Robert F. Kennedy

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    February 5, 2014


    See the Village through Fred W. McDarrah’s lens

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    September 11, 2013
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    December 5, 2012
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    February 25, 2012

    Teacher Data Released, Criticized; Nelson Mandela Hospitalized; Strong Winds Coming Through the City

    Data rating 18,000 New York City teachers was released Friday, but not without strong caveats as both teachers and education leaders warned of flaws. Teachers are evaluated based on how much value they add as evidenced by change in student performance on standardized tests relative to measurement o ... More >>

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    February 1, 2012

    After Cop Shooting, Mike Bloomberg Calls for Stricter Gun Laws

    Last night, police officer Kevin Brennan was shot in the head in the Bushwick Houses in Brooklyn after he and his partners responded to a report of shots fired. Doctors at Bellevue Hospital successfully removed the bullet from the base of Brennan's skull, and as of last night, he was reported to be ... More >>

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    July 23, 2010

    Barbara Long Gets a Crotch-Full From Joe Namath

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 17, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 40 Making Contact With Broadway Joe by Barbara Long The masses forever fend for themselves as best they can, and, forever elitists, young writers go straight to political leaders for that love and attentio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Jack Newfield and Robert Kennedy: A Lunch that Launched a Memoir

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 5, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 34 Memoir of a Hero Who Died at Five by Clark Whelton In February of 1966, Jack Newfield appeared on a tv talk show to discuss his recently published book "A Prophetic Minority." During the course of the pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    Yoko Ono's New Boyfriend

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 8, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 43 Scenes by Howard Smith YOKO ONO was a well-known New York happening artist a few years ago, especially noted for "Stone" at the Judson gallery (a room full of bulging black burlap sacks large enough fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Pete Hamill's Eyewitness Account of Robert Kennedy's Assassination

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 13, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 35 Two Minutes to Midnight: The Very Last Hurrah by Pete Hamill LOS ANGELES -- It was, of course, two minutes to midnight an the Embassy Room of the Ambassador Hotel was rowdy with triumph. Red and blue ba ... More >>

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    April 27, 2010
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    April 26, 2010

    Nat Hentoff on McCarthyism. No, the OTHER McCarthyism.

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 25, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 28 Help! by Nat Hentoff Eugene McCarthy on the indictment of Spock, Coffin, Goodman, Raskin, Ferber: "The indictment is inexcusable...It seems to be part of a general policy of intimidation." Would some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Brownsville Riots: "This Goddamn Mother-Sinking, Crooked Country"

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. September 14, 1967, Vol. XII, No. 48 Absolutely Nothing To Get Alarmed About By Charles Wright Returned from a working vacation with the bloody stains of madness and luxury on my ungodly feet. Tony P. was looking for me and I crawled t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2010

    Bobby Kennedy Takes a Walk on the Lower East Side

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 11, 1967, Vol. XII, No. 30 A Political Walk: Poor Man's East Side By Don McNeill After a Senate hearing on Grand Street to evaluate the War on Poverty and a gefilte fish lunch at Ratner's, Bobby Kennedy and Jacob Javits spent a rai ... More >>

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    January 8, 2010

    Clip Job: The Frenetic Business of Being Bobby Kennedy

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 10, 1966, Vol. XII, No. 4 The Frenetic Business of Being Bobby Kennedy By Suzanne Kiplinger Senator Robert F. Kennedy came to Brooklyn Heights last Sunday, leaving in his wake several hundred frenetic, excited Bobby-Watchers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Miriam Friedlander's Good Fight

    ​Miriam Friedlander, the spirited former councilwoman from the Lower East Side, died last week at 95, and we would count ourselves enormously lucky should her type come this way again. She was a tiny spitfire, a true product of the American Left who once faced down then-Attorney General Ro ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 6, 2009


    Brian Lee Franklin's Good Bobby

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    August 26, 2009

    Edward M. Kennedy, 1932-2009

    ​Last night Edward Kennedy, who had been suffering from brain cancer, succumbed at his home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. His life story is so well known as to hardly bear repeating: younger brother of President John F. Kennedy and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, Presidential contender, Senator ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    Clip Job: Mailer Endorses Bobby

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesOctober 29, 1964, Vol. X, No. 2A Vote for Bobby K. -- Possibility of a HeroBy Norman MailerWhen there first began to be talk, back last winter, of Bobby Kennedy going in against Kenneth Keating, I had the reaction of a prize fight manager ... More >>

