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2008 Stories by Tony Ortega

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  • Spurned by Hurricane Esther

    published Dec 31, 2008

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. September 28, 1961, Vol. VI, No. 49 Village Ready, But Esther Fizzles Out Greenwich Village shared the good fortune of the rest of Manhattan ... More >>

  • Calzones on Mulberry, post-Bay of Pigs

    published Dec 30, 2008

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. September 21, 1961, Vol. VI, No. 48 Naples Street Scene By Mulberry's Light By J. R. Goddard The Lower East Side's Feast of San Gennaro open... More >>

  • Wild Hi-Fi Dreams of the 70's, circa 1961

    published Dec 29, 2008

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. September 14, 1961, Vol. VI, No. 47 The Sound of the 70's -- Your Wall Paint All four walls of your living room will be wired for sound by th... More >>

  • Girl-Watching at the Paperback Bookstore

    published Dec 26, 2008

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. September 7, 1961, Vol. VI, No. 46 The Revolving Reader By John Wilcock Apart from their subsidiary function as places to buy books, the fou... More >>

  • Time to Leave New York?

    published Dec 25, 2008

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 31, 1961, Vol. VI, No. 45 The Big Decision By John Wilcock The Berlin crisis brought it to a head, aided no doubt by the widespread c... More >>

  • Our Man in Afghanistan

    published Dec 24, 2008

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 24, 1961, Vol. VI, No. 44 Our Man in Afghanistan By Tobias Schneebaum Afghanistan is really the end of the world; the roads, the buse... More >>

  • The Baby-Oil Secrets of Mr. Atlas

    published Dec 23, 2008

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 17, 1961, Vol. VI, No. 43 Mr. Atlas Trains Here By Peter Gessner Wandering Jocelyn-less down 14th Street last Saturday night, I happe... More >>

  • The Armstrong Comeback: Lance's Twitter

    published Dec 23, 2008

    Lance Armstrong, like many top athletes, has long had a contentious and generally uncomfortable relationship with the press. He seemed to give interviews reluctantly, and he even had a way of looking ... More >>

  • The Voice's Most-Viewed Stories of 2008

    published Dec 22, 2008

    The eyeballs have spoken. With just a few days left in 2008, we offer the list of our 10 most-viewed stories of the year.1. David Mamet: Why I Am No Longer a 'Brain-Dead Liberal'The playwright explain... More >>

  • Titov, Washington Square, and Hiroshima

    published Dec 22, 2008

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 10, 1961, Vol. VI, No. 42 The Bell Tolled...For Hiroshima By Peter Gessner While Major Titov was circling the globe last Sunday, nucl... More >>

  • Strippers OK, Books -- No Way!

    published Dec 19, 2008

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 3, 1961, Vol. VI, No. 41 What's Wrong with Books? By Peter Gessner "In the event we are convicted and can't open on Sundays," an infu... More >>

  • The Lance Armstrong Comeback: A Programming Note

    published Dec 18, 2008

    Lance Armstrong's own website, along with many others watching his comeback, repeatedly refers to January 20 as the big day our hero will return to action.But we noticed that the Tour Down Under, the ... More >>

  • Picture's Worth a Few Hundred Words

    published Dec 18, 2008

    This week, staff writer Graham Rayman wrote a poignant cover story about a group of African long-distance runners living in the Bronx who travel around the country, chasing the modest prize money of m... More >>

  • Knights in Armor (and Other Mescalin Dreams)

    published Dec 18, 2008

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 27, 1961, Vol. VI, No. 40 A Visit to Other Worlds By John Wilcock The first time I sampled mescalin, conditions were (I realized in ret... More >>

  • 'Observer' Observations Maybe Don't Include Observing Stars, Galaxies

    published Dec 17, 2008

    The New York Times has an interesting little piece today about how astronomers have discovered a fascinating paradox: as the expansion of the universe picks up, development of stars and galaxies is ac... More >>

  • Nat Hentoff Remembers the Maine

    published Dec 17, 2008

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 20, 1961, Vol. VI, No. 39 The Journal-American By Nat Hentoff I am less critical than I ought to be of the New York Journal-American, p... More >>

  • The Lance Armstrong Comeback: 2009's Bizarro Race Routes

    published Dec 16, 2008

    With about five weeks to go before Lance Armstrong makes his return to pro cycling at a stage race in Australia, the weirdness is mounting.Over the weekend, race organizers in Venice unveiled the rout... More >>

  • Steve Allen Answers 10 Questions

    published Dec 16, 2008

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 13, 1961, Vol. VI, No. 38 Steve Allen Answers 10 Questions By John Wilcock I don't watch much television and never did. But I recall wi... More >>

  • The 'Espresso Underground' Fights The System

    published Dec 15, 2008

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 6, 1961, Vol. VI, No. 37 Espresso Underground By Peter Gessner Some 200 recruits for the "espresso underground" jammed a small East Vil... More >>

  • Bill Manville's 'Saloon Society' -- A Dissenting View

    published Dec 12, 2008

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 29, 1961, Vol. VI, No. 36 Adolescent Conceit Dear Sir: Bill Manville's harping about marriage and married people [in 'Saloon Society' c... More >>

  • Henry Miller, Free at Last!

    published Dec 11, 2008

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 22, 1961, Vol. VI, No. 35 Postal Ban Lifted on Miller's 'Tropic' The U.S. Post Office last week dismissed its complaint against Henry Mi... More >>

  • Lenny Bruce, With His Shirt Off

    published Dec 10, 2008

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 15, 1961, Vol. VI, No. 34 A Change of Shirts with Lenny Bruce By John Wilcock In my opinion, Lenny Bruce is the most perceptive of toda... More >>

  • Beat, and Conservative, Too!

    published Dec 09, 2008

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 8, 1961, Vol. VI, No. 33 Beat, and Conservative, Too By Mary Perot Nichols A sandal-shod ex-model and actress who frequents the White H... More >>

  • Kigh Dhiegh, Anne Meacham, Art D'Lugoff -- It's Obies 1961!

    published Dec 08, 2008

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 1, 1961, Vol. VI, No. 32 Obies 1961 A standing-room-only audience on Saturday afternoon saw the chief honors of the off-Broadway season ... More >>

  • JFK Will Lead Tory Revival

    published Dec 05, 2008

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 25, 1961, Vol. VI, No. 31 JFK Will Lead Tory Revival By Mary Perot Nichols "I believe the next generation in this country will be conser... More >>

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