Debbie Cook and her husband Wayne Baumgarten, Christmas 2010Most of the press reporting on Debbie Cook so far has focused on her past as a high-ranking executive in the Church of Scientology and her sudden transformation this week into a whistleblower trying to rally her fellow church members ... More >>
It's that time of the week, when Scientology workers scramble to get their statistics turned in. And with the Thursday 2pm deadline looming, we like to do the same, rounding up the church's stats for the past week. First up, a little political humor... Yesterday, Martin Bashir did a bit of editor ... More >>
Superheroes, sequels, and TWO Conans! Summer has arrived.
My Chemical Romance go . . . Styx. Photo by Neil Krug.In this week's Village Voice, Brandon Soderberg profiles the 21-year-old rap producer AraabMuzik, Christopher R. Weingarten is not impressed with the new record from My Chemical Romance, Francis Davis praises new efforts from Bill Frisell, ... More >>
Crazily enough, the movie I Love You, Phillip Morris, in which Jim Carrey plays a real-life man who's mad for the title character portrayed by Ewan McGregor, might not get a theatrical release in the US because people are too squeamish about a gay sex scene in it. What could be so awful--does Adam ... More >>