wealthy, persecution of minorities, and so forth -- but we don't usually hear much about their foreign policy preferences except Benghazi Impeach skreee. But last week was a busy one in that regard, and gave us a good loo ... More >>

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    June 24, 2013

    Citi Bike Stations Moved From Wealthy Neighborhoods; Commence Class Warfare?

    Another week, another Citi Bike dilemma. As the bike share program blows past the 250,000 rides mark, the placement of stations has become the subject of contention since its Memorial Day inauguration. The reasons are varied: The streets are too narrow to fit them; the streets are too packed with th ... More >>

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    April 7, 2013

    Beaten on Gay Marriage, Rightbloggers Begin Berating Straights

    Maybe it's because everyone's sick of fighting over gay marriage. Maybe it's because our rightblogger friends' tactic of Adam-and-Steving the issue hasn't helped their increasingly hopeless cause, even within the Republican Party. In any case some of the brethren are working a new angle. Well, not ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 13, 2013


    Jourmalism's pulse is racing

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    January 17, 2013

    Texas AG Greg Abbott Wants You Gun-Owning, Freedom-Loving New Yorkers to Move to Texas

    Yesterday, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott bought space for two separate ads running in Manhattan and Albany urging New York gun owners to relocate to Texas. This came after New York lawmakers, led by Governor Andrew Cuomo, passed the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms (SAFE) Act. Signed on ... More >>

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    January 10, 2013

    Now Village Bomber Aaron Greene Was a Nazi All Along

    Remember the West Village bomb-maker who went to Harvard and was dyed-in-the-wool Occupy Wall Street? Remember how he didn't go to Harvard? Remember how he had no connection to Occupy and didn't have any political affiliations or motivations at all? Remember how yes he did too? No? Don't remember ... More >>

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    January 3, 2013

    New York Post Helps NYPD Slander Occupy Wall Street (Again)

    When police raided the West Village apartment of Morgan Gliedman and Aaron Greene on Saturday, the New York Post was first to the story. It was the sort of story that was right in the Post's wheelhouse. Gliedman, 27, nine months pregnant, the daughter of a prominent doctor and the product of a Park ... More >>

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    October 18, 2012

    Newsweek Is Ceasing Its Print Edition

    It would have seemed unthinkable some years ago, but Newsweek will not be a print magazine after December 31.

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    August 29, 2012

    Rudy Giuliani Still Hates "Cranky Old Man" Ron Paul and Admits he Doesn't Know if Obama is Anti-American in Quasi-Awesome Interview

    Earlier today, New York's former mayor Rudy Giuliani sat down at the Daily Beast tent at the Republican National Convention to talk politics. Our boy did not disappoint, and the interview, which lasted a little over ten minutes, quickly descended into a perverted game of "fuck, kill, marry." (Giulia ... More >>

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    August 23, 2012

    (2012's) Top 25 People Crippling Scientology, Nos. 17-20

    Last summer, we put together a little list that took on a life of its own. We counted down the 25 people and groups who had been doing the most to get word out to the wider world about the Church of Scientology's many alleged abuses, and who have contributed to its steep recent decline. A year la ... More >>

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    August 11, 2012

    BREAKING: Mitt Romney Chooses Rep. Paul Ryan as His VP

    Whelp, it looks like the unbelievably hyped media might have gotten it right this time.At a campaign stop in Norfolk, Virginia this morning, Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney announced to whoever was listening that the Representative from Wisconsin, Mr. Paul Ryan, would run alongside him in this race ... More >>

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    July 23, 2012

    The Master Screenplay: Scientology History from Several Different Eras Skillfully Woven Together

    On Thursday, Marc Headley settled things once and for all. In a story he wrote for The Daily Beast, he showed conclusively that Paul Thomas Anderson's script for The Master is about almost nothing but Scientology, providing 22 direct comparisons as proof. Marc did a great job showing some of the pa ... More >>

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    July 19, 2012

    Case Closed: Paul Thomas Anderson's Script for The Master is Nothing But Scientology

