New Jersey native Debra Rothenberg was 18 when she first photographed Bruce Springsteen in concert in 1980. (He was touring behind The River; she paid $30 for two scalped tickets that originally cost $8.50 each.) In the 33 years since, she has taken pictures of The Boss in concert at dozens of shows ... More >>
WFMU DJ, music journalist and frequent Voice contributor Jesse Jarnow has just released Big Day Coming: Yo La Tengo and the Rise of Indie Rock (Gotham), a voluminous tome that dissects Hoboken's finest Amerindie pioneers' journey from their childhood beginnings all the way to their current place as ... More >>
As we reported earlier, a bill that would decriminalize the "public view" loophole in New York's marijuana possession law appears to be dead in the water -- and weed fans are pissed. The Drug Policy Alliance, one of the many groups pushing the bill, is holding Republicans in the Senate responsible f ... More >>
Jason Crane is the creator, producer, distributor and host of The Jazz Session, an excellent in-depth interview show. This summer, Crane's taking the show on the road with the "Jazz or Bust" tour, a jaunt that, he told SOTC, was inspired by his wandering spirit, his desire to see jazz musicians in t ... More >>
Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich is still pretending that he's running for president, and will be "campaigning" in New York next week -- which is hilarious for a number of reasons. For starters, he has literally no chance of winning the Republican nomination -- he currently has only 136 deleg ... More >>
For some people, the terrorist attacks have been a gold mine
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. September 13, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 37 Phone Phreak Convention by Ron Rosenbaum One year ago the phone company had the phone phreaks on the run. On May 8, 1972, a team of FBI and phone company security men arrested John Draper, alias ... More >>
Sometimes it's really tough to figure out what's news in New York. Everywhere in America, and on every national cable channel, it's Tea Party talk all the time. Carl Paladino runs for governor as if he's a Tea Partier and knocks off the ballot the only candidate to actually file petition ... More >>
Having set the national stage for the Carl Paladino roll-out yesterday, with CNN citing the Times as their reason for interviewing him, the paper did a nosedive today on the Sienna and Marist polls that rebut the Quinnipiac numbers that were featured in a front page story the day before. Th ... More >>
The jazz pianist's new Solo details a lifetime of out-of-body experiences
People upstate consider the Bronx's Gladys Carrión Satan incarnate
RiceIt sounds like an exotic Sandra Lee recipe: pigeon and rice. Lee is the Andrew Cuomo gal pal who took time off from her Food Network on-camera cooking duties to appear with him at his gubernatorial announcement and was famously asked by Roseanna Scotto recently on Fox Five when Andrew wo ... More >>
It's Shelly Silver and the old-school Dems in his race to Governor
In a city of slumlords and broke-ass apartment buildings, these stand out.
The latest New York Post bombshell on Governor Paterson -- coming hard on the heels of the explosive New York Times revelation that Paterson had sex with multiple partners in closets has an aide who fought with his dates -- is that he talks to Eliot Spitzer. The disgraced ex-Governor, say unn ... More >>
A Prince of Darkness turns White Knight
by James H. Burns On an arctic December night in Brooklyn when I was a tot, my family went to visit a local Christmas attraction. It was one of those "Christmas wonderland" houses, popular at the time, and people lined around the block to take in its colorful lights and seasonal set pieces ... More >>
In honor of Michael Jackson, we're raiding our archives. Here's Robert Christgau's titanic 1984 piece on arena rock, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson and the complicated place where all three meet. Working the Crowd By Robert Christgau August 21,1984 If you'd told me five years ago that I'd will ... More >>
For Espada and Monserrate, the future is all used up
After the "withdrawal" of Bloomberg ally Caroline Kennedy, and slightly in advance of leaks that Kirsten Gillibrand would go to the Senate instead, Governor Paterson caught some flak from Mayor Bloomberg. Bloomberg complained about the $646 million that the Paterson cut from state funds to the city, ... More >>
New York gets a sweet-faced pro lacrosse team
Now you can find out if you're being surveilled by the FBI or the NYPD.
More confounding innovation from Brooklyn's weirdest and finest
Someone Mad as Hell, That's Who
Test scores rising, but what of the different black and white diplomas and other lost kids?
Vijay Iyer and Rudresh Mahanthappa sure are tough-mindedand also Indian Americans
Addicts may get new lives, as clinical studies of exotic, controversial ibogaine are set to resume
A Dad's Crusade for Better Mental-Health Care
Emerging Dance Troupes Move to Their Own Beat
They Come to New York Needing Second-Trimester Abortions. An Underground Network Keeps Them Safe.
Dozens of Lawyers Appeared at the Arraignment
Budget Blasts State Actions That Cost City Billions
Thirty Years Later, the Story of Americas Worst Prison Riot Continues
Al Sharptons Fashion Journey
Choreographers Stride to Hit the Mark
Misinformation and Moral Issues Limit Access to 'Morning After Pills'
Death Penalty Foes Seize the Spotlight
An Organizer Takes His Street Movement to Albany
Zany and Historical Factors That Will Make Rudy or Hill a Winner
The Presumption of Innocence Gets Lost
Dissecting scientific promise from reality
Women and minorities swung the election to the Democrats. Can the Republicans now claim them?
Rupert Murdoch caught in love nest!
Defending Pfeiffer Is the Most Offensive Sitcom of All
Green's populist campaign appeals to Hollywood and Harlem