E.E. Cummings

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Five Great Literary Landmarks of NYC: Taverns and Restaurants

    The White Horse Tavern as it looks today Stay in one place long enough, many bars have found, and you're likely to eventually develop literary cachet. Indeed, many of the city's most venerable taverns - Old Town, McSorley's, and the currently-defunct Chumley's - are or were lined with the dust jac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    The Smashing Pumpkins -- Barclays Center -- 12/10/12

    Better than: No Smashing Pumpkins. Billy Corgan just kind of does whatever he wants. The Smashing Pumpkins frontman--and now sole remaining member of the band's original lineup--has been making music for about two decades now. He's written love songs, hate songs, double LPs, masterpieces, and then ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    Billy Corgan Is the e.e. cummings of Modern Music

    By Neph Basedow Poet e.e. cummings said, "To destroy is always the first step in any creation." For Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, destruction and creation are a way of life. "A good artist is willing to die many times over," Corgan says. "What's funny is, I've died so many times." The l ... More >>

  • News

    April 13, 2011

    Donald Glover Is More Talented Than You

    The comedian/writer/rapper is on a collision course with stardom

  • Theater

    March 23, 2011

    Lanford Wilson (1937-2011)

    Remembering the American theater's poet of embattled dreamers

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Download Childish Gambino's New Super-Serious EP, Freaks and Geeks

    Today marks the release date for Freaks and Geeks, the new EP from Childish Gambino, the rapping persona of actor Donald Glover, he of Community and 30 Rock. Continuing in the vein of last summer's Culdesac, Glover has largely skewed away from the "joke rap" tag first foisted on him back when he w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2010

    Father's Day Reading Round-Up: Have a Good Laugh, Cry; Call Your Father, Kiss Your Kids

    ​ It is a warm and beautiful Sunday where I am sitting. But I am thousands of miles from my dad on this Father's Day and also, I am responsible for doing a bit of blogging. Hopefully you, dear reader, get to this particular online entry after a day spent with your own father, your children or ... More >>

  • News

    June 1, 2010
  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    Clip Job: Wilcock on Mushrooms -- Footnote By Leary

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesSeptember 6, 1962, Vol. VII, No. 46Adventure With a Pink PillBy John WilcockA questionnaire arrived last month from Tim Leary, a professor at Harvard who has been doing research on the effects of Mexico's "magic mushrooms" (teonanacati) on human ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    e. e. cummings Returns Favor By Showing Up

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 3, 1962, Vol. VII, No. 28 Cummings & the Mayor By Mary Perot Nichols Mayor Robert F. Wagner took a giant step across the cultural New Frontier last week. Indeed, in Cultural Frontiersmanship the Mayor was one up on President John F. Ken ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2009

    e. e. cummings Out on His Ass?

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 19, 1961, Vol. VI, No. 52 E. E. Cummings Faces Threat of Eviction Famed poet E. E. Cummings may face eviction from Patchin Place, his home for the past 25 years, as a result of a complaint against him from his landlord. Patchin Plac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2008

    e. e. cummings and the Pulitzer

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 10, 1958, Vol. IV, No. 7 The Lively Arts By Gilbert Seldes It is surely a remarkable coincidence that in every year which witnesses the publication of a book of poems by E. E. Cummings, the judges who award the Pulitzer Prize man ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2008

    Joe Gould's Last Rites

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 28, 1957, Vol. II, No. 44 Last Rites for a Bohemian By Dan Balaban Finally they bearded and buried Joe Gould. On Friday morning, August 23, he lay clean-shaven, hands folded, made up like a little wax doll, in the chapel of the Fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2008

    When the Village WAS Bohemia

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 31, 1957, Vol. II, No. 40 When the Village WAS Bohemia By Dan Balaban "Things were different then," says Romany Marie, reflecting back on 36 years of her various restaurants in the Village. "There was more spacing, not so much buildi ... More >>

  • Books

    November 6, 2007

    True Crit

    In two new compact volumes, Edmund Wilson still looms large

  • Columns

    July 3, 2007
  • Specials

    October 18, 2005

    'Voice' on Literature

    Reviews of the last 50 years

  • Columns

    April 19, 2005
  • NYC Life

    October 12, 2004

    My Darling

    Spooning on the couch—it's not for them to say, but maybe they will . . .

  • News

    August 17, 2004

    O, You Cosh-Boned Posers!

    Awful poems sought and found: From spam to Google, flarf redefines random

  • News

    November 18, 2003

    The Cleansing of the Elephants

    Trumpeting, flapping, crying: a cultural history, from Ding Yunpeng to Gus Van Sant

  • News

    May 7, 2002

    Bohemia on Toast

    Dawn Powell's Village

  • News

    November 27, 2001
  • NYC Life

    June 19, 2001
  • Music

    April 3, 2001

    Shades of Pretty

    Daniel Lentz’s New Label Unleashes the Most Seductive Music Around

  • Art

    February 20, 2001
  • Music

    June 27, 2000
  • Books

    June 6, 2000
  • News

    April 4, 2000

    Joe Gould's Secret History

    The Diary of a Legendary Village Bohemian Surfaces at NYU

  • Film

    April 4, 2000
  • Film

    February 23, 1999

    Screen Test

    World's Hardest Movie Quiz 1999