On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, this paper's film critics begin by honoring the career of Philip Seymour Hoffman, who tragically died on Sunday at the age of 46. Voice film editor Alan Scherstuhl, after calling Hoffman "one of the best actors the screen has ever known," goes on to explain wh ... More >>
The end of cinema? Hardly.
Dickens ghosts around the Abrons Arts Center
The first feature I wrote for the Village Voice when I came to New York was a profile of Bert Randolph Sugar. It appeared in the May 3, 1983 issue. When it was published, I got a note from Sugar: "Not bad, but you violated one of the cardinal rules of journalism - you buried your lead. You didn' ... More >>
It goes without saying that New York baseball fans are classier than those of New England -- we see evidence of that every time the Yankees and Red Sox play, whether in New York or Boston. As the Super Bowl approaches, it should be just as obvious that New York football fans are classier than their ... More >>
La Belle Province / FlickrHello, spring? More like hello, dinner.Happy Groundhog Day! Not only is today the day that inspired Bill Murray's second greatest film ever, it's the day we get to find out whether we're going to have six more weeks of winter or if it'll be an early spring. But the ... More >>
all photos by Per Billgren This past weekend in Monticello, New York the third annual All Tomorrow's Parties New York took place. Here are some snapshots of the people we met.
Rebecca SmeyneWelcome back. The third All Tomorrow's Parties New York begins tonight. Jim Jarmusch is the curator. Christopher R. Weingarten is your official historian. Shellac are your house band. Barry Hogan is your host. And if you enjoy life, you should go. There's still time.
Okay, second day of Press Clips. All killer, no filler. Here we go.
The typical college student's time abroad is used primarily for escaping into lands of legal-age drinking and assorted other debauchery. Cooper Union student Emily Henochowicz ended up doing something slightly different with her time: protesting in the West Bank this past May. That was when s ... More >>
Where we're going, we don't need iPads
Punxsutawney Phil -- the groundhog who, like the Dalai Lama, is thought to be the incarnation of an ancient, mystical entity -- emerged in the Pennsylvania town for which he is named on the morning of the American Imbolc known to natives of the region as Groundhog Day and was seen to notice h ... More >>
Rushmore duo gets animalistic
Say what you will, but if any 23-year-old starlet can sing like Waits, it's her
You'll know her face
Bad Santa, as it was intended
Adam Sandler plays a 9/11 widower and finally nails a somber role in Mike Binder's latest drama
Movie music from Addis Ababa, Jim Jarmusch, and a sax-wielding Bostonian bandleader
A Slacker Musician Teaches Preppie Tykes a Lesson in Unleashing Their Inner Rockers
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sequels?
Best Bets for Boozing in the Breeze
Wes Anderson's Genius Lessons
Bachelor Father Knows Best
Season's Greetings From Ted, Drew, and That Kid With His Tongue Stuck to the Pole
The '98 Yankees' Place in the Pantheon