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.
There are four good things we can say about I, Frankenstein, another muscles-and-rubble comic book adaptation just un-terrible enough... More >>
Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from thrift stores, estate sales, and flea markets. Outside of fanfic and self-published white-supremacist Kindle bo... More >>
A triumph of the artistic uses of the theory of interchangeable parts, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical moves despite being built on... More >>
'You don't think something can be artistic if it has boobies in it?" a fetish photographer asks in 24 Exposures, the latest from Joe... More >>
No matter how pop it gets, country remains a stubbornly utilitarian music, its hits often built to perform specific functions in listeners' lives. Hate your boss? Play Johnny Paycheck. Having a party ... More >>
The opening contains everything. A young boy on clunky old roller skates grinds his way down a gravel street, never achieving anything like... More >>
Here's a slight, likable charmer starring a slight, likable charmer, Richie Jen as Weichung, a clerk in an eyeglasses shop who is finally ready... More >>