John F. Kennedy was shot at 2 p.m. on a Friday. The Village Voice came out on a Thursday in those days, which meant the staff had close to a week to gather their thoughts about the assassination of the president, and the subsequent assassination of his alleged assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald.
Yesterday, much to this blogger's shock, a Twitter account claiming to be much-revered former New York Observer editor Peter Kaplan made its presence known to me. This is funny, because I've closely followed two other iterations of Kaplan on Twitter, @CrankyKaplan and @WiseKaplan since early Marc ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 20, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 23 John Lindsay Throws Himself Into the Ring by Mary Perot Nichols John V. Lindsay has been testing the water for the last few weeks. Although it looked rough, Lindsay apparently decided he was a strong sw ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 30, 1965, Vol. XI, No. 11 Four Indicted for Burning Draft Cards Four young draft-card burners were indicted last week for violating a Federal statute that makes it illegal to mutilate a draft card. They face a maximum of five ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesNovember 21, 1963, Vol. IX, No. 5The Little Machine That Couldn'tBy Mary Perot Nichols...A recent story in the New York Times headlined "Electronics Ends Housing Muddle"...could easily have led the unwary reader to believe that it was all coming ... More >>
We commend to you Louis Menand's New Yorker piece, "It Took a Village: How the Voice changed journalism." You'd expect us to do that, of course, but we aren't just reflecting perceived flattery. The article is mainly about the past, after all, and might just as easily be taken as a rebuke (as at P ... More >>
The 'Voice' bags the bad guys