Throughout the week, South Africans will gather to grieve en masse the loss of Nelson Mandela. A courageous statesman, Mandela began his political life as a young Soweto lawyer steering the resistance against apartheid, only to be imprisoned for twenty-seven years for his labors, later emerging to b ... More >>
I was especially bad at science in school. I failed chemistry twice and third-time-charmed my way to finally passing with a C. So now, of course, I enjoy anything with a scientific bent and listen to excellent podcasts, like Radiolab and This American Life, that present the scientific world in a w ... More >>
A couple of caveats to this list: first, it actually includes more than 10 songs. Since one is sung primarily in English and another isn't technically a "foreign" language, they're considered halfsies, making up one whole. Also, no songs sung in Spanish are on this list. I'm not saying Spanish isn ... More >>
Ryan Reynolds's bod is the asset in men-on-the-run thriller Safe House
Rosemary Harris stars in the Roundabout's Fugard revival
You might know her as the old lady in the Spider-Man movies, but theater aficionados have long treasured Rosemary Harris as the Tony-winning presence from The Lion in Winter, Heartbreak House, two productions of The Royal Family, and too many other classics to mention. At 84, she's at the top of he ... More >>
Occupy Wall Street is not the only protest in town. Starting around 11 a.m. today, SlutWalk NYC will be in Union Square Park to challenge sexual violence in New York and abroad. If you're expecting to see every participant strolling the streets dressed in lingerie and stilettos, think again. Organiz ... More >>
The Joyce hosts a welcome anniversary
Die Antwoord Music Hall of Williamsburg Sunday, July 25 Yo-landi Visser, one-half of the notorious internet phenom South African rap project Die Antwoord, has a thing for spanking her own gold, spandex-plated butt. Naturally, this is a distracting spectacle to see onstage at the Music Hall of Wil ... More >>
West Village mainstay One if by Land, Two if by Sea, has a new chef, its third in two years. Sam Freund, who took over from Craig Hopson a year and a half ago, has left the restaurant for a job in Denver. Andrew Matthews, who has been at OIBL for more than a year, is now at the helm. [Eater] ... More >>
The Lower East Side greets a South African restaurant
Rape revenge. Yawn.
So what comes next?
And the result is exactly as heavy-handed as you'd imagine
25 movies that intrigued, annoyed, and greatly pleased our fest-happy critics
Redford vs. De Niro: Utah fest moves into Tribeca's backyard
Offbeat doc and glossy travel ad offer two breezy views of post-apartheid South Africa
Exile on maimed street: In Coetzee's latest novel, a former fiction makes a surprise appearance
Whatcha celebratin' for?
Selections from the Village Voice's annual Queer Issue
In his bedroom, punching riddims into cheap software, a 19-year-old does what he gotta
Black U.S. Leaders Also Silent
But Will Bush Hear the Message?
Zimbabwe: Anyone in America Give a Damn?
Hair Composers Tangled, Spangled, and Spaghettied Beats Let the Sunshine Into Hip-Hop
100 Years of Ragged Beats and Cheap Tunes
Same-Sex Bonds Take Many Forms In Africa Today
Apartheid's Murderous Legacy in the New South Africa