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Jack Newfield

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    John Lindsay Lame Ducks Himself

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 15, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 11 John Lindsay: Goodbye to all that by Clark Whelton It had been raining through the early spring afternoon, but 30 minutes before John Lindsay was due to land in Milwaukee the weather turned around and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Jack Newfield: There Is No "New Journalism"

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 18, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 20 Of honest men & good writers By Jack Newfield After participating in several panel discussions, attending (More)'s counter-convention, reading books and articles by Tom Wolfe and Mike Arlen, and being i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Wayne Barrett: Time for Something New

    ​Ed Koch and I were inaugurated on the same day in 1978. He became mayor and I became his weekly tormentor. I had written a few pieces for the Voice before I took over the Runnin' Scared column that January, going back as far as 1973. But I was now inheriting a column that Mary Nichols, th ... More >>

  • News

    November 24, 2010
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    July 15, 2010

    Jack Newfield and Robert Kennedy: A Lunch that Launched a Memoir

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 5, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 34 Memoir of a Hero Who Died at Five by Clark Whelton In February of 1966, Jack Newfield appeared on a tv talk show to discuss his recently published book "A Prophetic Minority." During the course of the pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Norman Mailer and Jimmy Breslin Thinking About this Mayor Thing

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 3, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 25 Norman Mailer For Mayor? The tenth entrant in the Democratic mayoral scramble may be Norman Mailer. If Mailer opts in, his running mate for City Council President will be Jimmy Breslin, the combative ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Pete Hamill on the Death of Newsweek The Saturday Evening Post

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 16, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 14 More Irrelevant Than Irreverent by Pete Hamill The tv cameras had departed, the reporters were gone, and in the fourth-floor offices of the Saturday Evening Post at 541 Lexington Avenue, there wasn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    Barrett: Harlem's Gang of Four Handicaps the Governor's Race on NY1

    If you're a New York political junkie, the best entertainment of the holiday season was the sitdown Michael Scotto had last week on NY1 with the remaining members of Harlem's Gang of Four, David Dinkins, Basil Paterson and Congressman Charlie Rangel. They went on the show to laud gang leader and b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    Clip Job: The Apocryphal Teeny Bopper

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 14, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 39 The Apocryphal Teeny Bopper By Howard Smith and Jack Newfield A 13-year-old blonde-on-blonde named Cher Zimmerman, dressed in flowered bell-bottomed pants and a fur vest over her knish-size breasts, com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    ​The late Jack Newfield, bless him, used to do a Voice "Honor Roll" every year at this time of New Yorkers who actually do good things for other people. Tom Robbins happily takes up the task in this issue. What happens to those NBA first-round draft picks who don't become superstars, or even ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    Clip Job: Stokely Carmichael and the Martyr Jonathan Daniels

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    The Ghosts of Teddy Kennedy

    ​You half-expected the Post this morning to have re- plated its front page with one of its many Page Six cartoons, the ones depicting a paunchy Teddy Kennedy, wearing heart-bedecked boxer shorts and chasing a perky blonde around the bedroom. Rupert Murdoch never forgave Kennedy for having ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    Clip Job: Jack Newfield's Mugging!

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesJuly 9, 1964, Vol. IX, No. 38The Town Hall 'Mugging'By Nat HentoffI had been anxious to find out what had happened at Town Hall on June 15 when "The Black Revolution and the White Backlash" was discussed by Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Lorraine Hansber ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    Former Mayor Ed Koch Hospitalized

    Look through the Voice's back issues (and Wayne Barrett's and Jack Newfield's City for Sale) and you will see our authors have not been kind to Ed Koch's mayoralty. But we are not complete monsters, and wish him well on his recent hospitalization. Koch, who rose from Village Independent Democrats me ... More >>

  • Books

    May 13, 2009
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    January 22, 2009

    Jockbeat: José Torres, Friend to the Voice

    Author, boxing official, champion prize fighter, and friend to the Voice José Torres died of a heart attack on Monday, January 19, in Ponce, Puerto Rico. RIchard Goldstein has a lengthy obit at the Times. Torres's Sting like A Bee: The Muhammad Ali Story, published in 1971 with a preface by Norman ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 7, 2009

    Nat Hentoff's Last Column: The 50-Year Veteran Says Goodbye

    I used to say, 'I've been at the Voice since the Civil War.' But now I'm off to other combats.

