By Bryan Bierman "This was July 4, 1976, the two hundredth anniversary of America's bloody battle to free itself from English rule. It was Independence Day for us, not them. Little did we know that together we were founding a new revolution — a musical one. We weren't aware that we were about ... More >>
Consider a traditional conservative with the traditional conservative attitude toward gay people (briefly, "grooot, ah hates me a faggot"). Times have turned hard for him; gay marriage is sweeping the nation, and it's no longer considered cool to harsh on homosexuals. Through all the recent gay wa ... More >>
The Occupy Wall Street movement has spread nationally and internationally, making it hard for even the American media to belittle it. This reality seems to have caught up to the rightbloggers who, as we saw a few weeks back, were at first eager to dismiss the phenomenon as a silly hippie effusion ... More >>
Boris Karloff, "The Girl From U.N.C.L.E." Thanks to Larry Myers for sending me the J.C. Suares-edited book, Hollywood Drag, which teems with these astonishing visuals.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 5, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 14 films in focus by Andrew Sarris OSCAR WILES (IX): In all the years I have been covering Oscar orgies for The Village Voice, I have never known a single incident to dominate with such paralyzing irrele ... More >>
Courtesy ABCAnd now for the awards portion of the evening! Full disclosure: the three of us have seen only five of the Best Picture nominees. Not that it matters. So:
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 27, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 17 Will they snort coke in the White House? By Maureen Orth LOS ANGELES, California -- "I kissed Jack Nicholson," shrieked a teenybopper, her bare midriff quivering with excitement. "Warren Beatty hugged ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 20, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 16 films in focus By Andrew Sarris The 44th annual festivities of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences began with a whimper and ended with a bang, demonstrating that, among other things, Oscar ... More >>
The ex-Wai Café spot on Sixth Avenue and 17th Street will soon be inhabited by Bruce's, a Long Island bakery that bills itself as "Baker to the Stars." Jeremiah Moss noticed the storefront signage, which advises passersby that the "GRAND OPENING" will come "soon."
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 16, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 16 Films in Focus by Andrew Sarris OSCAR GOES TO COLLEGE: You could hardly recognize Oscar this year at the celebration of his 42nd birthday. After years of flaunting his nouveau riche vulgarity and grade s ... More >>
As the Bye Bye Birdie revival plays on Broadway, it's all too fitting that a sort of retro comeback for Ann-Margret--who vamped up the movie version several notches--is in the works. I hear eight TV variety specials that Ann did in the golden age are being cut up and thrown into a one-hour d ... More >>
The Post Office has announced its commemorative stamps for 2009. Alaskan and Hawaiian statehood are honored, which should please Sarah Palin and Barack Obama, and four stamps depict stages in the career of Abraham Lincoln on the bicentennial of his birth. Literature is represented by Edgar Allen Poe ... More >>
We take it as a bit of editorial mischief that the Daily News headlines its story about Governor Paterson's and local Reps Steve Israel's and Anthony Weiner's visit to Iraq, "Governor Paterson makes first trip to Iraq to spread holiday cheer." Bob Hope and Joey Heatherton, these guys are not; plus, ... More >>
The ABA Journal (h/t Legal Antics) has issued its holiday card, with a lengthy disclaimer that their greeting "should not be interpreted as a guarantee that your holidays will be happy," "This e-card may not be used as a flotation device," "You better not pout. You better not cry," etc. Also, "Do no ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 10, 1960, Vol. VI, No. 3 Lamour in the Village By Mary Perot Nichols There was a pedestrian traffic jam at the corner of Sixth Avenue and 9th Street late last Wednesday afternoon. "There she is - big as life - looking p-r-e-t-t-y g ... More >>
Geeky, freaky teen virgins attempt to get knocked up in Superbad, produced by guess who?
Tashlin's eye-popping '50s artifacts pile on gags like live-action Looney Tunes
When Did Inside and Outside Get So Chummy?
Bob Hope, 19032003
Oscar Declares War on the War
Coming of Age in Lescom Nation
The Ghost of John Steinbeck
A Hollywood Daughters Radical Past Winds up on the Cutting Room Floor
Super Marios Island Life Behind the Kings Plaza Mall