Though we're currently being treated to a final wintry blast, spring is officially here. As the last piles of exhaust-blackened snow melt away, the city's biggest borough plays host to a number of food-related events. Here, we preview the coming season of eating and drinking in Queens.
(Video by Meredith Rosenberg for the Voice.) "Whether the general public chooses to acknowledge it or not, voice-over matters," asserted Geena Davis, playing a hard-boiled Hollywood exec in Lake Bell's sparkling comedy In a World... "Everyone watches movie trailers, everyone sees commercials on tel ... More >>
August has arrived, which means you should be attempting fill up on as much fun as you can take before Labor Day deals a crippling blow to summer. Here are a few things to nibble on this weekend.
Walter White: From a nobody to someone you avoid
Guy Picciotto and Jem Cohen talk Fugazi
The afterlife of the video star
MOMI GETS A NEW ARCADE
Find sartorial inspiration at this festival
Your own private film school
It's hot as hell, so here's a guide to surviving the dog days this weekend (it's supposed to cool off Sunday, but we planned just in case...) without breaking the bank.
Public Access gone wild
Mavis Staples: For kids aged 8-80. Photo by Chris Strong.In this week's Village Voice, Amy Linden talks with soul icon/golden girl Mavis Staples about her collaboration with Jeff Tweedy, and David Cotner profiles local wailer Shilpa Ray.
Young guns of the local rep scene
OK, it's vaudeville and it's silly, but your brain has probably had a rough couple of days. The Muppets Take Manhattan, all weekend at Symphony Space (Adults $11; Children $9; Members $8)
Model trains travel from New York to the North Pole at Grand Central Station. Sadly, the bizarre holiday laser light show on the reverse zodiac roof of the main hall doesn't start until Monday. The holiday market is already going on.
Jim Jarmusch shows you clips from his new sure-to-be-awesome film
"I once worked in an unairconditioned elevator parts factory in Chicago for an entire summer. It was like being in a turn-of-the-century novel about factory workers who die from whooping cough." Greg Mottola, director of Superbad and some of the best episodes of Arrested Development, is having a ... More >>
A conversation with a Hollywood icon
Before Jon, there was Chevy and Dan
The Wire takes another bow
A conversation with Hong Kongs hottest director
Plus cartoons at MOMI and Fosse at the Walter Reade
Plus: Silence at BAM and Rogosin at Anthology
Plus: Lee Marvin, the Garrel family, and Bowie
MOMI gets all dolled up for fashion film fest
Cheap chic alternatives for when the fashion price is fright
12-plus-hour Out 1 returns to MOMI. Bring snacks.
Fischli and Weiss night at Anthology
Whitney's series lacks focus; Anthology's got it
Spotlight on the Brothers Quay at Film Forum
One doc series, two months, 23 critics, war, grizzlies, and the Dixie Chicks
Two legendary directors, two essential retrospectives
A rich repertory selection saves the year for cinephiles
Superstar expat's centennial retro
Better than an adaptation: Movies made inside classic video games
New York's Art War Archives