We've always been suckers for the final scene of It's a Wonderful Life. No matter how many times we see it, we tear up at the sight of George Bailey's friends coming to his aid in his time of need, proving to him that he really is the richest man in town.
Over the last couple of days, we watched so ... More >>
On Saturday and Tuesday, we gave readers some background on the Scientology drug treatment center in Oklahoma -- called Narconon Arrowhead -- that is now the center of controversy after four recent deaths which are under investigation, three just since October.
Tonight, a report by Rock Center's H ... More >>
On Thursday, Marc Headley settled things once and for all. In a story he wrote for The Daily Beast, he showed conclusively that Paul Thomas Anderson's script for The Master is about almost nothing but Scientology, providing 22 direct comparisons as proof.
Marc did a great job showing some of the pa ... More >>
In March, we brought you excerpts from this year's big LRH Birthday Event held in Clearwater, Florida. We'd been sent a copy of the three-hour presentation, and pulled out what we felt were the best portions to share with you.
In the time since, we're kind of surprised that a full version of the vi ... More >>
What we've learned from years of reporting on Scientology is that if you don't watch carefully, it will get its tentacles into your school district or worm its way into your local city council chambers or somehow use one of its "secular" front groups to fool some other group of chuckleheads who don' ... More >>
People say that the late Tony Wilson didn't know how to make money from his music. His Factory Records produced a ridiculous amount of hit bands, yet the label went bankrupt because he didn't believe in contracts. (But he did believe in incredibly expensive floating tables.) While the same ch ... More >>
Sam Sparro w/Nomi Ruiz (DJ set)
Monday, October 3
Better than: Jack Sparrow's last few bloated outings.
If Sam Sparro's sophomore album Return To Paradise mirrored the 1998 film of the same name, then Sparro would certainly be Joaquin Phoenix's imprisoned mad geniusalbeit ... More >>
Hey Miscavige, you ready to take on Harvey?Deadline.com reported yesterday that new life has been breathed into Paul Thomas Anderson's next movie project thanks to Harvey Weinstein.
I don't know about you, but this Scientology watcher got goosebumps reading that announcement.
See, Anderson, ... More >>
Yes, I got press seats for Joaquin Phoenix--I mean Charlie Sheen's "I'm mad as hell" tour at Radio City tonight and found a pretty smooth, way more streamlined 75 minutes than the previous trainwrecks reportedly were.
Except for three video segments, it consisted of Charlie being interviewed ... More >>
Welcome to the Village Voice's not-really-annual Oscar liveblog! Feel the electricity.
Not sure if you've heard, but: This year's Academy Awards will be UNLIKE ANY YOU'VE EVER SEEN BEFORE! First of all: They've hired an architect to design the set. Money well spent. Next: Taking a page from The M ... More >>