[Editor's note: In "Tweets Is Watching," Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline.] Lakutis came to prominence with 2011's I'm in the Forest EP, which was released on the Greedhead label. Since then he's been percolating away on the NYC rap ... More >>
New York City is gearing up for Super Bowl weekend, and festivities are underway this week to celebrate the big game. Parts of Time Square will be closed off to traffic to make way for Super Bowl celebrations, plus Latino pop star and Bronx native Prince Royce performs a free concert in Bryant Park. ... More >>
Greenwood ParkBirthdays are hard. Of course it's about you. But really, it's about everyone else, especially if you're stepping up to plan the party yourself: whom to invite, whom not to invite, how to congratulate yourself for being born without feeling too self-important, whether to celebrate the ... More >>
We covered a lot of music ground in 2013. You loved all of it (especially if the word "douchiest" was in the title). But some stories were more read than others. Here now, our 20 most popular posts of the year, 10 - 1. Thanks for reading, and see you next year!! See also: Our 20 Most Read Stories o ... More >>
Last Thursday Williamsburg's new and impressive home of overpriced vinyl, Rough Trade, announced that all scheduled shows taking place in the 250-capacity concert venue in the store's back were to be cancelled or postponed. The problem: Noise complaints. They were getting too many of them. A bit odd ... More >>
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
Editor's note: In "Tweets Is Watching," Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline. CJ Fly is an integral part of the Brooklyn-based Pro Era rap movement. Following in the footsteps of Joey Bada$$ and the sadly departed Capital STEEZ, the self ... More >>
Whether you first saw Mac Lethal serving sucker MCs at Scribble Jam, fiercely and independently touring with his Black Clover Records imprint or rapping while flipping pancakes, chances are some time in the past decade he's entranced and entertained you. Mac's invading a new medium this week with th ... More >>
Look, I'm not going to spend a lot of time explaining why I just put the word "twerk" in some of the world's classic works of literature. Like, there's no logical or social commentary here, this isn't about Miley Cyrus, this isn't about education, this is an article born entirely out of ... I don't ... More >>
Last week rightbloggers remained occupied with the recent D.C. scandals, which some of them expect to result in the President's impeachment; they even have a March on Washington and a shady poll to give them hope. We expect they will result in some sort of impeachment, if only of certain people's ju ... More >>
Editor's note: In Tweets is Watching, Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline. Vinny Cha$e represents the new generation of rappers hailing from Harlem. Building on the buzz of his Golden Army mixtape, Vinny will be strutting the stage at S ... More >>
The Pentagon makes sure the public supports 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal
If you've ever drove/ran/biked across the Williamsburg Bridge, you have probably seen the Domino Sugar factory. The pre-Civil-War industrial building used to be the largest sugar refinery in the world; now, its worn-down streaks are covered with bright graffiti and its drabness is reminisc ... More >>
"I find myself walking to work and I can see the sun rise right over Queens Boulevard, and I say to myself, why hasn't Queens gotten a trophy in a very long time? I mean, I feel like we deserve to shine right now, don't we? We got a beautiful, beautiful, beautiful team and I can see us parading down ... More >>
Ultra Music Festival pummeled Miami's Bayfront Park last weekend, motivating innumerable fist pumps over thirty hours of music, but it was the brief speech by a 53-year-old woman wearing a shirt emblazoned with the letters "MDNA" that has prompted disbelief within parts of the electronic dance music ... More >>
In a sign of the times, Newsweek is using Twitter as a handy resource for...baby names! Particularly, baby names for their deputy managing editor, Paula Szuchman, who is expecting a girl rather soonish.
It's finally here! The 2011 Web Awards winners have been chosen. Check em out after the jump, and check back tomorrow for highlights from the awards show, including our video for the lifetime achievement award!
Frank Ocean Bowery Ballroom Sunday, November 27 Better than: Canceling an hour before showtime. This March, Frank Ocean released the free mixtape Nostalgia, Ultra on Tumblr, and it was subsequently passed around like a sex tape, picking up steam with every like, every reblog, every retweet, ... More >>
Almost a year and a half after starting a Tumblr dedicated to reviewing each of the five reviews that appear on Pitchfork every day, David Shapirocolloquially known by the name of his blog, Pitchfork Reviews Reviewsis releasing The World's First Perfect Zine, a New York Times-ment ... More >>
Earlier today EV Grieve posted about a Twitter campaign against Jakobson Properties, which owns numerous buildings in the East Village (you've probably seen their no-fee ads around town and on Craigslist). This isn't a campaign to take down Jakobson, exactly, though "slum lord" is flying arou ... More >>
The second Village Voice Web Awards are on December 7th, and that means you have plenty of time to cast your nominations. We want to know your favorite bloggers, Tumblr-ers, tweeters, etc, so that we can reward those people handsomely with our appreciation.
Jesse Cohen and Eric Emm of Tanlines. Giving the Best Local Music Twitter award in our Best of NYC issue to @tanlines was pretty much a no-brainer. The account, which is run by the duo's Jesse Cohen, is heavy on the wry observational humor and light on the "come see our band" or "here's someb ... More >>
Scary security guard at Chelsea Market The Fork in the Road staff takes Halloween quite seriously. As evidence, here's a rundown of the gruesome-holiday coverage we've offered so far this year, and a chance to catch up with the posts that you missed.
