Should you see Purple Rain? Yes. The answer is yes. Of course, that's the perspective from someone living in a world that has already been influenced by three decades of Purple Rain's greatness. It's a film recognized by all non-jive turkeys as an absolutely beautiful marriage between modern music a ... More >>
Any longtime Voice reader, serious design nerd, or anyone who's ever admired a magazine cover will likely recognize Robert Newman's name. As the design director for this paper from 1991 to 1994, he designed some of the Voice's most iconic covers, including the one at right (you can see some more of ... More >>
Lara Logan in CairoAs the deaths of photographers Tim Hetherington and Chris Honros sadly reminded us last week, journalists continue to face dangers all over the globe, and especially in the volatile Middle East, where a rash of uprisings have created historic opportunities to capture news, ... More >>
If you're lucky, he'll shout out his wad. J Mascis's career has been fairly consistent. Even during the time Dinosaur Jr. had disbanded, he kept busy with his solo project, making sure that every couple of years we got a fresh dose of yearning-to-connect vocals and brontosaurus-sized fuzz-guitar. H ... More >>
That's what he just told Entertainment Weekly about his costar in the 2003 Broadway revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. It's odd that Patric waited eight whole years for this tempestuous trashing. Ned Beatty--who played Big Daddy in the same production--ripped apart both Judd and Patric way back in ... More >>
One would have to be as nutty as outgoing New York Film Critics Circle chairman and New York Press film critic Armond White to attempt to refute his lies, exaggerations, fantasies, smears and false assumptions point by point -- especially since he tends to project his own intentions onto his ... More >>
The New York Observer's star media reporter John Koblin left his post there a few weeks ago to work with longtime Observer editor-in-chief Peter Kaplan at Fairchild Publications as Womens Wear Daily's Memo Pad reporter. Culture editor Sara Vilkomerson left last week for a job with Entertainme ... More >>
Our host, in his elementLook, when you get an email with that offer, you say yes. It's just a fact. And thus do I find myself on a bus yesterday evening with 20-odd publicists, journalists (OK!, In Style, Vibe, Entertainment Weekly, etc.), and TV/radio people, a merciful lack of ironical "LOL ... More >>
Entertainment Weekly got its hands on the line-up for Season 2 of Top Chef Masters, which will premiere on April 7. Of the 22 competitors, six were featured on Season 1.
Lovers of r&b already love him. Time to wake up everyone else.
A solemn tribute to once-hot-shit trends that (mostly) won't be joining us in the '10s
Let's recap: Out magazine blew the whistle on Adam Lambert's handlers for various demands they made so that he wouldn't come across "too gay" in the magazine. Lambert fired back with remarks on ew.com saying the mag had crossed the line. And now, here's Out's response to the response: "We' ... More >>
But we'll explain him anyway
Kim-Ann Foxman and Andy Butler You'd never know it from his press photos, but Andy Butler is a big softy. The world knows him as the head and heart of DFA giants Hercules and Love Affair, but he's also recognizable for his penetrating stare and imposing physique--by the looks of, say, his rather me ... More >>
In Sunday's New York Times, Frank Rich wrote that culture warriors -- that is, those "intrusive and divisive moral scolds who thrived in the bubbles of the Clinton and Bush years" -- are being "laid off" in the Obama era, because people are too concerned with the genuine crisis of the economy to ... More >>
Welcome to the Village Voice's not-really-annual Oscar liveblog! Feel the electricity. Not sure if you've heard, but: This year's Academy Awards will be UNLIKE ANY YOU'VE EVER SEEN BEFORE! First of all: They've hired an architect to design the set. Money well spent. Next: Taking a page from The M ... More >>
The importance of being Sasha Fierce
From the multiplex to the stump: It's caped crusader versus community organizer, and the end is nigh
A sardonic Russian, and other summer book highlights
Jason Segel has balls, and uses them to great effect
Yes, yes, we know. This was the YEAR OF APATOW. Beg to differ?
Critics were simply flabbergasted by harmonies in 2006, but we all needed them
Jay-Z's aura finally outshines his artwhat a drag it is getting old
Profiles in the sack
Putatively musical sounds from hunger, for the fan of the future in a very disastrous year
Why We Voted for Slim Shady
The Improvisational Rock Scene Isn't Just for Hippies Anymore
One Woman in Her Time Played Many Parts
The Betrayal of Stanley Kubrick
Jerry Falwell Outs Tinky Winky! Musto Beat Him to It.
I'm With the Brand