The Upper East Side has had some work done. A culinary facelift? It sure seems that way, judging by the neighborhood's growing tally of inventive new food spots that have emerged over the last few years. At the same time, old favorites have continued to increase their followings. Sure, those with pl ... More >>
A new Village Voice policy on "adult" advertising
If it's not broken, and it actually works pretty well, let's throw a charter school in there and hope it doesn't break. That seems to be the philosophy the Department of Education is going with in its proposal to co-locate the newly proposed K-5 Success Academy Charter School Brooklyn 5 at K265 in ... More >>
There's news to report on the who's-paying-our-salary front: The Village Voice is now under new ownership.Our parent company, Village Voice Media, has been sold to a group of the company's editors and publishers in a deal that includes the Voice and our 12 sister publications across the country. The ... More >>
The Village Voice is looking for an adventurous, organized, food-savvy intern to join our team this fall and assist with the development of Web stories. Our ideal intern would have a love for food and drink along with photography and writing skills. Duties will include sourcing materials for upcomin ... More >>
"The Village Voice is aware of the complaints about the aggressive nature of the security guards/bouncers at the 4Knots Music Festival After-Party and is taking them very seriously. These security guards/bouncers were not 4Knots employees, nor were they contracted through The Village Voice or 4Knot ... More >>
The Village Voice's 4Knots Music Festival takes place this Saturday at Piers 16 and 17 of the South Street Seaport, and if you want to plan your day out we have the set times for the day, which will include performances by Archers Of Loaf, The Drums, Crocodiles, Hospitality, Bleached, Nick Waterhous ... More >>
Every week writers for the Village Voice and our parent company, Village Voice Media, produce elegant magazine-style feature writing--a gritty portion of which comes in the form of true-crime stories. Now VVM has collected some of its best recent true-crime yarns into an ebook: Seven Sins: A True Cr ... More >>
Do you enjoy savoring your Village Voice every Wednesday morning with a steaming cup of coffee? Well, here's a much tastier, boozier way to start the day: Village Voice Vino. Yep, we got ourselves a wine.
The 2011 edition of Da Capo's annual anthology Best Music Writing which this year was guest edited by The New Yorker classical writer and The Rest Is Noise author Alex Ross; Daphne Carr has been the series editor since 2006contains 32 essays and is augmented by a a jumbo-sized "Other N ... More >>
Robert SietsemaA group protesting against what they call the " Backpage.com's Facilitation of Sex Trafficking" has gathered in numbers of about 50 outside our office. The group is made of a handful of organizations including The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, Prostitution Research an ... More >>
Robert SietsemaMemorial Day weekend = meat-eating weekend The long weekend is soon approaching, and frolicking in the cool Hamptons waters and firing up the grill are surely top of mind. Stuck in the city this weekend? Don't despair -- you can still enjoy the pleasures of backyard barbecue ... More >>
Better than a Girl Scout badge.Exciting news from the Department of Choice Eats: The Village Voice is partnering with Foursquare and introducing a special Choice Eats badge for this year's culinary tasting event.
What would comprehensive immigration reform look like if the feds got off their duffs?
Holy Scarface! Five Columbia University students/fratboys were busted this week for selling all kinds of crazy drugs at school. Ivy League? More like High-vy League. Luckily, via Columbia's BWOG, understanding the numbers of the busts also gives us a chance to understand how much drugs cost a ... More >>
From Glenn Beck to Breitbart, Sarah Palin to Rush Limbaugh, from sea to shining sea, from their mere followers to their Kool-Aid drinkers, the rage, motives, and manners all lend themselves to a certain composite picture developing quite neatly in this country, that's really, more than anythi ... More >>
Phoenix, Arizona! The fifth most populated city in the country. It's the capital of Arizona, the Grand Canyon State! It's also -- as the center of the United States' immigration crisis with two sides viciously battling over the future of millions of people -- the place where the most people i ... More >>
How time flies, right? Eighteen years ago, Sally Potter had her breakout as the writer-director of Orlando, which also starred then-breakout Tilda Swinton. Now, for this week's Village Voice cover story, Melissa Anderson talks with Potter and Swinton about Orlando about their continuing caree ... More >>
Sometimes, news happens right before your very eyes! Or even outside your building! To you! We have received word that there are "four guys" outside handing fliers out in front of the Village Voice offices. Even more, they are protesting the (for the record: unionized) Village Voice for union ... More >>
We at the Village Voice fly all variations of flags -- patriotic, pirate, freak, or otherwise -- day in, day out as routine business around here. But this week, we're loud and proud of a very specific color (or colors), as that special time of year is here again: The Queer Issue has arrived. ... More >>
When Dan Abrams' media news site Mediaite debuted, they also unveiled a proprietary ranking system of media personalities they called the Power Grid. It was met with a mixture of jeers and boos, as was the new one they launched for Abrams Media's sports site: in a time where media jobs were f ... More >>
The Wire creator David Simon's new show Treme has been called both "TV that viewers ask for but rarely get" and by another: "Boring." Most of us here, however, think it's pretty wonderful. Especially since the show now features a character who works at the Village Voice on it!
If you came here from this thing, and you're visiting for the first time, I'd like to welcome you to the Village Voice on behalf of Village Voice Media, this Shady Mexican Dude Named Slim, and the rest of the Runnin' Scared staff!
Calling all you New York City ladies who love firemen and all of you firemen who love ladies. (Okay, just calling everybody in general.) Tonight's your night! Dating service SingleAndTheCity.com is hosting a "Rescue Me"* singles party featuring men who save lives and wear uniforms. Yep, that ... More >>
Well, looks like I'm gonna have to tell the wife and our nine adopted children with various disabilities that less impair them than they do make them unbearably cute in a Finding Nemo-esque fashion that my first raise won't be coming in quite on schedule this time. Your forthcoming hypo-aller ... More >>
When we noticed the Cocktail Compass app, showing local happy hours, that L magazine was bringing to New York, we wondered why Village Voice Media didn't have something like that. But, keeping to our usual journalistic method, we didn't ask any questions. Now, surprise! VVM is releasing Happ ... More >>
Spoon, doing less with less. Photo by Autumn De WildeIn this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla on Spoon's defiantly skeletal Transference, Phil Freeman goes bull riding at MSG's arena rock rodeo, and Brad Cohan meets the new kid in town (and old head extremist drummer) Weasel Walter. In Boo ... More >>
If you want to actually read this thing, by all means, click here.In this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla stages a brutal, single-elimination, March Madness-style tournament to determine the worst lyrics of the decade. Spoiler: the Black Eyed Peas are very much involved! Elsewhere, Christo ... More >>
Pride Week, already? We have to thank the Times for pointing out the OutHistory site and its latest historical findings on the Stonewall Riot -- including the first confirmed name of a female arrested in the fracas (Marilyn Fowler), and a record of a Stonewall biting ("Biting has not earlier been do ... More >>
We would like to take this lull in celebrity nudes and press release repurposing to announce that our mothership, the Village Voice, has scored no less than nine finalist slots in the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies' AltWeekly Awards. Our contenders, all in the Circulation-50,000-and-over un ... More >>
He's impatiently waiting for SXSW too Every year, the event-planning honchos at Village Voice Media throw a Friday afternoon shindig during South by Southwest. Once again this year, it'll be completely, unequivocally free and held at La Zona Rosa, a spacious 4th-Street venue that knuckleheads thin ... More >>
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