• Blogs

    November 3, 2014

    New Staten Island Frog Species Could Have Been Named After Yankee Stadium

    A new species of frog discovered on Staten Island just might have been named in honor of its New Yorker status. The Rana kauffeldi, or Atlantic Coast Leopard Frog, was given its own name and a unique description by biologists in the scientific journal Plos One last week. But the journey to its offi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    Joe Moses Brings His Holiday Showses Back to New York City

    In 2009, Joe Moses joined forces with his college friends and peers in Team StarKid to effectively blow up the internet with their YouTube parody musical titled A Very Potter Musical. Playing a hilariously drawling, gliding, and deliciously wicked version of Severus Snape, Moses showed off his comed ... More >>

  • Theater

    October 9, 2013
  • Voice Choices

    April 10, 2013


    Barn Owl land at 
Death by Audio

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    Scat Queens! Get Thee To The Central Park Zoo!

    I was having a perfectly innocent time at the Central Park Zoo the other day, marveling at all the sunbathing turtles, shy red pandas, unselfconscious scarlet ibises, and precious little cotton top tamarins. And I came upon a snow leopard--imperious, regal, and willingly posing for tourists' photos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2012

    Andrew Coté, NYC Beekeeper, on Urban Apiculture (And Getting Bees in His Nose!)

    Last week, the Voice brought you news of bees(!), which have been swarming New York with the onset of warm weather. If the thought of thousands of stinging insects flying around the city en masse sounds scary, fear not! We had the chance to catch up with Andrew Coté, often billed as the city's "bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    BEES Swarm East Village!

    The Sixth Street Community Center generated buzz yesterday, when it received a shipment of 15,000 bees to potentially make honey for its new cafe. (Bees, buzz, GET IT? GET IT? Oh man. We really do hate ourselves sometimes, and with such good reason.) Anyway, this wasn't the first apiary announce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    Coyotes Have Invaded New York: How To Survive

    Have you heard? There are coyotes in New York! Coyotes! They have been seen in our fair city's green spaces, such as Central Park, prowling -- all coyote-like -- around Harlem and near Columbia University with their hungry, coyote eyes and bared, coyote fangs. Now, scientists say that these carniv ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 23, 2011


    Watch out, Avey Tare has a tight grip

  • Film

    August 3, 2011

    Simian Disobedience

    The making of a monkey activist in Rise of the Planet of the Apes

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Bee Swarms Invade Manhattan, Again

    Bees in Little Italy in May​It's been a season of bees, so to speak, with swarms making news in Little Italy and across our fevered nation. And now the otherwise humdrum Flatiron District, DNA Info reports, has been hit with not one but two giant swarms of honeybees -- one at the Perfume Wareh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Live: Panda Bear Assaults Eyes And Ears At Music Hall Of Williamsburg

    Panda Bear w/ Ducktails Music Hall of Williamsburg Sunday, July 3 Better than: Blasting Person Pitch at home while watching your computer's iTunes visualizer. That "Better than" section above is not just a joke. On Sunday night, Panda Bear, a/k/a Noah Lennox a/k/a the poppier dude from Animal Col ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2011

    Viral Panda Video Set to Become Full-Length Motion Picture

    The above viral video of a panda sneezing is going to be turned into a feature mockumentary. Lesley Hammond and Jenny Walsh, two nature photographers who captured the 16 second clip back in 1999, have secured $1.3 million to make The Life and Times of Sneezing Baby Panda. The Hollywood Reporter say ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Queens Zoo, Now With More Adorable: Baby Fawns!

    The Queens Zoo has announced that they have four new pronghorn antelope fawns, born to two different mothers a week apart. This is the second-fastest animal in the world, after the cheetah, and the baby versions are not only speedy but pretty freaking adorable. Crowds of screaming children seem to a ... More >>

  • Film

    June 15, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Prospect Park's Geese to Be Eaten by Pennsylvanians

    ​Following last year's mass slaughter of Prospect Park geese, the Department of Environmental Protection is trying to appease its numerous critics. Not by emphasizing its concern for animal welfare, mind you, but by touting its dedication to recycling. This summer, instead of being left to rot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    There Is a Mountain Lion Roaming Around Greenwich, Connecticut

    Just a mountain lion.​A cat "much larger than a German Shepherd" has been sighted in the town of Greenwich, Connecticut, just roaming around and, apparently, doing whatever it wants, including hanging out near neighborhood schools and, perhaps, shopping at Lilly Pulitzer. Connecticut officials ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Armadillos Spreading Leprosy; Are Will and Kate Next?

    ​Researchers have discovered that Armadillos in the country's southern states carry the bacteria that cause leprosy. The Independent reports that "the nine-banded armadillo is one of the few indigenous mammals that harbour the bacteria that cause the often-disfiguring disease." This news breaking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    This Is the Sound a Baby Penguin Makes When It Is Tickled

    In this day and age, it is common that many of the key mysteries of life are solved via YouTube videos. "What does a baby penguin sounds like when being tickled?" is clearly one. "What is bumblefoot?" remains unsolved by this video, however, which is why we will tell you that Cookie's ailment is "a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Dolphins Save Dog!!! Dolphins Save Dog!!!!!

