Martin Luther King Jr. Day

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2014

    Is the New Jesus Movie Son of God Tea Party Propaganda?

    That Bible miniseries, originally aired on the History Channel, won notoriety by casting an actor who resembles Barack Obama in the crowd-pleasing role of Satan. The producers -- Roma Downey, who plays Mary here, and Mark Burnett, who pioneered the watch-skinny-people-suffer genre with Survivor -- i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2014

    10 Weekend Ideas Under $10: Cheer Up, Bowie! and Whitney Houston Jukebox Musical

    If you're lucky enough to have Martin Luther King Jr. Day off, we're giving you an extra day of great, inexpensive ideas to keep your three-day weekend perfectly filled. Highlights include the second annual Black Comic Book Festival 2014, Feeling Gloomy's Cheer Up, Bowie! party, and the Whitney Hous ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Jimmy Castor, R.I.P.

    Jimmy Castor was a smart aleck; a wise guy; a clean shit-talker with so much joie de vivre you had to laugh even when his truth-telling smacked you upside the head. So when he died this past Martin Luther King Jr. Day at 71 near his home outside of Las Vegas, far away from the streets of Harlem he o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2012

    Brian Lehrer Discusses the Voice's "100 Most Powerless New Yorkers" on WNYC (AUDIO)

    ​WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show did a segment on "The 100 Most Powerless New Yorkers" on its Martin Luther King, Jr. day show this morning. Audio of the segment is embedded below. Our segment looked at the silly side of "power lists," and at the serious side of some of those we included on our pow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2012

    Mayor Mike Bloomberg Heckled At MLK Event

    It wasn't exactly the warmest reception the mayor has ever received. Mike Bloomberg stopped by the House of Justice in East Harlem earlier today -- where apparently most local electeds that matter (or hope to matter) were making their MLK appearances. Folks in the audience packed tightly into one l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2012

    NYPD Should Beware Of Bank Robbers Tomorrow

    The New York Daily News is reporting that the NYPD has warned its ranks about what the paper describes as "'Oceans 11'-style burglary gangs" who want to rob banks when they are closed for holidays -- as they will be tomorrow for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Apparently, it's prime time for burglars t ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 11, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Behold, the Martin "Loofah" King Exfoliating Glove!

    "I have a clean...and so can you, for just $6.92!"​Have you been searching high and low for that "fantastic novelty house warming gift," as puts it? Have you been dreaming of a way to make it so that your "skin appears always fresh," while scrubbing your ass with the face of the man ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Happy Presidents Day!

    ​Sure, it may not have the bombast of the 4th of July or the stoic dignity of MLK Day, but Presidents Day is a holiday worth celebrating. Hmm, "celebrating" is too strong a word. How about "observing?" No, that makes it sound almost religious, and it's far from that. Hey, some stores are havin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Wyoming High Schooler Comes Out at Assembly

    "I didn't choose to be gay," says Kayla, a high school senior at Maria Carrillo High School in Wyoming, during an assembly for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with the theme of "Breaking the Silence." It's easy to tell she's a drama kid even before she speaks frankly about her first sexual feelings -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Keenen Upson Charged With Shooting Teens Outside Bishop Loughlin

    Perp walk: Accused shooter Keenen Upson​Keenen Upson, a 20-year-old from Fort Greene, has been picked up and charged with assault and other counts in the shooting and wounding of five teens January 14 after a basketball game at Bishop Loughlin High. One of the teens told the Daily News that Upson, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    On Martin Luther King Jr. Day's Eve, Brooklyn Protest Against Recent Shootings of Five Teens

    On the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Brooklyn residents, clergy, and community leaders held an angry rally in Fort Greene protesting the most recent outbreak of violence in the borough. Among the tragedies prompting the Sunday rally, a 16-year-old girl was shot in the face Saturday in front ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Four Thugs Sought in Shooting of Five Brooklyn Teens After Bishop Loughlin B'ball Game

    Suspects in Friday night Fort Greene shootings​Cops are looking for four suspects after five teens were wounded by gunfire Friday night outside Bishop Loughlin High School in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, after a basketball game with Christ the King High School. The next day, a 16-year-old girl was shot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Tunisia in Turmoil: Where To Learn the Most Quickly

    ​The president of Tunisia, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, who has been in power since 1987, has left the country amid weeks of protests, and Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi has assumed power in an announcement on state television, according to CNN. Before leaving, Ben Ali fired a minister and some ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 5, 2011


    It’s Robert Moses: the Musical

  • Voice Choices

    January 5, 2011


    Honoring MLK’s life and work

  • Columns

    November 10, 2010

    Courtney Love: "Get Me Out of Movie Prison!"

    Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown's in town, and she's not one of them.

  • Voice Choices

    January 7, 2009

    GOT MLK?

    Dream, dream, dream at these two events

  • Dining

    March 4, 2008

    Spring Food Preview: Sailing and Scarfing

    Where to eat as you take to NYC's bounding main

  • Columns

    January 22, 2008

    Ass-Baring Parties Conquer Nightlife!

    These are hairy times, but you can still enjoy yourself, if Bingo is your game-o

  • News

    February 13, 2007

    Li'l Dickens

    Or: How I learned to stop worrying and make love to the vice president

  • News

    January 17, 2006
  • NYC Life

    January 10, 2006

    Awards for Awards

    Fashionable highlights and lowlights from last night's Golden Globes

  • Columns

    January 10, 2006
  • Music

    January 3, 2006
  • Books

    July 19, 2005

    Holden Pattern

    'Murderball' co-director's novel turns on fountains of pain

  • Art

    January 4, 2005

    Game On!

    Will more professors develop video games for their classes?

  • News

    November 16, 2004

    A Heartbeat Away

    Speculation about a replacement for Dick Cheney just keeps on ticking

  • Specials

    July 20, 2004
  • News

    January 14, 2003

    An Indispensable Gay Man

    His 1963 March on Washington 'Woke Up America'

  • News

    January 7, 2003

    Target: Martin Luther King

    A New Look at America's Most Unresolved Assassination

  • News

    December 17, 2002

    Casting Lott

    The Case for Throwing Poor Trent Overboard

  • News

    September 3, 2002

    Day of Attunement

    Observing 9-11 The Jewish Way

  • NYC Life

    July 30, 2002
  • NYC Life

    May 21, 2002
  • News

    February 26, 2002

    Crunching the Knicks

    Judging by the Plus/Minus Stats, They're Even Worse Than We Thought

  • News

    January 29, 2002

    Bloomberg’s Harlem House Call

    Détente Between City Hall and Sharpton?

  • News

    August 21, 2001

    Sharpton Chooses Ferrer

    Mayoral Hopeful Will Receive Official Nod Before Labor Day

  • News

    March 7, 2000

    On Any Given Day

    Hillary on Diallo Case: From Pretrial to Postverdict

  • News

    February 29, 2000
  • News

    February 8, 2000

    Romancing the Right

    Rudy's Secret and Saintly Letter Hits Home in the Heartland

  • News

    January 25, 2000

    Reverend Norris's Big Mouth

    After a long-awaited showdown with Hillary Clinton, an ally of Al Sharpton triggers a vicious debate about guilt by association

  • News

    December 23, 1997

    Just War Against Nike

    Houses and Colleges March on Nike