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It's Banned Books Week--the time of year to think of censored classics like J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye ("obscene"), Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer ("a cesspool") and Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita ("one of the filthiest books I've ever read"), and chuckle at the puritanical sensibilities of ... More >>
Glass and Parks play Brooklyn
In our concrete jungle, few species of humans are as ubiquitous and dangerous as WRITERS. Not to be confused with writers, WRITERS are a breed best characterized by their habitat (over-priced speakeasies) and their method of stalking romantic prey ("I mean, I want to write a sitcom.") Though it is ... More >>
Robert Evans is the actor who became Paramount's head of production in the 1970s and who spouted lots of colorful wisdoms at the time--some on-target, some not--according to Peter Bart's book about his own years spent at the studio. Here are some of the highlights that emerged from Evans' very mout ... More >>
Ute Lemper musicalizes Bukowski
Reading, music, and PBR with Max G. Morton and friends
The photographer who changed the way we look at—and depict—ourselves.
Plus Leona Christie's 'Parts and Labor' at Redflagg
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesJune 25, 1964, Vol. IX, No. 36Mugging the White LiberalBy Jack NewfieldImagine three goldfish dropped into a fish tank filled with sharks. Or imagine Billy Budd mugged by the Emperor Jones.Then you might have some idea of the malevolent and paran ... More >>
Making bizarre look easy (and bizarre)
Talking magic and the morning after with a New York exile; The Brotherhood of Mutilation returns.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 24, 1962, Vol. VII, No. 31 Lenny Bruce in London
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 10, 1962, Vol. VII, No. 29 Village and Big Sur By J. R. Goddard Greenwich Village's fervent belief that you CAN beat City Hall is popping up in other parts of the nation these days. California's famed Big Sur colony -- analagous to the ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 6, 1961, Vol. VI, No. 24 The Village Square By John Wilcock [Henry Miller is] regarded by many as one of the great writers of his time. This attitude is not shared by the U.S. Customs Authorities, who have done their utmost to see tha ... More >>
The radical who left his will on film
Back for its third year, the ever-growing book fest aims for some international flair
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 23, 1958, Vol. III, No. 26 Beat Generation? The other day Kenneth Rexroth, in town for some jazz-poetry readings at a local bar, dropped by these offices for a chat. Urged to commit his remarks to paper, he said he would write The Voi ... More >>
Catch two art openings at the Kitchen
Brooklyn's self-proclaimed cheerleader will spend $8.1 million of your money this year. Photo illustration by Henry Deeb So the Brooklyn Cyclones are sponsoring a bobblehead promotion, that kicks off this weekend, called the "Legends of Brooklyn." Sounds good. And who are these legends that the Cy ... More >>
Fifty years after that triple trip of the tongue, Nabokov's nymphet is as mesmerizing as ever
Talking Henry Miller and ATMs at the 21st Annual Porn Awards
Give 'Em Hell, Harry!
PEN Forgets Legendary Publisher Barney Rosset
How to Win Friends and Influence People
The Rebirth of Dixon Place