Just as Kermit Ruffins sang "Sunny Side of the Street" with trumpet in hand, an early morning sun shone powerfully across North Rampart Street in New Orleans onto Congo Square. Two centuries ago, enslaved Africans and free people of color drummed and danced here each Sunday, exerting their right to ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 11, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 2 films in focus by Andrew Sarris 'Tis the season to grind out 10-best lists, and this is certainly not the year to turn one's back on tradition. Still, there is at least one prominent film critic who ... More >>
UNESCO created the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage as a means of recognizing significant local customs and traditions, and it recently added 46 new items, ranging from Peking opera in China to traditional skills of carpet weaving in Iran. Regarding food, the additions of the ... More >>
snowpea&bokchoi/FlickrIn need of the world's protection?To the list of chefs, dietitians, and people who want to sell you things who extol the Mediterranean diet, we may be able to add UNECSCO.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 7, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 38 Joan Baez, Untrained Voice of Confidence By James Kempton She never stumbles She's got no place to fall --Dylan, "She Belongs to Me" It seems uncharitable to permit Bob Dylan the opening statement on Jo ... More >>
(Each week, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from area basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power.) World Week, Volume 27, Number 7 Author: An all-American staff of fact-loving, kid-informin ... More >>
Spunky, brainy Colombian sexpot rides her bicycle down the cobblestone street of your mind
The late philosopher asks: if the whole world confesses, who's behind the screen?
Hey, remember when climate change was a swell idea? Coconuts were in the offing.
Let's think for just a moment about how much M.I.A. actually supports the Tamil Tigers
A Curator Takes on His Museum
A Pro-Weasel Shopping Survey
The Fall 2001 Fashion Shows
Art and Contradiction at the Havana Bienal
World AIDS Day Theme Focuses on Men and HIV Prevention
Archaeologists Dont Dig Moynihans Art Collector Pal for Stolen-Treasures Post