You've seen his art. The skulls, the decapitated cops, the homoerotic hardcore flyers. If you've ever thought of flirting with New York City's heavier underground--both with shows and with punk--you know the image. His name is Alex Heir. He's the mastermind behind the clothing line Death/Traitors. ... More >>
Jared Leto is proof we're living in an elaborate fiction. I can't suspend my disbelief enough to accept that he's real: he's a million-selling rock idol who's also a serious actor known for taking on difficult roles. He's handsome and soft-spoken, serious and sensitive. He hangs out with hip, famous ... More >>
Last weekend brought fresh news for art world titan Larry Gagosian, all of it terrible. Not only have rumors of a planned May Jeff Koons' exhibition at rival David Zwirner gallery turned out to be true, but two of Gagosian's major artists have decamped from the famous powerhouse gallery at a time wh ... More >>
Peeling back the top of a sandwich from a Mexican bodega can sometimes cause momentary confusion. "Where's the pickled jalapeno? What's this green stuff?" is all too common a refrain. Here we clear up the difference between the two most popular Mexican sandwiches, the cemita and the torta, and where ... More >>
Burning police cars, anyone?
This week in the Voice, out today: Our 39th Annual Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll. Maura Johnston notes that many songs transcended the disappointments and uncertainties of 2011: "A lot of the albums and singles that performed well had a sense of wonder about themselves, inviting the listener along on jou ... More >>
via @MariahCareyMimi's "attempt @ festiveness."It's cute when kids get their faces painted. It's scary when Tom Cruise does. It's just plain weird when pregnant women get their bellies painted, but that's a trend, according to the New York Daily News.
And they serve something so bizarre you'd wear it as a hat before you'd ever consider consuming it? I was just at a "Pop Art/Pop Up" dinner at the new Sanctuary Hotel, which is jazzily done up with all sorts of modern art references. ("That's art?" said a young person at the table, amazed ... More >>
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UK street art hits the Bowery
Brits act dirty at Deitch Projects, while Kazakhs puke some mutton. Ah, art.
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The search for cool, beyond Bryant Park
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Marc Quinn, a 'Sensation' artist, returns with the toughest, most problematic show around
Just back from London, our critic has an optimistic reassessment of the British art scene
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World's Hardest Movie Quiz
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