[Summer 2014 Education Supplement]
With the amount of used books sold on Bedford Avenue, it was only a matter a time before a visionary restaurateur picked up on the neighborhood's fascination with reading. This pre-smartphone activity, still popular in an assortment of cafes in the area, is the theme at the newly opened Biblio, loca ... More >>
Randy Jones, the original cowboy from the legendary disco group the Village People, is a man of many hats--not just cowboy ones. He's starting a party called Sunday Night Fever at Splash this Sunday, May 6. Here's what the ever-charming Randy had to say about stuff when I asked. On his input int ... More >>
The Raven is not the Poe drama you deserve
Run down to The Greenwich Village Follies at Manhattan Theatre Source, and when they ask the trivia question about a certain newspaper that started in 1955, yell, "The Village Voice!" You'll win a free condom. You should run there anyway because the revue -- a loosely structured glimpse at ... More >>
Four critics on the theaters they most like attending. And the ones not so much.
Edgar Allan Poe gets the Lou Reed treatment
A restaurant in a remote corner of the neighborhood showcases home-style dishes
Rebs & Jews & slaves in Matthew Lopez's MTC play
This one will really make you spit out your gum. Since Snooki's real name is Nicole Polizzi, her amazing new novel A Shore Thing has been turning up on chain store bookshelves right next to the work of the alphabetically close Edgar Allen Poe!
A spooky evening with the New York Neo-Futurists
This weekend in things you never thought you'd read: the writer Lorrie Moore, best known for her sad short stories about sad people, delivers an essay in the latest New York Review of Books on HBO's The Wire, based around two books about the show, The Wire: Urban Decay and American Television ... More >>
The early morning hours of January 19, the birthday of Edgar Allan Poe, have been marked every year since 1949, at least, by the appearance at his Baltimore grave of a "mysterious visitor" who leaves three roses and a bottle of cognac in apparent tribute to the poetical old drunk. And every ... More >>
A schlock genius, king of the Bs and so much more
Delicate woman plays delicate folk
The Post Office has announced its commemorative stamps for 2009. Alaskan and Hawaiian statehood are honored, which should please Sarah Palin and Barack Obama, and four stamps depict stages in the career of Abraham Lincoln on the bicentennial of his birth. Literature is represented by Edgar Allen Poe ... More >>
Our Man Sietsema is in the Bronx this week, where he's found a mini Southeast Asian neighborhood (two Cambodian shops and a Vietnamese restaurant) right next to Edgar Allen Poe's cottage. The restaurant is called World of Taste Seafood Deli/Vietnamese Food, and Our Man pronounces the food "excellent ... More >>
Southeast Asian nabe surrounds horror master's cottage
Edgar Allan Poe haunts St. Luke's
Missing Man, Ariel View, Keep Your Eyes Open, and more
Fringe explores the life of writers -- plus sex, nudity and poo. Here we go again!
Plague! Arson! Smut! A visit to Britains classy theater.
Thrown into an ersatz sublime euphoria
Fringe Fest roundup: Featuring Poe, the Olsens, and the disembodied head of Sam Walton
Core beliefs: Don't know much about geography
VLS Beach Reads: Relax with a pre-Scientology L. Ron Hubbard, other people's notebooks, and a carnivorous plant
How AIDS plays have changed since Larry Kramer raged
Paddling and Galloping
Once Upon Another Time: Postmodern Takes on Kids' Stories
Heavy Artillery From an Idiot Underground
Holiday Windows in a Sad Season
Making Sense of the PreSuper Bowl Media Blitz
Coming to Terms With the Art of Dennis Cooper
Pamela Anderson Lee in drag? Now that she's gotten her breasts reduced, she can be much more convincing as a man (though perhaps not a man from Chelsea).
The heart is a retail hunter