Shameless showrunner John Wells seeks the Real America in August: Osage County
It's a truism that American men are first conscious of their own mortality when their fathers die, but I would argue that such consciousness is a process for the average American male that usually begins earlier, the men pictured on his baseball cards start dying. When I was a kid in 1963, Stan Mus ... More >>
93 of the 8 million stories
Far from it. An imminent biography of Oscar winner Michael Douglas, written by Marc Eliot, reminds us that The Bodyguard had a long and checkered history before it finally came to the screen in the '90s. As Eliot writes:
Herr Doug DarwinOK, so maybe we're feeling a little beery these days, what with Craft Beer Week on its way. That, and a new beer garden opening, like, every other week. We caught up with Doug Darwin, from Loreley, the new-wave German beer hall that started it all. Darwin has been with Loreley ... More >>
Ellen Stewart at La MaMa in 1991 (Jonathan Slaff)Ellen Stewart, 91, universally known as La Mama and acclaimed as one of the formidable figures who shaped the Off-Off-Broadway theater movement, died peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday night. The founder and guiding spirit of CafĂ© La MaMa, l ... More >>
The Amoralists team up with Adam Rapp and go a little Shepard-y
Way back when I was a recent college graduate, I actually took acting classes on a whim, going once a week to study with William Hickey at HB Studios in the Village. Hickey was the brilliant actor who played the drunk in the original The Producers and who went on to get Oscar-nominated for a ... More >>
Censorship and Michelangelo at the Vineyard and NYTW
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 30, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 33 23 Win '68 'Obies' The 1967-68 Village Voice Off-Broadway Awards were presented on Saturday afternoon at a giant invitational party at the Village Gate. These were the 13th annual "Obies," and a crowd of ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 25, 1967, Vol. XII, No. 32 21 Win '67 'Obies' The Village Gate was full to bursting at noon on Saturday for the 12th annual Village Voice Off-Broadway Awards. Barbara Harris, star of the Broadway musical "The Apple Tree," made the ... More >>
A rock icon looks back at her youth
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 26, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 32 Village Voice 'Obie' Awards 1965-66 The Eleventh Annual Village Voice Off-Broadway Award were handed out on Saturday afternoon in a gala ceremony at the Village Gate. Anne Jackson, herself a previous "Obi ... More >>
Jim Sheridan is no slouch, having directed the powerful new film Brothers, in which Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal vie for honor and for Natalie Portman while dad Sam Shepard plays them like a deck of cards.
Though never the author, his visionary directing made him a true creator
Nothing important to review? Try reviewing the rarity of that.
Holy Modal Rounders doc, plus a live show at Anthology
The famous outlaw, the fawning outcast, and an epic movie that's as stylized as it is insane
Mastering Dylan, flubbing Darin, and paying tribute to the inimitable Max Roach
Whose Southern Gothic baby shoes are these?
Playwrights Terrence McNally and Adam Rapp look back to catch a glimpse of the future.
Busy World's wordplay belies lofty themes; Pig Farm's just a boar
Get your avant-garde fix with plenty of experimental cinema this season
The end of relevance: Wenders whiffs at social commentary
Judges from the last five decades pay homage to the productions and artists they'll never forget
Bilingual, time-jumping, and polycultural, John Jesurun scrambles Goethe's mythic egghead
Remembering an artist who relied mostly on his own story
The season's globe-trotting films bring mankind closer together, or at least pretend to on-screen
The Best Scripts Not Yet Mounted on a New York Stage
Drinking and Thinking Through the Dublin Theater Scene
French Tries, by Romanian Eugene Ionesco, Come Alive
On the occasion of the 45th Obie Awards, the Voice's Charles McNulty sat down with four theater directors--Graciela Daniele, Brian Kulick, Marianne Weems, and Evan Yionoulis--to hash out the state of their art here at the start of the 21st century
Indie goddess keeps her eye on offbeat fare.
A Gifted and Afflicted Actor Propels Two of the Year's Best Films