By the time Heath Ledger's performance as the Joker in Christopher Nolan's 2008 The Dark Knight was finally seen by critics and audiences, talk of a posthumous Oscar reached a fever pitch. Naturally, the inclination to compare Ledger's work to past posthumous landmarks proved tempting, and many list ... More >>
Just as Kermit Ruffins sang "Sunny Side of the Street" with trumpet in hand, an early morning sun shone powerfully across North Rampart Street in New Orleans onto Congo Square. Two centuries ago, enslaved Africans and free people of color drummed and danced here each Sunday, exerting their right to ... More >>
Superheroes, sequels, and TWO Conans! Summer has arrived.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 11, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 2 films in focus by Andrew Sarris 'Tis the season to grind out 10-best lists, and this is certainly not the year to turn one's back on tradition. Still, there is at least one prominent film critic who ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Aaron WojackBrooklyn's Callers make an indescribable, codeine-ready micro-ruckus that straddles some downtown-via-Bedford line between grandiose indie rock gestures, art-jazz slither, dusty folk, an ... More >>
Rhaposdy in Blue still packs a thrill, and it's still open to interpretation
Two ballets, composed almost 50 years apart, speak in different voices on profound matters
An inventor of rock 'n' roll gets his r&b straight for a change
Choreographers Fling Gauntlets to New York City Ballet and Philadanco!
The Longest Running Ensemble in Jazz History Makes Its Last Stop