Wes Anderson's latest premieres at the Berlin Film Festival.
With a monstrously flowing godlike beard, multi-instrumental guru Jamie Saft resembles a Hasidic mountain man who should be jamming on meaty blues licks with his beloved ZZ Top instead of the downtown avant-gardist and John Zorn ensemble vet for which he's known. The catch is, dude actually makes hi ... More >>
That's what a source tells me. Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks was a 2003 Broadway play with Polly Bergen being taught to tango (and so on) by Mark Hamill while learning other valuable lessons. The property is being turned into a film starring Gena Rowlands and Cheyenne Jackson.
The Power of the Riff, the righteous metal and hardcore-encompassing spectacular that has bludgeoned heads the last couple of years exclusively on the west coast, makes its triumphant debut in Brooklyn this weekend. Organizers Greg Anderson (of Southern Lord and doom metal overlords Sunn O))) and Sa ... More >>
This May, for the sixth year running, New York will once more be treated to the NYC Popfest, a lovingly curated sugar-rush of indie fizz that brings bands from all corners of the globeand not just Sweden!to celebrate a musical lineage that traces itself back to names like Sarah, Factor ... More >>
The Raven is not the Poe drama you deserve
When word first started leaking out on Facebook that New Brunswick, N.J.'s Court Tavern had closed, an early response was, "Again? Is this a yearly occurrence now?" It wasn't as if the Court hadn't been in trouble before. A decade ago, management successfully fended off developers who wanted to buil ... More >>
Photo courtesy Kurt GutenbrunnerSample Kurt's food at the Neue Galerie or from Neue CuisineKurt Gutenbrunner is a busy man. Not only does he run the show at acclaimed Austrian restaurants Wallsé, Café Sabarsky, and Blaue Gans, he just last week opened the beer garden at the Standard Hotel ... More >>
NYPD boxer Jose OcasioThe NYPD arrested two of their own Monday for allegedly kicking and punching a Bronx teen last February 18 after issuing him a summons on East 181st Street, across the street from the 46th Precinct house. Officers Joseph Murphy, 26, and Jose Ocasio, 28, were charged with ass ... More >>
Talibam! with Sam Kulik The ubiquitous brainiacs behind Brooklyn's maniacally creative and hilarious duo Talibam!--beardo keyboards squelcher Matt Mottel and bizarro drums wizard Kevin Shea--are airing out their gripes, sort of, as they chill in their Wall Street studio at the Swing Space, an under ... More >>
Brick Breaker is so over. This Sunday, the cover of the New York Times will feature tech writer Jenna Wortham's take on the super-popular iPhone game Angry Birds, which she describes simply as "catapulting birds at elaborate fortresses constructed by evil pigs." How could anyone resist? Appar ... More >>
A sausage pie from John's can do no wrong. Having grown up in New York City (a whole three blocks from the esteemed Village Voice office), I suppose that I was once one of those "mysterious beings, rarely sighted and only occasionally understood, like pixies or magical small butlers." Really, ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesJune 25, 1964, Vol. IX, No. 36Mugging the White LiberalBy Jack NewfieldImagine three goldfish dropped into a fish tank filled with sharks. Or imagine Billy Budd mugged by the Emperor Jones.Then you might have some idea of the malevolent and paran ... More >>
Dark Meat at last year's SXSW, photo by Rebecca Smeyne See, it's totally lame, don't worry, you're not missing a thing South by Southwest just firebombed everybody's inboxes with a partial list of names playing this year's barbecue-and-booze blitz. A quick scan reveals the midsize marquee names to ... More >>
Plus: Peter Hutton at MOMA
What can any of us actually do about the Darfur genocide? A new organization knows.
Celebrate life on the Baltic Sea with the mighty G8
Plus one we've all been waiting for: the Reagen-obsessed serial-killer movie!
Spencer Tracy and the studio that made him
Recline and fall: Céline Dion translator's heart goes oninto the ruins of Bucharest
In Nobelist Imre Kertész's Liquidation, the Holocaust isn't inexplicableit's a given
Discovering Urban Witchiness on Halloween
Bush Comes to Shove; Barney Goes for Baroque
On Still Being Smitten With Matthew Barney
A Peace Movement Grows in New York and Beyond
Will the Votes Add Up for Alan Hevesi?
A Roving Ethnographers View From the Factory Floor
It's the 'News,' the 'Post,' and Some Swedish Guys in the First Skirmish of a Global Journalism Battle
Bill Bradley Fields a Dream Team of Endorsers
Starr's Strikes Forever