James Brown was, of course, the Godfather of Soul and The Hardest Working Man in Show Business. But all that he worked to grab those titles over decades seemed to come crashing down through much of the '80s and '90s. That's when he derailed into years of drug and domestic abuse, erratic behavior, w ... More >>
The filmmaker gets his close-up after 40 years of Troma (more or less)
This week, the Voice sat down with Northern Spy head-honchos Tom Abbs and Adam Downey to talk about the second installment of the label's Spy Music Festival, which will engulf this city's landscape from Friday through mid-July. But in typical unselfish fashion, Abbs and Downey weren't in a self-co ... More >>
Mads Brugger is sort of the VICE magazine version of Sasha Baron Cohen, as financed by Lars Von Trier. His last film was The Red Chapel, an exercise in hidden camera comedy with unusual socio-political stakes, which I put on my Top 10 for 2010. In Chapel, Danish journalist Brugger posed as the di ... More >>
Ever since his breakthrough perf in 1991's Thelma and Louise, Brad Pitt has proven to be not just a good movie star, but a really fine actor too. In the wake of his latest, The Tree of Life, winning the big prize at Cannes, let's look back and pick Brad's five best performances out of many. ... More >>
Despite fresh pushback from some top conservatives, the longstanding rightblogger obsession with Barack Obama's birth certificate has not abated. Even as prominent rightwing columnists and politicians tried to talk down the birther surge exacerbated by the Donald Trump campaign, the notion that O ... More >>
Sir Walter Raleigh: a man of his timeThis week, NYU senior Jesse VanDusen is describing what happened when he pitted the dating advice of a 16th century courtier against today's pricey pick-up artists. In today's third episode, fluids are exchanged! (Go here for episode 1 and episode 2.) By ... More >>
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There were two and a half million dead in the last two Sudan genocides—and now a third is on the way
China, naturally, supports a UN resolution with no teeth
Using China's pride in the 2008 Olympics as a weapon against its shameful support of the Darfur nightmare
African Union humiliates Sudan, but doesn't stop rapes and murders in Darfur
"Try to imagine that your whole way of life destroyed"
American casualties reach grim milestone in Iraq
An '80s business overture that fits a lifetime 'W' pattern of CIA dealings
The latest election fraud warnings
In Egypt, Africans fleeing a genocide find protection, and little else
Arab Muslims Are Viciously Killing and Raping Black Muslims. So Where Is the World?
In Kushner and Tesori's new musical, it's the appliances, not the hearts, that do the singing
The Black and Silver Leave the Jets Black and Blue
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