Rightbloggers had one of their best weeks of the campaign. First their candidate, Mitt Romney, bested President Obama in a debate, and then the Labor Department posted a drop in the U.S. unemployment rate. Both events convinced them of impending electoral victory, as the first proved that the Presid ... More >>
The first feature I wrote for the Village Voice when I came to New York was a profile of Bert Randolph Sugar. It appeared in the May 3, 1983 issue. When it was published, I got a note from Sugar: "Not bad, but you violated one of the cardinal rules of journalism - you buried your lead. You didn' ... More >>
In a new book, Boxing Hall of Famer Sugar Ray Leonard reveals a long held secret: that he was sexually abused as a young fighter by an Olympic boxing coach. He also mentions infidelity, cocaine and alcohol abuse, and growing up in a home with afflicted with alcohol and domestic violence, the ... More >>
We scored the Manny Pacquiao-Antonio Margarito super welterweight fight Saturday night a perfect shutout for Manny, 12 rounds to zero for Margarito, and fully agree with Tim Smith of the Daily News, who wrote yesterday that "By the sixth round it ceased to be sport -- there was nothing compet ... More >>
ZiegelVic Ziegel of the New York Daily News died Friday, July 23 of lung cancer, still young at 72. He was one of the good guys.
When I started regularly for the Village Voice in the mid-1980s, Ziegel was one of the few writers from a New York daily to accept me as a colleague when I'd se ... More >>
In 1982, I wrote my first story for the Voice, a profile of Bert Randolph Sugar, then editor of Ring Magazine. The piece was hooked to the Larry Holmes-Gerry Cooney heavyweight championship fight, still one of the biggest-grossing bouts in boxing history.
Twenty-eight years later, Sugar is ... More >>