Tonight in Atlanta, the Michigan Wolverines and the Louisville Cardinals will play to find out who is the greatest college basketball team in all the land. Will it be the Wolverines, who, behind the play of standouts Trey Burke and Mitch McGary, have ensured that your Facebook feed has been awash in ... More >>
Sorry James Franco, this Oz is neither great nor powerful
Who wants some bathtub gin?
Tiny Tim's 1996 album Girl concludes with "Fourteen," a song that declares, "I'm just an ordinary man." The author of "Fourteen," though, is anything but average. A lifelong resident of Dallas, Texas, James "Bucks" Burnett has written ad copy for Warner Bros., worked as a butler for Small Faces bass ... More >>
Kraftwerk Museum of Modern Art Saturday, April 14 Better than: The ShowClix waiting room. There was a roar that went up during the full stops between songs early in Kraftwerk's Saturday-night MoMA set, the fifth of eight total (the seventh begins tonight). It started like applause but kept rising, ... More >>
One day in 1955, Dorcas Reilly -- a well-respected home economist whose parents actually named her that -- tinkered in an industrial food lab. Little did Dorcas know that her experimental blend of two tinny staples -- Campbell's cream of mushroom soup and canned green beans -- would become an Amer ... More >>
From the toxic right, a surprisingly healthy notion?
The Observer today reports on a bizarre, painful ritual that is taking place right before our eyes. No, not power media couples, nor reading about power media couples. This ritual has been undertaken by a group of the disciples of deceased Indian spritual leader Sri Chinmoy. 10 of them are no ... More >>
Burnham, circa 1960, at the telescope Clyde Tombaugh used to find Pluto 30 years earlier Today, June 16, 2011, would have been Robert Burnham Jr.'s 80th birthday. Burnham was an Arizona astronomer who produced one of the most unusual, and most beloved, set of books of science, his Burnham's ... More >>
Discover the city's untold mystical history
Paris Shares a Birthday With Nobel Laureate Otto SternDear Paris, We reported that you turned 30 this morning, but gosh darn it -- you're so special we're going to say it again: Happy Birthday! Thirty is a milestone age, and it's natural for someone as introspective and thoughtful as yoursel ... More >>
On this latest wave of mediocre movies (and the classics that put them to shame)
A Heritage of Lameness
Disney's heritage, and a really bad film
Welcome to the Village Voice's not-really-annual Oscar liveblog! Feel the electricity. Not sure if you've heard, but: This year's Academy Awards will be UNLIKE ANY YOU'VE EVER SEEN BEFORE! First of all: They've hired an architect to design the set. Money well spent. Next: Taking a page from The Mic ... More >>
Whee! Cotton Candy and Torture!
You'll need a memory like an elephant to remember Coney Island
Nostalgia fever continues as the experimental-film community looks back at its 'lost generation.' But what's next?
If Joe Socks were here now, I'd be a protected guy. Now I'm just . . .
No more plans to contact E.T.'sbut here's another remedy for erectile dysfunction!
A Hare-Raising Experience
The Lesbian Baby Boom Is Also a Baby Boy Boom. How Are These Lads Being Raised?
Tony Morante breaks down the big ballyard in the Bronx
Technology Begins at the Roots
On The Ups And Downs Of Hollywood's Parting Shots