    Former Scientologist Marc Headley, who first revealed to the Voice in 2009 that Tom Cruise talked to ashtrays and beverage bottles as part of his Scientology training, has a stunning article in the Daily Beast today that settles, once and for all, what Paul Thomas Anderson's film The Master is all a ... More >>

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    June 23, 2012

    Mitt Loves N.Y.: John Catsimatidis

    With Mitt Romney as its de facto go-to candidate, the roster of Restore Our Future, Romney's designated Super PAC slush fund, reads like a laundry list of New York City's wealthiest denizens. And, according to the Center for Responsive Politics and contrary to popular belief, Sup ... More >>

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    April 14, 2012

    NRA Calls Bloomberg "An Arrogant Bastard" for Anti-Gun Campaign

    As the trial nears for the Trayvon Martin case, a firestorm of debate has spread across the nation surrounding the centerpiece "Stand Your Ground" law -- the legislation George Zimmerman has used as his defense. And now, the Hozziner is beginning to feel the flames from the nation's go-to gun-toters ... More >>

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    March 6, 2012

    NYPD Spying On Muslims: Yay Or Nay?

    ​As you may know, the New York Police Department has received millions of dollars from the federal government over the past decade to basically spy on Muslims living in New York. The goal, of course, is to prevent terrorist attacks on the Big Apple. If you're unaware of the NYPD's under-the-r ... More >>

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    February 25, 2012

    Jeremy Lin and Knicks Sex Tips from Dr. Ruth Westheimer

    ​"When you get the credit for the wins," Casey Stengel famously said, "you gotta take the blame for the losses." True, but there was a lot more to the Knicks 102-88 loss to the Heat Thursday night than Jeremy Lin. The statistic which probably best defined the night was Lin's 8 turnovers. But ... More >>

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    February 23, 2012

    Could Rick Santorum Beat Barack Obama?

    Barack Obama is ahead of Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum in 12 swing states -- but the incumbent might still have to do some work to beat the pol from Pennsylvania, according to a new poll by Purple Strategies, a political consulting group. Santorum has stolen the G.O.P lead from Romney in these batt ... More >>

  • News

    January 25, 2012

    Tea Party Princess

    Victoria Jackson went from the big leagues of comedy to the rabid right of modern politics

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    January 11, 2012

    100 Most Powerless New Yorkers

    A 'power list' for the rest of us

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    ESPN: World Wide Leader in Cover-Up

    When is a scandal connected to sports not a scandal? Apparently when ESPN decides not to report on it. There is one huge missing piece in the Syracuse-Bernie Fine sex abuse scandal that the media seems to have agreed not to investigate, namely, who at ESPN knew what and why didn't they do somethin ... More >>

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    September 9, 2011

    The 9/11 Eulogies

    Grace Giardina​"If you're the mayor's speechwriter, what's your job" after the Towers fall? You're going to start thinking about "how do you find something redemptive out of this attack? How do you try and encapsulate those emotions?"

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    June 14, 2011

    Anthony Weiner Media Coverage Becomes the Latest Dick-Centric Weinergate Angle

    ​As interest in Anthony Weiner's penis and the dirty messages that brought it out to play begins to wane, we focus instead on the media coverage of Anthony Weiner, thereby proliferating Anthony Weiner coverage. Hm! It's a conundrum, especially for those who go on television to proclaim, "The d ... More >>

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    June 4, 2011

    Andrew Sullivan Shares Reader's Elaborate Sex Dream Starring Andrew Sullivan

    ​Yesterday on Andrew Sullivan's blog over at the Daily Beast, the august blog king shared a small example of how a "blogger's relationship to his readers can get a little strange." I'll say, Andrew. I'll say.

