Trouble in Flushing
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 >>
In praise of a knucklehead
Tom Carter Benefit: Chelsea Light Moving, Steve Gunn, White Out 285 Kent Wednesday, September 12 Better than: Wishing this week's Sonic Youth communiqué was a tour announcement. It's been almost a year since Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore called it quits. The split, of course, has stalled Sonic Yo ... More >>
Ed Sanders at Boo-Hooray Gallery Boo-Hooray Gallery Thursday, February 16 Better than: Blogging. "Out to grope, back in 10 min," reads one of the artifacts on display this month at the Boo-Hooray gallery. The scrap was once hung in the window of the Peace Eye Bookstore, the East Village shop ... More >>
A show that made 'em mad in D.C. comes to town
The novelist gathers up a wide collection of her essays.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesMarch 25, 1965, Vol. X, No. 23Dylan Meets the PressBy J.R. GoddardFour years ago a thin, aquiline-faced boy of 19 got off the subway from Hibbing, Minnesota, to come up for air in the Village, bearing with him no more than a battered guita ... More >>
"We always just wanted to be Fugazi, but people saw us otherwise." Thursday: Geoff Rickly is the one in the middle It's been almost a decade since Thursday released their breakout record Full Collapse, the album that launched the "post-hardcore" band into a major label contract with Island Records ... More >>
Good thing Carl Sandburg's not around to read them. FSG publishes the complete correspondence.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 15, 1958, Vol. III, No. 51 Here to Save Us By Marc D. Schleifer "Why have you come back, Allen," I said. "To save America," he answered. "I don't know what from." Between the question-smile, answer-laugh, the first bee ... More >>
Battling art's blind spot
A life in artthe Voice chats with Peter Schjeldahl, art critic and pleasure addict
Genius? Idiot? Poetry-world provocateur Jim Behrle likes Ginsberg and acrylic poo
The real possibilities open up when it doesn't cost a bundle to pursue your muse
Remembering anthropologist Tobias Schneebaumand other members of an unconventional salon
In Richard Hell's new novel, 'godlike philosopher poets' crash parties and go to Veselka
Guy DeBord hits the sauce, and John Ashbery gives you Poundage sans asshole
From sipping iced tea and playing Al Green to imagining you're watching Ricky beat Lucy
Alfred Leslie has not left the building
I'm a reasonably happy personor at least I was before I went into psychotherapy
Collecting Mexican Women Poets
Want to Learn About Your City? Theres No Place Like Home.
Faced With Eviction, Taylor Mead Cleans House.
And the Message Is . . . ?
The Timely Resurrection of David Wojnarowicz