• Voice Choices

    July 16, 2014


    Ladies on the lit scene compare their craft

  • Voice Choices

    June 4, 2014


    Let the Minimalists teach you how to live with less crap

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2013

    Ask Fan Landers: Who Should I Start My First Band With?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 13, 2013


    Halley Feiffer's newest 
play comes to Rattlestick

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    Blink-182 - Music Hall of Williamsburg - 9/11/13

    Better Than: Everything. It started like a movie. The lights dim and rise up again. Excited cheers stifled by a few excited gasps. Half a second goes by and... "I'VE GOT NO REGRET RIGHT NOW." The nasal boom comes from deep within guitarist Tom DeLonge's throat, and with a ferocity that's unmatch ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 21, 2013


    Get in the ring with will power

  • Voice Choices

    July 10, 2013


    We’ll ditch school for Matthew Broderick any day

  • Voice Choices

    January 30, 2013


    See Luke Bryan shake it for 
you at Nassau Coliseum

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    When A Friend Freezes You Out For Someone Better

    One of the hazards of spending the better part of your adult life in nightclubs is that you often attract fly-by-night friends who are drawn to your glittery allure--which means that when someone comes along with more glittery allure, these heat seekers won't even throw a glance your way. Years ago ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    Q&A: Ches Smith Of Congs For Brums And These Arches On Playing With Marc Ribot And Drumming In All-Night Vodou Ceremonies

    Brooklyn-via-Cali drums heavyweight Ches Smith is a master of percussion, an omnipresent figurehead about town who holds the beats down for the likes of avant-jazz heroes like Marc Ribot, Darius Jones, Trevor Dunn and Mary Halvorson and can also be found pulling all-nighters drumming in Haitian vodo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    Lisa Lampanelli And I Cameo In New Music Video

    My best friend Lisa Lampanelli and I appear in "Q&A," the new video by Adam Barta, who sings about lusting for fame while shaking his booty at the Night of 1000 Gowns. Watch me sparkle--and thrill to my two phone messages too. Yes, I give good oral.

  • Voice Choices

    February 29, 2012


    Visit the collection of 
Gertrude Stein’s family

  • Voice Choices

    October 26, 2011


    Frank Ocean numbs the pain at Bowery Ballroom

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Presented For Your Enjoyment: A Shot-For-Shot Lego Remake Of LCD Soundsystem's "All My Friends"

    Everyone mourns the demise of their favorite bands in their own way; Michael J. Green decided to do so in elaborate fashion, crafting a shot-for-shot Lego remake of LCD Soundsystem's clip for "All My Friends." I have a strong feeling that this very well-done homage will be one of the more passed-ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    And Here Is the Royal Wedding Route in 3D

    This is not quite as good as a cat video, but here it is, anyway: The royal wedding route in 3D, thanks to Google Earth, makers of other things in 3D that you can share with your friends on the Internet, because 3D is either really retro or really modern or just another way to see the route of the r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    The Ten Best Musician/Comic Artist Friendships

    Grant Morrison in the video for My Chemical Romance's "Sing" Grant Morrison is a U.K. comic book writer known for known for highly singular--or insane, if you prefer, in a good way--takes on established mainstream properties like X-Men and Doom Patrol as well as his own, peyotesque original series ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    "Calvin Klein Is Obsessed With Your Article"

    At the Townhouse bar last night, a guy told me he was one of the guests at the illustrious Calvin Klein party for his paramour Nick Gruber. So how was it? "It was a total shitshow!" he declared as some of the bar's customers suddenly looked alive. "But get this," he went on. "Calvin's furious at ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 9, 2011

    ME VS. YOU

    Why can’t we all get along?

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Funerals: Now on the Internet

    via Funeral Streaming Network​Why would you have a funeral in real life when you could have it online, allowing people to pay their respects without ever having to put on a black outfit or even leave their homes? The New York Times explores our modern state of affairs, let's call it Memorial S ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 10, 2010


    Britpop of two minds

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    Tomorrow: My 10 Favorite Brooklyn Restaurants

    The grilled octopus with beans at Bay Ridge's Athena Express is a contender​Everyone has their favorite restaurants--the ones that are dependable after a long day, where they make the fried eggplant exactly how you like it. These places might not be "the best" but they're the places you're dra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    I Won a Gooth Magazine Readers' Choice Award!

    ​For best columnist! This was presented recently at Splash by the magazine, which covers gay clubs, music, and I guess columnists.

  • Voice Choices

    April 27, 2010


    These girls are true friends of Dorothy

  • Voice Choices

    January 26, 2010


    This play is rated R

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    Balade to Open Monday, Bringing More Lebanese Pitza to the East Village

    ​Balade, a new Lebanese pitza joint at 208 First Avenue, will open to the public next Monday. Run by Roland Semaan and Youssef Said, two childhood friends from Beirut, the restaurant will serve pita wraps, pitzas, salads, and a selection of mezza.

  • Voice Choices

    November 24, 2009


    Free Energy bring the good stuff

  • Voice Choices

    October 13, 2009


    Can't find a date? Just kill em' and drag em' along

  • Voice Choices

    September 29, 2009
  • Voice Choices

    July 1, 2009


    Blane isn't a name—it's a household appliance!

  • Voice Choices

    July 1, 2009


    P.S.1's Warm-Up honors avant-garde legend Arthur Russell

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    Actor Diego Luna Babysits, Discusses His On-Screen Reunion with Gael Garcia Bernal, Rudo y Cursi

    "In Mexico, you're always asked where Gael is, like if you're by yourself then you are nothing." The Mexican blockbuster Rudo y Cursi is the first film that Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal have costarred in since Y Tu Mama Tambien, the much acclaimed 2001 indie coming-of-age film that simultane ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 29, 2009


    Star-studded electronica makes a comeback

  • Voice Choices

    April 1, 2009


    Matthew Broderick plays a real pushover

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2008

    Paris Hilton's Romantic Secrets

    Paris Hilton seems to have finally clicked with a guy--Good Charlotte's Benji Madden--so I cornered her last week to ask why the relationship seems to be working better than her and Nicole did. "Please explain," I begged the Teflon socialite. "How do you stay a unit without straying? I'm old-school ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2008

    Recommended: Vivian Girls and Best Friends Forever at Death By Audio Tonight

    While California sun-suckers like Thee Oh Sees, Sic Alps, and No Age have that whole no-gazer big-hooks/gnarled-textures thing on lock, Brooklyn’s own Vivian Girls have them all beat as far as catchy melodies are concerned. Their upcoming debut full-length is a mutant cassette-quality howl that’ ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 19, 2008


    Only the best in LGBT cinema

  • Voice Choices

    April 22, 2008


    Beauty is the beast

  • NYC Life

    October 16, 2007

    Anne Saxelby's Last Meal: 'Total Cheese Debauchery'

    A cheese queen's Medieval feast, plus a tug boat

  • Film

    June 12, 2007
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    May 8, 2007
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    August 1, 2006
  • Film

    July 25, 2006

    Crash Test Dummy

    The loudest, boldest comic actor around takes an endless victory lap

  • Film

    April 18, 2006
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    March 21, 2006
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    October 18, 2005
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    October 26, 2004
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    January 6, 2004
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    February 4, 2003
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    October 29, 2002
  • Music

    November 20, 2001

    Hear Me Talkin’ to Ya

    Ashley and Marchetti Reunite in a Mind-Blowing Nonconcert

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