The music industry was in a very different place 13 years ago. Record stores were thriving, profits were record setting and certain Tuesdays each year were marked as "Super Tuesdays," when the various record labels would roll out several major releases at once, often resulting in fans making multipl ... More >>
Getting intimate with Debbie Harry and Chris Stein
Yesterday, Bob Dylan's website released a bonkers interactive music video to "Like a Rolling Stone." Its media player, concocted by a company called Interlude, lets you experience a few minutes of flipping through a satellite TV hookup on which everyone is lip-synching to the 48-year-old classic. A ... More >>
Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>
Julia Solis Spectacle Theater Thursday, 8pm, $5 There aren't any actual deaths in the ghost story Solis tells, but it's still mighty chilling. In her new photography collection Stages of Decay (Prestel), she chronicles the fallen grandeur of abandoned theaters across America and Europe, affectionate ... More >>
Tomorrow night--February 20 at 7 PM--I'll join a stellar table full of pundits at the Strand, to discuss this year's Oscar race and what it signifies. Also aboard are Peter Travers from Rolling Stone, Dana Andrews from Slate, and Andrew O'Hehir from Salon.
Nas sits down for a chat
Alanis Morissette gets deep with Anthony DeCurtis
Low Cut Connie and Wussy play mercury lounge
The swag comedy of Aziz Ansari
In 2009, Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi applied the most apt metaphor for Goldman Sachs that anyone has yet come up with, calling the bank "a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money." The phrase took ... More >>
Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone wrote another of his highly entertaining, polarizing, acerbic, hyperbolic and metaphor-laden magazine features, online now, this time about Minnesota politician and presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann, who Taibbi, right out of the gate, calls "almost certainly t ... More >>
Mbalax's finest stops by the Blue Note Jazz Fest
OK, technically it's Slow Jam Wednesday-Night-To-Thursday, what with Beyoncé debuting her brassy ballad "1 1" on last night's Idol, the Weeknd dropping "Rolling Stone" later in the evening, and this Pusha T remix of Miguel's sinuous, everything-ruling "Sure Thing" dropping this AM. But Lil W ... More >>
Oooh. Donald Trump's hair secrets are out. The Daily News recaps what our favorite possible presidential contender/businessman/reality television personage (he who has suddenly lost a bit of popularity) has to say about haircare! From a Rolling Stone magazine interview, in which Trump's locks ... More >>
Sam Zide Dan Weiss is the author of the blog Ask a Guy Who Likes Fat Chicks and he's profiled in our recent feature, "Guys Who Like Fat Chicks." He put together a list of ten hot famous bigger women with the disclaimer that he "tried to mix girls I personally think are pretty with girls you don't ha ... More >>
On Sunday night, Rolling Stone revealed to the world the disturbing existence of a United States "kill team," the members of which actively targeted, killed, mutilated and photographed innocent citizens of Afghanistan. "[A]fter six hard months soldiering in Afghanistan, a group of American in ... More >>
If you had asked us after 2007's For Emma, Forever Ago, or even after 2009's auto-tune adorned EP, Blood Bank, we probably would have told you Bon Iver would be crazy to put out an album during the summer. Justin Vernon had made a name for himself by capitalizing on heartbreak, exorcizing awa ... More >>
The Canadian mophead told Rolling Stone that it's people's "decision" to be gay or not, and it shouldn't bother anyone. How sweet! But dumb! And the inevitable next question would have to be: "So why did you choose it, ba dum pum?"
Day 2If the (little) reporting and (excessive) analysis surrounding Lara Logan's assault in Egypt have taught us anything, it's that most people are somewhat insensitive or otherwise unprepared and unable to talk about rape without offending, and the Internet can be an awful place. Also, expl ... More >>
Guitar master takes the MOMA
When Nicolas Cage makes a piece of caca, he makes sure it's noxious enough to mess up all of civilization. His latest supernatural action-adventure romp, Season of the Witch, got a staggering 67 terrible reviews the other day and only one good one, according to rottentomatoes.com, starting t ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. September 2, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 35 The McCartney Burial: 'His ego was his amigo' By Blair Sabol Maybe it's time for A.J. Weberman to change his script -- or better yet, to get off the stage altogether. Being the foremost Dylanologist, ... More >>
Doree Shafrir -- who was responsible for, among other things, being one-half of the author of the blog-to-book phenomenon that was Postcards from Yo Momma and being responsible for the "Hipster Grifter" story during her tenure at the New York Observer in addition to being among the few to sur ... More >>
General Stanley McChrystal has a new high-falutin' academic gig! After that whole whoopsie over the Rolling Stone article in which he was quoted making disparaging comments about President Obama and other White House leaders -- and then fired from his post as commander of the Afghanistan war ... More >>
Guess what it stands forRolling Stone writer and pro shit-talker Matt Taibbi called the ESPN LeBron James special The Decision "a landmark moment in the history of human self-involvement." That's one of the most polite ways anyone has referred to the LBJ week-long free agency spectacle. Every ... More >>
AP• General Stanley A. McChrystal, top commander in Afganistan, has submitted his resignation over his critical remarks -- including saying Obama appeared "uncomfortable and intimidated" during their first meeting, and dismissing Vice President Biden as "Bite Me" -- in the latest issue of R ... More >>
Tips on how to expand its reach—or blow it up entirely
They're mad as hell . . .
Reviews of Rolling Stone: Drum King, the videogame brand extention undertaken over the summer by the once venerable rock mag, were not kind. I'm From Rolling Stone, the MTV-sponsored reality TV show, limped through ten episodes in the spring months of 2007, and was promptly cancelled, althoug ... More >>
Image via the decapitator's photostreamThe mysterious street artist known only as the Decapitator is in town, decapitating things. The culture jammer caused a huge stir in London last year, after Carrie Bradsaw was seen carrying her own head in a detourned version of a Sex and the City advert ... More >>
Toast Bob Dylan by getting toasted
In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla talks to Rolling Stone vet Steve Knopper about his new book, Appetite for Self-Destruction, and the bitter decline of the music industry. Ben Westhoff breaks bread with Kurtis Blow in Harlem's only hip-hop church. Ross Simonini plumbs the ex ... More >>
If you walk past the newsstand today, you may have trouble differentiating between today's Post and Daily News. Both have completely different stories on page one, but the black backgrounds and giant white banner heads give both papers a touch of the tabloid generic. But while the News is touting it ... More >>
Critics' polls have evolved and arguably withered lately, but at least we didn't vote for Timbuk 3
Drinks with stand-up comedian Aziz Ansari
Bottoms up! OU812! 5150! Hike! Stop! Hammer-on time!
Can Marshall come out and play? On his new album, Em just wants to be unremarkable.
Local punk-funkers score unprecedented low-grade coup
The End of Frivolity as We Know It
Can New York Musicians Download Success Off MP3.com?