This week in the Voice, out today, Camille Dodero writes about Andy Warhol's New York, and what it looks like more than two decades after the Pope of Pop's death: "In other words, 25 years ago, the famous man who had famously written his own script finally had it taken away. New York City is, ... More >>
What is there to do in sizzling hot New York City? Everything, of course! This week's issue of the Voice is jam-packed with everything you need to know to have the best summer ever. Also, Steven Thrasher gives us the story of the Hebrew Language Academy, a public charter school in Brooklyn wh ... More >>
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Pay Marva Whitney what you owe her. Photo courtesy of Marva Whitney/Soulpower Inc.In this week's Village Voice, Tom Hull's new Jazz Consumer Guide salutes bassists of all stripes, while Phillip Mlynar profiles funk legend and former James Brown protégé Marva Whitney.
Nicki Minaj, the O. Henry of rap. Photo by Howard Huang.In this week's Village Voice, we present our Winter Arts Guide, featuring Mikael Wood on Iron & Wine's new record, Aaron Hillis in conversation with British actress Lesley Manville, James Hannaham's winter books picks, Ben Davis on artis ... More >>
Corin Tucker, closet Twilight fan. Photo by John Clark.In this week's Village Voice, we present our annual Best of NYC issue! Relevant to SOTC readers will be Rob Harvilla's sublime essay on Nicki Minaj and our fulsome Arts & Entertainment and Bars & Clubs sections, but be sure to consult Peo ... More >>
In the history of contemporary gossip, New York City's reputation for having the sharpest, most steely-nerved power players breaking news nobody else would--or could--touch was unprecedented. But something's happened over the last few years where New York's most powerful characters -- and the ... More >>
Adios Carlos D! Photo by Lee Gwyn.In this week's Voice, we present our fall arts guide: Mikael Wood on the return of Interpol, sans Carlos D; Angela Ashman goes shopping with Karen O's style guru, Christian Joy; Aaron Hillis interviews director Oliver Stone; James Hannaham talks to author Mat ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice, a (literally) bleeding-heart story: Julia Amparo-Alvarado, an illegal Guatemalan immigrant who escaped her country's internal strife for a better life, isn't well. The figurative nature of enlarged and battered heart manifested in the physical form. And now, beca ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice, we present our annual summer guide, featuring all sorts of seasonal picks for music, film, art, dance, theater, food, etc., not to mention Mikael Wood on the club-pop reboot of Kelis, Ben Davis on Lightning Bolt's Brian Chippendale, Jed Lipinski on Pulitzer winne ... More >>
What if you lived in a city where there was a bar with a happy hour, for every hour of the day? Guess what, New Yorkers: You do.
Little Brother: happy or not, it's an ending. Photo by Studio KompleksIn this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla falls hard for Sam Amidon, the gentle, affable, R. Kelly-covering young folkie, while Camille Dodero applies a lifetime of Courtney Love-related knowledge to Hole's new Nobody's Da ... More >>
Lots of great stuff in this week's Village Voice, though it all kinda pales in comparison to the incomparable Ward Sutton, who imagines R. Crumb doing an illustrated history of Genesis -- that's Phil Collins' Genesis, not God's. Elsewhere in music, Harvilla checks out the tremendously profane ... More >>
MGMT. You're wearing two different socks, dude. Photo by Josh CheuseIn this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla on the gleeful self-sabotage of MGMT, Francis Davis looks back on the work of jazz's Paul Motian, and Theon Weber reviews David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's Here Lies Love tribute to Imel ... More >>
Lizzi Bougatsos joins The Last Supper on Canal Street. Photo by David Wentworth.In this week's Village Voice, we present our Spring Arts Guide: Angela Ashman goes shopping with Gang Gang Dance's Lizzi Bougatsos, James Hannaham talks to Baise-Moi director Virginie Despentes, Ben Davis on Grúp ... More >>
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Girls, probably telling the truth. Photo by Sandy Kim.In this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla reviews Michael Jackson's mercifully goofy and cheerful This Is It, Reyhan Harmanci does some reporting and fact-checking on the improbably ridiculous backstory of San Francisco duo Girls, Andy Be ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice, we unveil our 2009 Fall Arts Guide: Dan Weiss on the Jane Austen alt-rock of Brooklyn locals the Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Jed Lipinski in conversation with George Packer on the occasion of the author's forthcoming Interesting Times: Writings From a Turbulent ... More >>
Fall Arts! Along with looks ahead at the various season highlights, Aaron Hillis interviews Juliette Binoche. Robert Shuster contemplates Sarah Anne Johnson. Jed Lipinski reads Interesting Times: Writings From a Turbulent Decade by George Packer. Dan Weiss takes in The Pains of Being Pure at ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice, we remember Michael Jackson: Greg Tate on the man and his legacy, rapper Jean Grae on what Jackson meant to musicians everywhere, and Jessica Hopper, reporting live from Gary, Indiana the night Jackson died. Elsewhere, Rob Harvilla describes the daffy sci-fi audacity ... More >>
Jared GruenwaldTropicalia in Furs In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Charly Wilder tracks down an East Village storehouse of Brazilian psychedelia at Tropicalia in Furs. Phil Freeman on the Jane's Addiction reunion and three-CD, one-DVD box set, A Cabinet of Curiosities. Andy Beta talks ... More >>
Oh come on. This picture, and Michael Musto interviewing Joan Rivers? Are you that straight you wouldn't enjoy it? New York hasn't had this good a mob trial in a while: Roger Khan, exiled drug dealer and a hero to some of his neighbors in Guyana, got picked up by the DEA; celebrity mob lawyer Bob S ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice, we unveil our 2009 Summer Arts Guide: Stacey Anderson on the constantly curious and enduringly romantic Malian duo Amadou & Mariam, Jed Lipinski on author Lawrence Osborne's delightfully vulgar Bangkok Days, Aaron Hillis in conversation with Surveillance director Jennif ... More >>
In his previous mayoral campaigns, Mike Bloomberg has cut deals with Randi Weingarten's teachers' union that have eased his way to victory. But they also also stiffed charter schools and thwarted any hope of a real turnaround in our school system. Wayne Barrett tells us why this could be -- and sho ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice, we unveil our 2009 Spring Arts Guide: Stacey Anderson on Metric's dreamy new Fantasies, Zach Baron on author Wells Tower's Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned, Aaron Hillis in conversation with Steven Soderbergh, Robert Shuster on sculptor Chakaia Booker, Brian Seiber ... More >>
When you think about out-of-control parents and coaches in little-league sports, you probably think of the suburbs. But right here in the city, there are sixth-graders playing 12 months a year, with sponsors like Nike, signing bonuses -- and out-of-control parents and coaches. This is Elite Youth Ba ... More >>
In a previous post, I described how Eleven Minutes--a documentary about Project Runway winner Jay McCarroll--was getting good grades on rottentomatoes.cm, but only because raves about some New Zealand massacre movie had strangely been put on its page by mistake. There were only two reviews of Eleven ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla looks on as Built to Spill revive 1997's "get all split on some green and contemplate the cosmos" sad-rock epic Perfect From Now On. Ben Detrick joins T.I. in saying so long to the gun show with the rapper's new Paper Trail. Don Allred revis ... More >>
Thurston Moore at McCarren Park, photo by Christopher Owyoung In this week's Village Voice, Fall Arts take center stage: Stacey Anderson is deafened by My Bloody Valentine, Aaron Hillis checks in with Robert Downey Sr., Giles Harvey compares John Ashbery to a skyscraper, and Robert Shuster revisits ... More >>
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