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    August 21, 2013

    He Will Tweet 4 U: How Prince Proved He Has a Sense of Humor

    For a while, tweeters and Purple Rain fans had nothing more than the the hilarious and surprisingly accurate parody account of the artist formerly known as the artist formerly known as Prince that locked in the appropriate handle PrinceTweets2U. But on August 13, the account for Prince's band 3rd Ey ... More >>

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    May 31, 2013

    Amanda Bynes Should Be a Rapper

    What is an average day in the 2013 life of Ms. Amanda Laura Bynes? Here's a likely scenario: She wakes up around 11. She goes to the gym. She might take a meeting about her fashion line(s). She (probably) goes to the gym again. She leaves her lawyer a seventeenth voicemail, detailing five more peop ... More >>

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    September 12, 2011

    Viral 9/11 Tribute Photo, by John de Guzman, Is Actually from 2010

    via John de Guzman​Everyone was freaking out about this photo, tweeted by the New York Post, last night. And, yeah, it is beautiful, and haunting. Only problem: It wasn't taken last night, which the Post and others, initially indicated. (Those are in fact 10,000 migrating birds trapped in the ... More >>

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    June 8, 2011

    Live: Okkervil River and Titus Andronicus Close Out Terminal 5

    via @melanarchy/Twitpic​Okkervil River w/ Titus Andronicus, Future Islands Terminal 5 Tuesday, June 7 Better than: Being forced to go home any earlier, even with a book in each hand. Halfway through Okkervil River's newest album I Am Very Far lies a song called "We Need a Myth." "We need a m ... More >>

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    May 27, 2011

    Dr. Oz's Free Cab Giveaway Is Not Free for Everyone

    ​Dr. Oz, the heir apparent to Oprah's throne of daytime TV, gave away free cab rides to his adoring commuter fans yesterday. The promotion was an attempt to advertise his move to 4 p.m. -- the most coveted daytime spot. There were also blood pressure checks and Dr. Oz even drove one of the cab ... More >>

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    April 20, 2011

    How to Have a Popular Restaurant? Be Obnoxious!

    flickr/Dan DickinsonShorty sent a Twitpic​ Over at the Oatmeal, there's an entertaining list of how to make your restaurant popular, including only accepting cash, picking a ridiculously small venue with just a few tables, giving it an obnoxious name like "The Place," and offering a tiny menu ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011

    "Creepy," a New Locator App, Is Creepy

    ​26-year-old Yiannis Kakavas has invented Creepy, an application that he describes as a "geolocation information aggregator," reports. What that means: Type in someone's Flickr or Twitter account into Creepy, and it will cultivate all the information available from the user's photo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Charlie Sheen Has a Twitter Now

    ​Charlie Sheen has just started a (verified) Twitter account. This can't be good. His handle is @CharlieSheen, which we can't believe wasn't taken by now. The actor's rants over the these last couple of days have been near Herculean, so we can't wait to see what he'll come up with in 140 chara ... More >>

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    January 24, 2011

    What Will Keith Olbermann Tweet at 8 P.M.?

    ​Keith Olbermann, recently departed host of MSNBC's Countdown, is coming back to the 8 p.m. slot just three days after he signed off. Despite talk in this morning's New York Times of a gag order, in which Olbermann can not speak about his departure, he has promised a dispatch tonight on his ne ... More >>

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    January 14, 2011

    Lil B To Last Night's Sold-Out Crowd At the Highline Ballroom: "I Adopted A Cat!"

