In February of 1967, Joan Rivers, then 33 years old, performed her stand-up act at the Downstairs at the Upstairs (37 West 56th Street). She killed. She had yet to hit the peak of her fame. She was also a bit of an anomaly: A WOMAN COMIC! Writing for this paper in the February 23, 1967 issue, Bill M ... More >>
Punk rock has been a part of cinema ever since the music blasted out of New York, Los Angeles, and London in the mid to late '70s. In film and on TV, portrayals of punk are often misguided or straight laughable (Hello Quincy! Hi C.H.I.P.S!) But sometimes they get it kinda sorta right. Here now, ou ... More >>
Roman Coppola Gives Charlie Sheen the 8 1/2 treatment
Plus: Ed Sanders's memoir Fug You
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 21, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 42 Lenny & a mother's love By Arthur Bell LOS ANGELES, California -- I ring a doorbell where it says Sally Marr, and an invisible voice calls Arthur, is that you, c'mon in. I walk into a courtyard. Lawn ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 15, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 28 Jim Morrison By Don Heckman It was another one of those times, last week. In one day the papers reported the deaths of Louis Armstrong, jazz trumpeter Charlie Shavers, and rock star Jim Morrison. Only t ... More >>
Haunch of Venison helps the painter celebrate five decades of luridness
Don't forget about Jim Morrison
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 26, 1967, Vol. XII, No. 15 Brecht of the Juke Box, Poet of the Electric Guitar By Jack Newfield Norman Morrison burned himself to death to protest the Vietnam war, and when reporters visited his spare room they saw quotes fro ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 7, 1965, Vol. X, No. 51 Dylan in October By Jack Newfield They booed Bob Dylan at Newport in July, they insulted him at Forest Hills in August, but last Friday at Carnegie Hall they screamed for more of his "rock folk" poetry ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesJanuary 14, 1965, Vol. X, No. 13Blowin' in the Wind: A Folk-Music RevoltBy Jack NewfieldOn the frontier of every art form guerilla bands of prophets and crackpots are nourishing the orthodoxies and fashions of tomorrow.A decade ago the frontie ... More >>
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Harrington's own caption for this photo on her website, harringtononline: "Me and some blond guy, Town Hall, 1971." by Nat Hentoff One of the most strikingly independent and lively reporters in Voice history, Stephanie Harrington, died of cancer on November 8. As Paul Berman, a Voice alumnus, tol ... More >>
(Arthur) Penn in the margins
One small detail that wasn’t mentioned in the obituaries following George Carlin’s death on Sunday, June 22, was that he loved to read The Village Voice. At least he did back in the late 1980s. In 1988, previewing a New York Giants-Washington Redskins game, I quoted from his classic “India ... More >>
Sam Shepard remembers his late friend and theater colleague
. . . and both teams lose
A radical on the bench weighs an FBI agent's fate
Only in the early '70s could Elliott Gould have been a matinee idol. Since then? The Brooklyn schlemiel's long goodbye.
Used to be a genius, I ain't lying, booked the numbers didn't need paper or pencil.
Artists and activists stockpile Dick Cheney jokes, Dubya drag, and phalluses in preparation for the Republican invasion
There's much more to Will Elder than Little Annie Fanny
Can you imaginethe whole country wired to Terry Gross's bourgeois ass?
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Radical Revisions of the Spiritual Life
'8 Mile' Lines and On-the-Job Bondage in Toronto
The First Trial Judge Was Over His Head
A Blood Libel Igniting Pogroms
Mexican Banker Sues 'Narco News'
Why Hate is Hot
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