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Singles were added to the Village Voice Pazz & Jop critics' poll for the music of 1979 issue. Before that, only albums were ranked in the poll, which began in 1971, then stopped for three years before returning for good in early 1975 to recap the music of 1974. Here's a rundown of the top ten singl ... More >>
If you've listened to the radio in the past week, chances are, you've heard a Nile Rodgers song--and probably more than one. Besides co-writing and playing guitar on Daft Punk's internationally chart-annihilating hit, "Get Lucky," Rodgers has produced so many number one singles and albums in the las ... More >>
In the sports entertainment universe, wrestler Rob Van Dam is "the whole damn show." In the fictional sphere of David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest, ascending to international tennis is "making the show"; in the real world, that's what aspiring baseballers think of as earning a spot on a MLB team. ... More >>
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 >>
Yesterday's stars at today's prices
I've written before about how I like Paris Jackson's feisty realness. And now, the late Michael Jackson's teen daughter speaks out about the way he treated his kids in public.
In November we started a new feature here on Fridays: the Voice has obtained hundreds of copies of L. Ron Hubbard's previously unpublished "Orders of the Day," which he gave to crew members as he sailed the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. Our documents cover the period from late 1968 through 1971, a ... More >>
If the triumph of tUnE-yArDs in this year's Pazz & Jop albums poll was one of the biggest upsets in the poll's history, then the companion singles poll offered one of its most predictable winners to date: Adele's "Rolling In The Deep." Smart money had been on that song taking the prize since it bega ... More >>
The incredible shrinking album
Talibam! with Sam Kulik The ubiquitous brainiacs behind Brooklyn's maniacally creative and hilarious duo Talibam!--beardo keyboards squelcher Matt Mottel and bizarro drums wizard Kevin Shea--are airing out their gripes, sort of, as they chill in their Wall Street studio at the Swing Space, an under ... More >>
Gotham gossip loses grip, fights off rabble. Rattled tattletales tell all.
The day the internet exploded, triggered by the death of Michael Jackson, is approaching its one-year anniversary. The outpouring of re-grief in the media -- also known as clamoring for stories on sticky summer days -- has already begun, ushered in by the Associated Press and their release of ... More >>
Both amazingly fun musicals are headed to Broadway as I wet myself with excitement, and neither has been cast yet. So it's up to us to start pitching for our faves: For Annie, how about Sarah Jessica Parker--who once played the title role--as the lovably evil Miss Hannigan? The stunt-casti ... More >>
With her new album Flesh Tone, the "Milkshake" singer tries on some club-pop
It's only since the death of their father, pop legend Michael Jackson, that his children have been able to rip off their coverings and appear unashamedly in public. And I bet it's doing them a world of good!
Some of the biggest names in 1960s-80s showbiz were at the Majestic Theater today for the geriatric alternative to Fashion Week: a memorial to Bea Arthur, who passed away this April from cancer at the age of 86. Hundreds of theater and TV bigwigs shuffled their walkers into the rows for an "afternoo ... More >>
Plus Nancy Giles plays with her hair. And acid redux: Elliot Tiber and Demetri Martin talk about Taking Woodstock.
Live Video streaming by Ustream For all the lovely grace notes, homages, and eulogies that have flowed from any number of erudite and compassionate individuals in the wake of Michael Jackson's untimely death at the young age of 50, a celebrity's death is not over in American until the huge, gaudy, ... More >>
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