Hayao Miyazaki ends a brilliant career on a shameful note
Score one for the phonies
The perennial worst director is gunning for the bastards -- and respect
For one of the most unsettling collector's items available, look no further than the new "Horrors of War" trading card collection. Cards range from "Atomic Bomb" to "Highway of Death," and cover every war from WWII to our current war on terror. You can also buy the signature of Winston Church ... More >>
Andrew Stein, the former City Council president in NYC under Mayor Ed Koch, was sentenced to 500 hours of community service for tax evasion stemming from a Kenneth Starr-assisted Ponzi scheme, but he's been getting off easy. The Daily News reports that Stein, instead of picking up trash or sc ... More >>
The local Fox News television reporter puts it like this: "To survive the worst of the worst -- a Nazi death camp! -- and then 70 years later, you're crossing this little street in Queens and you get struck by a car... Well, that's what happened this morning." Basically. Ilonko Krauss was hit ... More >>
Please fasten your seatbelts. Enturbulation ahead.What a fun week it's been for Scientology watchers! With just a few hours before the weekend starts, let's take a look at who impressed us the most with their comments, both for and against L. Ron Hubbard's wacky cabal! First, on the anti sid ... More >>
For our scheduled interview! He's doing public service announcements urging people to apply for social security benefits online--but before we went there, I had to tell him I loved his sardonic Spider-Man audition video that's making the rounds. "It's amazing how quickly things can go vira ... More >>
Seventeen people -- including six employees at a nonprofit that arranged reparations to Jewish victims of Nazi persecution -- stole more than $42 million from the Holocaust survivors' fund by submitting and processing bogus claims for relief, federal prosecutors announced today.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 26, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 9 Films in Focus by Andrew Sarris "PATTON" seems disquieting to many critics simply for sticking to its subject without any undue second-guessing. A right-wing movie might have chuckled over the Allied d ... More >>
A man, his gasifier, and his truckA New York state man is taking his wood-powered pickup truck on a road trip to generate funding for research into wood gasification (bet you never heard of that!). Rick Bates, a grad student at the State University College of Environmental Science and Forestr ... More >>
Pope Benedict XVI is considering clearing the way for the beatification (a sort of pre-certification for sainthood) of Pope Pius XII, who held the Throne of Peter from 1939 to 1958. But Benedict indicates he is not unaware that "in recent years, when Pius XII is spoken of, attention is concentrated ... More >>
The fashion industry is obsessed with greenthe color of military uniforms, army fatigues, and the scads of money it will cost you to buy next fall's designs
Anxiety, play, and imagination in ample evidence
'Not for inciting hatred, but for learning lessons from history'
Iraq is a big war, perhaps even a Great Warbut it does not feel that way.
The whole megillah: Crossing the globe, Jewish films examine immigration and identity
How Michelle Malkin learned to stop worrying and defend the internment
Saddam's Army Could Be a 'Nest of Vipers'
Painting in the Wake of the A-Bomb
From the Irv Rubin Bust to the Stern Gang: The Rich History of Jewish Terrorism
Hollywood Revises History, Joins the Good Fight
Mastering the Art of War
An unsentimental journey through Yuri Kapralov's Lower East Side