Celebrating two american legends
The hippie era: not as free as we thought
via Heritage AuctionsWe may finally have the answer to the eternal question posed by struggling algebra students everywhere: "When will I use this in real life?" The above image is from Heritage Auctions, and what appears to be a scribbled-in math quiz is actually the work of Apollo 13 Missio ... More >>
Paulette CooperLast week, at a ceremony in Beverly Hills, the Simon Wiesenthal Center gave Tom Cruise its annual Humanitarian Award. As we pointed out earlier, this did not go down well with people who wondered why such a famous pro-justice organization would give an award to a man almost syn ... More >>
Buckles' U.S. Army enlistment photo in 1917.110-year-old Frank Buckles, who was the last surviving American veteran of World War I, has died of natural causes at his home in Charles Town, West Virginia. He'd been 16 at the time of enlistment, lying about his age in order to serve in 1917. He ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 4, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 9 The good lieutenant Calley By Lucian K. Truscott IV FORT BENNING, Georgia -- Lieutenant William L. Calley, Jr., was about to finish a nervous, demanding nine hours on the witness stand. Except for a relat ... More >>
When America watched its sweetheart Sandra Bullock get humiliated by her philandering husband Jesse James, the salaciousness was compounded by the fact that not only was the man sleeping with a porn star, but he was sleeping with a porn star who liked to dress up like to dress up like a Nazi. ... More >>
Navigating the trenches with Kubrick
The German artist captured his country like no one else
Traditional Chinese folkloric travels to Carnegie Hall
And coming of age in A Boy and His Soul
Rightbloggers talked a lot over the past eight years about Bush Derangement Syndrome, liberal sufferers of which thought Bush engaged in a totalitarian overthrow of our liberties. One of the symptoms was calling the President a fascist. "A strong word to fling about," warned The Anchoress, who not ... More >>
Tzara ain't so bizarra, says NPR essayist
Art and China's Revolution
It's opium-smoking headhunters to the rescue!
Letters sees WWII from Japanese POV, as Eastwood continues to chip away at the hero myth
Moving beyond its current Picasso exhibit, a new vision for the Whitney
At the 440 B.C. Olympic Games, a hot young author made the sceneHerodotus!
On the Pastand Presentof Military Psychiatry
Will 'Shock and Awe' Create Another Dresden?
Friendship + Rivalry = Great Radical Art
Disney and the U.S. Military Whitewash Pearl Harbor and Woo Patriots