Despite their often admirable message discipline, sometimes our rightblogger subjects just don't coalesce around one newsworthy subject that merits our attention. Such was the case last week. We could attend their thoughts on Obama's NSA speech, but frankly when you've seen one wave of fake outrage ... More >>
President Obama will announce his proposal for a rewrite of the U.S. tax code Monday. The major change Obama plans to make will target the wealthiest 0.3% of the country. He is reportedly calling it the "Buffett Rule" after billionaire Warren Buffett's Op-Ed in the New York Times complaining ... More >>
Smile.In what the British press is calling a "somewhat Orwellian move," Jamie Oliver is installing closed-circuit TV cameras in his restaurants throughout England.
Jamie Oliver disappointed in U.S. Foodservice.Earlier this year came the sad news: without celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and his Food Revolution, the town of Huntington, W.V. was done for. At least, its healthy food-focused Huntington's Kitchen, the school that Oliver founded when he came to fi ... More >>
Remember Huntington, W.V., the town that Jamie Oliver visited last year in the hopes of teaching its overweight residents how to cook real food? Neither does U.S. Foodservice.
Some pendejos say Mexicans have a 'defective culture'
It only took psychopaths from outside of New York City what, a month? The inevitable "Ground Zero Victory Mosque" attack ad has finally arrived. Via The Atlantic, it comes from a conservative PAC from Iowa, and yes, it's as gross as you imagined it to be.
New plays at Playwrights Horizons and the Atlantic
David Letterman didn't let up for the duration of his interview with Naked Chef Jamie Oliver last night, when the two discussed Oliver's show, Food Revolution, in which the chef tries to change the eating habits of America's fattest town: Huntington, West Virginia. No tears were shed, but Letterma ... More >>
In his crusade against guns, Mayor Bloomberg has sometimes used sting operations against out-of-town vendors, sending decoys to gun shows to act like they don't have legal standing to make a purchase, and publicizing the resulting illegal sales. Now a West Virginia state legislator is trying ... More >>
Amusing lit keg Andy Dick was slapped with two felony counts of sexual abuse in West Virginia. He's charged with grabbing a bar bouncer's crotch and kissing and groping a male customer. Dick is stunned by these charges and denies any criminal conduct. So which was it? Did the conflicted com ... More >>
--Legendary cult UK folk singer Vashti Bunyan will appear at 92Y Tribeca with director Kieran Evans for a live performance and screening of the documentary Vashti Bunyan: From Here To Before on October 16th and 17th. The New York Press once called Bunyan the "Godmother of Freak Folk." She rel ... More >>
Over the weekend, the not-quite black metal outfit Nachtmystium was forced to withdraw from the Scion Rock Fest, in Atlanta, which for a car-company sponsored festival had drawn a shockingly large amount of quality acts: Mastodon, Neurosis, High on Fire, Boris, Converge, Kylesa, Krallice, etc. Nacht ... More >>
It's the Friday before a big holiday weekend. You're slogging through the workday, and you just want to get things done. You're going to put things through with the minimum amount of effort. That's what I think is happening with today's front pages of the tabloids. Both concentrate on one story (OK, ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 11, 1958, Vol. III, No. 33 Dig the Folk By Jean Shepherd Some night when the espresso tastes flat and you tire of hearing third-rate poets shout above fourth-rate jazz groups and you happen to be near a radio, I would suggest you dig ... More >>
With the Mac kid at his side, John McClane is back and he's just . . . too old
('Voice' page-one illustration by David O'Keefe, 02.07.07) In this week's Letters, a player with TV on the Radio calls the 'Voice' Pazz & Jop cover racist—not to mention simpleminded, mean-spirited, and snarky. Says saxophonist Martín Perna: Nowhere in the consciousness of V ... More >>
Soderbergh doesn't condescend to middle America, doesn't do much of anything else either
The most inscrutable experiment in radio since 'War of the Worlds,' broadcasting from Wamego, KS
A couple of hundred thousand more ought to do it
Why Lynndie England is the public face of Torturegate
Rust-belted Motor City meets mined-out Appalachia in the battleground state between
In the company of women: New doc on the females of finance steers clear of the F-word
Miseducating the Young on Freedom
Projectionists Picket Two Boots Theater
The Right-Wing Map to Outlawing Abortion
City Contractor in the Spotlight
Welcome to the Sweepstakes Era. Wanna Play?
The future looks blight
Clinton Seduced and Abandoned by the Right