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    June 3, 2011

    Bill Keller, New York Times Boss, Still Not Loving WikiLeaks, Twitter

    ​Yesterday the New York Times announced that Bill Keller will step down as the executive editor and be replaced by managing editor Jill Abramson, while Keller will focus on just writing. Keller seems to have started this transition when he took on a column in the redesigned New York Times Maga ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011

    Urban Outfitters, Still Stealing Designs from Local Artists

    ​If Urban Outfitters isn't shaking in their boots yet, they should be. Because based on this, and this, they've been caught red-handed stealing from online fashion and jewelry designers. It will have been a year ago tomorrow that Foster Kamer called out the mega-hipster monolith for stealing f ... More >>

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    May 23, 2011

    Mitch Daniels Out of 2012 Race; Herman Cain is the Next President of the United States

    Despite the speculation of Fox News ("he has a proven record of managing the kinds of fiscal problems that beset our nation"), the Washington Post ("a Daniels candidacy probably would be taken as a sign that the games are over for the Republican Party, that it is time to buckle down and organize to ... More >>

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    May 17, 2011

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn In Handcuffs Is Not Okay, But Revealing Rape Accuser's Name Is?

    ​Dominique Strauss-Kahn, head of the IMF, is currently in a Rikers Island cell awaiting his next court date after being accused of rape by a 32-year-old maid in the Sofitel hotel near Times Square, where Strauss-Kahn was staying last weekend. Since the dramatic arrest, the media whirlwind has ... More >>

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    April 4, 2011

    Katie Couric Out at CBS News; Engadget Crew Ditches AOL For SB Nation

    ​Every time we turn around there's a switch-up at the newly Arianna Huffington-helmed AOL and Huffington Post hybrid, with the boss simultaneously cleaning house and sprucing up, by kicking AOL-ers to the curb and hiring up a handful of big names. The Huffington reign has left a large number s ... More >>

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    February 15, 2011

    Shawna Forde Blames Drugs For the Murder of Brisenia Flores, Maintains Innocence

    ​Shawna Forde, the long-troubled anti-immigration vigilante associated with the Minutemen group, was found guilty yesterday in the murder of nine-year-old Brisenia Flores and her father Raul, as part of a 2009 botched robbery in Arizona. We've followed the case with great interest, largely bec ... More >>

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    January 31, 2011

    Brisenia Flores Murder Makes CNN, Still Nothing From the New York Times

    ​Why isn't the murder of 9-year-old Brisenia Flores and her father, allegedly at the hands of anti-immigration vigilantes in Arizona, a national news story, we wondered on Friday afternoon. The trial of Shawna Forde, who prosecutors say led the raid of the Flores home to steal drug money, bega ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Gabriel Snyder to The Atlantic Wire: On Growing Up an Aggregator

    ​Gabriel Snyder, who was fired by Nick Denton as the editor-in-chief of Gawker in February 2010, will be joining The Atlantic as the editor of the magazine's Atlantic Wire aggregation website, according to an Observer report today. Snyder will replace Ben Carlson, who left for a job at Rupert ... More >>

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    January 28, 2011

    Brisenia Flores Is Still Not Quite National News: Why?

    ​We've written twice this week about the trial of Shawna Forde, a troubled anti-immigration crusader, who stands charged with first degree murder for the 2009 killing of 9-year-old Brisenia Flores and her father in Arizona. Gina Gonzalez, Flores' mother, was also shot in the botched home invas ... More >>

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    January 24, 2011

    Brisenia Flores, Another Nine-Year-Old Girl, Was Shot and Killed in Arizona

    ​Brisenia Flores, 9, was killed on May 30, 2009, when a group led by anti-immigration fighter Shawna Forde raided the girl's family home in the border town of Arivaca, Arizona. Allegedly, the attack was organized in the name of the Minutemen, a crew of vigilante border patrols, who hoped to st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    The Huffington Post Gets Blacker, Howard Kurtz Gets Paid as Press Clips Returns

    ​Press Clips has long, if intermittently, been the name of the media column at the Village Voice, years ago on paper in the hands of journalists like Sydney Schanberg and Keach Hagey, before being brought to this blog by some untamed rabble-rouser called Foster Kamer. But as a wise man once wr ... More >>

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    December 14, 2010

    Are Campuses Doing Double Duty as Drug Havens? Plus: Which NYC School Is the Druggiest?

