The White Horse Tavern as it looks today Stay in one place long enough, many bars have found, and you're likely to eventually develop literary cachet. Indeed, many of the city's most venerable taverns - Old Town, McSorley's, and the currently-defunct Chumley's - are or were lined with the dust jac ... More >>
We're very saddened to hear about the death of film critic Andrew Sarris at the age of 83. He spent some of his best years tilting with Pauline Kael here at the Voice, and while we're putting together an actual obit, we wanted to highlight some of the best things he did at this newspaper. A few yea ... More >>
Lincoln Center hosts the musical adaptation
The greatest spy swap since Rudolph Abel walked across a bridge between East and West Berlin back in 1962 in exchange for failed U-2 spy plane pilot Francis Gary Powers is pending, and if Moscow sources are correct, the perfect locale for the swap has been selected: Vienna. That's where the f ... More >>
Lincoln Center mounts a story of stagestruck youth
Celebrate the Fourth of July with Eldridge Cleaver and the always revolutionary Sly Stallone
More thoughts on Broadway and the state of theater in New York
As an actor-director-lone horseman of the apocalypse, Dennis Hopper's career suggests some druggy Dylan ballad with Marcel Duchamp and James Dean riding their motorcycles up Boot Hill to steal the carnations off John Wayne's grave. Hopper was born, in Dodge City no less, to be wild; he lived ... More >>
"We rob banks."Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 8, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 17 Films by Andrew Sarris The readers of The Village Voice have responded in unprecedented numbers to the fourth annual poll of ten-best lists. For the record, the previous winners are "D ... More >>
It's hard to believe we could really get this lucky, but if Mort Zuckerman really wants to run for the Clinton/Gillibrand senate seat there's an entire regiment of former Daily News reporters who might well cover the race for free. As one of those who labored in Zuckerman's vineyard, I say: Run Mort ... More >>
Academy Awards heads-up: Basterds and biopsies.
94 critics voted. The results are in.
Sure, there were missiles in Cuba. But what about the film critics' awards?
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 11, 1962, Vol. VII, No. 12 The Year's Best By Jonas Mekas I have asked a few independent film critics and writers whose opinions I respect for their lists of the better films they have seen during the past year. A note must be made ... More >>
The Tramp matures, messily
An epic gusher, Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood strikes oil, and then some
At 93 and the subject of a new documentary, Norman Lloyd is still in the biz
Ode to an imaginary musician
Steven Soderbergh tries, and largely fails, to make 'em like they used to
Czechoslovakia is no more, but its film tradition lives on
A pair of non-English English plays forge into Broadway's deep waters
A pair of sunshine noirs go in search of Hollywood's heart of darkness
Eerie melodrama explores the dark arts in turn-of-the-century Vienna
The Top 40 Picks of the Tribeca Film Festival
A pair of classics starring a '60s goddess of light
A mammoth production of the epic verse gets a stateside staging
Chinatown scribe dusts off Fante's classic novel of drinking and writing in 1930s L.A.
Kong is king, Lewton is lurid, and Ross is the boss in holiday DVD round-up
As Democrats wonder what their party stands for, here is a way to reach more Americans
Bad faith is back: a pair of Clinton-era allegories evoke free-floating late-'90s hypocrisy
Losing the Plot at Sundance
Puppet Theater Takes Manhattan