Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>
This weekend is all about testing your boundaries and seeing what you're truly made of. Experience what it's really like to push yourself to the limit at an experimental art show, watch a bad actress make a deal with the devil, plus much more. Don't be scared! Well, maybe a little.
For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
If food is the new rock, this music video of last September's Eleven Madison Park and Alinea Restaurant trade-off might be the perfect validation of the claim.
Somewhat unbelievably, here we find ourselves on the last Friday of 2011. We hope this year has been a good one for you. As for us, well, we can't complain too much. After all, this is the post in which we get to brag a little: The most-read stories in the Voice for the year. Whee. Previous top stor ... More >>
Holidays are about giving, remember?
Tom Morello at Occupy Wall Street. First there was Real World 27, which will include Occupy Wall Streeters if everything goes to plan. Then there was True Life: I'm Occupying Wall Street. Now there is the O Music Awards, where there is a new category for Most Memorable OWS Performance and it' ... More >>
Bryan, a star of 'True Life: I'm Occupying Wall Street'Last week we confirmed that MTV's Real World is looking for Occupy Wall Street protesters to be on season 27. But that's not all: MTV is also coming out with an episode of True Life starring Occupy Wall Street protesters, as New York Tim ... More >>
On last night's Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Keith and I chewed over the weird way TV and movie cameras have been diving onto Occupy Wall Street, from the Real World casting notice looking for activists to the alleged Dark Knight Rises flirtation with marching extras.
Ted Hall, natural candidate for Real World: OWS.Yesterday it looked as though Bunim/Murray, the production company behind MTV's Real World, had put out a casting call on Craigslist. Nothing weird there, but the casting call asked for Occupy Wall Street protesters, who don't immediately spring ... More >>
Ted Hall, our nominee for Real World: OWS, in an emotional YouTube video. Real World 27 is being cast -- at Zuccotti Park?? The Observer today picked up on a Craigslist ad that -- there's no delicate way to say this -- is a casting call for Occupy Wall Street protesters that would like to be ... More >>
MTV turns 30 today. To celebrate, we're running a bunch of pieces on the channel, its legacy, and its future. Last Wednesday's Village Voice cover story profiled the DeBartoli sisters, two Staten Island sisters who starred in the never-aired Jersey Shore precursor Bridge & Tunnel who signed enorm ... More >>
"Reality rap" was once a phrase invoked by gangsta rappers to defend their music against moral outcry from the mainstream media and pesky suburban dwellers. These days, the term largely refers to the slew of emcees lining up to star in their own TV shows. While Boogie Down Productions associa ... More >>
Krystal Ball, PoliticanSunday's paper includes a fascinating Style section think-piece entitled "The Facebook Skeletons Come Out" about all of the 2010 politicians with embarrassing photos floating around online. "I think all of us know that politicians would have to confront the Facebook ske ... More >>
On Friday, Crushable and Guest of a Guest noticed an MTV casting call on Craigslist. "Do you own skinny jeans, old school chucks, cabbie hat, the 70's vest, an ironic t shirt or hat, a fitted sweater, flannel shirt, or chunky lens-less glasses?" it reads. "Do you drink PBR, have an ironic mus ... More >>
Donald Trump told Surya Yalamanchili "you're fired" on national television in 2007, and now the former contestant hopes to be "hired" into the U.S. House of Representatives by Ohio voters. He is one of three ex-reality show cast members running for Congress this fall, including Republican Sean Du ... More >>
Transgenders on TV!The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has awarded their first-ever rating of "excellent" to MTV for offering "richly diverse portrayals of gay and transgender people" for 42% of their line-up. The CW fell only a little short with 35% of their airtime devoted ... More >>
The Addams Family: ghoulish turns into goulash. Get it?At least other nightlife isn't such torture.
Even bars get sequels now
The former Real World star tries to shed his violent rep and enter the real world of politics
Is Damon Albarn the new Peter Gabriel?
Can a doc about an almost-aired cannibal reality show be for real?
The bar scene at Time Squares casual dining chains
The grassroots movement to curb metrosexuality
In embedded Iraq documentary, soldiers rap for camera, introduce orphans to SpongeBob
Burlesque Queen Julie Atlas Muz Scores! Winter Music Conference Bores!
Accidental Tourists Stumble Abroad
Midwestern rock critic and greatest living American writer defeat their designations
R.J. Cutler Goes to College; Artists Get Some Airtime
Reality Killed the Video Star
Hell Is Other People
Reality TVPop Thrills at 'Human Amusement Parks'
Farming in a PBS Fishbowl