Algonquin Hotel

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    October 30, 2010

    New York City's Top 5 Places That *Might* Be Haunted

    ​Yesterday, I had the brilliant idea to break an entry and take a look for myself inside one of the city's notoriously "haunted" places: Greenpoint Hospital. Opened in 1914, the 5-building hospital unit operated throughout the 1980's and was last utilized as a men's shelter. One building, in parti ... More >>

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    September 20, 2010

    Kurt Vonnegut Tries to Spoil Earth Day

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 30, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 18 Vonnegut & Earth Day by Anna Mayo It was the night before Earth Day. Kurt Vonnegut, set off by the ambience of the Algonquin Hotel, looked more like Mark Twain than Hal Holbrook. He was talking about th ... More >>

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    May 27, 2010

    Country Joe MacDonald Tires of the Revolution, Which Bums Out Richard Goldstein

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 3, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 51 C.J. Fish on Saturday by Richard Goldstein It was Saturday afternoon and the Algonquin Hotel smelled of old marble and mahagony. In his suite, Country Joe MacDonald sat on a sofa and watched cartoons ... More >>

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    April 27, 2010

    A Few Private New York Clubs Still Bar Women

    And no one seems very upset about it

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    August 27, 2009

    Clip Job: Nora Ephron on Murph the Surf!

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesJanuary 7, 1964, Vol. X, No. 12Murph the Surf: The Case of a Failed Folk HeroBy Nora EphronFrom the moment it was announced that someone with the improbable nickname of Murph the Surf had been arrested and charged with the $410,000 Museum of N ... More >>

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    March 9, 2009

    Interview: Will Oldham on His New Album Beware

    "[Beware] was like getting cum out of a thirteen-year-old boy: easy as hell." Having a conversation with Will Oldham in an isolated corner-room in the Algonquin Hotel is a more pleasant experience than one might believe, if judged by his muted, frequently melancholy songs. But in person, Oldham d ... More >>

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    February 26, 2009

    The High Cost of Blacklisting

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 12, 1962, Vol. VII, No. 38 High Cost of Blacklisting By Stephanie Gervis If CBS really doubted John Henry Faulk's audience appeal, it should have covered his libel suit against AWARE, Inc., Laurence Johnson, and Vincent Hartnett more c ... More >>

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    February 13, 2008

    Culture Alert! Euan Morton in Concert!

    The delectable Euan Morton can deftly perform drag pop (he was Tony-nominated as Boy George in Taboo), French classics (he just appeared in supporting roles in Cyrano de Bergerac), and Shaw (he recently stole the show when we both appeared in some one-acts and I may never forgive him for it). The Sc ... More >>

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    Gray Matters

    'It's odd that I met you,' said the late Spalding Gray. 'It's too many coincidences.'

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