"I've always thought of myself as a fairly sane person, but chronicling this experience is kind of making me wonder why." Those are the last words Theresa Smith, guitar player in one of New Jersey's best bands, Home Blitz, has to say on her bizarre, year-long decent into obsessively analyzing one of ... More >>
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January 4, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 1
Larsen-Whelton (1972): Mismatch of the century
by Shelby Lyman
Amongst readers of The Voice, the second best known American chessplayer may be Clark Whelton. One could not help reading his chronicle ( ... More >>
Ian Hamrick was only 12-years-old when he was shot in the head during M.I.A.'s extra-NSFW, banned from YouTube video for "Born Free," but something about the music from Maya Arulpragasam's N.E.E.T. Recordings is working for him.
The New York Times's City Room blog has a piece today that will unite the city's Bobby Fischer geeks. It zeroes in on a six-year-old and his father, who were playing chess on the East River Promenade one day when they realized that the city had painted the chess boards on wrong, "forcing" the ... More >>