A look at the late Garner's underrated gems.
The NYAFF packs a big punch
Back to the white cube
This is a clip from the 1965 movie Once Upon A Coffee House, featuring a bit by an act called Jim, Jake, and Joan. I have no idea who Jim and Jake were, but Joan was Joan Rivers (formerly Joan Molinsky), part of the trio that was put together by her then-manager Fred Weintraub to play Weintraub's V ... More >>
Bruce Lee's daughter, Shannon Lee, has started a campaign to get the late martial arts movie icon on U.S. postage stamps in 2012, the Year of the Dragon. That would be a badass stamp. We endorse this.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 30, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 35 Getting the thrust of Kung Fu by William Paul "ENTER THE DRAGON" is the first classy Kung Fu movie specially designed for Western audiences, and that's not to be confused with first-class. What it do ... More >>
Superheroes, sequels, and TWO Conans! Summer has arrived.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 17, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 20* (we seem to be missing the May 10 issue in our paper archives) Hong Kong's answer to 007 by Tom Costner Within the past month Chinese action movies from Hong Kong's Shaw Brothers studio have been the t ... More >>
Since youre not working tomorrow . . .
We're in it for the long haul
The Times addresses a pet peeve of ours: letting infirm, pregnant, and otherwise challenged people take your seat in the subway. They are inspired by a new, passive-aggressive, thoroughly Bloombergian subway sign that says of seat-offering, "it's not only polite, it's the law." Nannyism of the worst ... More >>
A multimedia show inspired by Bruce Lee
Recommendations by R.C. Baker
The Islamic revolution, and puberty, through the 2D eyes of Marjane Satrapi
Which Yankee used the name Bruce Lee as a hotel alias in 2005? In the excitement over our roundup of Yankee hotel aliases from 2005 — the Daily News, for one, was so excited it neglected to cite us as the original source of this material — the Voice left out a handful of lesser lights whose ch ... More >>
Hooray! He's leaving! Woo-hoo! (Lee Shrine) "Be like water, my friend," was Bruce Lee's advice, and lest he come back from the grave to slap me around for not listening, I've decided to heed the great man. I'm moving on from the Village Voice and Power Plays today. It seems a shame to write my 309 ... More >>
Enlightenment meets whup-ass in martial arts retro
At a jujitsu program in the Bronx, soft is hard and surviving is victory.
Hidden master's oeuvre a hybrid of humor and homage
Kicks and giggles: Hong Kong king of comedys kung fu send-up delivers the action goods
Time lost and regained in Wong Kar-wai's long-delayed 2046
Artist Lucas Samaras Peers into the Looking Glass and Sees Himself Over and Over Again
Tyson! Tonya! Boxing Is Big. Fighting It?
On-Screen Heroines Inspire Women to the Martial Arts
Serenely, women take back the street
At 6-7 and 720 pounds, sumo wrestler Manny Yarbrough is living large. Very, very large.