The Manchurian Candidate

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2013

    How the Voice Reported JFK's Assassination 50 Years Ago

    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.

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2013

    Different Tongues: 10 Foreign Language Songs That Rule the World

    A couple of caveats to this list: first, it actually includes more than 10 songs. Since one is sung primarily in English and another isn't technically a "foreign" language, they're considered halfsies, making up one whole. Also, no songs sung in Spanish are on this list. I'm not saying Spanish isn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Sign Our Petition To Kick Donald Trump Off The Internet

    The sun came up yesterday, so it should come as no surprise to anyone that billionaire "Birther" bozo Donald Trump made a complete ass of himself.In addition to making an ass of himself all day yesterday, "the Donald" made an ass of himself all day today -- and will continue to make an ass of himsel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    Donald Trump, Publicity Slut, Will Blow Our Minds On Wednesday -- In 140 Characters Or Less

    Brace yourselves, New York: Donald Trump will be making an announcement on Wednesday that -- according to him -- could change everything in this year's presidential election. And he will be making this monumental announcement on Twitter -- the appropriate forum for such colossal news to be broken.Tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    Donald Trump Makes An Ass Of Himself In Florida, Surprises No One

    Well, the sun came up yesterday, which means one thing: Donald Trump humiliated himself by rambling on and on (and on) about fictitious birth certificates, Hawaiian twins, and a Kenyan Manchurian Candidate.The bumbling billionaire was near Tampa, Florida last night, where -- yet again -- he spouted ... More >>

  • Film

    August 1, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Meet the Breitbrats: Carrying on the Work of Andrew Breitbart, Only Really, Really Badly

    When Andrew Breitbart died at the absurdly young age of 43, rightbloggers were sad -- and also mad at liberals, whom some of them blamed for the rageaholic activist's death. After a period of mourning, they decided that the best tribute to their fallen leader would be to follow his example, i.e., ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    In Defense Of Dave Grohl

    Dave Grohl had a good time at the Grammys on Sunday. The Foo Fighters won pretty much every rock-oriented award possible, he reminded everyone that he's got the power-ballad game on lock, and he even got to show off his sweet Slayer T-shirt. Once again, everything came up Grohl. The most likable man ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    The Best Man's Amazing Cast Speaks​Gore Vidal's The Best Man is the chestnut about about the power machinations of various Presidential candidates, some of whom are willing to go farther than others when it comes to negative campaigning. (Sound familiar, news followers?) Well, the imminent Broadway revival is ca ... More >>

  • Books

    October 26, 2011

    Greil Marcus Revisits Some Strange Days... his latest book, The Doors: A Lifetime of Listening to Five Mean Years

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    On Asher Roth's "I Love College" Video

    Asher Roth is a bizarrely talented rapper, if one who makes other rappers into frothing, Sarah Palin-rally crazies--he's rap's ironic-appreciation Manchurian Candidate, the dude who left the first 16 bars of "One More Chance" on my answering machine freshman year. He's made a record that has just en ... More >>