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Sonic Youth w/Wild Flag, Kurt Vile Williamsburg Waterfront Friday, August 12 Better than: Listening to a playlist of the set on Spotify. Just before Sonic Youth played "Starfield Road," from 1994's Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star, at Friday night's Williamsburg Waterfront gig, singer-guit ... More >>
Kool Keith w/Spanish Broads, New Optimism, Nine 11 Thesaurus 285 Kent Saturday, August 13 Better than: Getting eaten by a halfshark alligator. Hip-hop might seem increasingly shiny and sugar-coated, but the genre's bizarre and shadowy recesses haven't been completely abandoned yet. Eminem ... More >>
Patti Smith, leading the charge as always. Pic by Tracy Ketcher.21st-Annual Tibet House U.S. Benefit Concert Starring The Flaming Lips, the Roots, Taj Mahal, Michael Stipe, etc. Carnegie Hall Thursday, March 3 Better Than: "Auld Lang Syne" "Beauty is power -- violence is weak," we are told ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 3, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 38 Gay Power Comes To Sheridan Square by Lucian Truscott IV Sheridan Square this weekend looked like something from a William Burroughs novel as the sudden specter of "gay power" erected its brazen head and ... More >>
Gaga for Gaga! And that Steve Buscemi—what a character!
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 14, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 26 America in Vietnam: From Here to Nowhere By Michael Harrington As I write, the news is filled with reports on Buddhist demonstrations in Vietnam. Indeed, events are moving so fast that, by the time thi ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 27, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 15 Rolling Stoned with Joyous 'Pornographer' By Stephanie Harrington Ed Sanders: "Fuck You" editor - publisher - printer - conceiver. Fugs founder. Pharoah fancier fantastic. Classicist, cigar store cle ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 7, 1965, Vol. X, No. 51 Dylan in October By Jack Newfield They booed Bob Dylan at Newport in July, they insulted him at Forest Hills in August, but last Friday at Carnegie Hall they screamed for more of his "rock folk" poetry ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesDecember 17, 1964, Vol. X, No. 9LeRoi Jones at Arms: Blues for Mr. WhiteyBy Jack Newfield"Do not understand me too quickly" has been the insistent injunction of Andre Gide and Norman Mailer. It might also be the motto LeRoi Jones inscribes on ... More >>
Meeting Mindy Cohn in Fort Greene. Side trip to Nashville.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesOctober 26, 1961, Vol. VII, No. 1Voice Begins Seventh YearWith this issue, The Village Voice enters its 7th year of publication. Volume I, Number 1 was dated October 26, 1955. The anniversary comes at perhaps an unpropitious moment. Owing to labo ... More >>
Appreciating the rascal writer who started it all
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If there's no iconic image, does an artist's work risk becoming fuzzy in the mind?
A manic-depressive panic attack in the face of profound information overload
Daring to be different, Ang Lee's epic gay romance goes looking for love in the heartland
A gonzo, gear-shifting first feature from Korea confronts an ominous Andromeda strain
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Matthew Derby's Memories of Love
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PEN Forgets Legendary Publisher Barney Rosset
Bringing Poetry Alive on the Bowery
Gary Indiana Talks About Crime, Career, and the Culture of Indifference
The Moldy Peaches Slip You a Roofie
Reverend Billys Consumer Rejection Act
Why Jingles Died and Licensed Pop Rules