Before the 18th Amendment was ratified, prohibiting the manufacture and sale of alcohol in the United States, other measures limited where alcohol could be consumed, including the Raines Law, which stipulated that boozing be confined to hotels. Nearly a century later, Raines Law Room, a prolific Che ... More >>
Three of New York's best talents sit down with the Voice to talk Edward Albee, bad actor traits, and why Shaw will have to wait
Last Friday, a long line waited for the National Guard to arrive and distribute food and other disaster relief. (Click on any image to enlarge.) Meanwhile, trucks -- some bound for Chinatown -- are loaded at the 69th Armory on lower Lexington Avenue. Friday at 4pm Chinatown was a mess. A long li ... More >>
C. Spencer Yeh is one loquacious dude. Pose a question to the guy, and it's likely to return a treatise as discursive and winding as his improv pieces tend to be. In a world of limited print space, Yeh's long-form conversational gregariousness runs a definite endangered-species risk: our email inter ... More >>
So many years later, and still most musicians in the trashy rock'n'roll underbelly can't shake that Ramones rush. In fact, there has been a Rockaway Beach-like surf rolling in for the past couple years; boffo bands from all over have their debt to the four leather-clad lads instantly assessed, in th ... More >>
Looking for signs of the artist a quarter-century after he disappeared
Following up on the elevator tragedy that caused the death of Suzanne Hart, a Y&R ad executive working at 285 Madison Avenue, the New York Post reports that Transel, the elevator maintenance company responsible for the elevator (work was reportedly done hours before the accident that killed Hart), h ... More >>
New York-based songwriter Stephan Said has played in punk bands, toured in Ween, worked as a migrant worker and befriended and worked with the likes of Allen Ginsberg, Pete Seeger and Patti Smith. The Iraqi-American musician is a longtime grassroots organizer; he had a hand in the 1999 WTO d ... More >>
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One of the most promising lines in our new governor's inauguration speech was his pledge "to lift the veil of secrecy" now surrounding Albany. This heavy lift began this morning with twin revelations from Andrew Cuomo's administration to that veil-lifting tabloid, the New York Post. First, w ... More >>
Tomorrow is Harvey Milk's birthday. It's an official holiday in California for the first time (signed into law last year by the Terminator), and will be marked here in the city by a march beginning at the GLBT Center at noon. Runnin' Scared spoke to the real-life Cleve Jones on the phone (portr ... More >>
Got your pitchfork handy? Good, because if you live in Manhattan, you'll need it; this week on Project Runway, the challenge is apparently to incite all Gothamites to violence. And it succeeds wildly in two ways: first, two designers attempt to extract fashion inspiration from the Upper East ... 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 >>
The Wall Street Journal, reporting from Davos, asks (gulp), "Is Capitalism, as We Know It, Dead?" Pumped up from his experience as chief investigator of steroids abuse in baseball, George Mitchell is now in for some really heavy lifting: the testosterone-laden, rage-filled Arab-Jew death dance i ... More >>
Laurie Anderson performs Homeland for five nights at the Lincoln Center Festival in NYC, Rose Theater, Lincoln Center Time Warner Center. Ticket information here. "I'm not messianic about this. I don't need to bring my message to the world. I'm a classic case of talking, you know, to the people who ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 28, 1957, Vol. II, No. 44 Last Rites for a Bohemian By Dan Balaban Finally they bearded and buried Joe Gould. On Friday morning, August 23, he lay clean-shaven, hands folded, made up like a little wax doll, in the chapel of the Fr ... More >>
East Harlem man dares to build greenway. DOT commish dares to cork it.
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If the soon-to-be ex-governor's chances are history, here's what they look like White House, NYS Governor's OfficeRoosevelt, Fillmore, and Rockefeller all made itbut only FDR and Fillmore made it to the White House. The fourth man pictured is rumored to think he can, too. George Pataki's ch ... More >>
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