A new study from the Brookings Institution shows that poverty in American suburbs increased by 64 percent over the last decade, more than twice the rate of poverty growth in cities. In the New York/tristate metro area alone, the number of suburban poor grew 28 percent since 2000, while the number o ... More >>
Another 70 inmates are complaining about missteps in Sing Sing correctional facility officials' handling of the April 18 pre-dawn electrical fire at the upstate prison, the Voice has learned. Some 700 inmates had to be relocated following the fire, many suffering respiratory injuries. In all ... More >>
New details are emerging about the April 18 fire at Sing Sing prison in Ossining, N.Y. which forced the relocation of 700 prisoners, the Voice has learned. Prison officials had told the press that no inmates or staff were injured in the smoky, pre-dawn electrical blaze at the 185-year old complex, ... More >>
Nope, not scary at all.This article asks, "Should the Leather Man, 19th-century proto-hobo of New York, be exhumed?" No, obviously not. Everything about that sounds bad. Why do we need a dead hobo to be dug up? What will we do with him? Not "we," per se, just in general.
If you like Johnny Cash at San Quentin, you'll love Wayne Kramer at Sing Sing. The legendary MC5 guitarist, who did two years at Lexington for pushing coke, is working with addict outreach group Road Recovery, and after doing a benefit concert for them at the Nokia Theatre on May 1, he'll go the nex ... More >>
SXSW 2009: the sound of a thousand Babydick jokes cracking. Full list, with arbitrarily bolded highlights, below.
Hammell on Trial makes a good living getting punk from an acoustic guitar
'Peace Mom' announces she won't challenge Senator Feinstein
With Peace Mom absent from Crawford arrests, protesters carry out civil-disobedience plans
Or Senate. The anti-war left seeks a challenger for Hillary Clinton