After being locked in the back of a U-Haul truck, Mariano Lucas Domingo saw a literal light at the end of the tunnel -- he punched his way through a small opening in the roof and freed himself. An illegal immigrant from Guatemala, Domingo expected to make about $200 a week picking tomatoes in Immoka ... More >>
Nothing ever truly disappears from the internet--or so we're told. It's a rule that applies for a bunch of currently-feted New York rappers whose prior songs, images and MC monikers can still be found online in the nooks of outlets like SoundClick and YouTube. Here's a trek through the ages of the e ... More >>
A Celebration of the Wonderful World Of Phoebe Jacobs Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center Thursday, May 24 The voice that filled Rose Hall first at the Thursday afternoon memorial for Phoebe Jacobs was Jacobs's own. There was her face, too, projected on a large screen in a first-tier box. It all mi ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesJune 25, 1964, Vol. IX, No. 36Mugging the White LiberalBy Jack NewfieldImagine three goldfish dropped into a fish tank filled with sharks. Or imagine Billy Budd mugged by the Emperor Jones.Then you might have some idea of the malevolent and paran ... More >>
This is how they did big-time TV news in 1973: Getting the story however it came in -- phone, telex, slips of paper, whatever -- and dishing it out as quick as you could. Walter Cronkite, who passed away today at 92, had a lot of practice at it. He dropped out of college during the Depression to t ... More >>
Hmm: after suffering an epic smackdown on Jon Stewart's show last night, Jim Cramer didn't show up for a planned "The Morning Joe" interview this morning. "Guess he had a late night," said Joe Scarborough. Reaction to the Daily Show ep was swift and brutal. James Fallows of The Atlantic compares S ... More >>
A former prisoner describes the foul essence of the Bush presidency
The recent death of a former Air Force officer brings back a familiar fight for freedom
Has anyone heard Darfur mentioned in the presidential debates? Or in Congress?
Still waiting for our representativesand presidential candidatesto address criminal U.S. kidnappings
ANOTHER SOUND OF THE CITY CHAT ROOM EXCLUSIVE! A few weeks ago, Jon Bois managed burrowed his way into a top-secret private musical genius chat room and got an EXCLUSIVE screen capture of Thom Yorke talking about In Rainbows. This week BOIS HACKED INTO AN INVITE-ONLY, DONATIONS ACCEPTED OiNK SYMPATH ... More >>
The dubious highs and extreme lows of Fashion Week
Will Bloomberg run on his record of bullying schoolchildren and teachers?
City leaders want kids out of large schools and into smaller ones. Now one Brooklyn high school is fighting the mandate to close its doors.
It's the chronicwhat?woes of freeware Web television
A PBS documentary names U.S. torture commanders
Confessions of a Democratic Mind: George Clooney presses for freedom of the press
Foe McCarthy: Clooney's compact, conscientious paean to a bygone era of principles
Geopolitickin' and an East Asian invasion highlight the 43rd New York Film Festival
Fall brings hope of a brave New World and a historic Violence
A parrot, an orange dining room, golden lightand a school of fish
Bios of dead journos reveal tricks good muckrakers carried off: booze, lies, big truths
This Book Is 'An Act of Treason'
Free Speech for Everyone
A Guide to Finding News From Far-Flung Places
Killing the Hope in Haiti
'I Saw My Father Cut to Pieces'