In 2009, Joe Moses joined forces with his college friends and peers in Team StarKid to effectively blow up the internet with their YouTube parody musical titled A Very Potter Musical. Playing a hilariously drawling, gliding, and deliciously wicked version of Severus Snape, Moses showed off his comed ... More >>
A picture perfect replica of the All Terrain Armored Transport Vehicle from Star Wars done in gingerbread Tired of the usual gingerbread houses studded with gumdrops, and fairy tale castles covered in white, jism-like frosting? Well, here's a new collection of structures made of inedibly dry ginger ... More >>
Before you chime in with "But you forgot...": No, I didn't. These are my personal favorites. Feel free to tell me yours.
Next week, the CBGB Festival will take over a bunch of clubs around New York City in an effort to honor the legacy of the onetime Bowery staple, but right now in Savannah, Georgia, a movie about the club's history is being filmed. Starring Alan Rickman as CBGB impresario Hilly Krystal and his Harry ... More >>
Last night's National Board of Review dinner at Cipriani 42nd Street was a long but rewarding evening filled with gratitude and sass. Presenter Rosie O'Donnell ripped into Lars von Trier's movies and said it was OK for her to trash him; "I'll never work for him--or Woody Allen. Pedophile? Wh ... More >>
Forget the fear of laws changing - people lined up to see him the first day he came out! So why not their spouse?Some people have asked us: If same-sex marriage is here to stay, just why exactly do couples have to get married the first day, anyway? Isn't it a waste of money for the cash-strap ... More >>
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 begins as Harry, Ron, and Hermione continue their quest of finding and destroying the Dark Lord's three remaining Horcruxes. Don't be too impressed by all that. I took it verbatim off IMDb. I never have any idea what's going on in these Harry P ... More >>
When J.K. Rowling announced her mysterious new website, Pottermore, last week, we, like so many millions of other Harry Potter fans, were giddy with excitement. Rumors of a new series set in the Harry Potter universe were flying around the internet faster than curses at a meeting of Dumbledor ... More >>
Workaholics last week Last week's episode of Comedy Central's Wednesday-night Workaholics, a first-season show about recent graduates fumbling through a post-college reality as telemarketers, took place at the Gathering of the Juggalos. From the attention to detail, it was clear creators did their ... More >>
photo by Nate "Igor" SmithThe Gregory Brothers at the Village Voice Web Awards in December 2010 Among the rusty Web 2.0 jokes, Anne Hathaway's cornball hooting, and all the precious air Oprah breathed, there were a few redeeming aspects to last night's Oscars. Coincidentally (or not?), they tended ... More >>
Our Lady J does our lady Dolly
"OK, I might actually be a witch." Pics by Rob, more below.Florence and the Machine Terminal 5 Monday, November 1 Better Outfits Than: The costumes everyone else wears on Halloween. I refuse to see any more Harry Potter movies unless Florence Welch joins the cast, traipsing around Hogwarts ... More >>
Every now and then a buzzword or buzz-term comes along, and you have no idea what it means, or why people are saying it, you just know that everyone's going to be saying it, or is saying it, and you have no idea what it means until someone sighs, shakes their head, and explains something to y ... More >>
Nnedi Okorafor steers clear of J.K. Rowling
Scary scarecrow on the label, flying witches pressed into the amber glass of the bottle, why don't they call it Harry Potter Ale? "Oh boy," I said aloud, peering into the huge refrigerator case devoted entirely to imported beer at my local Palestinian bodega, "a beer with a Satanic, or at le ... More >>
Your favorite books read in the flesh . . . bottoms up!
We will, in the closing days of this wretched decade, list the Top Ten reasons why it sucked. Reason #10 is here. This is #9. Name your favorite artists of the past decade. Tough one, huh? The Voice plays the best-of-decade game in the current issue, and we salute the fine crit ... More >>
The Oscar nominations aren't out yet, but the Golden Globe ones were announced and all the critics' groups have declared their faves, so it's becoming clear who's being royally shafted this year. These are the best performances that I feel are sadly being pushed under a truck in favor of big ... More >>
A lot can happen in 10 years. Here, the highlights.
Punk Frank Portman launches his new book
Edward Scissorhands closes the "Movies With a View" series
A few weeks ago I bemoaned how pointless AMC's censored version of Pulp Fiction was, so I did not expect to discover over the holiday weekend a half-minute animated remake of Quentin Tarantino's 1994 hit movie that stars rabbits and is totally hilarious. The 30-Second Bunnies Theatre company--John ... More >>
Twilight has emerged as a cinema phenomenon--Harry Potter with fangs--and it's clearly because it knows its target audience (moist teen girls), it delivers dreamy, hypnotic goods based on a popular book, and it stars a really cute guy (though I have to admit I could barely keep my eyes open to enjoy ... More >>
Harry Potter supporting player David Thewlis recently had a bodyguard guide him through six hours at Disneyland because he was certain he'd be swarmed by overanxious kiddies who'd recognize him from the magical franchise. But as Thewlis freely admits, he was never approached once! Even by haters! Si ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla looks on as Built to Spill revive 1997's "get all split on some green and contemplate the cosmos" sad-rock epic Perfect From Now On. Ben Detrick joins T.I. in saying so long to the gun show with the rapper's new Paper Trail. Don Allred revis ... More >>
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Fake-Brit nice guys attend to some (but not all) Beatlesque details
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