A history of violence
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Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop
A book landed on our desk today, which happens with some frequency, but this book caught our eye more than most. It looked just like surprise bestseller Go the Fuck to Sleep, the modern parent's tame rebellion of choice, but it was titled Seriously, Just Go to Sleep. According to the accompa ... More >>
Young Jeezy Sunshine Cinema Tuesday, November 29 Better than: Combing his Wikipedia page. Perhaps Young Jeezy's biggest weakness as an artist is the information that's out there about him, or the lack thereof. Four albums and a plethora of mixtapes deep and even ardent fans like myself admittedly ... More >>
Angela Bassett, Samuel L. Jackson, and MLK's last night
A situation comedy about Martin Luther King Jr. and a motel maid in Memphis in 1968? Involving cigarette-smoking shtick, a pillow fight, and a pleading phone call to a higher-up? Yes, Katori Hall's award-winning play The Mountaintop is all of that.
I always assumed I was the only Italian-American only child in creation -- those people tend to procreate a lot -- but it turns out Al Pacino is one, too! I'm not alone! And I did a little research (and glanced at Us magazine) and found some other famous folk who have gone through life without sib ... More >>
It appears that Little Italy is trading in its pushy greeters in favor of "outside maitre d's": suave young gentlemen who attract lady tourists with their eyes. [NY Post] The Hurt Locker star Anthony Mackie's new Bed-Stuy bar NoBar welcomed stars like Samuel L. Jackson and Sam Rockwell at it ... More >>
And we're back. Once again we're offering a snazzy Village Voice t-shirt to some of our notable commenters. This week, we even had a local celebrity weigh in. If your comment was picked, email web editor Francesca Stabile to claim your prize.
It's a battle of the narrators. Actually, no battle is needed: These are both awesome, in very different ways. Maybe you prefer the soothing yet slightly bipolar tones of Samuel L. Jackson. Maybe you adore the creepy, spine-tingling vocalizations of Werner Herzog. We don't care, and it doesn't real ... More >>
Have you heard of the children's book Go the F**k to Sleep, which has become an instant hit largely because it has the word "fuck" in it? (It's also a brilliant antidote to helicopter parenting and all of the overprotective nonsense that prevents adults from truly enjoying their precious litt ... More >>
In a chain of events that can only be called both ludicrous and tragic, an escapee crocodile on a plane led to a stampede of passengers trying to escape the crocodile, which led to the plane being thrown off balance, which led to its crash in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which killed 20 ... More >>
The last year in Broadway theater saw the appearances of names like Scarlett Johansson and Catherine Zeta-Jones not just on stages, but in the same award categories as their Loyal-to-New-York-Theater co-stars. The trending caused our own lead theater critic Michael Feingold to pen an epic scr ... More >>
Remember when we saw that LOST DUCK sign plastered over a mailbox outside our office last week? Well! The quacktastic [Ed. 'Quacktastic?' Jesus.] mystery has been beginning to untangle itself.
"...in the history of the motion picture business." That's what it says in Eddie's bio in the press notes for Shrek Forever After, and press kits never lie, right? To double check it, I looked up lifetime b.o. gross totals on boxofficemojo.com and sure enough, Eddie tops other heavyweights like De ... More >>
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