Each week new movies open in New York (and online) by the dozen. The Voice reviews all of 'em. Here's some you might not have heard about that got our critics excited.
At the end of August, two therapists in New Jersey sued the state over its recently signed ban on "conversion therapy," a practice which purports to turn gay people straight. In new affidavits filed with the court last week, a 15-year-old boy and his parents say that conversion therapy had been life ... More >>
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In 2007, Joel Vig--who played various roles in Hairspray--sued the show for $1.5 million, claiming they fired him after he had surgery on a knee he'd injured onstage. Vig worked for months after the injury, but after his surgery, he found he'd been replaced and he was barred from entering the thea ... More >>
By now you've surely heard of Erin Sayar, the "Horndog High" English teach accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student. You've also surely heard of Sayar's ink, as a "sexy" mermaid tattoo on her upper thigh -- pictured in reportedly steamy boudoir photos -- might be a key piece of evidence in t ... More >>
Soy Sauce Chicken(?) from Empire BBQ Restaurant, Inc. (5805 8th Avenue, Sunset Park, Brooklyn, 718-435-9692)
Will a lamb do? It kinda looks like a poodle. Vic B. asks: Where can I get a dog-shaped pan to make a dog-shaped cake? Dear Vic B.: You don't specify what kind of dog, so I surmise it's for some other reason than the obvious--a doggie birthday party. Because if it were, wouldn't you want a specif ... More >>
If you're not already reading the Billfold, the excellent new blog from the Awl family, you should be. Case in point: this awesome post, in which a butcher takes a vegetarian on a meaty tour of Chinatown and Soho. Together, they examine cheap cuts like chicken feet and trotters, discuss the industri ... More >>
With Newsies, Leap of Faith, and Ghost all upon us this season, Broadway is more than ever turning to old flicks to transform into stage dollars. But which movies haven't been muscalized for Broadway yet? Not that many, actually, but I do have some ideas. Hey, Mr. producer, next season let's plea ... More >>
Children's stories return to their eerie roots
We are conflicted. Is this, as the poster says, funny? Is this, possibly, sad? Is this simply a gesture of good hygiene, or is it a gesture of poor hygiene, as food and beards do not go hand in hand, and this man does indeed seem to be brushing his beard with a plastic fork? Maybe a real fork would ... More >>
Talibam! with Sam Kulik The ubiquitous brainiacs behind Brooklyn's maniacally creative and hilarious duo Talibam!--beardo keyboards squelcher Matt Mottel and bizarro drums wizard Kevin Shea--are airing out their gripes, sort of, as they chill in their Wall Street studio at the Swing Space, an under ... More >>
Annie Leibovitz, struggling artist, has been shooting ads for Disney depicting celebrities as everyone's favorite Disney stars. The Disney Dream Portraits, their official name, kind of look like what would happen if the Vanity Fair Oscar party took place on Halloween. The Disney Parks Blog, t ... More >>
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. Three Bizarre and Filthy Cash-in Kids' Books Discovered at: Thrift stores across t ... More >>
Salt 2: This Time It's Table Salt Kosher Salt>, with Barbra Streisand as Angelina's mama Salt meets the Little Mermaid in Sea Salt
Calling all you New York City ladies who love firemen and all of you firemen who love ladies. (Okay, just calling everybody in general.) Tonight's your night! Dating service SingleAndTheCity.com is hosting a "Rescue Me"* singles party featuring men who save lives and wear uniforms. Yep, that ... More >>
The annual Inner Circle dinner allows local press dignitaries to amuse themselves with skits gently teasing a cooperative Mayor, who usually appears in them. This weekend's version had a The Little Mermaid theme, with Bloomberg ruling an underwater kingdom called "NY Sea." (They get $500 a plate for ... More >>
Under the Sea SaladAlan Scherstuhl, the theater critic from the Kansas City Pitch, also writes a series of blogs called "Studies in Crap," in which he examines weird old books (and other crap) from thrift stores.Well, guess what he dug up today? An old community cookbook from Missouri called Recipes ... More >>
Well, I certainly did. I saw the movie about murdered politico Harvey Milk, and have all the dish on it for you in my new column, including which player in that scenario might have been gayer than you think. [CLICK HERE.] This particular ouevre of mine also boasts Haley Joel Osment talking about her ... More >>
Since no one's trying to do any thinking today, we bring you... Last week's DVD release of Tinker Bell— the Peter Pan prequel shamefully rendered in digital 3D instead of traditional pen and celluloid animation—presents us with a bold new take on the sexy/creepy siren of Disney's Classic Age. ... More >>
I've now had a few hours to get myself off the floor and re-review the Tony nominations announced this morning and realize that, seeing as I got 44 out of 56 right, they MUST be pretty spot-on. It's a respectable, inclusive batch of nominees—yay for August: Osage County, Gypsy, In The Heights, and ... More >>
The nuts over at Disney want to keep that company's clean-scrubbed followers away from jizz buckets, rim queens, and other gay raunch. According to both HX and Next magazines, promoter Daniel Nardicio has heard from Disney reps because his site, thedcard.com, provides an entree to free dirty events ... More >>
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