This week in the Voice, out today, Michael Feingold says in his essay on the OBIES that Broadway kinda sucks: "Sitting through Man and Superman and The Caretaker, after a week that had included Ghost, Don't Dress for Dinner, and Leap of Faith, I realized that I didn't hate theatergoing at all: I jus ... More >>
This week in the Voice, out today: Graham Rayman revisits the NYPD tapes, detailing a report corroborating whistleblower Adrian Schoolcraft's complaints about police misconduct: "In other words, at the same time that police officials were attacking Schoolcraft's credibility, refusing to pay him, and ... More >>
What is there to do in sizzling hot New York City? Everything, of course! This week's issue of the Voice is jam-packed with everything you need to know to have the best summer ever. Also, Steven Thrasher gives us the story of the Hebrew Language Academy, a public charter school in Brooklyn wh ... More >>
Nicki Minaj, the O. Henry of rap. Photo by Howard Huang.In this week's Village Voice, we present our Winter Arts Guide, featuring Mikael Wood on Iron & Wine's new record, Aaron Hillis in conversation with British actress Lesley Manville, James Hannaham's winter books picks, Ben Davis on artis ... More >>
Home is, as they say, where the heart is. So who's the guy selling you your Lipitor and what the hell are all these rats doing everywhere? In this week's Village Voice cover story, join staff writer Elizabeth Dwoskin for a rousing, fun, morbid round of the game New Yorkers everywhere can rela ... More >>
Adios Carlos D! Photo by Lee Gwyn.In this week's Voice, we present our fall arts guide: Mikael Wood on the return of Interpol, sans Carlos D; Angela Ashman goes shopping with Karen O's style guru, Christian Joy; Aaron Hillis interviews director Oliver Stone; James Hannaham talks to author Mat ... More >>
Ted Leo, blowing a vuvuzela. Photo by Mark Hewko.In this week's Village Voice, we get ready for Siren Festival by talking to Ted Leo about the rumors of his impending retirement (not true!), while Rob Harvilla attempts to sort through former Siren headliner M.I.A.'s new Maya, Chuck Eddy round ... More >>
Lizzi Bougatsos joins The Last Supper on Canal Street. Photo by David Wentworth.In this week's Village Voice, we present our Spring Arts Guide: Angela Ashman goes shopping with Gang Gang Dance's Lizzi Bougatsos, James Hannaham talks to Baise-Moi director Virginie Despentes, Ben Davis on Grúp ... More >>
Alice in Chains get down. Photo by Santiago Felipe.In this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla sees the sorta resurrected Alice in Chains at Terminal 5, Stephen Deusner on the creative nonfiction of the Drive By Truckers' The Big To-Do, and Phil Freeman gets personal with jazz violinist Regina ... More >>
After a lifetime of political hackery, former city councilmember Noach Dear, who had never even practiced law, became a municipal judge. Who knew he'd become a savior to hundreds of New Yorkers harassed and dunned by unscrupulous and sometimes crooked debt collectors? And that he'd get standing ova ... More >>
Photo by Cary Conover.
What were the Obies like? We noticed mainly free drinks. James Hannaham saw a lot of winners of color ("Black is definitely the new black"), and many other details. List of laureates here; slideshow here.
Michael Feingold starts his Obie meditation by talking about depart ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice, we unveil our 2009 Summer Arts Guide: Stacey Anderson on the constantly curious and enduringly romantic Malian duo Amadou & Mariam, Jed Lipinski on author Lawrence Osborne's delightfully vulgar Bangkok Days, Aaron Hillis in conversation with Surveillance director Jennif ... More >>
In his previous mayoral campaigns, Mike Bloomberg has cut deals with Randi Weingarten's teachers' union that have eased his way to victory. But they also also stiffed charter schools and thwarted any hope of a real turnaround in our school system. Wayne Barrett tells us why this could be -- and sho ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla on Superdrag's snarling, ferocious comeback, spiritual awakening notwithstanding.
Erik Parker on rap battles, circa 2009, starring 50 Cent and Rick Ross. Plus Ben Detrick comes through with a particularly formidable catalog of spectacular rap ... More >>
50 Cent and Rick Ross have a beef. Will it be settled with guns? Actually, it will more likely be settled with internet videos and rapid response units. What what? Erik Parker explains the new state of the art.
Burial societies are supposed to assure their members of a grave when their time comes. ... More >>
The American military presence in Afghanistan costs about $16 billion a month. What are we getting for the money? "Afghaniscrewed: How I Spent My Fall Vacation" by P.J. Tobia.
When Alan Hevesi was the city's, then the state's comptroller, Jack Chartier and Hank Morris were his "two loyal gatekeepe ... More >>
Clockwise from top left: Autumn, fest-opener Amreeka, Alexis Dos Santos's Unmade Beds, Cold Souls, and Mid-August Lunch.
In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Phillip Mlynar asks DOOM, rap's biggest enigma, if he's heard any good jokes lately.
Larry Blumenfeld crosses borders, hearts with th ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice, we unveil our 2009 Spring Arts Guide: Stacey Anderson on Metric's dreamy new Fantasies, Zach Baron on author Wells Tower's Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned, Aaron Hillis in conversation with Steven Soderbergh, Robert Shuster on sculptor Chakaia B ... More >>