Nobel Prize

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    July 22, 2014

    Getting Naked With Charlie "Bird" Parker at the Wildest Party in L.A. History

    Charlie "Bird" Parker has been called the greatest saxophonist who ever lived, a jazz legend who not only spearheaded the bebop movement but also laid the foundations of modern jazz. He was also a party animal. In 1952, Los Angeles would play host to one of Parker's wildest exploits. The New York- ... More >>

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    June 16, 2014

    The '60s Sex Advice Book That Tells Ladies to "Relax and Enjoy" When He Won't Take Tears for a "No"

    Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from thrift stores, estate sales, and flea markets. The Anatomy of a Love Affair: The Guide to Sex for the Girl Who Says "Yes!" Author: Evelyn Bourne Date: 1965 Publisher: Pyramid Books, New York Discovered at: T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2014

    As Crimea Smolders, Rightbloggers Try to Get Their Neo-con Game Going Again

    From the med schools in Grenada to the deserts of Iraq, once upon a time conservatives were eager to invade foreign countries. But as you may have noticed, in recent years they've affected a more dovish approach to foreign policy; claiming to be repulsed by the reckless foreign adventurism of the O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2013

    Nelson Mandela's Legacy Left for a Nation and Her Wine Industry

    Throughout the week, South Africans will gather to grieve en masse the loss of Nelson Mandela. A courageous statesman, Mandela began his political life as a young Soweto lawyer steering the resistance against apartheid, only to be imprisoned for twenty-seven years for his labors, later emerging to b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2013

    Lou Reed's Best Non-Musical Moments

    A lot's been said over the last couple of days about Lou Reed, his body of work, the city he embodied. What hasn't been written about all that much is the strange side streets Lou sometimes took during his career. Let's visit a few of those. See also: The Voice's 1967 Review of Velvet Underground' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    Rex Reed Still Not the World's Worst Film Critic by Any Measure

    New York Observer film critic Rex Reed is such a reliable source of outraged blog posts he's probably just a neck lipo away from getting his own E! reality show. His review of V/H/S/2, written after he skipped out on the latter three-quarters of the film, inspired the headline "Rex Reed Still World' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2013

    Beaten on Gay Marriage, Rightbloggers Begin Berating Straights

    Maybe it's because everyone's sick of fighting over gay marriage. Maybe it's because our rightblogger friends' tactic of Adam-and-Steving the issue hasn't helped their increasingly hopeless cause, even within the Republican Party. In any case some of the brethren are working a new angle. Well, not ... More >>

  • Columns

    April 3, 2013
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    March 15, 2013

    The Oral History of Kid Rock's The Polyfuze Method

    Though it's practically needless to say by now, this Saturday -- March 16 -- is a date that most rock fans have long had circled on their calendar: The 20th anniversary of Kid Rock's remarkable second album, The Polyfuze Method. See also: Scott Stapp Clears Up That Story About the Orgy on Kid Rock' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Pols Irked By Those Awkward Teen Pregnancy Ads On Subways

    Two weeks ago, we here at the Voice reported on the new campaign conducted by the Department for Social Services. Along with a YouTube video series and teen texting program, anti-teenage-pregnancy ads that should make you feel uncomfortable were introduced to straphangers on subways across the five ... More >>

  • Theater

    March 6, 2013

    Jackie: First Lady Problems

    The Women’s Project stages American premiere of Nobel winner’s play

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    Bloomberg's Flock of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Are Probably Coming to Eat Us

    Over the weekend, Mayor Bloomberg quite generously donated $350 million to Johns Hopkins University, bringing his total contributions to his alma mater to a whopping $1.1 billion. The Times has the exclusive story of Bloomberg's philanthropic track record, including fun mayoral trivia (he's 70! he c ... More >>

  • Columns

    November 7, 2012
  • Film

    September 5, 2012
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    August 13, 2012

    Mike Bloomberg, Health Cop: Where's The War On Wheaties?

    Mayor Mike Bloomberg has declared war on sodium, baby formula, sugar and, most recently, soda. But if Hizzoner is so concerned with your health, where's the war on Wheaties?Wheat is actually pretty horrible in terms of its ability to turn people into unhealthy fatsos. And unlike soda, it apparently ... More >>

  • Theater

    August 8, 2012

    In Paris: Russian Gadgets

    It's Baryshnikov versus stage effects at the Lincoln Center Festival

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    One Year Ago Today: Did the Squirrel Busters Mark the Beginning of the End of Scientology?

    On April 18 last year, a man named Marty Rathbun opened his door at the sound of knocking and was presented with the sight you see here. Three men on his porch holding video cameras, and with backup cameras strapped to their foreheads. They were each wearing sky blue T-shirts that featured the same ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    VIDEO: Proof that L. Ron Hubbard Was the Most Awesome Human Being Ever

    Just a few weeks after the Scientologists at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Florida experienced it for themselves, here it is: video from this year's L. Ron Hubbard birthday event. On March 13, LRH would have turned 101 years old (if he hadn't so wisely dropped his meat body in 1986 to research hig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2011

    Newt Gingrich is a Ridiculous Candidate for President -- Which Explains His Rise

    Last week, when we told you Newt Gingrich was the GOP's flavor of the month, you could have been forgiven for being skeptical. That Newt Gingrich? The former Speaker of the House who pissed off most of the country by shutting down the government? Who was fined by Congress for ethics violations? Who ... More >>

  • Theater

    November 2, 2011

    Who Is the Greatest Living Playwright?

    We ask theater writers to name their pick

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    Olsen Twins' Sister Getting Oscar Buzz!

