This week the new entries in the Hot 100 attain a near-perfect balance: Two good to great records (Passion Pit and Jerrod Niemann), two terrible ones (Karmin and Macklemore), and a bunch of mediocre stuff in the middle. Over the course of a year, the quality of the Hot 100 usually settles into a nor ... More >>
Last night, Lupe Fiasco took a break from attempting to set the record for uses of the word "bitch" on an MTV station to preview tracks from his upcoming album to a small bunch of journalist types. That album, Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Part One, is due out on September 25; SOTC w ... More >>
Today, amid the roiling Occupy Wall Street protests, we bumped into Andre Gregory, who wrote and acted in the iconic 1981 film, "My Dinner With Andre."
Standing on the sidewalk outside Trinity Church on Broadway, Gregory, now 77 and looking very fit, said he decided to attend the protest because he ... More >>
Microcosm PublishingZinn FoerMilkshakes meet mind control, acid dropping, and American hegemony in Michael Hoerger and Mia Partlow's new book, Edible Secrets: A Food Tour of Classified U.S. History, which makes the case that food and government conspiracy go hand in hand.
Hundreds of speechwriters and their respective presidents have graced the White House generation after generation, looking to leave their indelible mark on history with a quote capturing the moment for ages to come. Joe Biden, the 47th American Vice President, has finally left his mark.
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 >>
Electric Six/Living Things
Tuesday May 5
Love these guys. Love and indifference are your only real options. "We're back at the Bowery Ballroom after attempting to go to a larger venue," announces thunderous frontman Dick Valentine. "It didn't work out. Now we'll stay here for the ... More >>
Amid the piles upon piles of DC and Marvel fare -- and between the dozens of unoriginal clowns dressed as Heath Ledger's Joker, licking their imaginary lip-scars as you walked by -- one could find a bit of interesting, off-the-beaten-path literary programming at the New York Comic Con, which invad ... More >>
As we get closer to the actual transition, rightbloggers are shifting gears. They're losing interest in the remaining pre-inaugural Obama business. We probably won't see anything like the Hillary Clinton Constitutional crisis again. Leon Panetta's CIA appointment drew some criticism on the grounds ... More >>