Can marketing counterfeit versions of Sponge Bob Square Pants (actual cartoon at right) and Dora the Explorer filled with lead, other dangerous chemicals and choking hazards to children make you rich?
Yes, boys and girls, it sure can.
The feds reported today they seized a Porsche and a Lexus, alon ... More >>
Data rating 18,000 New York City teachers was released Friday, but not without strong caveats as both teachers and education leaders warned of flaws. Teachers are evaluated based on how much value they add as evidenced by change in student performance on standardized tests relative to measurement o ... More >>
These ain't no Buffalo wings!
This week, Counter Culture saunters into Banana Leaf, an exemplary new Malaysian restaurant in Brooklyn's foremost Chinatown. Here are the five dishes my friends and I liked the most.
Mind further blown.Today in mind-blowing but otherwise completely immaterial news (we think): Today is 11/11/11. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see all those ones together in one date! Also! When your clock turns 11:11:11 it will be particularly moving, especially when you realize ... More >>
Water for Elephants, Kung Fu Panda 2, and Mr. Popper's Penguins weren't the end of it!
Either in theaters now or stampeding to them any minute are the following wildlife extravaganzas that will shed and take a poop all over a cineplex near you:
Turtle: The Incredible Journey. Sounds a litt ... More >>
Annie Leibovitz, struggling artist, has been shooting ads for Disney depicting celebrities as everyone's favorite Disney stars. The Disney Dream Portraits, their official name, kind of look like what would happen if the Vanity Fair Oscar party took place on Halloween. The Disney Parks Blog, t ... More >>
The Daily News comes through with a curious Sunday afternoon report: a black bear cub, whose head was stuck in a jar preventing eating or drinking for ten days, is finally free again. With a stroke of unoriginality, the bear had been called "Jarhead." Thanks to the Florida Fish and Wildlife C ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
July 18, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 40
by Richard Goldstein
Autohype. I first heard that word from Robert Christgau (writer, critic, and as harmless as Winnie the Pooh). We were sitting within shouting distance of each other at Mont ... More >>
A little over a month ago, Baltimore primal-noise collective Teeth Mountain set the internet on fire with a dubiously outrageous appearance on Judge Judy. Teeth Mountain co-founder Kate Levitt, 24, alleged that Jonathan Coward of SHAMS got so drunk he smashed a TV and killed her cat. What followed ... More >>
Additional, excellent live-blogging here with Allison Benedikt at Sound of the City.
The King of All Oscar Predictors walks among you in Part III. Will this hubris bring us low? Watch and judge!
Oh no, Ben Stiller, you are not. Natalie Portman, good straight woman. Stiller probably thinks he's C ... More >>