• Dance

    September 3, 2014
  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    The Village Voice's Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll: Top 10 Albums By Year, 1971-2013

    Cruise through this index of the Voice's top ten albums from 1971 through 2013, according to its annual Pazz & Jop critics' poll, started by Robert Christgau. The poll has run every year since '71, except for a three-year hiatus after that first year. The prominence of legacy artists on the inaugu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2013

    Nelson Mandela's Legacy Left for a Nation and Her Wine Industry

    Throughout the week, South Africans will gather to grieve en masse the loss of Nelson Mandela. A courageous statesman, Mandela began his political life as a young Soweto lawyer steering the resistance against apartheid, only to be imprisoned for twenty-seven years for his labors, later emerging to b ... More >>

  • Theater

    November 14, 2012

    Mies Julie: South Africa Meets Strindberg

    St. Ann's Warehouse brings a noted adaptation to Brooklyn

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    Live: Spoek Mathambo Gets Loose At S.O.B.'s

    Spoek Mathambo S.O.B.'s Thursday, March 22 Better than: Probably any other African rap act. "So much posse in the house!" exulted Spoek Mathambo at the beginning of his midnight set. "It's a family thing—like a coke family." Or maybe he meant the Koch family; hard to say. Nevertheless, half ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Watch R. Kelly Kick Off the 2010 World Cup in South Africa

    The song is "Sign of a Victory," R. Kelly's Soweto Spiritual Singers-assisted bonkers paean to the evils of global warming and the glory of rainbows, the light at the end of the tunnel, the spirit of nations, sung with the bombastic, reality-denying conviction that is Kelly's signature. He perform ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    My Favorite Things

    ​Hollywood's voyage to the Third Dimension is continuing apace with announced plans to re-release newly 3-D-ized versions of 2001, Star Wars, and The Passion of the Christ, but the first 3-D musical -- an all-star remake of The Sound of Music -- is proving to be more difficult than anticipated ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2009

    Curtis Sliwa: Tour Guide

    Guardian Angels founder, radio talk show host, mob target, and champion pickle eater Curtis Sliwa recently added a new feather to his red cap: he's now a tour guide. In a video on the site dedicated to his new venture, "Underbelly Tours," Sliwa explains how his three-hour tours begin in the subw ... More >>

  • Film

    September 4, 2007
  • Dance

    February 27, 2007

    Call to Earth

    Ancestral spirits and physical prowess animate a company

  • Film

    February 14, 2006

    Baby Steps

    Guns for diapers: Kidnapping leads to thug's turnaround

  • Dance

    January 25, 2005
  • Theater

    January 18, 2005
  • Film

    February 18, 2003

    Fight Songs

    This Music Kills Fascists

  • Art

    March 19, 2002
  • News

    September 4, 2001

    A Summit of Their Own

    Youth Demand Action Outside the World Conference Against Racism

  • Books

    August 22, 2000
  • News

    July 4, 2000

    Debating the Obvious

    Inside the South African Government's Controversial AIDS Panel

  • Music

    April 18, 2000
  • News

    December 21, 1999

    Part 7: South Africa Acts Up

    Building a Movement on the Ruins of Apartheid

  • Long Island Voice

    December 14, 1999
  • Dining

    December 7, 1999
  • News

    December 7, 1999

    Life or Debt

    Jubilee 2000 Provides a Missing Link to the WTO Saga

  • News

    May 11, 1999

    A Woman's Work

    How HIV Caught Fire in South Africa: Part Two

  • News

    March 23, 1999

    Disobedience Training

    Mayor Taunts City and a Coalition Forms

  • Music

    January 5, 1999

    Not Yet Uhuru

    Mzwakhe Mbuli in Mandela's South Africa

  • News

    December 15, 1998

    Problem Pregnancy

    Doctors regard AZT as an AIDS vaccine for babies. But South Africa says it's too expensive.