Monday Earl Sweatshirt of Odd Future plays Bowery Ballroom. While O.F. are unapologetically a product in both image and sound of their L.A. roots, it's notable how many important moments for the crew have happened right here in New York City. While we're about to enter year four of the group's ever- ... More >>
The leader of an MS-13 chapter in Queens was sentenced on Friday to 30 years in prison. Hector Aleman Lemos, 32, had been accused of two homicides, including the shooting of a 13-year-old boy. He pleaded guilty to murder conspiracy and racketeering charges in March. "Lemos spread death and destruc ... More >>
Colleges flock to offer courses for all, but questions abound
Why are Miley Cyrus and Tyler, the Creator collaborating? Probably because they know how awesome it will be. See Also: - On Odd Future, Rape and Murder, And Why We Sometimes Like the Things That Repel Us - Miley Cyrus Takes Her Party In The USA To Occupy Wall Street
Taking bachata out of the Bronx and onto the national stage
In a recent tweet responding to a follower's assertion that he was a celebrity, the drummer and head Root Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson demurred, claiming he was merely "a personality." The follower had a point, though; according to a website devoted to Quest's blogs about meeting famous people, for in ... More >>
Part 2 in a series. Part 1 can be read here. Blind GuildCare client Rachel Gonzalez hoped things would blow over after their final concert, and that at the very least, music therapist Debbie Moran would be back for a St. Patrick's Day sing-a-long. After all the, Guild had told her in December tha ... More >>
If the triumph of tUnE-yArDs in this year's Pazz & Jop albums poll was one of the biggest upsets in the poll's history, then the companion singles poll offered one of its most predictable winners to date: Adele's "Rolling In The Deep." Smart money had been on that song taking the prize since it bega ... More >>
Note to criminals: If you voluntarily give up your DNA so that you can apply for parole and you have previously killed people, leaving DNA evidence, the cops will deny your parole application. Also, you'll be tried for murder. Francisco Acevedo, a 43-year-old man in prison for drunk driving ... More >>
In the run-up to yesterday's release of Watch The Throne, the project's first official single, the Otis Redding-sampling "Otis," was re-done and freestyled over by many a rapper. So to tide you over until the physical version of Watch The Throne (packaged with a bonus CD-ROM containing a vec ... More >>
His violent, difficult Goblin talks itself into a corner
The rapper DMX is currently serving out a one-year sentence for parole violation at the Mental Health Unit of the Arizona State Prison. It's the latest nefarious chapter of a life that the artist known more formally to the cops as Earl Simmons has lived out as if he were playing it out throug ... More >>
Chef Ricardo CardonaEl Salvador-born Ricardo Cardona moved from his home country to Alphabet City when he was a teenager in the early '80s. He now heads up the kitchen of the newly opened Gabbana, a modern Dominican restaurant in Corona, Queens. The chef is a veteran of New York kitchens, hav ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 4, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 25 Keeping the Cops From Rioting by Nat Hentoff As Don McNeill's story in last week's Voice made clear -- much, much clearer than any of the writing in the Times on the event -- members of the police force ... More >>
Rebel in a pinstriped suit
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 25, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 45 John, Paul, George, Ringo: Cool Duel with the Press By James Kempton A press conference is where photographers jostle for the same shot as the one in the files and the reporters ask questions about th ... More >>
Jeanine Pirro gets a grilling in the real courts
Pixar's newest blasts off to the future by boldly going where every sci-fi movies gone before. And thats a good thing.
Columbia foe buys house organ, ponders playing it
Scoppetta cheering on the FDNY gridiron team in 2002. This photo clearly calls for a sports metaphor, so Woodlawn residents are hoping to block the commissioner's blitz on Ladder 39. (FDNY) The crowd of well-dressed, mostly elderly citizens probably looked harmless to Fire Commissioner Nichola ... More >>
Test scores rising, but what of the different black and white diplomas and other lost kids?
The underworld's reach into the men who build New York's skyscrapers
How Guy's guys (and gals) plead his case
A scholar's trove shows even old New York was once New Amsterdam. Party on!
Hip-Hop, R&B, Dancehall, Crunk, Grime, er, Music by Black People
The Mafia Doesnt Just Break Legs. It Can Also Break the Spirit.
Mary J. Blige Retains Her Hip-Hop-Soul Amateur Status and Makes Her Prose Sing Again
Flip Off the Ol' Block
Malcolm X Archive Goes to the Schomburg
Out-of-Towners, Stock Speculators, Unions Must Ante Up in Fiscal Crisis
The Mayor Wants to Ban Alcohol at City Festivals. Drunk With Power?
The Incumbent Protection Society Musters Its Forces
Playground Legends and Local HS Hoop Stars Mix It Up in the USBL
Feds to Big Apple: Forget Neighborhood Stations
A Tale of Intrepid Austrian Meatsand a Goodbye
Strikebreakers! Over My Dead Body
Amanda causes a stir without saying or wearing much, exuding a good-natured alien appeal.
Tales of anguish fill a Brooklyn courtroom as the kin of shooting victims battle the firearms industry
HMO penny-pinching threatens a long-term romance