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Tom Robbins

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    October 1, 2013

    Alfonso D'Arco, Mob Boss, Turncoat: His Extraordinary Story Detailed In New Book

    For authors Jerry Capeci and Tom Robbins, the long road to their fascinating new book about mafia boss Alfonso D'Arco, who became the federal government's most successful cooperator, began a decade ago. In Mob Boss: The Life of Little Al, the Man Who Brought Down The Mafia, which hits bookstores to ... More >>

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    May 1, 2013
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    January 26, 2012

    Tom Robbins Talks to WNYC About Breaking the NYPD Anti-Muslim Training Video Story (AUDIO)

    Former Voice columnist and CUNY Journalist-in-Residence Tom Robbins was on the Brian Lehrer Show this morning on WNYC, talking about the fallout from the NYPD showing an anti-Muslim training video to 1,500 personnel. It was great to hear Robbins credited for breaking this story (a full year before ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    Anti-Muslim Film Shown to 1,500 Police Officers, Far More Than NYPD Claimed

    ​In another example of the chickens coming home to roost, the NYPD has had to reveal that almost 1,500 police officers were shown a controversial film which the Voice described a year ago--in first breaking the story--as a "spectacularly offensive smear of American Muslims." Back in late 2010 ... More >>

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    January 12, 2011

    This Week in the Voice: CityTime Costs and Costs and Costs

    ​This week in the Voice, Graham Rayman details the disaster that is CityTime, a project of the Bloomberg administration meant to automate the city's payroll system. Last month, one CityTime consultant, Spherion, was indicted for defrauding the city of $80 million. Over the last 12 years, CityT ... More >>

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    December 15, 2010

    This Week in the Voice

    ​In this week's issue of the Voice, Steven Thrasher takes on the supposed racial discrimination of the New York City "6019" firefighter's exam. Black candidates have passed the test with flying colors and yet have been prevented from joining the FDNY after the test was deemed racist by federal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    This Week in the Voice: White America Has Lost Its Mind

    ​From Glenn Beck to Breitbart, Sarah Palin to Rush Limbaugh, from sea to shining sea, from their mere followers to their Kool-Aid drinkers, the rage, motives, and manners all lend themselves to a certain composite picture developing quite neatly in this country, that's really, more than anythi ... More >>

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    July 21, 2010

    This Week in the Voice: The Tilda Swinton Moment

    ​How time flies, right? Eighteen years ago, Sally Potter had her breakout as the writer-director of Orlando, which also starred then-breakout Tilda Swinton. Now, for this week's Village Voice cover story, Melissa Anderson talks with Potter and Swinton about Orlando about their continuing caree ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Mayor Mike Bloomberg: A Blizzard of 20 Voice Stories by Wayne Barrett and Tom Robbins

    It's snowing, you're trapped at home or office or somewhere in between, but you still have the Web, so check out these 20 selected stories on New York City's billionaire mayor, Mike Bloomberg, by two relentless reporters, Tom Robbins and Wayne Barrett: Meet the New NYC Fire Commish, Salvatore Cassa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    ​Like to gamble online? Political odd couples like Barney Frank and Al D'Amato are fighting for your right to do so. Meanwhile James Giordano made millions via internet gambling, and wound up in prison. So... do you feel lucky? Graham Rayman has the story. Tom Robbins has previously covered t ... More >>

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    August 11, 2009
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    July 2, 2009

    S.I. Ferry Crash Hurts 15

    The Coast Guard calls it an "allision." You know it as a crash. Last night around 7 p.m. the John J. Marchi, a Staten Island Ferry vessel, hit the pier a little too hard and too directly (glancing blows are common), injuring 15. Fortunately the worst casualty seems to be a man with a dislocated elb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    Twitpic by moises. The spectre of death stalked the nation. We were all shocked by the death of a great American musician: Sky Saxon. Also, Michael Jackson. We looked at his fans, press reactions, his good works and his weird headlines. And let's not forget Farrah Fawcett and Ed McMahon. Presid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    Twitpic by limespark. Thanks to Memorial Day it was a short week, but seemed as eventful as a full one. Why is it always like that? The weekend was full of excitement, with a weak-ass Coney "festival" and a bombed Starbucks. Times Square went carless, pissing off Andrea Peyser. President Obama ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    Photo by Cary Conover. What were the Obies like? We noticed mainly free drinks. James Hannaham saw a lot of winners of color ("Black is definitely the new black"), and many other details. List of laureates here; slideshow here. Michael Feingold starts his Obie meditation by talking about depart ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2009

    The Village Voice Friday Self-Reach-Around

    Just a note here to point out that the Tom Robbins Voice story that tied former New Jersey Senator Bob Toricelli to the New York pension scandal went up Tuesday night, not Thursday as the Times has it today. Thanks also to the New Jersey Star-Ledger for picking up the story, and Crain's New York Bus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    More on Mortgage, Deed Fraud

    Just a follow-up: if you like the Times story Tom Robbins mentions in the last post, you might also like the one Graham Rayman did last year on the sleazy Lehman Brothers operation Aurora, which basically claimed non-payment without cause on its customers and then seized their properties. That's how ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    Times Helpfully Disseminates Our Gillibrand-Tobacco Story

    The New York Times has a story today about Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's links to Big Tobacco. It's worth your while, though if you read Tom Robbins' article about the same subject from the February 10 Voice, you'll find much of it familiar. Also you won't find Robbins or the Voice mentioned in their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    The American military presence in Afghanistan costs about $16 billion a month. What are we getting for the money? "Afghaniscrewed: How I Spent My Fall Vacation" by P.J. Tobia. When Alan Hevesi was the city's, then the state's comptroller, Jack Chartier and Hank Morris were his "two loyal gatekeepe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Monday's Headlines: Corrupt ex-cop suspected of killing girlfriend, wounding another

    [HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]Your Monday New York headlines...Ex-police officer fired for corruption is suspected of killing his Brooklyn girlfriend, wounding another yesterday.Brooklyn teenager, 17, chases troublemakers from a party, drops dead of a heart attack.Father picks up Pace ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2009

    Saturday's Headlines: Madoff to plead guilty on Thursday

    [HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]Your Saturday New York headlines... Madoff to plead guilty on Thursday. Court struggling with how to keep so many victims informed of proceedings.Dwyer: Two "mafia cops" continue to draw pensions even after life sentences upheld.Bloomberg doesn't like the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    Graham Rayman has been following the "Fight Club" cooked up by Rikers Island guards for a couple of years, and the Bronx D.A. has started dishing out charges. Inmates used and rewarded as enforcers, beatings arranged so as not to leave marks, victims intimidated into silence (and a few killed) -- t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2008

    This Week's Voice: The Ninth Annual Village Voice Film Poll, the Third Annual Voice Jazz Poll, and More

    In this week's Village Voice Music Section, the Third Annual Voice Jazz Critics Poll: Essays, RIPs, and more. In Film, the Ninth Annual Village Voice/LA Weekly Film Poll. Plus Ella Taylor on Holocaust movies Good and Defiance, and Scott Foundas on Nicholas Ray's Bigger Than Life. In Books, Tom ... More >>

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    December 24, 2008
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    June 26, 2008
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    June 24, 2008
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    January 22, 2008
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    November 20, 2007
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    October 31, 2007
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    October 31, 2007
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    September 7, 2007
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    August 28, 2007
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    July 24, 2007
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    February 27, 2007
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    September 5, 2006

    Reprint: City of Ghosts

    100 minutes of tragedy that will haunt us all

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    September 13, 2005
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    December 24, 2002
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    April 16, 2002
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    January 2, 2001
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