It was still dark when the fast-food workers began gathering outside the McDonald's just north of Times Square yesterday morning. Carrying signs that read "Strike for higher pay for a stronger New York," they lined up outside the restaurant, where workers from the night shift were still on the job. ... More >>
N.W.A.'s "Fuck Tha Police" burst into Awkword's life thanks to his baby-sitter. The Manhattan-based rapper visibly remembers the day when his part-time watchdog turned up with a copy of Dr. Dre and Ice Cube's anti-establishment rant; hearing the song kick-started his first forays into writing his ow ... More >>
Here's my new column, in which I dramatically go through the reasons I absolutely loathe any kind of theater!
Some of the radically repellent trends that come to mind:
*The jukebox shows that leave you with a gleeful medley that makes your forget how bad it all was
*The dumbing down of choreograp ... More >>
Martin Luther King and associates at the Durham, North Carolina, Woolworth's lunch counter after it had been closed by the company, February 16, 1960
Sometimes restaurants are good for more than just eating. In honor of Martin Luther King's birthday, Fork in the Road presents this collection of hi ... More >>
"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 Amazon.com 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 >>
A total of 74 people were arrested yesterday as Occupy Wall Street protesters marched from Zuccotti Park to Times Square. 24 people were arrested and charged with criminal trespass at a LaGuardia Pl. Citibank. Witnesses and protesters say some of those arrested were trying to close their acco ... More >>
A situation comedy about Martin Luther King Jr. and a motel maid in Memphis in 1968?
Involving cigarette-smoking shtick, a pillow fight, and a pleading phone call to a higher-up?
Yes, Katori Hall's award-winning play The Mountaintop is all of that.
Joan Jett, Cheap Trick, the Monkees, Queen Latifah, Frankie Beverly and Maze, and Shaggy have all been announced as headliners for the 2011 series of Brooklyn Concerts, which are split evenly between the Martin Luther King Concert Series (held at Wingate Field) and the Seaside Summer Concert Series ... More >>
Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally on Saturday was part religious revival, part group therapy session. "Pray on your knees," Beck roared like a TV evangelist, and he warned that the country was "at a crossroads... we must advance or perish. I choose advance!" Sarah Palin generously extended her ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
May 18, 1967, Vol. XII, No. 31
The Hawks in May: A Day to Remember
By Joe Flaherty
On Saturday afternoon past, with the war gods supplying sunshine to heat their passions, the Legions of Decency and Death paraded down Fifth Avenue. Lik ... More >>
These utterances are verbatim, folks--they were spewed in all seriousness by various partygoers and clubcrawlers--and it's my moral obligation to pass them on to you without comment. I mean without MUCH comment:
"Why did Martin Luther King get credit for 'I have a dream'? It started in Gypsy!" (Sou ... More >>
Happy Martin Luther King Day! The New York Times celebrates by profiling Bed-Stuy's Martin Luther King Jr. Place, which "has only a handful of buildings that anybody lives in, a sprawling schoolyard playground and a small city park -- all pavement, no grass to speak of." Also, nearby the Marcy Hou ... More >>