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Down home boy in the big city
This weekend 22-year-old Elliot Rodger killed six people and wounded 13 others near the University of California at Santa Barbara in Isla Vista. He left behind a video complaint -- with references to women who wouldn't have sex with him as "blonde slut[s]" and to himself as the "supreme gentleman" a ... More >>
Update, 3:22 p.m.: Update, 5:20 p.m.: The University of New Haven has lifted the lockdown after police completed their search of campus. Update, 3:22 p.m.: NBC Connecticut reports that the suspect is a University of New Haven student, and that he was carrying two handguns in addition to a rifle. Th ... More >>
A taxi cab jumped the curb in front of 30 Rockefeller Center at approximately 11:30 a.m. FDNY has confirmed that at least one victim, listed as 23 years old in numerous reports, lost at least one leg in the crash.
Just before 7 this morning, a car coming down 2nd Avenue crashed into an East Village bodega at East 4th Street. Eight people were injured, three of whom were employees of the store. A man claiming to be the owner of the business declined comment.
On Saturday night's airing of the NBC show about Broadway, Ivy (Megan Hilty's character) made mention of a blind item a certain Michael Musto allegedly wrote in the Voice! She's freaking out about it!
Julia Solis Spectacle Theater Thursday, 8pm, $5 There aren't any actual deaths in the ghost story Solis tells, but it's still mighty chilling. In her new photography collection Stages of Decay (Prestel), she chronicles the fallen grandeur of abandoned theaters across America and Europe, affectionate ... More >>
Yesterday activists protested Reebok's flagship store to put pressure on the company to cut its ties with rapper Rick Ross, who recently ... well you already know this story. Whether or not the more than 71,000 signatures collected to get Ross fired will work remains to be seen, but Big Corporations ... More >>
Calling all spurned restaurant chefs and adventurous food fans: Your chance to see our own Robert Sietsema on live television is here. Don't get too excited -- he'll be wearing a mask. The food critic (and brownie expert) will appear on NBC New York News at 7 p.m. tonight to tell you about the Voice ... More >>
Over the summer, when we first began our recurring 'Mitt Loves N.Y.' series, it became increasingly evident that Mr. Romney's campaign for the White House had gained its largest financial support from a familiar network of friends. Most of our profiles spotlighted those in the leveraged buyouts busi ... More >>
A dozen of the best singles from the year so far
Is one hacker behind many of the "revenge-porn" photos that were posted on Hunter Moore's Is Anyone Up?
Monday evening, we wrote that the sex-abuse lawsuit filed against John Travolta read like something someone had imagined in a dream. The account by "John Doe" that was described in the lawsuit's complaint stretched credulity beyond the breaking point, and was one of the sloppiest jobs of lawyering t ... More >>
The singer infatuates the charts
We keep seeing Twitter reactions as people are stunned to see a 2-minute ad for Scientology show up on network television. We've written earlier about the negative reactions the ad is getting as it appeared during NFL playoff games, the Miss America pageant, the Golden Globes, and during such weekly ... More >>
It's been another blast of a week here at the underground bunker, where we keep an eye on all things Scientology related. We started off the week by marveling at the "thrill" of Scientology fundraising in our regular weekend feature, Sunday Funnies. On Monday, we collected a few dozen of ... More >>
Scientology's aggressive network TV ad campaign continued last night with another 2-minute commercial that aired on Fox's American Idol right after the New York Giants defeated the San Francisco 49ers to win the NFC championship and earn a spot in the Super Bowl. Poughkeepsie's Michael Farrell was ... 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 >>
Update: After the jump, we'll show you the church e-mail that confirms just about everything we were told by Jefferson Hawkins about this sudden ad campaign. The Church of Scientology bought network TV ad time in a big way this weekend. On Saturday, we started noticing Twitter users complaining tha ... More >>
Today is day we honor Martin Luther King, Jr. in the United States, one of the single individuals to do the most of anyone in advancing the cause of civil rights in our nation during the twentieth century. It's worth remembering King's time in New York -- specifically two events, which both relate ... More >>
"This Will guy is so cool! I can't wait to tell Dave."We're still taking your votes for Scientology Story of the Year, and in general, things here in the underground bunker are frenetic as we prepare for year-end festivities. We also managed to keep the beat going this week with some interest ... More >>
We've been reporting all week on the stunning story of Valeska Paris, the Swiss-born woman who now lives in Australia and who says that from 1996 to 2007, beginning when she was only 18 years old, she was held on Scientology's private cruise ship, the Freewinds, as a virtual prisoner. Valeska alleg ... More >>
a0;Watch this at WJAR Providence A Rhode Island NBC affiliate put its boots to the ground and dug up something good: a curious "beer pong" game is being played in bars, right under the authorities' noses! This merits a three-part investigative series (click through, video isn't embedding).
