Better Than: Watching the corny parts of the "Watch the Throne" tour. Hip-hop has always flirted with spirituality. The S.p.o.o.k.s. and Wu-Tang embraced a Buddhist vision; M.C. Hammer, God's Property, and P.M. Dawn charted with Christian themes; and the 5% Nation attracted many gifted creators of ... More >>
Far from it. An imminent biography of Oscar winner Michael Douglas, written by Marc Eliot, reminds us that The Bodyguard had a long and checkered history before it finally came to the screen in the '90s. As Eliot writes:
After a screening of Alex Gibney's Magic Trip (above) the other night, Gibney talked about the Oscar he won for 2007's Taxi To The Dark Side, a searing look at prison abuse in the war on terror. Revealed Gibney, "The Oscar is in the downstairs bathroom. This way, anyone who goes in there can ... More >>
Have a picnic with Jack Nicholson
Superheroes, sequels, and TWO Conans! Summer has arrived.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 6, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 18 Remember the Fillmore? By Lucian K. Truscott IV Out on the street, a group of black-clad, tough-looking longhairs who called themselves the Up Against the Wall Motherfuckers were distributing a handbill. I ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 19, 1968, Vol. XIV, No. 10 The Hog Farm Commune: A Geodesic Christmas by Joe Pilati The 365-day expanse the Yippies have already designated "Year of the Pig" is almost upon us. It will be a time of bemoaning Richard the Chicke ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 12, 1968, Vol. XIV, No. 9 Remarks on Leary's Politics of Ecstasy by Allen Ginsberg By the late '40s of this memory Century the people I knew best and loved the most had already broken through the crust of old Reason & were dow ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 27, 1966, Vol. XII, No. 2 Kesey Reappears, Is Jailed in California Ken Kesey has been busted. The elusive novelist, who returned from exile in Mexico two weeks ago to remain in the U.S. "as a fugitive and as salt in the woun ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 23, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 36 Scenes By Howard Smith One of the primary satisfactions of using drugs is the element of ritual -- rolling, tying up, snorting. All contain sexual sublimations that could, and maybe do, make a religion. ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 12, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 30 The Voice Will Be 15c Increased production cost and the expansion in the size of the paper have made it necessary for The Voice to raise the price of newsstand copies by five cents. Next week The Voice w ... More >>
The photographer who changed the way we look at—and depict—ourselves.
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Following the paper trail from downtown zines to the digital revolution
Legendary Comic-Book Artists Alex Ross and Neal Adams Declare Their Patriot Acts