John F. Kennedy

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2013

    How the Voice Reported JFK's Assassination 50 Years Ago

    John F. Kennedy was shot at 2 p.m. on a Friday. The Village Voice came out on a Thursday in those days, which meant the staff had close to a week to gather their thoughts about the assassination of the president, and the subsequent assassination of his alleged assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald.

  • Voice Choices

    November 20, 2013

    Looking Back

    A photo show remembers JFK

  • Voice Choices

    November 20, 2013


    A photo show remembers JFK

  • Film

    October 30, 2013
  • Film

    October 2, 2013
  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    Satirizing Presidential Politics Is Nothing New

    It existed way before The Daily Show and even before Saturday Night Live! In fact, a 1962 comedy album starring comedian/impersonator Vaughn Meader was a cultural phenomenon and ended up winning the Grammy for Album of the Year. And 50 years later, it's back and bigger than ever. Bob Booker, who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    Vice President Biden, You're No Lloyd Bentsen

    It was right there. Paul Ryan teed one up for Joe Biden, basically saying "make me look as dopey as Dan Quayle -- I'm 'no Jack Kennedy.' Say it -- I dare you." And the vice president took the pitch.Lloyd Bentsen would be spinning in his grave.During tonight's debate, Ryan did the unthinkable: he mad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    The Secret to Eternal Youth! Now Available on the Cruise Ship Freewinds!

    Scientology watchers, we have a treat for you this morning. This video has been making the rounds the last couple of days, and we can see why it's generating so much interest. Mike Napier, the captain of Scientology's private cruise ship, the Freewinds, stars in this film and tells us about the bene ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    The Kennedy Curse Strikes Again With New Death

    Many of the Kennedy family and their spouses have long been walking car crashes, as doomed as cast members from Saturday Night Live. All those good looks and great connections obviously come with a price. Just yesterday, Mary Richardson Kennedy--RFK Jr.'s troubled estranged wife--was found dead at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Donut Pub Vs. Landbrot: Battle of the Jelly Donuts

    On the left, slightly the more diminutive, the plain jelly donut from the sainted Donut Pub on 14th Street. On the right, the Berliner from Landbrot on Seventh Avenue. There's an upstart jelly donut in town. It's called the Berliner, and it recently appeared at Landbrot a new German bakery in town ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Ask What Rick Santorum Will Do to Your Country

    In 1960, during his Democratic campaign against Richard Nixon, John F. Kennedy made his views on the First Amendment's establishment clause known to a group of Texas ministers by saying he supported an "America where the separation between church and state are absolute." That tidbit of jurisprudence ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Rick Santorum Thinks The Separation of Church and State Is Nauseating

    ​Rick Santorum wants religion to play a bigger role in U.S. politics and the total separation of church and state makes him want to hurl. On the campaign trail today, Santorum emphasized his feelings about secularism -- that he finds it barf-worthy, according to The Associated Press (via Was ... More >>

  • Art

    November 2, 2011

    The Someday Funnies: Comics Interruptus

    Michel Choquette's treasure trove of '60s cartooning finally hits print

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2011

    New Book Alleges JFK Really Didn't Want LBJ to be President

    via Wikipedia​According to a new book of interviews with Jacqueline Kennedy, the former First Lady said that her husband openly doubted Lyndon Johnson's ability to be president. The interviews, which were conducted by historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. in the year following JFK's assassination, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Women's Lib The Big Loser in King-Riggs Match, Says...a Guy

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. September 27, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 39 You've come a long way, Bobby by Joe Flaherty Not since the ghastly revelation that Bella Abzug employs a housekeeper has the women's movement suffered such a dark day as September 20, the date of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Five Dead and Gone Classic Brooklyn Restaurants

    pbase.comAt one time, Lundy's was the world's largest restaurant, seating 2,800 hungry souls.​ Shed a tear for Brooklyn's great restaurants of the past. They once defined life in the borough, making it unnecessary to toddle to Manhattan for a lively and memorable night out, and they died as t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Dietrich's Legendary Schtup With JFK: I Have The Dirty Details

    ​Let's time travel to the 1960s, when sex was just as wonderfully dirty, but much more shameful about it. As you know, President John F. Kennedy slept with everything that wasn't nailed down, but one of his more glorious conquests was screen legend Marlene Dietrich, whom he romanced after inv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    TSA Agents Steal $40K From JFK Passenger's Bag; Anyone Missing $40K?

    ​Two TSA agents were arrested today at JFK for stealing $40,000 from a passenger's bag. The New York Times reports Coumar Persad and Davon Webb "took the cash from a passenger's piece of luggage that had contained a total of $170,000 in cash." Is it just us, or does $170,000 seem like somethin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Surprise! New York Area Airports Still Suck

    ​In a groundbreaking new report [pdf], the U.S. Department of Transportation's Inspector General has discovered that flight delays at John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia, and Newark Airports remain terrible and make New Yorkers -- and, indirectly, people throughout the rest of the country (yes, we're t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    Richard M. Nixon, Cinephile

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 20, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 34 Film in Focus By Andrew Sarris President Richard M. Nixon may not be quite the cinephile his recent press notices would seem to suggest. Or so we are led to believe by a recent Variety follow-up to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Our Alien Moon Base, Gerald Ford's Pedophilia, and 20 other unlikely claims from The Untold History of America

    ​Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. The Untold History of America: 1492 - 1963 Author: Ray Bilger Date: 1996 Publisher ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Pete Hamill's Eyewitness Account of Robert Kennedy's Assassination

