Enter this one in the annals of rap -- today Riff Raff released his long-mooted and often-delayed studio debut album, Neon Icon. Dropping via Diplo's Mad Decent stable, the 15-track project brims with Jody Highroller's now trademark bedazzled brags. Here's your handy run-through of Neon Icon's most ... More >>
After a historic run, the famed Harlem jazz club shuts its doors
For the next two weeks, the Voice's film critics will be offering daily looks at the movies at this year's new York Film Festival. This morning, Nick Schager dishes about two worthwhile documentaries off the Main Slate: Room 237, that copyright-braving examination of the complexities of The Shinin ... More >>
The comedian/writer/rapper is on a collision course with stardom
Stop & Shop has voluntarily recalled its frozen artichoke and spinach dips due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause a serious and even fatal infection in babies, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems. [BusinessWeek] Danny Glover was arrested ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Astoria duo Austerity Program take the lunging acrimony of classic pigfuck and subvert it through the evil scrunch of modern extreme metal. They've always sounded a little like Big Black--what with ... More >>
The disaster in Haiti has obsessed both mainstream media and bloggers, and for the most part rightbloggers have been exceptionally well-behaved about it. Even some normally obstreperous critics have praised Obama for his interventions, and if they piled on Danny Glover for attributing the quake t ... More >>
Danny Glover speaks at BAM's annual MLK celebration
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We have always believed that you aren't a real New Yorker until you've been thrown out a cab for getting cozy in the backseat, but Paul Bruno and his partner did not see the honor when cabbie Medhat Mohamed -- "appalled by their shows of affection," say the Post -- ejected them Monday night. Bruno w ... More >>
Michael Jackson's illustrious but weird life will surely be turned into a TV movie as soon as the sequins get cold. So I've been doing some imaginary casting and coming up with these fanciful yet mildly disturbing inevitabilities: As Michael: Usher. They can digitize the surgery. As the other memb ... More >>
If Al Sharpton owes you money, you better not count on collecting any time soon. Last year the Rev hosted a convention for his National News Network at the famous Peabody Hotel in Memphis -- and what a party it sounds like, with invited guests including Harry Belafonte, Mo'Nique and Danny Glover (th ... More >>
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New York Film Festival first week highlights
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