James Brown would have been 80 years old today, but who cares? What's worth remembering is not how many hits he had, how many millions he made and lost, or how many times he voted for Richard Nixon. No, when we talk about James Brown, we're talking about indisputably the single most important musici ... More >>
Congressman Charlie Rangel escaped this year's Democratic primary -- and subsequent recount -- with his job and likely will be returning to Congress for what will be his 22nd term, which begs the question: is it time for Congressional term limits?Just to put the longtime representative's reign into ... More >>
It's presidential-campaign showbiz in a Gore Vidal revival
In 1960, during his Democratic campaign against Richard Nixon, John F. Kennedy made his views on the First Amendment's establishment clause known to a group of Texas ministers by saying he supported an "America where the separation between church and state are absolute." That tidbit of jurisprudence ... More >>
via WikipediaAccording to a new book of interviews with Jacqueline Kennedy, the former First Lady said that her husband openly doubted Lyndon Johnson's ability to be president. The interviews, which were conducted by historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. in the year following JFK's assassination, ... More >>
Each week, Death by Science sends out an all-points bulletin for the latest science and technology news, tracks it down and beats a confession out of it. This week, we wake up, rub the sleep out of our eyes, roll over in bed and ask the Space Shuttle, "So, now what?" (We had sex with the Sp ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. September 9, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 36 The divorce proceedings for the 51st State By Robin Reisig In a room improbably decorated with six huge maps of Staten Island, an American flag, a photograph of Richard Nixon, the would-be founding f ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 8, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 27 The electric soapbox: 'This is your channel' By Robin Reisig "We spent 10 hours last night taking out all the dirty words -- there must have been 100 fucks and cocksuckers -- and now they want us to put t ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 30, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 18 Vonnegut & Earth Day by Anna Mayo It was the night before Earth Day. Kurt Vonnegut, set off by the ambience of the Algonquin Hotel, looked more like Mark Twain than Hal Holbrook. He was talking about th ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 16, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 16 Films in Focus by Andrew Sarris OSCAR GOES TO COLLEGE: You could hardly recognize Oscar this year at the celebration of his 42nd birthday. After years of flaunting his nouveau riche vulgarity and grade s ... More >>
Diving into 1970 L.A., the noted novelist tokes up a comic detective tale
He just sapped it of its superpower.
Brother, can you spare $12?
A documentary about a legendary Ivy football game—fought to a tie
When, in the course of human events, it can't wait any longer
Who will lead Bush's defense team—Rudy Giuliani?
As far as local angles go on Paul Newman, who passed yesterday of lung cancer at 83, the Staten Island Advance has an unusual one: the paper recalls that "Newman's dramatic roots sprouted in St. George." In 1952 the aspiring actor was living at 30 Daniel Low Terrace, and in September happened to be ... More >>
A new doc goes beyond the sensational
He may be the greatest artist of the '00s. Don't tell the Dixie Chicks.
In The Hoax, a lying president (Nixon) begets a lying author (Richard Gere). Good thing that wouldn't happen today.
The Howling: A hairy swan song from the late Tristan Egolf
Alito vote again raises specter of unchecked White House
Speculation about the Plame Affair reaches all the way to the vice president
Tawdry showbiz Rashomon rethinks Martin & Lewis breakup, ends up dazed and confused
President's allegiance to religious right sets Republican Party adrift
A savage journey in search of the legacy of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
Protesters risk playing into GOP hands
Recounting election-year movies that attempted to swing the vote
Since the reign of King George III, resistance has been our legacyand to this day still is
Justice Department vs. Democracy
The Changed Lives of Arabs in the U.S.And What a Declaration of War Would Really Mean
The Next President's Picks Could Determine the Fate of Roe v. Wade
Why Giuliani Dissed Upstate Republicans for the Yankees