And it's looking to be even more eye popping and ear stoking than the last one. It will trot out Elektrik Company, a big band complete with backup singers, all dolled up a la disco fever bunnies. Me singing disco tunes I remember becaue I learned them when they originally came out! And my special ... More >>
The last one, in February, was a sold-out hit, so we're bringing on more rhythms, more polyester, and more retro yet totally fresh thump-thump euphoria. 54 Below happens to be the upscale former basement of the old legendary disco Studio 54, and that's the perfect place for me to be hosting the dis ... More >>
Last night, I saw Chimichangas and Zoloft, a play by Fernanda Coppel about two Mexican-American families with some secrets, sexual awakenings, laughs, trickery, and deep depressions. Gayness or bisexuality pops up in three of the five characters, which is not as rampant as I'd like, but it's a pret ... More >>
"There are things in my life that no one can understand except Aaron," Mickey Melchiondo noted of his bandmate Aaron Freeman in 2007, when theyas Dean and Gene Weenput out their last album, La Cucaracha. "We kind of have a parallel life. We went through everything together: junior high ... More >>
As you emerge from the schvitzy oven that is New York's subway system today, indulge in that new heat and sunshine with the help of the Voice's special pull-out 2010 Summer Guide. Keep yourself busy above ground during the three-month sweat-stained shitshow that is a summer in New York City, ... More >>
John Larroquette plays the "diddler" in a new comedy
Go west, middle-aged man!
No one has to go through life with angst anymore, unless you're disturbed by co-pays, side effects, and an over-reliance on artifical highs. And I am, honey! A few years ago, I tried Zoloft and almost jumped out a window. It gave me aching fingers, headaches, dizzy spells, spasms, and no re ... More >>
The '80s jukebox musical Rock of Ages has been trying to scare up extra bucks and applause by having crouching workers run down the aisles selling alcoholic beverages to the crowd throughout the show (though when I saw it, no one was biting. They must have already been tanked from the matinee.) If ... More >>
Next To Normal, the Broadway musical about treating depression, got me thinking about the crapshoot involved in psychopharmacology and the awful side effects involved in taking a lot of the meds that are so readily available. A few years ago, I gave Zoloft a whirl and found that it not only left me ... More >>
The W slideshow about kids in Williamsburg dressing in "Recession Fashion" -- described in the text as "vests and newsboy caps," but shown to include floral headpieces, suspenders, and vintage dresses -- reminds us of nothing so much as the brief vogue 35 years ago for modified 20's-wear inspired by ... More >>
At least rap's most troubled superstar is talking about his feelings,ugly as they may be
BEST DRAG: Peppermint, "Servin It Up" I just woke up from Sunday night and realized I was a presenter at the Pill awards! No, these aren’t honors for the best developments in Xanax, Prozac, and Zoloft (though the winners’ names were lodged in large pills). They were awards given by ADD-TV—a q ... More >>
Minds are on hearts in two Flea Theater plays
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The Struggle to Bring Bad Doctors to Justice
New Research Brings Ecstasy Back to the Couch
In Pop Music, Its Anyone's Guess
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