Last month, the New York City Fire Department's first and only transgender firefighter, Brooke Guinan, ignited a media storm after a poster of her -- standing defiantly in a helmet, braces, and T-shirt reading "So Trans, So What?" -- went viral. The poster was part of an awareness campaign of the ... More >>
Each week new movies open in New York (and online) by the dozen. The Voice reviews all of 'em. Here's some you might not have heard about that got our critics excited, for better or worse -- click on the movie title to read the full review.
A Spiderman and a large dildo who hung benevolently over a Williamsburg intersection since at least mid-January have been removed, the Daily News reports. The Spiderman-dildo installation, or "Spiderman Dildo," as we like to call it, has been the subject of widespread hilarity for a couple months ... More >>
Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>
Donald "Don" Forst, the former editor of the Village Voice, who also helmed New York Newsday and the Boston Herald during his 50-year career as a journalist, has died at the age of 81. The New York Times obituary didn't cite a cause of death, but Peter Nessen, the friend who confirmed Forst's death ... More >>
The arrival of Bluth Company Burlesque, the Arrested Development-themed burlesque show at the Peoples Improv on Saturday, is a welcome gimmick to the burlesque genre, following the footsteps of Star Wars burlesque, Ghostbusters burlesque, and Lord of the Rings burlesque. In this show, "each family m ... More >>
The Women’s Project stages American premiere of Nobel winner’s play
Our Hit Parade says good-bye
So writes Roger Ebert, and he oughta know; he cowrote Beyond The Valley of the Dolls, that 1970 fantasia of drugs, music, and lunacy which is a kitschy coup of kook-culture entertainment (though to me, it's not trash at all; it's pungent satire). And The Paperboy--the Lee Daniels-directed tale of S ... More >>
Today in NYFF reviews: Nick Schager on The Paperboy and Our Children. The Paperboy Directed by Lee Daniels Crass southern-fried exploitation with laughable pretenses toward gravity, The Paperboy takes as its inspiration Pete Dexter's novel about a 1969 true-crime tale and drenches it in sweat, blo ... More >>
It was all so fashion-tabulous, with some very surprising shades and textures. Feast your eyes.
Mickey Boardman and I just got back from Philadelphia's Q Fest, where we hosted a screening of the short film Sagat--about the artsy porn star with the scalp tattoo who's aiming to go mainstream--and boy, are our arms tired. Before the screening TLA's Erik Shut organized a dinner meet-and-g ... More >>
As Keith Olbermann prepares to move to Current TV, let's reminisce about the naughty things I used to say to him on air--utterances that would make him simultaneously blush and egg me on. Here are the cutest/bawdiest:
Mark Morris brings his hit to BAM
David WentworthBetsey Johnson's road has been rocky lately; no wonder she wanted a lift. But surfeit financial problems could not dampen the irresistible spirit of her "Le Tour de Betsey" runway show on Monday night, the designer's long-overdue return to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
And a slice of wry from Douglas Carter Beane about Mr. and Mrs. Fitch.
Do you unapologetically feel that Barbra Streisandand "art" should be uttered in the same sentence? (I do.) Have you ever longed for a site where they present virtually every imaginable kind of art piece having to do with the award-dinning diva of stage and scream? Well, here is your place- ... More >>
Plus: half-naked Brecht!
Troll around Amazon and you'll find some amazing things--like this completely authorized Barbra Streisand Barbie doll, complete with Cleopatra eye makeup, pert sailor blouse, and saucy smirk. "People, people who need plastic..."
If you're already asking "Barbra who?" then please leave your gay card at the front desk and do not read the rest of this. But if you know just which Oscar winning kibbitzer and auteur I'm talking about, you gotta love this photo I got ahold of showing a prototype of a Barbra Barbie doll, of all biz ... More >>
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''When the press release for Stupid Kids likened the play to Dawson's Creek, there I was in the front row, ready to applaud the acne.''