Tilda Swinton sleeping in a box at MOMA PS1 was an artistic feat that many around the world thought could never be topped by anyone anywhere ever. But The National are not afraid, and on Sunday they will be playing their song "Sorrow" for six-hours straight. What could happen over those six hours? W ... More >>
If you've seen 42, no doubt one of the more memorable scenes is when Philadelphia Phillies manager Ben Chapman heaps verbal slurs on Jackie Robinson in a 1947 game. The incident actually happened, and it shortened Chapman's career even though the two posed for photographers shortly afterwards to sh ... More >>
Norbert Leo Butz provides most of the show in Theresa Rebeck's Dead Accounts, with the two-time Tony winner as Jack, a manic, manipulative ex-bank worker who rationalizes that he's entitled to other people's things. Returning to his parents' house in Cincinnati after a serious misdeed, Butz's Jack ... More >>
There's a nationwide contest for best restroom going around, and New York City's Da Marino Ristorante Italiano is in the running. The contest is being held by Cintas Corporation, a company based in Cincinnati that manufactures and implements products like entrance mats and restroom cleaning suppl ... More >>
On October 18 Patrick Stump will release his solo debut Soul Punk (Island), a fantastic, hooky pop-soul record, full of choruses that soar into the stratosphere and crystalline lyrics. The Fall Out Boy lead singer plays every instrument on the record, and the album lays bare his appreciation for bot ... More >>
Tonight, the prolix, improvisation-happy Ohioan C. Spencer Yeh will play a set with cellist Okkyung Lee and pianist Magda Mayas at the Knitting Factory. And while there's no way to predict what his set might sound like, it's a fair bet that it'll differ from the two shows he played last week ... More >>
Plus 'Cruel Cinema,' Rudy Wurlitzer, and other spring film picks
Stupendous Cincinnati sleaze-rockers Afghan Whigs just made our list of '90s bands that haven't reunited yet, but ex-leader Greg Dulli has no apparent interest in reliving the past, and his projects since -- the Twilight Singers especially -- are plenty sleazy themselves. A new TS record is s ... More >>
Mark Ibold, still happier about the Pavement reunion than you areSo Chavez is reuniting, or whatever you want to call it. A Pavement reunion just dominated most of last week in New York City. Before that, it was a never-dissolved-but-certainly-largely-inactive Superchunk. In the past few year ... More >>
all photos by Per Billgren This past weekend in Monticello, New York the third annual All Tomorrow's Parties New York took place. Here are some snapshots of the people we met.
Celebrate the Fourth of July with Eldridge Cleaver and the always revolutionary Sly Stallone
Today brings more confirmations for the three-day line-up of the Jim Jarmusch-curated All Tomorrow's Parties New York. Adding to the stellar list of Explosions in the Sky, Raekwon, Sonic Youth, the Breeders, Fucked Up, Girls, and the Stooges doing Raw Power are Shellac (credited in the press relea ... More >>
The New York Post's Sheila McClear reported this morning on how Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker kept $4,680 worth of cocktail glasses and at least one $9,000 dress from the set of Sex and the City 2: Fashion Fatwa. McClear then asks while SJP doesn't just write a check for the good ... More >>
More music to love, loathe, fear, and tragically fail to avoid
The people behind the Snuggie know they are bugging the crap out of you, and it's working out pretty well for them. The cultural impact of the sleeved blanket, largely due to those unbelievably campy commercials by Allstar Marketing Group, might've exceeded that of any other "As seen on TV" produc ... More >>
Julie Christie in 'Darling'Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 10, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 17 Films By Andrew Sarris The Second Annual Village Voice Readers' 10-best poll, held this year in conjunction with my Films in Focus program on WBAI, received entries from a ... More >>
Erika Wennerstrom: "I want to sound like Nico and Lou Reed." photo by Cambria HarkeyDave Colvin, Erika Wennerstrom, Jesse Ebaugh Heartless Bastards are having an incredible year: a spot on The Late Show with David Letterman, great reviews for their latest record The Mountain, and an appearance on ... More >>
The odd couple soldiers on
All it takes to cure the Depression is a little Miss Sunshine
The joyous clamor of today's youth punches you in the nose
Opposing sides of Anticon spectrum leave convention long behind
The press gets a second chance on the CIA leak case
Foe McCarthy: Clooney's compact, conscientious paean to a bygone era of principles
Homeless 'canners' crushed by the system
The latest election fraud warnings
Gidone Busch's Death Unlikely to Bring NYPD Policy Change
When Will The President Level With America?
What Didn't They Know? When Didn't They Know It?
Why Jesse Jackson's Political Comeback Seems Doomed
At Brooklyns Bedford Bowl, the Stakes Are High and the Obsessions Run Deep
Warren Kelly (stockbroker)
'The Attacks Were the Most Brutal I Encountered'