I recently turned on TCM and caught a wildly campy Civil War epic called Band of Angels, with Yvonne De Carlo as a Southern belle who finds out she's part black and ain't happy about it!
I wonder if Pulitzer winning playwright Lynn Nottage (Ruined) saw it, because her new work deals with jus ... More >>
Elizabeth Strout's Olive Kitteridge wins in Fiction, W.S. Merwin's The Shadow of Sirius in Poetry, Steve Reich's Double Sextet in Music, Lynn Nottage's Ruined in Drama, Douglas A. Blackmon's Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II in Nonficti ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla on the vicious, precocious, but oddly winsome bad-sex revenge fantasies of Lily Allen.
Scott Foundas revisits Astral Weeks with Van Morrison.
Cristina Black profiles self-taught learner Lissy Trullie.
Tal Rosenberg visits wi ... More >>