Between the weirdly unseasonable timing and the minimal press attention, you might not know it, but today is primary day in New York's congressional and senate races. Given the city's one-party monoculture, the primary races are generally where he action is. Here's a quick guide to the races being ... More >>
Hosni Mubarak's resignation as President of Egypt today has left an immense vacuum in world politics. Yes, this means that he is no longer 20th on Parade Magazine's List of the World's Worst Dictators. Who will slide into his now-vacant slot? We've got the scoop! SPOILER ALERT: Do not click " ... More >>
Why the blockbuster collusion of Distant Relatives feels so . . . distant
NYC's head has a serious setback on his way to closing schools
It's Day Three of the Great Zimbabwe Flap, and the rhetoric over a New Jersey Congressman's challenge to Russian bazillionaire Mikhail Prokhorov's purchase of the Nets is heating up. Prokhorov fired back at Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-My-Constituents-Don't-Want-to-Drive-Through-Two-Tunnels-to-W ... More >>
Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-NJ) tells the Post that he's requesting a Treasury Department investigation to see if Mikhail Prokhorov, the russian investor who's trying to buy stakes in both the Nets and the planned Nets Arena in Brooklyn, has violated Bush-era sanctions against doing business wi ... More >>
Tabla is among a number of restaurants using psychological principles to overhaul their menus, such as dropping the dollar sign from prices or naming a dish after the chef's mom. [NY Times] 2009 was the year 'nduja, the spicy smoked meat with a cult following, became the "Lady Gaga of pork ... More >>
His number remains 666, but we have a new name for the Beast: Legends Hospitality Management (LLC), a facilities management company whose founders include Yankees capo George Steinbrenner and Dallas Cowboys GM Jerry Jones. (They are pictured above, creating a portal to hell by linking their forehoov ... More >>
When we're looking for sources to confer credibility upon our trifles and bagatelles, we go to the Times, the Post, and GerritsenBeach.net. When Brad Pitt is looking for such sources, he comes to the Village Voice. In his brief Vanity Fair tribute to Human Rights Watch, the star of Troy and Legends ... More >>
Listeners, including this one, miss the fiery To the Point
Chris Hitchens’ latest at Slate asks a question that sounded familiar. Like Nat Hentoff, who asked the same question in the Voice last week, Hitch wonders where the hell Nelson Mandela is while butcher Robert Mugabe tears apart South Africa’s neighbor, Zimbabwe. As the two columnists both poin ... More >>
When you sit down to discuss the plight of the world's starving, you should, perhaps, not dine on lobster and foie gras. In 2002, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization summit met to discuss how to halve the number of starving people worldwide—and then ate themselves silly on items that only ... More >>
If the U.N. won't act on its own mandate, then we should use force to combat immutable evil
Does a nation's sovereignty allow it to destroy its own people?
People around the world who arent our enemies now distrust us as allies
A former light unto the world, We, the People, have been darkened by this administration
Will President Ahmadinejad invite President Bollinger to speak in Tehran?
The NYPD has a long-standing reputation for its "excessive" surveillance. Now more than ever.
Leaving the United Nations, the Secretary General tells us why it's not working.
Confronting the shame of indifference
On April 30 in Washington, a 'Rally to End Genocide' confronts the shame of indifference
A follower of Martin Luther King and Gandhi in Fidel's custody for 22 more years
Bush defies the Supreme Court by denying due process to noncitizen prisoners
South African satirist dresses up to politically dress down
Policemen's Feet on Demonstrators' Heads
Telling Ray Kelly to Protect the Constitution
Black U.S. Leaders Also Silent
'Could I Be Bombed? Or Be Thrown Behind Bars?'
Zimbabwe Cleared by United Nations
Charles Barron Calls It 'One of the Most Stable Countries in Africa'
Where Democracy Fails, Terrorism Grows in Sub-Saharan Africa
Zimbabwe: Anyone in America Give a Damn?
The City Council Welcomes a Dictator
Voice of Zimbabwe Struggle Thomas Mapfumo Escapes to Oregon
Same-Sex Bonds Take Many Forms In Africa Today
Three decades after Stonewall the movement it spawned has become a worldwide symbol of freedom
E-mail From Jail: Imprisoned Writers Get a Boost From Online Activism