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Tom Robbins

  • Columns

    January 2, 2013
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    January 19, 2011

    This Week in the Voice: Kanye, Kanye, Kanye! And Cee Lo, Too, and the Biebs...

    ​Kanye West dominates the 38th Annual Pazz Jop Critics' Poll as albums winner, with 3250 points and 266 mentions for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, while crowd favorite Cee Lo Green snags singles winner with 187 mentions for "Fuck You." But there's tons more in this week's musical retros ... More >>

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    December 22, 2010

    This Week in the Voice

    ​In this week's issue of the Voice, J. Hoberman helps us understand the year in film that was 2010. The Social Network is this year's top choice in the annual critic's poll. Hoberman also provides an amazing top 10 list of the year's best films.

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    October 13, 2010

    This Week in the Voice: New York's Finest Cover-Up

    ​An "obstruction of justice" is typically reserved for, well, criminals. In New York, however, we aspire to "greater" things. Like when a bunch of drunk cops beat up a cabbie, another cop tries to stop them, and the cop who attempted to preserve peace and justice in stopping them gets cuffed, ... More >>

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    October 6, 2010

    This Week in the Voice: New York City's Best Dive Bars

    ​Sometimes, New Yorkers need a drink. Not a cocktail, not mixology, not a libation or a concoction, but a drink, plain and simple. Good think they live in New York City: throw a stone, and you'll find a place to drown your sorrows on the relatively cheap and/or DL. But how to separate the divi ... More >>

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    July 13, 2010

    Mystery 12th Spy Emerges in Russia Spy Case; Anna Chapman Wants to Sell Her Story

    ​Today in spy news, get this: There's another, previously unheard of spy in the mix! A 12th spy! As Tom Robbins pointed out, "The Third Man" is so the right soundtrack for this whole fiasco. The new spy is 23, which means the chances of him being hot are, well, pretty good. Youth is attractive ... More >>

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    June 30, 2010

    This Week's Voice: The-Dream, Miley Cyrus, the Great Dancehall Freeze Out, Jazz Consumer Guide, and More

    Courtesy Def-Jam Records In this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla marvels at the brilliant stupidity of r&b lothario The-Dream. Theon Weber examines the calculated rebellion of Miley Cyrus. Jesse Serwer reports on the Great Dancehall Freeze-Out of 2010, during which many of Jamaica's biggest act ... More >>

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    February 17, 2010

    This Week in the Voice

    ​Arnie Cooper investigates a murder: his aunt's, at the hand of his uncle. A hell of a story. City schools are policed by School Safety Agents, who are poorly trained and prone to use excessive force on kids for such crimes as doodling. Nat Hentoff has been covering this scandal for a while, ... More >>

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    February 10, 2010

    This Week in the Voice

    ​Former NYFD Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta was deeply involved in the Deutsche Bank debacle that cost two firefighters their lives. Now a change has come: Salvatore Cassano is commissioner. And he, says Wayne Barrett, is even more deeply involved. The posters for Gary Marshall's new film ... More >>

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    January 20, 2010

    This Week in the Voice

    ​Pazz & Jop needs no introduction. The main page, the albums, the singles, the ballots, and essays by Sean Fennessey, Mike Powell, Rich Juzwiak, Chuck Eddy, Zach Baron, Maura Johnston, Rob Harvilla, Mikael Wood, Clover Hope, and Das Racist. The celebrity sudoku known as blind items is a mena ... More >>

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    December 30, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    ​Eek, it 's Michael Musto, in a series of glamorous guises (we're not showing his Susan Boyle because we want you to prepare yourself first) and Running Down the Decade like it's never been run down before. (He also gets in not one, but three Top Tens. What a trouper!) Francis Davis presi ... More >>

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    December 15, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    ​Sailors used to roll around the city like Gene Kelly, but security concerns and technology have changed things, and now they mostly stay on the ships or, if they're lucky, at rare havens like the Seafarers & International House. The men whose boats brought you almost everything you have are m ... More >>

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    December 14, 2009

    Council Committees Vote Down Kingsbridge Plan; Council Votes Against Rezoning (Updated)

    ​Tom Robbins called it: The city council's land use committee, and its zoning and franchises committee, have voted to reject Related Companies' proposal to redevelop Kingsbridge Armory into a shopping center. The full council is expected to vote against rezoning the Armory for that purpose. ( ... More >>

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    November 25, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    ​The late Jack Newfield, bless him, used to do a Voice "Honor Roll" every year at this time of New Yorkers who actually do good things for other people. Tom Robbins happily takes up the task in this issue. What happens to those NBA first-round draft picks who don't become superstars, or even ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Looking Back: The Voice on 9/11

    ​The September 11, 2001 issue of the Village Voice was delayed so that some relevant material could be inserted. Alisa Solomon, who had spent much of the previous month in Israel, where terror bombings were more common, gave a firsthand report on the World Trade Center attacks. She had been do ... More >>

