Afrika Bambaataa has been an unofficial professor of hip-hop for so long, it makes perfect sense that Cornell University would appoint the pioneering Bronx-born DJ and founder of the Universal Zulu Nation to a three-year term as a visiting scholar.
"Wherever I go on the planet, I'm always teachin' ... More >>
WASHINGTON D.C. - Every year, during the hot, humid, heat waves of summer, my father and I plan a historical trip of some sort to escape the hustle and bustle of New York for a few days and surround ourselves with nothing but some good ol' Founding Father lovin'. Last June, we traveled to Getty ... More >>
Dave Grohl had a good time at the Grammys on Sunday. The Foo Fighters won pretty much every rock-oriented award possible, he reminded everyone that he's got the power-ballad game on lock, and he even got to show off his sweet Slayer T-shirt. Once again, everything came up Grohl. The most likable man ... 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.
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Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
November 4, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 44
Nov. 6: I'm not marching anymore
By Phil Tracy
Well, it's that time of year again. Crank up the old march machine, it's time for our annual assault on Central Park and the pigeons. Stop the traffic, h ... More >>
President Obama is about to make, um, history, by becoming the first U.S. President to appear on a daytime TV talk show -- something George Washington or Abraham Lincoln could never actually get away with, media being what it was in those days (also, they weren't exactly lookers). In the mode ... More >>
Lest you forget that Titus Andronicus's terrifically galvanizing The Monitor is nominally Civil War-themed, along comes the video to "A More Perfect Union" to remind you--band members past and present, dressed as flag-clad irregulars in a wintery Jersey landscape equal parts Gettysburg and my-firs ... More >>
Twitpic via joe_saturdayThe Dirty Projectors
Allen Room, Lincoln Center
Friday, February 19
The Allen Room's dazzling floor-to-ceiling glass vista is guaranteed to metaphorically enhance whatever you happen to hear there. Case in point: On Friday night those double layered panels refracted 5 ... More >>
Of course, when I wasn't cooking for the fantasy writing retreat, I was exploring the countryside looking for local delicacies. Just driving around was a pleasure, though a landscape of dairy farms, wooded ridges and rolling countryside, and a slanting winter light and gray overcast sky that ma ... More >>
In my rant about raisin pie, I neglected to mention where I'd found it: rural Pennsylvania, a few miles east of Gettysburg and just north of the Maryland border. I'm at a writers' workshop, but here's the catch: I'm not here as a writer, but as a cook.
The participants are science fiction writers ... More >>
Every week, Sharon Steel watches the Real World Brooklyn so nobody else has to. Last week, Chet interviewed Pete Wentz. This week, GIRLS VS. BOYS ZOMG!
Transgender "pioneer" Katelynn hits the stripper pole in Pennsylvania
When you have cameras shoved everywhere but up your butt, and roommates who ... More >>