The "tremendous irony" of moving Midtown to the East Village
Thursday night, veteran rhymesmith and mic controller LL Cool J leads the charge of hip-hop's all time greats, including Ice Cube, Public Enemy and De La Soul, for a night of rap royalty at Roseland Ballroom. While Mr. Cool James has given us over 25 years of undisputed rap classics, he's also been ... More >>
The Pearl plays Shakespeare’s history.
Just when you think it can't get any better, Roaniah Tuisosopo, the man who claims to be he sole perpetrator of the Manti Te'o fake girlfriend hoax, appears on TV with Dr. Phil. (The first part of the interview was aired Thursday, the second part runs today at the same time and channel. 3:00 pm CBS) ... More >>
A musical from Black 47's Larry Kirwan
Juneteenth is a national holiday celebrated in 41 of the 50 states. Across the country African-Americans celebrate the day with parades, festivals and street fairs. In Harlem, residents discussed voter registration and political involvement and almost on cue Rep.Charlie Rangel arrived to much fanfar ... More >>
Barbecue for dad with all the fixin's at Mable's Smokehouse We've endured Mother's Day, and now Father's Day is upon us. These greeting card holidays are always so depressing! You've got to do something, but you never know quite what. The best thing we can think of is to take your male parental un ... More >>
Maybe they should have called Barack Obama the homosexual "Black Abe Lincoln." Buried in the polls showing that Obama's same-sex marriage support has had no effect on his own re-election prospects (debunking the myth that his gay support would hurt him) and that it seems to have moved "strong supp ... More >>
Theater director Lorca Peress is directing two one act operas opening this weekend at Queen College's Goldstein Theater. My Kinsman, Major Molineau (making its New York premiere) and The Image Maker (making its world premiere) were both composed by Bruce Saylor and are conducted by Ms. Peress's fath ... More >>
Part 1 in a series. Apart from GOProud and the Log Cabin Republicans, there is no doubt that all the major organizations which make up Gay Inc will be solidly behind President Obama in his reelection campaign over the next six months. (Mitt Romney may have once pandered to gay voters in Massachuset ... More >>
In a brief break from the depressing news we've been covering lately, we wanted to weigh in on presidential toys. You may have heard that Romney aide Eric Fehrnstrom had something to say about Etch A Sketch yesterday. "I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign," Fehrnstrom said, before ... More >>
Erin Courtney remembers the beloved downtown performer
Good luck using Wikipedia today. The user-generated, free-to-use, ad-free encyclopedia's English language portal will be dark for all of January 18th, as Wikipedia protests SOPA (the Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (the Protect IP Act). As Wikipedia says on their site today if you want to ... More >>
Rick Perry gave an interview to Parade Magazine (this week's issue was, yet again, almost completely devoid of any coverage on parades or the parade-attending lifestyle) and people are needling him for comments he made about Barack Obama's birth certificate. He told the interviewer that he ha ... More >>
barryhlandau.comBarry Landau, the allegedly sticky-fingered collector.Until today, Barry Landau was probably best known as a media-friendly expert on all of the most trivial aspects of the American presidency. From presidential dogs to presidential food to pictures of himself with presidents, ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 29, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 17 The vets & Mayday By Robin Reisig WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A man in dirty green was shouting at me in a language I didn't understand. "Dung lai!" Someone said he was asking for my identification. I said I di ... More >>
"Tea Partiers could crash CPAC's party," said UPI this morning (sourcing RedState's Eric Erickson, who demanded "a purging of the movement" -- he's big on purges), but there doesn't seem much at the Conservative Political Action Conference, which kicked off today in D.C., that TP people would ... More >>
Melanie DuneaScott Conant Yesterday, we talked to Scott Conant about Faustina's opening, at-home pasta tips, and how he manages to cook at all three of his restaurants. Today, we bring you the second half of the interview, in which Conant talks about his favorite places to get pizza and Ita ... More >>
Plus Abe Lincoln's logs and more than 15 minutes at Warhol's birthday party.
Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. Today's American Democracy Author: John Lincoln Williams and Palmer Peckham Howard Publisher: J.B. Lippincot ... More >>
I-minus zero! Today, in addition to the swearing-in and speechifying, it is announced Obama will attend 10 inaugural balls: five for regions of the country, one apiece for the Obama and Biden home states, a Youth Ball, and the Commander-in-Chief's Ball with the military. But we are told there has b ... More >>
It's rumored that Governor Paterson talked to Caroline Kennedy about taking over Hillary Clinton's Senate seat when Clinton joins Obama's cabinet. Some are enthused: "What better way to replace a Clinton than with a Kennedy?" says a Daily Kos poster. "SRSLY, this makes me moist!" says H. Allen Scott ... More >>
From the multiplex to the stump: It's caped crusader versus community organizer, and the end is nigh
As students filed out of the great hall of Cooper Union after Sen. Barack Obama's speech on the American economy this morning, a young woman looked at another student and said, "That wasn't very rock star." It wasn't. There were no Stevie Wonder songs. No chants of "Yes, We Can." This was not ele ... More >>
Kevin Kline prepares to scale the mad king's heroic heights and war-torn politics
McSorley's stocks the sawdust for St. Pat's
Unilateral president exposed in his ignorance of Constitution he's sworn to protect
Known quantities, brave genre experiments, program music, and a couple of Cairos
A Chronology of U.S. Military Fatalities Since 'Mission Accomplished,' Part I
'No Law Protects Them, No Court May Hear Their Pleas.'
Why Didn't He Warn Us About War in Iraq?
Lost Jobs and Military Funerals Haunt Bush in the Heartland
Black New Yorkers Roll to Washington for Slave Reparations
Post-Cogging Spielberg's Action Allegory
Tyson! Tonya! Boxing Is Big. Fighting It?
Where Fear Is Always on Saleand the Truth Is Made to Order
She Says Shes Not a Liberal
Mets Skipper Bobby Valentine Looks to Navigate the Playoffs and His Own Demeanor
Blood on CEOs Profits
A Top Man Is Not a Leader