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  • ROCKIN’ READING

    published April 6, 2011

    Johnny Temple, the bassist for post-hardcore rockers Girls Against Boys, has published more than a few musicians since starting Akashic Books in... More >>

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    Shopping with Kelly Framel, the Blogger Behind The Glamourai

    published March 30, 2011

    When Kelly Framel started the style blog The Glamourai in the fall of 2008, she only... More >>

  • LIAR, LIAR

    published March 30, 2011

    Is honesty always the best policy? What about when there’s sex involved? In David Ives’s new play The School for Lies, the... More >>

  • STRICTLY PERSONAL

    published March 30, 2011

    Even before Don Van Vliet died in December, Gary Lucas, a guitarist in Captain Beefheart’s Magic Band, was touring with his Captain... More >>

  • NEVER FORGET

    published March 30, 2011

    Following the 20th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison, the film series United We Stand: South African Cinema During... More >>

  • SHORT CUTS

    published March 30, 2011

    If you’re a fan of Dave Eggers’s literary magazine McSweeney’s, you’re probably already familiar with Wholphin, their... More >>

  • THE GONG SHOW

    published March 23, 2011

    Think you’re the next Cassavetes? Let the audience decide at Video Smackdown, an “open mic night for film lovers” presented... More >>

  • AFRICA UNITED

    published March 23, 2011

    From a Congolese symphony orchestra who struggles on through war and strife to getting a rare look into one of Africa’s most isolated tribes,... More >>

  • ARTISTS UNITE

    published March 16, 2011

    The age-old question continues: To get an MFA or not to get an MFA? The Bruce High Quality Foundation’s Teach 4 Amerika Tour: A Rally for... More >>

  • HIGH WATTAGE

    published March 16, 2011

    The comedian/musician/human beatbox/Conan O’Brien favorite Reggie Watts is known for wild improvisations that are often so nonsensical... More >>

  • SAYONARA, SANRIO

    published March 16, 2011

    Who would want to kill Hello Kitty? Certainly not us. But for many Japanese artists, their country’s obsession with all things childish and... More >>

  • LOOKING BACK

    published March 9, 2011

    If you were to visit the White House, you would find the work of the groundbreaking African-American artist and Bronx native Glenn Ligon.... More >>

  • LIKE NOWHERE ELSE

    published March 9, 2011

    If you like being able to see all varieties of art, dance, theater, and film downtown (and not, say, on Staten Island), now is the time to come... More >>

  • SOLIDARITY FOREVER

    published March 9, 2011

    Feeling mad as hell about the Republicans' attack on labor? This year's Left Forum, with the theme "Towards a Politics of Solidarity," is... More >>

  • DATE NIGHT

    published March 9, 2011

    Sex and the City taught us how much it can suck to be a single woman in the city. And now Mike Birbiglia's My Girlfriend's Boyfriend... More >>

  • HATS OFF!

    published March 9, 2011

    Last time we saw Chris Rock, he was right here in our newsroom playing a Village Voice reporter in Julie Delpy's upcoming film 2 Days in... More >>

  • PACK LIGHT

    published March 2, 2011

    Some may say that the best part of traveling is coming home again. But for xenophile Emile Delilah, the main character of cartoonist Ben... More >>

  • LOVE HURTS

    published March 2, 2011

    Wallace Shawn, the actor and witty author of numerous plays and screenplays (but who will perhaps always be best known as the criminal Vizzini in... More >>

  • WHAT A DAME

    published February 23, 2011

    “I didn't want to be a fashion designer at all,” Dame Vivienne Westwood told the New York Times. “I did it to help my... More >>

  • TEARS OF A CLOWN

    published February 23, 2011

    "It will be funny a thousand years from now," Woody Allen has said about the work of silent-film pioneer Charlie Chaplin. Indeed, you don't need... More >>

  • GIRLFRIEND IN A BOX

    published February 23, 2011

    Artist Laurie Simmons has certainly worked with her share of dummies over the years. If you saw Lena Dunham's film Tiny Furniture,... More >>

  • CHILD’S PLAY

    published February 23, 2011

    Something tells us the French feminist filmmaker Catherine Breillat is not a fan of the princess trend so popular among today's young girls. In... More >>

  • A SIMPLE REQUEST

    published February 16, 2011

    If you've yet to read Sam Lipsyte's The Ask, we have just one question: What's the hold-up? One of the funniest books of 2010, the... More >>

  • EAT, PRAY, LAUGH

    published February 16, 2011

    As comedian Michael Showalter told The Rumpus about his new memoir, Mr. Funnypants: "I am writing an ‘important' memoir... More >>

  • CLOCKWATCHERS

    published February 9, 2011

    Watching the seconds go by sounds like the least enjoyable exercise we can imagine. But Christian Marclay, a pioneer of turntablism, has turned... More >>

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