When I started my column in the mid 1980s, I went overboard to try to be bratty and make waves, until quickly changing my tone and aiming mudballs only at the truly deserving. Well, two of my early victims were Juliet Mills and Maxwell Caulfied, who were extremely visible together as a couple at ma ... More >>
At last night's hilarious Assdance awards (for outrageous short films) at Bowery Poetry Club, Janeane Garofalo took the stage to present an honor for Best Overacting By A Female Lead. She told the crowd: "Think Elizabeth Berkley. "Or Jennifer Lopez when she's trying to laugh like a human would la ... More >>
Each week, Death by Science sends out an all-points bulletin for the latest science and technology news, tracks it down and beats a confession out of it. This week, we dive into the seedy world of phone hacking. Beware, it is a process so treacherous, so disgusting and so complex that you may ... More >>
Following General David Petraeus's admonishment of the Gainesville pastor who wants to burn Korans on 9/11, at a meeting yesterday with interfaith religious leaders to discuss recent hate attacks on Muslims and mosques, Attorney General Eric Holder called Terry Jones' plan "idiotic and dange ... More >>
Today, the Haitian elections board is expected to announce whether Wyclef Jean is eligible to run for the country's presidency. Hopefully, he isn't. (A five consecutive year Haitian residency requirement is what's standing between him and the race; how loosely the board interprets "residency" ... More >>
How time flies, right? Eighteen years ago, Sally Potter had her breakout as the writer-director of Orlando, which also starred then-breakout Tilda Swinton. Now, for this week's Village Voice cover story, Melissa Anderson talks with Potter and Swinton about Orlando about their continuing caree ... More >>
The whole Avatarization meme, with Photoshop-savvy fans recruiting icons (Hugh Laurie, Lil Wayne, Angelina Jolie, John Goodman, Sasha Grey, Mr. Bean et al) into the Na'vi tribe -- peaked around Valentine's Day with the poignant spectacle of Palestinian activists protesting the Israeli barrier ... More >>
Yes and no. But there are lots of small consolations.
With its secret boys club and bloody good fun, Wanted has all of the fight with none of the guilt
A jury divided unites around Laurent Cantets schoolhouse drama
Premieres can be achingly tedious affairs where you stare at the floor as the filmmakers get up to publicly admire each others’ spunk and perspicacity. ("Thanks, Vince. You helped make Fred Claus a life-altering labor of love!") But at the recent premiere of The Orphanage, the spooky-dooky film Sp ... More >>
Beowulf, meet the Replacements! Great books from 2007 you may have missed.
Too hot to deal? Take shelter in the cool and dark of the matinee.
And the holidays won't be the same
Jenny McCarthy and others on quickies, pregnancy and "the sexy-mom mystique"
Reality is the best fantasy for females of all persuasions
Tristan's annual roundup of 12 months of foot fetishes, male prostitutes, and porn-bashing
Or, how we got butt sex on the brain and can't get it off
Lust for both men and women is a mystery to straights and gays alike
Brazilian Girls in heat; Canada's Junior Boys in ecstasy
The Starmaking Machinery Behind the Popular Gown
Heather Matarazzo Leaves the Dollhouse