In 1983, I interviewed brilliant actress and fiery personality Susan Tyrrell--who recently died--for a staggering Details cover story.
The woman was not capable of lying, and since I'm not either, we bonded big time, like thieves in a henhouse.
Here's more of the amazing stuff she said, which I'm ... More >>
This week in the Voice, out today: Pete Kotz examines Mitt Romney's brand of capitalism, and finds that it represents everything you hate about America's economic system: "His specialty was flipping companies -- or what he often calls 'creative destruction.' It's the age-old theory that the new must ... More >>
And I was there for the opening last night!
It's In Masks Outrageous and Austere, which Tennessee worked on from 1978 to 1983 (the year he died), providing multiple, unfinished drafts which have been cobbled together for this sleek, theatrical production.
Shirley Knight plays a faded, decadent bel ... More >>
As you know, Tennessee Williams' culture-clash classic A Streecar Named Desire is coming to Broadway any moment now, featuring a cast of color.
Well, at a Drama Desk panel discussion at Sardi's the other day, Blair Underwood--who's playing the old Brando role, the brutish Stanley Kowalski--said he' ... More >>
It's been canceled!
I haven't watched the show in about 25 years, but I still never thought this day would come any more than I expected stretch marks!
(One Life To Live too! It's the end of an era!)
But at least the horrifying termination has prompted me to snuggle up with memories of my ... More >>
Tennessee Williams' 100th birthday approacheth, which is why there's suddenly a trio of revivals of obscure mid-to-late period Williams plays.
On the heels of the ambient Vieux Carre (1978) and the florid The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore (1963), I just saw Small Cr ... More >>
Jared GruenwaldTropicalia in Furs
In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Charly Wilder tracks down an East Village storehouse of Brazilian psychedelia at Tropicalia in Furs.
Phil Freeman on the Jane's Addiction reunion and three-CD, one-DVD box set, A Cabinet of Curiosities.
Andy Beta talks ... More >>