Surely each and every one of you remember where you were on the bleak day that insanely caffeinated, insanely alcoholic energy drink Four Loko was banned in New York, back in 2010. Pushed by Senator Chuck Schumer, who called Four Loko a "toxic and dangerous brews," the State Liquor Authority stopped ... More >>
While the world waited for word on a referendum in Crimea and the whereabouts of a missing jet airliner, there was plenty of time last week to pick apart a comedy sketch starring Zach Galifianakis and the President of the United States. The brief Funny or Die "Between Two Ferns" segment, which Obama ... More >>
You know the state of sports journalism has turned to shit when the toughest interrogators on sports hottest issues are Oprah Winfrey and Katei Couric. Thursday afternoon Couric finally asked Manti Te'o the question that every sportswriter in the country has talked around: "Are you gay?" "No," Te' ... More >>
American banks are on a massive crime spree. Obama and Romney hope you won't notice.
Free Whitey! (Just kidding.)After Osama bin Laden's death, James "Whitey" Bulger was the Most Wanted Man in America. Then after 16 years on the run, the mythological South Boston ex-con was caught yesterday in California. Jack Nicholson's character in The Departed was loosely based on Whitey, in the ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 2, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 31 Press Clips by John Leo [Somehow I overlooked this: in May, 1973, the Voice began its "Press Clips" column, and its first writer was John Leo. So this isn't the first of that venerable column, but it' ... More >>
Well, this is upsetting. Depending on what your name is, of course. According to Boston Globe writer Jennifer Graham, the name Jennifer -- once so vibrant and youthful, the queen (rather, princess; queens are named, like, Elizabeth) of the popular kids -- may actually denote that you're getti ... More >>
Following the Saturday-morning death of 23-year-old Long Island man Michael DiMaria in a Boston bar brawl, the Lansdowne Street pub will switch to plastic cups and "nonglass" bottles, said Patricia Malone, Boston's director of consumer affairs and licensing. Considering this is a pretty damn ... More >>
Every few weeks, in this age of big-money, drug-riddled sports, comes a piece that is so mind-numbing irresponsible that it takes a while to know how to properly respond to it. Such a review ran in the July 26 New York Times Book Review section. The piece was a review of three books: A- ... More >>
Good for the New York Times! Always trying to take a broad view (even when one doesn't exist, as Jack Shafer often points out), the paper weighs in on how the plight of Bernie Madoff's white-haired victims gives us valuable insights about the global meltdown with this morning's "Fossils of Larges ... More >>
John Updike has died today, at the age of 76. In his life, and over his long, prolific career, the writer served both as kind of glittering emblem of the literary world--the youthful, WASP-y good looks, that mannered style, that impeccable education--and, eventually, of that world's old guard. David ... More >>
Guess my prediction about the Rockefeller kidnapping saga leaving the spotlight was a little off. The accused kidnapper's true identity is still a mystery. According to the Post, Rockefeller told detectives that it was "all a fog," and he doesn't remember who he really is. The suspense is ramping ... More >>
Hmmm . . . Maybe the Washington Post would be good . . . (Via the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life) As the political race for the 2008 election heats up, so does the corollary battle between the New York Times' and the Washington Post's political desks. The latest salvo has been the Post's sn ... More >>
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