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And here's a review: "How can you turn down a film that has Michael Musto, Donna Summer, and the Village People? "It's simply not possible. Submit and let The Secret Disco Revolution have its way with you." The documentary by Jamie Kastner is a look at the subversive, explosive, exciting message ... More >>
Female division. In the talking era. According to Michael Musto. Feel free to do your usual whining and add your own faves.
In the Voice's first issue of 2012, Nick Pinto writes about airport security contractors, like Prince Jackson, who make minimum wage and have no health insurance or sick days -- yet are responsible for keeping the terminals safe. "The scene today at airport-terminal security doesn't look so differen ... More >>
A new book details Absolut's history as the cool, artsy vodka for the nightlife crowd, complete with devilish recipes. And in it, there's the above photo of me looking surprisingly creamy and dreamy, maybe because even then I only drank in massive moderation. Says the text:
As you may have read in yesterday's Page Six, Yale University is currently offering a course in nightlife which features texts by me! My work has finally gone to college! Doctoral candidate Madison Moore is teaching "Dance Music and Nightlife Culture in New York City," for those who can afford to ... More >>
This week in the Voice, out today: Graham Rayman reveals the existence of Ray Kelly's list of police officers who cannot be transferred without his personal approval. "The list, which the Voice obtained from an NYPD employee, is part of a 23-page spreadsheet that contains the names of 2,300 o ... More >>
This week in the Voice, out today: Nick Pinto asks if NYU is really worth all the student debt. Michael Musto gives us 35 reasons to hate nightlife.
This week in the Voice, out today: Kristen Hinman explores new research on teenage sex workers. Rosie Gray discusses how the community around Zuccotti Park is reacting to Occupy Wall Street's continuous presence. Michael Musto gets personal with fading stars and is determined to get one deg ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Michaelangelo Matos writes of the Rapture's return to DFA Records with their new album, their "soul record," In the Grace of Your Love. The band will be playing Webster Hall this Friday. Steven Thrasher explores Mayor Bloomberg's Young Men's Initiative, a program tha ... More >>
This week in the Voice, out today: Nick Pinto explains how federal efficiency standards are phasing out old-fashioned incandescent light bulbs in favor of those coiled energy-efficient ones -- thing is, those are full of crazy toxic stuff. And one of the only big-name politicians to fight the ... More >>
Andy Humm and Ann Northrop have long brought important LGBT issues into the open with their stimulating Gay USA show. And on tonight's program [11 PM to midnight, Channel 34]. they welcome me into their midst for a real Humm-dinger. As Andy e-blasted to the world:
This week in the Voice, out today: Camille Dodero explores the fallout from a bike accident in Greenpoint that happened in October. A Brooklyn couple, James Paz and Michelle Matson, were hit by a car on McGuiness Boulevard, and Michelle was severely injured. They've learned that if you get in ... More >>
This week in the Village Voice, out today: Jen Doll reflects on the endless number of reasons why nothing beats summer in the city, from the sudden acceptance of jorts to truly owning the city (and the country) to feeling like you're on vacation when you're not to air-conditioning-based love. ... More >>
Home is, as they say, where the heart is. So who's the guy selling you your Lipitor and what the hell are all these rats doing everywhere? In this week's Village Voice cover story, join staff writer Elizabeth Dwoskin for a rousing, fun, morbid round of the game New Yorkers everywhere can rela ... More >>
Mia Moretti, co-winner, Best DJ (seriously). Pics by Puja, more below."There's nothing that says 'party' and 'class' like a bomb-shelter basement in Midtown," joked drag comedian Murray Hill last night. "This is bullshit!" It was one of the many loving jabs taken at the sixth-annual Paper Mag ... More >>
How time flies, right? Eighteen years ago, Sally Potter had her breakout as the writer-director of Orlando, which also starred then-breakout Tilda Swinton. Now, for this week's Village Voice cover story, Melissa Anderson talks with Potter and Swinton about Orlando about their continuing caree ... More >>
A new documentary by David Sigal called Florent: Queen of the Meat Market profiles Florent Morellet's eponymous Meatpacking District bistro and its role not only as a club-kid hangout but as a hub for the gay rights movement. It features interviews with Isaac Mizrahi, Diane von Furstenberg, and th ... More >>
Debrahlee Lorenzana was a banker at a Citibank branch in Midtown Manhattan. As you'll see from our cover, she's an attractive woman. But too attractive to keep her job? Elizabeth Dwoskin asks as much in this week's Village Voice cover story, Is This Woman Too Hot to Be a Banker?
Famed Love & Rockets graphic novelist Jamie Hernandez takes over the cover of this week's Village Voice, as R. C. Baker takes a trip with Hernandez to MoMA and through his epic career.
