Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 8, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 30 (New logo!) Mailer Hits Press Coverage by Joe Pilati "I've been honored by the highest prize in your profession," Pulitzer Prize-winning mayoral candidate Norman Mailer told a throng of reporters at a pres ... More >>
Clark Hoyt, public editor of the New York Times -- charged with trying "to help this newspaper live up to its own high journalistic standards" -- published his final column Sunday. Hoyt, a former Pulitzer Prize-winning editor reporter became the third man to hold the ombudsman position in 200 ... More >>
Union intransigence hits a low point
Long for This World examines the scientific battle against aging
Even if you don't know much about rightbloggers, you probably know that since time immemorial conservatives have blamed the nation's problems and Democratic Administrations on something called the Liberal Media. This nefarious press syndicate (of which the Village Voice is considered a charter membe ... More >>
In a 4-3 decision, the New York State Court of Appeals refused this week to order nursing homes to provide lawyers from the state's Mental Health Legal Services access to psychiatric patients and their medical records. The suit sprang from investigative reporting about the Pataki-era practice ... More >>
John Updike, the prolific, venerated, and occasionally best-selling author most widely known for his Rabbit Angstrom novels and The Witches of Eastwick, has died of lung cancer at 76. Though his writing often veered into the mildly experimental, and he wrote some very odd poems (including "The Beau ... More >>
John Updike has died today, at the age of 76. In his life, and over his long, prolific career, the writer served both as kind of glittering emblem of the literary world--the youthful, WASP-y good looks, that mannered style, that impeccable education--and, eventually, of that world's old guard. Dav ... More >>
Good thing Carl Sandburg's not around to read them. FSG publishes the complete correspondence.
O, happy wrecking ball
New short-story collection evokes a young Alice Munro
Zappa and Eisenhower guest-star in poet Tracy K. Smith's award-winning Duende
A new collection surfs Alice Notley's turf
A fan's notes: How the Yankees became the Freuds of Summer
(Hint: Because it's not black.)
Also by this Author: Remember when Martin Amis was writing about Space Invaders?
The media must get toughereven on itself
U.S. against "them"a tradition of institutionalized brutality
Louise Glück, the Newly Appointed Poet Laureate, Steps Into the Shadows of the Moment
Robert Ashley Focuses His Cosmic Worldview on Old Age
Is Journalism School for You? An In-Depth Look at the City's Two Choices
The State of Black Theater in New York
Nat Turners Second Coming
An Indiscriminate Organization
Black Theaters Cope With Cash Crunch
Hunger in Texas and Tennessee
Across Town, Words Jump off the Page
How John Van Means Wound Up Selling Sidewalk Erotica
Rudy's Double Standard
Top American AIDS Official Calls Rate of New Infections 'Unacceptably High'
South African President Hedges on Cause of AIDS, Ignores Access to Medicine
Inside the South African Government's Controversial AIDS Panel
Mets Fans Shout, 'Asshole! Asshole!'
'We were a family. Then all of a sudden, there's nobody left.'