On His Majesty's secret service
John Lithgow stars in The Columnist
Eric Cantor met his wife in a liberal hotbed. The Republican House majority leader apparently went on a blind date with his wife, Diana, at The New Deal, a now-defunct SoHo restaurant with an FDR motif. As detailed by the Observer, the fiscal conservative told the Association for a Better New York ... More >>
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In a humbling morning for our country today, President Obama spoke to the press about the dismal June unemployment numbers -- we're now at 9.2% unemployment, with a mere 18,000 jobs added last month -- while Americans stood by to watch the bittersweet launch of the Atlantis, marking the last ... More >>
Will the Chinese star's detention force the art world to better confront human rights?
At McSorley's in the East Village, there's a chandelier (more of a mobile, really) made of poultry wishbones. Since the watering hole has been around since the 1850s, the decoration skews older -- "that portrait of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, or that wanted poster for John Wilkes Booth," for i ... More >>
The effort by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and the Republican-led state legislature to deprive the state's teachers of collective bargaining rights was catnip to rightbloggers last week. This is because it involves two of their traditional objects of hatred: Unions and public education. You kno ... More >>
An assassin for Christmas, or maybe some witchcraft and depraved subordia?
A documentary about the lucrative rebirth of Disney's animation arm between the years 1984 and 1994
Landlords, lawyers fire at will
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 17, 1966, Vol. XII, No. 5 Koch Upsets Incumbent, But No Other Surprises All the incumbents who ran in the Greenwich Village area won election on November 8, except Republican Councilman Woodward Kingman, who was defeated by D ... More >>
Being Veterans Day eve, it was fitting that past and present employees of the Manhattan District Attorney's office gathered last night to honor their outgoing boss, Robert Morgenthau, who has headed the office since 1975. Morgenthau is a veteran of the Second World War where he served as a L ... More >>
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from area basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power.The Counterfeit CandidateAuthor: Kent H. SteffgenPublisher: National Issues, Las VegasDat ... More >>
Manhattan D.A. Robert Morgenthau will not run for reelection this year, says the Times. That's too bad. Morgenthau has served in the office since 1975. His skills were forged in an altogether livelier era of New York criminality, and seem not to have declined with age, as was shown in Tom Robbins' r ... More >>
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Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. Weep No More, My Lady Author: W.E. Debnam Publisher: The Graphic Press, Raleigh, North Carolina Date: 1950 ... More >>
Will Hillary Clinton beat Barack Obama in the clothes horse race?
Crowds love the candidate, but can he run a presidency on hope?
Countries abusing their prisoners say they are following America's practices
Introducing our Overpriced Cocktail Hall of Shame
The presidency cannot be builtand should not be wonon slander and vitriol.
Recounting election-year movies that attempted to swing the vote
Reagan: the pol who taught us not to pay attention to what's going on
Days of mourning, days of campaigning
A civil servant speaks up? There's nothing the right-wingers hate more.
Curatorial Challenge: Separating Artistry From Misogyny
Sixty Years After It Jailed Japanese Americans, Would the U.S. Consider Another Ethnic Internment?
Only One Jewish Group Versus Ashcroft
How Rudy Stacks Up Against His Hero
Dont Brood and Despair. Organize!
Electing the Pop Star in Chief
34,000 Kids Trying to Catch a Break
In Politics, Image Trumps Medical Reality
Why the Right Needs the Homeless
'Nice Jewish Ladies Rampaged Through the City'
Ray Harding Throws His Weight Behind the Improbable Betsy