Drayton Curry, at 92 the nation's oldest federal prisoner, died in prison last month before the Obama administration acted on his nearly two year old plea for clemency. As the Voice reported in September, 2011, Curry had been petitioning the government to grant him release from nearly 20 years of i ... More >>
Today the tireless Nick Pinkerton is back with a look at the fascinating -- and hard-to-Google -- No. em>No Directed by Pablo Larrain Screens Friday, Oct. 12th at 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 13th at 3:00 p.m. Against Argo's opening weekend, the NYFF has (one imagines, unconsciously) counter-prog ... More >>
In Rep. Paul Ryan's 'The Path to Prosperity' budget, Medicare, the health insurance program that is loved by older Americans and hated by deficit hawks, will cease to exist some time around 2022. The program - a lasting stipulation of Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society - will be transformed into a vo ... More >>
The Huffington Post's homepage screams "OBAMA UNLOADS: BRUTAL NEW AD." The term 'brutal' might be an overstatement; 'laughable' might be a bit more apropos. But the Obama campaign's new ad, entitled "Firms," is one to remember. Why? Because what's better than an attack ad based on someone's shitty s ... More >>
New laws in dozens of states could take out Barack Obama this fall
Update: President Obama has indeed come out of the closet, telling ABC news that he does, in fact, support the right for same-sex couples to get married. Read our report, with reactions from New Yorkers, here. It's been a rough few days for President Obama on the gay marriage question, although he ... More >>
Drayton Curry, age 92, the oldest inmate in federal prison, could die there waiting as he has for the past seven months for President Obama to decide on his clemency petition. Wheelchair-bound and in poor health, Curry, who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president, is currently in a feder ... More >>
via WikipediaAccording to a new book of interviews with Jacqueline Kennedy, the former First Lady said that her husband openly doubted Lyndon Johnson's ability to be president. The interviews, which were conducted by historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. in the year following JFK's assassination, ... More >>
blufftonpubliclibrary.orgThis weekend, eat like a king. Er, we mean president. Presidents' Day is just around the corner, and for most of us that means a long weekend. What better way to celebrate a day off than at a restaurant named after one of our country's great forefathers? OK, so not ... More >>
President Obama doesn't make the list--the word is still out--though he seems to be showing promising enthusiasm for this peach. (credit: Democratic National Committee) It's too early to predict whether Barack Obama is going to be one of our greatest foodie presidents, though the signs are g ... More >>
Poor Cory Booker. You've gotta feel bad for the guy.
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. One of Our Agents is Missing & The Mongol Mask Author: David St. John, aka E. ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 14, 1967, Vol. XIII, No. 9 Scenes by Howard Smith THERE REALLY hasn't been a major male sex symbol since James Dean died and Marlon Brando got a paunch. Dylan is more of a cerebral heart throb and the Beatles have always been ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 2, 1967, Vol. XIII, No. 3 John Brown's Roll to Rap Brown's Rock by Stephanie Harrington Rap Brown talked to the honkies last Friday night. The occasion was the National Guardian's 19th anniversary (and fundraising) meeting. An ... More >>
Campaign finance reform is, after this week's Supreme Court decision equating corporate political spending with first-amendment protected political speech, essentially dead, and the most recent Republican candidate for president has decided that he's not happy about that. John McCain, who was initia ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 10, 1966, Vol. XII, No. 4 The Frenetic Business of Being Bobby Kennedy By Suzanne Kiplinger Senator Robert F. Kennedy came to Brooklyn Heights last Sunday, leaving in his wake several hundred frenetic, excited Bobby-Watchers ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 14, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 26 America in Vietnam: From Here to Nowhere By Michael Harrington As I write, the news is filled with reports on Buddhist demonstrations in Vietnam. Indeed, events are moving so fast that, by the time thi ... More >>
"He concluded well before leaving the Pentagon that the war was futile, but he did not share that insight with the public until late in life," says the Times of John Kennedy's and Lyndon Johnson's Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, who died this morning at 93, and Vietnam. He was among the ... More >>
Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. He does this for one reason: Knowledge is power. The Gamecock Date: May 1966 Discovered at: Antique mall The cover promises: "The Monthly Magazine Devoted ... More >>
Two movies ask: Do the masses or the man make the difference in history?
Stokely Carmichael returns to the U.N.
Mr. Jellyfish Eyes at the Brooklyn Museum
History glows in The Conscientious Objector; vapidity kills Caryl Churchill's dumb cartoon
On their honor, it's politics as usual in Brooklyn
There's a long, rich history of big-time talkers. You have a few hours?
Bill Moyers leaves PBS in the middle of a rebalancing act
A response to those who think I was too kind to The N.Y. Times. Plus: the courage of the NYRB
Recounting election-year movies that attempted to swing the vote
A civil servant speaks up? There's nothing the right-wingers hate more.
Doomsday Visions and Ugly Americans at the Cannes Film Festival
Media Offer Glimpse Into Military History
The Democratic Candidate Triggered Voters to Just Say No
Worlds Hardest Movie Quiz 2001
Hunger in Texas and Tennessee
Online Ordination It's Free and It Takes Five Minutes
Where Is the Democratic Party?
A Veteran of the Abortion Struggle Looks Back