There are actors (like Peter O'Toole and Glenn Close) who've gotten nominated a whole lot of times and never won. Yet. But how about the ones who've never even been nominated? In the case of the dead ones, I'm pretty sure they never will be! Now that's gotta hurt. Here are some of the top omission ... More >>
Twin Peaks inspires trivia night
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 9, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 34 Workers of the World (Journal Tribune) Unite By Jack Newfield The inspiration may have been Heywood Broun, but the reality was more in the spirit of W.C. Fields, when seven journalists conducted a press ... More >>
The Times addresses a pet peeve of ours: letting infirm, pregnant, and otherwise challenged people take your seat in the subway. They are inspired by a new, passive-aggressive, thoroughly Bloombergian subway sign that says of seat-offering, "it's not only polite, it's the law." Nannyism of the worst ... More >>
In praise of a carnie king
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 17, 1962, Vol. VII, No. 30 Comedy Tonight By Jerry Tallmer Some months ago in a theatre lobby I was chatting with a man named D. about a big musical that had just cracked up disastrously before ever reaching New York. Both D. and I knew ... More >>
Brother, can you spare $12?
Junkie love in New York's classic shoot-'em-up
"It was an insane time, we would stay up for days at a time and smoke George Burns cigars and listen to Henny Youngman standup routines and watch W.C. Fields movies and write jokes, homemade jokes, jokes with missing punchlines. Those were really good times." By the age of 22, Harmony Korine had ... More >>
Rethinking the career of Bert Williams, who raised blackface to the level of an art form.
Bad Santa, as it was intended
Woody's valentine to our fair city should finally be embraced for what it is: fantasy
No longer upstaged by those famous A's, a lost era of freewheeling, star-making musicals high-kick into Film Forum
Steely Dan's unfashionable co-founder catches a New York where things changed forever
Parallel folkies grapple with the times in a mythic Greenwich Village wonderland
19761985: Punk to Pomo, Basquiat to Breakdancing
Sly stalwarts, newly uncovered rarities in pre-Code series
Revelers mimic amphibian, lean low to repel fascist army
Preserving the Wealth
Success Has Gotten Us Where We Are. Why Not Try Failure?
'Khallid Muhammad Makes the Jews Pee in Their Pants at Night'