Announced again in the pre-dawn hours in Los Angeles—this year by actor Chris Pine and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs—were the nominations of eight films out of a possible ten for the Best Picture Academy Award. Also announced on Thursday, January 15 were the nominees in 23 other categories. The 87th annual Academy Awards will be held February 22 in Los Angeles. Click on the movie title to read the original movie review.
Long live the album cover! Here's a visual guide to 2014's best albums, as voted on by more than 600 music writers in this year's Pazz + Jop poll. (Pore over the results here: villagevoice.com/pazznjop.) Here are the covers for the top 50 albums -- and here are the top singles of 2014.
What started 14 years ago in New York has spread across the globe: The No Pants Subway Ride, started by social pranksters Improv Everywhere, again attempted to get as many people as possible to dispense with their pants while keeping a straight face on the city's public transportation lines....
The screening of the Teemu Selanne documentary Sel8nne, which served as the kick-off event for "Teemu For8ver,"--a week-long celebration of the legendary hockey player's career--featured a VIP event that allowed lucky fans to take pictures and mingle with Selanne, as well as a Q&A session...
King Tuff performed at the Constellation Room in Santa Ana on Jan. 7. White Fang and Feels also performed. All images by Josue Rivas.
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Social Distortion performed their last show of 2014 at the Fox Theater in Pomona on Dec. 31. All images by John Gilhooley.
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Unwritten Law performed at the Observatory in Santa Ana along with Face to Face on Dec. 28. All images by Micah Wright.
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