Dick Gregory

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    Ask Andrew W.K.: Should I Stop Eating Meat?

    [Editor's note: Every week New York City's own Andrew W.K. takes your life questions, and sets you safely down the right path to a solution, a purpose or -- no surprise here -- a party. Need his help? Just ask:] Dear Andrew, My girlfriend is a vegetarian, and we've been dat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Q&A: Tanlines' Jesse Cohen On Winning The Best Band Twitter In NYC Award, Zucchini-Borne Controversies, And Comedy As Soccer

    Jesse Cohen and Eric Emm of Tanlines. ​Giving the Best Local Music Twitter award in our Best of NYC issue to @tanlines was pretty much a no-brainer. The account, which is run by the duo's Jesse Cohen, is heavy on the wry observational humor and light on the "come see our band" or "here's someb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    What Frank Serpico Started: The Knapp Commission Report

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 1, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 9 (And a new logo!) The Knapp Connection by Adam Walinsky On December 29, 1972, the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Police Corruption and the City's Anti-Corruption Procedures, popularly knows at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Hippie-Strippies! The Dawning of Psychedelic Burlesque

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 7, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 21 Scenes by Howard Smith THE ONLY THING that can get the New York press out at nine in the morning is a major fire or a naked woman. The Mayfair Theatre was not exactly aflame. Nevertheless, a patient hor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Brownsville Riots: "This Goddamn Mother-Sinking, Crooked Country"

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. September 14, 1967, Vol. XII, No. 48 Absolutely Nothing To Get Alarmed About By Charles Wright Returned from a working vacation with the bloody stains of madness and luxury on my ungodly feet. Tony P. was looking for me and I crawled t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    Clip Job: Dick Gregory Heads for North Vietnam

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 8, 1966, Vol. XII, No. 8 Dick Gregory on His Way To Entertain the Jailed By Joe Flaherty Dick Gregory sat under the pale spot at Art D'Lugoff's Village Gate, his hands fluttering around his head like black and orange butterf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Clip Job: LeRoi Jones, Art D'Lugoff and Nat Hentoff Duke it Out

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesMarch 18, 1965, Vol. X, No. 22Gig at Gate: Return of the White Liberal StompersBy Jack NewfieldGoateed, immaculately dressed Negroes looking for a pogrom, carefully coifed Hadassah ladies looking for a lynching and impassive hipsters looking f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    Rangel's Satirical Comment Stirs Fake Outrage

    This weekend, Congressman Charlie Rangel was asked what President Obama should do while in town (the President and his wife went to Joe Turner's Come and Gone and restuarant Blue Hill). Rangel replied, "Make certain he doesn't run around in East Harlem without identification." It was a mordant jes ... More >>

  • News

    January 1, 2008

    Nat Hentoff's Greatest Hits

    Excerpts from his first 50 years at the Voice

  • Music

    June 10, 2003

    Brown Sound

    Local Post-Dub Label Agitronicizes the Oil Barons

  • Music

    April 30, 2002
  • NYC Life

    March 21, 2000
  • News

    May 11, 1999

    Louima Time

    Alleged Beating Victim Comes Clean On 'Giuliani Lie' and Al Sharpton

  • News

    March 16, 1999

    Shtick & Soul

    Al Franken Mainstreams the L-Word

  • News

    March 9, 1999

    It Takes a Woman

    Amadou's mother's plea to Hillary

  • Theater

    December 22, 1998

    Jingle Hells

    Kiki and Herb's Blight Christmas