"I knew this was something I had to do, so I went ahead and did it." Thus did Malice, the currently non-Kanye-affiliated half of SOTC-beloved rap duo Clipse, explain his decision to write Wretched, Pitiful, Poor, Blind, and Naked, a somber autobiography tracing the coke-rap kingpin's highs, l ... More >>
I first noticed Siccness.net in 2009, when they released Beanie Sigel's street album, The Broad Street Bully. The label name struck me as profoundly dubious, like one of those shell companies that distribute illegal mixtapes to online retail stores only to magically dissolve the minute rights ... More >>
It's still Ike's era for immigrants
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. September 5, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 47 Theatre of Fear: One on the Aisle by Richard Goldstein CHICAGO -- I brought the Fear out with me from New York, a white plastic helmet and a bottle of Vaseline. The same fear that built the fences, ... More >>
Matthew Barney exposes his films again
Growing old without dignity: Uncle Paul killed Aunt Helen and then tried to kill himself. They were already dead to most of us.
Each Thursday, 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.The Counterfeit CandidateAuthor: Kent H. SteffgenPublisher: National Issues, Las VegasDat ... More >>
(Beghe, left, in San Francisco at an Anonymous rally with Larry Wollersheim.)Jason Beghe is the veteran actor who, last April, became the first of Scientology's pampered celebrities to leave the organization and then denounce it publicly.Since then, he's continued to work to publicize the shortcomin ... More >>
Icelandic wailers return, as pretentious and indescribable and overwhelming as ever
The famous outlaw, the fawning outcast, and an epic movie that's as stylized as it is insane
Stopping, looking, and glistening at the Maria Felix bash; wondering what colors Michael Moore will paint on his rainbow.
Dear Matthew: Less is more. Thank you.
Hypocrisy and lack of flow defeat Marsalis's attack on "safari seekers" and "thug-life coons"
An outbreak of paranoia (and lint) sweeps the city
Get your avant-garde fix with plenty of experimental cinema this season
Messy Japanese rockers make annoyances work for them
From the Summer of Love to Women's Lib, Gay Rights and Black Panthers
Undie rappers spin hip-hop from 17 years ago on its head
In Lipsyte's latest novel, Camus meets leg-warmer smut
In Michael Turner's noble and elaborately filthy novel, kiddie smut is best used by kids
How public school teachers and a pop music dance show changed my life
Old dogs singin' slow songs and fairygodmotherfuckers for discerning dilettantes
Dancers in the Dark, From Zion to Transylvania
The New Burlesque Hits Gotham
On Still Being Smitten With Matthew Barney
Black New Yorkers Roll to Washington for Slave Reparations
Stun Shields, Stray Cats, Buck-Fifties, Boofing: The Top Brasss Tour of Americas Largest Penal Colony
Confidential to Reader: Reserve Tickets Now; Bring Loose Clothing
How Survivalists Will Endure Y2K
I'm With the Brand