Alan Scherstuhl is film editor at The Village Voice. He also covers books, music, and other matters for the Voice, in addition to writing Studies in Crap, his ongoing humor column about bizarre books and ephemera found at junkshops.
Les Blank’s Lost Leon Russell Doc 'A Poem Is a Naked Person' Is One of the Great Portraits of Seventies Weirdness1 day ago | Film and TV
Whiskery and restless, grooving and grotesque, the documentarian Les Blank's long-suppressed film A Poem Is a Naked Person plays like your memories of some mad, stoned last-century summer. Commissioned by the boogie-woogie piano bluesman Leon Russ...
Debra Granik's superb Stray Dog is a stirring, empathetic portrait of a Harley-riding trailer-court king outside of Branson, Missouri. It's a beautiful film of lives patiently observed, of motor-home ritual and motorcycle processionals, of...
Whiskery and restless, grooving and grotesque, the documentarian Les Blank's long-suppressed film plays like your memories of some mad, stoned last-century summer. Commissioned by the boogie-woogie piano bluesman Leon Russell, who is more this...
2 days ago | Film and TV
St. Louis has long called itself the "Gateway to the West," but that town and its surrounding Ozarks might more accurately be the Mustache of the South, a much larger thing's mostly presentable upper tip that nonetheless always has a few crumbs in...
3 days ago | Concerts
View image | gettyimages.com In the December 1989 issue of Details, then a magazine of downtown style and culture, a host of artists, writers, and celebrities answered questions about the future: “What do you think the 90s will be like?” asked the...
Benicio del Toro looms on the poster for Escobar: Paradise Lost in full hollow-eyed mustachioed grandeur, his deadly visage filling the sky above a teensy image of a white dude running along with a gun. What a surprise, then, to discover...