Clark Whelton

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    John Lindsay Lame Ducks Himself

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 15, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 11 John Lindsay: Goodbye to all that by Clark Whelton It had been raining through the early spring afternoon, but 30 minutes before John Lindsay was due to land in Milwaukee the weather turned around and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Brooklyn 1973: Gunmen, Hostages, and the Revolution

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 25, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 4 Two days in Brooklyn: 'Better than the Bowl' by Clark Whelton The rain had stopped but the el tracks overhead were still dripping. The cop behind the steel support pillar looked up as the water hit h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    The Chess Mismatch of the Century

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Attica Prison Uprising '71 -- Another Voice Heard From

    Liz Fink​As this paper's late great photographer, Fred McDarrah, used to say when cornered by readers angry over something they disliked in its pages, "The Voice is many voices." This is why Clark Whelton's article blaming leftists for the bloodiest prison siege in American history -- "Attica: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    Elaine May! Stacy Keach! Otto Preminger! It's the 1971 Obies!

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 27, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 21 27 Receive 'Obies' for '70-'71 By Clark Whelton The 16th annual Village Voice Off-Broadway theatre awards were presented last Monday night. A crowd of 700 gathered in the Village Gate to cheer the 27 winn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Charles Rangel, New Guy in Congress, Vows to Clean Up Cop Corruption

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 11, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 6 Corruption makes the world go round By Clark Whelton In February, 1960, Adam Clayton Powell stood up on the floor of the House of Representatives and delivered a speech entitled "The Immorality of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    Bike Lanes on City Streets Coming 'Soon': 1970

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. September 24, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 39 Cyclists in The City: Ride On! By Clark Whelton A thousand bicyclists left Central Park last Wednesday morning and headed down Fifth Avenue to demonstrate that New York would be a better city if more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Charlie Rangel's Back Pages: 'If I Can Be a Congressman, Anybody Can Be a Congressman.'

    ​As we wait to learn the fate of Charlie Rangel, that old Harlem lion who may be hit with a telephone-sized House ethics complaint any minute now unless he cuts a deal to cop a plea, it's a good time for a short trot down memory lane. Here are a few takes from the Voice's (very spotty) digital ... More >>

  • Specials

    October 18, 2005

    Tales of the City

    The 'Voice' bags the bad guys

  • Specials

    October 18, 2005