Despite their often admirable message discipline, sometimes our rightblogger subjects just don't coalesce around one newsworthy subject that merits our attention. Such was the case last week. We could attend their thoughts on Obama's NSA speech, but frankly when you've seen one wave of fake outrage ... More >>
Today the tireless Nick Pinkerton is back with a look at the fascinating -- and hard-to-Google -- No. em>No Directed by Pablo Larrain Screens Friday, Oct. 12th at 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 13th at 3:00 p.m. Against Argo's opening weekend, the NYFF has (one imagines, unconsciously) counter-prog ... More >>
You know, pupils that make you go "Meow." Here are the fiercest of the litter.
New Hollywood's apex
Obama's coming up for reelection, and gas prices and unemployment are high. So why do rightbloggers concentrate instead on cultural issues like abortion, contraception and Rush Limbaugh's opinion of Sandra Fluke? Some think it's because they're bunch of misogynists*. We think it's because they h ... More >>
Writing on the Rush Limbaugh/Sandra Fluke controversy in his column, Frank Bruni makes the point that there are a whole lot more words in the English language for sexually "transgressive" females than there are males -- who also typically wind up being lauded for their promiscuous proclivities. "W ... More >>
When Rush Limbaugh called Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke a "slut" and a "prostitute" on his radio show Feb. 29, it sure seemed like the end of an era might be upon us. Public outcry prompted sponsors to pull support from the show, leaving many to wonder whether the conservative stalwart would ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 24, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 21 The '73 'Obies': Plays were the thing by Audrey Berman Judging by the "Obie" ceremony Monday night, the plays were the thing -- seven of the 26 awards going for new plays, with "The Hot l Baltimore" and ... More >>
Since 1981, World Food Day has come around every October to increase awareness and understanding of hunger, and promote actions to alleviate it. But its scope is just so planetary, so mindful of countries that don't suffer from an overabundance of junk food, subsidized corn, and diabetic thir ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 20, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 16 films in focus By Andrew Sarris The 44th annual festivities of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences began with a whimper and ended with a bang, demonstrating that, among other things, Oscar ... More >>
kingstonnycalendar.orgJessica and Joshua Applestone at the New Amsterdam MarketFleisher's, the upstate butcher beloved by sustainable-meat freaks, New Amsterdam Market loyalists, and Julie Powell, will soon be spreading its gospel to an even larger paying audience: according to the shop's la ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 29, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 44 Film: Little Fauss By Molly Haskell Can Robert Redford be a nasty skunk? Can Jack Nicholson be without charm? Or Jane Fonda without bail money? Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard his spot ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 17, 1968, Vol. XIV, No. 1 Films by Andrew Sarris "BARBARELLA" is not nearly the disaster it had every intention of being. Somehow its comic strip conceits and Playboy-Bunny-in-Disneyland decor manage to sustain themselves for 1 ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 15, 1967, Vol. XII, No. 35 Films By Andrew Sarris "CASINO ROYALE" is said to be doing spectacular business despite moderately unfavorable reviews. Most of the proceedings were too esoteric for this reviewer. At times, it seemed th ... More >>
Talking with the smart Jeff Daniels and plotting our Tonys revenge.
Here's who's I say is going to win the Tony awards for Broadway excellence this Sunday. Then again, I'm at a disadvantage because I've actually seen the shows. I'm even a Tony voter! Best Play: God of Carnage Best Musical: Billy Elliot Best Actor: Geoffrey Rush, Exit The King Best Actress: Jane ... More >>
To combat the dull economy, big movie stars have taken over Broadway's stages, trophy in hand, hoping people will see them in just about anything. And they pretty much will, though some of these stars are offering way more than just reading the phone book. Their lustrous likes include:
The New York Times looks at the box office health of Broadway and pronounces it sound. To them the strong audiences for previews of West Side Story "represent a clear fact amid the uncertainty about the near-term future of the Broadway economy: Audiences have not given up on the theater at this poin ... More >>
A new Vietnamese spot on the Upper West Side showcases Michael Huynh's cooking
Snapshots of the long, long trip from Chicago '68 to Chicago '08
I'm worshiping Foster Hirsch's Otto Preminger, The Man Who Would Be King, a gorgeously researched biography of the erratic, moody, but sometimes brilliant Hollywood director who wielded a whip made of chutzpah. Otto's one of the main luminaries of my bad movie club thanks to some of his stellar misf ... More >>
Call them the popular front to MoveOn.org's dogged efforts to defeat Republicans at the ballot box this November. Today the anti-Bush campaign World Can't Wait is pledging to bring legions of fellow Bush foes to the streets here in New York and in cities across the country, in a collective manife ... More >>
A Vietnam war doc with powerful contemporary parallels
Vanessa Redgrave brings to BAM a character who's forced to take justice into her own hands
Did Ibsen's A Doll's House need updating? Berlin's Thomas Ostermeier gave it a shot.
Stop Building 'an American Sparta'
How to get the public interested in campaign finance reform? Think Pam Grier.
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