Steve Allen

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2014

    Ten Reasons Juggalos Are Better Than You

    Life sucks. There is a multitude of reasons why, and no one has come to terms with this inescapable truth better than juggalos. Zen masters of nihilism and partying, they have become unquestionable experts at finding creative ways to cope with the unrelenting pain of reality.

  • Voice Choices

    March 2, 2011


    Don't be late for bluegrass school

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    Clip Job: Feiffer Cartoons Acted Out on Steve Allen

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesJuly 2, 1964, Vol. IX, No. 37Feiffer on TVJules Feiffer will appear on the Steve Allen television show at 11.15 p.m. on Friday, July 3, on channel 11. More of Feiffer's cartoons will be dramatized by Lee Philips, Joyce Van Patten, and Robert Elst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    Bob Newhart, Sick?

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 30, 1961, Vol. VII, No. 6 Sick Comic for the Middlebrows By Martin William I wish everybody would come off it about Bob Newhart. He is a pleasant comedian. But surely the fact that his fairly affable jibes at business and politics ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    Steve Allen Answers 10 Questions

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 13, 1961, Vol. VI, No. 38 Steve Allen Answers 10 Questions By John Wilcock I don't watch much television and never did. But I recall with considerable nostalgia the old "Tonight" show, with Steve Allen at his whimsical, witty best, so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2008

    Bring Back the (Early) 60s! "Mad Men" Fervor Grows

    amNY's Urbanite does a nice rundown of 60s-New York-specific references in the most recent episode of "Mad Men." Among the details Urbanite lists: mention of the BMT (no one says that, or IRT or IND either, when referring to subway lines anymore, though they apparently did when Hair was on Broadwa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2008

    Lenny Bruce and the Hipper Than Thou

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 22, 1959, Vol. IV, No. 26 The Hipper-Than-Thou By Nat Hentoff Although I've enjoyed Mort Sahl, Elaine May and Mike Nichols, and others of the "new" hipper-than-thou school of nightclub humorists—comics isn't quite the word-I've ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2008

    Nat Hentoff on Steve Allen, TV Critic

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 9, 1958, Vol. III, No. 24 Steve Allen and the Evasion of Criticism By Nat Hentoff Steve Allen's prolix shadow-boxing of Jack O'Brian's ears in this journal on March 19 detonated a small brouhaha. Columnist Hy Gardner noted approvingl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2008

    Steve Allen on Jack O'Brian

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 19, 1958, Vol. III, No. 21 Jack O'Brian and the Art of Criticism [In the Village Voice for March 5, columnist Nat Hentoff praised the Journal-American's Jack O'Brian as one of the few good television critics in New York City. A contrar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2008

    Jack Kerouac Live at the Vanguard

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 25, 1957, Vol. III, No. 9 Jack Kerouac: Off the Road, Into the Vanguard By Howard Smith Out front the J.J. Johnson Quartet heats up the buzzing, jammed-in, packed house to a supercharged, pregnant pitch. In a back alcove, near t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 19, 2008

    Billie Holiday Sells Out Loew's Sheridan

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 19, 1957, Vol. II, No. 34 Voice Concert Sell-Out The Village Voice and Jean Shepherd proved last Saturday night that one of the liveliest of the "lively arts" has massive appeal in Greenwich Village. "Jazz music," said Monday's New Yor ... More >>

  • Film

    May 29, 2007

    Lost Boy

    MIA for 14 years, Bruce Weber's stunning Chet Baker portrait resurfaces at Film Forum

  • Screens

    April 11, 2006
  • Theater

    January 31, 2006

    Just Jack

    The Beat re-generation: ERS brings back late-night Kerouac

  • NYC Life

    December 7, 2004
  • News

    May 20, 2003

    Complex Persecution

    A Long Island Family's Nightmare Struggle With Porn, Pedophilia, and Public Hysteria

  • NYC Life

    April 1, 2003
  • Specials

    December 18, 2001
  • Specials

    February 16, 1999
  • Music

    February 2, 1999
  • Film

    October 27, 1998