The Westboro Baptist Church will return to New York City in September as part of an ongoing bid to troll the universe and fill their days with some semblance of meaning. According to their picket schedule, the protest- and lawsuit-happy church/hate group is in Missouri this week to picket the funera ... More >>
[Spring Guide 2014]
It's been a little while since the Westboro Baptist Church made it all the way up to New York. The Topeka-based church/family/professional lawsuit-filing operation has been busy elsewhere, picketing funerals, football games, and whatever else might give them two seconds of attention from the larger ... More >>
John F. Kennedy was shot at 2 p.m. on a Friday. The Village Voice came out on a Thursday in those days, which meant the staff had close to a week to gather their thoughts about the assassination of the president, and the subsequent assassination of his alleged assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald.
David France's stirring history of ACT UP
American nuns have been helping poor and sick people too much, so the Vatican has appointed a strict supervisor to the Leadership Conference of Women Religious to make these liturgical ladies behave. And as the Voice reported yesterday, the Conference has since shot back at the Church, slamming Ca ... More >>
The Vatican thinks that nuns are wasting their time on human rights and social work -- you know, typical helpful nun stuff. Instead, the Catholic Church wants America's nuns to spend more time doing things that don't typically help people, like telling them not to have premarital sex, according to ... More >>
Four police officers were injured in Sheepshead Bay early this morning in a shootout with a man who had shut himself after a dispute with moving company employees. The officers -- two of whom were shot in the calf, one who was shot in the thigh and ankle and another whose face was grazed -- were not ... More >>
This Easter Sunday was not free from politics and controversy for Cardinal Timothy Dolan, who in addition to giving a sermon at Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral today, appeared in a segment that aired on CBS' Face The Nation. In the interview Dolan weighed in once again on the nation's contraception ... More >>
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 >>
The sandwich called King Patacon at the café called King Patacon It was a tough call which 11 dishes astonished me the most last year. Here are 10 more candidates that nearly make the grade, in no particular order.
Grace Giardina"If you're the mayor's speechwriter, what's your job" after the Towers fall? You're going to start thinking about "how do you find something redemptive out of this attack? How do you try and encapsulate those emotions?"
Marriage equality activists are stepping up their game this week, protesting increasingly high profile events to demonstrate for the right for gays to marry. Yesterday, members of Queer Rising and Connecting Rainbows, along with Lt. Dan Choi, marched down Fifth Avenue in the Easter Parade. T ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 1, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 5 The day they said the killing was to end by Phil Tracy It rained the day they said the killing was to end. A ceaseless unremitting rain that was falling well before dawn broke over Battery Park. A bl ... More >>
A handful of local reporters, along with some angry, snow-stuck citizens, spent the last two weeks wondering where exactly Mayor Mike Bloomberg spent the Christmas blizzard -- you know, the one that the city wasn't really prepared for, leaving our leader's approval ratings in the dumps -- and ... More >>
Now that we've basically resigned ourselves to the fact the bedbugs are New York City's most terrifying (terrorist?) threat it only makes sense that oddsmakers are handicapping where the next major NYC bedbug strike will go down. And where are they saying it's going to happen? The Four Seas ... More >>
Here's what's on our minds (and in the news) this morning: • Apple posts its best non-holiday quarter in history. The company said net income in the quarter that ended March 31 rose 90 percent, to $3.07 billion. (Which is not quite what Goldman Sachs made, but getting on up there.) • Ai ... More >>
Don't shack up here. Although the Shake Shack's on track to conquer points as far-flung as Miami, Dubai, and Saudi Arabia, Danny Meyer may want to focus on winning hearts and minds a bit closer to home. Last week, neighbors of what is to be the Shake Shack's newest location at 47 Prince Stre ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesNovember 28, 1963, Vol. IX, No. 6JFK, 1917-1963By Suzanne KiplingerAll of us will remember where we were at 2 o'clock Friday for the rest of our lives. There is a sense in which it was not so much a public event as something which happened to eac ... More >>
We aren't often treated to the sight of the new guy rapping on the door of St. Patrick's Cathedral with a little hammer to signal he's ready to take over. So both the secular and holy press are ga-ga over the investiture ceremonies of new AB Timothy Dolan. Dolan's nine blows "sounded faintly, like ... More >>
How Brian McLaughlin betrayed the labor movement and conned us all
Plus: Style tips from the undead
Ralph Lauren comes to University Place
The city's $7 billion-a-year property tax gapno wonder we're broke
Inauguration Protest: Washington, D.C., and New York City
Old info: It didn't do any good before 9-11. It's no good as an excuse for the new terror alert.
A Right-Wing Ex-Congressman Recruits the Colombo Crime Family to Find P.O.W.'s
Confronting the Bishops From Within the Church
Discovering Urban Witchiness on Halloween
Gay Catholics Try to Face Down the Church's Demons
New Yorks Hidden Cameras Are Watching. One Suspicious Tour Guide Wants to Show You How.
Strikebreakers! Over My Dead Body
Embattled mayor embraces a harsh critic, but still can't find forgiveness in some African American quarters.
The Timely Resurrection of David Wojnarowicz
Aliens Invade New York
A Nose for the City
Bullet-riddled record of Bronx cop facing trial for murder of Irish immigrant