On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, Alan Scherstuhl and Stephanie Zacharek of The Village Voice and Amy Nicholson of L.A. Weekly remember Robin Williams, who died on Monday. He was 63. They also recommend We Are Mari Pepa, a slight movie about growing up punk in Mexico, the Daniel Radcliffe and ... More >>
The Deathly Hallows (of Adulthood)
Ethan Hawke Goes for Brecht in Clive
There's a movie in development based on Sheila Weller's book Girls Like Us, about various female singer/songwriters who helped shape the modern sound. Taylor Swift has been cast as Joni Mitchell, and the hissing of the summer lawns will have to drown out anyone's reservations about that. And here' ... More >>
M83 Central Park Summerstage Wednesday, August 8 Better than: Being forced to watch that Victoria's Secret commercial over and over again. M83 are at a crossroads. Last fall's daringly expansive Hurry Up, We're Dreaming, coupled with its equally cinematic long-form video components, unabashed comm ... More >>
Three currently hot actresses happen to share a similar unconventionally attractive look and comic chops from the heavens. Zoe Kazan, 28, is an eccentric, doll-faced creature who has done theater (The Seagull, Angels in America) and film (Me and Orson Welles, It's Complicated) on the road to comple ... More >>
Jesse Eisenberg stars in his own play
The Signature Theatre and Michael Grief remount Tony Kushner's seminal play
With more than 250 films to see, there is no one, definitive festival experience. Here's mine.
The Public Theater presents director Nicholas Kent's production of The Great Game
The Liars, acting out a scene from the sequel to The Hangover. Photo by Zen SekizawaIn this week's Village Voice, Jason Gross on how to fix--or blow up--the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Miles Marshall Lewis plays around with Gorillaz, Andy Beta talks with space-disco-and-beyond-producer Bob Bl ... More >>
John Webster and Martin McDonagh seek some revenge
Coming-of-age, done right
Check in to playwright Martin McDonagh's motel
Showstoppers and rip-offs in the blowsy movie musical. Plus: Paper's Nightlife Awards
Sailors used to roll around the city like Gene Kelly, but security concerns and technology have changed things, and now they mostly stay on the ships or, if they're lucky, at rare havens like the Seafarers & International House. The men whose boats brought you almost everything you have are m ... More >>
Married in the 'burbs—can we really expect anything but comatose?
In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla joins with the rest of Neko Case's lovestruck/dumbstruck audience. Zach Baron on the upper-middle-class and rising rapper Asher Roth. Rob Trucks walks down Broadway with Scottish indie-pop enclave Camera Obscura. Jason Gross at Merce Cunnin ... More >>
Photo by Star Foreman. You're going to love Zoe Kazan. She's Hollywood royalty (granddaughter of Elia Kazan). She's been on Broadway and in movies, one of which, The Exploding Girl, debuts at the Tribeca Film Festival. Melissa Anderson interviews her. You may also view Star Foreman's photo slidesh ... More >>
Mamet draws big laughs, Inge draws some tears, Ethan Coen draws a blank
The theater district gets its own Twelfth Night, complete with kings bearing gifts
Prodigal playwright dries up, writes mediocre comedy
In three plays by young women, malfunctioning families cry out for repairs
Find the theater dull lately? A lot of theater-makers seem to want it that way.