"In this season, the man of goodwill will wear his heart up his sleeve, not on it." —W.H. Auden "Wu-Tang forever." —Drake There are only so many ways to conceal your backpack past. You can auto-tune your voice to sound like an answering machine or submerge it in a chopped-a ... More >>
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www.insightbb.comWell, maybe not of all time -- how far back does the world's literature really go? And we blush to note that most of these quotes come from Western sources, at that. But read on anyway, because some of them are pretty damn funny, or at least pithy and philosophical.
When the G train is 45 minutes late, then stops midway through your route for 20 minutes because the train in front has just broken down, the last thing you want to do is stare at an MTA-sponsored sign that states, "Improvements don't just happen." Which is why we're all a bit happier to lear ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 15, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 24 Elvis: The last laugh By Carman Moore I think I know who Elvis Presley is. Wasn't he the guy who was always combing his hair, because he knew the girls would be watching? Wasn't he the guy who didn't ... More >>
The sushi at Natori is pristine in its freshness, and cheap, too. Abby S. asks: I'm hoping you can help me. I'm taking my niece out for a birthday lunch Friday; she's turning 14 and requested sushi. I need a place that's nice but not overwhelmingly so (she's a fairly sophisticated eater, but ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 26, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 34 One-way street By Lucian K. Truscott IV Last Wednesday was hot and sunny. On St. Mark's Place, once the home of James Fenimore Cooper and later W. H. Auden and Abbie Hoffman, the air hung in soggy, hea ... More >>
Frenemies? Self-important hipsters? No literary problem.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 4, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 5 Heteros have problems too By Andrew Sarris I am 42, going on 43, and I have never had a homosexual experience. Thus, if only by the process of elimination (and an ecstatically happy marriage), I must q ... More >>
Living legends and budding artistes alike break out, rise up, and move beyond
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 26, 1967, Vol. XII, No. 15 Brecht of the Juke Box, Poet of the Electric Guitar By Jack Newfield Norman Morrison burned himself to death to protest the Vietnam war, and when reporters visited his spare room they saw quotes fro ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 8, 1962, Vol. VIII, No. 3 Who's Afraid of the New Yorker Now? By Seymour Krim There used to be a time, let me tell the younger generation, when the New Yorker had sting, when its latest short story was discussed all over town, when ... More >>
photo: Mike MarvinSad news out of the East Village today. Stefan Lutak, the longtime proprietor of the Holiday Cocktail Lounge, has passed away. Born in Ukraine in 1920, Lutak fought with the Soviet Army in World War II and came to New York by boat in 1949. In 1965, he and his wife opened the Holida ... More >>
Many a sore butt, wrote W.H. Auden, finds a sorer one to kick. No sooner did the Philadelphia Eagles lose to the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC championship game than the New York press turned around to dump on Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb - as if hitting McNabb when he's down is going to lessen ... More >>
Jeremiah's Vanishing New York notes a disturbing development for serious East Village drinkers: the Holiday Cocktail Lounge on St. Mark's Place appears to be shuttered, and a neighbor informs Jeremiah that the 90-ish owner has gone to the hospital. The Lounge has been running since 1965; W.H. Auden ... More >>
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