The PEN World Voices Festival returns
Tamara Shopsin Spoonbill & Sugartown Wednesday, 7:30pm, Free Shopsin's new memoir is arranged the way any harried artist's journal might be--in fragments, drawings, photographs, and asides--and surprisingly all the more cohesive for it. Mumbai New York Scranton (Scribner) highlights the underlying c ... More >>
The dungeon-black walls of the hip Ace Hotel's underground room, appropriately called Liberty Hall, are relieved by vintage speakers stacked floor-to-ceiling like a rock wall. The decorative recycling of defunct gear, lit with candles like a sanctuary, made a righteous backdrop for a reading of lett ... More >>
A vanload of saliva pulls into Brooklyn
Performances celebrate the art of not succeeding
Seems like just yesterday Japanther were bringing out 2008's Tut Tut Now Shake Ya Butt, staging punk rock operas in the basement of PS122 with Penny Rimbaud from Crass, causing trouble in various Barnes and Nobles, and getting robbed on the A Train. But a new year brings glad tidings--a new r ... More >>
Hm, that ghost up there in the top left corner looks familiar. Vivian Girls photo by Santiago Felipe.In this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla goes one more round with The Vivian Girls, and comes away from their record release show a sweatier and more fulfilled man. Christopher R. Weingarte ... More >>
Violate some categories! A downtown poet-performer collects 25 years of art writing.
Mike Bloomberg has a deal with the city that keeps his mayoralty separate from the business he founded. But Bloomberg the company has a way of benefiting on local deals even without the help of Bloomberg the Mayor. You may have noticed, for instance, that the Yankees' cable network used to be ... More >>
Feedback titans send fiction writers to the inkwell in Noise.
In this week's Village Voice, writers, artists, and performers share their takes on next week's presidential election: Richard Hell, William Gibson, Ice-T, Eileen Myles, and beyond. In Music, Rob Harvilla revisits the inspirational grandeur of They Might Be Giants' classic album, Flood: "At one poi ... More >>
Following the paper trail from downtown zines to the digital revolution
An heir to Bukowski and Eileen Myles struts her stuff
The 'Voice' reports the queer revolution
In Richard Hell's new novel, 'godlike philosopher poets' crash parties and go to Veselka
Selections from the Village Voice's annual Queer Issue
Across Town, Words Jump off the Page
For Lesbians, Age Counts Less Than Attitude. At 50, I'm a Non-Recovering Punk.
A Dispatch From the People's Poetry Gathering
Ah, those talking heads-the TV yabberers, not the guys singing about buildings and food. We've grown a little...