In this week's Village Voice Music Section, the Third Annual Voice Jazz Critics Poll: Essays, RIPs, and more. In Film, the Ninth Annual Village Voice/LA Weekly Film Poll. Plus Ella Taylor on Holocaust movies Good and Defiance, and Scott Foundas on Nicholas Ray's Bigger Than Life. In Books, Tom Ro ... More >>
Everyone likes lists, and everyone likes movies, so every year we poll the nation's critics and give the old Pazz & Jop treatment to the films of the year. In our Ninth Annual Film Poll we have our first cartoon #1, and it ain't The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie. But really, eve ... More >>
Recommendations by R.C. Baker
Is the art market making us stupid? Or are we making it stupid?
An artist's quasi-religious, art-historical, life-and-death parable
Francesco Clemente, Jasper Johns, Kara Walker, John Currin, and other friends of Dorothy
Auctions are like stripteases, relying on the audience being enticed by whats out of reach