[Editor's note: Every Wednesday New York City's own Andrew W.K. takes your life questions, and sets you safely down the right path to a solution, a purpose or -- no surprise here -- a party. Need his help? Just ask: AskAWK@villagevoice.com] Dear Andrew, I'll be graduating from high school in a fe ... More >>
Twenty-nine-year-old Jiwon Lee, a standout student in her final year at Columbia University's College of Dental Medicine, disappeared on Tuesday. She was last seen leaving her Upper West Side apartment; according to her family, Lee's phone registered a signal from Washington Heights before going dar ... More >>
Domino's Pizza founder and Roman Catholic activist Tom Monaghan filed a lawsuit in federal court last week, suing the government over its contraceptive mandate. Monaghan does not currently own Domino's -- he sold the company back in 1998 -- but the 75-year-old is bringing attention to the fact that ... More >>
More kids are using pot, but that doesn't have anything to do with medical marijuana legalization, according to a just released study. Researchers from the University of Colorado Denver looked at data from 1993 to 2009 and found that there's no evidence linking prescription pot to increased hard or ... More >>
A rash of recent news reports about flesh-eating humans -- the tally has hit at least seven in the last week -- has had a lot of people asking: Are we entering the zombie apocalypse? Two key things people do not seem to have asked (but should!): So what the fuck are zombies, anyway? And: Do zombie ... More >>
The Voice brought you news yesterday that the townhouse located at 18 West 11th Street, which served as a bomb factory for the Weather Underground until an accidental explosion, was on the market for $11 million. We went a bit into the building's storied history, but the Voice's Graham Rayman brou ... More >>
To save student-loan programs, the White House has saddled master's and Ph.D. candidates with added debt.
This just in to add to your terrifying end-times-esque tales of animal takeover (see also: Crabs in Antarctica! Mountain lions in Connecticut! Ladybugs on Long Island!). Thanks to climate change, so say the scientists, the ole armadillo, 'dillo for short, is moving on from his Texas home, where he a ... More >>
Sam EshaghoffSam Eshaghoff, a 19-year-old student at Emory University, has been busted as the alleged kingpin in an SAT cheating ring after apparently taking the text for at least six students from Great Neck North High School in Mineola, Long Island, making between $1,500 and $2,500 a pop. W ... More >>
The New York film community was shocked and saddened this past weekend upon receiving news that Robert Sklar, longtime pillar of NYU's Department of Cinema Studies, had died of injuries suffered in a cycling accident while vacationing in Spain. Distinguished as he was, Bob Sklar was less ivo ... More >>
Bronx Success Academy 1 may not quiet its critics, but it's doing a good job making its kids shut up and pay attention
Do "the twenty-somethings" care more about sex, food or getting a pat on the head? A "compliment or a good grade on a paper" is what they really want, according to a report last week in the New York Times entitled "Sex, Pizza, or Self Esteem?." Students were polled about about their various " ... More >>
Heating up Michigan, beat by beat
There are certain times in our worklife that we imagine boozing might be almost a requirement of our job -- writers are by and large some of the drinkingest people out there, after all; a little whiskey hones our already razor-sharp wits, while only ever-so-slightly decreasing our type speed, ... More >>
A new University of Michigan study says that such old-fashioned traditions as "being nice" and "kindness to others," may be things of the past, scoffed at and probably mocked mercilessly by today's apparently vicious college grads. According to Sara Konrath, a researcher at the University of ... More >>
Lily HodgesThe Grey Dog has fetched its way into Chelsea with a new opening on West 16th Street, near Eighth Avenue. The creation of brothers Dave Ethan and Pete Adrian, the Grey Dog's Coffee is a cozy restaurant-coffeeshop, kind of like your mother's kitchen if your mother was young, artsy, ... More >>
Nationwide Children's Hospital tells us that "Kids' Headaches, Migraines Increase as New School Year Begins." We are much more surprised to learn that "more than a third of children suffer from recurrent headaches." They counsel that kids "get plenty of sleep and minimize caffeine intake." Ma ... More >>
Any even slightly exhibitionistic art student knows the ground rules to starting a band: do some serious hanging out, pick a name, make a noise, and bring that noise with supreme gusto to a group of people in a basement or a cafeteria. It's simple and satisfying. Perhaps one in five art school ban ... More >>
"WMITF?" twitpic via dvdquotes. Whenever NYPD comes up in the news, we like to include comments from Thee Rant, formerly NYPD Rant. Apparently they've noticed. "They are not on our side," says one poster, "and will look for stuff that fits their image of cops, which ain't good." "The Village Voic ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 31, 1962, Vol. VII, No. 32 Obies 1962 By Jerry Tallmer James Earl Jones, 31, born Tate County, Mississippi, raised by his grandparents on a wilderness farm near Jackson, Michigan, the second of his family and first of his high-school gr ... More >>
It's never too early to worry about Valentine's Day. An alarming number of releases we've received take a recessionary angle. For example, from February 10 through February 15, participants in T.G.I. Friday's "Give Me More Stripes" promotion will receive free Spiced Up Cupcakes with the purchase of ... More >>
Stopping-and-frisking (and now tasering) his way to becoming New York's next mayor?
An elegy for a fellow dance critic
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Feast of Love knows nothing of what it blabs on and on about
He took a gig with Teach for America in New Orleans and ended up working for FEMA
Parliamentary elections will usher in an era of dissolution
Skilled chef moonlights in the gym
From terrorist mastermind to savvy statesman, in one easy video
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New World's five-disc set brings back memories of a music simmering with rebellion
Another Three-Card Monte Game
The Smoking Gun in Grutter v. Bollinger
Affirmative Action: A Court of Two Minds
Choreographers Inspire Other Artists to Electronic Experiments
U. Michigan Psychologist Richard Nisbett Asks: Do Asians and Westerners Think Differently?
Should Individuals of More Than One Race Be Preferred?
Does a White Mother on Welfare Count?
Unequal Protection of the Laws
Race Is Not a College Qualification
Our Historical Illiteracy
Unauthorized Lecture-Note Sites Draw Profs Fire
Morphing student techies into a modern-day breakfast club
The Anatomy of a Home-Run Swing
How much are 'Natural Born' Killers affected by film violence?