The Ken Russell-directed Crimes of Passion is a heady, hilarious, raunchy, maddening romp about an unhappily married magician, a psychotic reverend, and a female fashion designer who whores at night as the multi-personality-laden China Blue. That the latter two characters were played by Anthony Per ... More >>
It almost happened. I just caught up with Altered States, the autobiography of the late visionary director Ken Russell, and he talks about being assigned to do a movie of Evita in the early 1980s, possibly with musical theater actress Elaine Paige as the leading lady. But he felt Paige was not nea ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 26, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 17 One from the 'Seesaw' by Joanna Mermey "Tap dancing is so honest. It makes people smile. A few weeks ago I was in Port Authority handing out ads for 'Seesaw.' Everyone kept running away from me becaus ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 20, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 3 A pain in the gullivar By Arthur Bell The star of the hottest sinny in town came to town last week for a bit of promo on the old telly, and it was a case of clockwork orange, American style, wherein t ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 9, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 49 Easy, medium, & tough By Arthur Bell Twiggy is a dear, skinny, pretty, vapid little girl. She is not shy. She is not bright. She is not talented. She is not consistent. In fact, what she is not is far ... More >>
Spiritualized's Jason Pierce. Photo by Suki Dhanda.In this week's Village Voice, Michael D. Ayers revisits the rock 'n' roll grandeur of Spiritualized's Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space as the band prepares to perform the album at Radio City Music Hall, and Phillip Mlynar chronic ... More >>
Supermodels of the '70s and '80s, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders' exhibit at the Steven Kasher Gallery, features 10 large-format portraits of legendary mannequins taken in 2009 while Greenfield-Sanders was working on a project for Vanity Fair. Thrill to images of Christie Brinkley, Cheryl Tiegs ... More >>
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