Between the end of the world, and the end of the campaign, and the end of Lucasfilm, this has been the news week to end all news weeks. (And Newsweek!) But here at the Voice we're happy to report on one choice bit of unabashed good news: that Scott Foundas will be joining us as our new chief film cr ... More >>
Today we wind down our weeks of New York Film Festival coverage with Nick PInkerton's look at Robert Zemeckis's return to live-action movies: Flight. Flight Directed by Robert Zemeckis Screened Sunday, Oct. 14th More than a few viewers who saw this year's New York Film Festival opener Life of Pi ... More >>
Today the tireless Nick Pinkerton is back with a look at the fascinating -- and hard-to-Google -- No. em>No Directed by Pablo Larrain Screens Friday, Oct. 12th at 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 13th at 3:00 p.m. Against Argo's opening weekend, the NYFF has (one imagines, unconsciously) counter-prog ... More >>
Today our Nick Pinkerton goes long on the remarkable Tabu. Tabu Directed by Miguel Gomes Screens Sunday, October 14 This has been an unusually exciting New York Film Festival, but even still, the programming tends to accommodate itself to recognizable categories, like faces in someone else's yearb ... More >>
Today's NYFF report is a doubleheader from our Nick Pinkerton: a pair of long looks at the old and the new. The Tiger of Eschnapur Directed by Fritz Lang Screened Tuesday, October 2nd Still functioning today in the 17th arondissement, Paris' Cinéma MacMahon -- the subject of a seven-film sideba ... More >>
Today from NYFF, Nick Pinkerton goes long with Oliver Assayas's Something in the Air Written and directed by Oliver Assayas Screens Friday, October 12th at 6:30 p.m. Writing about Jean Eustache's second feature, 1974's Mes petites amoureuses, Luc Moullet recollected a conversation with the direc ... More >>
Here's Nick Pinkerton on two highly anticipated films from NYFF's main slate: Brian De Palma's Passion and Noah Baumbach's Frances Ha: Brian De Palma and Noah Baumbach have become thick as thieves--odd when one considers that the two filmmakers' bodies of work seem, on the surface, to have positive ... More >>
This week in the Voice, out today, Araceli Cruz and Steven Thrasher tell the tale of landlord Moshe Samovha's bad Upper Manhattan building and the lone resident who fought for better living conditions: "This is a landlord who has acted with impunity for decades, content to let the city repair his bo ... More >>
This week in the Voice, out today, Nick Pinto profiles Congressional hopeful George Martinez: "This is all the basic stuff of Brooklyn retail politics, the story of an upstart candidate backed by a ragtag crew of idealistic volunteers pulling 18-hour days in a desperate effort to make up with sweat ... More >>
This week in the Voice, out today: Nick Pinto busts bail and explains how jail really works, writing about OWS and incarceration: "As the Occupy Wall Street movement has introduced a new young generation of mostly white, mostly middle-class activists to civil disobedience, arrest, jail, and the inne ... More >>
This week in the Voice, out today: Camille Dodero profiles Hunter Moore, the hard-partying entrepreneur behind revenge porn site Is Anyone Up, writing: "Hunter Moore is trying to screw a 20-year-old woman on my lap. It's after 2 in the morning, we're squashed in a stretch limo with 11 others, stray ... More >>
This week in the Voice, out today: Nick Pinto writes about newcomers to the social network scene, who threaten Facebook's long-term viability: "As the business press and slavering investors look on eagerly at Zuckerberg's coronation, many believe that the seeds of Facebook's downfall have already be ... More >>
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.
Jason Moran, the hands-down champ. Photo by Clay Patrick McBride.In this week's Village Voice, Francis Davis on Jason Moran, winner of the Voice's Fifth Annual Jazz Critics' Poll, Tom Hull on the state of the genre in 2010, the results, and a salute to the year's fallen, with a few we failed ... More >>
It's common knowledge that kicking a capital-H Habit isn't the most pleasant experience, to say the least. But what if there were a cure for drug addiction out there that only comes with one side effect, that of intense hallucinations? For this week's Village Voice cover story, join Keegan Ha ... More >>
Lt. Daniel Choi resembles so many other American soldiers in many, many ways: as a late 20s West Point grad who loves his country, a born-again Christian, as a soldier who's served two tours in Iraq, and as a soldier who's been kicked out of the military. But even that isn't the distinguishment t ... More >>
Corin Tucker, closet Twilight fan. Photo by John Clark.In this week's Village Voice, we present our annual Best of NYC issue! Relevant to SOTC readers will be Rob Harvilla's sublime essay on Nicki Minaj and our fulsome Arts & Entertainment and Bars & Clubs sections, but be sure to consult Peo ... More >>
New York City: The Best in the World, no doubt. And every year, the Village Voice is as close to the eye of the swirling chaos that it is, and every year, we take one step back to say: this is the best shit in the best city in the world. Normally, 2010 would be no different, but this year, gu ... More >>
Every year, we descend on Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center to separate the hype from the heavyweights at American cinema's fall classic, the New York Film Festival. This year is no different, as legendary Village Voice film critic J. Hoberman weighs in with the hits and misses of The 2010 N ... More >>
Jay-Z and Eminem kick-start Detroit's recovery. Photo by Kevin Mazur.In this week's Village Voice, Camille Dodero reports live from Insane Clown Posse's Gathering of the Juggalos, Michael D. Ayers compiles an oral history of Pavement's New York City, Tom Breihan heads to Detroit to see the fi ... More >>
Tom Waits wants to glue this man's hair to the wall. Illustration by Diego Tripodi.In this week's Village Voice, Christopher R. Weingarten sits down with director Jim Jarmusch to talk ATP and the time Tom Waits tried to kill him, Ryan Dombal scales Fame Mountain with Katy Perry, and Andy Beta ... 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 >>
Why do some people upstate consider the Bronx's Gladys Carrión their own 'Satan' incarnate? Maybe it has something to do with all the juvenile detention facilities city kids get sent to up there. Or got sent to. Because -- as the commissioner of the Office of Children and Family Services -- Car ... 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 >>
How many Democrats does it take to make a donkey show? In this week's cover story, Village Voice columnist Wayne Barrett takes account of the opposition New York gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo will actually have to face: Shelly Silver, and the rest of our state's old-school democrats.
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?
Vijay Iyer: Delightful deconstruction. Photo by Jimmy Katz/ACTIn this week's Village Voice, we present the fourth annual Village Voice Jazz Poll: Francis Davis on the winners, led by Vijay Iyer's Historicity and Darcy James Argue's victory as best debut, for Infernal Machines; Tom Hull's own ... More >>
94 critics voted. The results are in.
R.A. the Rugged Man: More dirty laundry than you can imagine. Photo by Calvin Godfrey.In this week's Village Voice, Ben Westhoff recounts the long, setback- and STD-ridden journey of Long Island's own R.A. the Rugged Man, Jed Lipinski talks to the players involved with the semi-embargoed Lil ... More >>
Years ago, Ella Taylor interviewed Quentin Tarantino at his favorite Denny's. She returns to the scene to ask about Inglourious Basterds and his career. Tarantino is charmng, but if you want to be pissed at him, he does say things like, "A case can be made that I re-created the gangster fil ... More >>