Governors Island throws America a Birthday party
It's a curious thing, this recently renewed debate over the cause of the 1996 crash of TWA Flight 800, which killed 217 people off the coast of Long Island. (An image of the memorial is at right.) Most folks thought the matter more or less resolved, but the emergence of investigators who took part i ... More >>
I feel the need, the need for a sword fight!
News of a scare on American Airlines Flight 34 from Los Angeles to New York prompted fighter jets to scramble and escort the plane, but the threat appears to be unfounded. The panic began after reports that three passengers had locked themselves in the plane's bathroom. ABC News' Jake Beckma ... More >>
Yesterday morning, the NYPD set off around 5,000 lbs. of confiscated fireworks at a firing range in the Bronx. If a New York City police officer took your bottle rockets, M80s, mortars or tunguska blast, take solace in knowing that your fireworks fulfilled their destiny and totally got exploded. Ha ... More >>
Earlier this month, we reported that Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper had renamed the country's government after himself. How'd that work out? After today's no-confidence vote in parliament, his Conservative minority government fell. There's a vacuum of power in Canada! Someone rush up ... More >>
In the wake of Saturday's shooting in Arizona -- and amid this morning's "blood libel" -- the AR-15 lower receiver gun piece unearthed by the Huffington Post and Dave Weigel, which immortalizes Rep. Joe Wilson's "You lie!" cry at President Obama, was frightening to say the least. It appears t ... More >>
via the Daily NewsPresident Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced Iran's latest threat to the world -- the "Karrar" ("striker" in Farsi) jet, which can carry up to four cruise missiles and travel 620 miles.
How many Fringe shows can you see?
Four Black Muslims wanted to blow up four* synagogues in Riverdale -- or maybe just "detonate explosives near" them; it isn't clear -- and possibly other targets. They also wanted to shoot missiles at military aircraft at Steward International Airport near Newburgh, New York. To this end, the men bo ... More >>
We went home for turkey, and our mom's dragged us to this wack Christmas parade in the place we grew up, a town where we once found post-student-stabbing blood on our public-high-school locker. (Swear to Jesus, which was coincidentally one of the most popular names there.) Nothing's changed, it appe ... More >>
Bringing humanity back to film
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. September 10, 1958, Vol. III, No. 46 If We Go, Senator, So Do You By Marc D. Schleifer For the past few months I have been bombarded (an apt word) by various Committees and Councils urging me to sign petitions, attend cocktail parties, lis ... More >>
On the stump, Rudy can't help spreading smoke and ashes about his lousy record
The ordeal of the New Yorkers sent to clean up the mess at Abu Ghraib
Don't jump to conclusions, but there are ties between the UAE, bin Laden, and the Taliban
The explosion of two novelty grenades outside the British Consulate this morning has all of New York wondering: Why would anyone bomb the British? I mean, they're so nice, Coldplay rocks, and "The Office" is really funny! But, dear Watson, it turns out we have more suspects than the British road n ... More >>
U.S. troops patrol the insurgency's front door
A real-life Yossarian on the comic efficiency of a soldier's life in Iraq
Flashback to Abu Ghraib, where a soldier's day only feels like a year
Dennis, Al Called It on WMD; Other Demos Bombed
The Defense Secretary on the 'Old' Europe: Who Needs It?
Where Was the FAA? Where Was NORAD?
Iraq, Syria . . . Gee, What's Next?
Nix From a Nixonian
U.S. Schools, Middle Class, Poor Take Shelling
Long-Term Damage From a Short-Term War
A War Where You Get Your Money Back
How the Pentagon Learned to Love the Weapon No One Wanted
The Administration Builds Up Its Pretext for Attacking Iraq
At the Paris Air Show With the New Merchants of Death
Hawks in the Dark Over Belgrade