There comes a time when good men, men of conscience, can take no more. They have to rise up against tyranny, cast off the shackles of oppression, shake their fists in the face of moral injustice. They have to use e-cigarettes in public, while trying very, very hard to get a ticket for doing so. As ... More >>
Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from thrift stores, estate sales, and flea markets. Your Life magazine Date: January, 1943 Publisher: The Kingsway press, Concord, NH Discovered at: Sunnyside Thrift, Queens The Cover Promises: "The Popular Guide ... More >>
Perfect timing. The WNYC Archives has posted a previously unreleased audio recording of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This audio was coincidentally unearthed just days before this coming Monday, which marks the national holiday in his honor. The audio is of an interview with Rev. King by repo ... More >>
The Con Edison lockout of 8,500 workers is now well into its third week, and there doesn't appear to be any end is in sight. Negotiations between the utility giant and members of the Utility Workers Union of America Local 1-2 resume today, but sources inside the negotiations say so recent talks ha ... More >>
Angela Bassett, Samuel L. Jackson, and MLK's last night
Well, with The Mountaintop having just opened and proving to be a sort of glorified sitcom with some heavy stuff sprinkled in, why not? And this one won't have tap dancing orphans and a big, lovable dog, it turns out.
The opening-night party for Broadway's The Mountaintop -- the play that imagines an encounter between Martin Luther King and a motel maid -- brought a luminous bunch of biggies to Espace last night. Gayle King was nice, as always, and when I told her I liked her Lady Gaga interview, she lit up and ... More >>
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. Boys' Life, September, 1968 Publisher: Boy Scouts of America The Cover Promises: In the future, ghostly kids will don aluminu ... More >>
The Dude Company175 Varick Avenue, Bushwick, Brooklyn. French stencil artist The Dude Company rolled through New York in May for an Orchard Street Public Works Dpt. show and left behind some public works for the rest of us. He's been known to pay homage to unequivocally worthy subjects like the Dal ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. September 5, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 47 Theatre of Fear: One on the Aisle by Richard Goldstein CHICAGO -- I brought the Fear out with me from New York, a white plastic helmet and a bottle of Vaseline. The same fear that built the fences, ... More >>
¡A LA CHINGADA WITH ARIZONA'S SB1070!
It's a "sign of the times" story, but thankfully not of the "man sells newborn for Beatles: Rock Band" variety. The Brooklyn diocese of the Catholic Chuch may forego one of the nicer innovations of Vatican II -- the passing of the communion cup to worshipers for swigs of the blood of Christ -- for ... More >>
If Auto-Tune hit its peak as a joke delivery device last week amidst the spectacle of a weirdly robotic Katie Couric involuntarily singing an "O Superman"-reminiscent lament for melting polar ice caps, it also hit its nadir at about the same time, when a tape surfaced of an Auto-Tuned Martin Luthe ... More >>
Why Young Jeezy and his revitalized ilk owe our new president more than he owes them
Axl Rose amuses his delusion
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 2, 1958, Vol. III, No. 36 Dr. King on Integration The federal court ruling to delay integration in Little Rock High School will set back the fight for Negro rights several years, the Reverend Martin Luther King told The Voice last week ... More >>
How Senator Clinton's damage-control plan left black voters fuming
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Black New Yorkers Roll to Washington for Slave Reparations
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