It's deadline day for the Metropolitan Opera. The musicians' contract with the opera company is scheduled to run out at midnight on Thursday, and general manager Peter Gelb has threatened to suspend pay or benefits if a contract is not reached in time.
From the med schools in Grenada to the deserts of Iraq, once upon a time conservatives were eager to invade foreign countries. But as you may have noticed, in recent years they've affected a more dovish approach to foreign policy; claiming to be repulsed by the reckless foreign adventurism of the O ... More >>
For a minute in late summer, it looked like New York's beleaguered Pacifica Radio station WBAI was getting a new lease on life. The station moved into a new office in Brooklyn, and a newly-installed interim program director, Andrew Philips, was retooling the lineup. It didn't last long. Philips re ... More >>
Richard Nelson says farewell to the Apples with Regular Singing
For several years, we've been reporting about a crisis in Scientology as key members of the church -- including some of its highest-ranking former executives -- have left the organization and spoken out about its abuses. One by one, longtime, loyal Scientologists have announced that they are fed up ... More >>
kunstgymszbadde.comWatercolor of Hofbräuhaus around 1919 by fledgling Munich art student Adolf Hitler. He would soon be using the beer hall to stage Nazi rallies. When I was an elementary school student in Minneapolis, German was a required subject. It was a German part of the country, t ... More >>
"I get more and more afraid that a Soul Coughing reunion is going to be forced upon me at knifepoint. I don't need money that bad. I swear to God." Mike Doughty's got some staying power. The singer-songwriter first hit the radar with Soul Coughing, that mid-'90s indie-band-with-stand-up-bass resp ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 28, 1965, Vol. XI, No. 2 Norman Mailer on Lindsay & the City I was talking to a woman at a party the other night, and she said Abe Beame was an old machine politician and so she was going to vote for him because he would know ... More >>
Much wood in B'way's Desire Under the Elms revival.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 20, 1962, Vol. VIII, No. 9 An Open Letter to JFK From Norman Mailer Dear Mr. President: For a few days I thought I might be going to the conference you will have in Nassau with Prime Minister Macmillan on December 19 and December 2 ... More >>
Mobsters do the mambo
We love here at Tabloided when both tabs have the same stories on the front page. Watching how the News and the Post play the same story—in this case, Sen. Ted Kennedy's and the Kennedy clan's endorsement of Barack Obama—provides an excellent window into the philosophical differences that anima ... More >>
On their honor, it's politics as usual in Brooklyn
Long plagued by Johnny Friendlys, dockworkers fight to take back a mob-infested union
The art of staging a poet's life and loss is hard to master
Clinton Does the Democratic Primaries
Not Qualified, Not Truthful, Not Wise
John Roberts has an understated personality, but his record will be all torpedo.
Gramps made nice with some not very nice people in the '30s
The question is not what went wrong, but what didn't.
Constitutional Amendments: The Winners And Losers
Not Qualified, Not Truthful, Not Wise
From HBO to Off-Broadway: Tony Kushner's Epic Theater of Identity
Boxing George Bush Into a Corner in 2004
That's Saddam We're Talking About
Oscar Declares War on the War
His 1963 March on Washington 'Woke Up America'
Greens and the Working Families Party Try to Make Progressive Votes Count
Ray Harding's Strategy for Liberal Party Survival
Mike Bloombergs the New Mayor. Happy or Horrified?
The Changed Lives of Arabs in the U.S.And What a Declaration of War Would Really Mean
Cops in Schools Teach a Generation to Live in Jail
Alone on the Floor of the House
The Shocking Secret History of Harold Giuliani, the Mayors Ex-Convict Dad
Benjamin Treuhaft Floats Pianos to Cuba
Aestheticism in the Wake of Catechism is No Heresy
Paul Wellstone Struts His Presidential Stuff on New York's Stage and Receives Mixed Reviews