Floyd Patterson

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Secretariat's Magic Makes Hardened Horse Players Weep

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 14, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 24 A horse for all seasons by Joe Flaherty A group of us, accompanied by the baggage of New York blase, gathered early at Penn Station Saturday for an odyssey to Belmont Park. The onus lay with the horse ... More >>

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    September 22, 2010

    Knicks Win First Championship; Voice Lauds Wilt Chamberlain

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 14, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 20 A Word for Wilt by Andrew Sarris I am convinced that if Wilt Chamberlain appeared on the floor of Madison Square Garden with a supporting team of four arthritic midgets against a team of NBA All-Stars, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Clip Job: Barbara Long Has a Boxing Proposition

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 2, 1965, Vol. XI, No. 7 The Lady Proposes A Final Solution By Barbara Long Hell's bells, baby, it's not my fault, so don't blame me. Okay, I like fights. I'm not ashamed of that. True, there is a copy of Nat Fleischer's "Fif ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2009

    Jockbeat: The Beguiling Power of Mike Tyson

    In the interest of full disclosure, James Toback owes me money.  At a party in 1992, he assured me that if Evander Holyfield ever met Mike Tyson, Tyson would surely destroy him. We made a $100 bet. You know how that one turned out.  At a memorial service for Pauline Kael in the winter of 2 ... More >>

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    August 26, 2008
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    March 26, 2008

    Jack Kerouac Live at the Vanguard

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 25, 1957, Vol. III, No. 9 Jack Kerouac: Off the Road, Into the Vanguard By Howard Smith Out front the J.J. Johnson Quartet heats up the buzzing, jammed-in, packed house to a supercharged, pregnant pitch. In a back alcove, near t ... More >>

  • Music

    December 18, 2007

    Mingus Dynasty

    Another stomping, shouting jazz bassist (he's got some poetry, too) takes over the family business

  • News

    November 13, 2007

    Why Mailer Matters

    Appreciating the rascal writer who started it all

  • News

    June 11, 2002

    On His Back

    Is This the End of Iron Mike?

  • News

    June 12, 2001

    Dark Angels of a Bogus Catholic Museum

    Felons, Wiseguys & Usual Suspects Back a Bizarre Charity

  • News

    April 27, 1999

    Dream Makers, Heartbreakers

    Strawberry and Other Star Athletes Who've Suffered Self-Inflicted Tragedy