New Day New York Coalition's "Week of Action" culminated at Foley Square last night (Dec. 5). About a thousand fast food workers, union members, low wage employees from other industries and activists gathered in the downtown square to take a stand against income inequality, low pay and poor working conditions. Earlier that day, fast food workers walked out on their jobs in 100 cities throughout the U.S. to call for wages to be raised to $15 an hour and the right to form a union without worry. Roaring chants like "Banks got bailed out. We got sold out" and "Who's city? Our city! Who's streets? Our streets!" echoed like a chorus through the streets of the financial district.
Today, only four gay film companies are New York–based. Two minor outlets cater to niche markets: Dark Alley Media, which specializes in bareback (i.e., condom-free) fare; and Dog Pound U.S.A., for gentlemen who prefer black and Latino performers. The other two, CockyBoys and Lucas...
Here's a collection of the year's best longreads published by the papers of Voice Media Group -- the nation's largest group of alternative weeklies -- as selected by Executive Associate Editor Andy Van De Voorde.
This week the Coen brothers' anticipated '60s New York folk film Inside Llewyn Davis leads another full slate of films openings in the city. We also interview Oscar Isaac, star of Inside Llewyn Davis and take a look back at two anniversaries: The 25th of John Carpenter's They Live - showing for...
Our critics think you should see The Punk Singer and Mauvais Sang this weekend, but there's plenty more to see in New York theaters. We also have a film essay in our holiday arts guide, and of course, our weekly Voice Film Club podcast.
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CHERYL & FCKNLZ didn't buy the hype that Thanksgiving isn't a great party holiday. They went ahead and threw "A VERY CLUB KID SEXXXY THANKSGIVING" at Baby's All Right on November 23rd, and gave everyone who went something to be thankful for.
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This year saw its share of incredible documentaries, but in 2013 the stand-outs are films that help flesh out the way we see the world.
Below are fifteen docs we suggest seeing, from the grisly to uplifting. Click on the name of the film to read its review.
The City That Never Sleeps forgot to even take naps in 2013. We had raves, zombie parties, drag bashes, music festivals, and burlesque freak-outs. And all of that was just January. Take a look back with us, won't you?