Heldal-Lund takes on an IdolEvery Thursday afternoon, Scientology's "orgs" -- its churches, as it were -- scramble to report their weekly stats to show how much progress they've made over the week before. And woe to those whose numbers are sagging! We do something similar here at Runnin' Sca ... More >>
This week in the Voice, out today: Kristen Hinman explores new research on teenage sex workers. Rosie Gray discusses how the community around Zuccotti Park is reacting to Occupy Wall Street's continuous presence. Michael Musto gets personal with fading stars and is determined to get one deg ... More >>
According to reports, a helicopter has gone down in the East River. NYPD divers have rescued four people and one is reportedly unconscious -- we haven't heard reports of the fifth person's status. Police spokesman Paul Browne told the AP that the private Bell 206 helicopter plunged into the river of ... More >>
When I heard that Jennifer Lopez was leveraging her new position as an American Idol judge to launch her new single, premiering the video for "On The Floor" on one episode and performing the song on another, I rolled my eyes at what I thought was her hubris. It'd been less than two years sin ... More >>
The sonic muses of Terry Winters, Lisa Yuskavage, John Chiara, Jaime Hernandez, Demetrius Oliver, and James Casebere
The New York Post and the New York Daily News both followed our story on the prior complaint filed against police officers Franklin Mata and Kenneth Moreno. And they cited the Voice story in their articles. The UK Daily Mail also weighed in on the story. As did Gawker, Jezebel, NBC New York ... More >>
Here we are, at the end of The Voice's almost shockingly successful debut season, one that may have actually turned around NBC's abysmal fortunes. There's not a ton of internal drama in The Voice's reality, and I can't say I cared too terribly much which of the four finalists would win. But the jou ... More >>
via Rickey Already, The Voice is just about over. Tomorrow, the field of four contestants gets wiped away and we get a winner. This show could've kept going for another three months or so if it followed a less fucked-up elimination schedule, but maybe NBC didn't realize they had an actual hit ... More >>
via RickeyOne thing about The Voice that bugs me: Way too many people getting sent home way too quickly. It's hard to develop that much of a connection to the contestants when half of them get axed once a week. So on this results show, people were, once again, just dropping like flies. Would ... More >>
Well, "Moves Like Jagger," the Voice-synergizing duet between Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera that raises the sexual specter of the Rolling Stones frontman while, some hope, making people forget about Aguilera's overall pretty terrible 2010, has landed. It's an uptempo track with a riff that ... More >>
via RickeyHey, The Voice! It's still pretty good! And right now, there's pretty much nothing else on TV except for Game of Thrones! On last night's episode, Carson Daly, you'll be happy to learn, moved on from the detestable suit-with-sneakers look he was rocking last week. Unfortunately, he ... More >>
I mean, oh, honestly: Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine of NBC's talent show "The Voice" are putting their voices together on a new Maroon 5 single. Aguilera is featured with Levine and his band on the tune "Moves Like Jagger," which will be released next week on iTunes. "Moves Like Jagg ... More >>
via RickeyAfter the first of its live shows, some real problems have emerged with The Voice. Similar to the last season of American Idol, none of the celebrity panelists is willing to say anything remotely critical, although that reluctance at least makes more sense here because they're suppo ... More >>
The Voice is now a month or so in. It's a massive hit. It's the show NBC's putting on after the Super Bowl. It's out of American Idol's shadow. And it's a week away from becoming a live show and really launching into its season. It has arrived. So someone should really say something about Christina ... More >>
On the same night that American Idol rumbles on to its inevitable conclusion, it's pretty great to switch the channel over an hour later and catch one of these zippy, not-too-serious battle-round episodes of The Voice. This show has its problems, and it's still very early on, but right now it ... More >>
So: The Voice. The big challenge. American Idol has been the dominant ratings force in American TV for a full decade now, but none of the other networks has really managed to do much with that show's format, which seems like a relatively easy thing to steal. (Or they haven't made a big singin ... More >>
While we cherish the attendance of our dozens of readers as well as the helpful advice of our commenters (e.g., "Get your facts straight," "MORE MSM LIES"), we feel obliged to remind you that ours is not the only blog under the Voice umbrella, and suggest you check out our colleagues, who are at lea ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 14, 1963, Vol. VIII, No. 21 Coffee-House Cassius By Stephanie Gervis In one of the most bizarre triumphs since P.T. Barnum had two of his midgets ceremonially married at Greenwich Village's Grace Episcopal Church, in the middle of nin ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 21, 1959, Vol. IV, No. 13 About Marlene Dietrich By John Wilcock Marlene Dietrich has been recording radio spots for NBC's "Monitor" lately, giving advice to people who write to tell her their problems, and so -- at the request o ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 9, 1958, Vol. III, No. 37 Achieving the Obvious By Nat Hentoff A Boston city-planner I know recently returned from a Washington conference on metropolitan affairs and reported as the quote of the conference: "Politics is the art of ac ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 2, 1958, Vol. III, No. 23 Uniformity Can Be Fun By Nat Hentoff It is a dolorous measure of the soft mediocrity of most of the executives in commercial TV that during his tenure as head of NBC, Sylvester L. "Pat" Weaver, Jr., achieved ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 5, 1958, Vol. III, No. 15 The Village Square By John Wilcock Maybe you don't believe in love at first sight, or maybe you've just never been lucky in this respect, but with St. Valentine's Day almost upon us. I'd like to tell you ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 28, 1957, Vol. II, No. 44 Last Rites for a Bohemian By Dan Balaban Finally they bearded and buried Joe Gould. On Friday morning, August 23, he lay clean-shaven, hands folded, made up like a little wax doll, in the chapel of the Fr ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 17, 1957, Vol. II, No. 25 'Voice' Gets New Columnist Mrs. Diane Davis is to take up the gourmet gauntlet for The Voice in a regular series on food for the connoisseur, under the banner "dining In." Her first column will appear next ... More >>