A look at the psychoactive brew that brings users a spiritual payoff for their "work"
The HOWL! Fest returns
Over time, rock and roll lost touch with its "Love Me Tender" and "Peggy Sue" beginnings and became kind of a closet Quiet Storm listener sometime around the time Ozzy Osbourne entered the collective consciousness. Except even hair metal was dominated by lighter-wavers. Basically, no one can resist ... More >>
David Cross discusses Arrested Development’s return with Michael Cera
I Like Your Glasses: Literary Speed Dating Housing Works Bookstore Tonight, 7pm, $10 Your skepticism is justified. People with the rock-solid attention spans and copious alone time required to really bunker down to some hardcore reading tend to be the very same who run for the stacks when faced with ... More >>
That little wizard Daniel Radcliffe plays young gay poet Allen Ginsberg in the upcoming film Kill Your Darlings, so he posed for luscious shots by Kai Z Feng for an Out magazine story written by editor Aaron Hicklin. In the piece, Radcliffe answers a question about playing gay like so: "You never ... More >>
John Cale pays tribute to Nico
Get up close to Avedon's giant murals
Through a series of maybe not-so-unfortunate events, I was a teenage jam band scenester, which, when properly italicized and luridly capitalized, sounds like a sordid music-crit version of a '50s exploitation paperback. But the truth is, I wasn't seduced by drugs, sex, or anything else until college ... More >>
The weekend gathering celebrates the seminal poem with readings, art, dance, and more.
Ancestry.com and its little green leaves can take a hike. Yesterday, the National Archives flicked on the switch for the 1940 census, marking the end of 72 years of confidentiality that held the records back from the public. In less than four hours, the site was paralyzed after being hit with 22 mil ... More >>
The Round of 64 for Sound of the City's own version of March Madnessin which you, the Sound of the City voting public, help determine the quintessential New York musicianfinishes this weekend, with the Round of 32 kicking off Monday. (The schedule and results so far are here; the fu ... More >>
Ed Sanders at Boo-Hooray Gallery Boo-Hooray Gallery Thursday, February 16 Better than: Blogging. "Out to grope, back in 10 min," reads one of the artifacts on display this month at the Boo-Hooray gallery. The scrap was once hung in the window of the Peace Eye Bookstore, the East Village shop ... More >>
Plus: Ed Sanders's memoir Fug You
Brought to you by an Englishman with a big crush on the Big Apple
Screening work the way Andy wanted
By all rights Tuli Kupferberg, who died Monday at age 86 after suffering two strokes last year, probably should have died decades ago. A poet, anarchist, pacifist, author, and co-founder of the Beat generation's first rock stars, the Fugs, Naftali "Tuli" Kupferberg was memorialized in Allen Ginsbe ... More >>
How many Democrats does it take to make a donkey show? In this week's cover story, Village Voice columnist Wayne Barrett takes account of the opposition New York gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo will actually have to face: Shelly Silver, and the rest of our state's old-school democrats.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 18, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 14 Viet Critics: They Put Themselves on the Line by Sally Kempton Last Sunday night at Town Hall more than 500 people put themselves on the line in active support of draft resistance. They were members ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 27, 1966, Vol. XII, No. 2 Kesey Reappears, Is Jailed in California Ken Kesey has been busted. The elusive novelist, who returned from exile in Mexico two weeks ago to remain in the U.S. "as a fugitive and as salt in the woun ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesApril 30, 1964, Vol. IX, No. 28Drizzle Does Not Dim Ardor of Arts MarchersBy Michael SmithBraving a mean drizzle and the competition of a World's Fair opening, more than 200 practitioners and admirers of the various arts gathered at dusk last Wed ... More >>
The coolest BFFs on this island or any other
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesMarch 29, 1962, Vol. VII, No. 23The Timbuctoo SceneDear Sir:Well, I have made the Timbuctoo, Timbuktu, Timbukou, Tombouctou SCENE. I left a copy of The Village Voice pasted on the wall of my pad there. I rented a pad -- a whole house -- for $5 a ... More >>
Baggage from Marc Jacobs, Josh Brolin's take on Harvey's killer.
A belated and mesmerizing celebration of the mysterious downtown music icon
Genius? Idiot? Poetry-world provocateur Jim Behrle likes Ginsberg and acrylic poo
Dada-rapper fails to keep trap shut
Porn and Republicans on the Runways
On the Road in Provincetown
The 51 (or So) Greatest Avant-Garde Moments
Sonic Youth in Occupied America