On the front lines of the new Cold War
Willard "Ross" Lanham, 58, learned yesterday that embezzling millions of dollars in funds meant to bring Internet access to kids is not only a despicable thing to do, but it will also earn you more than three years in prison. A Manhattan federal court judge sentenced Lanham to 37 months in jail fo ... More >>
One of today's Olympians is a first timer and the other is hoping that a third return will bring Olympic gold. Both have shown incredible promise from early on in their athletic careers, dominating the volleyball and cycling scenes as a senior in high school and a freshman in college. Name: Todd We ... More >>
Very few things have remained the same since 1984. The highest grossing movie that year was Beverly Hills Cop; now, we have The Hunger Games. Michael Jackson's Thriller ruled the airwaves; 28 years later, Adele's 21 hasn't budged from Billboard's top spot. And who had heard of the Internet yet ... More >>
Mayor Mike Bloomberg, surrounded by around 30 officials -- electeds, reps from his administration, university partners, and more -- announced yesterday that New York City would be partnering with New York University to create an applied sciences center in downtown Brooklyn. It was such an importan ... More >>
One of the more sinister figures in the Wall Street scandals, disgraced hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam, was sentenced in Manhattan federal court to 11 years in prison today. He was also fined $63 million. Prosecutors described his trail of fraud and deception as the largest hedge fund ins ... More >>
Gays get the freedom to marry—and for some, the freedom not to
Now's Your Chance -- Kill It, Trebek!Last night, a computer beat two Jeopardy champions at their own game. Watson, the computer, is an IBM project designed to understand the nuances of human language, from playful puns to double entendres. Here's some nuanced language for it to understand: We ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 30, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 31 Rip-offs and revival By Don Heckman Summer rock festivals. Hippie capitalists. Rip-offs. Exploitation of the "rock community." Not exactly the kind of year anyone expected after the good vibes of Woodstoc ... More >>
Harold Ford Jr., the African-American Wall Street exec who likes to come across as the hottest cat from Memphis since Elvis, apparently really does want to snatch that U.S. senate seat away from Kirsten Gillibrand. And there's a fat slice of the permanent government that's ready and eager to ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 14, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 26 America in Vietnam: From Here to Nowhere By Michael Harrington As I write, the news is filled with reports on Buddhist demonstrations in Vietnam. Indeed, events are moving so fast that, by the time thi ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. September 30, 1965, Vol. X, No. 50 New York's Newspapers: Case of a Cloudy Future By Susan Brownmiller In a ground floor meeting hall of a small building on West 44th Street, striking elevator operators, stenographers, adding machine ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesJuly 16, 1964, Vol. IX, No. 39How Many 4-Letter Words Can a Prosecutor Use?By Stephanie Gervis HarringtonSitting in on Lenny Bruce's current New York "obscenity" trial, one gets the feeling of being present at an historical event -- the birth of ... More >>
An agitprop video from the Israeli government. See the Forward's "YouTube Yanks Israeli Army Videos." Who would have guessed that, with the end of the disastrous Bush regime in sight, we would have been so gloomy on New Year's Eve 2008? You'd think this would be a time of celebration, or at lea ... More >>
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