Play them as they lie
That's the theme of this editorial in The Nation, and I have to agree that a change in the system would be most welcome. It's kind of bizarre to know that a candidate won after getting a certain number of electoral votes, and not even have to ask if they got a majority of the popular votes. In 200 ... More >>
Anarchy in the 914
This week in the Voice, out today, Karina Longworth talks with Julie Delpy about her film career, writing of Delpy's third writing/directing/starring effort: "A film about a neurotic creative navigating tricky issues of love and domesticity in Manhattan, featuring a protagonist who intermittently we ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice, out now: Nick Murray dives into the history of the Westchester punk scene; and I look at the new-music mission of the recently rebirthed 101.9 FM, a.k.a. "New Rock 101.9," a.k.a. the former WRXP.
In this week's issue, we headed north to tell the story Westchester's punk rock scene from the mid '90s into the late aughts. Here, find a collection of flyers advertising local shows, courtesy of Morgan Storm's Allison Gray and the Genuine Imitations' Dave Haack. Note the opener in slide 6it ... More >>
Will the gloriously squishy sheep testicles at Kavkaz make the cut? Lamb is the meat of the hour. While many Americans used to eschew the flesh as "too strongly flavored," most New York diners now proclaim its mildly assertive flavor as "just right." Of course, when you're talking about namby-pamb ... More >>
New York state has OK'd the burying of human ashes in pet cemeteries, reversing a ban put in place earlier this year. According to an AP report, the decision comes after one lawyer's campaign to honor the wishes of her late uncle, who wanted to be buried next to his wife and their two dogs. O ... More >>
The mortar contains seeds to be ground up for a do-it-yourself pork cutlet sauce. In the '80s, the area around Grand Central Station was dotted with single-specialty Japanese restaurants -- much like many back in Japan -- which catered to the Japanese businessmen then ubiquitous in Midtown, believ ... More >>
Did you know that today is the general election? Find out your polling site, and if you're eligible to vote, by calling (866) 868-3692, or by going to the City of New York Board of Elections site. You can also download a sample ballot there. NY Capitol News indicates some races to watch, in W ... More >>
Here is a fellow casually talking on his old-world landline, which is attached to his new-world iPhone. Remember landlines, how good they felt next to your ear, how solid and sturdy and there? We were so young and innocent then! Don't you want to relive those days? This guy does.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 25, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 21 A goy in wonderland By Joe Flaherty The lamentable thing about life is that it is devoid of fanfare. Man's odyssey more times than not is heralded by a kazoo rather than a trumpet. The spiritual milest ... More >>
That's what a source just told me.
According to a group of elementary school kids from the Milestone School in Mount Vernon, those unidentified flying objects sighted over Chelsea last afternoon that had everybody all worked up are actually just escapee balloons from their teacher's engagement party, the Daily News reports. S ... More >>
New York City. If it's not the raccoons, it's the coyotes, geese, sewer gators, rats, bedbugs, or the dangerous fornicating opossums. The New York Post reveals that city officials decided to try to fuck with biology by introducing the rat-tailed marsupials into Brooklyn a few years ago to r ... More >>
The party continues outside of Tavern on the Green.One day, Tavern on the Green may well become another restaurant, but until then, the city has chosen a few food trucks to park outside of it.
via New York PostWe all wonder, now and again: When faced with a crisis, how would we act? Would we do the brave, dangerous thing, regardless of our own safety, or would we scream like a little girl and flee? In the case of Eric Mandel, a 14-year-old Westchester boy, the brave thing involved ... More >>
Philippe Bertineau has been named the new head chef at Balthazar. He previously helmed the kitchen at now-defunct patisserie, Payard. [Nation's Restaurant News] Richard Gere's Westchester B&B, The Bedford Post Inn, is losing executive chef Brian Lewis, following the departure of pastry chef ... More >>
via the Daily NewsAnimals have gone wild! New York's furry and feathered are suddenly acting like the worst of humans. Good thing they can't speak or give the finger because they'd be shit-talking like Mel Gibson and flipping off women and children like uncouth New Jersey drivers on Fourth of ... More >>
A northeast storm which knocked out power to almost half a million homes yesterday has left almost a quarter of a million Con Ed customers in Westchester and New York (live outage map), LIPA customers on Long Island (live outage map), and Orange and Rockland Utility customers in the Hudson Valley (l ... More >>
Race to the top of 30 Rock
Photo by David WentworthBecause there are so very many channels on the tube and so many reality shows on them bursting with "famous" cast members, a typical invite to a Fashion Week show is generally something like: "You are invited to the Fall showing of Patchouli Jones, Make Me a Designer' ... More >>
Yonkers pol Sandy Annabi, accused of corruption.Yonkers Democratic pol Sandy Annabi and two others were charged today with conspiracy, bribery, and extortion in connection with the startling reversal in 2006 of Annabi's opposition to a Forest City Ratner project in Westchester County. Forest City ... More >>
Things people like: beer and listsThe end of the year (and the decade) approaches, and with it, the season of lists, lists, and more lists. Maybe the folks at Wine Enthusiast were inspired by Our 10 Best Beers feature--the magazine has just rolled out its picks for the 25 best beers they tast ... More >>
New York City, Nassau, and Westchester Counties have refused to participate in a state pilot program to test out optical scan voting machines. While the rest of the country continues to adopt electronic voting machines -- even though they've been
Lots of cops in the news today. Yesterday officers tried rubber bullets and tasers on knife-wielding, deranged Mauricio Jacques yesterday, and when that did not dissuade him from his stated mission to kill his wife and children, the cops shot him dead. Also this weekend, a cop shot at his cop wife ... More >>
Democratic candidates for city council seats in districts 1, 2, and 3, district attorney, and comptroller came to the Village Independent Democrats last night to make their cases, under strict time limits and with screened questioning, for the venerable club's endorsement. In District 1: Pete Gle ... More >>
The Gotham Girls roll out a new season
This week's Village Voice doesn't hit streets until tomorrow morning, but for our Runnin' Scared readers, we're offering tomorrow's cover story a day early. This one should rock Albany: our Wayne Barrett details state assembly speaker Sheldon Silver's step-by-step scheme to boost his old LES pal Jon ... More >>
Rebel Diaz and their hip-hop politics run afoul of the cops
The kids of immigrants find there's no straight path to American success
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