Pete Hamill

  • News

    October 26, 2011

    Let It Bleed

    Hard at work on his eighth novel, Deadwood author Pete Dexter still packs a punch

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    The 9/11 Eulogies

    Grace Giardina​"If you're the mayor's speechwriter, what's your job" after the Towers fall? You're going to start thinking about "how do you find something redemptive out of this attack? How do you try and encapsulate those emotions?"

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Watergate Proving that Norman Mailer's Paranoia Was Prescient

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 12, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 28 Mailer's 5th Estate: Who's paranoid now? by Frank Crowther "Paranoia is the most useful or the most destructive faculty of the human spirit. One never knows when it's devoted to you or your destruction ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    The Horror of NOT Being on the White House Enemies List

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 5, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 27 How come you're not on the list? by Phil Tracy No revelation to come out of the Watergate hearings so far has had such damaging results as the publication of the White House "enemies" list. It strikes t ... More >>

  • News

    March 16, 2011

    Memoirs of a Jewish Geisha

    Working in Midtown to give businessmen the girlfriend experience

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Angry Villagers Hold Candlelight Vigil for 35 Cooper Square

    via EV Grieve​New Yorkers gathered at the now-shuttered 35 Cooper Square last night for a candlelight vigil and voiced their opinions on the fate of what's to come for the "oldest building on historic Cooper Square." We spoke with David Mulkins, the chair of the Bowery Alliance of Neighbors, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Jack Newfield: There Is No "New Journalism"

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 18, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 20 Of honest men & good writers By Jack Newfield After participating in several panel discussions, attending (More)'s counter-convention, reading books and articles by Tom Wolfe and Mike Arlen, and being i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    1970: The Women's National Strike for Equality

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. September 3, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 36 Women on the March: 'We're a Movement Now!' By Mary Breasted ...There was no great unity of styles or goals in the Women's National Strike for Equality. There were the three basic demands: free abort ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    Newsweek: "The Best and Fastest-Growing Newsmagazine in America"

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 23, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 17 Inside Newsweek: Separating Reporters From Responsibility by Paul Cowan and Jack Newfield Newsweek is the best and fastest-growing newsmagazine in America. It has more credibility with the young than Tim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    With Mets One Win from a Pennant, the Voice Actually Goes to a Game!

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 2, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 51 Young-at-Heart Mets Wait Till This Year! by Michael C.D. Macdonald The first game ever played at Shea Stadium had proved to be my last visit with the Mets. Feeling apart from the "new breed" of mid-sub ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Vic Ziegel, One of the Best

    Ziegel​Vic Ziegel of the New York Daily News died Friday, July 23 of lung cancer, still young at 72. He was one of the good guys. When I started regularly for the Village Voice in the mid-1980s, Ziegel was one of the few writers from a New York daily to accept me as a colleague when I'd se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Jimmy Breslin on Norman Mailer for Mayor: 'That bum is serious!'

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 24, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 28 The Mailer-Breslin Ticket: Vote the Rascals In by Joe Flaherty I approached the making of the Mailer, 1969, with dubious thoughts. Like many others I was invited to Mailer's home about three weeks ago t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Norman Mailer and Jimmy Breslin Thinking About this Mayor Thing

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 3, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 25 Norman Mailer For Mayor? The tenth entrant in the Democratic mayoral scramble may be Norman Mailer. If Mailer opts in, his running mate for City Council President will be Jimmy Breslin, the combative ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Pete Hamill on the Death of Newsweek The Saturday Evening Post

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 16, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 14 More Irrelevant Than Irreverent by Pete Hamill The tv cameras had departed, the reporters were gone, and in the fourth-floor offices of the Saturday Evening Post at 541 Lexington Avenue, there wasn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Pete Hamill Proposes Banned Words of 1969

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 9, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 13 Let's Get Up Off the Floor by Pete Hamill The pox that was 1968 is behind us, the bodies have finally gone cold, and the New year looms, virginal and gray. If 1969 is anything like its predecessor, we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Pete Hamill's Eyewitness Account of Robert Kennedy's Assassination

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 13, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 35 Two Minutes to Midnight: The Very Last Hurrah by Pete Hamill LOS ANGELES -- It was, of course, two minutes to midnight an the Embassy Room of the Ambassador Hotel was rowdy with triumph. Red and blue ba ... More >>

  • Film

    February 23, 2010
  • News

    January 26, 2010

    I Blog New York: Your Guide to Gotham's Best

    18 obsessive, cantankerous, and unstoppable Gotham blogs worth going ape over

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    Local Papers Prepare for Series with Insults

    ​After a black kid was killed by young Italian-Americans in Bensonhurst in 1989, and recalling the similar Howard Beach incident of 1986, Pete Hamill put an article in the New York Post called "The Lesson of Howard Beach Was Lost on the Punks of Guidoville," filled with Hamill's ripe evocatio ... More >>

