National Poetry Month wraps up this week and it would be a travesty to not attend our "Free Verse" poetry night event tonight at KGB's Red Room in the East Village. Also this week, Rome-based artist Gonzalo Orquin re-creates a show that was intended to be exhibited at a private gallery in Rome but w ... More >>
Get under the skin of England’s greatest detective
From Toronto, a glimpse of this year's most bracing films
We have some great news, adult pot heads: weed doesn't make you stupid -- as long as you didn't start smoking it regularly until you're 18.According to a recent study conducted by researchers at Duke University, kids under the age of 18 suffer a dramatic decrease in IQ if they smoke pot regularly be ... More >>
FilmReference.com There's something screamingly missing from Alan Arkin's new memoir, An Improvised Life. And that would be any mention of Little Miss Sunshine! You know, the 2006 comedy classic about the absurdity of kiddie beauty pageants, in which Arkin played gramps and for which he wo ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 18, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 7 Films in Focus By Andrew Sarris The Village Voice has distinguished itself over the years by the casualness, some would say eagerness, with which it allows its contributors and even its mainstays to b ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 28, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 22 29 'Obies' Awarded For 1969-1970 Season The 15th annual Village Voice Off-Broadway awards were presented Monday night at the Village Gate. More than 500 guests gathered to applaud the 29 winners of the 196 ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 23, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 32 The Limits of Power In a Garden of Delights by Michael C. D. Macdonald At first, things don't look good. Backstage, a network reporter complains, "no crowd releases, seats look a bit empty as the show st ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 25, 1967, Vol. XII, No. 32 21 Win '67 'Obies' The Village Gate was full to bursting at noon on Saturday for the 12th annual Village Voice Off-Broadway Awards. Barbara Harris, star of the Broadway musical "The Apple Tree," made the ... More >>
You know you're a NYer when . . . you recognize locations in these movies. Ba da bum.
Married in the 'burbs—can we really expect anything but comatose?
Here's to Art D'Lugoff, the great Village music impresario, the round and bearded political and artistic enthusiast, whose eclectic tastes educated more than one generation, and who died yesterday at 85. Much too young. A friend, Thomas Vitullo-Martin, said D'Lugoff had been in good health, ... More >>
Presenting a '70s hit list where the results aren't pretty
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 2, 1963, Vol. VIII, No. 28 Theatre News "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" playwright Edward Albee's first Broadway entry, has six new awards this week to support its reputation. Voted best play of the season by the Drama Critics Circle, ... More >>
Additional, excellent live-blogging here with Allison Benedikt at Sound of the City. The King of All Oscar Predictors walks among you in Part III. Will this hubris bring us low? Watch and judge! Oh no, Ben Stiller, you are not. Natalie Portman, good straight woman. Stiller probably thinks he's Ch ... More >>
I recently blogged about the worst musicals I've ever seen, but what about the straight plays, as it were? Surely even without people bursting into song at odd, embarrassing moments, a show can pierce through your skull like a runaway power drill. So I've dutifully looked through my vicious, sneerin ... More >>
The Encores series was supposed to be dedicated to reviving neglected gems, but it seems to have evolved into a series of Broadway-ready retreads of familiar titles. But the York Theatre over at Saint Peter's Church still cares about the truly lost shows, like its current resident, Enter Laughing, a ... More >>
Chat it up with Elliott Gould
Only in the early '70s could Elliott Gould have been a matinee idol. Since then? The Brooklyn schlemiel's long goodbye.
Plus new Oscar bait, and the attack of the right-wing lesbian polemicist
Accosted by fat guys, disgusted by Ann Coulterall side effects of fabulousness
It’s the 79th Annual Academy Awards! WOOO HOOO! Could I possibly be any more excited? No. And what a very special moment it is for me, your humble film critic, to be live blogging the Oscars for the first time. It’s all I can do to contain my pee. As a half-breed homosexual, let me just say that ... More >>
A "What's Wrong With America" indie comedy reveals what's wrong with indie comedies
Omni-bust: Wong's early climax can't make up for a spent Soderbergh and a flaccid Antonioni