An Australian baseball player named Christopher Lane was shot to death in Oklahoma, allegedly by three local kids, two black and one white. The kids were questioned but presumed to have acted in self-defense, so they were let go, leading to a public outcry and an arrest... Whoops, actually the youn ... More >>
Remember last week when Arthur Sulzberger Jr. "emphatically declared," according to the New York Times own coverage, that the newspaper was not for sale?
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As the world tries to hunt down porn actor and murder suspect Luka Rocco Magnotta, Canada's National Post today pointed out something interesting -- Magnotta, 29, apparently converted to Scientology a few years ago. Activists over at WhyWeProtest.net, naturally, were on to this months ago, when Mag ... More >>
Last night's Billboard Music Awards handed out popularity-contest trophies to the likes of Eminem, Justin Bieber, and Katy Perry, all of whom were rewarded for the copious amounts of radio play and sales they racked up in recent months. But the evening's real winner was probably Beyoncé, who ... More >>
Courtesy VICE BooksFrom Neu Sex Sasha Grey is one of the most famous porn stars of our generation, and perhaps the first to achieve true crossover success, with starring roles in Steven Soderbergh's The Girlfriend Experience and HBO's Entourage. You probably know her by name, face, and maybe even v ... More >>
The last week's political and media hoopla over the latest WikiLeaks document dump has had the internet going nuts. Things got so wild online that Julian Assange's official website spent hours over the span of a few days crashed after a series of DDOS attacks. Amazon.com kicked WikiLeaks off ... More >>
Last Tuesday night, Kanye West stood on a Bowery Ballroom stage and did the numbers: "To do an album right after the year that I had, and after all the 'Your career is over!' and 'Die, nigger, die!' and 'You'll never make music again!' And to come back and to do 100,000 the first day, digital alon ... More >>
Avoid this at all costsEveryone knows the Friday after Thanksgiving is the "best time" to buy gifts for the holidays (can't beat a $3 toaster!) but it seems that people just keep upping the crazy ante in such a way that makes us want to stay the hell away. Like the two women in Florida who st ... More >>
Reported Discovery Channel environmental rampage-r James Jay Lee listed as a favorite book on his MySpace page and quoted extensively on his demands note from Daniel Quinn's 1992 philosophical novel Ishmael. If you went to college in America over the last 18 years, you've likely met someone r ... More >>
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The return of 'Hole' whether you like it or not, you little suck shits
"Billboard's 'Tastemakers' chart is the one we should all paying attention to, don't you think?"This week's Billboard 200 is headed once again by Lady Antebellum, the milquetoast country trio whose second album Need You Now moved 481,000 copies in its debut week, and 209,000 copies in the sal ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesDecember 10, 1964, Vol. X, No. 8An Interview with Timothy LearyBy John WilcockTimothy Leary and Richard Alpert, former Harvard professors, have been experimenting with hallucinogenic drugs (mainly LSD and psilocybin) for 4 1/2 years. They main ... More >>
When LaVerne Harris decided to open a bookstore in the South Bronx two years ago, she knew she it wasn't going to be easy.The area is known for a lot of different things -- urban blight, crime, poverty -- and a healthy book culture wasn't one of them.But Harris, a 61-year-old primary school teacher ... More >>
Frank Bruni's book doesn't come out till August, but Eat me Daily has scored the cover, and their sources say that Bruni basically hasn't changed much. There's a definite resemblance to the picture of him on the right. (There are several pictures of Bruni on the interwebs, so I'm not showing anyo ... More >>
Eater has a very thoughtful piece by David Chang about serving foie gras in his restaurants. Apparently, an activist stopped by Ko to tell Chang that his group would start to picket the restaurant if he didn't stop serving the liver. Chang has been to Hudson Valley Foie Gras farm, (so have I) and fe ... More >>
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. Those Who Trespass audiobook Author: Bill O'Reilly Publisher: Random House Audio Date: 2001, though the ... More >>
Thoughts on book tours, literary self-promotion, and one published writer's blog spat
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