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The Voice’s Most-Viewed Stories of 2008


The eyeballs have spoken. With just a few days left in 2008, we offer the list of our 10 most-viewed stories of the year.

1. David Mamet: Why I Am No Longer a ‘Brain-Dead Liberal’

The playwright explained why he gave up on “National Palestinian Radio” and embraced the writings of Thomas Sowell and Milton Friedman.

2. Michael Musto as Lindsay Lohan as Marilyn Monroe

Musto proved to the world that a gossip columnist can be a model citizen.

3. The Official Village Voice Election-Season Guide to the Right-Wing Blogosphere

Roy Edroso’s heroic exploration of the land that time should have forgotten.

4. Trash-Talking with Harvey Weinstein

The mogul’s office trash was sitting on the street, so we took a peek.

5. Scientology’s Crushing Defeat

Larry Wollersheim spent more than 16 years trying to get the money Scientology owed him after he successfully proved in court that L. Ron Hubbard’s cabal had harmed him with its “tech.”

6. Iron Chef Boyardee

Robert Sietsema versus the TV show? No contest.

7. The Book of Sarah (Palin)

Wayne Barrett uncorked the big guns and aimed at Alaska.

8. Heath Ledger Peers Into The Abyss in The Dark Knight

Scott Foundas answered the question “What does Batman have to do with the Bush administration?” before it was even asked.

9. Missing in Action: NYPD’s Inaction Over a Missing Black Woman

Sean Gardiner’s heartbreaking saga of a case in which the cops also went missing, with tragic results.

10. WALL-E: Robots in Love

Robert Wilonsky explained how a robot can be cuddly.

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