There's a moment in every Marvel comics movie where all the husbands/boyfriends in the audience whisper to their companions, "That's Stan Lee!" (The companions know it is Stan Lee, but endure this anyway.)
Chef is a movie about restaurants and food trucks written and directed by Jon Favreau, who also plays the protagonist chef Carl Casper. He worked to accurately portray chefs' lives via little details: His character has multiple forearm tattoos, wears a bandana, and lives in a messy apartment with a ... More >>
Boy Meets Sandwich
[Spring Guide 2014]
A correction -- and an upset! We originally listed Oscar Isaac of Inside Llewyn Davis as the winner in our film poll's best actor category. According to our first round of poll math, he had just barely edged out Chiwetel Ejiofor of 12 Years a Slave. After publishing the results, we discovered that w ... More >>
In 2013, love came in many forms: girl on zombie, boy on smartphone, and James Franco on -- count 'em -- two hot bikini babes at the same damn time. Sure, romantic comedies are as extinct as Oprah Winfrey's chances of winning Best Supporting Actress at the Golden Globes, but audiences had plenty of ... More >>
Tish James Public Advocate Victory In another not very surprising race, City Councilmember Leticia "Tish" James has handily won the Public Advocate seat, edging out her opponents from the Green Party, the Libertarians, the War Veterans, the Freedom Party, the Conservative Party, and the Socialist W ... More >>
Shouldn't the making of Psycho be more interesting?
New York Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox has spent a good chunk of this election season kvetching about the amount of time President Barack Obama has spent hobnobbing with celebrities.But when Cox's horse in this year's presidential race parties with celebs, the chairman's outrage is nonexistent -- ... More >>
Is one hacker behind many of the "revenge-porn" photos that were posted on Hunter Moore's Is Anyone Up?
In an interview with the New York Post published this weekend, Mayor Bloomberg weighed in on who he thinks might follow in his footsteps as the next mayor. "It's really hard to see the Democratic primary next year not being the real election," he told the Post. With that criteria, the Post p ... More >>
Press Clips has long, if intermittently, been the name of the media column at the Village Voice, years ago on paper in the hands of journalists like Sydney Schanberg and Keach Hagey, before being brought to this blog by some untamed rabble-rouser called Foster Kamer. But as a wise man once wr ... More >>
Bourdain, without cat hair.Earlier today, the Guardian held a live chat with Anthony Bourdain on its website. Numerous members of the British populace clamored to ask him questions. Among them was Paul Levy, a writer who is best known for inflicting the word "foodie" upon the world as the co- ... More >>
In New York theater today, what's not imported is what's underrated
At newest Chelsea gay bar, baseball and beer. Plus: Broadway and bears
All the knives and the fighting back make GLAAD sad. Tough!
But that doesn't mean it's good
Looking at modern romance in the USA
Woody Allen is back from his European vacation. Next, he directs Larry David in NYC and Puccini for L.A. Opera
[Editor's note: After penning the popular "The Official Village Voice Election-Season Guide to the Right-Wing Blogosphere," Roy Edroso has made dissecting those blogs into a weekly feature that appears here every Monday. ] SILLY SEASON: RIGHTBLOGGERS ON FATHER'S DAY, GUNS, KNIVES, AND UNLOVED C ... More >>
It's more of the same from Woody Allen in Cassandra's Dream
If you can't fix it, you gotta stand it? The 'Adam Sandler gay-marriage movie' crassly disagrees.
Third time brings harm to the Spidey franchise; Peter Parker to wear a bubble skirt in 4.
Sofia Coppola pays opulent tribute to the innocent boredom of a teen queen
A pair of sunshine noirs go in search of Hollywood's heart of darkness
Woody Allen's second straight English excursion is a failed return to comedy
Performers like Kimberly Kane challenge anti-porn rhetoric
Where everyone from Parker Posey to Miss Guy played during the holidays
Bill Murray's Star Vehicle, Gus Van Sant's Double Comeback, and the Year of the Documentary
Moviegoers Avoid Big-Budget Pitfalls