    ​The New York Post is billing an "exclusive" this week about how Columbia University has systematically failed to report its drug-using student populace to police or prosecutors. The not-so-earth-shattering expose comes on the heels of last week's big frat house drug bust, which led to the ar ... More >>

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    December 10, 2010

    The Ten Best Cookbooks of 2010, According to Everyone Else​ It's the end of the year, time for best-of roundups. Rather than create our own list of the top cookbooks of 2010, we took a look at everyone else's and determined which books overlapped the most. So without further ado, here are the 10 cookbooks you should have read by ... More >>

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    December 9, 2010

    The 2010 Media Holiday Party Circuit Crash-Map

    ​For my second-to-last Press Clips, Day 27, we have a very, very special treat. Every year, many of the New York-based media companies who produce a large portion of American media that is consumed across the country gather after months of get shitface drunk. Behold:

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    November 17, 2010

    The 25 Sexiest Things We Are Thinking About RIGHT NOW!

    Everyday things can be sexy, too!​By God, today is full of sexy! There's People's annual "Sexiest Man Alive" countdown, of course. And Salon's "Men on Top" answer to it. Not to mention the pretending-to-be-less-shallow Daily Beast offering, "Sexiest Man Alive (On the Inside)." You know who's s ... More >>

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    November 12, 2010

    Morning Links: Heroin Bust in Hell's Kitchen; Less-Popular Obama Won't Cave on Tax Cuts; Adventures in Bikram with Lady Gaga

    ​• Happy Friday! The heroin den formerly located at 417 W. 43rd St., inside, as the New York Post puts it, a "Next to Normal-seeming ground-floor duplex," (wink, wink! groan, groan) has been busted and a stash worth $6.5 million has been seized. Note: when the neighbors move in and put black ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010

    Richard Johnson is Out at Page Six, Emily Smith to Take Over

    ​As pointed out by Ben Smith at Politico, Richard Johnson -- who has been working the New York Post's gossip beat for over 20 years -- just abdicated his throne for a gig in L.A.

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    October 2, 2010

    Why The Social Network is All Good For Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg

    ​As is being reported across the entire internet, but initially by the New York Times, employees of the social network Facebook spent their Friday night spread out across two theaters in Mountain View, watching The Social Network, the movie about Facebook. The group, which gifted the local Cen ... More >>

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    September 19, 2010

    Newsweek Loses Howard Fineman to Huffington Post, Eyeing Daily Beast Deal?

    ​The Times blog MediaDecoder comes with a Sunday afternoon scoop, announcing the departure of another brand-defining Newsweek veteran, as Howard Fineman has packed his bags and is moving to the internet. Fineman follows editor-in-chief Jon Meacham, big fish Fareed Zakaria, Tumblr guru Mark Coa ... More >>

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    February 9, 2009

    Nude Stormy Daniels Accepts "Call of Duty" to Face Vitter for Senate

    Some clever bastard has brought fun back to Louisiana politics -- recently made more serious than usual by the emergence of reform governor Bobby Jindal -- by setting up a website to draft porn star Stormy Daniels to run against Republican Senator David Vitter, whose phone number turned up in a D.C. ... More >>

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    January 5, 2009

    Lance Armstrong Not the 'Big Hot Favourite'

    Lance Armstrong has been training lately in Hawaii, a convenient halfway spot before he heads for Australia this weekend. On January 18, he'll make his return to televised cycling competition with the one-day prequel to the Tour Down Under, as we reported earlier.And what do his antipodean rivals th ... More >>

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    October 9, 2008

    Gawker Gets Punk'd on "Unspiked"

    First, let me say that I love Mark Ebner. He's the dude who punked Scientology by walking into its Celebrity Centre in Los Angeles pretending to be a German rock and roll guitarist. He pulled off the stunt beautifully, resulting in a Spy Magazine article that, for my money, is still the best, most h ... More >>

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