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 >>
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 >>
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."
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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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesOctober 19, 1961, Vol. VI, No. 52E. E. Cummings Faces Threat of EvictionFamed 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 Place, a clus ... More >>