It appears that Chinese media has taken a particular shine to Andrea Catsimatidis, daughter of Gristedes owner and Republican New York City mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis. She's on a trip with her husband, the grandson of Richard Nixon (yes), to recreate the former president's trip to the Great ... More >>
From cash-hungry strippers to protesters dressed as vaginas, your gonzo guide to the Republican National Convention
Last week, when we told you Newt Gingrich was the GOP's flavor of the month, you could have been forgiven for being skeptical. That Newt Gingrich? The former Speaker of the House who pissed off most of the country by shutting down the government? Who was fined by Congress for ethics violations? Who ... More >>
I felt very male at last night's HBO screening of Gloria: In Her Own Words, the documentary about famed women's rights leader Gloria Steinem. There were only about three men in the room--including me--so I had the joyful opportunity to soak in all that estrogen and bond with the sisterho ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 8, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 6 Mailer's Birthday by Lucian K. Truscott IV Norman Mailer is probably the only man in America who could give himself a birthday party, charge $50 a couple admission to the posh inner sanctum of the Fo ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 2, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 44 Just a hard-on away from the Presidency by Bob Williams I was just a hard-on away from the Presidency, in a darkened room somewhere off the corridors of power. On a small screen a man and woman were ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 26, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 43 Just another dirty demonstration? by Blair Sobol "Kiss off you Nixon Suckers, and watch it 'cause Ti-Grace Atkinson has returned." And a stunning return it was, complete with singing, shouting, shovi ... More >>
Power corrupts, in some cases way more than others. Here, in ascending order of awfulness, are the politicians who've abused their privilege the most horribly, staining their records with terrible policies and crappy excuses.
"Red China" had been effectively closed to U.S. trade for years when President Nixon began softening things up in the 70s. Subsequent Presidents from both parties have followed Nixon's lead, and now, along with state visits like the one Chinese Leader Hu Jintao made last week to the White House, we ... More >>
Nixon's Checkers speech: Paladino needs oneThe Greater Murdoch Empire may be pumping millions into national Republican races, but it's working overtime to drive the GOP's Carl Paladino bananas. Today, the Post gives a rare tip of the Murdoch hat to Sir Rupert's much-loathed rival, the Times, ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 23, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 15 Scenes by Howard Smith VALERIE [SOLANAS] was back in court last Friday. This time to find out whether the court psychiatric clinic report agreed with Mattawan State Hospital's verdict when it release ... More >>
Four-star general Alexander Haig, 85, the Reagan administration Secretary of State who claimed to be "in control" of the White House after Reagan was shot in 1981, died today in Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland. According to the AP, Haig succumbed to complications from an infection.
Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. Going Places: How America's Best and Brightest Got Started Down the Road of Life Author: E.D. Hill, former ho ... More >>
We get few lessons in grace these days, especially from locally elected officials. But Robert Morgenthau, who was first elected District Attorney of New York County a few months after Gerald Ford took office as president so long ago, gave us one late Friday afternoon. He sat at a bare wooden table ... More >>
Bartender Leo Cook of Bloomington, Indiana has won T.G.I. Friday's Utimate Beverage competition with his "Vanilla Lemon Ice," which will be served at Friday's restaurants starting today. The drink comprises Smirnoff Vanilla Vodka, triple sec, lemonade and Sprite. Bring the kids! A young Harlem moth ... More >>
Some very nasty doings in Florence and ancient Rome
The year in picturespictures of me!
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Spending that Ferris Bueller capital
The circus of the '60s, from the streets to the courtroom
Echoes of Watergate in the twilight of the Bush presidency
Big Dance Theater combine cultures, and maybe sell an insurance policy
Watergate-era hero reporter on Plamegate story? He can put it down.
Clinton Does the Democratic Primaries
Ed Cox could be the best bet to challenge Clinton, if only the GOP would let him
In his day job, Deep Throat specialized in smears and illegal break-ins
Losing America's birthright, the George Bush way
Chelsea theaters hold a plethora of dancing, dramatic images, and complex metaphors
Which Way the Wind Blows
'Parades of People Would Follow Behind'
A Hollywood Daughters Radical Past Winds up on the Cutting Room Floor
Tom DeLays Republican Congress Prepares to Smash the State
In a Race Between Two Filial Men, Women Will Decide Who Is the Beloved Son
Why the Right Needs the Homeless
As the casualties mount, our Commander-in-Chief soldiers on