Although Hurricane Sandy did not, as some meteorologists and media folks predicted, cause the earth to split asunder and drown us all in magma, it did put a pretty big hurt on New York City and the rest of the Northeast. In Gotham, the toll was massive: Flooding all over lower Manhattan, millio ... More >>
See also "Fashion Freakouts at Lollapalooza 2012" -- plus "Day One: M83, Black Sabbath, Die Antwoord, Afghan Wigs, TEED," "Day Two: Frank Ocean, The Weeknd, Twin Shadow, and Others," and "Day Three: Jack White, Sigur Ros, Florence The Machine, and Others." With every year that passes, it feels li ... More >>
In early spring, a Twitter beef erupted between DJ Sneak, a Chicago house music legend, and Steve Angello, one-third of the DJ supergroup Swedish House Mafia. Sneak called SHM's music "fake shit" and said they "do not play house music" -- as in, real house music. On Friday, in front of a huge crow ... More >>
The last few days, Village Voice Media's indefatigable music staff has been regaling you with stories of the best from SXSW 2012. In the midst of these discoveries, we've been culling another list: the worst shit. The acts that ranged from huge bore-fests to downright lame. Below, you'll find our cr ... More >>
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music editors have selected t ... More >>
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music e ... More >>
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving musi ... More >>
In the race for the White House, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich don't seem to have a problem taking money from corporate pirates accused of breaking the law to maximize their profits. Romney has collected at least $100,000 from a Miami-based investment fund that owns run down apartment buildings i ... More >>
Our profile of Victoria Jackson, Saturday Night Live cast member turned Tea Party-lovin', Bible-thumpin' Fox News screamer, was published in several Village Voice Media newspapers yesterday. Jackson made clear late last night she thought it was a "hit piece" typical of the liberal media. She sent ... More >>
Photo by Timothy SaccentiWhen Cut Copy's sophomore album In Ghost Colours dropped in 2008, the Aussie electro-rock crew suddenly became an indie critics' darling. The record was selected by Pitchfork as the fourth best album of 2008 and the 61st best album of the decade while Village Voice's ann ... More >>
BRAAAAAAIIIIIIINSSS! Er, excuse us. We meant to say the wait is finally over. Best of Miami 2011 is finally here. Winners were chosen by the New Times editorial board in 345 categories such as Best New Restaurant, Best Dance Club, Best Art Museum, Best Tattoo Shop, and others.If you are wait ... More >>
Once a haven for free online escort ads, Craigslist has since cleaned up its act and banned any "adult" ads. That's not to say though that the site is all squeaky clean. Though this isn't as bad as a recent Village Voice story about buying heroin on the site, these "well hung handymen" in Broward ... More >>
Miami New Times editor Chuck Strouse has won the Sigma Delta Chi award for the nation's best columns in a nondaily publication.Strouse, a codger who writes so seldom that many people don't even know he can hold a pen, topped all entries for five of his columns, including three about Louis Maxwell, a ... More >>
If you believe the Other Voices column published in the Miami Herald Sunday, Village Voice Media is a big bad monster. After all, we own Backpage.com, which is the "market leader in online sex ads." And those ads allegedly traffic millions of underage girls -- particularly this week, when th ... More >>
Sorry, but 100,000 hookers -- including tens of thousands of teens -- won't be showing for the Super Bowl this week. They send their regrets.
Frodnesor, a damn good food blogger whose work I respect, published a lengthy response to a post of ours yesterday. He accused of us of censorship because his comment wasn't published.Note to Frodnesor: We don't censor. Never. No how. Unless something is libelous an ad hominem attack, of course. Wha ... More >>
Illustration by by Johnnie Cluney, via Daytrotter Toro Y Moi had managed to stay slightly below the radar until the chillwave movement took off in the Summer of '09. The barely-there often only one-man band fronted by Chaz Bundick is at once relaxing and arm swaying, and as his voice softly cr ... More >>
According to a new study by the listicle-loving Men's Health, Miami is the fifth least drunk city in all of America. Yes, 100 of America's biggest cities were tallied up and arranged from most drunk (which happens to be Fresno, California) to least, and Miami came in at 96.See, we really aren't a ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenMiami band Awesome New Republic at Fontana's in the Lower East Side. Click here to view more pictures.Just a few months ago, Awesome New Republic seemed the next South Florida band likely to strike big. But a few months is a million years in blog time, and somewhere in the last ... More >>
What would the world be like if Ozzy had never put that "vocalist seeks band" flyer in the record store, which caused soon to be guitar-god Tony Iommi to call him up? Ozzy joined Earth, which later became Black Sabbath, and the rest is Heavy Metal history. Do you feel me? I am talking about fate a ... More >>
via FlickrOne of the FBI's longest-known fugitives turned himself into federal law enforcement officers in New York yesterday after hiding in Cuba for more than four decades.Louis Armando Peña Soltren, 66, and two other men hijacked a Pan American flight in November 1968 after entering the cockp ... More >>
The investigation into a cop killing in the '70s leads to a law professor who helped launch Barack Obama's political career.
photo by Nick Lucchesi, Riverfront TimesThe Flaming Lips. Who else?This past weekend, Nick Lucchesi, a correspondent from New Times' St. Louis sister paper, the Riverfront Times, headed to the Pitchfork Festival in Chicago. In a nutshell, here's what he found:*David Yow of the Jesus Lizard has still ... More >>
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