When Nelson Mandela died last week, the internet had its own sort of Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which went rather less well than South Africa's. As Mandela is a well-loved world figure, it's only natural that even his former enemies would want to act like they liked him when he passed; an ... More >>
A friend of mine listened to Ozzie Guillen's press conference about his admiration of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro in Spanish and swears that he also said this - or at least this is the way it translates: "I love the United States' embargo on Cuba-- it's one of my favorite embargoes." Is it possibl ... More >>
Fidel Castro, former president of Cuba, wants a robot to be president of America, the Spanish-language daily reports.
Microcosm PublishingZinn FoerMilkshakes meet mind control, acid dropping, and American hegemony in Michael Hoerger and Mia Partlow's new book, Edible Secrets: A Food Tour of Classified U.S. History, which makes the case that food and government conspiracy go hand in hand.
The Altantic's resident warmonger and Washington DC's go-to tattletale gossip for old-school DC media -- Jeffrey Goldberg -- has lost a fan in Cuban dictator and ex-president Fidel Castro. UPDATE: Goldberg responds!
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 9, 1965, Vol. XI, No. 8 Films By Andrew Sarris I have been intrigued in recent months by the sheer number of Voice columnists who have decided to define the proper role of the critic. In each instance, the traditional father ... More >>
The Village Voice has obtained an advance copy of the remarks that recently-missing South Carolina governor Mark Sanford will make at today's 2 p.m. press conference. Good afternoon. Or, should I say, ¡buenas tardes! As you all know, there has been a bit of confusion about my whereabouts sin ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 27, 1961, Vol. VI, No. 27 An Open Letter to JFK By Norman Mailer Dear Jack: Back in a certain nice Summer before a long Fall, I wrote an essay for one of our large garish national magazines about the Democratic Convention, the city o ... More >>
If you've seen the T-shirt, you can probably skip the movie. Plenty of folks will be seeking scalped tickets to the New York Film Festival's sold-out screening of Che tonight at the Ziegfeld Theater, but Sound of the City can't recommend you join them. It's not as if you won't get your chance to see ... More >>
After the dogfight, Pitbull
Yes, the election season is still relatively young (there are still more than 8 months to go before the big day), but the tabloids are already suffering from several cases of repetitive headlines. Today's Post declares Obama the "BIG CHEESE" in his Wisconsin primary victory over Hillary Clinton. The ... More >>
Much as he hates to admit it, Rudy loved (most of) those huddled masses
A former light unto the world, We, the People, have been darkened by this administration
Obama's strategy makes her spurn Bill's Cuban advances and embrace Bush and the GOP's anti-Castro right.
Recommendations by R.C. Baker
The basics of alternative 9-11 theories
Talking with Arnaldo Correa, godfather of Cuban Noir
You can help free a Cuban prisoner of conscience from a windowless underground cell
A follower of Martin Luther King and Gandhi in Fidel's custody for 22 more years
Cubans daring to speak openly for freedom assemble in Havana: Castro feels a chill
A new movement to send a caravan of uncensored books to the people of Cuba
A library defies Castro and the American Library Association on Freedom to Read
Prisoners of conscience charged with 'disrespect' and 'disobedience.' This is socialism?
But there's still not a dissenting word from America's book publishers and literati
'What Does Hentoff Know of the Real Cuba?'
Castro's Judges Burn Books 'Lacking Usefulness'
Castro's 'Free' Universal Education
Books to Overthrow Castro?
Abandoned by the American Library Association
Bogart and Mee's homage to Rauschenberg's homeland spirit
There Is No Quarter
La Revolución embraces Hip-Hopwith Fidels blessing