Long Branch

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Remembering The Court Tavern, New Brunswick's Storied Rock Dive

    When word first started leaking out on Facebook that New Brunswick, N.J.'s Court Tavern had closed, an early response was, "Again? Is this a yearly occurrence now?" It wasn't as if the Court hadn't been in trouble before. A decade ago, management successfully fended off developers who wanted to buil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    40-Foot-Long Whale Washes Up on Atlantic Beach in Long Island

    via @EcoOutfitters​We're already had a number of shark sightings this summer, and now it seems we've moved on to dead whale sightings. Specifically, a poor, dead finback whale, gender unknown, estimated at 30 to 40 feet long, which has washed up on Atlantic Beach in Long Island. According to t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Why Norman Mailer Sucked as a Filmmaker

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 24, 1968, Vol. XIV, No. 2 Films by Andrew Sarris Norman Mailer's "BEYOND THE LAW" (at the Art) represents an infinite improvement over "Wild 90," Mailer's maiden effort in cinematographic expression. "Beyond the Law" is at lea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Rock Hall Show at MSG Includes A Couple of Jersey Guys

    The Rock and Roll Hame of Fame 25th Anniversary events kicked off last night at Madison Square Garden with key Jersey representation, including sets by Paul Simon of Newark and Bruce Springsteen of Long Branch. Here's Simon and former collaborator Art Garfunkel really milking "Sounds of Silence." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    It's Silly Season -- Let's Relax With Rightbloggers on Dylan, Helen Gurley Brown, and the Jackson-Lee Cell-Phone Outrage

    In the latest round of health care town hall protests, rightbloggers.... Hold on a second. Isn't this August? Though we are new to this journalism racket, it's our understanding that August is the height of the "silly season" -- that is, per Wikipedia, the time of year "typified by the emergence ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    News Roundup: Bob Dylan, Radiohead, Weezer, Jim Dickinson

    ​--Entertainingly, Bob Dylan was apparently put into the back seat of a police cruiser in Long Branch, New Jersey last month while in town touring with Willie Nelson and John Mellancamp. The artist had been wandering around Long Branch wearing sweatpants, two raincoats, and a hood over his hea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    FBI Arrests Jersey Mayors, Rabbis in Corruption Bust

    The FBI swooped in this morning and arrested a bunch of New Jersey politicians -- and rabbis! -- in an international money laundering and corruption investigation. Among the former class of detainee: Hoboken Mayor Peter Cammarano (pictured), Secaucus Mayor Dennis Elwell, Jersey City Council Presiden ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2007

    Interview: Brooklyn's The Big Sleep

    DOWNLOAD The Big Sleep, "Pinkies" (MP3) From next February's full-length Sleep Forever The Big Sleep Wake Up By Michael D. Ayers There's no shortage of love for The Big Sleep around these parts; so when their second full length arrived in ye ol' postbox, I jumped on the opportunity to get some mor ... More >>

  • News

    November 6, 2007

    Norman Mailer, 1923-2007

    He changed American journalism and letters, and co-founded The Village Voice