Al Bell

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Hackers Before They Were "Hackers": Phone Phreaks!

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. September 13, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 37 Phone Phreak Convention by Ron Rosenbaum One year ago the phone company had the phone phreaks on the run. On May 8, 1972, a team of FBI and phone company security men arrested John Draper, alias ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2008

    Isaac Hayes Dies: A Recent Conversation With Black Moses

    Isaac Hayes died Sunday, August 10, ten days shy of his 66th birthday. He was a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The the first non-acting African-American to win an Oscar, and a threetime Grammy winner. As much as anyone, Isaac Hayes, with his unique, near spoken-word bass vocals and pencha ... More >>

  • Film

    June 3, 2003

    Getting the Shaft

    Windows to the Soul