Jennifer Lawrence is both on fire and in the process of becoming, and it’s magnificent to watch.
You aren't expecting what Paul Thomas Anderson is giving
Today at 6 pm, Scientology will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a building in Washington DC's Dupont Circle neighborhood. For the last couple of years, Scientology has opened "Ideal Orgs" -- fancy, superfluous new churches in cities around the world in an expensive ploy to make it look like the ... More >>
We've always been suckers for the final scene of It's a Wonderful Life. No matter how many times we see it, we tear up at the sight of George Bailey's friends coming to his aid in his time of need, proving to him that he really is the richest man in town. Over the last couple of days, we watched so ... More >>
On Thursday, Marc Headley settled things once and for all. In a story he wrote for The Daily Beast, he showed conclusively that Paul Thomas Anderson's script for The Master is about almost nothing but Scientology, providing 22 direct comparisons as proof. Marc did a great job showing some of the pa ... More >>
Former Scientologist Marc Headley, who first revealed to the Voice in 2009 that Tom Cruise talked to ashtrays and beverage bottles as part of his Scientology training, has a stunning article in the Daily Beast today that settles, once and for all, what Paul Thomas Anderson's film The Master is all a ... More >>
We recently brought you footage of Sacramento's mayor, former NBA player Kevin Johnson, gushing about Scientology at the opening of an "Ideal Org" in that city. Since that fancy new building opened in California's capital, additional celebrations have occurred in places like Orange County and Denve ... More >>
When I talked to David Edgar Love by Skype at his Montreal apartment Wednesday evening, he sounded exhausted -- he'd had only an hour of sleep in the past two days. "I'm pretty tired. I was up until about 5 this morning, then I had mnql1 wake me up at 6 and had that radio interview," he says, cred ... More >>
Paulette Cooper, still keeping tabs on ScientologyOur regular readers can probably imagine why we were pretty thrilled this morning to finally meet the original badass of Scientology watchers, none other than Paulette Cooper. She was in town to visit her sister and found time to have breakf ... More >>
Field of statistically knowable dreams
Chaz Bundick, no longer dancing with himself. Pic by Max. Toro y Moi Mercury Lounge Wednesday, January 19 Better Than : Being under 21, like headlining band Indian Rebound Toro y Moi shows have changed a lot in the past 18 months. Back in late 2009, when he was opening for the likes of ... More >>
Practicing self-deception as a survival technique
Welcome to the Village Voice's not-really-annual Oscar liveblog! Feel the electricity. Not sure if you've heard, but: This year's Academy Awards will be UNLIKE ANY YOU'VE EVER SEEN BEFORE! First of all: They've hired an architect to design the set. Money well spent. Next: Taking a page from The Mic ... More >>
The Best Picture Oscar nominees are The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon, Milk, The Reader, and Slumdog Millionaire. The other top nominations are: Best Actor: Richard Jenkins (The Visitor), Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon), Sean Penn (Milk), Brad Pitt (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), ... More >>
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The risky business of plotting to kill Hitler
Sorting through trailer trash, trying not to nod off during the Emmys.
Che wins the only Cannes award that really matters: ours
The Little Flower of East Orange and Marcy in the Galaxy show why not everybody's life is worth dramatizing
From the seer, suckers: The nominees, plus trash talk about some non-nominees
All aboard the '80s way-back machine for Mike Nichols's good time Charlie
Devout banter about a very different Bible class, plus sleuthing about Sleuth and ragging on Rita
Plus items of purely prosthetic appeal.
Masterpiece Theater HBO stylestar-studded entertainment that's supposedly good for you
Back in New York with a new play and starring in another, Sam Shepard reflects on the dangerous farce of contemporary politics
Size doesn't matter in a new production of Richard III at the Public Theater
Papp's restive ghost haunts the search for Wolfe's replacement
Integrity's Back on BroadwayHas Anyone Noticed?
French Tries, by Romanian Eugene Ionesco, Come Alive
New Yorks Indie Filmmakers Prepare for a Summer Shutdown
Giving Gender the Shakes, Four Performers Prove There's Life in Drag Yet