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This Weekend's Five Best Food Events

blogs.villagevoice.com — Before you break out the suitcases and hightail it to your drunk uncle's for Thanksgiving, take it easy this weekend and enjoy these five food events. Danish Christmas Festival, Danish Seamen's Church, 102 Willow Street, Brooklyn, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m Kick back some cold complimentary Carlsbergs and sip on warm gløgg at this holiday fair, which will also offer complimentary Danish food like pølser (Danish hot dogs).

No One Knows Why the Eric Garner Grand Jury Is Taking So Long

blogs.villagevoice.com — Reaction to Michael Brown's shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, on August 9 was immediate, and not in the way journalists usually use that word. Reacting to news that the 18-year-old had been shot to death by a police officer in a residential neighborhood, in broad daylight, a crowd gathered literally within a few minutes.
Nov 21, 2014

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Momo Crawl 2014: Is the Momo Ready to Go Mainstream?

blogs.villagevoice.com — Judging by the 650-plus people who RSVPed for the momo crawl this Saturday, it appears that the era of the momo is very much upon us. This is the third year of the $1 dumpling event -- which encompasses 17 locations in the Himalayan-heavy community of Jackson Heights -- and word is spreading quickly thanks to the work of Queens food tour guide and writer Jeff Orlick.

The 10 Best Restaurants for Thanksgiving Dinner, 2014

blogs.villagevoice.com — If the thought of burning the turkey for all your in-laws to see gives you heart palpitations, take a step back. There's no reason to put all that stress on yourself, especially when we live in a city full of restaurants that would love to serve you your holiday meal.

Watch History's Most Sexist Local News Dude Report on the 1970 National Women's Strike

blogs.villagevoice.com — One of 2014's best films, Mary Dore's She's Beautiful When She's Angry is an urgent, illuminating dive into the headwaters of second-wave feminism, the movement that -- no matter what its detractors insist -- has fundamentally shaped most aspects of our lives today.
Nov 21, 2014

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Nov 21, 2014

Watch History's Most Sexist Local News Dude Report on the 1970 National Women's Strike blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2… via @villagevoice

Has Jennifer Lawrence Outgrown Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games?

blogs.villagevoice.com — Photo: Murray Close Can The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 keep up with the first two films? Why was the final book split into two movies? Does Katniss even want to be part of this revolution?
Nov 20, 2014

RT @TheAmyNicholson: In this week's Village Voice podcast, I try to defend MOCKINGJAY from Capitol-born haters @studiesincrap & @szacharek

Nov 20, 2014

In this week's Village Voice podcast, I try to defend MOCKINGJAY from Capitol-born haters @studiesincrap & @szacharek blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2…

Nov 20, 2014

RT @studiesincrap: Dutifully, @szacharek, @TheAmyNicholson & I lined up to battle each other in the annual HUNGER GAMES podcast http://t.co…

Jeopardy's Five Best Music Moments

blogs.villagevoice.com — Sure, selling almost 180 million records worldwide is pretty special. As is winning 17 Grammy Awards. But last week, Beyoncé's legacy was bestowed with arguably the highest of all honors: She got her own category on Jeopardy. Personally, our favorite part was Alex Trebek's delivery of the phrase "JAY Z IS FEATURED ON THIS BEYONCE SONG THAT MENTIONS 'THAT LIQUOR GET INTO ME'."

Delicious Ukrainian Food in a Basement

blogs.villagevoice.com — JoAnn Costanzo Hidden restaurants usually fall into two categories: Those that cater to Wall Street types looking to impress on a second date, and those that don't need to advertise, because they're places so excellent and revered, word of mouth is all that is needed.

The 10 Best Restaurants on the Upper West Side

blogs.villagevoice.com — Dovetail / Zachary Feldman The Mary-Kate Olsen to the Upper East Side's Ashley, the Upper West Side, labeled a dining wasteland, has long shivered under a cloud of misunderstanding. And while it's impossible to ignore the massive uptick in real estate development and mallification the area's undergone, the neighborhood's options have expanded to include some truly creative eating.

NYPD Can No Longer 'Neither Confirm Nor Deny' Whether it Was Spying on Muslims

blogs.villagevoice.com — The NYPD has been going to the legal mat recently to protect records that might shed light on a now-infamous spy program targeting Muslims in the New York City area. In a bid to prevent the release of documents possibly related to the program, the NYPD broke out the big guns, adopting a controversial legal strategy -- called a "Glomar response" -- first pioneered by the CIA in the 1970s.
Nov 19, 2014

RT @j0ncampbell: The NYPD is trying hard to introduce the Glomar response to NY FOIL. Courts split for the moment: blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2…

Nov 19, 2014

#NYPD can no longer use #Glomar language to "neither confirm or deny" Muslim spying program blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2…

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Ask Andrew W.K.: As an Atheist, How Do I Handle Religious People?

blogs.villagevoice.com — Photo by Douglas Anson [ Editor's note: Every Wednesday, New York City's own Andrew W.K. takes your life questions and sets you safely down the right path to a solution, a purpose, or -- no surprise here -- a party. Need his help? Just ask: AskAWK@villagevoice.com ] Hi Andrew, I'm hoping you can help me.
Nov 19, 2014

This is the last column I'll do with @AndrewWK for the Voice, and it's incredible. It has been an honor, buddy. buff.ly/1F4xdOl

Shopsin's Breakfast Nachos, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

blogs.villagevoice.com — No. 64: Breakfast nachos from Shopsin's If you're standing in line for Shopsin's, you, presumably, know what you're getting yourself into. You're prepared to follow the rules (you have less than four people in your party, you must order one entree per person, no one is allowed substitutions, and no two people in your party can order alike).

The Village Voice's 60 Best Songs About New York City

blogs.villagevoice.com — For the past few weeks we've been locked in the basement at Yankee Stadium, subsisting on nothing but Bergen Bagels, listening to the best songs about New York City through headphones endorsed by Lou Reed.

Bad Hair Is an Affecting Look at Youthful Yearning

villagevoice.com — When we're little, the things we want so badly in our miniaturized here-and-now are often impossible for grown-ups to understand. That's certainly the case with the nine-year-old boy at the center of Venezuelan writer-director Mariana Rondón's Bad Hair: Junior (Samuel Lange), a kid growing up in a rough housing complex in Caracas, is convinced that his hair, a springy, dusky cloud, is standing in the way of everything he wants.

Constipation Crime Drama The Mule Only Offers Relief at the End

villagevoice.com — Perhaps it's fitting that a crime drama about constipation should take so long to get going. Directors Tony Mahony and Angus Sampson's tense true-life Australian drug-trafficking ick-out The Mule opens with a sweaty Ray Jenkins (Sampson) dropping trou and spreading for airport security, his face straining for a blithe cluelessness -- he's clearly trying to playact he has no idea why he's being asked to do this.
Nov 20, 2014

Sure, I'll review the thriller about the Australian drug mule who refuses to vacate his bowels for six days! villagevoice.com/2014-11-19/fil…