John DeLucie takes over a Prohibition-era gem
Better Than: Actually being high on fire. High on Fire's show at the Bowery on Friday was glorious. How glorious? It inspired us to see them again Saturday night at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Suffice it to say, our ears were thoroughly metalled into submission over the weekend. See Also: - H ... More >>
Over the summer, we reported on this little evangelical group from Spencerport, New York, called the New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedom. The organization stands on that ever-tipsy fence between religion and politics; its website's mantra states that "as a Christian ministry, NYCF exists to influ ... More >>
It's been over a year since New York's Marriage Equality Act was enacted by Governor Cuomo. And, since then, numerous conservative groups across the state have attempted to strike the law down in court. But none have gotten as far as the New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedom - a group from Spencerp ... More >>
The Song: will.i.am feat. Mick Jagger and Jennifer Lopez, "T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)" The Crimes: Overhashtagging, sub-"Dancing In The Streets" incoherence from Jagger, using "feces" as a term of braggadocio. Sometimes I feel bad for the music industry, which has had a rough go of it these ... More >>
This weekend, Occupy Wall Street is planning to attempt an occupation of Duarte Square, which is owned by Trinity Wall Street, an Episcopalian parish downtown. The plans have been in the works for some time; a few people have been holding a hunger strike for almost two weeks to get Trinity to ... More >>
Parties you'll remember the next day
viaIt's that time of year again...the time we talk about ugly Christmas sweaters. Alas, as ugly and wonderfully retro as your Christmas sweater may be (we are sure it's quite hideous), you are never going to beat this Christmas sweater, at least not this year. Abbie Heppe, Community Manager f ... More >>
Back in February Lady Gaga had this to say to Vogue about the song "Americano," which is going to appear on her increasingly imminent album Born This Way: "[It's] a big mariachi techno-house record, where I am singing about immigration law and gay marriage and all sorts of things that have to ... More >>
Lady Gaga Madison Square Garden Tuesday, February 22 Better than: Carmelo Anthony's Knicks debut, probably. She has attention-span issues, Lady Gaga. Maybe you knew this already. For some of us, though, it's a slower realization -- something not immediately evident until, say, one observes her w ... More >>
F2K10 is a countdown of the 20 worst songs of 2010. Track our progress here. If you were here when we last embarked on this quest, you may remember the "Carlos Santana reworks the 'Black Magic Woman' riff while an overexposed singer warbles nearby" formula, which is one that Sony Music Enter ... More >>
No, not Marilyn Monroe. Not even Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe. I'm talking about Marilyn, the drag queen singer friend of Boy George who slinked around the '80s looking for various forms of applause. For years, Marilyn has said that she and the Bush singer were lovers for quite a wh ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 21, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 21 Scenes by Howard Smith JOHN WATERS, the film-maker best known for "Mondo Trasho," his underground satire of violent sexploitation movies, has just finished a hiply sleazy monster movie called "Multiple Man ... More >>
Skream and Benga (below) warm us up for the theoretical star attraction. Pics by Jens Joller."I'm MIA's protégé: My name is Rye Rye!" yelled the young rapper from Baltimore at the onset of Saturday's Hard Festival. Unfortunately, it's been a long, long, terribly long year for her men ... More >>
It's time for the New York Times, the paper of record, to stop being so ridiculously prude with regards to printing curse words, especially when they're used in titles or within quotes. No one is saying that Tom goddamn Friedman should start writing like Gavin fucking McInnes, but from kids t ... More >>
So, a 62-foot-tall statue of Jesus Christ -- a/k/a, "Touchdown Jesus," a/k/a, "Big Butter Jesus" (it's yellow, okay?) positioned attractively outside of the Solid Rock Church in Monroe, Ohio, was struck by lightning and burst into flames on Monday night. And there is absolutely nothing to rea ... More >>
Ha ha, Mike Bloomberg and Bill Thompson as Oscar and Felix! But as it's by Wayne Barrett, you know it's not a cheap joke: It's about their day jobs as Mayor and Comptroller, the funding for the Museum for African Art led by Thompson's wife, and the propriety of a candidate challenging, with h ... More >>
Bless PETA. Their latest celebrity nude ad has both nudity and blasphemy. Joanna Krupa (Something, Something Else) is an "Angel for Animals" with a crucifix concealing her nipples. Bill Donahue of the Catholic League rises to the bait -- and he's mad on behalf of animals and Jesus Christ! " I ... More >>
At this point we're drowning in both Michael Jackson eulogies and carefully curated roundups of Michael Jackson eulogies, and while there's plenty of that to go around -- here are excellent dispatches from Voice sister papers in St. Louis and Nashville, just for starters -- the best stuff I've r ... More >>
Writer's cramp? No, a nonstop stream of diary during the Oscars telecast.
The beguiling, gender-bending excellence of Death Vessel
The Strokes and Kanye West entreat the bold-faced masses. Bemused vulgarity ensues.
In the shadow of Da Vinci, Cannes '06's first great film: A visionary American comedy about the end of times
From John Ashcroft's lips to God's ear
So Iraq's a mess and half the country hates you. Just keep praying.
Have Jewish Critics of The Passion of the Christ Actually Fueled New Anti-Semitism?
A Messianic Meller for Our Time
How Doo Doo Doo Doo Heartbreaker
Ol' Dirty Bastard Claims the FBI and CIA are Trying to Kill Him. Is He Crazy?