Like the blood that gushes forth from the elevators of the Overlook Hotel, brilliant/ridiculous theories of what Stanley Kubrick's The Shining is really about have for years surged madly and memorably--especially online, where the Internet's dead ends, blind links, and back-where-you-started argumen ... More >>
As fashion week comes to a close today, we'll take this opportunity to reflect on some of the things we've seen: A leopard print, ankle length cape. Black eye makeup coordinated to match Ash Wednesday smudges. People--lots of people--turn down free beer. Some really high, like suborbital high, heels ... More >>
For the next two weeks, the Voice's film critics will be offering daily looks at the movies at this year's new York Film Festival.
This morning, Nick Schager dishes about two worthwhile documentaries off the Main Slate: Room 237, that copyright-braving examination of the complexities of The Shinin ... More >>
Or is it a metaphor for the slaughter of American Indians?
Both theories are floated in Room 237, a documentary playing the New York Film Festival, which has various cinephiles--some astute, some bonkers--spewing their ideas as to the hidden messages in Stanley Kubrick's 1981 horror classic based o ... More >>
After eight days in Park City, I'm back in Los Angeles; the festival continues through the weekend, with the awards announced Saturday night. Here are some notes on films I didn't get a chance to write about at length. Keep an eye out for my wrap-up of the festival in next week's print edition.2 ... More >>
When rappers reference items they consume--whether Cristal, Clarks Wallabees, or chronic--listeners seek them out, either out of curiosity or a desire to be like their heroes. And thanks to hip-hop's tendency to occasionally serve as an educated, sound-advice-giving older sibling, those refer ... More >>
Your best alternative to opting out of Halloween completely: Vegging in front of the ol' tele -- because, let's get serious for a second, the idea of partying it up Sunday night isn't exactly motivating when you consider the East Village barrage of drunken revelers, that getting a costume now ... More >>
photo by Jeanna BellizziLily Cho at the Lambs ClubThe Lambs Club is now up and running with its cocktail list curated by Sasha Petraske and priced at a ballsy $18 per drink. Bar Manager Lily Cho reveals just what it's like to develop a beverage program with the Cocktail Kid himself.
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Trumped SoHo? Fifteen condominium buyers of the Trump Soho hotel have filed a lawsuit against the feather-haired millionaire for fraud. The disgruntled would-be residents of the $1.2 million (or more) condos claim they were misled into signing contracts through false statements of the project ... More >>
Yes, the single dumbest musical instrument and temporary obsession of people who are hellbent on annoying you into going all Jack Nicholson in The Shining since dudes were playing the "Star Wars" theme on the nose flute, the Vuvuzela -- that stupid South African horn people can't stop blowing ... More >>
Apologies in advance for how loudly this SOTC contributor will bang the All Tomorrow's Parties NY drums for the next two-plus months, but there really aren't many, if any, better music festivals in the United States. (All due respect, Bonnaroo, but no.) At ATP NY, you're nestled in a remote part of ... More >>