"Spewing racism in public since 1974," reads the bio for a new Twitter account based on New Republic editor Marty Peretz. The account is carefully marked "parody," doubtlessly in an attempt not to be deleted, and started about three hours ago with this inaugural message: "My twitter was born ... More >>
And now, for something not-at-all different! I'm gonna start picking off some of my favorite media stories of the day, and throwing them in a new column with an old name: Press Clips. Maybe you've heard of it? I'm not nearly as attractive as the last guy, but I smile pretty. Anyway, we'll do this ... More >>
Forget about next week's Democratic primaries. The nastiest political race raging these days is the one to replace Joe Mondello as head of the near-moribund New York State Republican Party. On one side are what New York Post political editor Fred Dicker, in a nicely over the top op-ed c ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesApril 16, 1964, Vol. IX, No. 26Is Architecture Totalitarian?Is contemporary architecture totalitarian? The eminently professional Architectural Forum in its April issue spread out before the readers the bitter words of an outsider. A Yale pro bla ... More >>
There have been some intelligent criticisms of Obama's Cairo speech to the Islamic world from the right and the left. As followers of our rightblogger columns will expect, though, there have also been some idiotic ones. Here is a quick round-up of the dumbest bits so far. 10.) Andy McCarthy, Natio ... More >>
"The last mass trials were a great success. There are going to be fewer but better Russians." -- Ninotchka. Once upon a time -- as we pointed out elsewhere -- rightbloggers disapproved of purist liberal Democrats who were trying to drive moderates like Joe Lieberman out of their Party. This hun ... More >>
Tell me it's a coincidence that five banks were robbed in New York City in a single day, while banks overall reported rare quarterly losses. Even the New York Times notes the eerie connection. You mean that all-time schemer Bernie Madoff isn't the only crook in town? (See above video, because it ... More >>
A confederacy of dunces
Young New York lit-mag honchos write novels! (But should maybe stick to editing.)
Steven Soderbergh tries, and largely fails, to make 'em like they used to
At 81, Alvin Epstein's trying something classic and new
Talking Mardi Gras with Poppy Z. Brite, a New Orleans novelist
Stop Building 'an American Sparta'
Bad faith is back: a pair of Clinton-era allegories evoke free-floating late-'90s hypocrisy
Quarterly Gets New Editor and Makeover
Clinton Aide Sidney Blumenthal Testifies Again
Selling the Mets' New Manager Short? Not a Good Bet.
British Author Nigel Dennis Gets Lost in the Shuffle
A Grad Student Mimicked Saddam Over the Airwaves
Israel Sparks Fresh Controversy for a SUNY Womens Studies Conference
Showing Bush the Face of Terror
Big Oil and Big Slavery
Giving the FBI a Blank Warrant
New York Press Editor Needs Ethics Lesson
'Savoy' Redefines Master-Slave Relationship
A Judicial Coup d'État?
Happy Birthday, Lingua Franca
Andrew Sullivan Sings for His Drugs
Salon Reaches Out to Freelancers
Banishing the Higher Bogusness
The Moralists Big Fibs
Time Warner Goes to China and Gets Shanghaied by Its Hosts
The First Lady may not have the belly for a street fight with Rudy Giuliani. Enter Al Sharpton.