Sam Green and Yo La Tengo present an ode to Bucky
Android love, humans vs. computers, artificial intelligence, uploading the subconscious: If Ra Ra Riot was reading up on these hyper-specific topics while writing the songs for their next record, and if these themes worked their way into the fabric of their lyrics, does that make the resulting effor ... More >>
Pop. 1280 marches through Saint Vitus Bar
The main virtual hall Most conventions are pants-mandatory kinds of affairs -- even those of the adult nature. For the world's first virtual porn convention, however, I'm not wearing any (relax...I'm in my PJs). This past weekend, XBiz and Red Light Center hosted the Adult Entertainment Virt ... More >>
SOPA, the Stop Internet Piracy Act, is the latest congressional move to put an end to the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material. The basic idea of SOPA -- now considered in the House of Representatives -- and its Senate analog, the Protect Intellectual Property Act, purportedly aims at ... More >>
Richard Caplan for CoreWe love real estate. Especially WTF/How Is This Even Possible? real estate, like New York City apartments with indoor pools and swings and slides that one can use to travel from room to room. And apartments inspired by submarines! Such an apartment is currently for sale ... More >>
We will, in the closing days of this wretched decade, list the Top Ten reasons why it sucked. Previous reasons here, here, and here. If you had told us, at the beginning of this awful decade, that intelligent people would one day be writing essays -- serial essays, yet -- on reality ... More >>
Forget the snogging! This novel's hero prefers sex and recreational drug use.
The grapeshot hipster burst that is "Swagger Like Us" adds another degree of swirl to its sucking nexus of random downtown signifiers. Clipse, whose mixtape slash EP-length promo for their new clothing line, Play Cloths, is out today--it's called Road to the Casket Drops (find it here)--manage to sh ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice, writers, artists, and performers share their takes on next week's presidential election: Richard Hell, William Gibson, Ice-T, Eileen Myles, and beyond. In Music, Rob Harvilla revisits the inspirational grandeur of They Might Be Giants' classic album, Flood: "At one poi ... More >>
For his last meal, this man dreams of food courts of the Far East
Magic capitalism and crazy Russian typewriters in William Gibson's new Spook Country
Idiosyncratic sci-fi films Sans Soleil and La Jetée hit DVD. Plus, good directors gone bad and bad directors gone worse.
17 years after Akira, Otomo evokes 19th-century England with steam balls and Satanic mills
Lit prof Alan Liu: 'I went to sleep one day a cultural critic and woke the next metamorphosed into a data processor'
In his bedroom, punching riddims into cheap software, a 19-year-old does what he gotta
Wherever Broadway's fault lies, dear Brutus, this week it is definitely not in our stars
The Future Is Today, in Olivier Assayas's Plugged-In Virtual Porn Cyberthriller
Paul West's Novel Blends 9-11, Philosophy, and Nigella
Spanking the Mouse
A Golda Meir Bio; Some Magical-Realist Orphans
William Gibson's Present Tense
Ritual and Avant-Garde at the Lincoln Center Festival
A Rough Guide to the Flash and Trash of Summer Reading
Ye Olde Cyber Prophets Age by the Nanosecond
New Media Savants Check the Pulse of Silicon Alley
Sci-fi Novelist Samuel R. Delany Imagines New York City Circa 3000
Ah, those talking heads-the TV yabberers, not the guys singing about buildings and food. We've grown a little...