The Village Voice

The Village Voice


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"CBGB’s is not the garden spot of lower Manhattan, and the bar itself is an uneasy oasis. On the left, where the couples are, tables; on the right, where the stragglers, drinkers, and the love-seekers are, a long bar" — James Wolcott, 1975

"Wilson sits at the crossroads between Howard Beach and Brighton Beach, perhaps the only man to be identified by law enforcement officials as a high-level associate of both the Russian Organizatsiya and the Italian La Cosa Nostra." — William Bastone, 1996

"On Election Day in Ohio, a group of church-going people concerned with basic moral values and their nation’s well-being have assembled in the basement of their house of worship to try and help elect a president..." — Tom Robbins@tommy_robb  ), 2004

"With a president in office whom many African Americans view as not only polarizing but also illegitimate, traditional activists have gone to untraditional places in search of allies," — Ta-Nehisi Coates on voting rights, 2004 #fromthearchives 

"Stone and Trump had just been fined $250,000 for Trump’s secret funding of Stone-directed ads blasted by tribal leaders as 'racist.' " — Wayne Barrett on a Roger Stone and Donald Trump scam on Wonderful Indian Tribes, 2004

"In our glib age the stutterer has been considered a kind of contemporary hero, a supposed Honest Man who is unable to gab with the media people.” — Edward Hoagland on pain, torture, and life with a stutter, 1967

"Tuesday afternoon, police and firemen came upon a quantity of live, wired dynamite fashioned into bombs, and announced that the $275,000 townhouse was a 'bomb factory' filled with enough explosives to level the whole block." — @RonRosenbaum1  , 1970

"A man willing to risk his liberty for his beliefs has a claim to air them in. court, and the public can only profit by hearing deeply held convictions." Paul Goodman on the Chicago 7, and Political Trials, 1970

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