• Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts in NYC This Weekend, 7/11/14

    If you like going to concerts and aren't checking our Concert Calendar on the reg, what are you even doing? We update it daily! Here are the 10 best concerts in NYC this weekend. (Go to 4Knots!)

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    July 7, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Week, 7/7/14

    These are the best concerts of the week, according to the meticulous research of a staff made of music experts. For more shows, check out our Concert Calendar, which is updated daily and is also the best. XOXO

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2013

    New York's Attorney General Wants Smartphone Manufacturers to Theft-Proof Their Devices

    Not all of us have had our iPhones disappear only to wind up in the hands of camera-happy teens in Morocco, but we can all appreciate the problem: Having your smartphone stolen sucks. That's why news out of the attorney general's office comes as a relief. Eric Schneiderman, his bud Delaware A.G. Bea ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 11, 2013


    Bill McKibben explores ways to save the planet

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    September 11, 2013


    Basil Twist revives dogugaeshi

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Forget the Farm Bill: New York Legislators Push for GMO Labeling

    In case you missed it: Twin bills are currently moving through the New York Senate and Assembly requiring the labeling of genetically modified foods. After Proposition 37 was shot down in California last year, New York's might seem like a fruitless effort against a monolithic biotech lobby, but it's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    The Ten Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 12/28/12

    We're gettin' an early jump on the weekend because you've probably already checked out anyway. So here are the 10 best concerts around the city this weekend, in no particular order. The Ten Best Reissues of 2012 The Ten Best Noise Tracks of 2012 The Ten Best Metal Albums of 2012 The Ten Best Countr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    NY GOP's Post-Election Memo: Hispanic Voters Exist

    The New York State Republican Party put out its post-election memo over the weekend and -- after blaming President Obama for the ills of the world (and the NYS GOP) -- Chairman Ed Cox echoed what political experts have been saying since Tuesday (and we've been saying for the last five years): Republ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    Waste of Paint: King Tuff Goes Retro, Pissed Jeans Get Pissed Off, Slug Guts Spook, and Sky Ferreira Charms

    Illustrations by Debbie Allen CMJ is great. It's got all the stressful clusterfuckery of SXSW, but with none of the late night hot tub parties or surprise Kanye West performances! It brings a ton of acts to town all at once, and you can't really get mad at that. In honor of this grand industry tra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    Medical Marijuana: Denver Moves Toward Prescription Pot Ad Ban

    Yesterday proved difficult for Denver's prescription pot shops. The City Council voted 13-0 to ban outdoor advertising for medical marijuana, The Associated Press reports. What this means? Though the measure needs one more vote next week, it's likely to pass, so dispensaries would no longer be pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    "Tanorexia" Not Just a Jersey Problem -- New York's Melanoma Rate Climbs 72-Percent In 10 Years

    As "tanning mom" Patricia Krentcil's 15 minutes appear to be winding down, the fact that the New Jersey mom allegedly took her 5-year-old daughter tanning continues to impact public policy.On Monday, dubbed "Melanoma Monday" in New Jersey by the American Cancer Society, public health advocates lobbi ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 21, 2012

    Kaia: Please Boer Me

    Happily, New York gets some more South African food

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    Top Hops' Ted Kenny on Growlers

    After years of working as a bartender and a marketing guy for Anheuser-Busch, Ted Kenny decided to test out his beer chops by opening up a store of his own on the Lower East Side, Top Hops Beer Shop (94 Orchard St., 212-254-4677), where you can grab a pint to stay or a growler to take home. Of cours ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at Indian Clove; Lauren Shockey at Mas(la grillade)

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema takes to his bike and visits Staten Island's Indian Clove: "Despite its obscure location not far from Staten Island's Atlantic coast, this slightly upscale spot might be the great multi-regional Indian restaurant we've all been waiting for." Lauren Shockey wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    A Vicious Squirrel Is Attacking the Residents of Bennington, Vermont

    ​Bennington, Vermont, is a historic town with a "progressive four-year liberal college" you may have heard of. It boasts numerous attractions, like antique shops, art galleries, covered bridges, walking tours. It is also home to an attack-squirrel. This is the stuff of our own college nightmar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Afghan Fried Chicken Fight; Whoopie Pie War

    ​Spot Dessert Bar won customers back after the blizzard by offering half-price hot drinks on Facebook, Twitter, and its blog. It also offers discounts to people who "like" the place. [Wall Street Journal] Abdul Haye, who owns the Kennedy Fried Chicken brand, is declaring war against all Afgha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Live: Twin Sister Host A Very Chill Christmas Party At The Live With Animals Gallery

    Christmas cheer thankfully trumps the show's . . . intimacy. Pics by Chris, more below.​Twin Sister/Blair/John K. Friday, December 17 Live With Animals Gallery Better Than: Taking Back Sunday's Extremely Emo Hanukkah Join us as ethereal indie-rock crew Twin Sister hosts the best really aweso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    It Snowed! Time to Make Maple Taffy

    quietfish.comRemember, only use clean snow!​ Now that New York City has had its first snowfall, no matter how pitiful of a flurry it was, it's time to think about maple taffy, that glorious confection invented by our friends up North who can't ever drive to the grocery store because there's f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Live: Happy Birthday Go Rolling With The Fader at Brooklyn Bowl

