It's an all-nerd pick this week, as the city prepares to welcome New York Comic Con. We have all manner of geeked-out funny people for you, from rapping improv dorks and Merrie Melody fans, to Texan history enthusiasts and men who name stand-up albums after Founding Fathers of American Commerce. Gra ... More >>
Meet the state’s top banking regulator
Last week was the anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War. For friends and family members of the thousands of Americans and allies killed or wounded in that struggle, or of the tens of thousands of Iraqis killed, wounded or displaced, it probably wasn't a happy one. We don't know whether these ... More >>
P. 460: Carlo GambinoAn old Mafia file found in a black bag in the back of a New York City cab in the early '90s containing mug shots, criminal histories, lists of associates, kids' and wives' names, and the favorite hangouts of 843 Mafia members in the '50s and '60s -- a trove of fascinating ... More >>
Sidney Harman, the audio equipment billionaire, philanthropist and Executive Chairman of Newsweek since purchasing the struggling weekly magazine about six months ago, died on Tuesday after a brief fight with acute myeloid leukemia, his family announced today in a brief statement. He was 92. ... More >>
• The 2010 Nobel Peace prize has been awarded to Liu Xiaobo, a Chinese dissident, political essayist, literary critic, and democracy advocate who is currently serving 11 years in jail on subversion charges. Unsurprisingly, the Chinese Foreign Ministry did not appreciate this news one bit, a ... More >>
The jazz pianist's new Solo details a lifetime of out-of-body experiences
Kim Jong-il does not, by any New York City standard at least, put the "Ill" in "il." In other words, he as an unhip a dictator as they come. Even Iran's pretty evil Mahmoud Ahmadinejad looks like he could get "into the clurrb" in comparison. North Korean dictatorships? Kinda lacking in the "c ... More >>
Psst, brother! Are you down with the revolution? No, we don't mean the revolution of the Sixties -- though some of the star players in this one do dress like Paul Revere and the Raiders (and most of them are old enough that -- who knows? -- they may have have gotten stoned and marched on the Penta ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 12, 1968, Vol. XIV, No. 9 Remarks on Leary's Politics of Ecstasy by Allen Ginsberg By the late '40s of this memory Century the people I knew best and loved the most had already broken through the crust of old Reason & were dow ... More >>
News item: "U.S. Government Unveils New Design for the $100 Note." The U.S. Treasury announced today a redesigned $100 bill, aimed at stopping counterfeiters. We have our own suggested redesign, replacing Ben Franklin with Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein.
Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-NJ) tells the Post that he's requesting a Treasury Department investigation to see if Mikhail Prokhorov, the russian investor who's trying to buy stakes in both the Nets and the planned Nets Arena in Brooklyn, has violated Bush-era sanctions against doing business wi ... More >>
From Bluff magazine to court, James Giordano was wired for success until Queens prosecutors captured him in their web
In this week's cover story about the state of local daily newspapers, we mentioned New York Daily News owner Mort Zuckerman's idea to allow sports gambling on his newspaper's website. In an interview with Forbes business magazine earlier this year, Mort said, "There is something that can be ... More >>
Evidently New York banks aren't just good for imploding the world economy and then sucking up taxpayer money in order to rebuild. They're also a good way to send and receive illegal payments. Chinese citizen Li Fang Wei, the manager of Chinese company LIMMT, has just been indicted by the Manh ... More >>
The Treasury Department has pushed from Monday to Tuesday its planned announcement of further bank bailout measures, and Obama economic advisor Larry Summers suggested Sunday that some of the banks' devalued assets -- referred to variously as "toxic," "bad," and (at the Times) "contaminating" -- mig ... More >>
Given that construction of the Mets' new stadium began under a cloud of controversy about its name, it's probably fitting that that's all anyone can talk about as its first Opening Day approaches. So far, we've had Congressmen and newspaper columnists demanding that the Treasury Department force Cit ... More >>
The taxpayer cost of the Yankees' latest request for city bonds went up on Friday, as the city Independent Budget Office released a more detailed analysis of just how much tax revenue will be lost if the Family Steinbrenner is allowed to use tax-exempt bonds to finance an additional $350 million in ... More >>
Metal detectors at the schoolhouse door. Handcuffs in the classroom. Overly zealous enforcement on typical teenage behavior. Years before the New York Civil Liberties Union released its landmark report "Criminalizing the Classroom," the Voice's own Adamma Ince reported that New York was turning its ... More >>
You asked the politicians for help with student debt. And maybe, just maybe, you're about to get it.
An inside look at what Bush has done to your student loan
Big banks do billions in student loansand that means less money for you
Forget the rice. (We're on Atkins.) No his-and-his towels. (Nothing matches in our house.) Just give us Viagraand wish us well
A closer look at an ugly issue
Continuing-Ed Students Have Chances to Study Abroad
What Gives? Not the U.S.
It's the Post-War Economy, Stupid!
The Bombing of the Al Shifa Pharmaceutical Plant in Sudan is one of Clinton's lamest lies but who cares?