George McGovern

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2014

    Is Sugar the New Cigarettes? Fed Up, a New Sundance Film, Thinks So

    Sixty years ago, Fred Flintstone hawked Winston cigarettes. Today, he pitches cereal. And both can kill. Stephanie Soechtig's rabble-rousing documentary Fed Up argues that it's time to attack Big Sugar just like we successfully demonized Big Tobacco. Narrated by Katie Couric, Fed Up is the first do ... More >>

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    January 15, 2014

    The Village Voice's Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll: Top 10 Singles By Year, 1979-2013

    Singles were added to the Village Voice Pazz & Jop critics' poll for the music of 1979 issue. Before that, only albums were ranked in the poll, which began in 1971, then stopped for three years before returning for good in early 1975 to recap the music of 1974. Here's a rundown of the top ten singl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2012

    Newark Mayor Cory Booker Vs. NJ Governor Chris Christie in 2013? It Could Happen

    Next week, the Democratic National Convention gets underway in Charlotte, North Carolina. As most of these things go, the three-day extravaganza will be a rallying call to the party's base. Along with business leaders and Democratic figures, one of the keynote speakers will be Corey Booker, the Mayo ... More >>

  • News

    October 26, 2011

    Let It Bleed

    Hard at work on his eighth novel, Deadwood author Pete Dexter still packs a punch

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    A McGovern Voter Absolves the Nixonian Majority

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 23, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 47 Let George undo it by Joe Flaherty Well, with the election over and the inevitable results in, the inevitable has happened -- the pogrom has begun. Not, however, the one that was expected. In a perv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    Frederic Morton: How I Voted Bella

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 5, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 40 How I voted Bella by Frederic Morton A two months' absence from New York makes you feel, returning, like a virgin again. Again everything shocks. The litter on Broadway, the sooty moist fog rated "Acc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Robert Redford's Mealy-Mouthed Reluctant Virgin of a Politician in "The Candidate"

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 3, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 31 films in focus By Andrew Sarris Cinema, like politics, makes strange bedfellows. "THE CANDIDATE," for example. (I couldn't.) It so happens that I find myself more in critical harmony with Bella Abzug's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Jack Newfield: There Is No "New Journalism"

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 18, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 20 Of honest men & good writers By Jack Newfield After participating in several panel discussions, attending (More)'s counter-convention, reading books and articles by Tom Wolfe and Mike Arlen, and being i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Warren Beatty Sexes Up George McGovern

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 27, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 17 Will they snort coke in the White House? By Maureen Orth LOS ANGELES, California -- "I kissed Jack Nicholson," shrieked a teenybopper, her bare midriff quivering with excitement. "Warren Beatty hugged ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    When Vets Went on the Spring Offensive Against the Vietnam War

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 29, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 17 The vets & Mayday By Robin Reisig WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A man in dirty green was shouting at me in a language I didn't understand. "Dung lai!" Someone said he was asking for my identification. I said I di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    George Plimpton, William Styron Get Down for McCarthy

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 22, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 45 A Concurrence of Poets, And One Who Stayed Home by Joe Flaherty Possibly realizing their influence on the Great Society and the mathematicians in Chicago, a group of writers and artists staged what th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Mary Travers Memorial Set for Monday

    Dylan, Donovan, Travers--all you need to know, really.​Mary Travers, the lovely (a face and figure every bit as adorable as Tuesday Weld, said one of our more august colleagues) and committed Peter, Paul and Mary linchpin who died in September--from complications related to leukemia--will be r ... More >>

  • Film

    July 2, 2008

    Gonzo Salutes Hunter S. Thompson's Substance

    A new doc goes beyond the sensational

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 7, 2008

    The Revolt of the Superdelegates?

    Barack Obama’s is locked in a virtual tie for convention delegates with slim delegate lead over Hillary Clinton, but Democratic Party rules could still shut him out of the presidential nomination despite his strong performance in the primaries. At issue are so-called “superdelegates ... More >>

  • Art

    July 24, 2007

    Dumb Question

    Recommendations by R.C. Baker

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2006
  • Film

    August 23, 2005

    Open Season

    Fall brings hope of a brave New World and a historic Violence

  • News

    February 22, 2005

    The End of Gonzo

    A savage journey in search of the legacy of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

  • News

    September 7, 2004

    The Big Flinch

    Bones of a Blimp: How the loss of military virtues fosters a politics of militarism

  • Specials

    February 3, 2004
  • News

    January 6, 2004

    Patriot Games

    A Right-Wing Ex-Congressman Recruits the Colombo Crime Family to Find P.O.W.'s

  • News

    January 6, 2004

    Last Copter Out of Baghdad

    Bush Flees Iraq Mess On The Campaign Express

  • Specials

    October 1, 2002
  • News

    August 7, 2001

    The Kid From Great Neck

    Grown-Up Green Is Poised to Run ‘the City’

  • News

    May 1, 2001

    G.I. Jane

    A Hollywood Daughter’s Radical Past Winds up on the Cutting Room Floor

  • Books

    December 12, 2000
  • Film

    August 15, 2000
  • News

    May 2, 2000

    Ill Wind

    In Politics, Image Trumps Medical Reality

  • News

    February 3, 1998