Damon Albarn is, without doubt, pop's premier renaissance man. His first band, for better or worse, helped define a decade and a nation, his second reinvented the possibilities of just what a "real" band could be. He's insanely prolific, apparently capable of knocking out post-modern pop operas befo ... More >>
Here are a few of our favorite Kurts.
I had only one real encounter with Lou in my life. But it was a pip. In 1978, when I was but a lowly record store clerk in Times Square, one unremarkable morning, Lou Reed strolled in. See also: The Voice's 1967 Review of Velvet Underground's Debut Album
For a while, Clint Eastwood was the true third party in this election. After his endorsement for Romney, the Hollywood bravado set off a media firestorm with his self-destructive tirade against a stool during the RNC and his even more self-destructive explanation of said speech. We laughed, we cried ... More >>
For the second Friday in a row, there's been a mass-shooting in the New York area -- but it isn't at the Empire State Building, so it's apparently only kinda news.Authorities in New Jersey say three people -- including the gunman -- are dead following an early-morning shooting spree at a grocery sto ... More >>
The theme of the 2012 New Frontier -- the Sundance section devoted to installation work, experimental film and video and art utilizing/ exploring emergent technology -- is "Future Normal." At a preview of the lineup held for press, programmer Shari Frilot defined that branded theme as reflective ... More >>
His 10 favorite of the year, plus 2
Brian Kellow's biography tries to tackle the iconic film critic
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 10, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 6 films in focus By Andrew Sarris The subject of violence has been so persistently debated and so pretentiously demonstrated in recent movies that reviewers are beginning to sound more like revivalists ... More >>
"I don't think the true Sugar Hill Records story has ever been told because there's so much skull-duggery attached to it," says Keith Le Blanc, the one-time in-house drummer for Sugar Hill Records. The pioneering New York label, which brought hip-hop to the world's ears in 1979 with the Sugar ... More >>
Honoring the Man With No Name at Lincoln Center
[Editor's note: After penning the popular "The Official Village Voice Election-Season Guide to the Right-Wing Blogosphere," Roy Edroso has made dissecting those blogs into a weekly feature that appears here every Monday.] HELLER HIGH WATER: RIGHTBLOGGERS ON GAYS, GUNS, AND GOOFY CARTOON ROBOTS Ga ... More >>
Leaping rapists and robbers in a single bound, our leading lady takes back the night. Uh, thanks?
From blacklisted in the U.S. to the Black Wave in Yugoslavia
There was Popeye Doyle
Doc tells of Iraqi journalist thrown in jail for nothing
In his hunt for the Zodiac killer, David Fincher forgoes the personal for the process, and in the process Nathan Lee geeks out.
A would-be Basquiat goes to prison in a misguided graffiti crackdown
A killer lineup of classics with crime in the streets, cell block riots, and private hells
Cannes '04's Eden of East: A possibly unfinished pop symphony and an anime cyber-noir
A Messianic Meller for Our Time
Politics, pop culture, popcorn: Hoberman screens the '60s
Can Wesley Clark Deliver the Male?
Mix CDs Radically Transform the Business and Culture of Hip-Hop
RA Knocks Boots (Over), Spills Secrets, Seed
No Hunting is Like the Hunting of Man