Note: This was originally published by our sister paper in St. Louis, The Riverfront Times There's been a minor media brouhaha over the fact that The New Yorker just launched a redesign for the first time in thirteen years. The news was featured in the New York Times, New York Magazine, the tech bl ... More >>
Shocking news this morning from journalist Bryan Seymour in Australia. In a story for the program TodayTonight that took him more than a year to put together, Seymour blows the lid off a re-education camp operated by Scientology in a suburb of Sydney, where children as young as eight years old hav ... More >>
Surely, you've heard that old chestnut that tall people make better leaders. That more presidents are tall. That tall people are smarter, hotter, funnier, more successful, better athletes, better models, and make more money -- and, even, that women like tall men better. Some of this may be true -- s ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 17, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 51 Scientology: The Now Religion By Donald M. Kaplan The true measures of the false prophet are an unrelenting certainty and a staggering income. The immediate impression of L. Ron Hubbard, the prophet ... More >>
Washington University in St. Louis, "Cell Phone Ringtones Can Pose Major Distraction, Impair Recall" ("When we played the [LSU] fight song as part of our lab experiments, the distraction factor lasted longer"). University of Arkansas at Little Rock, "Historian Blames 'Criminalization of Poverty' fo ... More >>
Dismantling canons, describing contexts, the new jazz studies come of age.
Listening to Dorfman, Whose Dream Came True