An undergraduate was killed during the making of a student film for NYU's highly-esteemed and well-regarded film program. What could've been done to prevent it? Why isn't anyone talking about it? And just how dodgy has NYU been over this? Village Voice staff writer Steven Thrasher investigate ... More >>
Puja PatelYou get older, and Amanda Lepore stays the same age.Last night's Paper Magazine Nightlife Awards joined the dismayingly long list of 2009 award-show travesties. The invite-only event went down at M2 (the old Mansion) to a packed audience of important downtown scenesters (that's the ... More >>
New York's got some weird addresses. Heard about the Chinatown tenement at 81 Bowery where residents live in cubicles? It stinks of piss and fish paste, yet when it was closed briefly for fire violations, tenant fought to get back in. Maybe they just want to be near the Bowery Ballroom? Eliza ... More >>
Murray Hill expounds upon the 'lez' label
New Yorkers can do a lot of things other people can't: ride the Staten Island Ferry at midnight, have lunch in Central Park, etc. But we can't buy a damn bottle of wine at the grocery store. This year we had a chance to change it -- but the state's liquor stores and their lobbyists blocked it ... More >>
At Sound of the City: The CBGB inheritance case has been settled, and Hilly Kristal's son is not too happy about it. At La Daily Musto: Michael Musto asks, "Who's Your Favorite Late-Night Host?" Jack Parr's getting more votes than we expected. At Fork in the Road: They're still getting reactions ... More >>
At Sound of the City, our film critic J. Hoberman reports from the Cannes premiere of Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds: "A sort of World War II spaghetti western, even more drenched in film references than blood." Also: Behind the scenes as Method Man and Redman snub The Roots! At La Daily ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla on '80s musical Rock of Ages' evolution from so-bad-it's-good to good, period. Adrienne Day mourns lost love and a lost vision of New York with Bat for Lashes. Chuck Eddy: Battle of the Country Hunks! In Film, J. Hoberman basically likes Ob ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Phillip Mlynar asks DOOM, rap's biggest enigma, if he's heard any good jokes lately. Larry Blumenfeld crosses borders, hearts with the Afro-Cuban All-Stars. Richard Gehr on the beautiful chaos of composer and percussionist Lukas Ligeti. Dennis Romero ta ... More >>
But really, everyone's a winner. New York, what a town. We've got the Tonys, and sometimes the Emmys and Grammys, and the U.S. Pole Dance Championships, and now, just this past weekend, The Hookies -- awards for male escorts presented this weekend at Splash Bar. Our own Michael Musto presented an ... More >>
In this week's Music Section, Rob Harvilla profiles the new kings of late-night, the Roots, as they prepare to take Manhattan. Peter S. Scholtes on the shifting republic of K'Naan, a deft Somali rapper risking wackness in the name of peace. Kevin O'Donnell introduces the ball of excess and eccentr ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Mike Powell on the radical serenity/serene radicalism of Animal Collective. Michael D. Ayers sits down with Antony Hegarty. Carol Cooper reports back from GlobalFest 2008. In Books, Zach Baron reviews Noise: Fiction Inspired by Sonic Youth. In Film, J. ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla talks to Rolling Stone vet Steve Knopper about his new book, Appetite for Self-Destruction, and the bitter decline of the music industry. Ben Westhoff breaks bread with Kurtis Blow in Harlem's only hip-hop church. Ross Simonini plumbs the ex ... More >>
It's a Xmas miracle! While most New Yorkers are trying to sneak out of work early, we've been churning out another edition of the Voice. And what an edition -- perfect for under the tree, whether as a present or as wrapping paper. Better still, it's one of those Year in Review issues our accountan ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice, writers, artists, and performers share their takes on next week's presidential election: Richard Hell, William Gibson, Ice-T, Eileen Myles, and beyond. In Music, Rob Harvilla revisits the inspirational grandeur of They Might Be Giants' classic album, Flood: "At one poi ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla interviews Henry H. Owings, creator of infamous fanzine Chunklet: "Fuck that. Everybody knows where I live. Everybody knows that I sign the checks. It has my name on it. You think I'm some kind of chickenshit?" Raquel Cepeda talks to AZ, rea ... More >>
I'm a big star in Austin, Texas, and it's all thanks to a gorgeous thing called bisexuality! See, a documentary I'm in called Bi The Way—executive produced by Arianna's ex, Michael Huffington, and directed by Brittany Blockman and Josephine Decker—is playing at the SXSW 2008 Film Festival in Aus ... More >>
What will pop out of Angelina's privates next? Whatever happened to jukebox musicals? And what's Michael Musto's favorite neighborhood? I know those are the three burning issues that occupy your time, especially whenever you're fully unconscious. Well, unfortunately, I can't answer the first two que ... More >>
Our gossip maven talks to himself about starfucking, outing, and his new book