Jack Paar

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2014

    Ten Reasons Juggalos Are Better Than You

    Life sucks. There is a multitude of reasons why, and no one has come to terms with this inescapable truth better than juggalos. Zen masters of nihilism and partying, they have become unquestionable experts at finding creative ways to cope with the unrelenting pain of reality.

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    Conan O'Brien Won't Move; Change of Career Imminent?

    In an alternately funny and maudlin statement, Conan O'Brien announces he will not accept the pushed-back time slot into which NBC wants to shove him to accommodate the new 11 p.m. Jay Leno show. "I currently have no other offer and honestly have no idea what happens next," says O'Brien, but desp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    Clip Job: The Triumph of the Nebbish

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. September 15, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 48 The Dodgers: Triumph Of the Nebbish By Stan Fischler The Los Angeles Dodgers are Herbie Flam and don't even know it. Perhaps it's better that way. Herbie Flam, like the Dodgers, was born in Brook ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    It's Already 1962, and TV Still Sucks

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 4, 1962, Vol. VII, No. 11 After Paar, What? By Richard Sharp In the beginning some of us saw great possibilities for television. Think what miracles of communication might be accomplished, we argued, with millions of separate audien ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008
  • Blogs

    April 11, 2008

    Steve Allen on Jack O'Brian

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 19, 1958, Vol. III, No. 21 Jack O'Brian and the Art of Criticism [In the Village Voice for March 5, columnist Nat Hentoff praised the Journal-American's Jack O'Brian as one of the few good television critics in New York City. A contrar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2008

    Jack Kerouac Live at the Vanguard

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 25, 1957, Vol. III, No. 9 Jack Kerouac: Off the Road, Into the Vanguard By Howard Smith Out front the J.J. Johnson Quartet heats up the buzzing, jammed-in, packed house to a supercharged, pregnant pitch. In a back alcove, near t ... More >>

  • News

    January 1, 2008

    Nat Hentoff's Greatest Hits

    Excerpts from his first 50 years at the Voice