[HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]
Your Wednesday New York headlines:
Natasha Richardson flown to New York, public still waiting for word of how serious her head injuries are from skiing accident…
…On life support, ‘brain dead’ say family members.
IRS plans deduction to help Madoff victims, but can’t do anything about their stupidity.
Tracking down an anonymous hero: actor jumps onto subway tracks to rescue man, leaps out of the way, then catches the train himself.
Bad economy means performers on subway will get more numerous, even more annoying.
Calling bullshit on the concept of “retention pay,” supposedly needed to keep talent at financial firms.
Mob hit man Carneglia found guilty of four murders.
Department of Justice won’t stand in the way of Bloomberg’s term-limits coup.
Crappy elevators in public housing cause lots of injuries.
Conflict-of-interest allegations catch up with parking-ticket judge.
David Wright provides heroics in Team USA’s ninth-inning rally.
Mariano Rivera, the ageless Yankees wonder, looks good in spring training debut.
Rangers down Montreal in 4-3 shootout.
The lineup for this week’s issue of the Village Voice:
La Dolce Musto: Shocking Secret about Gay Porn Star
Tom Robbins: Bloomberg’s Homeless Pledges Fell Far Short
Feature: The Raw Intensity of New York’s Elite Youth Basketball, by Graham Rayman
Calendar: The guide to your week
Spring Guide: David Levine Messes with Imperfection in Venice Saved: A Seminar
More Theater this week
Art: In VB64, Vanessa Beecroft Sings the Body Eclectic
Books: Mary Gaitskill’s Trapdoors and Mirror Balls
Sietsema: Foamy and Dappled at Buttermilk Channel
Hoberman: The Excruciating Details of Death-by-Starvation in Hunger
More films opening this week
Harvilla: The Hesitant Triumph of Britney Spears
More music: The Brilliant Disguises of Will Oldham
Find it at villagevoice.com:
Michael Musto’s blog (La Daily Musto) and column (La Dolce Musto)
Wayne Barrett: news features and latest blogging
Tom Robbins: the column and latest blogging
News blog Runnin’ Scared, featuring Roy Edroso, and including Jockbeat by Allen Barra
Music & arts blog, Sound of the City
Food blog Fork in the Road
Ward Harkavy blogs the financial world at The Smart Asset
J. Hoberman’s film reviews
Michael Feingold’s theater reviews
Robert Sietsema’s food column, Counter Culture
Sarah DiGregorio’s food column, Fork in the Road
Rob Harvilla’s music column, Down in Front
Graham Rayman’s news features and latest blogging
Elizabeth Dwoskin’s news features and latest blogging