I'm the Simon Cowell of Sao Paolo, the Randy Jackson of Rio.
They have a show called Broadway Dreams (Dancando na Broadway) whereby talented folk sing the songs and do the dances from the classic musical that's the theme of that week as a panel of judges observes and picks the best one.
And the ep ... More >>
People on the gay sex app Grindr rally know their stuff (even if they never quite learned the proper spelling of Grinder).
So the app polled them about the gayest places in the world, and they voted with one hand while doing God knows what with the other.
Here are the illustrious winners:
Gayest ... More >>
Police in Colorado broke up the Occupy Denver encampment, making 17 arrests in the process. The Denver Post reports "Police told the protesters they needed to remove anything that was blocking the sidewalk," and that, according to a spokesperson, "People are still allowed to sleep on the side ... More >>
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May 3, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 18
A dealer's old lady
by Elaine Louie
I was a dealer's old lady, as were many of my friends. We were part of the radical chic. We weren't gunmolls. On the contrary, we were middle-class women gone vaguely ... More >>
via CNNThe world's tallest Jesus statue has been completed! He resides in Swiebodzin, Poland. At 170 feet tall, with a huge but handsome noggin that had to be attached by a 700-ton crane, he beats out other, "more delicate" (read: wussy) Jesuses, like the 133-foot Cristo de la Concordia in Bo ... More >>
A new French spy spoof named OSS: Lost in Rio climaxes with a scene on top of the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, an obvious homage to Hitchcock, as I was so proud to have brilliantly noticed, applause applause.
But when I asked the film's director/co-writer Michel Hazanavicius ... More >>
While he's deciding whether to run for anything and if so what -- word is, "no" and "the Senate" -- former Mayor Giuliani's taken a gig as a safety consultant to the city of Rio, which recently won the 2016 Olympics gig.
It's a big challenge, as Rio is far more dangerous than New York was w ... More >>
Julie Christie in 'Darling'Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
February 10, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 17
By Andrew Sarris
The Second Annual Village Voice Readers' 10-best poll, held this year in conjunction with my Films in Focus program on WBAI, received entries from a ... More >>
Chicago has dodged a bullet, being eliminated in the first round from 2016 Olympics consideration. (Tokyo is also out; Madrid and Rio de Janeiro remain in the running.) The Times says not to worry -- sometimes a loss is almost as good as a win. How so? Jay Kriegel, director of the New York's ... More >>
DJ Comrade, and his cadre of dancers. Pix by Puja Patel, more belowLast night was the summer's (make that "summer's") last Fogo Nas Aguas (Fire on the Water) Brazilian dance party. Founded by Brazilian-born resident-DJ Fabio Soul, the weekly event started out as a favela-focused fete ... More >>