Barbara Long, the Voice's no-nonsense boxing criticClip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 21, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 40 On One Hand in a Two-Handed Society By Barbara Long Three one-handed wonders showed up at Madison Square Garden last week. Joey Archer was there to tak ... More >>
How good are the 2009 Giants? Are they the best team in their conference? Let's answer the second question first. Pending the outcome of tonight's game between the Green Bay Packers and the 3-0 Minnesota Vikings, the Giants and the New Orleans Saints are the only 4-0 teams in the conference. ... More >>
The Giants have paid Eli Manning in a manner worthy of the best quarterback in football ($106 million over seven years). The problem is that Eli isn't the best quarterback in football -- in fact, if you go by the NFL's passer rating, he is only the 14th best quarterback in football. And if ... More >>
Which doesn't make The Blueprint 3 a classic. But we'll take it. For now.
Swine is the word! It started out as a mere public health emergency. Some kids got sick in Queens and they closed their school. Then it went viral, so to speak, becoming the new thing everyone's enemies caused. Another Queens school closed. A kid died in Texas. Two Brooklyn schools closed. The Isr ... More >>
The Congo War: a report by Al Jazeera from this past November. The deadliest war since World War II — the slaughter in the Congo — drags on and on amid relatively little notice. Arabs and Jews are still killing each other, and Israel's about to elect an even harder-line government. ... More >>
Many a sore butt, wrote W.H. Auden, finds a sorer one to kick. No sooner did the Philadelphia Eagles lose to the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC championship game than the New York press turned around to dump on Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb - as if hitting McNabb when he's down is going to lessen ... More >>
Tell me it's a coincidence that five banks were robbed in New York City in a single day, while banks overall reported rare quarterly losses. Even the New York Times notes the eerie connection. You mean that all-time schemer Bernie Madoff isn't the only crook in town? (See above video, because it ... More >>