For Matt Damon and company, the message is the message
He acts, he sings, and he even talks—with me! By Michael Musto
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 30, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 18 Vonnegut & Earth Day by Anna Mayo It was the night before Earth Day. Kurt Vonnegut, set off by the ambience of the Algonquin Hotel, looked more like Mark Twain than Hal Holbrook. He was talking about th ... More >>
When it comes to writing upbeat pop songs about insects, deceased spouses, and other suitable-for-nightmares subject matter, former Soft Boy Robyn Hitchcock is the best there is. And his singular point of view has developed no small number of friends, fans and followers: he's recorded with Gillian W ... More >>
Writer's cramp? No, a nonstop stream of diary during the Oscars telecast.
Stranded by Oscar
Premieres can be achingly tedious affairs where you stare at the floor as the filmmakers get up to publicly admire each others’ spunk and perspicacity. ("Thanks, Vince. You helped make Fred Claus a life-altering labor of love!") But at the recent premiere of The Orphanage, the spooky-dooky film Sp ... More >>
From the seer, suckers: The nominees, plus trash talk about some non-nominees
Wynonna's backwoods backstory (and other therapy issues)
Musto zings tenor and Lance sings bass. Plus gossip hot enough to roast a Friar.
Devout banter about a very different Bible class, plus sleuthing about Sleuth and ragging on Rita
Sean Penn delivers a soulful road movie and refuses to define his subject
Two revivals of classic dramas show America's knack for denying the truth
When ethics and profit clash in today's corporate newsrooms, guess which side wins?