Brooklyn's Finest

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    Cop Land: An Interview With the Anti-Banality Union About Their New Movie, Police Mortality

    In their first movie Unclear Holocaust, the anonymous crew of remix provocateurs who call themselves the Anti-Banality Union sliced up decades-worth of Hollywood disaster movies to create a troubling and frequently hilarious critique of the post-9/11 security state and Hollywood's own civilizational ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Live: Jay-Z Takes Over Carnegie Hall

    Jay-Z Carnegie Hall Monday, February 6 Better than: Slacking off. The age-old question about how one might get to Carnegie Hall rattled in my brain as I headed uptown last night, en route to Jay-Z's first of two performances at the hallowed Midtown space. "Practice" is the cheeky answer that peo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Times Interviews Voice Writer About "Shoot To Kill"

    ​Last month, the Voice published a cover story about Zaire Paige, who played a murderer in the 2009 Don Cheadle film Brooklyn's Finest and then, just a few months after filming his scenes in 2008, committed an actual murder in a Brooklyn hair salon. Intrigued by the story and how it came abou ... More >>

  • News

    January 26, 2011

    Zaire Paige Not Only Played a Movie Killer, He Became One in Real Life.

    This is how he squandered his big chance to go straight.

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    This Week in the Voice: Zaire Paige Shoots to Kill

    ​‚ÄčThe cover of this week's Village Voice is the story of Zaire Paige, a budding young actor who went from playing a killer in the Ethan Hawke film Brooklyn's Finest, to becoming one in real life. He now faces 107 years in prison for the murder of suspected gangster Lethania Garcia, a killing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Zaire Paige Goes from Movie Killer to Actual Killer, Gets 107 Years in Prison

    Paige at his sentencing Monday​"With all due respect, and from the bottom of my heart, suck my dick!" That was the message convicted killer Zaire Paige had for Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Vincent Del Giudice yesterday afternoon as he was sentenced to four consecutive 25-to-life sentences ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Q&A: Tanya Morgan's Von Pea Shares His High School Memories of Fabolous, Biggie, and Jay-Z

    ​Boys & Girls High School in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn--once home to both the Notorious B.I.G. and Fabolous--has long since become a legendary spot for New York hip-hop. Von Pea, one third of the indie rap group Tanya Morgan, also attended its hallowed halls--a move which inspired his new b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    The New York Post 'Snarks' Brooklyn Books, Sarah Silverman, and Paul Krugman

    ​Predictably nasty New York Post film critic Kyle Smith is now apparently telling his readers what else to do on the weekends. Not that he really should, but Smith obviously doesn't give a shit what Post readers are doing on the weekend, because he apparently wrote one entry just to be a cruel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    A Pop Star's Guide to Making Music on Twitter

    ​A couple days ago, zeitgeisty rapper B.o.B stopped by Chelsea Handler's talk show. There, he disclosed an interesting detail: despite the fact that he and Paramore's Hayley Williams share dual billing on what is far and away the biggest song of his career, "Airplanes," the two have never met ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2010

    Jay-Z's Ten Most Shameful Rock and Roll Moments

    ​Yesterday, it was announced that Jay-Z would be joining U2 on the band's five-date tour of Australia come November. It makes sense: in addition to commingling at the top of the Forbes 2010 Music Earners List, Jay-Z and U2 have performed together before--more than once, in fact. (Never forget ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    The Media T-Shirt Project!

    ​It's Summer, and as we all know, many businesses get slow in the summer. Media is one of these businesses, and in media, you have to diversify in order to stay afloat, or something. It's bad enough you have to concern yourself with the terrible fate of blogger burnout in this heat! But making ... More >>

  • Film

    March 2, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    On Jay-Z's "Brooklyn (Go Hard)"

    So almost certainly this newly leaked track from Jay-Z is destined for the soundtrack of the upcoming Biggie Smalls biopic, Notorious, rather than, say, the rumored Blueprint 3. Is there something strange about Jay passing up the opportunity to salute Biggie, a la Blueprint 2's "A Dream," for a pro- ... More >>