    ​Happy Birthday's Kyle Thomas battles The Matrix. All photos by Georgia Kral.​Happy Birthday Brooklyn Bowl Tuesday, September 7 Better than: Actually bowling. Ever seen a show at Brooklyn Bowl? Ever seen a free show at Brooklyn Bowl, when many people are there with no interest in seein ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    SlantShack Jerky Seeks to Expand the Artisanal Beef Jerky Universe

    ​Tonight will mark the launch of the second artisanal beef jerky company to officially plant its flag in New York's terra firma since the beginning of January. At or around 8 p.m., the folks behind SlantShack Jerky will offer the curious and hungry a chance to descend upon Bushwick to "meet ou ... More >>

  • Theater

    April 27, 2010
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    February 16, 2010

    Mardi Gras in New York: Making the Best of It

    ​It's Fat Tuesday, and while things are swinging in New Orleans, our streets are filled with snow and the local pickings are slim. The Lower Eastside Girls Club is having a Benefit Masquerade Ball; the Rodeo Bar holds its ever-lively Mardi Gras party, and Brooklyn's Union Hall is bringing some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2010

    New Yorkers' Well-Being Rises 0.3 Points in Survey; Hawaii, Unsurprisingly, Leads Nation

    ​The 2009 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index is out, purporting to show how citizens in each state in the union have been doing in terms of emotional and physical status. New York showed a net gain over last year of 0.3 points, from 64.7 to 65. No, we didn't notice, either. The number is calc ... More >>

  • News

    June 24, 2009
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    April 10, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    Well, some cowboy's Goin' Galt in Brooklyn Heights, anyway. Photo (c) Charles D Rightbloggers decided President Obama is a fascist. Despite this, and the aid and comfort he gives to pirates, the voters like him anyway -- which figures, since many of them are apparently socialists. Which may be why ... More >>

  • Film

    March 11, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Top Chef Loser Wins

    Spike Mendelsohn, the hat dude of Top Chef season 4, won the Burger Bash last night at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. His sliders--topped with applewood bacon, sharp Vermont cheddar, fried Vidalia onions, and chipotle barbecue sauce--grabbed three of the event's four awards. The burger, f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2008

    I, Locavore -- Part One

    A locavore, of course, is a person who's greatest priority, food-wise, is to purchase wholesome products made as close to home as possible. Partly, this a intended to reduce one's carbon footprint, but it's also out of repulsion at the practice of growing food on one side of the globe and then sendi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    McCain Winning!!1! 8-3

    The bobbleheads have called Kentucky for McCain and Vermont for Obama. That means McCain is ahead 8-3, and if the election gets rained out, McCain is our new President. Update: MSNBC is downright weird. When Chris Matthews says South Carolina results are "too close to call," Eugene Robinson (a form ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2008

    Councilwoman Seeks Cloned Meat Labeling

    Photo illustration via Without a label on the package, it's nearly impossible to know much about the origins of a piece of raw meat. So with the imminent arrival of cloned meat at a supermarket near you, Councilwoman Gale Brewer wants those distinctions to be made compulsory. “Ju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2007
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    October 25, 2006

    Mixed Marriage Ruling in New Jersey

    The New Jersey Supreme Court gave a mixed ruling Wednesday on same-sex marriage. Justices decided that gay couples have the right under the New Jersey constitution to all the benefits and privileges of marriage, and that the current Domestic Partnership law hasn't created equality. However, the ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    June 13, 2006

    Bliss or Miss

    Getting over the gay-wedding jitters

  • NYC Life

    April 11, 2006

    On the Lamb

    The Easter scene at an Arthur Avenue butcher shop

  • People

    January 10, 2006

    Picture This

    Talking with James Sturm, co-founder of the nation's first school for cartoon studies

  • News

    May 31, 2005

    Light 'Em Up

    Advocates for medical pot look beyond a Supreme Court bummer

  • People

    May 17, 2005

    Eating for Arousal

    Food lovers' favorite succulent treats turn meals into sexual feasts

  • Film

    February 22, 2005
  • News

    January 4, 2005

    No Trust Fund? Try Food Stamps

    Down and out in Brooklyn, young artists turn to public assistance

  • Specials

    March 16, 2004
  • News

    January 27, 2004

    Flight of the Bumblebee

    Howard Dean May Be Dying, but He Sure Packed a Sting

  • Columns

    January 20, 2004
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    January 6, 2004
  • News

    May 27, 2003

    State of the Unions

    What Domestic Partnership Gets You

  • News

    April 15, 2003

    Vanishing Liberties

    Where's the Press?

  • News

    February 4, 2003
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    January 21, 2003

    D.C.'s Second Massive Antiwar March—Populist Enough for the Heartland

    College Kids and Powerpuff Girls for Peace Join Forces with Church Ladies in the Nation's Capitol

  • News

    May 7, 2002

    Gogol a Go-Go

    Eugene Hütz's Gypsy Punk Cabaret Takes New York

  • Theater

    January 8, 2002
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    June 5, 2001
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