Zachary Feldman heads to Harlem for this week's review, popping into Cheri (231 Lenox Avenue, 212-662-4374), a well-styled French restaurant that's been luring in a hip crowd.
Last year, Paul Iacono, best known for MTV's The Hard Times of RJ Berger, came out on this blog to kudos and roses. And that's not the end of his gay news. A film Paul costars in, GBF (which just played the Tribeca Film Festival) brings a refreshing gay spin to the glib, colorful teen comedy genre ... More >>
JK Rowling's first adult novel, The Casual Vacancy, is like a chamber of secrets unleashed in a goblet of fire. It's outrageous and dark and shocking and filthy and I'm loving hearing about it! As described in this report: "One teenager cuts herself to relieve her misery, another commits suicide. ... More >>
Harry Potter is going gay. Daniel Radcliffe just wrapped the movie Kill Your Darlings, which involves a murder that brings together renowned Beat Generation writers like Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, and Allen Gisnberg. And Radcliffe plays Ginsberg.
video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo playerRemember Jessica Sporty? She is the enterprising Murray Hill twentysomething written about in November by Business Insider, which first published her name, after which it was picked up by various media outlets (us included); then changed it to ... More >>
Svedka girlIf you're getting dressed up for All Hallows Eve this year, hopefully you've already bought or sensibly made your costume, because the Halloween stores are zoos. They're insanely crowded! Lines running through entire giant warehouse shops! As we were leaving Halloween Adventure, we ... More >>
What the elephant will look like when fully installed. If you go over to Union Square right now, you'll notice that people are installing a huge elephant standing on his trunk. The tireless 26-foot-tall elephant will maintain the pose through the end of May 2012. He's a 2008 piece by Spanish ... More >>
Emma StoneHere are your emma-culate choices: *Emma Stone She scored with sass in Easy A (an overrated film, but she was fine) and now is everywhere, thanks to Crazy Stupid Love, The Help, and a Vanity Fair cover, not to mention the upcoming Spider-Man flick. You'd better get used to her. ... More >>
They're in the new romantic comedy Friends With Benefits, in which Justin and Mila Kunis try to have sex with no strings attached and find that the expected complications develop.
New details continue to emerge about Levi Aron, the Brooklyn man who confessed to killing and dismembering 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky this past week. Police sources said that Aron's family claims the 35-year-old was in a car accident at age 10 which impaired him mentally. Co-workers at the hardware ... More >>
Travis Morrison, in a rare break from his stand-up-comedy routine. Pics by Jena Cumbo.The Dismemberment Plan Webster Hall Saturday, January 29 Better Than: Back when they played shows with Death Cab for Cutie as the "Death and Dismemberment" tour. Travis Morrison, frontman for freshly reun ... More >>
It's common knowledge that kicking a capital-H Habit isn't the most pleasant experience, to say the least. But what if there were a cure for drug addiction out there that only comes with one side effect, that of intense hallucinations? For this week's Village Voice cover story, join Keegan Ha ... More >>
The last year in Broadway theater saw the appearances of names like Scarlett Johansson and Catherine Zeta-Jones not just on stages, but in the same award categories as their Loyal-to-New-York-Theater co-stars. The trending caused our own lead theater critic Michael Feingold to pen an epic scr ... More >>
Chad GriffithGraham Rayman's "The NYPD Tapes: Inside Bed-Stuy's 81st Precinct," chronicles hundreds of recorded hours of cops talking about their jobs between June 1, 2008, and October 31, 2009. Here's today's outtake. On August 2, 2009: "Questions, comments? The sky is blue. Harry Potter ... More >>
Gaga for Google and every twittle thing that made the Aughts fraught with fakery and fun
I'm a terrible Catholic and never believed much in the shroud of Turin, especially when I saw a really bad Broadway musical about it in the '80s. And sure enough, some years ago, N. D. Wilson did a study that proved how through ancient methods the shroud could easily be duplicated today. Fee ... More >>
Orpheus, Dick, and a little reefer: our annual round-up of the year's best
And Mamet books Broadway revivals, and several people reveal altered states.
A man named Luis stands on a footbridge over the LIE in Queens and waves flags at passing traffic. He says he does this at other locations, describes his turf as his "office" and "university." "Luis keeps his last name, his age, and many other things about himself private," says the New York Times' ... More >>
Facing Indy at the box office, Narnia sequel ups the action
Films by, for, and about twentysomethings are having a moment. IM someone about it.
Revisiting choreography of the 'American Century'
Creative beer receptacles and futile after-party searches after a long day at Coney Island
Despite a nonexistent marketing campaign, Cuarón's latest is not to be missed
Behind the scenes of a sleepy-fetish video shoot
Flinging poo at the haters with the Arctic Monkeys
Bush White House checked with rapture Christians before latest Israel move
New York Bookstores on My Mind
Good Gifts From Cheap Stores
Millennium Movies Get a Second Chance