    One thousand based gods at last night's Highline Ballroom. Twitpic via Debby LONDON​"I'm the first rapper ever to write a book in email and text message form," Lil B says from a Highline Ballroom stage, surveying the sold-out room. "At 19! And they had the nerve to call me stupid." Lil B is no ... More >>

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    January 12, 2011

    Central Park Gets 9 Inches of Snow; There's Snow on the Ground in 49 of 50 States

    via @DevonGrandy/Twitpic​The snow count is in. We got 9.1 inches last night (according to numbers in Central Park, via NY1). That does not a blizzard make, but it's pretty, for the moment! No major public transport delays, though the MTA has issued a Winter Weather Service Advisory. In related ... More >>

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    January 6, 2011

    So Lady Gaga Crashed the Plaza Hotel's Oak Room Last Night

    Twitpic via @oakroomny​Lady Gaga superfans would be advised to just generally stake out the Oak Room on Wednesday nights during months that the fame monster is not on tour--after guesting during pal Brian Newman's residency there back in September, she reprised the cameo last night, surprising ... More >>

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    December 27, 2010

    The First Annual SOTC Nightlife Awards: Best Hotel Spot, Most Idiotic Venue-Imposed Music Ban, and More

    Kanye West at the Boom Boom Room. Twitpic via MikeNouveau​The best thing about living in New York is that there's never a lack of things to do. We've given up countless hours of sleep to go see our favorite DJs, catch late-night shows, peek into neighborhood hangouts, and investigate the openi ... More >>

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    December 14, 2010

    Diddy Is A Legend In Both Ibiza and the Franklin Avenue 4 Train Station

    Diddy: dirty money plus ice cream.​Rejoice New York, Diddy's long, long, long-awaited Last Train To Paris is finally out today, after three years in the making and some of the most pleasurable pre-album explicating known to man. The record, see, is about the woman of his dreams, except after a ... More >>

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    December 14, 2010

    Was 2010 The Best Year For Music Ever? Throw Taylor Swift In A Well

    Welcome to Sound of the City's year-in-review rock-critic roundtable, an amiable ongoing conversation between five prominent Voice critics: Rob Harvilla, Zach Baron, Sean Fennessey, Maura Johnston, and Rich Juzwiak. We'll be here all week! Pay Rich Juzwiak what you owe him, Jay Leno. Twitpic by Dav ... More >>

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    November 24, 2010
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    October 24, 2010

    Live: Kanye West! The GZA! Brooklyn Bowl! Offline! CMJ!

    Twitpic via our pal Yancy Strickler​Kanye West Brooklyn Bowl Saturday, October 23 Better than: Pretty much everything but the Blow. Let us go now to Brooklyn Bowl, where the hour is just past 2 a.m., the enthusiastic but mostly ineffective CyHi Da Prynce is winding up his set, and bounding o ... More >>

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    September 16, 2010

    Update: Johns Hopkins Gunman Shot His Mother and Himself

    Twitpic from Justin Fenton, via Baltimore Sun​Update, again: Per CNN, the gunman who shot a doctor at Johns Hopkins today, Warren Davis, 50, was not shot by police but apparently killed his mother and then himself.

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    September 13, 2010

    Rating the Ridiculous Musical Performances of Fashion Week 2010 (So Far)

    As much of the Boom Boom Room as you're ever likely to see. Twitpic via grekotv​Fashion Week is a biannual rite in New York, and with it comes another biannual rite--awkward, private late night performances from bands that are either at the center of the zeitgeist (Kanye West on the bar at the ... More >>

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    September 10, 2010

    Kanye West Performed While Standing on the Bar at the Boom Boom Room at 3AM Last Night

    Fashion Week tends to bring out musicians--consider Guns N' Roses's secret performance at the John Varvatos store in the spring, or the formidable line-up that Ralph Lauren, Balenciaga, et al have put together for the next week or so. And Kanye West has a penchant for performing unannounced shows ... More >>

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    September 7, 2010

    Imprisoned Journalist Tweets from Afghanistan while Astronaut Tweets from Space

    via the Committee to Protect Journalists Kosuke Tsuneoka, free from Afghanistan prison after five months​After five months of imprisonment in Afghanistan, Japanese journalist Kosuke Tsuneoka is a free man. His captors, an Islamic militant group, set him free this weekend, and while the exact r ... More >>

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    August 27, 2010

    Saluting Janelle Monae's Ethereal Beauty at Her Free Concert In Bryant Park Today

