Nas Tammany Hall Tuesday, July 17 Better than: Listening to Nastradamus. "I don't even know how to start this shit..." lamented a young Nas right before presenting the most complete, most timeless rap album in historyand doing so his first time out of the gate. Illmatic was a lot to live u ... More >>
It was an amazing week here at the underground bunker, where we keep an eye on all things Scientology. Let's take a look back at how the week unfolded before we recognize the work of our illustrious commenting community. We starting things out by having fun with the Tone Scale in our regular weeken ... More >>
Bookshelf cower power
It's been another big week of Scientology news here at the Voice. On Monday, we put up what we think was the 'Net's first review of Janet Reitman's masterful new book, Inside Scientology. Then we followed that up with a nugget from the book about how Scientology dictator David Miscavige encou ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyLa dolce vita? Not here!Rocco's, every tourist's favorite Bleecker Street pasticceria, was shuttered by the Health Department a couple of weeks ago, "due to an expired permit" and promised that they'd reopen shortly. Well, the shop remains closed, and people are p-i-s-s-e-d.
Village Voice art critics pick their favorite shows of the year
Amid details of the weak star power at the Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky wedding provided by the New York Times was a curious tidbit: "A friend of the couple read the poem 'The Life That I Have' by Leo Marks." A nation of voyeurs, clamoring for details of the ceremony, read about this po ... More >>
I knew Eric Schneiderman was coming to the attorney general debate at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn last night, so I didn't park in the campus lot. I preferred to take the chance that I'd be stopped and frisked by Ray Kelly on my walk through Crown Heights to see a debate at which all five Democ ... More >>
Requiem for a dreamland
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. The Defender Magazine Date: Issues from January, February and September, 1955 ... More >>
by Steven Thrasher. Is the Post's Andrea Peyser pro-Gestapo or anti-Gestapo, or does she just "milk" the word like a newborn infant? A couple of years ago, Peyser was definitely anti-Gestapo. In a prequel to the Post's recent War Against Nudity, Peyser lashed out against the "Breast Feed Ge ... More >>
If you feel disoriented at the prospect of enduring four years without a single Photoshopped picture of our national leaders in Gestapo outfits, then a dash of nostalgia might be just the ticket. Reagan Youth are back together! Reagan Youth hail from the primordial NY hardcore scene of 1980--too ... More >>
Old NYC scenesters go back to the shoebox
Francis Ford Coppola romanticizes his source material in the not entirely terrible Youth Without Youth
'We do not torture': Groans from the CIA's black sites beg to differ
Another year of weak work at NYC's biggest theater fest
Do we have to pick just one? Kenny Heller won't admit it, but he could make a case for the title if he hadn't been disbarredfor obnoxious behavior.
Back in his native Netherlands, Paul Verhoeven uses his basic instincts to craft one slick, quick WWII thriller
More Toronto highlights, from Nazis to anarchists
A noir director's career-capping French resistance epic
Humanizing a German underground resistance heroine
Discreetly, Antony Sher presents Primo Levi's life in Auschwitz, but is discretion enough?
Hating Not Just Israel, but Jews
The Million Youth March leader breaks his silence about the violent end to his historic rally, the demands for his arrest, and life as a possible fugitive from Giuliani-style justice