Crown Heights' ScienZe, born Jamal Monsanto, became fascinated with hip-hop at nine-years-old, when he first heard his older brother -- nine years his senior -- rap with his friends in their family home. From then on, a young Jamal took to writing lyrics in his head, something he believed to be norm ... More >>
On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, Voice film critic Stephanie Zacharek returns from the Berlin Film Festival and joins the group to discuss the state of the movie musical.
Summer 2013 was a strong season for that oft-maligned genre, the romantic comedy. Excellent films like The Spectacular Now and Drinking Buddies for the most part avoided rom-com cliches, and reinventions like Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing made timeless story lines seem fresh. Still other on-s ... More >>
The spider becomes a man—and a joy—in The Amazing Spider-Man
viaValentine's Day might have lost the allure of romance (or, rather, sex) for some people, but there is still some hope in the city. We checked in with site HowAboutWe -- which encourages the lovelorn to post ideas for dates -- and were told that New York postings have been steadily rising s ... More >>
via All Movie PhotoWith the announcement of the upcoming Brooklyn movie theatre, we thought it best to try and help a burgeoning local business out. The six-screen cineplex will hopefully become an essential part of the neighborhood. So in honor of the scheduled completion of the new multiple ... More >>
F2K10 is a countdown of the 20 worst songs of 2010. Track our progress here. The concept of "twee" reached a nadir in 2010, the inevitable result of a swaddling culture that seems hell-bent on keeping people in Peter Pan mode until they're sent six feet under. But even more disheartening tha ... More >>
Gas up the yacht. Pics by Rob, more below.Hall & Oates Beacon Theatre Sunday, December 5 Better Than: That part in (500) Days of Summer. Yeah, that's right. Chortle all you want, but this show started with "Maneater" (featuring a lengthy sax solo from an older, bespectacled gentleman in a p ... More >>
So, Friday. To start off, Megafaun, an Appalachian folk-rock trio (to your left), meld spirited banjo, soaring guitars, and mountain-man harmonies at the Mercury Lounge as part of their first U.S. tour. While the Temper Trap are best known for their hit song "Sweet Disposition" (which snuck i ... More >>
Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward offer more sweet optimism—and why not?