Comedian Rob Delaney, who writes a very funny column for Vice, says he's filing suit against Kim Kardashian and the rest of the players in her probably-sham 72-day marriage and subsequent divorce. Why? Because why the hell not. Also:
Earlier, from Rob Delaney's Tumblr.As we noted a little while ago, comedian Rob Delaney is suing Kim Kardashian and some of her corporate overlords in the wake of her divorce from Kris Humphries after a measly 72 days of marriage. The co-defendants are Kardashian, Ryan Seacrest, E!, and Comca ... More >>
From Occupy 38's YouTube manifesto.Is "Occupy Everything!" supposed to be taken literally? Maybe not, as evidenced by what happened at an art gallery in SoHo this weekend. Occupy Wall Street has spawned one main offshoot so far (Occupy Washington Square Park), and this weekend a new faction ... More >>
Much has been made of the recent Newsweek cover featuring Michele Bachmann. Some consider it sexist; others have seen it simply as another opportunity to mock the Minnesota representative (see: every commenter on here, basically). We noticed today that our friends at BuzzFeed had created a fo ... More >>
For an album so undeniably 2011, Tyler, the Creator's Goblin sure starts off sounding a lot like 1993. The first words we hear him spit on Goblin are "I'm not a fuckin' role model"--a slightly altered version of Charles Barkley's notorious Nike commercial from Clinton's first year in office, ... More >>
viaWNYC's Transmitter has posted this photo of a cat struggling to stay above the tsunami waters in Japan. It is apparently their most popular Tumblr post. If this doesn't make your heart ache at least a little, you have no soul. (Larger photo, with perspective, after the jump.)
Pat Sullivan, APThe case of an 11-year-old girl gang raped by as many as 18 men and boys in Cleveland, Texas has been a source of horror, anger and confusion since it made national news on Tuesday, with some critics of the media coverage believing that everyone from the Houston Chronicle to t ... More >>
In the midst of what seems to be America's war on women, a student-run group from Harvard University has organized a campaign they've dubbed "Feminist Coming Out Day." Today marks the second anniversary of the event, which, the website explains, "recognizes that mainstream feminism has not al ... More >>
Lady Gaga, rude New YorkerSince mid-February a spirited campaign has quietly been brewing to return New York City to its former glory. See, Travel and Leisure magazine had the nerve to place NYC at second place on their rudest cities in America list, behind Los Angeles. In response, someone s ... More >>
With the government curfew lifted and military roadblocks encircling the city of Cairo, Tuesday is shaping up to be the biggest day of protest yet as the ongoing general strike may top one million marchers tomorrow, according to organizers hoping to oust President Hosni Mubarak. Al Jazeera English ( ... More >>
Bread PeopleDunk that in your latte! For a mid-morning distraction, check out Bread People, a Tumblr devoted to pictures of celebrities whose faces emerge from a variety of breads. Biscotti Pippen and Ol' Dirty Batard are pretty genius, but what the site really needs is some food personalitie ... More >>
Tonight, he's at the New York Public Library, talking with Cornel West about his excellent new book, Decoded, but Jay-Z held a different sort of event on Friday night at the Box. Invitations sent out less than 24 hours in advance asked guests to something called "The Turn"; the email said som ... More >>
via Gnome LifeRecently we stumbled upon the Tumblr "Gnome Life," which tackles the trials and tribulations a millennial gnome faces after moving to New York City. Hilarious, right? A gnome in New York City? But after we laughed about gnomes, because gnomes are funny, and perused the many phot ... More >>
There are 435 congressional districts in the United States of America. And the poorest one in the country is right here in New York City. Can you guess which one it is?
A line of orange paint that winds around lower Manhattan for about eight miles, and is "possibly the biggest graffiti tag in the world," landed a feature in the New York Times this weekend, thanks largely to a renewed interest in the project sparked by blogger Nick Divers of Best Roof Talk Ev ... More >>
Predictably nasty New York Post film critic Kyle Smith is now apparently telling his readers what else to do on the weekends. Not that he really should, but Smith obviously doesn't give a shit what Post readers are doing on the weekend, because he apparently wrote one entry just to be a cruel ... More >>
For those of you not in New York City who've decided to weigh in on the debate over Park 51, the proposed Islamic Community Center in downtown New York City -- or as some of you like to incorrectly label it, the "Ground Zero Mosque" -- here's a little bit of perspective just to remind on this ... More >>
Apropos of nothing -- except the whole Islamaphobia talking point inspired by that community center downtown (or as people who aren't from New York/are directionally impaired/are reality-impaired call it, the "Ground Zero Mosque") has inspired over the last week or two -- here's a nice way to ... More >>
It's been a rough year for the five-year-old music blog Pop Tarts Suck Toasted: in February, Google unceremoniously disappeared the site as part its merciless spring blog purge. So PTST proprietor Patrick Duffy salvaged what he could of his site's old archives, and switched URLs. At which poi ... More >>
Have you familiarized yourself with the trendiest form of casual trepanation through liquor consumption to hit the streets, commonly referred to as Bros Icing Bros? It's a procedure-cum-game in which you force those you love to drink The Worst Malt Liquor Beverage on Earth, Smirnoff Ice, beca ... More >>
It's been a while since we last reported on the utter insanity that the warring ad campaigns between the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal have unleashed on New York. Which is - somehow, mystifyingly, though satisfyingly - still going strong. And now they're getting aggro.
Apropos of nothing, because it's raining and gross and Jen and I are having our midday BLEH session, here's your new favorite Memeblr (Meme Blog Tumblr = Memeblr). You will regret not clicking the jump in a week when everyone is laughing about how wonderful this is, and when it shows up in the App ... More >>
The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cExclusive - Backstage With Kurt Andersenwww.colbertnation.comColbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorMeryl Streep Better or worse than that time Howard Dean shouted out Sean Fennessey's Tumblr?
As we approach the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square uprising, China is apparently blocking Twitter -- and maybe also "Blogger, Flickr... Livejournal, Tumblr, the Huffington Post and Microsoft's Live.com, Hotmail, its MSN Space blog tool and its new search engine Bing," says Fox News. Whew -- ... More >>
A (possibly) illuminating chat with Carles, the Internet's latest mystery man