Phish Jones Beach Theater Wednesday, July 4 Better than: Putting the freak flag in permanent cold storage. "Goddard College!" Phish leader Trey Anastasio called out between verses during "Alumni Blues," the band's opening number at Jones Beach on Wednesday night, a rare onstage shout-out to the b ... More >>
The filmmaker gets his close-up after 40 years of Troma (more or less)
Somewhat unbelievably, here we find ourselves on the last Friday of 2011. We hope this year has been a good one for you. As for us, well, we can't complain too much. After all, this is the post in which we get to brag a little: The most-read stories in the Voice for the year. Whee. Previous top stor ... More >>
Crooked rabbi BalkanyPolitical heavyweight Rabbi Milton Balkany was sentenced today to four years in prison for trying to shake down a hedge fund. As the Post reports, federal judge Denise Cole took the unusual step of ordering the 64-year-old rabbi jailed immediately, saying she was "seriously c ... More >>
It would be very easy to root against the liberal cleavage emporium, occasionally news-breaking, mostly news-aggregating behemoth The Huffington Post, whose most popular articles currently include "PHOTOS: Jennifer Love Hewitt In A Bikini" and something called "WATCH: The Wrong Way To Install ... More >>
This really felt like a breakout year at the Voice, with our big NYPD investigative series, the Runnin' Scared, Sound of the City, and Fork in the Road blogs blowing up, and, um, you know, we're still in print and stuff. Can you guess which Voice story made the biggest splash this year? Befo ... More >>
Frances M. Roberts/NewscomA jury in Manhattan federal court yesterday convicted Brooklyn Rabbi Milton Balkany of extortion, thus ending one of New York's longest-running lucky streaks. The verdict caps a seven-day trial which revealed a drama worthy of John Guare or David Mamet: Secretly reco ... More >>
Milton Balkany hedges and misses his bets
Alan Rickman helms a blast of Swedish vitriol
South American director Sebastián Silva hangs with me and Eros. And The Messenger kills.
Plus sizing up other leading ladies, nightlife crime, and Tony hopefuls.
Peter: Goddamned fucking Nazis. Anne: You want a potato? Peter: No, I don't want a potato. Anne: Take a potato. Peter: I don't want a fucking potato. Anne: Go on, take a potato. Peter: What do I want with a fucking potato? Anne: We're starving. Peter: (pause) What the hell, I'll take a potat ... More >>
Not all the liquid refreshment was at the after-parties.
Harold Pinter died yesterday. He was born in 1930 to a family of Jewish garment workers and passed his early life in East London, where he experienced the Blitz and, as the Forward put it, an "antisemitism [that] hung in the air like smoke and smog." Pinter was attacked a few times by thugs apparent ... More >>
Baggage from Marc Jacobs, Josh Brolin's take on Harvey's killer.
Peggy Noonan has the Catholic equivalent of a hard-on for Hillary Clinton, who is the subject of Noonan's book The Case Against Hillary Clinton and, in political season, her every third or fourth column. When Meryl Streep based an evil movie character on Noonan, the former Reagan speechwriter told p ... More >>
Better-than-elementary Holmes; Mamet morphs into Neil Simon.
Your friends and neighbors, and Samuel L. Jackson
Tom Golisano is messing with people's minds again. As we reported earlier, the perennial independent Gubernatorial candidate created a $5 million PAC; the Republicans started saying publicly how much Golisano and they had in common; then Golisano gave $1 million to the Democrats just to fuck with th ... More >>
Two new American plays argue against the 'virtues' of female beauty
The fate of a venerable venue hangs in the balance
Double-wide-eyed by an opera trailer at Carnegie Hall and by a Senate race out North Carolina way
Two debauched tales of drugs, C-list actresses, and men behaving badly
Nobel laureate Harold Pinter: The silences demarcate the warring lines on the battlefield of words.
A chilling dramatization of the ongoing U.S. military fiascos
Thinking outside the box: First-time filmmaker reinvents sci-fi, tampers with space-time
Cinematic campaigning: This fall, filmmakers assault the status quo at a theater near you
Remake relocates from Buenos Aires to Los Angeles and can't pull off a second swindle
Writing about playing poker with a writer famous for winning at poker? I'm in!
The season's globe-trotting films bring mankind closer together, or at least pretend to on-screen
Lauded and embattled, George C. Wolfe calls it quits after 11 years
When It Comes to Playwright Edward Albee, It's Feast or Famine
Drinking and Thinking Through the Dublin Theater Scene
Millennium Movies Get a Second Chance
Marion McClinton Brings King Hedley II to Broadway
Moviegoers Avoid Big-Budget Pitfalls
Can a Game That Poses Moral Questions About Murder Survive Its Own Success?