You may have heard New York City is one of six cities vying for the privilege of hosting the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Or, more specifically, that Mayor Bill de Blasio submitted a bid to host the event on behalf of the borough of Brooklyn. Think of a Barclays Center-hosted DNC as a wonkie ... More >>
A new documentary explores the activist (and irreverent) free-form radio of the 79-year-old host
Approaching its anniversary, the movement isn't dead. It's growing up.
Ed Sanders at Boo-Hooray Gallery Boo-Hooray Gallery Thursday, February 16 Better than: Blogging. "Out to grope, back in 10 min," reads one of the artifacts on display this month at the Boo-Hooray gallery. The scrap was once hung in the window of the Peace Eye Bookstore, the East Village shop ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 24, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 34 'I'll never eat iceberg lettuce again' By Jack Newfield Perhaps America's greatest citizen was in New York last week. And nobody noticed. Clifford Irving, the Zippies, and Tiny Tim were on the 6 o'clo ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 20, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 29 Of reform hacks and guideline junkies By Jack Newfield MIAMI BEACH -- Those who say patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels have not fully explored the possibilities of reform. I have reached this ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 18, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 20 Of honest men & good writers By Jack Newfield After participating in several panel discussions, attending (More)'s counter-convention, reading books and articles by Tom Wolfe and Mike Arlen, and being i ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 16, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 14 More Irrelevant Than Irreverent by Pete Hamill The tv cameras had departed, the reporters were gone, and in the fourth-floor offices of the Saturday Evening Post at 541 Lexington Avenue, there wasn't ... More >>
Doesn't John Liu, the city's youngest comptroller in nearly four decades, often appear not-ready-for-prime-time? After previous befuddling behavior, Liu took to the podium at the recent state Democratic convention to put state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli's name in nomination, an odd speaker selection ... More >>
Marvin Miller established the Major League Ballplayers Association, made it the most effective union in the country, and in the process became what former Dodgers broadcaster Red Barber called, "along with Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson, one of the three most important men in baseball history. ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesOctober 29, 1964, Vol. X, No. 2A Vote for Bobby K. -- Possibility of a HeroBy Norman MailerWhen there first began to be talk, back last winter, of Bobby Kennedy going in against Kenneth Keating, I had the reaction of a prize fight manager ... More >>
Here's a fun way to spend a couple of minutes: reading the transcripts -- or actually listening to -- former D.C. Mayor and current D.C. city councilmember Marion Barry's alleged voice mails to the woman he is accused of stalking. The Washington City Paper got the goods from the ex-husband of Donna ... More >>
Two movies ask: Do the masses or the man make the difference in history?
Once again, Ralph Nader has thrown his hat into the presidential race. The perennial candidate spoke with the Voice about corporate greed, impeaching Bush and why he thinks Obama and Clinton are one in the same. Village Voice: What made you decide to run for president again? Ralph Nader: Same rea ... More >>
Two Obama volunteers — Peggy Kerry, the sister of Sen. John Kerry, and Steven Nicks, a member of Obama's LGBT Policy Committee — get ready for action as the sun rises in the West Village. Ray Dominguez represents the change we’ve been hearing so much about this campaign season. “In 2004, w ... More >>
Mailer on Ali's knockout of George Foreman to regain the championship: "His opponent was attacking, and there were no ropes behind the opponent. What a dislocation: the axes of his existence were reversed! He was the man on the ropes! Then a big projectile exactly the size of a fist in a glove drove ... More >>
An admitted 'hope-monger' brings down the house in Brooklyn
In Chicago and the Illinois State Legislature, Barack Obama made a differencehe did not just 'hope'
Controversial docu-drama imagines a post-Bush scenario
Plame's not the first spy outed by the Bush team. Remember the case of the Pakistani computer tech?
Two approaches to the dawning problem of expanding jazz repertoire, one of them novel
Right-wing class warfare swung the 2004 election
Just the conventional tax break, pleasehelping out the republicans
New York magazine's ambitious convention gamble breaks evengreat big fancy ads help
Anti-GOP protesters and their families questioned by federal agents
Indie filmmakers look for drama and spectacle at the Republican convention
Russell Simmons gets high on Rockefelleragain
Gay Marriage and the Future of American Politics
Attention, GOP! The Forecast for Next Year in New York City: Extremely Stormy
Rescuing Protest Before Bush '04
New York Cops Vow to Crush Violent Protest at World Economic Forum
The Democratic Candidate Triggered Voters to Just Say No
Lars-Erik Nelson and the Business of Journalism
Five Percent of the Vote Means $12 Million Next Time
Does Adam Clayton Powell IV Deserve a Second Act?
Activists of Color Bring the Economic War Home, But Is the Movement Missing the Message?
How Cops Use State-of-the-Art Surveillance Against Demonstrators
Hillarys Past Belies Her Support of Labor
Wingers nail Veep