Mary Perot Nichols

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2013

    How the Voice Reported JFK's Assassination 50 Years Ago

    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.

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    On the Matter of Cranky Peter Kaplan, Wise Peter Kaplan, and Real Peter Kaplan, The Greatest Show on Twitter

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    John Lindsay Begins a Rough 1969 Re-Election Bid

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    This Protesting Vietnam Thing Is Getting Serious

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Clip Job: Computers Taking Over World, 1963 Edition

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    e. e. cummings Returns Favor By Showing Up

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 3, 1962, Vol. VII, No. 28 Cummings & the Mayor By Mary Perot Nichols Mayor Robert F. Wagner took a giant step across the cultural New Frontier last week. Indeed, in Cultural Frontiersmanship the Mayor was one up on President John F. Ken ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2008

    The New Yorker Looks at the Village Voice

    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 Por ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2008

    Keg Party for Washington Square

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 30, 1958, Vol. III, No. 40 Keg Party for Square Beer drinkers and all those who would like Washington Square to be a park rather than a parkway are invited to a "keg party" tonight (Wednesday) at the home of Mrs. Mary Perot Nichols. An ... More >>

  • Specials

    October 18, 2005

    Tales of the City

    The 'Voice' bags the bad guys

  • Specials

    October 18, 2005