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 >>
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 >>
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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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
End times watch! Amid the creatures washing up on our shores or dropping out of the sky dead, spam -- the digital kind -- has become something of an endangered species, according to BBC News, dropping from 200 billion messages sent every day in August to a mere 50 billion daily in December.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
At a new Williamsburg spot, the meat gets smoked—but so does your wallet
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 >>
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Beowulf, meet the Replacements! Great books from 2007 you may have missed.
Creative beer receptacles and futile after-party searches after a long day at Coney Island
A week before his Ten Commandments comedy opens, David Wain's cult fave hits the midnight circuit
Fantasy + Fashion = Magic
Fake-Brit nice guys attend to some (but not all) Beatlesque details
The wizard of id: Orgasmic spells and naughty wand usage in a hormonal third installment
Unlike you, this teenager got her fantasy novel published
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