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    August 11, 2009

    Clip Job: Schlesinger Vs. Vidal

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesOctober 15, 1964, Vol. IX, No. 52Schlesinger vs. VidalBy Mary Perot NicholsArthur Schlesinger, Jr., liberal historian-cum-political pamphleteer, touched base at the Village Independent Democrats last week. And like his mission in behalf of Jac ... More >>

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    August 10, 2009

    Clip Job: Bobby in the Village

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesOctober 8, 1964, Vol. IX, No. 51Bobby in the Village: 'Mommy, He Touched Me'By Jack NewfieldRobert F. Kennedy evoked Beatlemania, laughter, and tears during a tour of Greenwich Village Friday night. The Democratic-Liberal Senate candidate ... More >>

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    August 7, 2009

    Clip Job: Gore Vidal Really Doesn't Like RFK for Senator

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesOctober 1, 1964, Vol. IX, No. 50Bobby is Not 'Best Man' for Playwright VidalBy Mary Perot NicholsThe author of "The Best Man" stood on a sidewalk at 74th Street and Madison Avenue on a rainy Monday and told TV and newspapermen that the best ma ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009

    Clip Job: Bobby the K

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesSeptember 24, 1964, Vol. IX, No. 49Bobby the KBy Nat HentoffI am voting for neither Kennedy nor Keating so this is not an attempt to proselytize. It is, however, an attempt to begin to indicate how difficult it is going to be to change the Dem ... More >>

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    May 4, 2009

    Clip Job: Miss Hansberry & Bobby K

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesJune 6, 1963, Vol. VIII, No. 33Miss Hansberry & Bobby KBy Diane Fisher"When we left the Kennedys' apartment I had a feeling of complete futility, and as we got on the elevator I wondered if there is any way to make the white people in this co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    Kerry Kennedy: How About Bobby? (Um, no.)

    It was an odd day in the Clinton senate-seat sweepstakes yesterday.Kerry Kennedy appeared shortly before 9 a.m. on MSNBC's Morning Joe and elaborately promoted the candidacy of her brother, environmental activist Bobby Kennedy Jr., saying she "was talking to him about it yesterday and urged him to g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2008

    State to Blow $4 Million on Bridge Signs

    We deeply respect the memory of the late Robert F. Kennedy. On the other hand, in the words of Queens Crap, "You've got to be fucking kidding me": the state plans to spend $4 million dollars to replace Triborough Bridge road signs with Robert F. Kennedy Bridge signs, reports the New York Times. Awar ... More >>

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    November 5, 2008

    Wayne Barrett on Grant Park, 1968 and 2008

    The voice behind me, as I walked through the streets of Brownsville yesterday, said, "Mister, do you have any work?" I was a white man again in a neighborhood where I lived as a token for 15 years, starting in 1968, fresh from Grant Park in Chicago, where the revolution that ended at midnight this ... More >>

  • Columns

    July 23, 2008

    Skirting the Issues with Michelle Obama and Cindy McCain

    Who'll be hotter for the next four years: Cindy or Michelle?

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    June 3, 2008

    RFK Must Die: Conspiracy Queries

    Did Hillary watch this?

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    May 22, 2008
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    May 15, 2008
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    April 15, 2008

    Josh Azzarella: Gone Missing

    Eerily edited historical photos at DCKT Contemporary

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    April 8, 2008

    Souvenirs and Slime: Inside the Greatest Collection of Presidential Campaign Memorabilia

    A lawyer and a close friend of John McCain, Jordan Wright has been collecting the merchandising detritus of presidential campaigns for five decades. Those stickers, signs, and (most importantly) buttons that Oval Office aspirants produce to woo Americans might seem like mere ephemera, but the items ... More >>

  • Film

    November 7, 2006

    Whole World in His Hands

    With star-studded hero porn, Emilio Estevez blames the ills of the world on RFK's murder, but what about the man?

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    September 19, 2006
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    July 18, 2006

    Supreme Court Obscenity

    Imprisoned by the Supreme Court, Ralph Ginzburg and First Amendment survived

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    July 27, 2004

    Executive Decisions

    Corporate villains, constant surveillance: Jonathan Demme reprograms a '60s landmark

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    July 3, 2001

    What’s Next for the Left?

    Politics Beyond Rhetoric

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    January 23, 2001

    The Man Who Stood Up to Bobby Kennedy

    Alone on the Floor of the House

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    December 12, 2000
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    April 18, 2000
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    December 1, 1998

    That Girl

    New York Senator Hillary Clinton?

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