Having worked out a lot of their racial anima on the Trayvon Martin case, rightbloggers have returned to their bombed-out bunkers to contemplate the future. Their latest big deal is "libertarian populism." The phrase seems oxymoronic, but the idea is to make conservatives and their agents in the GO ... More >>
Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul spoke at historically black Howard University last week, and it was a major event. No, he didn't seem to win any black votes for the GOP -- even his fans admit as much. But white people of the rightblogger variety were all over it, and that's what counts. Some ... More >>
The story of Tennessee music is a tale of two cities, really: Nashville and Memphis. But to count out Chattanooga is to ignore the origins of the Impressions, the long-running, socially conscious soul group that launched the careers of Jerry Butler and Curtis Mayfield. On the street corners of mid-t ... More >>
For a couple of days now, our excellent tipsters have been alerting us to this new song from Lisa Marie Presley. It's not that they're big Lisa Marie fans -- although this song really isn't bad, I must say. No, the reason Scientology Watchers are fascinated by Lisa Marie's new single, "You Ain't S ... More >>
Before he was writing novels about zombies, elevator inspectors and summers on Long Island, the man behind 2010's best literary twitter account worked on staff at the Voice, writing mostly about television but often about books and music as well. To coincided with the release of his new Zone ... More >>
Shout-out to all the Scorpios in the house. Pics by Ken Goodman.The question: "What's your favorite non-hip-hop pursuit?" Diddy's answer, after a meaningful, somewhat bewildered pause: "happiness."
Charles Ensley, who died last week at 69, was one of New York's great labor leaders, but it shouldn't shock us that the only way he made it onto the Times obit page today was via one of the paper's $52-per-line paid death notices.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives September 16, 1965, Vol. X, No. 48 'Man, 17 Funerals Are Just Too Many' By Jack Newfield "He would stride cool and smiling through Hell, philosophizing all the way." That's how Howard Zinn in "The New Abolitionists" described 24-year- ... More >>
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