Live from New York, it's a small army of disco-loving, French-speaking, fringe-sporting indie musicians who made late night television history! The 39th season of Saturday Night Live kicked off in spectacular fashion, with Our Lady of Quick Wit, Tina Fey, returning to her stomping ground to host an ... More >>
Ask Michael Cera about his quest for psychedelics
Arrested Development's frozen banana stand will makes its way from London to New York even faster than we thought! The Bluth family business announced last week that it will open shop on Monday, May 13 diagonally across from Radio City Music Hall from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
David Cross discusses Arrested Development’s return with Michael Cera
The Brooklyn band makes the familiar sound new again
Halloween on a Wednesday. It was a massive bummer before Sandy came and took a shit all over it. It makes sense if you've not yet picked out a costume. We've got some last minute, music-inspired costume suggestions. All of them are awful, maybe. But after all that's gone down these last few days, ex ... More >>
Want to see Michael Cera and Reggie Watts sing a little song about pies and friendship? Yes? Well, here you go. It's a clip from a new IFC show COMEDY BANG! BANG!, which premieres June 8.
Jeff Greenspan and Hunter Fine, the artists behind the Hipster Traps that started popping up in New York City last weekend, have moved on to a subculture (?) even easier to stereotype with signifiers: Guidos. The Bridge and Tunnel trap replaces the PBR, American Spirits and bike chain booty w ... More >>
Honoring the best canceled TV shows
Did you miss our party last night? It was fun. More importantly, people won stuff, like giant foam fingers and real, live cans of Four Loko! Herewith, a recap of the deserving winners of the very first ever First Annual Village Voice Web Awards! Also, our apologies to Best Neighborhood Blog, ... More >>
Going viral this weekend is a handwritten sheet, allegedly penned by movie cutie/h-word poster child Michael Cera, recommending his favorite movies to a young Londoner he met in a coffeeshop. The cafe buddy's cousin got his hands on a scan of the list and posted it to his Tumblr, where it has ... More >>
Phoenix, Arizona! The fifth most populated city in the country. It's the capital of Arizona, the Grand Canyon State! It's also -- as the center of the United States' immigration crisis with two sides viciously battling over the future of millions of people -- the place where the most people i ... More >>
"I feel a huge connection to Scott Pilgrim: we all grew up playing in bands, we all grew up with the John Hughes-esque emotional drama drowning our lives. So all I had to do was write music and it would work." Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game pixel art by Paul Roberston Every few years, glori ... More >>
It was inevitable that the three-hour tour would be turned into a two-hour movie. And the original Gilligan's real-life widow,Dreama Denver, is OK with it. Rumors have Michael Cera possibly getting cast as Gilligan, Seth Rogen playing Skipper, and Beyonce vamping it up as Ginger.
Charlyne Yi, pre-head-shaving anticsLast year, actress-comedian-writer-musician Charlyne Yi won a screenwriting award at Sundance for the film Paper Heart, in which she plays a character named Charlyne Yi who sets out to make a documentary about the meaning of love and falls for a character named Mi ... More >>
Oh, the innocence of youth, plus the tech-savvy of youth! Meet Brian, the adorably awkward lil guy (think Michael Cera's love child with Neil Patrick Harris, or a skinnier Anthony Michael Hall circa Sixteen Candles, or maybe a young, blond, Wisconsin version of Woody Allen) behind dating blog ... More >>
The star of Paper Heart comes to UCBT
Any attempt to describe what Reggie Watts does onstage will inevitably fail to convey the dizzying heights of absurdity the man regularly achieves, but here it goes. First, the Seattle-via-Montana transplant constructs backing tracks via carefully controlled beat-boxing and judicious use of loopin ... More >>
Leslie "The Opportunity" Feist This isn't the dumbest way we've ever spent an hour in the workplace, but it's certainly up there. The most idiotically laughable meme of the past few days goes to Jerzify Yourself, the inevitable Jersey Shore personal-transformation site in the glute vein of such pop ... More >>
New Year's Eve...no idea, basically. Photo by Rebecca Smeyne.In the week we learned that Animal Collective's manager is apparently endowed with a baby leg, in the one dark place where that would be a meaningful statement, we did our best to otherwise cleanse the ol' SOTC soul, apologizing to ... More >>
The cast of Survivor: Upper West Side. Photo by Soren Solkaer StarbirdIn this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla wrestles with Vampire Weekend's vastly ambitious, vastly improved Contra, Ben Westhoff hangs out in MOMA's outdoor sculpture garden with MC Paul Barman, Ryan Dombal chronicles the ... More >>
Gotta hand it to Islands. In the unforgivingly ADD era of 24-second music-news cycles, one absolute no-fail way to reignite interest in a blogline-moldy, indie-hyphenated record is to have Michael Cera star in your video. This is a far better tactic then asking every viral video goof within WiFi r ... More >>
Cult novel must continue its search for a worthy film adaptation
Enter the labyrinth with Mica Levi
Comics come out on Wednesday, and so does Richard Gehr's Pulp Fictions. Scott Pilgrim Vs. the Universe By Bryan Lee O'Malley Oni Press You probably know somebody like Scott Pilgrim. Hell, you may even be somebody like Scott Pilgrim, whether you know it or not. Bryan Lee O'Malley's cute and feckl ... More >>
Having chatted via IM with (bet-hedging ahead) someone claiming to be Carles, the enigmatic proprietor of memesphere giant Hipster Runoff , I suppose it behooves us to acknowledge this new Tao Lin Is Carles theory making the rounds, if only to express sadness about the ongoing, mundane, headache- ... More >>
Tim and Eric bring their absurdity to the stage
Bishop Allen are too cute to miss
Wow. Pics by Rebecca Smeyne, more below. I arrive at around 7:30, just as Pink Eyes, our still-shirtless, phenomenally hirsute frontman and ringleader, is announcing that Fucked Up will play a couple more songs and then kick everyone out for a half-hour or so just to 'air the place out," which fra ... More >>
On the precipitous rise of the cloying, maddening, occasionally devastating Kimya Dawson
Watching a career sore. And hearing amid the praise for Day-Lewis: 'Huston. We have a problem.'
Yes, yes, we know. This was the YEAR OF APATOW. Beg to differ?
Teen pregnancy, hilarious and sweet, in the indie-licious Juno
Beirut's pleasant globetrotter landscapes are wide-eyed but not terribly deep
Geeky, freaky teen virgins attempt to get knocked up in Superbad, produced by guess who?