Better Than: Jimmy Buffett. Way better. Toward the end of their headlining set at Barclays Center on Friday night, Vampire Weekend took an abrupt left turn from "Don't Lie," a harpsichord-laden mid-tempo number off their third LP from earlier this year, Modern Vampires of the City, into Blur's "So ... More >>
"Before today was yesterday and tomorrow is the future," but this is what happened in between. In a very short period of time, Boston party starters Soul Clap splashed down onto the international scene in their quantized spaceship of funk. Eli Goldstein and Charles Levine were pulled up and into the ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 24, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 25 U.S. v. N.Y. Times v. Zion v. Earth By Nat Hentoff As has been noted in the Washington Post, among other places, I printed the only pre-publication reference to the New York Times' story on the secret Pe ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 12, 1968, Vol. XIV, No. 9 Remarks on Leary's Politics of Ecstasy by Allen Ginsberg By the late '40s of this memory Century the people I knew best and loved the most had already broken through the crust of old Reason & were dow ... More >>
Long for This World examines the scientific battle against aging
Having a good day? Enjoying the sunny weather outside? Want to put an end to all of this nonsense? Then check out the A Skin Too Few, the out-of-print documentary of feted, gone-too-soon British folk depressive Nick Drake, which has been made available on this here blog. The film traces Drake ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 7, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 38 Joan Baez, Untrained Voice of Confidence By James Kempton She never stumbles She's got no place to fall --Dylan, "She Belongs to Me" It seems uncharitable to permit Bob Dylan the opening statement on Jo ... More >>
Though it's not exactly a dog's life for Zadie Smith's husband
New short-story collection evokes a young Alice Munro
9/11 hysteria, even surrounding 60-year-old documents about American spies
From the beat poetry slam to Pink Floy'd coming-out party, filmmaker never missed a '60s happening
Contrary to Corinthians, a thing of beauty is a joy forever. Especially absolute rhythm.
Bishop Allen's near-catastrophic 2006 EP project is a nearly complete success
Pay attention to Sacha Baron Cohen's comic take on America. You might just something learn.
Fumbling Brooklyn hipsters fail to connect in Bujalski's fascinating micro-budget indie
The History Boys pits humanist culture against moral relativism. Guess who's outclassed?
A young designer takes on New York Fashion Week
Throwing off the shackles of the conventional press
From White Teeth to the ivory tower: An interview with On Beauty novelist Zadie Smith
A field guide to genetic engineering and bodily enhancement
Every Rose has its thorn in singer-turned-novelist's debut
Facts and figures of the most expensive election campaign in U.S. history
VLS Beach Reads: Detectives, drugs, denim, and an unusually high number of birds
It's Time to Call for New Black Leadership
A marriage of heaven and hell: rote Plath-Hughes biopic seeks closure and takes no sides
Sun Burnin', Page Turnin'
Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
How to Make a $100,000 Movie
The Business Behind the Gates-West Power Play
J.R.R. Tolkien Still Feeds the Nerd Nations Imagination
An Interview with the Studio Museums Thelma Golden
Paths Less Traveled
Harvard Punts a Conservative Book
The Theatre of Eternal Music
Irish Lesbians, Gays, and Straights Mix Pride and Protest
'Elle' Mag Rescues Gaitskill Essay on Not Wanting To Have Kids