Today, Friday, July 25th, sees the release of the new sci-fi action film Lucy starring Scarlett Johansson. But despite the awe-inspiring special effects, this high octane thrill ride is facing quite a bit of criticism for basing its entire premise around the entirely untrue myth that "Humans only us ... More >>
As we continue the transition to digital media in the modern age, one thing we've lost is liner notes. These were usually just credits and weren't really that important in the grand scheme of things, but sometimes they revealed some interesting facts. Specifically, they often listed who wrote certai ... More >>
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Christopher Wool spells it out
It probably started off simple. You sang along to "Royals" on the radio one day and knew a few more lyrics than you thought you did. You bought the album and listened to it on repeat once or twice. THEN YOU WERE ADDICTED. But just to make sure, check yourself against these 16 signs you're addicted t ... More >>
Justin Vernon aka Bon Iver is a mild-mannered hipster heartthrob who crafts his rustic, emotionally fragile-seeming folk-rock in a secluded Wisconsin cabin. Charles Manson is a babbling former cult leader rotting away in a California state prison for an infamous murder spree. According to Pandora In ... More >>
Plump new biographies of two different charismatic cult leaders whose Beatles obsessions combined to kill the '60s dead: murderin' Family man Charles Manson, and falsettoin' man-family the Bee Gees! Unfortunately, the dust jackets got mixed up, and now we can't tell which book is which. Can you? B ... More >>
Well, shit--JUST when we'd finally recovered from 11/11/11, here comes the titanic saturnalia we like to call 12/12/12! So hey, here's 12 songs with "12"/"twelve" in the title, because what the fuck else.
Tonight, Bell House will screen the Monkees' 1968 film Head. The group and their management thought it wise to keep copping the Beatles' moves, and the film was likely greenlit with the idea that it would be their Help! Thankfully, the Monkees -- fueled by their growing insecurity over being percei ... More >>
When AUM Fidelity head Steven Joerg told the Voice that "Giants walk among us and you got to fucking pay attention," it was absolute that avant-garde jazz pianist Matthew Shipp was in his canon. Alongside the likes of William Parker, David S. Ware, Daniel Carter, Roy Campbell, Joe Morris, and Sabir ... More >>
One of the many reasons New York is perf for bookworms is mass transit: You can read during your commute! If you have ever been on a subway or bus during rush hour, you will have noticed how close the transit quarters are and how tempting easy it is to eye other peoples' books and periodicals -- an ... More >>
Designer Tom Ford said a fashionable mouthful in his interview with Fern Mallis at the 92nd Street Y the other night. Here are the tres chic highlights, as reported by well-dressed attendee Christian Freedom: "Though Wikipedia states that Tom went to Bard College, he never attended that school. ... More >>
In Waste Of Paint, our writer/artist team of Jamie Peck and Debbie Allen will review goings-on about town in words and images. Spurred on by our desire to get away from the cement inferno our city had become, Debbie and I ventured to what seemed like the ends of the Earth (or at least the c ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 29, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 30 Troy Donahue was always just like he is By Ron Rosenbaum Why interview Troy Donahue anyway? "Believe me, you won't believe Toy when you see him," the press agent tells me. "He's a bearded hippie! And be ... More >>
In what we assume is a bid to put together two SEO-worthy tales of sex and woe, the Daily News made the decision to publish the info that self-described "world famous" Austrian Josef Fritzl, who raped and fathered children with a daughter he kept in a dungeon for 24 years (and was found guilt ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 20, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 34 Film in Focus By Andrew Sarris President Richard M. Nixon may not be quite the cinephile his recent press notices would seem to suggest. Or so we are led to believe by a recent Variety follow-up to the ... More >>
Amanda Knox, the college student convicted in December of murdering her roommate while studying abroad in Perugia, Italy, receives hundreds of letters in jail every month, and says they are "great support." But jail mail no longer means just letters. Slews of other supporters and haters share ... More >>
L.A. brohemians invade new shores
all photos by Rebecca SmeyneDavid Yow, Halloween saviour Jesus Lizard Bad Brains Empty warehouse, North 10th Street Saturday, October 31 So you go to the much-ballyhooed Vice Halloween Party, the 15th anniversary bash in Williamsburg that the lifestyle brand reportedly dropped $250,000 to throw. Y ... More >>
--On Tuesday, we noted that R. Kelly had announced his "Ladies Make Some Noise!" tour, which included an NYC stop on October 16th. Now the venue has been revealed-- the WaMu Theater At Madison Square Garden--and tickets are on internet presale right now. The password? LADIES. This man and his ... More >>
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Diving into 1970 L.A., the noted novelist tokes up a comic detective tale
Let's have a belated hooray for the conviction of human chia pet Phil Spector and his Yahoo Serious hairdo. Can you believe a couple of jurors last time around actually thought Lana Clarkson had killed herself, even though a procession of other women came forth to describe the way Phil had ritualist ... More >>
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