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Cartoonist Mimi Pond's history with the Voice goes back to the early '80s, when she drew a page regularly for Mary Peacock's fashion section. Pond soon became a best-selling humorist with her book The Valley Girl's Guide to Life. In the meantime, she wrote for television, writing for Pee-Wee's Playh ... More >>
Mimi Pond serves ’70s California
Two stars of the stage, small and big screens will co-host the 2014 Village Voice OBIE Awards on May 19 at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street) in the East Village. Tamara Tunie, perhaps best known as the lead in the Public Theater's Troilus and Cressida (among more credits listed below) and Hamish L ... More >>
The arrival of Bluth Company Burlesque, the Arrested Development-themed burlesque show at the Peoples Improv on Saturday, is a welcome gimmick to the burlesque genre, following the footsteps of Star Wars burlesque, Ghostbusters burlesque, and Lord of the Rings burlesque. In this show, "each family m ... More >>
A rough and inevitably incomplete guide to the taxonomy of spoilers
This Saturday, September 7th at the Westchester County Center, comedy legend Bill Cosby will be performing his time-tested classic brand of stand-up. From the stage to the television to on record, The Cos has touched several generations with his many comedic gifts. His impact is clear even on the hi ... More >>
It's hard and tedious, the day-to-day rightblogger work of promoting impeachment, stirring racial enmity, scrambling for a position that can encompass both a desire to bomb Syria and a desire to thwart Obama, and so on. Their traditional relief valve has been culture war -- shaking fists at some r ... More >>
If you need even more shows to choose form, be sure to check out our comprehensive and constantly updated New York Concert Calendar. These are the 10 best this weekend.
A couple of caveats to this list: first, it actually includes more than 10 songs. Since one is sung primarily in English and another isn't technically a "foreign" language, they're considered halfsies, making up one whole. Also, no songs sung in Spanish are on this list. I'm not saying Spanish isn ... More >>
Need plans? Check out any of these 10 shows around the city this week.
For the longest time, Solana Rowe just wanted to be Lisa Simpson. "She was so jazzy. She played the saxophone. She was an outsider," the 23-year-old musician giggles in a basement bar in the East Village, leaning back into a brick wall. She touches the pile of floppy curly hair on top of her head, ... More >>
Who the hell needs real bands when there are so many great fictional ones? Here's some of the best -- our list goes to 11, of course: See also: Top 10 Concert Films to See Before You Die
Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2013
Tonight, west coast hip-hop favorites Cypress Hill return to the Best Buy theater. With over two decades of nationwide touring, they've developed a reputation as one of the most anticipated and consistent live shows in the genre. Even after departing from their longtime label Sony in 2008, the group ... More >>
We'll be adding to this list as the weekend moves on. On with it...
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Iconic avant-metal-punk royalty Melvins are fast approaching their third decade of meting out its uber-prolific anthemic maelstrom of sonic heaviosity with uncompromising, valiant experimentalism, and things aren't slowing down for these influential and ageless Cali riff kings. Despite the onslaught ... More >>
Sound of the City's search for the quintessential New York City musician enters Round Two this week, with battles in the Round of 32 daily. Keep up with all the action here. During the first sound of SOTC' March Madness, Sonic Youth drowned Arthur Russell in feedback, and The Fugs were no match f ... More >>
If you're anything like us, you are currently in a post-Christmas morning hangover (and if you're really like us, you're experiencing an actual hangover as well). The living room is littered with wrapping paper, the tree is beginning to look stupid, and your father-in-law is sound asleep in h ... More >>
We hope you had a nice Thanksgiving and if you went shopping the next day you weren't trampled. You may have heard that President Obama got some grief from conservatives for failing to mention God in his Thanksgiving proclamation. But for our rightblogger subjects, this was not the worst outrage of ... More >>
Stuart Elliot, ad reporter and blogger for the New York Times, earlier today tweeted that WodkaVodka had put up a billboard on the West Side Highway touting its "Christmas quality" at, ahem, "Hanukkah prices." Along with the tagline, there's a small dog, quite possibly a Chihuahua, in a Santa hat (r ... More >>
20th Century Fox via Grub StreetI recognize most of the characters, but who's the bald guy? The end-times for Foodism are near, my friends. This Sunday, Marge Simpson turns into a food blogger, as reported in an extensive Grub Street interview with Simpsons executive producer Matt Selman. To ... More >>
American employers added jobs in September, but not nearly enough to spur optimism. The New York Times reports there was a net growth of 103,000 jobs last month. Interestingly, "about a third of the jobs added by the private sector last month were actually 45,000 Verizon workers who had been on str ... More >>
Das Racist's Relax is currently online for your perusal/enjoyment right now, and the group's just released the video for the bonkers first single "Michael Jackson." It's an homage to "Black Or White" that comes complete with references to The Simpsons and Saturday Night Live and the Last Supp ... More >>
"Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution?" --Groucho Marx You've all heard horrible stories about rambling, disconnected, unrehearsed, and even madly embarrassing toasts given at wedding banquets, sometimes ruining friendships and causing brides and gr ... More >>
I'm not saying it should be, mind you. The man is clearly some kind of genius, with his popular programming choices for Bravo, which include his very own chat show on that very same channel. But if the ratings ever tumble, what will happen to his show?
flickr/stintjeIt's time for Tuesday Toasts, our weekly feature highlighting the Fork in the Road team's favorite versions of popular dishes and favorite spots in the city for a given activity. They might not be the best or the coolest or the newest, but instead represent the things and places ... More >>
Deliverance, John Boorman's muscular 1972 classic about a weekend of male bonding gone all wrong, is a film that seems to inspire ridicule, pastiche and parody—easy-to-chew fodder for The Simpsons or South Park. Perhaps that's because its four suburban male protagonists aren't so much characters a ... More >>
I feel like at this point I've turned into the DJ 3000 in The Simpsons when it comes to Albany shenanigans. If you're not totally Simpsons-obsessed, it's a machine that provides banal DJ banter and one of its quotes is "Those clowns in Congress did it again. What a bunch of clowns." Today it seems ... More >>
It would be easy to give the Daily News a big Simpsons-style “Ha Ha” this morning, adding “Your front-page 'exclusive' was on page 2 of the Post” in a Ralph Wiggum voice. But in Tabloidland things are not always what they seem. The News exclusive on what could shape up to be a pretty d ... More >>