Though considering that Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and Comptroller John Liu had very similar positions, it wasn't a particularly contentious discussion. When moderator Juan Manuel Benitez of NY1 asked the Democratic hopefuls how they differed in their stance on stop and frisk--of which both ar ... More >>
As you may be well aware, music industry bean counter Clive Davis is currently doing the big publicity push for his new memoir, The Soundtrack of My Life. In it, the 80-year-old Davis comes out of the closet. Sorta. He's taken lovers of both the male and female persuasion, and he considers himself a ... More >>
Greg Gumucio sat behind the desk of his 27th street hot yoga studio in Manhattan eating a glazed donut. He wore a tight burgundy v-neck with the words "Yoga to the People" pulled across his chest and wore a large watch with a bright red band. Pop music played over the speaker system. See More: ... More >>
We've always been suckers for the final scene of It's a Wonderful Life. No matter how many times we see it, we tear up at the sight of George Bailey's friends coming to his aid in his time of need, proving to him that he really is the richest man in town. Over the last couple of days, we watched so ... More >>
Multiple sources are telling the Voice that Scientology's International Base in California has experienced stunning new defections -- Roanne Leake, who is L. Ron Hubbard's granddaughter, has "blown" the base, which was her home for more than 20 years. But just as shocking, at about the same time, th ... More >>
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We have a St. Patrick's Day special report for you today, and we hope it's early enough in the day that half our readers aren't soused already. This week, yet another story about how badly Scientology is faring in Ireland reached us as the Irish Examiner reported that the mission in Dublin is exist ... More >>
The Voice has learned that Debbie Cook filed a counterclaim against the Church of Scientology Monday afternoon, the first significant development since her stunning victory against the church in a Texas courtroom on February 10. In her counterclaim, Cook is aiming directly at Scientology's ultimate ... More >>
Dear Tom, It's time for you to start talking publicly about Scientology again. Your religion is in serious trouble. In 2005, you ended a longtime policy of not talking about the church by suddenly bringing it up in interviews. Most memorable, of course, was the way you challenged Matt Lauer, tell ... More >>
Since news broke Sunday of Debbie Cook's stunning e-mail, sent to thousands of her fellow Scientologists, word of a serious rift inside the church has been appearing in many news outlets, particularly in Europe. In the meantime, we provided additional depth and context about Debbie Cook, her career, ... More >>
The new year has already started with a bombshell, but we wanted to get a longer view of how 2012 might turn out for Scientology watching. So we asked a couple of far-seeing church observers to give us their thoughts. We have some fascinating prognostication from Mark Bunker, whose film Knowledge R ... More >>
NewsweekThis week's Newsweek cover.Dominique Strauss-Kahn's accuser has emerged from anonymity and granted interviews to ABC and Newsweek; she is pictured and named in both. Her name is Nafissatou Diallo, she is 32, and she moved to the U.S. from Guinea in 2003. According to the Newsweek piec ... More >>
VargasIn Sunday's edition of the New York Times Magazine, online today, a former Washington Post reporter and senior contributing editor for The Huffington Post, Jose Antonio Vargas, tells the story of his own life as an undocumented immigrant. Sent by his mother to the United States from the ... More >>
Alcor Life Extension Foundation, the company involved in yesterday's story about the misadventures of Ted Williams' frozen head, responds: October 2, 2009: The Alcor Life Extension Foundation denies the outrageous allegations against it that have appeared in the media this week. Alcor espe ... More >>
Going public is something Amy Neustein never could resist
The June offering of Anonymous will focus on the reported misdeeds and forced labor of Scientology’s private navy. Saturday’s protests, called “Operation Sea Arrrgh,” will focus on what Anonymous describes as “the cruel, inhumane practices of Scientology's paramilitary missionary group: ... More >>
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