Jenny Offill chats with Lorin Stein
Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>
Maybe it's because everyone's sick of fighting over gay marriage. Maybe it's because our rightblogger friends' tactic of Adam-and-Steving the issue hasn't helped their increasingly hopeless cause, even within the Republican Party. In any case some of the brethren are working a new angle. Well, not ... More >>
Peter Hook tells all
On Thursdays your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from thrift stores, estate sales, and flea markets. The Woman magazine Date: December, 1941 Publisher: Farrell Publishing, Chicago Discovered at: A junkshop in Kokomo, Indiana The Cover Promises: T ... More >>
I recently told you that Kristen Stewart is one of the best interviews out there, because she'll actually spill what she's feeling at the moment, sometimes in rather graphic terms. And what she's feeling right now--as she told Marieclaire UK--is like a big c word.
After 30 years of marriage and three kids, Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman are my final hope that there's a show biz family unit that will be here forever. I mean somebody's got to stay married amidst all the domestic uncertainty in Hollywood, and lord knows those two are a solid fit from their tiny ... More >>
The Brat-Packer is a novelist
In her illustrious career, Meryl Streep has played every type of human and accent under the sun, but I've always thought, "And yet she's never tried to go down on a banana! Onscreen anyway!" But now she's attempted it.
Grace Lee Boggs, the 96-year-old political activist from Detroit, will be speaking at the New School tonight. The Voice had the chance to interview Boggs on Friday and will be posting our interview next week. Though confined to a wheelchair, the nonagenarian activist keeps up a busy work and travel ... More >>
Happy International Women's Day: if you are a married and educated woman in America, you probably make a lot less money than your husband -- a fact which might have prompted ladies to leave the U.S. workforce in droves, economists say. Reuters reports that the Federal Reserve is set to release a n ... More >>
With advances in same-sex marriage equality on the march in the states of Washington, Maryland and New Jersey, this week could possibly shape up to be as historically gay as last week was for the institution of marriage. To discuss what all of this state-by-state activity meant for same-sex couple ... More >>
New York's attorney general is working to prove the federal Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. AG Eric Schneiderman filed a brief today, the New York Times reports, supporting Edith Windsor, who is suing the United States because the federal government would not recognize her Canadian ... More >>
As we countdown excitedly to same-sex marriages in New York State, a small number of detractors are protesting by quitting their jobs. Following the lead of Barker town clerk Laura Fotusky, who last week resigned so as not to have to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, citing "the law of ... More >>
After July 24, no oneThe New York Civil Liberties Union has created an excellent guide to what same-sex couples can expect legally after they've tied the knot. The Marriage Equality Act creates a certain level of legal equality for same-sex couples under New York State law, but in no way does ... More >>
Governor Cuomo formally introduced same-sex marriage legislation today, a key victory for activists pushing for a vote in the state Senate regardless of any assurance of passage. And another Republican senator, Roy McDonald, from the Capital Region, broke ranks and announced support, giving the Marr ... More >>
Of all the factors that can lead to the dissolution of your wedded bliss -- think cheating, financial issues, falling out of love, "growing apart" -- the most stealthy and yet devastating may be (it's hard to even say it): HAVING A LONG COMMUTE. This comes to us by way of a Swedish study repo ... More >>
The Brad and Janet show
Death comes early in Bekah Brunstetter's new play at Ars Nova
Honoring a folk matriarch
According to a new Pew Research Center survey, something we've had an inkling of for a while now may indeed be true. Young adults -- let's be more obnoxious and call them "Millennials" -- have changing views of social institutions like marriage and having children. Not surprisingly, they are ... More >>
Mike Birbiglia shares his relationship horror stories
Breaking up is hard to do in Wallace Shawns play
It's not that we're bitter, it's just that, do engaged people have to appropriate everything for their marital purposes? It seems they're always out trying to get a better deal, trying to save a little cash while also having the truly original, special (and cheap!) weddings they've dreamed of ... More >>
Mona Simpson reads in Bryant Park
Monolith-helming corporate magnates not withstanding, as far as NYC media types go, Laurel Touby is loaded. She can and will stunt on you. The former freelance writer founded MediaBistro -- that website with the jobs and the pricy seminars for people who don't actually get paid to write and t ... More >>
No one is bonkers here.The Telegraph addresses a very important question today: Does being single make you bonkers?
Both of our tabloids today proclaim what a "GREAT CATCH!" the Yankees got in trading pitcher Kyle Farnsworth to the Detroit Tigers for catcher Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez. With Jorge Posada out for the season with a shoulder injury, the Yanks need an everyday catcher, and Pudge fits the bill. Pudge, ho ... More >>
Xecrets and lies with the director and screenwriter of Married Life
Weekly sex advice from Dan Savage
Mike Jones wasn't the only one to get regular visits from "Art."
Poor little TV rich girl reveals life ain't no cheery cartoon
A Rites Issue: Straight Couples Who Refuse to Marry Because Gays Can't
Bill Clinton Got Into Hot Water for Having Sex in the White House, and Now Jesse Jackson Has a Love Child. Forgivable?
Bill Proposes Immigration Rights for Queer Couples