Like seeing live music? Well GOOD NEWS, we've got every concert in the city worth a pair of ear plugs right here for you to comb through, and we add to the list each day.
I live for good/bad movies of the golden age, and 1977's Welcome To L.A. fits the bill, smog and all. It's an arid story of interlocking romances, all set amidst a bleak, impersonal, unhappy, yearning L.A. landscape where you never see all that many people in any scene. (Maybe there was a low budge ... More >>
Last night I attended a special screening of The Guilt Trip with Seth Rogen fighting and bonding with mama Barbra Streisand on a car trip to settle some scores. And there was a live simulcast afterwards, with the two of them fielding questions from fans. (In New York, we watched it on the big scree ... More >>
The lures and snare of following Rock Gods
Here's how sausage gets made, you sausage you
The 1962 Granny Guignol classic Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? is being remade by Walter Hill, and it's time to line up two stars who are over the hill to play the parts. You know the drill. Jane is a nutjob who's stuck in her cutesy-pie kiddie routine and is so adorable except that she viciously ... More >>
As you know, Larry Kramer wrote the powerful 1985 play The Normal Heart, about life in the trenches during the early days of the AIDS crisis. Barbra Streisand was going to direct the movie version at one point, but there were problems in drumming up the kind of money Larry wanted (among other confl ... More >>
This weekend, Governors Ball took over Randall's Island for the latest installment of "Can New York City Host Its Own Major Music Festival?" Founders Entertainment, organizers of the second annual fest (that's what All Points West said, too), decided to go the "diverse" route, but at least they were ... More >>
Robert Evans is the actor who became Paramount's head of production in the 1970s and who spouted lots of colorful wisdoms at the time--some on-target, some not--according to Peter Bart's book about his own years spent at the studio. Here are some of the highlights that emerged from Evans' very mout ... More >>
There's been a lot of talk -- mainly right here -- about whether Barbra Streisand is the right choice to play the feisty Mama Rose in the new movie version of the classic musical Gypsy. Well, I just heard from Steven Brinberg, who for years has done a letter-perfect Babs homage called Simply Barbra ... More >>
If you think the opinions of critics and passionate fans of rock and rap and pop and country mean nothing to the Grammy Awards, being a dance-music fan widens the gap that much more. Essentially, if you're allergic to bottle service and/or newbs with glow sticks, you're better off crying into your p ... More >>
Antony's heartwrenching take on "Crazy In Love" last night capped off a week where cover songs were seemingly dropping into my lap on a daily basis. Why not take time out of your schedule to enjoy them now?
Swedish House Mafia w/A-Trak, Jacques Lu Cont Madison Square Garden Friday, December 18 Better than: Sitting around and becoming convinced audio of a microwave breaking is actually a leaked Daft Punk track. Swedish House Mafia sold out Madison Square Garden in nine minutes for Friday night's mam ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Sprinkles CupcakesA little more than a year after it announced its intentions to take over the old Gino space, Sprinkles Cupcakes has made good on its threat promise. Called the "progenitor of the haute cupcake craze," the Los Angeles-based company will open its first New Yo ... More >>
Sitcom stars of yore, starry-eyed autograph hounds collide in New Jersey
At the Tribeca Film Festival on Friday, I caught Dori Berinstein's Carol Channing: Larger Than Life, a loving look at the saucer-eyed Broadway star's legend. I already wrote about a Tony winner being evicted from the room. But now let me tell you a couple of highlights from the movie itself ... More >>
Kevin Sorbo, the model who gained fame as TV's "Hercules," served up his misty memories of almost wearing Versace (meaning the man himself), as told on Sirius XM Satellite Radio's "The Frank DeCaro Show". Sorbo said that after he got a job modeling for Versace in Milan, he get a phone call ... More >>
It's the return of the most talked-about Grammy Awards live blog--a collection of quips, blips, and arguably insightful observations that dares to match the actual Grammy telecast in terms of pure spectacle and Justin Bieber mentions. Please join our hosts Tom Breihan and Ryan Dombal below, and keep ... More >>
Barbra Streisand released a statement about how she's been kvelling over the ruling that reversed Proposition 8, but that was yesterday. Today my mailbag shows that activist/author Larry Kramer isn't having it. Larry vividly remembers how Babs was supposed to direct a movie of his 1985 play ... More >>
Karl Hagstrom Miller is a cultural historian (and professor at UT-Austin), whose first book, Segregating Sound, rethinks folk and blues by looking at the formative moments of these genres through the lens of the intellectuals and phonograph companies with the most interest in shaping them. I ... More >>
Fun with assisted suicide. Plus: Puffy Combs on the craft of acting?
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 22, 1966, Vol. XII, No. 10 Pop Bag By Richard Goldstein This is going to be a cop-out column of short ends and gristle. I hope you find it digestible: Judy Collins' transition from Joan Baez's kid sister to Barbra Streisand ... More >>
The late Bea Arthur loved to eat hard boiled eggs with tabasco sauce, according to her Maude daughter Adrienne Barbeau at Bea's gala memorial yesterday. And that's absolutely perfect since Bea was a hard boiled egg with tabasco sauce!
Ah, poor Nick Thorburn. In an era when your own mom would just as soon leak your record for ten bucks and a free YouSendIt upgrade, the Islands frontman left an entire data CD of the band's new record, unmastered, on the C Train Tuesday. "W tee eff is wrong w me?" he lamented via Twitter. Even more ... More >>
Our colleagues at Sound of the City have already advised you give Steven Soderburgh's Che a miss, but we expect the film will draw because, as everyone has been saying since it was announced, it's perfect casting -- "Benicio Del Toro is Che Guevara." Audiences love to see celebrities impersonate ot ... More >>
Wynonna's backwoods backstory (and other therapy issues)
Brooklyn's self-proclaimed cheerleader will spend $8.1 million of your money this year. Photo illustration by Henry Deeb So the Brooklyn Cyclones are sponsoring a bobblehead promotion, that kicks off this weekend, called the "Legends of Brooklyn." Sounds good. And who are these legends that the Cy ... More >>
Recommendations by R.C. Baker
Only in the early '70s could Elliott Gould have been a matinee idol. Since then? The Brooklyn schlemiel's long goodbye.
And the beat goes 'round, and everything old is new again
Getting bucks from different heads of the music-biz hydra
Musical pornographer Janet Jackson shocks a stupefied America into outrage and erection
Yes, Virginia, there is a limit to Christmas pageantry
Oscar Declares War on the War
Amadou's mother's plea to Hillary