If your last memory of Australian wine was an overripe Shiraz, erase it! The new breed of Aussie wine is leaner, more structured, and food-friendlier than before, and heading to New York thanks to a wave of young, dynamic winemakers and importers. Gordon Little and his fiancee Lauren Peacock of Lit ... More >>
Fox is planning to do another movie version of the classic Runyonesque musical comedy Guys and Dolls, and reportedly they want Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Leviitt for the male leads. (I imagine Tatum would play gambler Sky Masterson, essayed by Marlon Brando in the 1955 film version, while Gord ... More >>
Broadway has a way of spewing back the familiar over and over again, because that sort of thing is generally less financially risky than something new. But sometimes the regurgitation takes on an inspired form that makes the revival come off fresh and illuminating. Let me give you two glorious exa ... More >>
I just performed a little conversational duet with myself and picked the best of the musical twosomes. We both agreed that these are the finest: (10) "Bosom Buddies" from Mame Such a zippy campfest between two drag queens! I mean two women! The fun of this Jerry Herman number is that in pretendi ... More >>
For years, Mike Rinder was the Church of Scientology's chief spokesman and executive director of the Office of Special Affairs, its intelligence wing. In 2007, his defection was among the most surprising in an exodus of high-ranking officials from the church. Since then, he's given several interview ... More >>
NOTE: This is our regularly-scheduled Friday morning feature about L. Ron Hubbard aboard the Apollo. Our second day of reporting from the Debbie Cook hearing begins soon. Please check back for that coverage. In November we started a new feature here on Fridays: the Voice has obtained hundreds of c ... More >>
On November 18, we started a new feature here on Fridays: the Voice has obtained hundreds of copies of L. Ron Hubbard's previously unpublished "Orders of the Day," which he gave to crew members as he sailed the Mediterranean. Our documents cover the period from 1968 to 1971, and this time we' ... More >>
This story was originally published on September 1 UPDATE: After the jump, new video from Australia about the labor violations report which may end up costing Scientology millions -- the final report is due to be released later this week. On August 28, Melbourne's Herald Sun reported that t ... More >>
Photo courtesy of the Tuck ShopMeat and be merry.People's Pops closed up its Chelsea Shop for the season on Oct. 15, but its space won't go unoccupied for long: beginning Nov. 7, it will be filled with meat pies.
Barcroft MediaNote to comic book robbers: Never try to steal a comic book, not even a totally awesome X-Men omnibus, on International Free Comic Day. Also, just 'cause it's called International Free Comic Day doesn't mean the comics are free -- at least, not the really good ones.
Famed chef returns to the Meatpacking District
Well, a high school version of a Broadway show. When she was 18. See, as a senior named Stefani Germanotta, she played Adelaide, the blond showgirl in love with the gambling schnook Nathan Detroit, in Guys in Dolls. The same show I played Benny Southstreet in as a high school junior!
From NBA first-round pick to hoops vagabond
NIN: Wish live with Ben & Greg from The Dillinger Escape Plan - Adelaide, 2.28.09 [HD] from Nine Inch Nails on Vimeo. Can't quite locate a moment in my own biography where this combination would've moved me (I was, uh, way done with one before I made it to the other)--unless it's right now, maybe? ... More >>
Nightlife pickin's so slim that I even went to a museum.
Plus a helping of roasted Manilow.
Sunday marked Lance Armstrong's return to professional cycling with a short spin around Adelaide, Australia that was broadcast here Sunday afternoon on the Versus network. The rapid circuit race was just a prequel to the Tour Down Under itself, which started in earnest earlier today with its first s ... More >>
Lance Armstrong has been training lately in Hawaii, a convenient halfway spot before he heads for Australia this weekend. On January 18, he'll make his return to televised cycling competition with the one-day prequel to the Tour Down Under, as we reported earlier.And what do his antipodean rivals th ... More >>
Mastering Dylan, flubbing Darin, and paying tribute to the inimitable Max Roach
Scattered venues, weak plays, Urinetown wannabes: How can we improve the New York Fringe?
Festival Fare From Down Under and Across the Pond
Dissertations on the Percussive School