Since October of 1955, when Norman Mailer and co. founded The Village Voice as a weekly paper for bros of the leftist pinko persuasion, we've done our dutiful best to preserve every word ever printed in our pages, tucking them away in our vast archival editorial library (pictured above). This summer ... More >>
Multiple sources are telling the Voice that Scientology's International Base in California has experienced stunning new defections -- Roanne Leake, who is L. Ron Hubbard's granddaughter, has "blown" the base, which was her home for more than 20 years. But just as shocking, at about the same time, th ... More >>
Michael T. Kaufman, 1938-2010The world is ringing right now with news of Osama Bin Laden's death, the terrorist mastermind having been killed by the United States almost 10 years after the September 11 attacks he planned. But as an interesting footnote, it's worth pointing out, as FishbowlNY ... More >>
Hugo Douster is all over the place, in terms of both the French DJ's schedule (which in the last week has taken him through Norway, Switzerland, France, and tonight Brooklyn, where he'll kick off his North American tour) and his sound. The traveling helps, as the producer's influences vary fr ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 27, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 24 'Let's Get a Rip Torn Type' by Michael Zwerin If you want to laugh at an actor named Rip Torn, that's your problem. Born Elmore Torn 37 years ago in Temple, Texas, he was nicknamed Rip around the house ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Brooklyn hip-hop boundary-pushers Super Chron Flight Brothers--a.k.a. MCs Billy Woods and Privilege--spit daring, free-associative rhymes reminiscent of vintage Ultramagnetic or first-generation Def ... More >>
Sex, drugs, rock 'n' Apatow
Mikhail "Party Monster" Prokhorov -- the Russian billionaire who now owns the New Jersey Nets -- has had quite a tour of New York over the last week. There was the shot of him, Bloomberg, and Jay-Z quite literally breaking bread over breakfast. There was the talk of renaming the team and the ... More >>
NYC's head has a serious setback on his way to closing schools
The Nobel laureate's final book
Listeners, including this one, miss the fiery To the Point
If the U.N. won't act on its own mandate, then we should use force to combat immutable evil
People around the world who arent our enemies now distrust us as allies
The NYPD has a long-standing reputation for its "excessive" surveillance. Now more than ever.
Victor Varnado is a white black man. And he wants you to crack up about it.
Jihadists Appear to Confound Colonialist Confab
A follower of Martin Luther King and Gandhi in Fidel's custody for 22 more years
Why the black church opposes gay marriage
'Never again,' said secretary general Kofi Annan after Rwanda. Corpses are back.
'What Does Hentoff Know of the Real Cuba?'
British Author Nigel Dennis Gets Lost in the Shuffle
Where Democracy Fails, Terrorism Grows in Sub-Saharan Africa
Holiday Photo Books, Both Extravagant and Accessible
'Our Work Isn't Done. It's Just Begun.'
A Grad Student Mimicked Saddam Over the Airwaves
Far-Right Bush Delegates Ally With Religious Conservatives at UN Conference
Youth Demand Action Outside the World Conference Against Racism
Levar Harper-Griffiths Strategy: Step Onto a Tennis Court When Youre Three Days Old
Treating AIDS Without Money
How HIV Caught Fire in South Africa: Part Two