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  • Music

    May 28, 2014

    The Indefatigable Rock Roots of Rocky: The Musical

    Andy Karl, Broadway's Rocky Balboa, on motivational anthems and Rocky's musical legacy

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    They're Gonna Smash Run-DMC's Brains in

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Joe Frazier: No One's Second Banana

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Beyond Robocop: Build These Statues Now, America!

    Half man, half machine, all statue​Patrick 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 >>

  • Film

    July 9, 2008

    The Art of War: Full Battle Rattle and La France

    Two films—one a documentary about war games, the other a WWI romance—find fantasy in the fight

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2006
  • Film

    December 12, 2006

    Rocky v. Ahmadinejad

    Another sequel, another chance for Rocky to persevere for America

  • News

    October 11, 2005

    Why America Loves NASCAR

    (Hint: Because it's not black.)

  • News

    November 5, 2002

    Crossover Dream

    Class Trumps Race in Eminem's '8 Mile'

  • News

    October 2, 2001