Andy Karl, Broadway's Rocky Balboa, on motivational anthems and Rocky's musical legacy
Since October of 1955, when Norman Mailer and co. founded The Village Voice as a weekly paper for bros of the leftist pinko persuasion, we've done our dutiful best to preserve every word ever printed in our pages, tucking them away in our vast archival editorial library (pictured above). This summer ... More >>
Joe Frazier's death on Monday from liver cancer was overshadowed by the Penn State sex abuse scandal. Wasn't that always the way with Joe? Something or somebody always seemed to steal his thunder. He was one of the greatest heavyweight champions who ever lived, losing fights only to Muhamm ... More >>
Half man, half machine, all statuePatrick Cassels wrote an impassioned plea to the city of Detroit in Slate, imploring them to seriously consider the plan to build a Robocop statue. He says that the public arts work is worthy, as it depicts "a character who represents triumph over this sad la ... More >>
Two films—one a documentary about war games, the other a WWI romance—find fantasy in the fight
Another sequel, another chance for Rocky to persevere for America
(Hint: Because it's not black.)
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