I have this theory about movies with plots that involve serious drug trouble: the second a woman causes trouble, everything goes to shit. This isn't to say it's how it actually is in real life - I wouldn't know - but if you watch Blow, Scarface, Goodfellas, even Pulp Fiction, you'll start to ... More >>
If only every day's news could start out like this. Why is the universe obsessed right now with a misspelling of our neighbors to the north, swashbuckling scalawags, and the Prince of Nottingham Forest?
In this week's Village Voice, Michael D. Ayers writes our cover story on the National, who make the awkward look cool and despair sound hilarious. Elsewhere, Mike Powell hangs out with creepy chillwave godfather Ariel Pink, Ben Westhoff on the massively divergent fates of Memphis rap crews Th ... More >>
They say there's a fine line between comedy and tragedy. But what about the lines between despair and hilarity? Brooklyn's band of the moment, The National, knows where they lie, and they also know how to blur them, argues Michael D. Ayers, writing this week's Voice cover story: The National' ... More >>
People who like Ridley Scott's 1982 sci-fi mood piece Blade Runner don't just like it; they worship it, eat it, breathe it, and want to fuck it to sleep.
And they will absolutely adore a new book I'm reading by the film's producer, Michael Deeley, called Blade Runners, Deer Hunters, And Blow ... More >>