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  • QUIRK-A-RAMA

    published April 29, 2008

    Remember the View-Master? Those little toy binoculars that let you see stereoscopic photos of things like cute puppies and Disney characters?... More >>

  • Ira Glass

    published April 29, 2008

    Radio wonk Ira Glass’s popular show, This American Life, got even bigger last year when he took it to Showtime,... More >>

  • BERETS OFF TO GODARD

    published April 29, 2008

    Dear friends: I’m sorry if we made plans this month. I have to cancel. For the next five weeks, I will be dining only on popcorn... More >>

  • THE WRITE STUFF

    published April 22, 2008

    Tirelessly working in defense of writers and freedom of expression around the world, the PEN American Center (which is currently campaigning for... More >>

  • BUST A MOVE

    published April 22, 2008

    Formerly known as the Squatters May Day party back in the pre-gentrified Lower East Side of the ’80s, the Blackkat MayDay Celebration... More >>

  • THE PLAYBOY SPECIAL

    published April 22, 2008

    When the veteran artist and filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson (who was last in town with DiNA, a talking robot with the face of Tilda Swinton)... More >>

  • PASSAGE TO INDIA

    published April 22, 2008

    If anyone was in doubt of Jhumpa Lahiri’s star power, they aren’t any longer. It’s rare that a book of serious fiction... More >>

  • OUR GIRL

    published April 22, 2008

    Though she was raised in Canada, silent-film star Mary Pickford was known as “America’s Sweetheart,” winning over fans with... More >>

  • Jazz Score

    published April 15, 2008

    From Miles Davis’s sensuous music for Louis Malle’s Elevator to the Scaffold to Alex North’s groundbreaking score for Elia... More >>

  • WRITE ON

    published April 15, 2008

    When Russell Banks’s acclaimed novel Affliction, which later became a hit film, was published in 1989, the Voice called... More >>

  • JUST SAY NO TO ITUNES

    published April 15, 2008

    Too busy downloading free music to make it to a real record shop lately? Yeah, ditto. But not today! Because it’s officially Record Store... More >>

  • GIRL TALK

    published April 8, 2008

    Want to know what’s really on a woman’s mind? Lynn Redgrave, Ally Sheedy, and Anna Deveare Smith are just some of the big names... More >>

  • ART ATTACK

    published April 8, 2008

    If you’ve seen the Voice’s All City graffiti blog, then you know we’re huge fans of the street artist Judith Supine.... More >>

  • ABBA ZABA

    published April 1, 2008

    “I’m not a rock star,” Don Van Vliet (a/k/a Captain Beefheart) once corrected a journalist. “I’m a soft person. I’m... More >>

  • PAGE-TURNERS

    published April 1, 2008

    It’s hard to say whether aspiring young writers would really want to emulate the career of the excellent award-winning Dominican-American... More >>

  • DOWNTOWN CHIC

    published April 1, 2008

    Throughout the ’80s, Amy Arbus captured eccentric artists, punks, and drag queens in the East Village for The Village Voice. Some of... More >>

  • Happy Ending Music and Reading Series

    published March 25, 2008

    Like a little musical angst with your literary readings? Downtown gal Amanda Stern’s always-excellent Happy Ending Music and Reading... More >>

  • NERD RAGE

    published March 25, 2008

    At last summer’s Coachella, comedian and self-proclaimed “dork for 30 years” Brian Posehn summed himself up this way:... More >>

  • PHILLY ATTACKS

    published March 25, 2008

    The Williamsburg underground art scene is certainly first-rate. But if you don’t know what’s been happening in “New... More >>

  • Battle of the Bands

    published March 18, 2008

    Everyone from Feist to Tom Jones has covered the disco hits of the BeeGees, but perhaps no one does those gooey soft-rock numbers better than... More >>

  • THE ART OF BREVITY

    published March 18, 2008

    Given all the recent scandals surrounding fictitious memoirs, tonight’s 6 Word Memoir Slam sounds like the perfect solution to all... More >>

  • Gamblers, Gangsters, and Other Anti-Heroes: The Japanese Yakuza Movie

    published March 18, 2008

    In Japan in the 1960s and ’70s, gangster films about the notoriously ruthless yakuza, branded for life with full-body tattoos, were hugely... More >>

  • BRIGHT IDEA

    published March 18, 2008

    The city is not lacking for spots to see experimental cinema, rare documentaries, or multimedia performances. But for all of those things and more... More >>

  • TWICE AS NICE

    published March 11, 2008

    For a double dose of entertaining pop-culture-inspired works, the Kitchen in Chelsea aims to impress at tonight’s art-opening party,... More >>

  • Dennis Cooper

    published March 11, 2008

    The controversial and award-winning writer Dennis Cooper—whose transgressive lit on drugs, porn, pop culture, and gay boys is often... More >>

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