    Twenty-one-year-old Elizabeth Olsen -- younger sister to those eternally cute little monkeys the Olsen twins -- started getting Oscar buzz a while ago, as my eyeballs rolled like pinballs. What next -- a Nobel Prize for Jaleel White's cousin?

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2011

    Paul Krugman's 9/11 Blog Post is Baffling

    ​Nine years, 23 hours, and 55 minutes after American Airlines Flight 11 flew into the North Tower of the World Trade Center, economist Paul Krugman published a peculiar post to his New York Times blog. He titled it, "The Years of Shame," and it briskly bemoans the fact that 9/11 has become a w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Women Who Want Men to Like Them Pretend to Hate Math

    Barbie is so brave.​Science proves that there is a reason all your female friends fake not knowing how to calculate the tip (unless, of course, they truly are terrible at calculating things -- could happen!). Four new University of Buffalo studies have found that when a lady wants to be consid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Michele Bachmann's Husband Is Even Worse Than She Is

    ​Republican hopeful Michele Bachmann isn't exactly a beacon of illumination on the gay rights issue. In fact, if Obama hasn't "evolved" yet on gay marriage, she hasn't even gone beyond the paleolithic stage. But her husband makes her look like a Nobel prize winner by comparison.

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Roger Maris for the Hall? No, It's Still Not a Good Idea

    ​Every few years, like a bad idea whose time has come, the argument for Roger Maris and the Hall of Fame springs up again. There have been several lately, no doubt spurred by the 50th anniversary of the Maris-Mantle home run chase in 1961 when both Yankee sluggers went after Babe Ruth's single ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 4, 2011


    The Dalai Lama makes his way to Jersey

  • Theater

    April 20, 2011

    The Belarus Free Theatre Arrives With Being Harold Pinter, Zone of Silence, and Discover Love

    La MaMa and the Public host the return of the now famous troupe

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Today in El Diario: Peruvians Face Awful Presidential Choice

    ​Ex-militant vs. Authoritarian for Peruvian President In Peru's upcoming presidential runoffs, the Andean nation is faced with two polemic picks for the next head of state: leftist ex-militant Ollanta Humala and Keiko Fujimori, daughter of ex-president Alberto Fujimori, who many fear will vio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2011

    Snooki Appearance Controversial Among Everyone Except Toni Morrison

    ​Boy, are parents mad about Snooki's recent appearance at Rutgers. Both about the concept of it, and the cost (almost $10,000 more than they pay in yearly tuition). And everyone else is freaked out by the fact that Shnickers was paid $2,000 more than what Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison is being ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    The 2011 Shorty Awards: We Came, We Drank, We Tweeted

    "Green will get you anywhere," we were told.​Last night, @NickGreene and I attended the Shorty Awards, the official awards ceremony for Twitter and social media, a/k/a, "the Oscars of Twitter" and all that that implies. Here is our story. Jen: HEY, so, the Shorty Awards was surprisingly enjoy ... More >>

  • Columns

    March 23, 2011
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    March 16, 2011

    1 in 8 New Yorkers is on Oxy

    ​If you were wondering why 13% of the commuters on your subway car this morning were drooling and looking into space, the Wall Street Journal may have a clue: prescriptions for oxycodone, the generic name of the powerful pain pill OxyContin, have doubled in New York City between 2007 and 2010. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2011

    In Tucson Shooting Fallout, Rightbloggers Find a New Public Enemy #1: Paul Krugman

    If you've quit paying attention to the Tucson shooting case, first of all, congratulations. Here is what you've missed: The nearly-assassinated Democratic Congresswoman is getting better, and the public discussion of her shooting is getting worse. There's just too much nonsense being circulated to ... More >>

  • Theater

    January 5, 2011

    Belarus Free Theatre's Being Harold Pinter Is No Slight Ache

    The Eastern European Company Makes It Bravely to Under the Radar

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2008

    The Ultimate Silence: Harold Pinter (1930-2008)

    With cosmic irony, death came to Harold Pinter, playwright, screenwriter, and winner of the 2005 Nobel Prize for Literature, on Christmas Eve. The timing, with its overtones of symbolic grandeur, would never have occurred in one of Pinter's works. A master of understatement who revolutionized dramat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2008

    Harold Pinter, 1930-2008

    Harold Pinter died yesterday. He was born in 1930 to a family of Jewish garment workers and passed his early life in East London, where he experienced the Blitz and, as the Forward put it, an "antisemitism [that] hung in the air like smoke and smog." Pinter was attacked a few times by thugs apparent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2008

    Goodnight Monday

    So what can we tell you? That Caroline Kennedy, previously discussed in the Hillary Senate seat context as if she were some glamorous, collectible doll, is actually sitting up and expressing (muted, dignified) interest now? That Obama has tapped Nobel prize-winning physicist Steven Chu for Secretary ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2008

    Election Remainders: Toni Morrison

    Wall Street Journal reporter Jamin Brophy-Warren passes along his interview with Toni Morrison, the last American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. WSJ: Where did you watch the election results? Ms. Morrison: I was too anxious and I didn't want to be in anybody's company. But I was totally i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2008

    Former Home of "Academic Racist" Sponsors Harlem DNA Lab

    Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and the New York City Department of Education announced Tuesday the opening of a new DNA lab in Harlem. According to a press release on Cold Spring Harbor’s website, the Lab is a "'state-of-the-art education facility that will provide students and teachers throughout ... More >>

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    May 14, 2008

    Union Hall and Neighbors Wonder, Why Can't We Be Friends?

    If only the competing needs of bar owners and aggrieved neighbors could be satisfied as easily as the urges of a liquor-primed patron. “I have women outside my window screaming, ‘Fuck me! Fuck me!’ at three o’clock in the morning,” said Union Street resident Roberta Lehrman. She attribute ... More >>