National Poetry Month wraps up this week and it would be a travesty to not attend our "Free Verse" poetry night event tonight at KGB's Red Room in the East Village. Also this week, Rome-based artist Gonzalo Orquin re-creates a show that was intended to be exhibited at a private gallery in Rome but w ... More >>
Get under the skin of England’s greatest detective
Voice writers offer their picks from the year
Back in the early '90s, the DJs Rob Swift and Roc Raida would take the subway to each other's cribs and engage in seven-hour practice sessions. Raida's apartment, up in Harlem, was decorated with posters of rap acts Ice Cube, Kid 'N' Play and MC Lyte; Swift's bedroom in Queens showcased inspirationa ... More >>
A pair of New York educators think they have the answer to the question of how to get kids to eat healthy breakfasts and snacks. Forget for a moment that nobody has quite figured out what "healthy" means, and that the definition of "healthy" changes daily.
New York City and the Bloomberg administration are deploying a secret weapon in the war over bike lanes, the New York Times reports today, in the form of some offense led by Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson. "We allowed the other side to frame this debate," Wolfson told the Times. "That's really t ... More >>
Smoke if you got it
James Shapiro examines the colorful history of anti-Stratfordism
If rightbloggers have a theme song, it must be ABBA's "Waterloo": And how could I ever refuse/I feel like I win when I lose. Their obsessive rapid response to Obama-related events has only one purpose: to declare a big win for their side, no matter what happens and even if it renders their earlier s ... More >>
Exploring family, phone sex, and the Holocaust
Mildred Pierce was the 1945 movie that not only taught me the expression "dreadfully recherche, n'est-ce pas?"--and which prompted Carol Burnett's zingy parody, Mildred Fierce-- but which won Joan Crawford the Oscar for playing a sympathetic waitress-turned-entrepreneur wronged by her cunty daughter ... More >>
Only in the early '70s could Elliott Gould have been a matinee idol. Since then? The Brooklyn schlemiel's long goodbye.
The excessive pleasures of Richard Foreman
Sigmund Freud's Coney Island of the mind (and other cardinal sins of therapy)
Eerie melodrama explores the dark arts in turn-of-the-century Vienna
Goodnight, Vienna: Three books refract Sigmund Freud
A British filmmaker deconstructs the politics of fear exploited by radical Islamists and American neocons alike.
On the couch with photographer Shellburne Thurber: 'I realized this is really strange'
Metal's Diverse Underground Leaves Metallica in the Dust
These Boots Were Made for Nothing
Hating Not Just Israel, but Jews
The architect of the unconscious faces his greatest challenge