It's the spookiest, goofiest time of the year! The one industrial town in Bangladesh that ONLY makes fake spiderwebs is running three shifts a day to celebrate Halloween (or as they call it "that time in November we're not starving"), so let's all party with them! You're lucky this is the city that ... More >>
For decades, the NYPD Citywide Vandals Task Force has pounded the pavement in its quest to end the graffiti scourge in the city. They're out there everyday, arresting graffiti artists and educating local residents on the harms of graffiti. Their dedication has earned them accolades from the city, an ... More >>
Let's be honest: summer isn't funny. Relaxation? Happy folks on beaches? Beautiful people in swimwear, flaunting their lack of body shame? Urgh. Thank God it's officially over and New York comedy fans can get back to what they do best: laughing at human frailty in dimly lit basements. This week we s ... More >>
On August 3, a 10-year-old girl named Briana Palmer took a bullet in the hip while walking her dog at the Dix McBride Apartments. Four days later, Queens County District Attorney Richard Brown announced in a press release that his office had charged a suspect: "21-year-old Far Rockaway resident Lena ... More >>
I was especially bad at science in school. I failed chemistry twice and third-time-charmed my way to finally passing with a C. So now, of course, I enjoy anything with a scientific bent and listen to excellent podcasts, like Radiolab and This American Life, that present the scientific world in a w ... More >>
Tig Notaro is busy. You wouldn't think 2013 would feel very busy for the comedian after the year she had in 2012. Notaro's last year seemed as though it contained a lifetime's worth of tragedy in a few short months. Her year included contracting pneumonia, then a life-threatening intestinal diseas ... More >>
Emma Straub launches her first novel
Isn't as good as on the radio
Dave Hill bares his absurd soul at the Bell House
How much should facts matter in theater? A look at the controversy surrounding the performer.
There were more reporters than protestors at a rally today at the new Apple store in Grand Central. A lot more reporters. But it's an important cause, especially for you iPhone-iPad-MacBook-Apple-loving folks, so listen up! SumOfUs and Change.org, two groups speaking out against labor practices i ... More >>
Playing Truth or Dare with adults just got a little riskier
Comedians take on the tough questions
James WorrellLooking back, 2011 has been quite a year, especially on the gay rights front, one of our major beats. Like the cardiac organ caught in a bear trap accompanying Jen Doll's "Plight of the Single Lady," there were times when, objective reporter or not, the stories we were reporting ... More >>
Curl up with some hot cocoa and Dickens
Tonight marks the two-year anniversary of the night that NYPD brass dragged Police Officer Adrian Schoolcraft from his apartment and forced him into the Jamaica Hospital Psychiatric Ward.--an episode which was the subject of the award-winning Village Voice series, "The NYPD Tapes." Schoolcra ... More >>
Glass: "Ain't Too Proud to Craig!"Earlier this week, the Voice reported about Julian Joslin's shocking discovery of a (public radio) celebrity sex tape between This American Life's Ira Glass and Fresh Air's Terry Gross. After the jump, read Glass's response to the scandal, when our blog post ... More >>
If you're as big a public radio nerd as we are, this may be the best laugh you'll have all week. Updated: An interview with Julian Joslin, the producer and voice behind the Ira Glass Sex Tape.
Esther ZuckermanGlass and GevinsonAt last night's nostalgic The Talent Show Presents a Tribute to Sassy Magazine at Littlefield in Gowanus, 15-year-old fashion blogger Tavi Gevinson gave the audience some insights into her upcoming editorial project, Rookie, presented to the audience as "a we ... More >>
Inspiring words from Lincoln to Amway
A documentary on the ways of the heart
Mike Birbiglia returns with another comic one-man show
Todd Bieber (no relation) set out two months ago to find the rightful owners of a film roll he found in Brooklyn's Prospect Park after a huge blizzard. He had the photos developed and, conveniently because he's a filmmaker, went to YouTube to start a twee-as-fuck search for the people who dropped th ... More >>
Meet New York bike-scene fixture Pablo Airaldi. He made friends with everyone—except ICE officials.