After three weeks of patiently waiting at No. 2 on Billboard's Hot 100, Carly Rae Jepsen this week became the first solo female Canadian since Céline Dion to top America's premier song chart. Right on schedule for the start of summer, the ubiquitous "Call Me Maybe" finally climbs into the penthouse ... More >>
Ovation generally shows a lot of documentaries about creative artist types, which is a huge notch above reality shows and absolutely fine with me.
But lately, every time I click on it, they're airing one of my all-time favorite camp movies.
A Choru ... More >>
I'm not saying it should be, mind you.
The man is clearly some kind of genius, with his popular programming choices for Bravo, which include his very own chat show on that very same channel.
But if the ratings ever tumble, what will happen to his show?
Louis Menand's New Yorker review of Mark McGurl's The Program Era, a history of the rise of university writing programs and workshops, is subtitled, "Should creative writing be taught?" Despite itself, the review does not encourage a positive answer. Menand tells us that "by 1975, there were fiftee ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesNovember 21, 1963, Vol. IX, No. 5The Little Machine That Couldn'tBy Mary Perot Nichols...A recent story in the New York Times headlined "Electronics Ends Housing Muddle"...could easily have led the unwary reader to believe that it was all coming ... More >>