By Joseph Lapin
Because there are multiple decades of jazz, it's almost impossible to pick the top 10 albums of all time; the hip cats with their canes and cool shades will throw their used saxophone reeds in my direction and call me a young whippersnapper.
But so many people out there, young or e ... More >>
For the next two weeks, the Voice's film critics will be offering daily looks at the movies at this year's new York Film Festival.
This morning, Nick Schager dishes about two worthwhile documentaries off the Main Slate: Room 237, that copyright-braving examination of the complexities of The Shinin ... More >>
(1) Because it's brave.
Going against Scientology (and in fact anything that preaches a "Cause") is a bold move, though as the film continues to make lots of money, it will probably seem a little less brave.
(2) Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman give a master class in screen acting.
Th ... More >>
I was having a perfectly innocent time at the Central Park Zoo the other day, marveling at all the sunbathing turtles, shy red pandas, unselfconscious scarlet ibises, and precious little cotton top tamarins.
And I came upon a snow leopard--imperious, regal, and willingly posing for tourists' photos ... More >>
A Celebration of the Wonderful World Of Phoebe Jacobs
Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Thursday, May 24
The voice that filled Rose Hall first at the Thursday afternoon memorial for Phoebe Jacobs was Jacobs's own. There was her face, too, projected on a large screen in a first-tier box. It all mi ... More >>
After operating at maybe 75 percent of its potential for almost its
first full week, on Sunday the Cannes Film Festival kicked into full
auteurist gear, with the premieres of three formally audacious new works
from three contemporary international art film stars: Michael Haneke's Amour (which we ... More >>
What do you do when you are the Cute Beatle approaching 70? Ageand those decades of inhaling herbis finally catching up to those pipes, yet vanity or stubbornness prevents you from simply clipping on that capo to sing your classics in a lower key. Oh, and your name is Sir Paul and you' ... More >>
Some of these ladies aren't still plus-sized -- and a bunch of them aren't even alive -- but whatever the case, they have all been through plump periods of the soul. And their apparent lack of vomiting skills always gave them a refreshing heft, big lungs, and an ability to transcend their potential ... More >>
I just saw My Week With Marilyn at the New York Film Festival, and it turns out to be a sweet and incisive true story about a production assistant's interplay with the screen legend during the tumultuous filming of The Prince and the Showgirl.
The gofer, Colin Clark (played with youthful wonder by ... More >>
His extraordinary humility aside, pianist Hank Jones had an extraordinary career: He played with everyone from Ella Fitzgerald to Charlie Parker to Benny Goodman, and after a late-career resurgence in which he finally deigned to bask a bit in the spotlight, he was recording critically lauded album ... More >>
Patricia WilliamsPatricia Williams has been cooking in New York for almost 30 years, and her resume includes many restaurants that made a significant imprint on the city's dining scene, including Barry Wine's Quilted Giraffe, Arizona 206, and Sarabeth's Kitchen. And after spending time behind ... More >>
Paul QuitorianoElizabeth Kuchta, representing the Court Square stop, dressed as the Subway Ride of Shame, with Gatorade and high heels in hand. Portraits of the other contestants are here.
The City Reliquary is a small, unassuming Williamsburg storefront with a strand of carnival lights across the ... More >>