There were bomb threats made today at university campuses in Texas and North Dakota. There were no bomb threats made in New York -- but Governor Andrew Cuomo isn't gonna miss a prime opportunity to freak people out.In response to the threats on the other side of the country, Cuomo issued a statement ... More >>
To reenact this scene, you'd have to travel 1,360.1 miles from the Empire State Building.
With his developer-friendly real estate policies, Bloomberg has opened the floodgates to fast-food franchises. Ten years ago we had a fraction of what we have now, and ma-and-pa eateries prevailed at ... More >>
Do Not Drink?
It was too good to be true - the idea that you could drink massive amounts of diet soda and suffer no ill consequences. The NY Post reports today on a University of Texas medical school study that shows that people who drink diet sodas are 70% more likely to suffer an increase ... More >>
The video for Eleanor Friedberger's charming "My Mistakes," the first single from her forthcoming solo debut Last Summer, seems initially like a cautionary tale about how not much has changed for women since the era of VHS fuzz-outs. (The older footage is for-real archival, and culled from a ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
April 26, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 17
One from the 'Seesaw'
by Joanna Mermey
"Tap dancing is so honest. It makes people smile. A few weeks ago I was in Port Authority handing out ads for 'Seesaw.' Everyone kept running away from me becaus ... More >>
Chili con Queso, a Texas staple served with corn chips.
When I was a student at the University of Texas, everyone knew how to make chili con queso, and did. This Tex-Mex staple is arrived at by opening a can of Ro*tel chilies, ripping open the silver foil surrounding a brick of Velveeta, me ... More >>
Migas at Cisco's is a "don't miss" Austin dish if ever there were one, served with your choice of tortillas or piping hot homemade biscuits. (Ask for both.)
Last year I made some Austin restaurant recommendations for friends traveling to SXSW, the yearly music and interactive extravaganza i ... More >>
President Obama doesn't make the list--the word is still out--though he seems to be showing promising enthusiasm for this peach. (credit: Democratic National Committee)
It's too early to predict whether Barack Obama is going to be one of our greatest foodie presidents, though the signs are g ... More >>
President Obama said today that he "has no abortion litmus test" in selecting a replacement for Justice John Paul Stevens and that he "wants to make sure any nominee he picks respects individual rights, including women's rights," reports the New York Times.
Yes, that boldly counterintuitive headline from St. Joseph's University is hard to top (though their microbiology expert actually makes a good case for using alcohol-based rather than antimicrobial hand sanitizers). But also pretty intriguing is "World's First Voluntary Gorilla Blood Pressure ... More >>