Author: Christian Hansen

  • Friends And Family Celebrate The Life Of Tommy Page

    On Thursday night, Tommy Page’s friends and family gathered to share stories about the man they considered an exemplary musician, colleague, and father. Page, who passed away on March 3 at age 46, had recently joined the Village Voice as vice president of music partnerships, but he had a long career in the music business as […]

  • Sending Off Nat Hentoff, With Memories and Jazz

    Hundreds of people gathered at St. Peter’s Church in Midtown on Friday to remember the two things Nat Hentoff held most dear: freedom and jazz. The memorial celebration for Hentoff, the prolific journalist, jazz critic, and Voice columnist for more than 50 years who died last month at age 91, featured music, remembrances, and a […]

  • The Cast of ‘Hamilton’ Wants You — To Vote

    On Wednesday, four members of the hit musical Hamilton sat at a folding table outside the Richard Rogers Theatre and registered American theater fans to vote this fall. The cast members — Jasmine Cephas Jones, Syndee Winters, Sasha Hollinger, and Okieriete “Oak” Onaodowan — were trained in the registration process by the Hispanic Federation, an […]

  • Long Lines and Photographers Galore: The Scene Outside NYFW Shows

    After eight straight days of sartorial splendor, the penultimate day of New York Fashion Week was no less packed with runway shows around the city. There were long lines of people hoping to get into the shows seen alongside photographers angling to get the perfect shots of celebrities and street-style stars. The Voice captured the frenzied […]

  • It Was Mayhem Outside of Kith’s New York Fashion Week Debut

    Ronnie Feig showed his first-ever New York Fashion Week collection, dubbed “Kithland” experience. As one of NYFW’s most anticipated debuts this season (even Bella Hadid showed up), the scene outside was equal parts hectic… and hip. Photos by Christian Hansen for the Village Voice

  • The Agony and the Ecstasy of Yeezy Season 4

    The Milgram experiments, which began in 1961 at Yale, studied human’s willingness to inflict pain on other people. The experimenters instructed subjects to administer high-voltage shocks on another participant — that participant was, in fact, an actor. Even as the actor began banging on walls and screaming, more than half of participants obeyed orders to […]

  • Photos: Was This the Final J’Ouvert?

    Despite city officials doubling the amount of police and drastically increasing the amount of security measures, two people were killed celebrating J’ouvert early Monday morning. Tyreke Borel, 17, and Tiarah Poyau, 22, were both fatally shot during the pre-dawn prelude to the West Indian Day Parade that has been marred by violence in recent years. […]

  • The Cat’s Meow: Feline Fashion Show at the Algonquin Hotel

    The lobby of the Algonquin Hotel was crowded with cat lovers on Wednesday evening for their tenth annual cat fashion show. This year, Ada Nieves designed all the cat costumes around the theme “Through the Decades,” including outfits inspired by Joe DiMaggio, Harpo Marx, and Robin Hood, to name a few. The proceeds for the […]

  • Farewell to the Campbell Apartment

    Fans of the famed Campbell Apartment bid the Grand Central drinking establishment farewell with a fashionable sendoff.  Photos by Christian Hansen for the Village Voice

  • These Adorable Goats Eating Brooklyn Bridge Park Are GOAT

    Brooklyn Bridge Park is an organic park, which means no chemicals can be used to kill the weeds that will otherwise choke out the grass. For the next two months a herd of four Nubian goats will be climbing along the berm at the Pier 3 uplands, each eating about 50 pounds of weeds a […]