  • Columns

    November 26, 2008
  • Blogs

    November 3, 2008

    Bartle's Bull: Old Voice Guy Goes McCain

    With more and more names added to the stunning list of prominent Republicans who have shunned John McCain and endorsed Barack Obama -- the most notable, of course, being former Secretary of State Colin Powell -- you knew there just had to be at least one Democrat out there crossing lines in the oppo ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 29, 2008

    Bloomberg's Term-Limits Coup: Heroes, Villains, and Wimps

    Brutal brawling in the first throwdown of the 2009 elections

  • Columns

    October 15, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 4, 2008

    TABLOIDED: Hill and Obama's Last Dance?

    The end, it would seem, is drawing near for the Hillary versus Obama storyline, and so we have both New York City tabs giving the narrative its proper last hurrah. The Post goes to its trusty Photoshop department and gussies up the candidates like a pair of high plains drifters for its cover. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2007
  • News

    February 27, 2007

    Obama: Who Is He Now?

    In Chicago and the Illinois State Legislature, Barack Obama made a difference—he did not just 'hope'

  • News

    January 9, 2007

    The Sales of Justice

    In the dark corridors of Brooklyn politics, a State Supreme Court judgeship sells for $50,000 stuffed in an envelope, and $6,000 in postage stamps

  • News

    January 9, 2007

    How He Got That Story

    Over two years and with the help of his late friend and colleague Jack Newfield, Wayne Barrett never stopped digging for the dirt.

  • NYC Life

    June 27, 2006

    The 10 Worst Landlords

    Scraped from the bottom of the barrel, tales of living hell

  • News

    May 9, 2006

    Fire Storms

    An inferno in Greenpoint highlights a drop in the number of fire investigators

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2006

    An Anniversary: The Manes Scandals

    Today marks an important New York anniversary, although not one to be commemorated by any official proceeding. Twenty years ago this morning, one of the city's most powerful politicians, a chunky man named Donald Manes who doubled as both Queens Democratic Party leader and borough president, was pu ... More >>

  • Specials

    November 22, 2005
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    October 18, 2005

    Tales of the City

    The 'Voice' bags the bad guys

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    October 18, 2005
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    October 18, 2005
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    October 18, 2005
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    October 18, 2005
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    October 18, 2005
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    October 18, 2005

    In Praise of Personal Journalism

    Throwing off the shackles of the conventional press

  • News

    December 21, 2004
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    July 22, 2003

    Spoils System

    How a Hefty Fee for an Ex-Governor Went Unnoticed

  • News

    January 22, 2002

    Slinging Rehash

    'Ali': Imitation of a Life

  • News

    July 3, 2001

    Jesse Jackson: The Desperate Hours

    Inside the Civil Rights Power Struggle

  • News

    May 15, 2001

    Enter Carl W. Thomas

    How Abner Louima's Former Attorney Can Make or Break A Black-Latino Coalition

  • News

    December 19, 2000

    Ralph Nader Lashes Back

    ‘The New York Times,’ Todd Gitlin, Katha Pollitt, Gloria Steinem, Jack Newfield—Frightened Liberals All

  • News

    November 14, 2000

    The Patriot

    Ralph Nader Keeps Democracy Alive

  • News

    August 3, 1999

    The Devil To Pay?

    Club Kids Cry Rape; Moral Panic Ensues

  • News

    August 3, 1999
  • News

    March 9, 1999

    Gatien-Gate

    The politics of dancing: what's behind the campaign to close the Limelight

  • News

    February 9, 1999

    Death of a Disco Dancer

    New details about Tunnel drug overdose allegation

  • News

    January 26, 1999

    Sprewell In Black and White

    Did Someone Say Double Standard?

  • News

    August 11, 1998
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