Throughout the week, South Africans will gather to grieve en masse the loss of Nelson Mandela. A courageous statesman, Mandela began his political life as a young Soweto lawyer steering the resistance against apartheid, only to be imprisoned for twenty-seven years for his labors, later emerging to b ... More >>
The current production at BAM leaves a questionable aftertaste.
In November we started a new feature here on Fridays: the Voice has obtained hundreds of copies of L. Ron Hubbard's previously unpublished "Orders of the Day," which he gave to crew members as he sailed the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. Our documents cover the period from late 1968 through 1971, a ... More >>
Fugard's classic inaugurates a new theatrical meeting ground
It never seems to be a quiet week here in the underground bunker where we keep an eye on all things Scientology related. The cats had barely settled down from our brief trip to Texas when the bat signal on the Antipodean circuits went off, alerting us to an imminent bombshell. But let's not get ahe ... More >>
Mischa RichterGil Scott-Heron died on Friday. He was 62. You know why Gil never had much love for that ill-conceived Godfather of Rap tag. If you're already your own genre, you don't need the weak currency offered by another. If you're a one-off, why would you want to bask in the reflected gl ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. September 13, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 37 Phone Phreak Convention by Ron Rosenbaum One year ago the phone company had the phone phreaks on the run. On May 8, 1972, a team of FBI and phone company security men arrested John Draper, alias ... More >>
Encores! revives Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson's adaptation of Cry, the Beloved Country
Three photo shows at the Jewish Museum, the Studio Museum, and Yossi Milo Gallery
"It's hard work, politicizing your whole life," read the subhed of Matt Labash's article in the rightwing Weekly Standard. At last, we thought when we saw this, they're going to own up to it! We can stop writing this accursed column -- and, freed of their delusions, conservatives can begin to live ... More >>
SXSW 2009: the sound of a thousand Babydick jokes cracking. Full list, with arbitrarily bolded highlights, below.
Listeners, including this one, miss the fiery To the Point
A confederacy of dunces
Innovation reigns, from 36-CD retrospectives to the Hüsker Dü of free jazz
Giuliani's business contracts tie him to the man who let 9/11's mastermind escape the FBI
Max Roach, at 83, left us on August 16, but his liberating presence lives on in his music
Ex-councilman Noach Dear prepares to mount the bench
The Hit List
Thrillers! Satires! Westerns! Indies! Blockbusters! Sequels!
An American Pharmaceutical Giant Offers to Donate an AIDS Drug to South Africa
South Africa Organizes Against the High Price of AIDS Medicines
South Africas President May Become the First World Leader to Believe That HIV Is Not the Cause of AIDS
Building a Movement on the Ruins of Apartheid
The world is recognizing lesbian and gay relationships
How HIV Caught Fire in South Africa: Part Two
Part One: Sex And The Migrant Miner
Doctors regard AZT as an AIDS vaccine for babies. But South Africa says it's too expensive.