Benjamin Spock

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2013

    Twerk-Offs: Rightbloggers Ride Out the Summer With Miley Cyrus

    It's hard and tedious, the day-to-day rightblogger work of promoting impeachment, stirring racial enmity, scrambling for a position that can encompass both a desire to bomb Syria and a desire to thwart Obama, and so on. Their traditional relief valve has been culture war -- shaking fists at some r ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 29, 2013


    A father of three shares 
the ‘shit’ he knows

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    "Will Marching Up Sixth Avenue Get Us Anywhere But Uptown?"

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 11, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 45 Why do they still march? By Robin Reisig Why are you marching? I ask the only three blacks who had showed up at the assembly point for blacks, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, and Asian-Americans. Why? I a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Baby Boomers Turn 65, Embrace Medicare, Self-Pity

    ​Happy birthday baby boomers! You are now officially grownups! 2011 marks the year that the eldest of the baby boom generation begin to turn 65, according to the U.S. Census. Within 20 years there will be nearly 80 million senior citizens in this group in the U.S., which doubles the number of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Weathermen House on 11th Street Blows Up

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 12, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 11 The House on 11th St.: Digging Up the Debris by Ron Rosenbaum The "live bomb" which, according to Monday night radio reports, was discovered in the ruins of 18 West 11th Street turned out to be a six-in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    'Che!' Eight Judged Guilty of Obscenity

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 5, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 10 'Che!' Eight Judged Guilty of Obscenity by Jonathan Black All eight defendants in the five-week trial of the play "Che!" -- the five performers, the playwright, and the lighting man -- were convicted of o ... More >>

  • Film

    May 11, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    What It Was Like in NY when MLK Died

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 11, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 26 A Happy Wake Ends in Tears by Michael C. D. Macdonald I was in Madison Square Garden at the Stanley Cup Playoffs when I first heard the news. With the Rangers comfortably ahead, 2-0, I turned on my tra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    War Critics Rush to Join Spock

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 18, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 14 Viet Critics: They Put Themselves on the Line by Sally Kempton Last Sunday night at Town Hall more than 500 people put themselves on the line in active support of draft resistance. They were members ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    Dr. Spock at the Barricades!

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 7, 1967, Vol. XIII, No. 8 Dawn's Early Light On Whitehall Street by Sally Kempton There were two dramatic moments at Tuesday's sit-in demonstration. The first was pure ritual: the arrival of the demonstrators in the pre-dawn d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    A Different Kind of 1960's War Demonstration

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 18, 1967, Vol. XII, No. 31 The Hawks in May: A Day to Remember By Joe Flaherty On Saturday afternoon past, with the war gods supplying sunshine to heat their passions, the Legions of Decency and Death paraded down Fifth Avenue. Lik ... More >>

  • Art

    March 4, 2008
  • News

    October 16, 2007

    The Judge and the G-Man

    A radical on the bench weighs an FBI agent's fate

  • Theater

    October 9, 2007
  • Blogs

    May 30, 2007
  • Theater

    November 14, 2006

    Urban Fairy Tales

    Mary Poppins makes little magic; Julie White gets big laughs

  • Books

    October 12, 2004

    Hannah and Her Dreamers

    In Russell Banks's latest novel-cum-confession, Monrovia is hell and chimps are free

  • Art

    January 6, 2004

    Spanking the Monkey

    The Strangest Children's Book of the 19th Century Teaches You the Facts of Life—Complete With Singing Vagina

  • Books

    June 10, 2003

    Pleased to Meat Me

    Matthew Derby's Memories of Love

  • News

    December 24, 2002

    The Daddy Shady Show

    Upstanding Suburban Citizen Eminem Sets the Fatherhood Standard

  • News

    September 12, 2000
  • Books

    June 20, 2000

    20 Years of Erotic Lit

    The Girls’ Guide to Humping and Fisting

  • NYC Life

    February 1, 2000