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On September 28, 1976, Ken Norton and Muhammad Ali fought for the third time. More than 30,000 spectators filed into Yankee stadium that night. The crowd would have been even larger if not for the NYPD strike. So many feared heading up to the south Bronx that the promoters sold just 10 walk-up tic ... More >>
Playwright Will Power rolls with the puches
Get in the ring with will power
If while listening to Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail, you experienced an indescribable sensation that you were actually listening to an encrypted invitation to a very luxurious party with a super exclusive guest list and even more ridiculous gift wish list, you were right!!! We made note of every pe ... More >>
Don’t miss this basquiat exhibit at gagosian
Everyone has a favorite dive bar. The best ones are cheap, sticky, and unpretentious, with questionable bathrooms and a rogues' gallery of regulars. They make perfect spots to talk to strangers, get in fights, or bury a broken heart. Some of the greatest holes-in-the-wall have been shuttered -- Mars ... More >>
Bernard Hopkins prepares to make boxing’s record books
Joe Frazier's death on Monday from liver cancer was overshadowed by the Penn State sex abuse scandal. Wasn't that always the way with Joe? Something or somebody always seemed to steal his thunder. He was one of the greatest heavyweight champions who ever lived, losing fights only to Muhamm ... More >>
An assassin for Christmas, or maybe some witchcraft and depraved subordia?
WNYC has this rather awesome video of fifth-graders from P.S. 41 in Greenwich Village reacting to heavyweight champ Muhammad Ali unexpectedly joining them in their classrooms for a taping of Candid Camera in 1974. In the skit, Ali sneaks into their class as a janitor and then strips down to h ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesFebruary 20, 1964, Vol. IX, No. 18Power Vs. Speed Direct from Ringside!World Heavyweight Championship FightClosed-Circuit TelecastSONNY LISTON (Champion) Vs. Cassius Clay (Challenger)Large ScreenTuesday, February 25, 1964LOWEST PRICE IN N.Y. -- $ ... More >>
Although most of the circumstances surrounding the third Ali-Frazier fight have been told in books, Thrilla in Manilla (narrated by Liev Schreiber and produced and directed by John Dower) puts all the pieces together in a clearer and more dramatic narrative than any previous account. It also puts th ... More >>
LaBute's stimulating latest; Jill Hennessy in the Lymelife.
The dark menagerie of Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned
Vintage Esquire covers have their day at MOMA
Mailer on Ali's knockout of George Foreman to regain the championship: "His opponent was attacking, and there were no ropes behind the opponent. What a dislocation: the axes of his existence were reversed! He was the man on the ropes! Then a big projectile exactly the size of a fist in a glove drove ... More >>
Herzog on his acting career, Mike Tyson, and the hearts of men
A playwright takes inspiration from the Greatest's moves
A British video artist engaged with history both as a participant and as an outsider
Thinking Outside the Box
Jim Brown: Still Punishing After All These Years
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'Ali': Imitation of a Life
Mike Was the Champ. Now He Wants to Be a Contender?
And Their Lefts. Women Foment a Boxer Rebellion
Hopkinss Strategy: Wave a Red Flag at Trinidad
There's a Party Going On Right Here
The Eighth Annual Village Voice Sportswriters' Poll