How they missed the opportunity for a "Dance Dance Revolution" headline is hard to understand, but yet again, here you will find the New York Times Thursday Styles section interacting with Brooklyn's creatures of the night! This time, they are dancing, and they are doing it without drugs.
In this week's Village Voice, we present our annual summer guide, featuring all sorts of seasonal picks for music, film, art, dance, theater, food, etc., not to mention Mikael Wood on the club-pop reboot of Kelis, Ben Davis on Lightning Bolt's Brian Chippendale, Jed Lipinski on Pulitzer winne ... More >>
Vikings, asses, and LSD—Voice writers pick their favorite books of the year
R.A. the Rugged Man: More dirty laundry than you can imagine. Photo by Calvin Godfrey.In this week's Village Voice, Ben Westhoff recounts the long, setback- and STD-ridden journey of Long Island's own R.A. the Rugged Man, Jed Lipinski talks to the players involved with the semi-embargoed Lil ... More >>
In this week's Voice, Jed Lipinski tells the long and involved story behind the making, and then spiking, of The Carter, thirty-year-old director Adam Bhala Lough's verite documentary depicting Lil Wayne's 2008 U.S. and European tour. The DVD finally comes out next week, with a disclaimer calling ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice, we present our annual Best of NYC issue, featuring New York's best in Arts and Entertainment, Shops and Services, People and Places, Sports, Recreation, and Sex, Bars and Clubs, and of course Eats and Treats. Elsewhere, Rob Harvilla gets to know the deliciously indulge ... More >>
Hurrah for Best Of the Best Ofs! What do you think? Is Mexico 2000, "a quaint shop under the J/M/Z line in East Williamsburg," New York's Best Bodega? Or McGovern of Brooklyn the city's Most Morbid Florist? Surely you have an opinion on our Best Yankee (Mariano Rivera), Met (Jerry Manuel) , ... More >>
Vinyl Life: Not just hitting the space bar. Photo by David Herron.In this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla spends an evening at S.O.B.'s with BLK JKS and returns, a bit overwhelmed: "No band on the planet right now is overplaying with the titanic, fearless, stupendously excessive gusto of S ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice, we unveil our 2009 Fall Arts Guide: Dan Weiss on the Jane Austen alt-rock of Brooklyn locals the Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Jed Lipinski in conversation with George Packer on the occasion of the author's forthcoming Interesting Times: Writings From a Turbulent ... More >>
Fall Arts! Along with looks ahead at the various season highlights, Aaron Hillis interviews Juliette Binoche. Robert Shuster contemplates Sarah Anne Johnson. Jed Lipinski reads Interesting Times: Writings From a Turbulent Decade by George Packer. Dan Weiss takes in The Pains of Being Pure at ... 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 >>
Naughty By Nature Southpaw March 16 In middle school, an older female cousin of mine asked if I knew what O.P.P. meant. I admitted that I didn't. "Other People's Privates," she said. "Okay," I said, still unclear about it. How did one come to be "down with O.P.P." exactly? Was it cool or shameful? ... More >>
Credit: Maryanne Ventrice Vivian Girls and Bones Royal Living Room January 11 Kids under 8 make incredible hecklers. Their approach is disarming: a combination of pure curiosity, unwieldy imagination, and a total lack of sarcasm. As Bones Royal, a countrified three-piece from the LES, were tuning ... More >>
Creepy Earth Mothers! Portuguese drag queens! Voice writers pick their favorites of the year.
In this week's Village Voice. . .Best Of! Arts & Entertainment is here; Rob Harvilla's essay on New York's music scene, "In Praise of the Hype Machine," is here; People & Places, Shopping & Services, and more, here. There remains, however, a regular Music Section, in which Maxwell stops by to say: ... More >>