    ​Strife in the Middle East got you down? Union-busting bills taking the shine off your afternoon? Are you Lindsay Lohan? Time to cheer up, because a group of dolphins in Florida helped save a dog stranded in a canal. South Florida's NBC 2 reports that Turbo, an 11-year-old Doberman, was strand ... More >>

  • Film

    December 22, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Mel Gibson Hides Behind The Beaver

    ​The trailer for Mel Gibson's comeback film The Beaver, in which he's a disturbed man who lets a beaver hand puppet speak for him, is a masterpiece of unintentional guffaws for those with really cheap and obvious minds. So here goes: As Mel's son pulls out a biological representation of a ce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Goose Murderers: We Know What You Did Last Summer

    ​You may have put it out of your mind temporarily, in an effort to heal, but you should never forget. We're talking about those hundreds of geese (and baby geese!) brutally murdered over the summer because they might "accidentally" fly into planes. According to the Brooklyn Paper, they "were o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    Kid Delivers Smackdown to Crazed Coyote

    via New York Post​We 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 >>

  • Theater

    August 11, 2010

    'Summer Shorts 4' Does Little for the Season

    A one-act program at 59E59 Theaters offers short plays by Deb Margolin, Timothy Mason, Roger Heddin, and Neil LaBute

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Outlaw Geese Flout Feds, Are Decidedly Not 'Down'

    ​Had you lost all hope for New York State's beleaguered, massacred geese? Fear not! The Brooklyn Paper reports today that our avian friends are making a comeback. At least 37 geese have been seen in the lake in Prospect Park since the recent mass euthanasia, and the rebel birds are being aided and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Breaking: Snoop Dogg, Humanitarian Environmentalist, Pimps Out a Sea Lion

    Via Metro UK/Bob Couey.​When he's not besting Chuck Norris by smoking weed, rapper/actor/father/husband/philanthropist/botanist Snoop Dogg is now besting everyone by pimping out not a "ride," not a goblet, not even a small child, but a sea lion. Yes: A Sea Lion. While other rappers are busy doing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Studies in Grit: Tough-as-Nails Geese Survive Prospect Park Massacre

    ​It seems only yesterday that 400 Canada geese were tragically euthanized in Prospect Park. We thought that the park's goose population was done, finito, kaput. But today, just when we had given up hope, good news! As many as four survivors of the mass slaughter have been spotted near the lake ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    The Hump Is "Sincerely" Sorry for Serving Whale Meat

    Sei whale is no longer on the menu at the Hump.​What a difference a federal misdemeanor charge makes: three days after the U.S. Attorney's Office charged the owners of the Santa Monica, Ca., sushi restaurant the Hump and its sister restaurant, Typhoon, with violating the Marine Mammal Protecti ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 9, 2010


    They're cute and fuzzy, and now you can eat off them!

  • Voice Choices

    October 13, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Kyra Sedgwick Pleads for Fellow Performers in Letter to Bloomberg

    ​Actress Kyra Sedgwick wants Mayor Mike Bloomberg to help some visiting circus elephants she thinks are being tormented. The celeb has faxed Mayor Bloomberg a letter (which PETA provides a via its blog.) in which she asks him to assure he'll never again let allegedly elephant-torturing Ringli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Animals Attack New York, Continued: Goats, Doves, Etc.

    When we reported yesterday on those fighting, speed-singing finches that were being smuggled into New York, we tried hard not to make the obvious connection to the ongoing war between our city and the animal kingdom. But that was just whistling in the graveyard. The finches were a message. We have b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    Bones' Beat: Lost and Alone at the Museum of Sex

    5th Avenue between 27th and 28th Street is of those drab midtown blocks that should not be used to advertise New York. Bank buildings with chunky plastic signage are little more than oversized shells for cash machines, and there's no way to tell whether the various realtors and soft-furnishing sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    Greatest Show on Earth, Animal Abuse Come to Coney Island

    Tickets for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus' "Coney Island Boom a Ring," scheduled for Coney Island this summer, go on sale today. (Warning: link plays horrible music.) A Ringling exec tells the New York Times, "this opening night in June will be a celebration of Coney Island." "J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 5, 2008

    Bear-Back Mounting at the Museum of Sex

    I got some hot action over at the Museum of Sex's Sex Lives of Animals exhibit the other night. I got to stand with friends in front of a slide of two pandas doing the dirty! That might not sound very gratifying to you, but maybe you're not as crazy about bears as I am. In fact, I've been seguing in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2008

    Getting the MTA's Goat at the Verrazano Bridge

    While Mary-Kate Olsen's denial she had anything to do with Heath Ledger's OD death takes up the majority of front-page real estate in both tabloids this morning, there's one bizarre story that deserves to be highlighted. It's a humorous look at anti-terror security measures (well, as humorous as any ... More >>

  • Film

    June 3, 2008

    Kung Fu Panda's Small Mercies

    You can take your kids. It's OK.

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2008

    Best Foie Gras Ever Plus Good Karma?

    Via Michael Ruhlman's blog, I discovered this article in Lancaster Farming about Chef Dan Barber's trip to visit Spanish farmer Eduardo Sousa, during which Barber says he sampled the best foie gras he had ever tasted. The big news here is not that Barber had a tasty trip, but that Sousa produces f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2007

    Live: Panda Bear at the Bowery Ballroom, 06.18.07

    Photo credited to this fella Panda Bear Bowery Ballroom June 18 Wouldn't want to bury the bloggerific lede, so let's get this out of the way. Saw keyboard player Robbie Guertin, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah's middle finger—the tallest one who looks like Matthew Lillard playing a de-goateed Shaggy— ... More >>

  • News

    June 19, 2007

    To Catch a Thief

    Vigilantes set up sting operation to catch pigeon poachers

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2007
  • Screens

    November 22, 2005
  • Film

    February 1, 2005
  • Music

    December 14, 2004

    Girls Vs. Boys

    Brazilian Girls in heat; Canada's Junior Boys in ecstasy

  • Specials

    March 18, 2003
  • NYC Life

    August 13, 2002
  • News

    June 26, 2001

    Attack of the Mutant Bollworms

    Scientists Plan First Ever Release of Genetically Modified Bugs

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