We're not sure about you, but we're not looking forward to watching the Winter Olympics, so rather than be glued to the tube, here's what's going on this weekend. Two great art openings are happening tonight, including Elisa Kreisinger's "Framed" at Kianga Ellis Projects, as well as Derek Rippe's "M ... More >>
[In his column Serrano Time, award-winning writer and goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times.] I am working on a new book. I cannot say too much about it yet, other than:
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If while listening to Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail, you experienced an indescribable sensation that you were actually listening to an encrypted invitation to a very luxurious party with a super exclusive guest list and even more ridiculous gift wish list, you were right!!! We made note of every pe ... More >>
If things seem a little more heroic around you than usual, it's because today marks the start of the 2012 New York Comic-Con. The NYCC is one of the nation's biggest comic conventions, attracting fans, artists, industry types and celebrities from all over the entertainment world. The lines waiting f ... More >>
Three-time Tony nominee Marin Mazzie (Passion, Ragtime, Kiss Me Kate) premiered a refreshing show of non-theater songs last night at Below 54. Mazzie is a reliable, talented, classy performer, and rather than give us another cabaret show filled with "Children Will Listen" and "Some People," she tre ... More >>
Esther ZuckermanIt's been an Olek kind of week! After she made the Village Voice a present, Jen and I headed to the opening of her show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery last night. It's called "The Bad Artists Imitate, The Great Artists Steal," a variation on a Pablo Picasso quote appropriated by t ... More >>
The Studio Museum in Harlem looks back at a New York art group
courtesy of Violet TimesOne of Electric Eel John Morton's surfing skeletons. Foggy Notion Art Show Opening: art by Neil Michael Hagerty, Hamish Kilgour, Timmy Vulgar, John Morton, Ju Suk Reet Meate, Oblivia, and Peggy Snow; live performances from Sightings and Garbage River Live With Animals ... More >>
The new mascots for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia are here! They're pretty cute if a little too Pixar. It's a polar bear, a hare, and a leopard with a snowboard. The only one who looks remotely athletic is the leopard. He's actually kind of scary if you look too long into his eyes ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 14, 1968, Vol. XIV, No. 5 Ask Not What Nixon Will Do For You by Joe Flaherty ...In this dank, stale room Senate candidate Paul O'Dwyer sat in a chair testily denouncing the polls and the projections that on this early hour cla ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 30, 1967, Vol. XIII, No. 7 The Homosexual Clown As Underground Star by Sally Kempton People have been saying for years that Taylor Mead will someday be discovered by the commercial theatre. This has never happened, at least no ... More >>
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