Powerful voices (but not the director's) explain the failed war on drugs
43rd Annual Songwriters Hall Of Fame Awards Marriott Marquis Thursday, June 14 Better than: Disco roller derby. If you closed your eyes and listened to the parade of songs and familiar voices emanating from the Marriott Marquis' luminary-packed sixth-floor ballroom last night, you might have tho ... More >>
Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently came out in favor of pot policy reform, announcing Monday that he wanted to decriminalize public displays of just less than one ounce of weed. As we reported then, the move was heralded by pretty much everyone, except maybe Republicans in Albany. Just today, the Wall Str ... More >>
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 >>
Staten Island Republicans opened their brand-new headquarters this weekend, and local leaders took the opportunity to defend Congressman Michael Grimm. The rep was recently accused of raising illegal funds by an article in The New York Times. Grimm gave a speech about his dog Sebastian, which brings ... More >>
The scene here in the underground bunker is like the quiet after a major storm. A hurricane blew up out of the Caribbean this week and hit us square on. The place is a mess. The cats are skittish. But the excitement has finally died down a bit, the lights are low, the empty bottles have been cleared ... More >>
The FBI has released a cache of documents about the Village Voice dating from 1969 to 1997 that are now available under FOIA. Bomb threats! Contras! Secret lists! Ed Koch vs. J. Edgar Hoover! First up: were Village Voice subscribers in the '70s added to a creepy secret government list? A le ... More >>
For a month at MOMA, digital is not the savior of cinema
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 24, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 34 'I'll never eat iceberg lettuce again' By Jack Newfield Perhaps America's greatest citizen was in New York last week. And nobody noticed. Clifford Irving, the Zippies, and Tiny Tim were on the 6 o'clo ... More >>
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 >>
In an odd week in the gubernatorial campaign, the oddest moment was Roger Stone's NY1 appearance on Tuesday, when he appeared to be trying to put miles of distance between himself and Carl Paladino, whose September primary victory Stone engineered. This grew even odder when Palad ... More >>
No matter what your politics you have to admit Republicans yesterday went for the guy with a lot more pop in his bat -- literally. Just three months ago, all Carl Paladino, the wealthy gun-slinging landlord from Buffalo who will now carry the GOP banner for governor, could muster at the Repub ... More >>
As we wait to learn the fate of Charlie Rangel, that old Harlem lion who may be hit with a telephone-sized House ethics complaint any minute now unless he cuts a deal to cop a plea, it's a good time for a short trot down memory lane. Here are a few takes from the Voice's (very spotty) digital ... More >>
Carlos wuz robbed
The New York Post civic-mindedly presents readers with "The Truth About the Naked Cowboy," which comes in the form of an at-home profile of the recently-announced mayoral candidate. We are told that Robert Burck, as he is known away from his work, rises early, exercises, quotes motivational authors ... More >>
"I think about my parents a lot. I think about a lot of people I've met along the way." Governor Rod Blagojevich is doing his Mr. Smith Goes to Washington routine in Springfield on what is expected to be the last day of his impeachment trial. "I met a woman who told me the story of her day-to-day li ... More >>
Excited (not to say deranged) by the long Presidential campaign, conservative bloggers -- rightbloggers, in our affectionate parlance -- were in top form this year, and outstripped the sleepy Main Stream Media in every way. If mainstream Republicans were content to call Obama a socialist, rightblogg ... More >>
As McCain and Romney fight for the nomination, New Yorks G.O.P. has a lot to lose
Gerald R. Ford was born Leslie King Jr. If he hadn't changed his name, we'd have had a President King, which might have been confusing. (White House) There are a lot of reasons to feel sorry for Gerald Ford (besides the fact that he's now dead). He had to deal not only with the ghost of Richard Ni ... More >>
Watergate-era hero reporter on Plamegate story? He can put it down.
Once Scooter sings, it's a whole new Plame Affair
More eyewitnesses to U.S. torture of detainees pierce the Bush administration's cover-up
Ed Cox could be the best bet to challenge Clinton, if only the GOP would let him
Where are the soldiers? The issue the press never asks McCain about.
There's a long, rich history of big-time talkers. You have a few hours?
From protests to plays and films to forums, New York 'makes nice' with the RNC
Cardinal Edward Egan faces a defining moment in the 2004 race for the White House
From Nicholas Berg to Abu Ghraib, the search for something to trust
Joel Klein claimed that the axed 'social promotion' dissenters resigned. This was a lie.
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Oscar Declares War on the War
A New Generation of Leaders Makes a Different Choice
'Parades of People Would Follow Behind'
Pages From a Cold Island
Why We Can't Let the Big Creep Go
Baseball in the Big Apple: Two Teams, One Ticket-Tape Parade
Conspiracy theories have seeped into the heart of the American public
Scenes from Russia's ruble crisis