Much ink has been spilled on the fact that Republican vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan is a relative whippersnapperborn in 1970, the Wisconsin representative is 42 years old. Depending on who you're talking to, this makes him part of "generation x," or "the 13th generation," or "that demog ... More >>
This month, to celebrate the Internet's unbridled love for wallowing in nostalgia and even greater relishing of talking about why certain cultural artifacts are horrible, Sound of the City presents First Worsts, a series in which our writers remember the first time... they ever hated a song enough t ... More >>
Jimmy Castor was a smart aleck; a wise guy; a clean shit-talker with so much joie de vivre you had to laugh even when his truth-telling smacked you upside the head. So when he died this past Martin Luther King Jr. Day at 71 near his home outside of Las Vegas, far away from the streets of Harlem he o ... More >>
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January 9, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 13
Let's Get Up Off the Floor
by Pete Hamill
The pox that was 1968 is behind us, the bodies have finally gone cold, and the New year looms, virginal and gray. If 1969 is anything like its predecessor, we ... More >>
Was it our own Jonster who brought the term "trout pout" into our daily lexicon here?
If so, thanks, kid!
The very next night, a friend asked me at a bar if a guy he was flirting with was attractive, and I replied, "Sort of, except for the trout pout." That clinched it: No deal!
"Liver lip ... More >>