Fred McDarrah

  • Voice Choices

    February 5, 2014


    See the Village through Fred W. McDarrah’s lens

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    10 Ideas Under $10 for Your Week: "Save the Village" and William S. Burroughs Marathon Reading

    Lots to get to this week. For starters Steven Kasher Gallery exhibits an incredible display of images by former Village Voice photographer Fred W. McDarrah titled "Save the Village." Also, Munch Gallery hosts a 24-hour nonstop solo recital mash-up of William S. Burroughs's infamous Nova Trilogy to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Fred McDarrah's Photos On Display For Susan B. Anthony Project Fundraiser

    ​Village Voice legend Fred W. McDarrah took some of the most iconic photographs of the Beat Generation and the Sixties, helping to establish the Voice's look and feel. He passed away in 2007, but on Friday, September 30, a private showing of many of his images will be held in Connecticut to he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Week In Review: Bob Dylan Is Waiting In A Van Outside Your House

    Photo via Fred W. McDarrah, there from the start.​Yes, it was Dylan Week here at SOTC, a veritable orgy of Greenwich Village-scouring videos (with installments covering Cafe Wha?, Jones Street, the Gaslight, and Washington Square Hotel, or just enjoy the whole thing in one shot here), along wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Malcolm McDowell and Anthony Burgess Talk 'Clockwork Orange'

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 20, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 3 A pain in the gullivar By Arthur Bell The star of the hottest sinny in town came to town last week for a bit of promo on the old telly, and it was a case of clockwork orange, American style, wherein t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Bob Dylan Arrived In New York City 50 Years Ago Today

    Photo by the incomparable Fred W. McDarrah/Getty Images​Bob Dylan's life is short on concrete facts and figures, very much by design, but the experts seem to agree on this one: The man born Robert Zimmerman arrived in NYC on January 24, 1961, exactly a half-century ago. He immediately started ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Attica Prison Uprising '71 -- Another Voice Heard From

    Liz Fink​As this paper's late great photographer, Fred McDarrah, used to say when cornered by readers angry over something they disliked in its pages, "The Voice is many voices." This is why Clark Whelton's article blaming leftists for the bloodiest prison siege in American history -- "Attica: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Robert Christgau's Consumer Guide Lives

    Fred McDarrah​We'd be remiss, after noting with some sadness its momentary demise, in not mentioning the contingent return of Robert Christgau's Consumer Guide to MSN. This time around, it's called Expert Witness--"Forty years ago I dubbed myself the Dean of American Rock Critics," writes the ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 9, 2010


    Forget all your cares and go downtown

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    Clip Job: Tompkins Square Park Gets Love-Bombed

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 13, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 52 Adorned with fingerbells, flowers, turbans, and robes, blowing flutes and whistles, horns, and drums, a clown, a parade, and hundreds of hippies revolved around a tree last week in Tompkins Square Park ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2009

    Clip Job: Vietnam! Koch! Party Raid! Vietnam! Vietnam! Flag Burning! Horrorshow, Droogies!

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 14, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 26 America in Vietnam: From Here to Nowhere By Michael Harrington As I write, the news is filled with reports on Buddhist demonstrations in Vietnam. Indeed, events are moving so fast that, by the time thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    Clip Job: Peace March, 1966

    Ginsberg at the Peace March, photo by Fred W. McDarrah​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 31, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 24 Peace March, 1966 By Paul Warren I live on 103rd Street near Central Park West, one of the very few whites in a block of Negroes and Puerto Ricans. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Clip Job: Jean Shepherd Shepherds Another Annual Rallye

     Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesAugust 6, 1964, Vol. IX, No. 42HubcapsBy Daniel ListLast Sunday we held a sports car rallye on the outskirts of Washington Square Park, and we should certainly be thankful for the high spirits of the contestants. This was the eighth annual ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2008

    Save the Village, 1869 Style

    Villagers, ever embattled to preserve their off-beat tradition, saw a more current tradition yield to the wrecking crew.

  • Film

    June 17, 2008

    Jerovi and Lupe Return at Antology

    Two queer underground classics, restored

  • News

    June 17, 2008

    Before Stonewall

    Remembering that, before the riots, there was a Sip-In

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2008

    Remembering Those Who Passed

    8:57 pm David Zinn has won an Obie for Sustained Excellence of Set and Costume Design 8:53 pm Now it’s time to present the Ross Wetzsteon Award. This is a $2000 grant given to a theater that fosters innovative new playwriting. The award is in memory of the Voice’s longtime theater editor and ... More >>

  • News

    January 1, 2008

    Nat Hentoff's Greatest Hits

    Excerpts from his first 50 years at the Voice

  • News

    November 13, 2007

    Why Mailer Matters

    Appreciating the rascal writer who started it all

  • NYC Life

    November 6, 2007

    Remembering Fred W. McDarrah, 1926–2007

    Nat Hentoff on the man who defined the look of the Voice

  • Specials

    November 6, 2007
  • News

    October 30, 2007
  • Art

    February 27, 2007
  • Art

    December 26, 2006

    Speak, Memory

    An artist contemplates Cuba's mid-century utopian hopes

  • Art

    November 14, 2006
  • Blogs

    November 9, 2006

    Ellen Willis, 1941-2006

    Groundbreaking feminist author, activist, and academic Ellen Willis died Thursday morning. Willis had been sick from some time. Born in 1941, she served as the first pop music critic at the New Yorker, and later worked as an editor and writer at the Village Voice, on and off, until the mid 1990s. ( ... More >>

  • Specials

    October 18, 2005

    The Birth of the 'Voice': 1955–1965

    From the Beats to Civil Rights, Lenny Bruce to Warhol's Factory . . .

  • Specials

    October 18, 2005

    1966–1975 Peace & Protest

    From the Summer of Love to Women's Lib, Gay Rights and Black Panthers

  • Specials

    October 18, 2005

    Tales of the City

    The 'Voice' bags the bad guys

  • Specials

    October 18, 2005

    Coming of Age

    1976–1985: Punk to Pomo, Basquiat to Breakdancing

  • Theater

    May 10, 2005

    Remembrance of Obies Past

    Judges from the last five decades pay homage to the productions and artists they'll never forget

  • NYC Life

    February 22, 2005

    The Last Days of Loserville

    Once home to hustlers, drunks, and bohemians, America's slummiest street has turned into a new millionaire's row

  • News

    June 15, 2004

    The Great Gay Way

    A brief history of Christopher Street

  • News

    May 20, 2003

    Humanizing Mike

    Why Won't the Mayor Let Us Get Close to Him?

  • News

    June 4, 2002
  • News

    May 7, 2002

    Double-Standard Deity

    9-11 God Demands Special Treatment on Records and Residence

  • Home

    December 26, 2000
  • NYC Life

    October 5, 1999

    Poetry Project

    'Ginsberg and Friends' at Sotheby's

  • Long Island Voice

    August 31, 1999
  • Specials

    January 5, 1999