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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
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 >>