You think you have what it takes to roller-skate with the best of them? Test out your dance moves on wheels, donate a couple of bucks at the Bayanihan Spirit party to benefit typhoon victims, and take your frustrations out on some really hideous art, all before the end of the week.
Since October of 1955, when Norman Mailer and co. founded The Village Voice as a weekly paper for bros of the leftist pinko persuasion, we've done our dutiful best to preserve every word ever printed in our pages, tucking them away in our vast archival editorial library (pictured above). This summer ... More >>
For gay artists past and present, it gets better . . . slowly
Two artists tackle the real world in very different ways
This Saturday, October 8, at District 36, legendary DJ Junior Vasquez celebrates his 62nd birthday, a perfect chance for me to hit up the honorary Latino with some highly danceable questions about how he's kept flourishing after all these years and how the club scene has changed. His answers:
Lil Wayne w/Rick Ross, Keri Hilson, Far East Movement, Lloyd PNC Bank Arts Center Tuesday, July 26 Better than: Sorry For The Wait. Before Lil Wayne took the stage last night at the PNC Bank Arts Center, the PA was playing cuts from Sorry For The Wait, the stopgap mixtape released as an apologia ... More >>
The Lower East Side trio's music gets rescued from the No Wave depths
Congrats to our Village Voice Web Award finalists for Best Neighborhood Blog! There are many worthy contenders, of course, but the public has spoken and the 5 favorite blogs in the hood are...
A posthumous book from rock's famous Catholic Boy
You may recognize Takashi Murakami's art -- Or is it? -- from Kanye West's album cover, or his trademark appropriation of high-end retail fashion brands like Louis Vuitton into cartoonish colors, or his massively hyped and extensively covered exhibitions at museums in New York and LA. Well, n ... More >>
Shepard Fairey, creator of the frequently vandalized mural on Houston and Bowery, is back in the game with a series of street installations depicting bearded crazy person/actor Joaquin Phoenix. Vulture reports that the Joaquins have been spotted in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Bo ... More >>
15 minutes extends into infinity
We are ancient. The graffiti artist with whom we grew up, the Lower East Side's ubiquitous Chico, is having a retirement party today, says the Villager, and headed to Florida, where his children live. Chico, aka Antonio Garcia, says the conditions for graffiti muralists such as himself are getting r ... More >>
The Bronx Museum captures the urban vibe—just don't look for any graffiti art
A would-be Basquiat goes to prison in a misguided graffiti crackdown
Bottle service corrupts the soul of New York City nightlife.
Jean-Michel Basquiat emerged rough but ready, not fully formed but fully loaded
Freaky fun that will have you feeling festive
In Paul Chan's apocalyptic landscape: Birds, suicide bombers, Pasolini, and Biggie Smalls
Cheap Doings in Chelsea
Another Opening, Another 85 Shows
Teenage Wasteland? Not in These Shows.
Dance Music's Heavy-Spirit Zone Survives at Shelter
Cities Die. Should New York Be the First to Clone Itself?
Style Slumps at the Met
Steven Powers Is the Latest Celebrity Quality-of-Life Offender
With Raw, a Pulitzer Prize For Maus, and a Strategic Job at The New Yorker, Art Spiegelman Has Become Lord of All New York Cartoonists. But His Power Is No Laughing Matter.
Strolling Through the Greatest Mouth in the World
Barry McGee Throws Up in Soho