Re-electing Governor Andrew Cuomo is a vote for nuclear war, criminality and general disaster. That's roughly the message, anyway, behind Republican challenger Rob Astorino's newest ad, titled "Jail," a shot-for-shot remake of the infamous "Daisy" ad that Lyndon B. Johnson ran against his challenger ... More >>
There's nothing rightbloggers love better than playing the victim, and few things they hate more than civil rights legislation and homosexuals. So last month you might say they hit the trifecta. When a few businesses complained that gays were forcing them to take wedding pictures and bake wedding ... More >>
The most recent NYPD CompStat crime report shows 1,421 complaints of felonious assault in the City over 28 days. By the tabloid press' generous estimate, as many as 10 recent assaults may be attributed to something called "the knockout game," in which a black kid goes up to some random white person ... More >>
Ever vigilant for things to be outraged by, conservative internet precincts yesterday dropped the bombshell that there's gambling in Casablanca the word "nigger" is spoken in a Quentin Tarantino movie about American slavery. Since Drudge et al. haven't actually seen the movie, they just go with th ... More >>
The rapper's laid-back flow makes waves in the hip-hop world
Check out more photos from the show. Dr. John Brooklyn Academy of Music Thursday, April 5 Better than: Recounting the Ten Plagues at a seder. "Insides Out," Dr. John's three-week residency at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, presents fans seeking a single ticket with a dilemma. Last week's Louis ... More >>
As New York and the rest of the nation demand answers about Trayvon Martin's death, Councilmember Charles Barron delivered a message on the steps of City Hall this afternoon that was alternatively angry and somber. Barron, joined by Ramarley Graham's parents and the family of Jateik Reed, asked t ... More >>
In the two years since stumbling across viral MP3 stardom with "Combination Pizza Hut & Taco Bell," Brooklyn's Das Racist have evolved from insular meta-rap blogger obsession to some of our city's most electric assonance merchants. Their first official, hold-it-in-yr-paws physical release, Re ... More >>
Emmanuelle Phuon and Sally Silvers join the veteran NYC artist, Nikolai Hübbe talks about his company
Also-beloved friend-of-SOTC Ben Westhoff's new book, Dirty South: OutKast, Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy, and the Southern Rappers Who Reinvented Hip-Hop, will be available on May 1st from Chicago Review Press. This excerpt focuses on Southern pioneers Geto Boys and particularly beloved rapper Scarfa ... More >>
The veteran choreographer throws some punches at City Center
Graeme Taylor, a fourteen-year-old high school student, took the podium at a school board meeting in Michigan to speak out in favor of Jay McDowell, a teacher suspended after a heated exchange with two students over the Confederate flag and gay rights. After hearing Taylor's speech, which you can wa ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 26, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 9 Films in Focus by Andrew Sarris "PATTON" seems disquieting to many critics simply for sticking to its subject without any undue second-guessing. A right-wing movie might have chuckled over the Allied d ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 6, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 17 The siege at WBAI by Nat Hentoff "There is no doubt, certainly, that life in the United States remains freer than in the Soviet Union," Edgar Friedenberg writes in the February Atlantic Monthly. "What ... More >>
Robert Eringer says he was His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco's intelligence chief. He further claims that he conducted for the Prince sensitive investigation of VIPs, including Vladimir Putin and a woman who says the Prince kidnapped and raped her on his yacht, per Eringer's fili ... More >>
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