The New York Police have sent out a department-wide memo to prepare for today's Occupy Wall Street event, which is scheduled to take place 9am at Bryant Park. The protest, titled "Shut Down the Corporations #F29", targets, among others, Bank of America for supposedly selling subprime mortgages--whic ... More >>
Radiohead, everybody knows, didn't play a free show for the Occupy Wall Street protesters last Friday. But there's been a stream of high-profile musicians showing up in Zuccotti Park to offer their support.
This afternoon, Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary set up on a makeshift bandstand and pla ... More >>
We're celebrating the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan's arrival in New York City with videos, artist tributes, and old Voice stories. Already we've seen a stage-crashing, fruit-throwing Mods vs. Rockers brawl at one of Dylan's early electric shows and a glowing review of the kinder, gentler Blo ... More >>
Making the rounds this week is a New York Magazine article entitled "What Was the Hipster?" Written by n 1's Mark Greif, the piece is meant as a critical history of an era pegged to have lasted just 10 years, from 1999 to 2009. The moment supposedly began with the move of Vice magazine from M ... More >>
Dylan, Donovan, Travers--all you need to know, really.Mary Travers, the lovely (a face and figure every bit as adorable as Tuesday Weld, said one of our more august colleagues) and committed Peter, Paul and Mary linchpin who died in September--from complications related to leukemia--will be r ... More >>
Travers with Dylan and Donovan.--Mary Travers, the star and siren of folk's Peter, Paul and Mary, died yesterday. Though the Times obit is weirdly fixated on the beards of the two men that usually flanked her, Pete Yarrow and Paul Stookey, Travers was the consensus star of the group--her voic ... More >>
The politically correct response among fans of bona-fide folk music to the astonishing success of Peter, Paul and Mary in the mid-1960's was to dismiss their glossy covers of "Blowin' In the Wind," and "If I Had a Hammer," as the fatal commercialization of a genuine American art form.
On the othe ... More >>