If food were a summer blockbuster, the burger would be a leading man played by Brad Pitt, while the lowly potato would undoubtedly be the hilarious sidekick portrayed by Zach Galifianakis. However, the continued growth of chains hawking niche cuisine like lobster rolls and dosas proves more restaura ... More >>
Steve McQueen's new film challenges audiences to view slavery from the inside out
A violent new drama argues crime is just business
This week's column is a riotous romp with Billy Eichner, the gay comic who became known for Billy on the Street segments where he accosted New Yorkers and asked them things like "Is Brad Pitt the kind of white guy you'd like to fuck?" and "Rachael Ray is like a little demon stuck inside a goat." (I ... More >>
It's for real, people. But they said they were going to wait till gay marriage was approved everywhere. Couldn't they have just waited 140 years???
"I think I'm done with the sad-gay man drama," writes film critic John DiLeo in his new book of essays. Mind you, DiLeo raved about Brokeback Mountain, loved Sean Penn's performance in Milk, and admired a lot about A Single Man. But he's right in pointing out that it would be nice to also have mor ... More >>
A nice bunch of people and product were accorded nominations. Snubbed: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tilda Swinton, Albert Brooks, Shailene Woodley, and The Adventures of Tintin (for Best Animated; the Academy doesn't care for stop-motion).
We're hitting the tail end of Movember. After weeks of growth, each moustache is full and proud, like that of a walrus. We hit up the office of travel startup Wanderfly to check on their Movember team's progress. Guys at the company were encouraged to join by team captain Cezary Pietrzak, who said h ... More >>
Field of statistically knowable dreams
In our weekly edition, Elizabeth Dwoskin's cover story "Killing Mom and Dad" tells a horrific, but humanizing tale about Eric Bellucci, whose slip into schizophrenia culminated in the stabbing deaths of his mother and father late last year. For the first time, the surviving children of the Be ... More >>
George Clooney might be well-known as the face of Nespresso, and the image of Padma Lakshmi munching away at Burger King is forever ingrained in the minds of fourteen-year-old boys. Other celebrities have endorsed food products, too...only in roles before they hit stardom. The Daily Meal has a fun ... More >>
Plus 'Cruel Cinema,' Rudy Wurlitzer, and other spring film picks
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:
No, Meryl Streep's name is nowhere near this list. But if you click on this survey, you'll find no fewer than two Brad Pitt performances (one of his accents is described as sounding merely like a sore throat), a legendarily bad Cockney accent by Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins (" 'Allo, Guvn ... More >>
Two decades after the severed ear of Reservoir Dogs, Quentin Tarantino serves up Hitler's head on a plate
Who's the grandest, most baby popping mother in our great tabloid nation? Here are your mo-fo choices: *Nadya Suleman, the octuplet lady. She's popped out 14 human lives in total, all thanks to the very same sperm donor (Jodie Foster?). The woman spews children out of her privates like a Civil War ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla sees Neil Young and, like everyone in America, gets down with the old stuff and complains bitterly at the new. Rob Trucks writes a song with Marnie Stern. Annie Fischer on the Walkmen. In Books, Zach Baron charts the decline and fall of New ... More >>
The New York Times reports that, in exchange for first photos of Brad Pitt's and Angelina Jolie's recently-born twins and a post-partum interview, People magazine had to promise that its coverage of Brangelina "would be positive, not merely in that instance but into the future." Among other things, ... More >>
Remarkably consistent, there's nothing these boys can't hold up to ridicule
The famous outlaw, the fawning outcast, and an epic movie that's as stylized as it is insane
Where old masters, drunk teenagers, and Asia Argento make the fest's first week a blast
Ocean's Thirteen is a tired, washed-up threequel. Wanna bet Hollywood makes a bundle?
Narrative gimmickry can't save vapid, globally conscious puzzle-film
Hang like a celebrity in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Pistol operas: Counterprogramming digital Hollywood schlock with digital Asian pulp
Some don't like it hot: Narcissism and celebrity at a doc fest
Yee-Haw Meets Yoruba at the Southern White Boy Blues-Rap and Soul-Country Crossroads
The Reflecting Skin
Millennium Movies Get a Second Chance
Heres the Beefcake
Is Masculinity a Cultural Construction or a Biological Fact? Science (and Sci-Fi) Enter the Gender Fray.
An Interview with Thrill-Seeking Novelist Chuck Palahniuk