This week in the Voice: Steven Thrasher tells the beautiful love stories of two same-sex couples. But while Kawane and Jeanette Harris got married on July 24, the first day they could in New York, Kevin Beauchamp and Howard Orlick -- both legally blind -- are staunch gay marriage advocates wh ... More >>
Vincent Gallo in Tetro
In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla testifies to the alternating agony and ecstasy of Brooklyn's own art-rock lobsters, the Dirty Projectors.
Cristina Black talks with downtown ingenue Regina Spektor.
Dan Weiss on Sonic Youth's newest, The Eternal.
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After a lifetime of political hackery, former city councilmember Noach Dear, who had never even practiced law, became a municipal judge. Who knew he'd become a savior to hundreds of New Yorkers harassed and dunned by unscrupulous and sometimes crooked debt collectors? And that he'd get standing ova ... More >>
In the short week that we outsourced absolutely nothing to India (not even the phoner we didn't do with the guy who plays trumpet for Cake), we got even less cosmopolitan and global when Cannes correspondent J. Hoberman came back and showed up at the office like the rest of us. Except, unlike him, w ... More >>
All images courtesy Michael Werner Gallery"The Illusionist (Lens Painting)", 2007
There is a particular young species of painting that for a long time snarled or spoiled my appreciation of contemporary art. This painting, appearing noisily around a museum corner or turned page, would be busy, usual ... More >>
All images courtesy 303 GalleryCeal Floyer's Ink on paper
I became a fan of 40-year-old, Berlin-based Ceal Floyer's work the way I imagine many people became a fan--by straightaway falling for a discreet piece in a museum's permanent collection. The Tate Modern often exhibits its version of the art ... More >>