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    September 9, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    ​Fall Arts! Along with looks ahead at the various season highlights, Aaron Hillis interviews Juliette Binoche. Robert Shuster contemplates Sarah Anne Johnson. Jed Lipinski reads Interesting Times: Writings From a Turbulent Decade by George Packer. Dan Weiss takes in The Pains of Being Pure at ... More >>

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    August 4, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    In the TV business, you sort of expect executives to pad their expense accounts, use station employees to run personal errands, and even do personal work for profit on company time and equipment. But it's a little different when taxpayers foot the bill. Tom Robbins lays out how the city's broadcas ... More >>

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    June 16, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    Maybe you've heard of "snowflake babies" but never really known what they were. They're not really babies -- just frozen embryos about the size of a comma. But because they can be implanted in women and gestated into children, conservative Christians say the frosted 'flakes are people. And they're r ... More >>

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    June 3, 2009

    This Week's Voice: Jane's Addiction, 'Muslim Voices,' Francis Ford Coppola, The Hangover, Exit Art's 'Negritude,' The Life and Times of I.F. Stone, and More

    Jared GruenwaldTropicalia in Furs In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Charly Wilder tracks down an East Village storehouse of Brazilian psychedelia at Tropicalia in Furs. Phil Freeman on the Jane's Addiction reunion and three-CD, one-DVD box set, A Cabinet of Curiosities. Andy Beta talks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    Oh come on. This picture, and Michael Musto interviewing Joan Rivers? Are you that straight you wouldn't enjoy it? New York hasn't had this good a mob trial in a while: Roger Khan, exiled drug dealer and a hero to some of his neighbors in Guyana, got picked up by the DEA; celebrity mob lawyer Bob S ... More >>

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    May 5, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    Is it Trekalicious? Or Trek Jerky? Robert Wilonsky weighs in on the Star Trek movie, in which Spock is a "tormented youth in revolt." Ward Sutton does the funny cartoon version. We're accustomed to think of William Thompson as Mr. Clean. But he's a friend of William Howell, and as city comptrol ... More >>

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    April 8, 2009
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    April 8, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    For 25 years, May May has been dishing out Chinese food to the people of East New York, charming them with "Shut up" and other witticisms, and occasionally mopping up the blood from shootings on his Euclid Avenue sidewalk. Emily Brady salutes a neighborhood institution. Everyone loves the Yeah Yeah ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    Remember the epidemic years of AIDS, when infected New Yorkers fought to get into untested drug trials? People fought to get infected babies into those trials, too. Some of them, because of the nature of the trials, were given placebo drugs. Some made it, some didn't. Not much has been written about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    This Week in the Voice (Updated)

    Sure, forcing food down ducks' gullets sounds harsh, but Sarah DiGregorio held her nose and went to a New York foie gras farm -- and reports that it wasn't so bad. "I don't think it's OK to cut the fin off a shark and throw it back into the water," she says. "If I had seen with my own eyes that Huds ... More >>

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    February 11, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    You may have heard of the former Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals, Judith Kaye. But do you know the man who replaced her, Jonathan Lippman? Do you know he never practiced as an attorney, and barely served as a judge? So how'd he get appointed to this exalted position? Connections, baby -- chief a ... More >>

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    January 28, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    Conservatives say cheap mortgages killed the economy; President Obama blames "the collective failure to make hard choices." But the problem's really corporate players gone wild and often illegal, analyst James Lieber tells the Voice. And without a raft of subpoenas, we may never get to the bottom of ... More >>

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    December 10, 2008
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    July 16, 2008
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    June 10, 2008
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    April 15, 2008
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    March 11, 2008
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    October 30, 2007
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    October 19, 2007
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    October 16, 2007
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    September 27, 2007

    En Suite Parking: The Ultimate in Suburban Manhattan Living

    Welcome to New York City in the New Gilded Age. In this week's Voice, Tom Robbins takes a look at a new construction project in Chelsea that's just one example of the "age we live in, where the excesses of conspicuous consumption offend at every turn." The building, 200 Eleventh Avenue, features ... More >>

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    July 18, 2007

    The New Face of "East Williamsburg"-- Plus Tom Robbins Talks Bushwick on WNYC

    Overhead last weekend: Two women, who graduated college this May, discussing "East Wiliamsburg" Woman 1: So, do you have a job now? Woman 2: I got a job, working at an investment bank. Woman 1: Oh, where do you live? Manhattan? Woman 2: No. I live in Williamsburg. Woman 1: Oh, How do you like it? ... More >>

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    May 22, 2007
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    July 4, 2006
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    June 29, 2004
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    April 29, 2003
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    August 20, 2002
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    June 18, 2002
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    June 19, 2001
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    May 8, 2001
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    April 10, 2001
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    February 6, 2001
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    January 2, 2001
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    December 12, 2000
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    May 18, 1999
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