Nitty Scott, MC, emerges from Disney fantasy to gritty reality
Derrick Hamilton, David Ranta, Derrick Deacon, Anthony Yarbough, Sharrif Wilson, Sundhe Moses, Kevin Smith, Eric Glisson, Cathy Watkins, Devon Ayers, Michael Cosme, Carlos Perez, Jabar Collins, William Lopez, et al. Today we add Jonathan Fleming to the list: people released from prison within the l ... More >>
Since Jerry Katzoff and his business partner Brian Galligan bought Il Mulino in the West Village back in 2001, they've envisioned expanding the shrine to Abruzzo into an international empire. And slowly but surely, they're amassing locations: In addition to a second Il Mulino New York on the Upper E ... More >>
Just recently, New Jersey governor Chris Christie went vocally ballistic on fellow Republican John Boehner for delaying a vote on the multi-billion-dollar package to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. Christie and New York Governor Cuomo released a statement saying, "When American citizens are in nee ... More >>
Nitty Scott MC is fresh out of her teens and she's already had three career changes, though she's remained a writer throughout. Within the last few years she's made a name for herself among New York's tough crowds as a legit MC who only includes organic hip-hop ingredients in her dishes. Nitty ... More >>
Sometimes in the nonstop world of blogging you do something that takes a little more time, and which you're very excited about. But because of the nonstop world of blogging, and because you want to do it right, and because it takes more time to do that, the idea or scoop or interview you were so exc ... More >>
Why did no one tell me about this before? Apparently, people unself-consciously run around Disney World -- and in fact, the entire state of Florida -- chomping on gigantic fried turkey legs!!!
Some years ago, I got to finally live my lifelong dream of going to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. I was horrified. I knew the place was going to be blandly generic, but it didn't know it was going to be that blandly generic.
Each week, Death by Science kicks down science and technology's door and demands to see where they're hiding the primo goods. Often terrifying, sometimes humbling, our discoveries will make you run to the nearest 7-11 and stock up on canned goods and doomsday porn. This week, we examine the c ... More >>
Sarah DiGregorioFarewell, vermouth-soaked rocks and prosciutto-rimmed vodka cocktails.During its ten months of life, Il Matto offered its customers gin martinis with vermouth-soaked rocks, grenade-shaped salt and pepper shakers, and seats seemingly modeled on Disney World's Mad Teacup ride. E ... More >>
"Is Google a Media Company?" the New York Times asked in the summer of 2008. "Critics say each new Google initiative in [content hosting] casts more doubt on the company's claims that it is not a media company." On Monday, David Carr updated us on the company's progress in three action-packed ... More >>
The New York blizzards have helped extend Restaurant Week until Sunday, February 27. [Examiner] The Savoy hosted a Gogolian dinner Friday night, featuring pig's tongue slivers, blinis with caviar, headcheese, and smoked sardines. [City Room/NY Times] Disney World has kicked out McDonald's ... More >>
Ooh -- awkward.Creepily, Disney built a town in central Florida, just five miles south of Walt Disney World, 14 years ago. It is called Celebration, Florida, and, you might expect, it has a certain Stepford quality, with "manicured lawns and classic movie theaters." It is also a town where, a ... More >>
In the wake of the Gap logo brouhaha, a/k/a, the making of an already ugly logo into an uglier one "circa 2010," allow us to present you with nine more of the most unfortunate logo redesigns we've lived through. There should be a T-shirt attesting to this, except there's no way in hell we'd w ... More >>
yomi955/FlickrDuring the winter, the product of modern-day slavery.Though it's unlikely to compete for crowds with Disneyworld, the Modern-Day Slavery Museum may be Florida's most important new attraction. Barry Estabrook, who wrote a haunting and horrifying story about slavery in Florida's ... More >>
Planning to tuck into a nice, fat turkey this Thanksgiving? What are you, sick? Turkeys are your animal companions. Repent of your carnivorism in the traditional way -- with celebrities! On November 22, the Sunday before Thanksgiving, Russell Simmons will host "Celebration FOR The Turkeys" ... More >>
The Def Jam co-founder will host a Celebration FOR the Turkeys (i.e., not AGAINST) on Sunday, November 22, accompanied by like-minded blowhards Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson. Jonathan Safran Foer, a/k/a the guy who ruined Thanksgiving for thousands of families this year with his new Eating Ani ... More >>
Madonna has announced that when her "Sticky & Sweet" tour hits Poland, she just might take her four kids on a day trip to the Auschwitz concentration camp to remind them how very lucky they are.
A longtime critic offers up his first novel; a rare author sighting at the World Voices Festival
In the course of reporting our youth basketball story in this week's Voice, we met many interesting people. Unfortunately, we couldn't get everyone into the paper. So here's our piece on Hammer Stevens... In a world where 9-year-olds compete in "national championships," where rich guys form their ow ... More >>
From its ridiculously long lines, we had assumed the Magnolia Bakery only existed on Bleecker Street and in the hearts of Sex and the City fans. But apparently there's one on Columbus Avenue, too, and another is opening this week at 49th and Sixth Avenue, reports Rachel of Cupcakes Take The Cake, wh ... More >>
Idiosyncratic sci-fi films Sans Soleil and La Jetée hit DVD. Plus, good directors gone bad and bad directors gone worse.
Buy what you want! The universe will pay your bills
How the military and private tech contractors are training a new generation of soldiers
Stunts, moguls, buffed-up people, and sharksfitting for a film festival at a ski resort
Accidental Tourists Stumble Abroad
Heights of Achievement
Radical Revisions of the Spiritual Life
Hollywood Revises History, Joins the Good Fight
And Then the Mariners Hurled
The Councilman and the Crooked Building Consultant
Despite public and political outcry for one child, thousands of others face detention
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