Last year around this time, a slew of writers popped off about the tyranny of the tasting menu, a mainstay of our fine dining tradition in the last decades. The format was tired, the majority of the fooderati concluded, and while it works okay for some really top-notch places, the proliferation of p ... More >>
Last day to see Blek Le Rat
On Sunday, a piggy (and food industry-heavy) crowd gathered at the Crown Victoria in Williamsburg for Omnivore's Carnivorous Party, a good old-fashioned swine roast featuring an international lineup of chefs including Marc Cohen (Bucherie Lawrence, Montreal), Gregory Marchand (Frenchie, Paris), and ... More >>
By Nick Pinkerton Elliott Stein, a longtime contributor to The Village Voice, as well as
I've been reading the tweets of 14-year-old Paris Jackson and enjoying her humor, realness, and smarts. Her tweets are often about her father (whom she fiercely defends), or about her own spunky persona ("I'm not on drugs, I'm just weird"), and sometimes about the culture ("premium rush was such a ... More >>
Even via Skype, Rhys Chatham remains profoundly, permanently enthused. The giddy 100-guitar maximalist/minimalist yin to Glenn Branca's foreboding 100-guitar maximalist/minimalist yang, Chatham's '70s/'80s innovationsrounded up by Table of the Elements on 2002's An Angel Moves Too Fast To See ... More >>
It's getting out of control—hear me out
For a month at MOMA, digital is not the savior of cinema
Paris brings its glitter to Brooklyn
Chantal MartineauParis meets Brooklyn.It's been about a year since we first heard what would replace the space formerly occupied by L'Epicerie in Fort Greene. The unfortunately named Baguetteaboudit!, was going to be where "Paris meets Brooklyn," a deli-slash- café serving soups, salads, and ... More >>
So beloved of the French are garden snails that they make special little ceramic dishes with indentations to warm and serve them in.
An abandoned church gets some curious Parisians
Alex Stupak has confirmed that he will open a second location of Empellon, in the space currently occupied by Counter. [Eater] April Bloomfield on her first-ever trip to Paris and Lyon: "I wasn't expecting it to be so peasant-like, so that was a nice surprise, and Paris is not as anal as I ... More >>
Dont miss Sunny Suits
The evolution of night photography
The fashion world is a weird place. It's a surreal land where people wear capes and you aren't allowed to smile. In between runway shows and cocaine-themed cocaine parties, people who inhabit this realm often try to make statements. Avant-garde French fashion magazine EVER produced the above work, ... More >>
A picture says a thousand words
Japanese women go a little crazy in France
The facts of MY life are that when I was asked to do a cameo in a movie starring Mindy Cohn as "the oldest living fag hag" last year, I raced to the set even faster than I turned on the TV for The Facts of Life Goes To Paris. I found it was a sex club scene and I wouldn't be working with the ... More >>
I mean, the title pretty much says it all. Like you didn't know this?
You'll have to click the link on the video to get the whole 80 minute set but it's a good one--October solo show, Paris, Point Ephemere. Don't much buy into the messianic stuff that surrounds this guy but check out the weirdly longing upstretched arm of a girl in the front row during Darnielle's " ... More >>
Four Seasons Restaurant co-owner Alex Von Bidder is insisting that Jean Mackenzie, who owns the Four Seasons Caterer in Southampton, change the name of her business so as not to suggest any connection to the restaurant. [NY Daily News] Costco has announced that it is no longer carrying Coca- ... More >>
From Daquella Manera's photostream.So says the man himself. Given the inevitable avalanche of tawdry quickie bios already in the works, you can expect this one to be a bit more thoughtful, a bit classier, a bit... shorter. "It's going to be a short book," he promises, and for this too we are ... More >>
Airport delays have become a way of life -- in fact, a new airline has made a massive delay part of its launch -- so you may be interested in The Guide to Sleeping in Airports and its just-announced best and worst airports for sleeping. As New York naturally figures in all superlatives, you will not ... More >>
Just in case you're seeing news of that Yemeni plane crash today that includes reports of the sole survivor as a 14-year-old girl and wondering, "what happened to the 5-year-old boy sole survivor we were reading about yesterday?" -- the earlier reports turned out to be inaccurate, and many popula ... More >>
A new study has revealed differences in the brains of people who are good at controlling their urges--like, say, overeating--versus those who aren't. Apparently, we all use the same part of the brain to make decisions, but a second part of the brain in people with good self-control can help them cur ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 5, 1962, Vol. VII, No. 24 The Bags Are Packed, but Where's the Fare? By Michael Smith The moment of truth is at hand for the Living Theatre, and the key word is PANIC!, scrawled in chalk on a blackboard in the office of co-directors J ... More >>
It's in my column this week! Click here and you'll get a gander into Paris's world, as she tells me what it's like to have her face melting off (in her new movie, that is) and how she's grown and developed since her days of partying and jail time. Most importantly, I get to re-ask Larry King's immor ... More >>
A visual feast for the Francophile
Spray-can doc keeps it one-sided
The Teenagers play tonight, January 31, at the Hiro Ballroom and on Saturday, February 2 at Studio B. photo by Ryan Dombal DOWNLOAD The Teenagers, "Starlett Johansson" (MP3) The Teenagers Mercury Lounge January 30 The Teenagers’ “Streets of Paris” is like an illiterate version of Pulp’s ... More >>
Why can't show folk tell duck from turkey?
Are these four choreographers sloughing off their skins?