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  • Blogs

    January 22, 2014

    Here's 15 Ridiculous Pages From the World's Worst Coloring Books, Including Superman Punching a Cat

    Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from thrift stores, estate sales, and flea markets. Outside of fanfic and self-published white-supremacist Kindle books, the easiest thing for a rank amateur to get published has to be coloring books, those poorly dr ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 18, 2013


    Picture books, all grown up

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    Here Are White Supremacists' Favorite Amazon Kindle E-Books

    Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from thrift stores, estate sales, and flea markets the lowest dregs of Amazon. Thanks to the dawn of e-readers and the death of the gatekeepers of traditional publishing, disenfranchised voices at last have the chanc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Q&A: Jessica Francis Kane Talks This Close and How Kindles Aren't Dumb

    "Authors are just notoriously difficult," says the publicity director in Jessica Francis Kane's story "How to Become a Publicist" from her 2002 collection Bending Heaven. While this might be true of some writers, we can't imagine anyone saying it of Kane, who was warm, cheerful, and funny when The V ... More >>

  • Books

    March 6, 2013
  • Books

    November 7, 2012

    Reading Around: Absurd Science Fiction in Translation and the Ongoing Triumph of Bach

    Books by Andri Snær Magnason, Wendy Guerra, Rosa Montera, and Paul Elie

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Why Scott Stapp Hated God And Other Revelations In His New Book Sinners Creed

    These days, it's possible to feel a perverse nostalgia for Creed, the original kings of gloss-grunge Christosterone buttrock. After Stapp and co. burned out in a blaze of ignominy, Nickelback popped into their slot at the bottom of the critical totem pole so gracefully that we barely noticed. But Cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Brother Ali: The Day I Met Dr. Cornel West

    By Reed Fischer Talk to Rhymesayers royalty Brother Ali lately and he's likely to sound like he's on the campaign trail. In a sense, he is. On Tuesday, September 18, music fans will have an important decision to make. The right one would be to pick up Ali's fifth album, Mourning in America and Drea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    Village Voice Media Releases First E-Book -- Seven Sins: A True Crime Anthology

    Every week writers for the Village Voice and our parent company, Village Voice Media, produce elegant magazine-style feature writing--a gritty portion of which comes in the form of true-crime stories. Now VVM has collected some of its best recent true-crime yarns into an ebook: Seven Sins: A True Cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2012

    Kickstarter Project Envisions A Mini-Brownstone Library In Cobble Hill Park

    Leon Reid IV​About a year ago Julia Marchesi, a 32-year-old documentary film producer, saw a picture in the New York Times of sculpture in Berlin made up of a carved out tree trunk filled with bookshelves. "I just thought it was a really cool idea," she said. "A little library." That image hel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Jonathan Franzen Thinks E-books Are Evil

    Today in "Traditionalists Hating Technology," local literary darling Jonathan Franzen, author of the popular novels Freedom and The Corrections, has come out in opposition of e-books. Speaking at the Hay Festival in Cartagena, Colombia, Franzen told reporters that he believes the impermanence of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    R.L. Stine: The Lost Interview

    Sometimes in the nonstop world of blogging you do something that takes a little more time, and which you're very excited about. But because of the nonstop world of blogging, and because you want to do it right, and because it takes more time to do that, the idea or scoop or interview you were so exc ... More >>

  • Film

    December 21, 2011

    Spielberg and Fincher: Taming Creatures

    WWI gets Spielberg’d; Fincher’s new girl in town

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    Cash In Now, Honey: The 11 Best Uses Of Music In Commercials This Year

    We are adidas' friends. You'll never be shoeless again. ​Right now in a record store (probably in Seattle or maybe in Austin), two people are flipping through used vinyl and talking about music. Inevitably, one of them will turn to the other, pick up a record and accuse that musician or band o ... More >>

  • News

    November 23, 2011
  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Do You Own a Kindle? 2% of People Don't Know If They Do

    ​Amazon's Kindle is such a popular product, some people don't even know if they own one. The above picture, via Cord Jefferson's Tumblr, is from a poll conducted by the Puget Sound Business Journal. They found that 41% of their savvy readers own Kindles while 57% do not. 2% of respondents, how ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Chocolate Weirdness At Century 21

    ​The Lincoln Center-area Barnes & Noble is bye-bye, mainly because people are getting their reading needs accomplished in other ways than bookstores these days. That space has become a Century 21, which makes perfect sense when you think about it. After all, you can't get a marked-down desig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2011

    Amazon Probably Going To Announce Tablet This Week

    ​Amazon is going to have a press conference in the city Wednesday, which probably means it's going to show the world a new tablet, the New York Times reports today. But the question that looms is: will everyone be dying to have an Amazon tablet when there's already the iPad?

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2011

    Free Amazon Kindles For Everyone!

    via​The Amazon Kindle is kind of amazing. At the risk of sounding cheesy, you can get everything on there! Books, magazines, blogs, etc; all there on your shiny white screen! CNN explained yesterday why Amazon should just start giving the things away for free and hints that Jef ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 16, 2011


    Actors read stories from Electric Literature

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    92-Year-Old Gramps Becomes New Star of the Internet

    Via RedditThe original image​This weekend a 92-year-old man became a meme when his grandson posted his picture to web-forum Reddit. After viewing some of the photoshop work on the site, he told his grandson he wanted to "see what those young whippersnappers can do to my pic." Over 500 comments ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    BOOKSHAKALAKA: The National Book Awards Jam Throws Down for 2010

    The 2010 National Book Awards at the Cipriani Wall Street ballroom. All the people who were at these tables are still hungover.​An unlikely ballroom of people in the troubled business of literature -- publishers, editors, writers, reporters, and respective sycophants -- gather yearly to ostens ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 8, 2010


    Airan Kang keeps books fresh

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    This Week in the Voice: A Cooper Union Student's Eye for an Education

    ​The typical college student's time abroad is used primarily for escaping into lands of legal-age drinking and assorted other debauchery. Cooper Union student Emily Henochowicz ended up doing something slightly different with her time: protesting in the West Bank this past May. That was when s ... More >>

  • News

    July 27, 2010

    Can the Kindle and Its Ilk Ease Textbook Inflation?

    And are they ready for prime time?

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2010

    iPad Arrives.

    ​The first release of the Apple iPad went on sale at 9 this morning to the long lines of customers who were camped out in front of Apple Stores and Best Buys waiting to buy them. The hand-held 9.5" touchscreen computers, which can access WiFi but not yet 3G (those go on sale later this month) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2009

    Proof Positive that Malcolm Gladwell Isn't As Smart As You Think He Is

    ​Whenever we see a piece by Malcolm Gladwell in the New Yorker, we know exactly what's going to happen. We'll be entertained and titillated as the frizzy-haloed essayist takes us once again into the trippy world of statistics and ideas, only to confront us with evidence that some axiom or law ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    John Wilcock Heads to the EVO

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 3, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 16 The Village Square By John Wilcock (With this column John Wilcock ends his regular weekly series "The Village Square" in The Village Voice. He has become an owner of a new newspaper, the East Village ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    Times Saves Globe, Murdoch Mulls Charging for Online Papers

    The New York Times' financial troubles have been widely reported, especially by the fun-loving guys and gals at the New York Post, who avail a "Pinch-o-Meter" to track the degree of woefulness suffered by the paper and its publisher. But the Times had a rare piece of decent news today: they got conc ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 4, 2009


    Erica Baum keeps print exciting