The days are numbered for New York City's other alternative weekly. We hear that the New York Press will likely cease publication by the summer's end if Manhattan Media can't sell the title or at least the website. "Everything is always potentially for sale for the right price," Manhattan M ... More >>
One would have to be as nutty as outgoing New York Film Critics Circle chairman and New York Press film critic Armond White to attempt to refute his lies, exaggerations, fantasies, smears and false assumptions point by point -- especially since he tends to project his own intentions onto his ... More >>
At the New York Film Critics Circle Awards last night, critics' chairman ARMOND WHITE brought up 'Black Swan' director DARREN ARONOFSKY to present an honor to his cinematographer.Immediately, Aronofsky seemed to be channeling his own black swan."Keep it up," he said to White, "because you give us al ... More >>
Have you heard? Today is our 55th Birthday! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYY! As such, we've made a list of things you can buy us for it. After all, you know how much all of this costs you, the reader? Nothing. So you've obviously got the extra scratch lying around. Without further ado, here is what you should ge ... More >>
Pictured: Village Voice editor Tony Ortega hoists Runnin' Scared's Atl-Weekly Award, flanked by staff.Not that you didn't already know, dear reader, but as the young people would say, "game recognize game," because we have just been officially told we are what the young people would call ... More >>
Everyone knew it was coming. It was just a matter of time before film criticism's reigning anti- anti- anti- king, Mr. Counterintuitive himself, chimed in. He's "a troll," in the words of Roger Ebert, who once tried to defend Armond White, this peculiar man, only to take it all back. He's "sm ... More >>
Still trying to wrangle your landlord to get your door to stop squeaking? You ain't seen shit. As long as they didn't make Elizabeth Dwoskin's beautifully terrifying work on this year's list of New York's Worst Landlords, you might end up wanting to hug your own building's capo. And if they a ... More >>
Hoberman, accused!Armond White is miffed that last week I verified what some thought an urban myth by retrieving his 1997 review of Noah Baumbach's Mr. Jealousy from the public library and posting on line it in its entirety, including the final sentence suggesting that Baumbach's mother, form ... More >>
The New York film world was all a twitter yesterday, when an anonymous e-mail went out announcing that New York Press critic Armond White had been disinvited from a critics screening for Greenberg, the new film by one of his least favorite directors, Noah Baumbach. "John Doe"'s e-mail, quoted ... More >>
Sure, there were missiles in Cuba. But what about the film critics' awards?
In the interest of full disclosure, James Toback owes me money. At a party in 1992, he assured me that if Evander Holyfield ever met Mike Tyson, Tyson would surely destroy him. We made a $100 bet. You know how that one turned out. At a memorial service for Pauline Kael in the winter of 2 ... More >>
Jimmy Breslin just told a woman who offered him a lap dance to "jump out the window -- I want to see her guts flattened." And he meant it. He wasn't happy that he'd been interrupted during a long recitation from his next book, a work-in-progress about Branch Rickey, the Brooklyn Dodgers exec who hi ... More >>
Is YouTube bad for experimental video art?
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Video art to video games: Channeling game-boy thrills, secret shames, and wartime woes