Name a current talk show, TV network or Manhattan stage; chances are comedian-actress Judy Gold's performed on it. The diehard New Yorker also hosts the 92nd Street Y's "Funny People" series, earned critical acclaim for a pair of one-person shows, and boasts a lengthy list of awards that includes tw ... More >>
"Why do you have to be so dirty?" a voice called from the darkness. "The show's called Cartoon Violence, but it's not about cartoons. There should've been a warning!" Michael Che paused. He was onstage in August 2013 during his second show at Scotland's annual Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It's true, ... More >>
Carol Leifer grew up loving I Love Lucy like today's comedy fans loved Seinfeld. And as a writer on the seminal "Show About Nothing" (she was responsible for episodes including "The Lip Reader," "The Hamptons" and "The Rye"), Leifer deftly chiseled her experiences into the bedrock of an entertainmen ... More >>
In 2011 and 2012, Holly Van Voast and her bare breasts saw a lot of the city together. Van Voast, an artist and photographer, took on the persona of "Harvey Van Toast," a "topless paparazzo" who wore a pencil-thin mustache, sometimes a newsy sort of fedora, and not much in the way of shirt. She appe ... More >>
Philip-Lorca diCorcia on turning the ultimate photographic trick
Just when you think it can't get any better, Roaniah Tuisosopo, the man who claims to be he sole perpetrator of the Manti Te'o fake girlfriend hoax, appears on TV with Dr. Phil. (The first part of the interview was aired Thursday, the second part runs today at the same time and channel. 3:00 pm CBS) ... More >>
For the next two weeks, the Voice's film critics will be offering daily looks at the movies at this year's new York Film Festival. This morning, Nick Schager dishes about two worthwhile documentaries off the Main Slate: Room 237, that copyright-braving examination of the complexities of The Shinin ... More >>
The filmmaker gets his close-up after 40 years of Troma (more or less)
The departed rapper's King of Hearts is hard to hear and harder to ignore
Noted author and historian Tony Judt has died after a long battle with ALS, according to a growing chorus of online mourning, though his death has yet to be confirmed by his family or a traditional news outlet. That's not to say the reports should be doubted -- and may Judt rest in peace -- t ... More >>
At Marian Goodman Gallery, the Dutch artist aims her lens on the faces and ways of youth
F2K is a countdown of the 50 worst songs of the decade. Track our progress here. Korn bassist shouldn't quit his day job. No wait, he should do that too.
In honor of Michael Jackson, we're raiding our archives. Here's Nelson George, reviewing a show Jackson and his brothers played at Madison Square Garden in 1984. Chocolate Chips at the Ice Capades By Nelson George August 7, 1984 Three years before the Jacksons' current magical mystery tour (the ... More >>
In honor of Michael Jackson, we're raiding our archives. Here's Stanley Crouch, writing in response to twin hit pieces on Jackson (by Greg Tate and Guy Trebay) published in the Voice two months prior. Man in the Mirror By Stanley Crouch November 17, 1987 Because Afro-Americans have presented chal ... More >>
Art Blakey: 'You don't have to be a musician to understand jazz. Just be able to feel.'
Evicted or with no medical insurance, musicians playing their last chorus are saved by the Jazz Foundation
Does a black television network have a responsibility to do better?
25 movies that intrigued, annoyed, and greatly pleased our fest-happy critics
All the Hancock you need in four easy installments
How to tell white folks the truth: Boondocks creator McGruder and his underage stand-ins
On the Set, the Street, and at Dinner With 'X' Director Spike Lee
Rockers remind Hot Topic kids that Stevie Nicks was a goth
TV's Democratic minister of 'moral values' takes a hypocritical plunge
The irresistible pull of the down-low mythuh, storyhooks reporters and their readers
Democrats and hardballing pundits, pleasantly embedded in the economic elite
Lee does the wrong things with lesbian lifestyle, corporate scandal, and anti-Bush fire
Hip-Hop Convention seeks answer to what's holding young America back
How John Van Means Wound Up Selling Sidewalk Erotica
Monica Lewinsky's the New Jenny Craig Spokeswoman. Motivated?