    To be fair, they are some pretty incredible ankles. Chief r&b space demon Janelle Monae took stage at Bryant Park a few hours ago, playing out in the sunshine as part of a Levi's promotion that involved donating clothes to Goodwill in exchange for a new, gratis pair of Curve ID jeans, whatever the ... More >>

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    July 9, 2010

    You Can't Make It Up: Kanye West Was At the LeBron James Press Conference Last Night

    Twitpick via @youbigdummy​And thus did Greenwich, Connecticut become the vortex of bad publicity and ill-advised decisions last night, as LeBron James brought along a good luck charm to an hour-long press conference that turned into an abattoir of innocent basketball fan hopes and dreams. In t ... More >>

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    June 18, 2010

    The Execution Tweet, and Eight Other Questionable Announcements Made by Twitter

    ​Late last night, Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff informed the world that he gave the go-ahead to execute Ronnie Lee Gardner via firing squad ... via Twitter. Minutes later, Gardner was shot, but it was Shurtleff's Tweet that was heard around the world. Twitter often lends itself to off ... More >>

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    June 17, 2010

    This Afternoon's "Top Secret" Ted Leo Video Shoot Is. . . at The Bell House

    Rob Hatch Miller's TwitPic Only love for these guys, but we were admittedly excited about the prospect of the "top secret" video location for Ted Leo's "Bottled in Cork" to be a dingy Bed-Stuy loft, or the Party Expo space (maybe part of that TBA?), or Damon Dash's basement (we know, it's booked), ... More >>

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    June 1, 2010

    The SoHo BP Station Sign: Defaced

    ​Should BP be held responsible for the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that everyone's very upset about right now? Absolutely! But should BP stations - which are run as independent franchises who are supplied gas by BP - feel the same pain? Consumers certainly think so, especially in Ne ... More >>

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    June 1, 2010

    Palestinian Protesters Shut Down 42nd Street

    If you're in Midtown, New York City right now and happen to cross the already-chaotic 42nd Street on your way home normally, you're likely having one hell of a commute home right now.

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    May 1, 2010

    How to Follow the White House Press Correspondents Dinner on Twitter

    Time editor Richard Stengel, Gayle King and MSNBC's Savannah Guthrie​Happy May Day! Or happy White House Press Correspondents Dinner Day, depending how famous you are, how closely you follow the high school side of politics or how much you wish you were famous. Or! How much you wish you were c ... More >>

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    November 6, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    After the parade. Twitpic by Mzthicknflychic. Theeeee Yankees won! Doooooouuug Hoffman lost! The week was a mixed bag -- half fire, half dog poo. How 'bout them Yanks? They won one in Philly, then another, and were back home at the climax. Local merchants didn't get much out of it -- nor, Tom R ... More >>

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    April 28, 2009

    Paterson Greets Gay Marriage Demo; SSM Support Up Nationally (UPDATED)

    A few thousand marriage equality supporters are in Albany today for an LGBT Equality and Justice Day demo. Governor Paterson, who is sponsoring a gay marriage bill in the state legislature -- which assemblyman Danny O'Donnell says will go live* in the assembly on Monday -- spoke to the group, critic ... More >>

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    March 30, 2009

    Lance Armstrong Shows You His Scar

    Over the weekend, Lance Armstrong shared with his rabid Twitter fan base a photo of himself with his new, big scar.Earlier, he had posted a video to tell fans how he felt after the operation, and showed X-ray footage of the gnarly 12-screw plate now holding together the various parts of his clavicle ... More >>

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    March 16, 2009

    Near-Bankrupt NY Waterway to Sue US Airways for Water Rescue Funds

    We mentioned in January that there were signs that the heroic water landing and rescue of US Airways Flight 1549 might result in lawsuits. Now Crain's New York Business reports that NY Waterway, whose ferries helped haul Flight 1549 passengers out of the Hudson River, "is preparing a lawsuit against ... More >>