chilliheadAs we mentioned in our morning link roundup, book retailer Borders is filing for bankruptcy and closing a third of its locations after posting losses of $680.6 million since 2007. Reuters reports that "the chain still faces questions about its longer-term survival in the face of com ... More >>
Richard Grayson, a Brooklyn writer and editor, has gone above and beyond angry or satirical tweets in response to Publishers Weekly's announcement that they would release version of Huckleberry Finn (and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer) without the word "nigger." He's released a whole new versio ... More >>
I've been rsvping up a storm so I can report to you on various theatrical stocking stuffers to fill your holiday minds with.
Here's what I saw:
*Three Pianos is a two-hour, intermissionless seriocomedy at NYTW, in which a trio of male musicians make like Victor Borge and deconstruct Schuber ... More >>
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Triple Self Portrait. All images courtesy the Eric Firestone Gallery.Street art has enjoyed a steady resurgence in rap over the last few years, with Kanye West and the Clipse jostling to let KAWS design their album and magazine covers, 50 Cent and Busta Rhymes appearing ... More >>
As a young reporter for the old New York Newsday, Dan Morrison was one of those who smoldered under a double yoke. Stories were crammed into tight tabloid inches. And even at that liberal daily, he had to hold much of his fire about what he saw and thought during the often comic-book reign of ... More >>
Over the last 40 years of his life, Mark Twain scribbled endless anecdotes left in the form of fat manuscript to eventually be published as his autobiography, with most penned by a stenographer in the four years prior to Twain's death. But in his will, he stipulated that they not be released ... More >>
We assume most citizens have gotten past the point where they feel the need to refer to Huckleberry Finn's companion as African-American Jim. But in politics there are no free speech safe zones, and prospective Kirsten Gillibrand opponent Carolyn Maloney has been chastised and forced to apologize fo ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesMarch 28, 1963, Vol. VIII, No. 23Dynamic Comic as Catalyst SchweikBy Sandra Schmidt"Mrs. Corey and I were wandering around Mycenae -- you know, in Greece -- and we didn't know anything about it, so finally she got me to go up to this other couple ... More >>
Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power.
Finger Plays For Little Folk
Author: Janet Jackson
Publisher: David C. Cook Publishing Company, Elgin, Ill ... More >>