Ed Sullivan

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    Joan Rivers, Reviewed in 1967: "I Don't Know How a Nervous Girl Can Be So Funny"

    In February of 1967, Joan Rivers, then 33 years old, performed her stand-up act at the Downstairs at the Upstairs (37 West 56th Street). She killed. She had yet to hit the peak of her fame. She was also a bit of an anomaly: A WOMAN COMIC! Writing for this paper in the February 23, 1967 issue, Bill M ... More >>

  • Film

    April 24, 2013
  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Jimmy Castor, R.I.P.

    Jimmy Castor was a smart aleck; a wise guy; a clean shit-talker with so much joie de vivre you had to laugh even when his truth-telling smacked you upside the head. So when he died this past Martin Luther King Jr. Day at 71 near his home outside of Las Vegas, far away from the streets of Harlem he o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    The 10 Best L.A. Guns Songs

    The "classic" L.A. Guns lineup, ca. 1989.​Today, Matador announced that it would be launching a new singles club and the inaugural release would be Stephen Malkmus and one of the bands currently calling itself L.A. Guns (more on that in a minute) will be releasing a split 7-inch on Matador wh ... More >>

  • Books

    October 26, 2011

    Greil Marcus Revisits Some Strange Days... his latest book, The Doors: A Lifetime of Listening to Five Mean Years

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    Super and Not-So-Super Bowls: Allen Barra Ranks all 44 Previous Big Games from Worst to First

    ​While we wait for this Sunday's showdown between the Steelers and the Packers, we're feeling nostalgic for the big games of our past. We've been spoiled lately with some pretty exciting Super Bowls. But we remember a time not so long ago when the ultimate championship tended to be something ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Live Blogging the Michael Jackson Memorial

    Live Video streaming by Ustream For all the lovely grace notes, homages, and eulogies that have flowed from any number of erudite and compassionate individuals in the wake of Michael Jackson's untimely death at the young age of 50, a celebrity's death is not over in American until the huge, gaudy, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    From the Voice Archives: Nelson George on the Jacksons at MSG in '84

    In honor of Michael Jackson, we're raiding our archives. Here's Nelson George, reviewing a show Jackson and his brothers played at Madison Square Garden in 1984. Chocolate Chips at the Ice Capades By Nelson George August 7, 1984 Three years before the Jacksons' current magical mystery tour (the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2008

    Live: The Mountain Goats at Webster Hall

    The Mountain Goats perform at the Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight. It is sold out. No drummers here! CREDIT The Mountain Goats Webster Hall March 18th "Judas!" somebody shouted, half-muffled, from the back of Webster Hall as chief Mountain Goat John Darnielle strutted joyously among smoke mac ... More >>

  • Dance

    January 22, 2008

    Talking Dancing: Works & Process at the Guggenheim

    A ballet veteran looks back; young dancers gaze into the future

  • Music

    November 20, 2007

    When the Bop Gun Jams

    Plainfield's Tyrone Ashley once rivaled George Clinton. He may get his doo-wop due yet.

  • News

    September 26, 2006

    This Is Constantine Maroulis. He Wishes You Knew That.

    In which an American Idol runner-up tops it all by blow-drying his chest

  • Music

    June 6, 2006

    Forbidden Broadway

    Harry Connick Jr. has the Sinatra quality musical comedy needs

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2006
  • News

    March 30, 2004

    Hung Out to Dry

    What we laugh about when we laugh about American Idol's most famous reject

  • News

    January 12, 1999

    Eminent Domain

    Scavenging for funds in the age of for-profit education

  • Columns

    December 8, 1998

    NY Mirror

    Springer loves playing Ed Sullivan to all those lesbian stripper nuns and their disgruntled drug dealers. 'These people don't have

  • News

    July 14, 1998

    Enter Stage Left

    Paul Wellstone Struts His Presidential Stuff on New York's Stage and Receives Mixed Reviews