"Welcome to New York" aside, we're in awe of Taylor Swift and we're not saying that ironically--which, sadly, is how Swift initially viewed Lena Dunham's follow on twitter. "I was really scared [Dunham] was being ironic," Swift told Rolling Stone. "But I decided to follow her [back] anyway, just in ... More >>
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Tavi is all grown up and talking.
Better Than: Anything described as "PBR&B." Going off his music alone, one might have assumed How to Dress Well's Tom Krell was another self-absorbed white dude with a decent falsetto and too many feelings. Though he is indeed white, and has quite a few feelings, Krell was, to my surprise, an exce ... More >>
Be a spectator at the Bleachers show
For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily. Monday, 9/1: 'Fool's Gold Day Off' 50 Kent 2:00 p.m., $15-$30 If you can't make it out of town for Labor Day, local hip-hop/electronic label Fool's Gold can always be counted on to make sure you hav ... More >>
If Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and Tumblr don't allow you to air quite enough of your private life, Miranda July's got the app for you. The filmmaker, artist, and author launched Somebody today, a messaging service that enlists strangers to verbally deliver your messages.
New York's hot, sticky summer is here and with it some fresh new tunes. Below are a few of our picks from local music makers we're listening to this season. See also: NYC's Top 10 Rising Female-Fronted Bands
Despite their often admirable message discipline, sometimes our rightblogger subjects just don't coalesce around one newsworthy subject that merits our attention. Such was the case last week. We could attend their thoughts on Obama's NSA speech, but frankly when you've seen one wave of fake outrage ... More >>
Tradition requires a year-end listicle. We could just tick off the news events to which rightbloggers reacted ridiculously over the past 52 weeks -- from gay marriage victories to Rand Paul's filibuster to the Boston Marathon bombing to the George Zimmerman trial to Obamacare. But everyone else i ... More >>
Lena Dunham and David Sedaris discuss their creative nonfiction
Tish James Public Advocate Victory In another not very surprising race, City Councilmember Leticia "Tish" James has handily won the Public Advocate seat, edging out her opponents from the Green Party, the Libertarians, the War Veterans, the Freedom Party, the Conservative Party, and the Socialist W ... More >>
Wear fishnets and dance to Icona Pop
"I'll be there for you … and others in our census bracket"
Emma straub champions a forgotten '50s classic
At the opening night of Douglas Carter Beane's The Nance--with Nathan Lane as a gay Republican who does swishy stage acts in 1937--Jesse Tyler Ferguson of Modern Family fame happened to sit next to me. (Lucky him.) So I nanced him up for this week's column. You'll see what Jesse had to say about th ... More >>
The past year has been a big one for Lena Dunham, to say the least. Her HBO series became the most talked about show on television, and the 26 year-old renaissance woman (or girl) quickly became a "voice of her generation," as her alterego Hannah Horvath would phrase it. She won two Golden Globes. S ... More >>
Page Six reports that Christopher Abbott--whom they call the cutest guy on Girls--has quit the show, at odds with cocreator/star Lena Dunham. This has happened just as his part--the boyfriend of Allison Williams's character, Marnie--was rising in stature. He'd even made up with Marnie! That's boys ... More >>
Lena Dunham teams up with UCBT for a fundraiser
In movies and on TV, the actor is only playing an asshole
Lena Dunham finally has a place to put all that tiny furniture! The Museum of the City of New York understands that when you wake up in the morning you blast your head on the ceiling and punch a hole in each of the bedroom walls while stretching. Tomorrow, the museum is opening an exhibit that fe ... More >>
HBO's girlie-ensemble shows are great at giving sex symbol status to those who might not otherwise attain that. (Sex and the City, anyone?) And on Girls, Lena Dunham is a refreshing new lady star--a natural looking, offbeat but cute gal who attracts the guys on the show, and who's not afraid to rol ... More >>
Angry link-aggregatin' shithole FoxNation.com is the website of choice for white people who can't get through the day without saying "I'm not racist, but here's the problem with [INSERT OTHER RACE HERE]." Most days, the site's main page offers a couple dozen misleading or made-up headlines designe ... More >>
SPOILER ALERT! The new season of HBO's Girls--a/k/a Sex and the City with walkups--doesn't start till January 13, but at the premiere at the Skirball Center last night, we caught the first three glibly entertaining episodes that are a-coming.
Turning 25 is kind of a big deal. You're in a quarter life crisis. You're watching lots of Girls and wondering why Lena Dunham got a multi-million dollar book deal when you're, like, totally as talented as she is. But Bice in midtown is celebrating its quarter century by serving a special bowl of pa ... More >>
While this clip from a future episode of the much-loved HBO show Girls, which hits on the multitude of lows that occur in the lives of twenty something New Yorkers, won't make it on TV, it does leak two truths about the upcoming season. Firstly, women on HBO are still really into cupcakes. Secondly, ... More >>
In October, Lena Dunham signed a deal with Random House to publish Girls: The Book a memoir based on the lessons she's learned throughout her life. $3.7 million and a few months later, Gawker got its hands on the proposal for Not That Kind of Girl: Advice by Lena Dunham. As would be expected, Dunham ... More >>
It has been almost a month now since America went to the polls and re-elected President Obama to another four years of running this whole place. Since then, we've collectively done well in the whole "taking our minds off the election" business. We've had Petraeus, the progress of the Sandy recovery, ... More >>
The election's Tuesday, and the whole political blogosphere is one endless screaming rah-rah for one candidate or another. We advise against all direct contact with it from now till next weekend. The preemptive victory dances of the left blogosphere are, as we never tire of paraphrasing Jed Leland, ... More >>
With less than two weeks till Election Day, rightbloggers have rolled out what they perceive to be the Heavy Cannon for their assaults on President Obama. For example: When Obama operative Jen Psaki appeared on an MSNBC show and joked to the host that "the good news for you is I showered this mornin ... More >>
Here's Nick Pinkerton on two highly anticipated films from NYFF's main slate: Brian De Palma's Passion and Noah Baumbach's Frances Ha: Brian De Palma and Noah Baumbach have become thick as thieves--odd when one considers that the two filmmakers' bodies of work seem, on the surface, to have positive ... More >>
The rapper's laid-back flow makes waves in the hip-hop world
This week in the Voice, out today: Graham Rayman has obtained photos of Rikers inmates with severe knife wounds and beatings to the face, neck, and arms, writing: "Four years ago, the Voice first wrote about the violence at Rikers, which was not only condoned but also promoted by jail officials in a ... More >>
Lena Dunham talks to Whit Stillman
With his first movie in 14 years, the Damsels director returns triumphant—and worried
Sex dolls inspires Laurie Simmons's new show
"This Little Piggy" joke goes here.• Two women have been arrested by FBI agents in connection to Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme. Joanne Crupi and Annette Bongiorno (Madoff's secretary, who owns a $2.6 million mansion in Boca Raton) were both arrested at their homes in, respectively, New Jerse ... More >>
Congrats to the newly elected Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo. As a welcoming gift, this week's Voice cover story would like to warn you and your constitutions of the various leech-like lobbyists waiting to suck your integrity as a public official dry. The inimitable Wayne Barrett reports ... More >>
Three filmmakers, sort of in control