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  • 2015 Oscar Best Picture Nominees
    Announced again in the pre-dawn hours in Los Angeles—this year by actor Chris Pine and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs—were the nominations of eight films out of a possible ten for the Best Picture Academy Award. Also announced on Thursday, January 15 were the nominees in 23 other...
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  • Pazz + Jop: The Top Songs of 2014
    Here's a visual tour of the top songs of 2014, based on the results of this year's Pazz + Jop music critics' poll.
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  • Pazz + Jop: The Top 50 Albums of 2014
    Long live the album cover! Here's a visual guide to 2014's best albums, as voted on by more than 600 music writers in this year's Pazz + Jop poll. (Pore over the results here: Here are the covers for the top 50 albums -- and here are the top singles of 2014.
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  • No Pants Subway Rides Across America, 2015
    What started 14 years ago in New York has spread across the globe: The No Pants Subway Ride, started by social pranksters Improv Everywhere, again attempted to get as many people as possible to dispense with their pants while keeping a straight face on the city's public transportation lines....
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  • New York's No Pants Subway Ride Shakes Off the Cold
    For the 14th year, New York-based social pranksters Improv Everywhere dispensed with the pants while keeping a straight face on the city's subway lines. The high on Sunday, January 11 was 32 degrees and organizers say about 4,000 people met up at various points throughout the city. There was...
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  • Remy Banks and Rustie at Music Hall of Williamsburg
    With the release of Green Language, the follow-up to dazzling debut Glass Swords, Scottish producer Rustie contributed to a particularly good 2014 for the seminal electronic label Warp Records. Green Language led with one of the year's banging-est tracks, a collaboration with Danny Brown called...
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  • Images from Dinner With Igor
    Nate "Igor" Smith is what you might call an alternative photographer: The veteran Voice shooter has documented icons of alternative culture -- porn stars, stand-up comics, hipsters, musicians, bartenders, chefs, and tattoo artists -- for much of the past decade in New York. The following...
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  • The Funeral for NYPD Officer Wenjian Liu
    On Sunday, January 4, 2014, the funeral for NYPD Officer Wenjian Liu -- who with NYPD officer Rafael Ramos was fatally shot by Ismaaiyl Brinsley on December 20 in Brooklyn -- was held at the Aievoli Funeral Home in southern Brooklyn. A number of police officers turned their backs to a video...
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  • The Polar Bear Club Sloshes Into 2015
    It was about 40 degrees at 1 p.m. on New Year's Day in Coney Island, as a couple hundred people charged into the cold waves with a new year's worth of enthusiasm. The Coney Island Polar Bear Club -- the oldest winter bathing society in America -- and Camp Sunshine asked for a $20 donation....
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  • Glitter Bang Rings in 2015 in Bushwick
    "NYC's biggest LGBTQ Dance Party" rang in 2015 at Lot 45 (411 Troutman Street) in Bushwick Glitter Bang! was this year's party theme, featuring Go Go's and B-Girls performing, and "dazzling, sharp, flawless, ritzy, glitzy, glamorous, and fancy-pants attire" was encouraged. DJ's Amber Valentine,...
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  • TR/ST at Glasslands
    In one of the final shows before it closes for good, Glasslands Gallery hosted TR/ST on Monday, December 29, 2014 with Beacon, Klaus, SoftSpot, Big Al (DJ set) opening the show. The Williamsburg space closes after its New Year's Eve Party. Photos by Laura June Kirsch for the Village Voice.
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  • The Final Kunst of 2014 with Mykki Blanco
    Susanne Bartsch & Dreamhouse put on the final KUNST! party of 2014 on Saturday, December 27 at Verboten (54 N 11th St. in Brooklyn), with former Voice cover subject Mykki Blanco as the special guest host. Music was provided by Lauren Flax, Amber Valentine, Juliana Huxtable, and Objects...
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