Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from thrift stores, estate sales, and flea markets. Woman's Day magazine Date: January, 1964 Publisher: Fawcett Publications Discovered at: Vermont Antique Mall, Queechee, Vermont The Cover Promises: The only thi ... More >>
Steve Cuiffo takes it back to Carnegie Hall
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 10, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 23 The hunting of Lenny Bruce By Nat Hentoff During the first half of the play, "Lenny," I was thinking primarily of how well Lenny's material stands up. Even when someone else is doing it -- five years aft ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 22, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 19 Scenes by Howard Smith NEW YORK's golden ears came out ringing from the Saturday evening performances of Janis Joplin at the Anderson Theatre on Second Avenue. The two shows were the East Coast prem ... More >>
Couldn't we all use a little good news right about now? Here ya go: the National Archives has just gone on Flickr. Not the whole thing -- they're just getting started, but they already have over 3,000 images up there. Ansel Adams, Lenny Bruce, Harry Truman and a turkey, Pat Nixon and Big Bird, our ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives April 1, 1965, Vol. X, No. 24 Bruce Injured While giving an imitation of "Superjew," Lenny Bruce fell 40 feet out of a San Francisco hotel window Monday. The 38-year-old comedian broke his arm and suffered possible back injuries. After ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesNovember 26, 1964, Vol. X, No. 6The Bruce Conviction: A View from the CouchBy John TarburtonAn interesting article in the New York Times of November 5 recounts the conviction of Lenny Bruce on the previous day for giving "obscene performances" ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesNovember 12, 1964, Vol. X, No. 4Court Says No to Bruce, He Must See PsychiatristThe latest appearance of Lenny Bruce in Criminal Court was another performance in the avant-garde theatre. And the curtain was a little late going up. At 10 a.m. l ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesJuly 16, 1964, Vol. IX, No. 39How Many 4-Letter Words Can a Prosecutor Use?By Stephanie Gervis HarringtonSitting in on Lenny Bruce's current New York "obscenity" trial, one gets the feeling of being present at an historical event -- the birth of ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesApril 30, 1964, Vol. IX, No. 28Drizzle Does Not Dim Ardor of Arts MarchersBy Michael SmithBraving a mean drizzle and the competition of a World's Fair opening, more than 200 practitioners and admirers of the various arts gathered at dusk last Wed ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesApril 23, 1964, Vol. IX, No. 27Bruce's Lawyers Want Jury TrialA motion for a jury trial is being filed by the attorneys defending Lenny Bruce on obscenity charges brought against him in connection with his recent performances at the Cafe au Go Go ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesApril 9, 1964, Vol. IX, No. 25The Village SquareBy John WilcockThe things that have been happening here lately have just about driven me up the wall with outrage and frustration. Who are these so-called "judges" and "licensing officials," et cete ... More >>
The rightblogger War on Letterman, lovingly detailed here earlier, has opened a second front -- against Conan O'Brien. And they're bringing in the big guns -- that is, the New York Post's first-string scold, Andrea Peyser. "JOHNNY CARSON is rolling over in his grave," she begins. "Even the late L ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 24, 1962, Vol. VII, No. 31 Lenny Bruce in London
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 20, 1961, Vol. VI, No. 39 The Journal-American By Nat Hentoff I am less critical than I ought to be of the New York Journal-American, partly because I find much of it entertaining -- in contrast to the other Hearst sob sister in town, ... More >>
Starring a disbanding troupe some never knew was banded
Goat Island gives its final performance
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 22, 1959, Vol. IV, No. 26 The Hipper-Than-Thou By Nat Hentoff Although I've enjoyed Mort Sahl, Elaine May and Mike Nichols, and others of the "new" hipper-than-thou school of nightclub humorists—comics isn't quite the word-I've ... More >>
Documentary examines the Catholic Church's history of anti-Semitism
Excerpts from his first 50 years at the Voice
CBGB regular Jesse Malin remembers the late Hilly Kristal
He Will Run Out of Fare To The Supreme Court
From the Beats to Civil Rights, Lenny Bruce to Warhol's Factory . . .
It's a strange, twisted, perverse, threatening, sinister world. Here comes Crumb!
Hunting down verboten DVDs and videos on the Internet
Fear Factor, a New TV Show, Covered Contestants With Live Rats for $50,000. Worth the Anxiety?
An Unlimited Right to Surveil
the ring cycle
Why Were the Champions of Free Speech in New York Silent?