Broadway has a way of spewing back the familiar over and over again, because that sort of thing is generally less financially risky than something new.
But sometimes the regurgitation takes on an inspired form that makes the revival come off fresh and illuminating.
Let me give you two glorious exa ... More >>
The first feature I wrote for the Village Voice when I came to New York was a profile of Bert Randolph Sugar. It appeared in the May 3, 1983 issue. When it was published, I got a note from Sugar: "Not bad, but you violated one of the cardinal rules of journalism - you buried your lead. You didn' ... More >>
In 1982, I wrote my first story for the Voice, a profile of Bert Randolph Sugar, then editor of Ring Magazine. The piece was hooked to the Larry Holmes-Gerry Cooney heavyweight championship fight, still one of the biggest-grossing bouts in boxing history.
Twenty-eight years later, Sugar is ... More >>
There are more NHL fans in Saudi Arabia than there are people in NYC who can afford Yankee Stadium ticket prices. And it's a shame, because it's really a site to behold. Very..cavernous.
Say what you will about the site lines, but the place is a monument to magnificence. And this is coming ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesNovember 1, 1962, Vol. VIII, No. 2The Changing World of Bill ManvilleBy John WilcockIt's been much too long since Bill Manville, creator of "Saloon Society," last appeared in these pages, but he hasn't been drinking his life away -- at least no m ... More >>