Matt Smith

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    Lance Armstrong Gives Up, And So Do We

    The Daily News jumped the gun with its cover this morning -- no, Lance Armstrong has not been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles. Not yet, anyway. Last night, Armstrong threw in the towel with a defensive statement posted to the Internet, saying that he was no longer going to fight the dop ... More >>

  • Film

    March 28, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Lance Armstrong and His Accusers: Processing the Unthinkable

    Lance Armstrong, flanked by two guys accusing him of nothing. Yet.​During Lance Armstrong's recent comeback, the Voice kept a fairly close eye on him. Despite what some commenters seemed to believe, we actually have admired the man and his incredible cycling exploits. For years, of course, Ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    Julian Assange Squared Off With Bill Keller Via Skype

    Assange, happier times​The battle between Julian Assange and New York Times executive editor Bill Keller took place in person -- well, almost -- over the weekend, for the first time since Keller escalated the beef in a New York Times Magazine tell-all. (There, he called Assange "arrogant, thin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    NY Times gets to Lance Armstrong/US Postal Service/Fraud Story 5 Years Late

    ​I was struck by something seeing today's New York Times story about how, if new allegations about Lance Armstrong being a doper while he was racing for sponsor U.S. Postal Service pan out, he's got more than a cycling license to worry about -- there are serious fraud repercussions that could ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    Lance Armstrong in Italy: Remembering Cycling's 'Omerta'

    After an unplanned collarbone fracture, Lance Armstrong's comeback gets back on track this weekend with one of his big goals: Italy's three-week grand tour, the Giro d'Italia.For most casual Americans fans, cycling means the Tour de France, and Lance will race in that spectacle in July. But the Giro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Lance Armstrong: The Straight Dope

    What a strange reunion is taking place for three cycling legends this weekend in California:  --Lance Armstrong, the 7-time Tour de France winner who is staging a comeback at 37 in part to prove that he's a clean rider and no doper, despite a controversial 2005 report claiming that he'd used th ... More >>