[The following article, written by Tom Smucker, ran in The Village Voice on October 16, 1976.] See also: Legendary Texas Punk Tim Kerr's Tribute to Folk Hero Pete Seeger
Here is President Obama's second inaugural address as prepared for delivery on Jan. 21, 2013.Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens: Each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the enduring ... More >>
"...We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths--that all of us are created equal--is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall; just as it guided all those men and women, sung and unsung, who left footprints along ... More >>
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And now for some sad-making stats as we near the end of the week. Recent Associated Press reports suggest that America is really drugged up on prescription opioids -- and New York is certainly no exception. Receipts for two most popular painkiller scripts -- oxycodone and hydrocodone -- boomed fr ... More >>
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Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 28, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 46 Films by Andrew Sarris "ALICE'S RESTAURANT" is about as likable in a limited way as Arlo Guthrie, a curiously coquettish folk-something unlike anything else. Peeping out from under his lanky locks with ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 2, 1967, Vol. XIII, No. 3 John Brown's Roll to Rap Brown's Rock by Stephanie Harrington Rap Brown talked to the honkies last Friday night. The occasion was the National Guardian's 19th anniversary (and fundraising) meeting. An ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesJune 25, 1964, Vol. IX, No. 36Mugging the White LiberalBy Jack NewfieldImagine three goldfish dropped into a fish tank filled with sharks. Or imagine Billy Budd mugged by the Emperor Jones.Then you might have some idea of the malevolent and paran ... More >>
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