Two New York activists are facing a battery of misdemeanor charges, including rioting, for a fifteen-minute musical protest they staged at a Chase Bank in Midtown last month. They were wearing toad hats at the time. For more than a decade, Reverend Billy and his Stop Shopping Gospel Choir were m ... More >>
Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from thrift stores, estate sales, and flea markets the lowest dregs of Amazon. Thanks to the dawn of e-readers and the death of the gatekeepers of traditional publishing, disenfranchised voices at last have the chanc ... More >>
How a boy's death became street theater in Flatbush
Last week the 39th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) met at National Harbor in Maryland near DC. If you heard anything about it, you probably heard about a CPAC forum called "Are You Sick and Tired of Being Called a Racist and You Know You're Not One?" that was every bit the dis ... More >>
Born Adam Mitchell in Coney Island, Brooklyn, techno and industrial producer Adam X was one of the key architects of the early '90s New York rave scene. With his older brother, Frankie Boneswho famously brought the British rave template to Brooklyn, throwing parties in old warehouses and othe ... More >>
Gay marriage has been passed in the New York state legislature, and Governor Andrew Cuomo's signature will make the Empire State the sixth state to allow same-sex couples to wed. You can imagine how rightbloggers feel about this. A few say they don't mind, but the majority fulsomely display one ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 24, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 28 The Mailer-Breslin Ticket: Vote the Rascals In by Joe Flaherty I approached the making of the Mailer, 1969, with dubious thoughts. Like many others I was invited to Mailer's home about three weeks ago t ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 13, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 35 Two Minutes to Midnight: The Very Last Hurrah by Pete Hamill LOS ANGELES -- It was, of course, two minutes to midnight an the Embassy Room of the Ambassador Hotel was rowdy with triumph. Red and blue ba ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 11, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 26 A Happy Wake Ends in Tears by Michael C. D. Macdonald I was in Madison Square Garden at the Stanley Cup Playoffs when I first heard the news. With the Rangers comfortably ahead, 2-0, I turned on my tra ... More >>
Rightbloggers talked a lot over the past eight years about Bush Derangement Syndrome, liberal sufferers of which thought Bush engaged in a totalitarian overthrow of our liberties. One of the symptoms was calling the President a fascist. "A strong word to fling about," warned The Anchoress, who noted ... More >>
A former light unto the world, We, the People, have been darkened by this administration
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