  • News

    September 29, 2009

    How New York City's Seven Newspapers Are (Nearly) Surviving

    Print is undead—and NYC is the only city where you can still read all about it

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2009

    Things to do on Sunday for (mostly) free

    the National Weather Service is promising 82 degrees and disappearing clouds--Broadway on Broadway - the casts from 20 Broadway shows will be performing live on Broadway between 43d and  47th, starting at 11:30. Michael McKean (Spinal Tap, an upcoming play) is hosting.--Brooklyn Book Festival ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 8, 2009


    Cartoonists team up with the literati in Brooklyn

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Celebrities Return to a Chastened America's Front Pages

    Did you notice that a lot of the news this morning is about celebrities? "Morning Joe" has Pete Hamill and Peggy Noonan discussing Chris Brown and Rihanna. The Jon Stewart-Jim Cramer fight has been covered not only by us, but to a fare-thee-well in normally star-averse venues such as The Atlantic, T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    Jockbeat: José Torres, Friend to the Voice

    Author, boxing official, champion prize fighter, and friend to the Voice José Torres died of a heart attack on Monday, January 19, in Ponce, Puerto Rico. RIchard Goldstein has a lengthy obit at the Times. Torres's Sting like A Bee: The Muhammad Ali Story, published in 1971 with a preface by Norman ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2008

    Oldtimer Recalls Prospect Park Zoo, 1965

    Brooklyn nostalgists may enjoy the short essay, to which Prospect: A Year in the Park tips us, at story board Mr. Beller's Neighborhood, at which Kenneth P. Nolan recalls working the caf at the Prospect Park Zoo in 1965, with reminiscences like, "On breaks, Eddie Babicke would hang out in the yak ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2008

    Shine, Mister? Pete Hamill Solves The Economic Crisis

    We just saw Pete Hamill on Joe Scarborough's morning show. In a blame-the-victim rant, he posited that house-flipping, free-spending citizens hadn't gone through the Depression like he had, owned "five cell phones and one iPod," and therefore had no understanding of the value of a hard-earned Americ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2008

    -30- for Dunleavy, with a Correction

    There has been ample affectionate coverage of longtime New York Post reporter Steve Dunleavy's retirement. Tabloid Baby has some nice shots of the genius behind "Sam Sleeps," "A Current Affair," and other journalistic milestones as he's toasted at the Bourbon Street Bar by Rupert Murdoch and Police ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2008

    Are You Living in Pete Hamill's Brooklyn, Or Ours?

    In this week's New York magazine, Pete Hamill talks about Brooklyn -- the Brooklyn of his codgerrific past, mostly, when people talked about "that son of a bitch Hitler" and "de scaw" of the Dodgers' game. Blinking in the sunlight of 2008, Hamill mournfully notices that rents have gone way up, no o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2008
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    October 5, 2007

    Reading: Inside an Old Irish Murder Mystery

    The Killing of Major Denis Mahon uses the story behind the murder of wealthy Anglo-Irish landlord to explore the history of the Great Irish Famine—and to explode some myths associated with it. Peter Duffy, an award-winning journalist based in Manhattan, will be reading from the book, which Pete H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2007

    Rocky Sullivan's Last Night in Manhattan

    Chris Bryne, the co-owner of Rocky Sullivan's, says the show will go on in Brooklyn. The Manhattan location closed last night. Photo by Hollow Sidewalks via Flickr "They can take away our Guinness, but they can't take away our freedom," screamed one fairly inspired reveler from the landing of Rocky ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2007

    Rocky Sullivan's Moving to Red Hook

    Photo by Hallowsidewalks via Flickr If memory serves me correctly, that's Chris Byrne, the bar's owner. Building by building, store by store, person by person, Manhattan just keeps getting less interesting and more generic. The latest news: Rocky Sullivan's is closing it's doors on Lexington Avenue ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    November 15, 2005

    Homes for the Holidays

    Bars to hibernate in when the weather dips

  • Specials

    October 18, 2005

    1966–1975 Peace & Protest

    From the Summer of Love to Women's Lib, Gay Rights and Black Panthers

  • Specials

    October 18, 2005

    Lust Horizons

    The 'Voice' and the women's movement

  • News

    March 15, 2005

    Hey, FCC: OK?

    What First Amendment? What Public Information? And What's News in Brooklyn?

  • News

    December 21, 2004
  • Books

    June 22, 2004

    Hot Type

    VLS Beach Reads: Detectives, drugs, denim, and an unusually high number of birds

  • NYC Life

    October 28, 2003
  • Film

    September 16, 2003

    They Stand Alone

    John Frankenheimer's Lone Heroes Confront Communists, the French, and Themselves

  • News

    June 18, 2002

    Crime Pays

    The Gospel According to John Gotti

  • News

    October 2, 2001

    The Giuliani Dilemma

    How Freddy and Mark Used Rudy to Define Themselves

  • News

    November 7, 2000

    The Karen Finley Makeover

    A Persecuted Performance Artist Gets Past Her Suffering

  • News

    January 11, 2000

    The Century in Sports

    The Eighth Annual Village Voice Sportswriters' Poll

  • News

    September 14, 1999

    HBO Tells 'Sopranos' Publicist To Fuggedaboudit

    Conservative, gifted, and black: too different for 'diversity'?

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    February 24, 1998
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    February 3, 1998