No Future, but the Past Is Glorious
Spring is here! Rejoice! Do a happy dance! Or at least do something to celebrate that winter is finally over. So, it's still sort of cold out, but you can't always get what you want. What we can offer you is a slew of awesome-yeah-it's-spring! events, including a free bike maintenance workshop in Gr ... More >>
Black Widow steams up the screen at IFC
How L.A.’s art scene blew up
Lovable kook and daring actress Karen Black is ill, which makes Nitehawk Cinema's series homaging her even more eye-crossingly special.
John Lurie discusses his cult-classic show
As I pointed out the other day, the unlikely duo of Ernest Borgnine and Ethel Merman topped Kim and the ex Mr. Kim's 72-day marriage by splitting after only 32 days. But there are some that croaked even faster! (1) Rudolph Valentino and Jean Acker, 1919 Only six hours! And they were pr ... More >>
More things to do on your day off!
Director Evan Glodell talks breakups and homemade bombs. Plus, summer film picks.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 14, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 41 films in focus By Andrew Sarris Who would have thought a few years back that in 1971 Peter Bogdanovich would be traveling first-class on the express train of film history while Dennis Hopper was bummi ... More >>
Jean SimmonsAnd there were a lot of them, all with a legacy of astounding achievements well worth reflecting on! Rue McClanahan? Elizabeth Edwards? Teena Marie?
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 15, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 3 Films in Focus by Andrew Sarris Every year about this time a large number of critics make up 10 best lists, an a smaller number write boring articles attacking 10 best lists. You do or you don't, I supp ... More >>
Run Tila, run! Photo by Nate "Igor" Smith.In the week one of us went to the Gathering of the Juggalos and came back with what is increasingly looking like Stockholm Syndrome, we witnessed Tila Tequila (and Method Man) battle a pack of angry ICP fans and--shortly after she took her top off--lo ... More >>
Three years ago, I spoke with ex-Galaxie 500/Luna principle Dean Wareham about jumping into a full-time band with his wife (and Luna bassist) Britta Phillips and releasing their sultry, French-pop inspired Back Numbers, which was Wareham's first major post-Luna effort. Since then he's release ... More >>
Rock 'n' roll legends caught on camera
Happy birthday, clowns. Photo by Rebecca SmeyneIn the week James Murphy finally squashed his beef with our own Michael Musto, we watched as another journalist-on-artist feud--M.I.A. vs. Lynn Hirschberg, who else?--heated up, adding an album cover, a response to a response to a response to a r ... More >>
Photo by Dennis Hopper, Courtesy of Eric Firestone Gallery.Andy Warhol, Henry Geldzahler, David Hockney, and Jeff Goodman in 1963.Warhol fans won't want to miss the largest ever collection of Andy images -- including 100 previously unseen photos of one of our favorite quintessential New Yorke ... More >>
In the aftermath of Dennis Hopper's death this past Saturday (J. Hoberman's obit is here), tributes to the actor didn't even try to construct an easy narrative out of his chaotic life. How could they? Hopper was many things at once: the actor who pushed the "method" style way past its breakin ... More >>
As an actor-director-lone horseman of the apocalypse, Dennis Hopper's career suggests some druggy Dylan ballad with Marcel Duchamp and James Dean riding their motorcycles up Boot Hill to steal the carnations off John Wayne's grave. Hopper was born, in Dodge City no less, to be wild; he lived ... More >>
Easy, rider: Dennis Hopper -- the prolific, iconic American actor whose work in front of and behind cameras around the world broke new boundaries and set new standards for art -- died today at his home in Venice from complications related to prostate cancer.
Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward offer more sweet optimism—and why not?
We were concerned when 73-year-old Dennis Hopper was briefly hospitalized for flu-like symptoms back in October, and when it was revealed soon after that he has prostate cancer. So's his attorney, and apparently he thinks it's best for Hopper's health that Victoria Duffy, Hopper's fifth and c ... More >>
You may have heard that Dennis Hopper was hospitalized in New York yesterday for "flu-like symptoms." Since Hopper is 73, came in via ambulance and emergency room, and some flu strains have been killing people, that may have been cause for concern. But Hopper has been discharged from the hosp ... More >>
The same ingénues, one new soundtrack
Making bizarre look easy (and bizarre)
A conversation with a Hollywood icon
The evil genius of American politics, Karl Rove, expects Obama to win this election, 338-200. But what must really sting for McCain is Dennis Hopper. The Easy Rider auteur tells contactmusic he voted for Obama because the candidate was thoughtful enough, even on the day he was announcing his candida ... More >>
"It don't make them Runnin' Scared." "No. It makes them dangerous." Terry Southern, the novelist, essayist and screenwriter, died in New York City 22 years ago today, October 29. In addition to penning the screenplays for Barberella and Dr. Strangelove among others, Southern shared writing credits ... More >>
A rare revival for Dennis Hopper's megalomaniacal, tripped-out western
The flesh is willing but the politics are weak
Brats and Boomers Dominate Sundance Docs
Ryan Gosling's Leaps of Faith
The Whitney Stirs a Melting Pot