With the Oscars behind us, let me remind you of Julia Minamata's illustrations which inserted me into two of the nominated films--The Hobbit and Hitchcock--plus one about international current events.
Yes, they were from the year-end issue, but I need some attention right now, so I'm finally sharin ... More >>
Before I finish that piece of perverse verse, let me give credit where credit is due:
It was said by legendary film director and letch Alfred Hitchcock (or someone playing him, anyway), who clearly had as much of a mind for naughty rhyme schemes as he did for diabolical murder plots.
Hitch (portra ... More >>
Good evening. There's a biopic being done about the portly, macabre genius who directed one-word classics like Psycho, Vertigo, Rebecca, Suspicion, Rope, and Spellbound, among other films.
So which stars are dropping by for a paycheck? Here's the answer to the mystery:
The Continental Baths was the steamy 1970s gay sex haven at the Ansonia Hotel, which came complete with a performance space for rising stars like Bette Midler to entertain the toweled gays in between orgasms.
A townhouse development in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, is facing an unprecedented scourge from above. Thousands of seagulls have appeared, Alfred Hitchcock-like, except that instead of terrorizing citizens and pecking them to death, they are terrorizing them with their poop. It's gotten so bad that ch ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
June 22, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 25
film in focus
By Andrew Sarris
Alfred Hitchcock came to town recently to pick up an honorary degree at Columbia University to the unalloyed delight of resident Hitchcockians at the Film Division of the ... More >>
It was 50 years ago this week, Alfred Hitchcock taught the world to shriek. Sunday morning June 16, 1960, Psycho opened at two midtown Manhattan theaters, with crowds already lined up on Broadway.
Was it the insolently blunt title? Hitchcock's hilarious first-person trailer ("and here we ha ... More >>
Play it again, Sam: Allen and the Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band. Photo by John Rogers.In this week's Village Voice, Stacey Anderson snags an exclusive interview with none other than Woody Allen as, clarinet in hand, the director talks jazz and defends one of America's disappearing art form ... More >>
lassonyc/flickrPizza makes every hour happy.What good is a happy hour if your stomach isn't sufficiently lined for you to truly get your money's worth? L'Asso has you covered from Monday to Thursday with a 4-7 p.m. happy hour special of two slices of pizza margherita plus one glass of house r ... More >>
A private Seventh Day Adventist school in our neighborhood spread the warmth of the holiday season with this sign:
Note item number two: "The school building will be closed at 12:30 P.M. Students not picked up by then will be left at the 88th Precinct"
This sounded like rather extreme pun ... More >>
Mark Wells via flickr.comWoman's Day, the magazine my mother used to pick up at the supermarket and clip coupons from, has broken out of its staid mode for Halloween. Recently posted online were a gallery of amazing carved pumpkins, some of them actually frightening, like the one at the left ... More >>
What is that tatt on the left--the love child of Alfred Hitchcock and a bulldog?
Thanks to Eater for pointing out a slide show on Bravo's Top Chef website. It features an astonishing 57 pictures of the tattoos of Season 6 contestants, inadvertently demonstrating that, in a desperate attempt ... More >>