A Christmas Story

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2013

    10 Ideas Under $10 for Your Week: Gemini & Scorpio's Holiday Shop and a Hip-Hop Nutcracker

    If you're sort of fed up with the same old holiday standards (A Christmas Carol, A Christmas Story, The Nutcracker) on loop, tonight experience a classic holiday tale with an urban modern-day twist. This, plus much more going on this week including Gemini & Scorpio's holiday pop-up party taking plac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    Catching Up With The Kids Of A Christmas Story

    At an autograph show, I recently met Scott Schwartz, who played the kid whose tongue got stuck to the pole in 1983's A Christmas Story and who now owns a memorabilia store. I asked him if filming that scene was at all tedious, and he replied, "No, but it was cold. The film was underdeveloped, so we ... More >>

  • Columns

    May 8, 2013

    Tom Hanks Tells Me What People Do To Him On The Subway

    Here's all the chatter from Broadway's nominees

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Broadway Songwriter Is Not An Abductor!!

    Whew! That would be such bad business for his show. Let me explain. At last night's screening of the documentary One Night Stand: Creating A Broadway Musical In A Day, actor Richard Kind--who's in the film--said that someone else in the film babysat his children before going on to make it big. He ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    Q&A: Videology Wishes You a Culty Little Christmas

    The video store. Alongside pre-caller ID prank phone calls and episodes of Boy Meets World where Cory was still a boy, it's become for most of us just another glimmering remnant of Friday nights passed. When Videology made the conversion to a screening room and bar last month, the city lost one of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    A Christmas Story On Broadway: My Review

    Based on Jean Shepherd's memoir about growing up in the 1940s and wanting a BB gun for Christmas despite everyone's warnings that "You'll shoot your eye out," A Christmas Story was made into a cult 1983 movie that's become a holiday classic. And now, as you know, it's a Broadway musical! With lots ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 21, 2012
  • Voice Choices

    November 21, 2012


    We’re dreaming of
a Black Christmas

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    The Best Actress In A Musical Tony Nominees Will Be...

    I love predicting Tony award categories 10 whole months before they're announced because there's something so perverse about guessing who'll get the nominations before some of the shows have even started rehearsing! Even more deliciously, I usually get at least 60% right. So here are my predix f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Claymation Penises Come At You In New Movie!

    ​ SPOILER ALERT! This Friday, A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas opens in theaters near you, where some rather desperate people might very well line up with their tongues out. I hear the film has a sort of fantasy sequence in Claymation, during which Kumar's boner comes right at your face! (Oh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Our 10 Best Food-Themed Children's Books

    Where on the list will Maurice Sendak's controversial classic fall?​If some of our earliest memories of food are shaped by eating it, then plenty more are informed by the act of reading about it. After devouring Maurice Sendak's In the Night Kitchen, what child could look at a slice of toast w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2008

    Jean Shepherd's Rally

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives May 8, 1957, Vol. II, No. 28 Jean Shepherd's Rally By Alan Bodian Dawn broke innocently over Washington Square last Saturday. It was a gray, quiet day until 1:30, when several hundred young people, mostly in their teens, filled the ci ... More >>

  • Film

    January 29, 2008
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    December 12, 2006
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    August 16, 2005
  • Screens

    December 29, 1998

    Comfort and Joy

    Season's Greetings From Ted, Drew, and That Kid With His Tongue Stuck to the Pole