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 13, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 35 Two Minutes to Midnight: The Very Last Hurrah by Pete Hamill LOS ANGELES -- It was, of course, two minutes to midnight an the Embassy Room of the Ambassador Hotel was rowdy with triumph. Red and blue ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    10 Offensive Things to Dress As Before You Reach For That Tired Nazi Garb

    ​Oh, Jesse James. We at the Voice are so over people dressing like Nazis. Here's a tip, JJ: If Prince Harry apologized for it in 2005, it's a trend that's jumped the shark. (Personally, I thought it was over in 1945, but then I've never been into the military look ... Grey-green? Not my color. ... More >>

  • Columns

    December 29, 2009

    Robert Morgenthau Goes Out on a Roll

    After five decades, the D.A. who did it his way packs up

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    Celebrity Death Doctors: Michael Jackson's Personal Physician Dr. Conrad Murray and Seven Other Notorious Real-Life Procurers

    Dr. Conrad Murray​Just ten days before Michael Jackson's death, Dr. Conrad Murray sent a letter to patients in his clinics in Houston and Las Vegas, telling them he was leaving his practices to serve as personal physician for Michael Jackson on his 50-date This Is It London run, calling it "a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    Edward M. Kennedy, 1932-2009

    ​Last night Edward Kennedy, who had been suffering from brain cancer, succumbed at his home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. His life story is so well known as to hardly bear repeating: younger brother of President John F. Kennedy and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, Presidential contender, Senator ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Clip Job: Schlesinger Vs. Vidal

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesOctober 15, 1964, Vol. IX, No. 52Schlesinger vs. VidalBy Mary Perot NicholsArthur Schlesinger, Jr., liberal historian-cum-political pamphleteer, touched base at the Village Independent Democrats last week. And like his mission in behalf of Jac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    Clip Job: Bobby in the Village

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesOctober 8, 1964, Vol. IX, No. 51Bobby in the Village: 'Mommy, He Touched Me'By Jack NewfieldRobert F. Kennedy evoked Beatlemania, laughter, and tears during a tour of Greenwich Village Friday night. The Democratic-Liberal Senate candidate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Clip Job: JFK, 1917-1963

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesNovember 28, 1963, Vol. IX, No. 6JFK, 1917-1963By Suzanne KiplingerAll of us will remember where we were at 2 o'clock Friday for the rest of our lives. There is a sense in which it was not so much a public event as something which happened to eac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    "Zodiac Killer Daughter" Also Said She Was JFK's Kid

    Our colleague at True Crime Report informs us that the woman who has been claiming her father was the famous Zodiac Killer -- a story TCR has debunked here -- has also claimed to be the daughter of John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States. TCR has this lunatic claim sourced and on re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    The Bourgeois Mothers' Underground!

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 25, 1962, Vol. VII, No. 14 The Bourgeois Mothers' Underground Beatniks and bar flies are the complete population of Greenwich Village in the popular image. No one writes and no one reads about the solid citizens who raise children, b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009

    Norman Mailer's Poem to JFK

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 23, 1961, Vol. VII, No. 5 Open Poem to John Fitzgerald Kennedy By Norman Mailer fallout is the hormone of the small town mind a fallout shelter is sex

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008

    Caroline Does Interviews, Is Praised for Non-Sequential Resume

    There was plenty of Caroline Kennedy to go around this weekend and this morning. "Caroline Kennedy shares misty memories of Camelot," said a Daily News article with pictures of JFK, JFK Jr. and Jackie O. The Times interviewed Kennedy, called her (in a painstakingly balanced headlined) "Forceful but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    Norman Mailer's Open Letter to JFK

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 27, 1961, Vol. VI, No. 27 An Open Letter to JFK By Norman Mailer Dear Jack: Back in a certain nice Summer before a long Fall, I wrote an essay for one of our large garish national magazines about the Democratic Convention, the city o ... More >>

  • Film

    September 17, 2008

    Battle in Seattle and Virtual JFK Ask Are We, or He, the People?

    Two movies ask: Do the masses or the man make the difference in history?

  • News

    January 8, 2008

    Obama Conjures the Kennedys in Jersey City

    Three points short in New Hampshire, Barack is still coming strong

  • Film

    November 20, 2007
  • News

    August 21, 2007

    Obama Time

    An admitted 'hope-monger' brings down the house in Brooklyn

  • Theater

    September 5, 2006

    Dear Mister President

    Five would-be assassins (and Khrushchev) in search of a narrative

  • NYC Life

    March 7, 2006
  • NYC Life

    January 10, 2006
  • News

    June 15, 2004

    Campaign Trailers

    Recounting election-year movies that attempted to swing the vote

  • News

    February 17, 2004


    Is poetic license enough of a reason to explore the empty frontier of outer space?

  • Film

    September 9, 2003
  • News

    August 26, 2003

    Lights, Camera, Exploitation

    That’s Our Bush! The President’s Re-Election Campaign Kicks Off With a Shameless 9-11 Docudrama

  • News

    July 23, 2002

    Laundering the 'Truth'

    'The Nation' Defuses a French Bombshell

  • Dining

    June 19, 2001
  • News

    October 24, 2000

    The Absent Alpha

    In a Race Between Two Filial Men, Women Will Decide Who Is the Beloved Son

  • News

    July 27, 1999

    Eyes Wide Shut

    Rating Death's Value in the Age of Celebrity Hype

  • News

    December 29, 1998

    Saving Private Clinton

    As the casualties mount, our Commander-in-Chief soldiers on

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