Subject:

Joe Flaherty

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Secretariat's Magic Makes Hardened Horse Players Weep

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 14, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 24 A horse for all seasons by Joe Flaherty A group of us, accompanied by the baggage of New York blase, gathered early at Penn Station Saturday for an odyssey to Belmont Park. The onus lay with the horse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    A Goy in Wonderland

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 25, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 21 A goy in wonderland By Joe Flaherty The lamentable thing about life is that it is devoid of fanfare. Man's odyssey more times than not is heralded by a kazoo rather than a trumpet. The spiritual milest ... 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

    February 8, 2011

    An Irishman Bemoans St. Patrick's Day

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 23, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 12 A terrible blather is born By Joe Flaherty This piece is dedicated to Frank McCourt who, with the wisdom of Solomon, spent the day lying on his bloody Irish are. Sweet suffering' Jesus, thank be it i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Asexuals Have Problems Too!

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 25, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 8 Asexuals have problems too By Harold Nederland I'm sick and tired of the constant whining going back and forth in your pages between heteros and homos. After all, these people have their sex to keep t ... More >>

  • News

    October 20, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Jimmy Breslin on Norman Mailer for Mayor: 'That bum is serious!'

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 24, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 28 The Mailer-Breslin Ticket: Vote the Rascals In by Joe Flaherty I approached the making of the Mailer, 1969, with dubious thoughts. Like many others I was invited to Mailer's home about three weeks ago t ... 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

    November 21, 2007

    Three Ways of Looking at Norman Mailer

    Mailer on Ali's knockout of George Foreman to regain the championship: "His opponent was attacking, and there were no ropes behind the opponent. What a dislocation: the axes of his existence were reversed! He was the man on the ropes! Then a big projectile exactly the size of a fist in a glove drove ... More >>

  • News

    November 13, 2007

    Why Mailer Matters

    Appreciating the rascal writer who started it all

  • Specials

    October 18, 2005
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